What’s the best holiday you’ve been on? 6



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Just thinking about your best holiday experience can bring back some great memories. Whether it was a local trip or a big overseas adventure, we all have that one holiday we love to remember. What was the best holiday you’ve been on? Why was it so great?

We asked our community to share some of the best travel stories and here is what they said:

Noela explained, “my best holiday was a cruise to New Zealand. 2 weeks of being totally spoilt, no packing and unpacking every day. Just move into your cabin, unpack, then everything is done by the house staff. Fantastic fun for the kidlets, in the (usually 3) age group activity centres, adults have so many activities for day and night, as well as, fantastic meals. On port calls, lots of off ship activities, if you want. Or you can just relax and unwind, chill out in a deck chair, or similar”.

Another community member, Susan, shared her travel experiences and it goes to show you don’t have to travel far to have the best time! She said “out back Australia in our Toyota 80 series. It was the best three months ever! And I have travelled the world.many times”.

Finally, sometimes your best holiday doesn’t need to be completely planned out. Judy explain that her best holiday was a trip to Japan and they didn’t even use a tour company. “We got the lonely planet guide, worked out what we wanted to see and do. We used the trains, subway and the odd bus. Had nearly 2 weeks there and stayed in a business mans hotel chain that put on a breakfast every morning. Bonus was that they also had a laundry with coin operated washers and dryers. Tours companies did not go to the places we wanted to see or do”.

Top 10 international destinations for Australian travellers in 2015:

  1. Bali
  2. New York
  3. Singapore
  4. Phuket
  5. London
  6. Honolulu
  7. Bangkok
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Tokyo
  10. Las Vegas

Tell us about your best holiday in the comments below! We’d love to hear about it.


Starts at 60 Writers

The Starts at 60 writers team seek out interesting topics and write them especially for you.

  1. 43 years ago a 4 month honeymoon in Europe haven’t forgotten any of it and it has inspired all other trips

  2. 43 years ago a 4 month honeymoon in Europe haven’t forgotten any of it and it has inspired all other trips

  3. My best holiday is always my next one. I research and read everything I can lay my hands on, to make sure I am not going to miss anything. Preparing for my next holiday is just as fulfilling as the trip itself.

  4. My daughter and I have just had 10 days in Tasmania driving ,ourselves ,me on a walker. I had been twice before and wanted my daughter to see the beauty of the island. At every turn there is a different scene its beauty is breathtaking and its people so friendly. The tours that we went on were so informative,its history so sad but to see what has been made into a tourists paradise is amazing. As I said I had been twice before and even now there is more I would have liked to see. It has been made friendly for the disabled and I walked in places that I thought I never could. The Zoos and animal parks were great especially the one just out of Launceston. We were welcomed there at 9.a.m. like royalty and I must admit it was a good time before the young children are let loose during school holidays.Yes you could say its the “Serenity” of the place but lots more to do as well. Thanks Tassie for a wonderful 10 days

  5. Mexico!

    Spent two weeks as guest of a Parliamentarian & his wife, at their mansion on 5 acres in the middle of the City.
    They took me all over the place, to different cities, & of course, all the ancient sites.
    I met the Artists, Writers, Poets at that time. Attended fashionable parties’ & nightspots.
    Saw all the magnificent art works, Museums, handcrafts including silverware.

    Had a chaffeur driven car at my disposal, & could go horseback-riding on Carlos’ beautiful Black Andalusian anytime.

    It was a holiday of a lifetime, & one I remember with great fondness, & enjoyment.

  6. I work for Qantas Domestic, so I have been on many great holidays over the yrs, such as riding on a push bike from one side of Canada to the other for charity-driving a car from Durban to Cape Town in South Africa and then treking up Table Mountain- treking in the Himalayas to Anna Purna Sactuary. But the best holiday as an Australian was the trip that I did last yr.
    Flew with Qantas to Dubai and then Emirates to Venice with Australian Military Tours, before boarding a ship to Turkey for The 100th. Anniversary Celebrations for Galipoli. It was so special to be there remembering the great ultimate sacrifice by so many who were so young. And the Turkish people were absolutely wonderful and welcoming.

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