Australians are dreaming of freedom and looking to their overseas neighbours as possible travel destinations in the coming years. Border restrictions are currently still in place, but dreams are certainly free - so equip yourself with all the information you need for future travel, and you will be ready to set sail when the time comes.
Here are the Travellers Choice picks for 2021 holiday destinations:
Understandably, the top pick for Aussie travellers in 2021 is a place to get away from bustling crowds. Did you know Fiji is made up of 333 tropical islands? The self-proclaimed ‘heart of the South Pacific’ makes a great case for setting the clock to island time - Fiji really is a destination for all. Whether you are looking for a family holiday, romantic getaway or action-adventure, Fiji will not disappoint.
All international travellers arrive in Fiji at Nadi International Airport and the opportunity to explore from there is endless. If you truly want to get away from the world, you might find your paradise on one of Fiji’s many islands. Enjoy exclusive resorts in Denarau, idyllic white sand beaches on the Yasawa Islands or disconnect to reconnect in Fiji’s more secluded outer islands. With snorkelling, beach and bush walks, fishing, sand dunes, coastal golf courses, boat tours, surfing and diving - there’s an activity to entertain everyone. If you get exhausted from all the adventuring, settle into a good book in a beachside ‘bure’, enjoy some fresh seafood or find a spot to sip on a cocktail or two.
For more Pacific Island travel info, check out our blog post: Cruising the Pacific: North & South
The next top destination on the list is Japan, another stunning country with endless possibilities for travellers. Japan is known by avid travellers for many wonderful things. You’ll come across brilliant architecture - both modern and traditional, capsule hotels, onsens (natural hot springs), vending machines that stock almost anything and most well-known of all, incredibly generous and gracious people. Japan is also attractive to travellers for its very low crime rate, meticulous cleanliness and incredibly efficient transport system.
Dive into traditional Japanese culture with plenty of historic townships, stunning temples and ancient trails to trek. Explore breathtaking landscapes by visiting Japan’s pristine national parks - there are volcanoes, sub-tropical islands and sublime forests to discover. Or, time your trip with one of Japan’s world-renowned festivals like the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival or the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Keen on Japan 2021? Take a look at our blog post about four must-see places in Japan for more travel inspiration.
Another top contender, our neighbours across the ditch are a great locale for both relaxation and extreme action - so you can choose your own adventure. Marlborough is the destination for fine wines and exquisite food. Make your base Wanaka for scenic flights over blue lakes and glaciers, or soak up stunning views in the Bay of Islands. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Rotorua are well known as culturally significant areas - you can sample hearty hangi (earth cooked meals), view incredible historic artefacts and learn about Maori traditions. Discover more enticing NZ destinations in our travel guides for the North and South Island here!
What’s your dream holiday for 2021? Let us know on Facebook or reach out to Travellers Choice today to find out more about travel in 2021.