Want to travel differently? An over-60s community trip could be the way to go

Aug 16, 2020
You could travel with like-minded over-60s on a community trip to different parts of the country. Source: Getty

Are you planning your holidays for late 2020 and into 2021? Do you want to travel differently this time around? Perhaps a community tour could be just the thing for you!

Each year Travel at 60 organises dozens of trips to some of the most beautiful and fascinating parts of the country and, better yet, they’re dedicated solely to the over-60 community. You could soak up the sunshine on the Gold Coast, show off your lawn bowls skills on Kangaroo Island or venture to the Queensland outback.

We even have some community cruises planned for next year, including voyages to the Great Barrier Reef and gorgeous Tassie. If this sounds like your kind of holiday, we’ve pulled together some of the favourite community trips currently available for this year and into 2021.

Gold Coast getaway

This brand new adventure will take you to the gorgeous Gold Coast, where you’ll spend seven nights and eight days exploring the gorgeous region. The holiday begins in Brisbane before heading south to Coolangatta. The following days you’ll explore many glorious places including Rainbow Bay, Kingscliff and Surfers Paradise.

The Gold Coast has everything you could want from sandy beaches, to excellent shopping and delicious food. Source: Getty

You’ll see beautiful stretches of sandy white beaches and sparkling water, lush rainforests and even visit the award-winning Cedar Creek Winery in the heart of Mount Tamborine. As part of the holiday you’ll also be treated to breakfast and dinner daily, plus some lunches and morning teas.

Kangaroo Island lawn bowls trip

Do you love a good game of lawn bowls? Well you can combine your hobby with a holiday to Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia. Next year, the Travel at 60 community is heading to the beautiful part of the country for a quick and easy four-night adventure.

As part of your trip to Kangaroo Island you’ll visit Seal Bay and see the large colony of sea lions. Source: Getty

As part of the getaway you can take part in two social games of lawn bowls with locals. But, that’s not all. You’ll also get to explore the island, with trips to the famous Remarkable Rocks, Seal Bay where there’s a large population of sea lions and to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery.

The tour is set to depart next year in March, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare and plan ahead for the adventure.

Queensland outback adventure

When someone says they’re taking a holiday in Queensland, you probably think of the stunning beaches and lush rainforests. But, there’s another part of the state which is great to explore – the outback! And next year there’s a community tour which is set to explore that region.

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The contrast between the red dirt and the sparkling blue sky will amaze you.

In June over-60s will travel through the Queensland outback to Cameron Corner – where Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia meet. The landscapes are stunning and the region’s history is an important part of Australia’s story. Along the 14-night getaway you’ll experience the true beauty of the area and visit some of the iconic attractions dotted throughout, including the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, the historic Noccundra Hotel in Nockatunga, the Birdsville Racetrack and much more.

The tour includes all accommodation (including a trip on the Spirit of the Outback from Longreach to Brisbane), select meals and sightseeing adventures.

Australia’s gardening cruise

While there’s many on land community tours on offer through Travel at 60, you can’t forget the cruise trips. And next year, there’s an exciting and quite unique experience available. Setting sail in March, the inaugural gardening voyage offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge your love of gardening while enjoying a summer cruise on the iconic Queen Elizabeth in Australia’s southern waters.

You’ll journey from Sydney down to Tasssie and back again on the Queen Elizabeth.

The cruise departs from Sydney and heads south to Tasmania and back again. But along the way you’ll enjoy talks from 10 special garden experts including Graham Ross, Jamie Durie and Julia Zaetta.

As for the food, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurants, while afternoon tea is served in the Queens Room, which includes finger sandwiches, scones and pastries. Then when the sun goes down there’s plenty of entertainment choices to keep you occupied.

Great Barrier Reef escape

If you missed out on your Queensland this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, then perhaps it’s time to start planning your getaway for next year. And what better way to soak up the sunshine and experience the beauty of the state than with a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef.

As part of your cruise adventure you’ll get to explore the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Source: Getty

Travel at 60 has plenty of deals on offer to the Sunshine State, but there’s one 10-night cruise which is sure to grab your attention. The trip is dedicated to the incredible Great Barrier Reef, with three ports from which you can explore the pristine reef, coral cays and tropical islands.

There’s different rooms to choose from to suit everyone’s tastes, including ocean view and balcony rooms. But, no matter where you choose to rest your head at night, you’re bound to have a fantastic time exploring the Great Barrier Reef with fellow over-60s.

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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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