Don’t miss these hot holiday deals! Explore Australia by land, river or air

Aug 21, 2020
Travel on the Great Southern, journey down the Murray River or see Queensland from the air. Source: Getty

Whether you’ve got a lot of money to spend on a lavish getaway, or a strict budget to stick to, there’s an Aussie adventure for you! If you’re able to travel, Travel at 60 has you covered, with adventures in your state or territory for later this year, and into 2021 for those who like to plan ahead.

Each week there’s new “hot deals” in the mix, including exclusive offers that aren’t available anywhere else. Want something relaxing? There’s currently 25 per cent off select Murray River cruises onboard the iconic PS Murray Princess. Just imagine cruising down the river, listening to the birds chirping and the sun shining down on you – it sounds like a dream.

Or, check out the Gardens, Mountains and Canberra’s National Treasures tour just for community members – that’s another exclusive. For something really special, there’s also the incredible three-day Outback and Reef Air Safari, where you can see the best of Queensland onboard a round-trip charter flight from the Gold Coast.

If that has you excited, then read on. We’ve compiled this week’s best deals. But, get in quick because the sales won’t last forever.

Journey to Canberra and the Blue Mountains

Indulge your inner gardener or historian and join a group of like-minded 60-pluses for five days of effortless fun, visiting Canberra and the beautiful Blue Mountains. This new Travel at 60 community tour is the perfect way to explore the natural wonders and exciting holiday attractions of the nation’s capital and the gorgeous surrounding region.

You’ll venture through the Blue Mountains on this incredible holiday. Source: Getty

You can take in all the highlights of Canberra on this special trip, with visits to the beautiful Cockington Green and the National Arboretum, and be educated with tours of Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial.

On the way back to Sydney you’ll get to take the scenic route to explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Stretching over one million acres, it’s a mix of rainforest, pristine bushland and dramatic cliffs. You’ll see the Three Sisters and spend time in the quaint mountainside village of Leura.

Take flight on a small-group air safari

You’ve likely traversed a lot of Australia by land with a caravan in tow, and perhaps even by sea on a cruise around the coast, but have you considered a flying adventure? You can enjoy an exciting adventure to the Queensland outback and Great Barrier Reef on an air safari.

View the incredible Queensland outback by air.

That’s right, you could explore the best of Queensland’s backyard on a three-day, two-night holiday departing from the Gold Coast, and flying west over 2,000 kilometres throughout the outback to Charleville, Birdsville and Longreach. On this incredible holiday you can enjoy a traditional Aussie pub meal at the iconic Birdsville Hotel, explore the wide collection of aircraft at the Qantas Founders Museum, and finally swap your boots for reef shoes and discover the southern Great Barrier Reef at the beautiful Lady Elliot Island.

If you want, you can extend your holiday and spend a night on Lady Elliot Island (additional charge applies). It’s certainly worth the extra dollars, with opportunities to see manta rays and turtles which call the island home.

Relax on a Murray River cruise

Sure, adventurous holidays are great but sometimes you just need to sit back, relax and let those worries disappear. And what better way to do just that, than with a cruise down the Murray River? Travel at 60 has exclusive deals on offer, with savings of up to 25 per cent on trips aboard the iconic PS Murray Princess for this year.

A trip onboard the iconic Murray Princess is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Source: Getty

You could enjoy a three, four or seven night cruise along the river in South Australia. Each trip is a little different depending on how long you spend aboard the Murray Princess, but all trips depart from the small town of Mannum and venture down the river to other nearby townships.

The Murray Princess itself is spectacular. It’s the largest inland paddle-wheeler in the southern hemisphere and caters for just 120 passengers. Inside, the lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action and the upper and lower areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahogany style spiral staircase.

Travel on Australia’s newest rail journey

The Ghan and the Indian Pacific are perhaps the most well-known train journeys in the Land Down Under. But, have you heard of the Great Southern? Each year it ventures down the east coast from Brisbane to Adelaide (or vice versa), winding its way through the beachside town of Coffs Harbour, the Grampians and Canberra.

The Great Southern travels from Brisbane to Adelaide, and vice versa.

Travel at 60 has different adventures onboard the Great Southern available for this summer, including five and six night journeys. And currently, you can also receive three nights accommodation in either Adelaide or Brisbane when you book through Travel at 60. Cabins are limited though, so don’t waste any time booking your holiday!

Sue's sassy!

She became a member of Starts at 60 and got access to amazing travel deals, free masterclasses, exclusive news and features and hot member discounts!

And she entered to win a $10K trip for four people to Norfolk Island in 2021. Join now, it’s free to become a member. Members get more.


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