Most of the time, we go on holidays with our partners, our children and our families. Because that’s the go-to, we often don’t think about travelling with friends.
But being able to spend time together, make new memories and really catch up makes for an extremely rewarding holiday, and it’s not something to pass up if you get the chance.
If you’re planning a holiday with your friends, Travellers Choice can help. These are our top picks for trips with pals:
1. Spa weekends
No matter who you are, a spa will do you good – and a weekend spent soaking and being pampered is even better. You can find luxury spa retreats all across Australia, from Darwin to Tasmania. Our top picks for spa destinations are the Gold Coast hinterland and Western Australia’s southwest region, but an indulgent weekend at a city hotel can be just as rejuvenating - so grab your friends and get booking!
2. Guided walks
If you and your friends are looking for a healthier holiday, a guided walk is definitely something to consider. Pack-free walking tours allow you to enjoy the blissful benefits of Australia’s sublime nature trails without having to bring your camping expertise to the table (or rather, to the forest). Just bring what you need for the day and your tour guide will sort out the rest. All of the great Australian trails are stunning, but we can highly recommend the Cape To Cape Track in WA, Tasmania’s Bay of Fires walk and the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk along Victoria’s coast.
3. Hosted wine tours
For the vinophiles out there, getting your buddies to join you on a wine tour won’t take much persuading. Take your pick from a smorgasbord of gourmet food and wine tours through Margaret River in Western Australia, regional New South Wales, South Australia’s famed wine regions and plenty more. With all your reservations taken care of and a dedicated driver, you can drink and dine your way through a much-needed catch up!
4. Road trips
There’s nothing like a road trip to get the conversation flowing, and with some of the distances on offer here in Australia you’ll have plenty of time to swap stories with your friends. Organise a big, comfortable vehicle and hit the road on an incredible range of self-drive trips across and around Australia. Let us book you in for places to rest at night - quaint, quirky or splurge-worthy. Or hire a motorhome and experience the ultimate freedom a driving holiday can offer.
5. Snow getaways
Thredbo and Mt Buller are two top destinations for snow-loving Aussies – whether you’re a skier or not. For us Antipodeans who don’t get to often experience snow, a winter wonderland is an absolute treat. Spend fun-filled days on the slopes, then cosy up with your besties with a warm mug of cocoa, a rich glass of red or a scotch on the rocks. Battle it out with boardgames or sit back for a movie night – if you can stop the chatter, that is!
Looking for more travel ideas? Reach out to your local Travellers Choice agent for a great range of deals and advice.