The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter! As we slowly creep closer to winter, the warm-hearted among will start fretting the cold change.

A recent survey(1) of Australians found that Aussies experience the winter blues with behavioural and mood changes. 63% of Australians admit to ‘feeling more down’ and 45% said they were more ‘irritated’ during winter. Unsurprisingly, Queenslanders were affected by the winter blues the least, with only 38% admitting to a decline in mood. So for Aussies, a change of scenery over winter will be the key to happiness.

WorldVentures markets the popular DreamTrips holidays that attract thousands of Aussie travellers every year for fun, freedom and life fulfilment.

Australian DreamTrips

With winter temperatures in Queensland and Perth said to range from the early to mid-20 degrees Celsius, it’s no wonder more Aussies are choosing staycations over winter to discover more of their own backyard. For Australian winter getaways, DreamTrips has you covered.

Picturesque Perth & the Pinnacles

The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter!

2-5 June 2017

3 Nights

https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au3400/perth-westernaustralia-australia

Venture to Western Australia and explore The Pinnacles, one of the state’s best kept secrets. Travel out of the city and up the coastline to scenic Nambung National Park and along the way, enjoy the scenery as you pass through Joondalup city and the countryside. At the Nambung National Park, walk the trail to the lookout and view the thousands of limestone, pillar-like structures known as The Pinnacles and learn more about this desert park, including native wildlife and plants at the interpretive Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. The whole family will be entertained on the trip back to Perth with a stop in the town of Cervantes where you will take to the sand dunes — some of the largest in Western Australia — in a 4-wheel drive vehicle! The more adventurous can even try sandboarding down the dunes.

Gold Coast Adventures

The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter!

20-25 June 2017

5 Nights

https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au9816/goldcoast-queensland-australia

Indulge in sun, surf and sand when you visit Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast on this Australian DreamTrip. Surfers Paradise is a haven for beach lovers from around the world, thanks to its sandy shorelines, invitingly warm waters and walkways dotted with eateries and nightclubs.

Take an exhilarating jet-boat ride along the scenic Broadwater estuary and then head to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to wander through open animal enclosures, feed kangaroos and get up close to koalas. See the bird show that features an Australian pelican and colourful parrots, or tour the sanctuary on a miniature train. Also enjoy a full-day visit to Wet’n’Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World® which offers the world’s 1st “Arkham Asylum”- a themed ride that gives you a thrilling 360-degree virtual reality experience.

Play and Relax on Whitehaven Beach

The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter!

25-29 June 2017

4 Nights

https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706au4779/hamiltonisland-queensland-australia

Experience the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this DreamTrip to Hamilton Island, Australia. Board a luxury catamaran and cruise in air-conditioned comfort through the scenic Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach. At this world-famous destination, you can join in family-friendly beach activities, simply relax on the sand and go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea. After finding your perfect spot on the beach, take in the magnificent scenery while enjoying a picnic lunch. For more breathtaking views, you can set out on a forested hike to the lookout at Tongue Point, just across Hill Inlet at Whitehaven’s northern end — marvel at the unbeatable panorama of the inlet and beach, and the peaks of surrounding islands. As part of this DreamTrip you will also receive two free days to explore Hamilton Island at your own pace and to take advantage of the hotel’s numerous complimentary water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and more.

Overseas DreamTrips

With the price of flights more attractive than ever before, having an overseas holiday is well within reach this winter. DreamTrips has a range of getaways around the globe ideally suited for families, couples and singles.

 

Sail by Yacht in Eilat, Israel

The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter!

4 Nights

27-30 July 2017

https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1707il0215/eilat-southerndistrict-israel

 

This DreamTrip is based in the resort city of Eilat, located on the southernmost tip of Israel at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba. The luxurious trip includes sailing yacht excursion on the sunlit Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, which offers unforgettable views of the beaches that boarder Jordan and Saudi Arabia. With Eilat averaging 360 sunny days per year, this is one of the most beautiful yet unknown coastal destinations the world has to offer.

 

Cool Off with Water Park Fun in Thailand

The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter!

22-26 June 2017

4 Nights

https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706th3857/pattaya-thailand

 

Escape to sunny Pattaya, Thailand, on a family-friendly DreamTrip filled with unforgettable memories. Celebrate your favourite animated characters at Cartoon Network™ Amazone Waterpark. An abundance of diverse activities will keep everyone in the family entertained. Thrill-seekers will love Omniverse Zone with Ben 10-inspired water slides. Kids of all ages can ride and slide at Cartoonival that features stars such as The Powerpuff Girls. If you need a break from the action, grab an inner tube and unwind on the lazy river or take in a live show where characters come to life in song and dance. Spend a morning at the recently renovated pool at your hotel, complete with a man-made beach, Jacuzzis, a kids’ play area and a swim-up bar. It’s the perfect opportunity to create lasting friendships with your fellow DreamTrippers with a variety of exciting recreational activities, including water polo and banana-boat racing.

 

Family Fun in Hong Kong

The Best Destinations for Aussies to chase the sun this winter!

7-10 June 2017

3 Nights

https://www.dreamtrips.com/trips/1706hk5225/hongkong-hongkong

 

Enjoy time at Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s maritime-themed amusement park during this DreamTrip holiday. Enjoy unlimited rides all day and spend time at popular attractions such as the Rev Booster, the Hair Raiser at Thrill Mountain or the Sea Jelly Spectacular at Marine World. Young children will enjoy the slower-paced rides, playground and activities at Whiskers Harbour. The whole family will love Symbio, the park’s spectacular, nightly light-and-water show. Get the most out of your DreamTrip and visit Hong Kong’s highlights on your own during ample leisure time.

 

Sources:

(1) http://www.viw.com.au/index.php/travel/3977-australian-winter-hibernation-habits-revealed

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