Where are the best places to travel in the summer?
The Gold Coast is an incredibly popular destination that has something for everyone who books summer holiday packages to this Queensland city. There are dozens of beaches and excellent surfing, amusement parks that are fun for kids and kids-at-heart, plenty of shopping and nightlife options, and access to nature in Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park. Have a look at a calendar of events when booking your summer accommodation and flight packages as there are often exciting things on. Summer is the most popular time to visit the Gold Coast so try to lock in your summer hotel and accommodation well in advance.
Australia’s Apple Isle has the perfect blend of national parks, beaches, and cities to enjoy while holidaying on summer packages. Take some time to explore the various national parks around Tasmania, including Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and Freycinet National Park. There are many different beaches to visit around Tasmania, with some of the best being the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay. Take in the cultural side to Tasmania in Hobart or Launceston where you can visit some excellent museums, markets, shops, and restaurants. The Bridestowe Lavender Estate is another attraction you can enjoy by booking summer holiday packages. The lavender fields bloom between December and mid-February.
Great Ocean Road
Take a summer road trip with summer accommodation and flight packages to Great Ocean Road. It stretches for 664 kilometres in coastal Victoria and often makes the list of most scenic drives in the world. There are many different beaches and natural landmarks to see along the way, and there’s a good chance you’ll spot a koala or two. Top places to visit along Great Ocean Road include Bells Beach, Great Otway National Park, the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Bay of Islands. Book your summer packages with flights into Melbourne, then hire a car with Webjet to pick up after you land.
Margaret River is the perfect spot to visit when booking summer holiday packages to Western Australia. There are more than 200 kilometres of coastline between Busselton and Augusta, so you’ll have dozens of different beaches to choose from. Vineyard-hopping is another activity to enjoy while staying at a summer hotel and accommodation in Margaret River. The region is home to about 215 vineyards, and travellers holidaying on summer packages can visit many of them for tastings. Would like to do some hiking as well while visiting Margaret River? Complete a small portion of the 140-kilometre Cape to Cape track that stretches from Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.
New Zealand is teeming with nice places to visit on summer holiday packages, and Hawke’s Bay is one of the top choices. The region is located on the east coast of the North Island, and Napier is its main city. Hawke’s Bay is particularly known for its long stretches of beach where travellers can surf and enjoy other water sports. Wine is another draw to the region, and there are more than 100 wineries dotted around Hawke’s Bay. There are a wide variety of summer hotels and accommodations around Hawke’s Bay, some in the fun Art Deco-style Napier and others in the quaint coastal towns bordering the bay.
Are you interested in heading to Asia on summer accommodation and flight packages? Thailand is a good option as the Australian summertime coincides with the Thai dry season. Temperatures are hot across the country, but the lack of rain and humidity mean you can spend your days outside comfortably. There are many exciting places to consider when booking summer packages to Thailand. Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands are best for beaches, Chiang Mai is excellent for mountains and countryside, and Bangkok is a vibrant hub of history, nightlife, and delicious food.
Like Thailand, the Philippines has its dry season during the Australian summer. Head there on summer holiday packages to fully enjoy outdoor activities without having to worry much about humidity or rain. The Philippines is made up of around 7,100 islands, so there are a lot of beautiful and diverse places to discover while holidaying on summer packages. Spend time on the beaches of Boracay and Palawan, take in Spanish colonial history around Manila’s Intramuros neighbourhood, go snorkelling or diving at the Tubbataha Reef, and chase down waterfalls like Pagsanjan Falls and Tinago Falls.