By Rama Gaind.
How good is it to be able to support tourism operators and communities around Australia by planning and booking a domestic holiday following the enforced COVID-19 hiatus.
Australia has an abundance of unique experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes. There’s a well-known vibrancy in the natural beauty of destinations, and don’t forget to seek out the history and culture of each place as well. There’s plenty on offer to inspire your future travel plans so, go on, take a look around and let yourself dream – and live – all the possibilities!
Discover the best of Australia. Meet the Great Barrier Reef’s great eight, take 10 of Australia’s most iconic road trips, experience Australia’s best glamping experiences, discover Sydney’s hidden gems, experience Aboriginal culture in Melbourne or bring joy to your day with visiting adorable wildlife.
The ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign by Tourism Australia not only encouraged Aussies to travel across domestic borders, it also offered a veritable feast of destination choices.
Why not give a gift of unforgettable memories and opt for the 12 days of Christmas gifting. The Gift of Christmas campaign provides holidays not wrapped in paper, but one with forever memories. They may not be something you can hold, but you will feel the impact of the experience as you will be able to stay somewhere spectacular, have a thrilling adventure and taste delectable cuisine.
There are endless travel experiences your loved ones are sure to cherish, not only giving family and friends the chance to create new memories, but also support Australia’s tourism industry.
Check out Tourism Australia’s reimagined 12 days of Christmas great gift ideas.
Rooms for sleeping: wherever you travel in Australia, you’re sure to find a stylish stay just as epic as the destination itself. Treat your loved one to an exciting escape at one of the country’s trendiest hotels.
Paths for hiking: a guided hike is the complete package for outdoor adventurers – stress-free planning, epic wilderness and the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Who wouldn’t put that on their Christmas list?
Meals worth booking: Australian cuisine is innovative and inviting, with flavours you’ll remember long after you leave the restaurant. If you’ve got a foodie in your life, a modern meal in a beautiful restaurant is the perfect gift.
Wines for tasting: from blending your own wine at d’Arenberg to a unique wine and fly fishing experience at Josef Chromy, Australia’s vineyards offer much more than your standard cellar door.
Tours with purpose: make your next holiday more than a holiday. From helping bushfire recovery to learning from Australia’s traditional owners, your getaway can be both meaningful and memorable.
Swims with sea life: it’s not just iconic furry friends that put Australia on the wildlife map. Dive into our turquoise waters and you’ll discover creatures you’ve only dreamt of.
Skies for soaring: Australia is home to abundant vivid landscapes, but take to our pastel skies and you’ll gain a whole new perspective of the land. Book a luxury air tour for an unforgettable aerial experience.
Days of bliss: after a tough year, we could all use a little “me time.” So what better gift than the feeling of ultimate relaxation? Stretch out at one of Australia’s most beautiful yoga retreats and feel your worries drift away.
Secluded stays: Australia has no shortage of spectacular secluded stays. If you’ve got a friend who could do with a little less tech and a little more nature, make Christmas extra special with the gift of an off-grid getaway.
Aussie gems: some of Australia’s destinations are iconic — but even icons have hidden adventures. You could climb the entirety of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore caves near Uluru or swim through a museum … that’s underwater.
Family trips: there’s no better gift than time spent with family. Whether you watch your kids uncover the magic of Kakadu or dive into the culture of Canberra, you’ll make memories that’ll last a lifetime.
A koala in a gum tree: there are some things in life you’ll never forget and hugging a koala is one of them. So give the gift of a koala cuddle near the Gold Coast, near Adelaide and even on the Sunshine Coast.
Give the gift of unforgettable memories! That’s when you will agree with Dr. Seuss: “Oh, the places you’ll go.”