Travel destinations to live out your literary fantasy

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Books are an incredible way to immerse yourself in the wonders of the world, they hold the unique ability to transport you through time and space, making readers fall in love with places they’ve never been to.

If you love to get lost in your favourite books, exploring the wonders that words fill your imagination with, we have compiled a list of the top travel destinations to bring the pages from your favourite novels to life.

With these incredible destinations, you can wander through the meadows on Prince Edward Island, envision life through the loveable eyes of Anne of Green Gables, or explore your own backyard and soak up the Kimberly Sun.  

Kimberly Sun

Fans of Di Morrissey’s Kimberly Sun will love this 10-night tour through Australia’s rugged wilderness. Tick the unique red sands of the outback off your bucket list and have an adventure to rival beloved character Lily Barton’s life-changing move to the Kimberly. 

Enjoy the stunning sunset on a group camel ride along the beach. Source: Getty

Uncover the secrets of the Kimberly and recreate your own story of friendship, creating “unbreakable ties” on this over-60s community holiday, where you’ll meet like-minded travellers as you journey from Broome to Darwin.

On this spectacular outback tour, you’ll explore nature’s delights as you cruise through the Danggu (Geikie) Gorge where you’ll spot a croc or two.

Other highlights include immersing yourself in the rich Indigenous history of the sacred land, camel rides along the beach and enjoying the vibrant colours of sunset and sunrise while glamping at the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Storm Boy

Feel the emotions of Colin Thiele’s Storm Boy as you cruise along the Mighty Murray River on a historical paddlewheeler. 

With no shortage of wildlife on this leisurely 8-night adventure, travellers might just get the chance to form their own special bond with the beauty and nature of South Australia. 

Join like-minded over 60s on the PS Murray Princess vessel where you’ll spend a week onboard the incredible paddlewheeler, exploring the river birdlife, taking part in a guided nature walk and fully immersing yourself in the beauty and history of the river.

Take in the beautiful scenery South Australia has to offer while cruising along the Murray River. Source: Getty

On this tour, you’ll cruise through the ever-changing, stunning landscape that the South Australian outback offers, from prehistoric gorges, and red gum forests to jaw-dropping sandstone cliffs.

Lord of the Rings

Hop across the ditch to New Zealand and live like one of J.R.R Tolkien’s Hobbits from perhaps the most famous fantasy epic, Lord of the Rings.

On this fully escorted tour across the North and South Islands, you’ll be given the opportunity to see words come to life as you wander through Tolkien’s bookish town of Hobbiton, and although you might desire to pack your second breakfast, lunch will be provided.

Visit the enchanting town of Hobbiton and live how the hobbits did in Lord of the Rings. Source: Getty

This 12-night tour starting in Auckland and ending in Queenstown comes jam-packed with inclusions. You’ll experience the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, take a dip in thermal mud pools and geysers, and participate in a traditional Māori Hāngi and concert.

A significant highlight of this holiday is a 3-day Gold Pass to the 2023 Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, including entry to the Knights of the Sky WWI Exhibition, a souvenir cap, a bottle of Marlborough Wine, and more.

The Fever Tree

Fans of historical fiction have the opportunity to dive into Jennifer McVeigh’s action-packed romance The Fever Tree and experience the world that South Africa has to offer.

Treat yourself to a girl’s trip on this ladies-only tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Just as McVeigh’s character Frances Irvine became entangled in a love triangle, you’ll be given the opportunity to create life-changing friendships with your fellow like-minded travel companions.

Not only will you experience beautiful scenery, you will also witness an abundance of wildlife around you. Source: Getty 

Holidaymakers will be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the “World in one country”, seeing the Big 5 in the wild at the renowned Kruger National Park and travelling by luxury coach through St Lucia, the Drakensberg Mountains and many more breathtaking landscapes. As they say, adventures are always best shared.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Allow the brilliant diversity, culture and heritage that India has to offer, to immerse you into the life and journey of Deborah Moggach’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Just as Moggach’s rag-tag group of strangers discover a newfound meaning of “life and love” in the eccentric country, this all-inclusive tour will find you appreciating the beauty of life.

Visit the iconic Taj Mahal and appreciate its beauty. Source: Getty

Let the inspiration and the majesty of the Taj Mahal wash over you at sunset and explore other architectural wonders of the ancient history the land has to offer. Perhaps you’ll even see a Bengal tiger as you wander through the Ranthambore National Park. 

This 12-night holiday is perfect for those book-loving soul-searchers looking for a spiritual experience in one of the seven wonders of the world. 


Allow yourself to be swept away in the enchanting villages of Cornwall, where Winston Graham’s delightful Poldark series is set. 

Experience Cornwall’s clear waters and stunning countryside. Source: Getty

Just as charming as Graham’s character, Ross Poldark, the windswept maritime towns will leave you captivated by the rich history Southwest England has to offer as you lose yourself in the wild coastlines. 

Soak up the rich medieval history of the church and castle at St Michael’s Mount and dine on culinary delights throughout the region on this 7-night small group tour that starts and ends in London. 

Death on the Nile

If you loved Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, then this cruise along the Nile is perfect for you.

If you haven’t already seen them, the pyramids are a classic, must-do sight to see when you visit Egypt. Source: Getty

Bring along a copy of your book on this ladies-only tour of Egypt, and feel the thrill of the story as you coast by ancient ruins and visit the last wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza. 

Discover Luxor and Cairo, as well as the mythical temples of Karnack, Kom-Ombo, Isis and much more on this remarkable 8-night holiday.’

Anne of Green Gables 

Look at life through the romantic lens of L. M. Montgomery’s beloved character, Anne of Green Gables on this scenic cruise of New England and Canada. 

Immerse yourself into the magnificent view at Prince Edward Island. Source: Pixabay

This 10-night holiday will immerse you in the magnificent beauty of Montgomery’s storytelling as you call into the port of Prince Edward Island.

This cruise includes decadent dining experiences aboard the cruise ship and when you disembark to explore your new destination, you’ll have the opportunity to treat your taste buds when you wander the streets of Boston, Bar Harbor and the french-influenced Quebec City.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Explore the setting of Arthur Golden’s epic tale of the arts of geisha in Memoirs of a Geisha on this roundtrip cruise through Japan

With the perks of only having to unpack once when you settle into your cruise cabin, this picturesque 14-night cruise will reinvigorate your senses as you discover Japan’s beautiful Cherry Blossom season and immerse yourself in the rich culture that each city holds. 

Beginning and ending in Tokyo, this majestic holiday includes a stop-over in South Korea. 

Capture the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossoms – a pop of colour in such a beautiful country. Source: Getty

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