Sixty is the new fifty and the perfect time in life to plan a big trip! Your children may not have completely flown the nest, but hopefully they have started to worry about you, rather than the you worrying about them, so it’s time to practice what you preach, spread your own wings, and travel!
Australia is one of those places that should be on everyone’s bucket list, so if you missed it as a backpacker, there is no better occasion to visit than to celebrate your 60th birthday! There are some truly beautiful hotels, islands and resorts to discover. If you did do the backpacker thing… swap the dingy hostel for a boutique retreat and re-live your youth in style.
If you’ve done the Sydney and Queensland thing… why not get off the beaten track and discover Western Australia’s Kimberley region. I love it’s remoteness and dramatic coastline… not dissimilar to that of Tasmania, another fabulous Australian outpost, locked in a more pleasing time, full of charming people and beautiful wine! Make sure you try the Ninth Island Pinot Noir, straight from the cellar door. For a truly unique experience, spend a day or two on Strahan and visit Sarah Island, off Tasmania’s wild west coast.
With so much to see and do, a vast expanse of wilderness to explore and some of the world’s most stunning islands to relax on, Australia really does tick every box for the big 6-0. What’s more, their weather patterns are opposite to ours, so you have the added bonus of escaping the British winter. My biggest piece of advice is to take plenty of time to enjoy it. Speak to one of our specialists to really get under the skin of all Australia has to offer and plan an itinerary as unique and individual as you. From prince Harry style pub crawl’s in the outback, to following international sports events, we specialise in the unusual and different. We also have a rather good little black book of restaurants to try.