Escape the city and head away on a carefree holiday to soak up some summer sunshine! Pack a summer capsule wardrobe, slip into a sarong, slap on the 30+ and enjoy these summer holiday destinations for sun seekers…
From romantic getaways to holidays with kids, we’ve got you covered with Alluxia’s summer holiday edit:
A beach holiday is always a great idea, but if you’re keen to escape the crowds, head out of town and retreat to Elements of Byron. This new resort is winning plenty of accolades, particularly for its incredible pool with overwater swinging chairs you just won’t want to leave. Cocktails by the pool anyone?
Head to Port Stephens for great bushwalking and outdoor activities or water sports such as parasailing, diving, surfing, sailing, fishing, snorkeling or sand boarding. Stay at Anchorage Port Stephens in nautical luxe surrounds and hop on a boat straight from your door.
Health & Wellbeing Retreat
After festive season indulgences, kickstart the new year with a positive approach to your health and wellbeing. While there are many health retreats to choose from, Gaia Retreat is amongst the best for easing you into a healthy lifestyle with daily yoga, incredible organic gourmet food and they’ll even let you have a cheeky coffee or wine if you just can’t quite do without.
Food & Wine Haven
Australia is blessed with plenty of award winning wine regions on our doorstep. Whether you choose the Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale, Mornington Peninsula, Margaret River you’re bound to discover some boutique wineries and enjoy a memorable wine weekend. For the ultimate wine escape, stay at The Louise in the magnificent Barossa Valley and dine onsite at Appellation indulging in their degustation menu with matched wines or arrange to meet a local winemaker.
Family Friendly with little kids
If you’re travelling with little ones, choose self-catering accommodation so you can relax with plenty of space and cook meals. Fraser Coast is a great value family destination with great beaches, activities and a free waterpark. Stay in the centre of town at Aqua Luxury Apartments boasting a rooftop pool and ground level restaurant, so there’s no need to venture far.
Family Friendly with big kids
The Gold Coast is always a great choice for family fun in the sun and Burleigh Heads is so hot right now! Big kids will love the beaches for swimming and surfing and you can literally check the surf from your room at Bujerum Apartments. The local Burleigh community is great too, with plenty of fun eating spots like Justins Lane for the perfect pizza dinner after a day at the beach.
Gather your girlfriends and head away for some quality time with your besties. Escape the city and head to the Hunter Valley, with The Vintry a great choice for a group of friends. Sit around the 100-year-old dining table and share great food and brilliant local wine. Spend the day wine tasting at cellar doors and indulge in dinner at one of the Hunter’s finest restaurants such as Muse Kitchen.
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