Group tours: See the world and make new friends

A Travel at 60 group tour at Moreton Island in 2022, enjoying the company of new over-60s friends on an exciting island adventure.

When you think of group holidays, many people picture younger kids out partying in different cities, but what about holidays that cater to the more mature demographic? Introducing Travel at 60 group tours – similar to your Contiki holidays, but designed for those young at heart.

If you like the idea of travelling with like-minded individuals on a fun and memorable holiday where all the planning has been done for you, then Travel at 60’s group tours are worth considering! Group tours are all about bringing the community together while exploring new destinations and faces. Gather some friends, or make some new ones along the way as you travel to new destinations around Australia on unique holidays, designed for those over 60 in mind. 

From a journey on the historic Paddlewheeler along the Murray River in South Australia to animal and dinosaur expeditions in the Outback, the hardest part about group tours is choosing which one! 

The benefits of a group tour

What sets Travel at 60’s group tours apart from your ordinary packaged holiday is the fact that you get to travel with a group of like-minded people who are also over 60. Given the holidays are usually themed, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fellow travellers will also have an interest in the theme chosen.

Travel is a wondrous thing – but you know what’s better? Getting to experience it with like-minded people! Image source: Travel at 60 group holiday at K’gari (Fraser Island).

Whether you are travelling with friends, or alone, group tours is a great way for solo travellers to feel safe and secure as they have the opportunity to travel in a group with others.

No matter how you like to holiday, the biggest benefit of travelling on a Travel at 60 group tour is that all the planning has been done for you, so all you have to do is pack your bags, and let the team take care of the rest.

Click here to explore all the community trips on offer, or read on to explore some of the most popular group tours you can look forward to in 2023:

Watch tiny hatchings emerge from their sandy nests

Are you a nature lover who wants to have a short getaway with other over 60s? Then this is the perfect holiday for you

Hop aboard a Tilt Train for an easy journey from Brisbane to Bundaberg, take in the scenery of the Glasshouse Mountains and Sunshine Coast hinterland and see turtles at Mon Repos. Depending on the time of year you travel, you can have a serene experience along the beach watching the beautiful creatures lay their eggs (Nov-Jan), or see the exciting event of the hatchlings entering life and making their way to the water (Jan-Mar). 

Witness the beauty of turtle hatchlings making their way to the water. Source: Getty Images

But that’s not all Bundaberg has to offer; this community holiday includes a guided tour of the towns famed Rum Distillery, a trip to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and a visit to the Macadamia Australia farm where you’ll enjoy a light lunch.

For just $920, this short escape includes 3-nights at the centrally located Villa Mirasol, dinner and dessert plus coach transfers to and from the included destinations. But hurry – spots are filling up quickly for the upcoming turtle hatching season where you have the opportunity to watch these tiny hatchings emerge from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach and into the sea.

Journey back in time to the 1970s

Pull on those bell bottoms, turn up the disco music, put on your grooviest outfit and get ready to celebrate all things 1970s in Batemans Bay.

This much loved themed getaway by Travel at 60 is back for another year, and this time the troops are heading to the quaint coastal town of Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW.

Read more: Back to the 60s: A blast from the past with groovy fun on a Community Holiday

Taking place over three nights from the 18th of May until the 21st of May, you’ll explore the beautiful Eurobodalla region by day and unwind by night with some 1970s-themed fun. Highlights of the trip include a welcome BBQ, where you can get to know your fellow travellers, an interactive Game Show trivia night, and of course, an epic disco night complete with a DJ and dance floor.

Dress up in your favourite 70s outfit for a disco night. Source: Starts at 60

Prices start from just $1,255 per person for an inclusive three nights of memorable fun.

Immerse yourself with bursting blooms

This one’s for all the gardening enthusiasts. This community holiday is not only an easy way to meet fellow gardeners and flower lovers, but it’s the perfect way to experience the beauty at Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show. 

In what’s described as “a celebration of lifestyle and our great outdoors”, this event held at the charming, heritage listed site of Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, is the largest floral and garden event in the Southern Hemisphere.

From just $899, this 4-night community holiday includes a welcome 2-course dinner at the 3.5-star Mercure Welcome Melbourne, which is also where you’ll stay and enjoy a daily breakfast buffet. Other holiday highlights include a tour of Werribee Park Mansion where you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch, a tour of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and a trip to Victoria’s State Rose Garden. 

For more community holidays in 2023 and beyond across the country, click here to explore more.

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