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Australia is a land of dreams, located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Australia is the world’s largest island and its smallest continent. Australians have been slowly emerging from covid-19 lockdowns since the federal government is now going to ease restrictions across the country. Overseas travel may be out of reach for now, but there’s still plenty to see, do and experience right here on home turf. We’ve cherry-picked a handful of the regions we think you should put at the top of your list for when interstate travel is once again permitted. Whether you’re into sipping delicious shiraz, hiking around lush green wilderness or getting the most out of our unspoilt coastlines, there’s a destination to suit any and every taste.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is a popular stop on many Australian itineraries, especially for culture vultures. Galleries, theaters, restaurants, shops. Due to its high quality of life, citizens from around the world have flocked to the streets. Its multicultural population is reflected in the delicious cuisine on offer and the unique neighborhoods that make it such a fascinating place to explore. Whether it’s a hidden laneway bar, a ten-storey shopping adventure or an underground theatre space, most things worth visiting are within easy reach.

Sydney

Sydney

Almost picture perfect, Sydney is a fantastic city with a lot going for it. A modern city with a long history, Sydney is defined by its scenic harbor. The harbor was also the landing site for convicts sent to Australia during the 1780s. Today, ferries take visitors for cruises under the famed Sydney Harbor Bridge and past the iconic Sydney Opera House. Mention “Sydney, Australia” and most people think of the Opera House. Shaped like huge shells or billowing sails, this famous building on Sydney’s Bennelong Point graces the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is one of the world’s great architectural icons. If you’re coming for the beautiful beaches, we recommend sticking around for the restaurants, the culture and the good vibes, also the beaches.

Brisbane

Brisbane

A popular tourist destination, Brisbane is a lively, dynamic place that is bathed in beautiful sunshine year-round. Located in the Sunshine State, many visitors stop by on their way to the fantastic resorts and beaches that lie to its north and south. Set alongside the Brisbane River, the city’s fantastic climate means that outdoor activities are very popular here. With loads of brilliant restaurants and bars for you to choose from, Brisbane is not to be missed.

Tasmania

Tasmania

The island state of Tasmania may be isolated from the rest of the country but it still remains one of the best places to visit in Australia; almost half of its area is protected as the government looks to preserve the natural riches.For one thing, 40 per cent of Tasmania is reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness. Drive 20 minutes outside the state’s major cities (Hobart and Launceston) and you can walk in the bush, bike down a spectacular mountain trail or lounge on the beach. But Tasmania isn’t just for nature fans. There’s extraordinary food, gin and whisky distilleries, wildlife sanctuaries, cool-climate wineries, fabulous festivals and a world-class art museum in the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which is one of the best things to do in the world right now.

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Uluru

Uluru

The landscapes are simply spectacular in Australia’s red centre, especially when you’re marvelling at the great sandstone monolith that is Uluru. Uluru, meaning “shadowy place” in the local aboriginal dialect, rises to a height of 348 meters from the surrounding plain, with most of its bulk hidden beneath the earth’s surface. Walking around the base and admiring it from afar, as you observe the different colours it turns as the sunlight hits it, is still a humbling experience. Also in the park are the red dome-shaped rocks called Kata Tjuta. As the sun dips in the sky, sightseers gather to watch the colors of Uluru and Kata Tjuta transform in the shifting light. A great way to appreciate these sacred sites is to join a tour led by Aboriginal guides and rangers.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

With over 2.5 million visitors each year, Bondi Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world and this particular attraction accounts for a significant amount of the tourists who visit Australia each year. The parked sand, the rocks, the water and the warm temperature combine to make the experience at Bondi beach like no other. Due to Australia’s unique weather, Bondi beach can be visited all year round – even during winter. There are many cultural events taking place at Bondi every year. This is one of the many features that draws visitors. In the last few years, there has been, among other events, a food festival, several company events and political gatherings.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

Occupied by Aboriginal people for over 40,000 years, Kakadu National Park has over five thousand ancient rock art sites which are fascinating to visit. It is a place of immense cultural and natural significance. The park is huge and contains some stunning natural sights which make it well worth a visit; the Kakadu Escarpment is particularly breathtaking. You can be hiking through deserted sandstone escarpments one minute and bathing in waterfalls and pools the next, before later on learning about some of the ancient rock paintings.

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

A hop, skip and a jump west of Sydney lies the Blue Mountains region. Let nature be your guide here: wander through the steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and swimming holes dotted around this rugged part of New South Wales and be rewarded by picture-perfect vistas prime for online bragging. The most famous attractions in the park are the towering sandstone rock formations called the Three Sisters. Other highlights include the Katoomba Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest, which whisks passengers down the Jamison Valley through a cliff-side tunnel into an ancient rainforest, and the Skyway, Scenic Cableway, and Scenic Walkway, which all offer elevated views of the dense forests.

Broken Hill

Broken Hill

Broken Hill, in western New South Wales, is hardly up there as a tourist destination of international renown. It’s miles from anywhere, boiling hot and lacks the more chi-chi elements that often make a destination popular – for example high-end restaurants, beautiful beaches, posh accommodation. If you long to see the brutally beautiful sun-scorched plains of Australia’s desert interior, while keeping one foot in civilisation, there are excellent accommodations in and around the town, such as the luxe Broken Hill Outback Resort.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road

Most top tourist destinations have spectacular driving routes, and for Australia, one of its best is the Great Ocean Road. Built to provide employment during the Depression, the road stretches for 300 kilometers along Australia’s southeast coast, from the surfing town of Torquay to the town of Allansford, near Warrnambool, in the state of Victoria. The top attraction along the road is Port Campbell National Park, with the wind and wave-sculpted rock formations known as the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, the Arch, and Loch Ard Gorge.

Christmas has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location. From glittering cities to a few snowy escapes or even tropical beaches, here are some recommended places to spend Christmas Eve to enjoys the World’s most magical Christmas experience. 

Quebec City, Canada

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Every year in December, Old Québec is transformed into a real Christmas village, with its cobblestone lanes covered with beautiful fluffy white snow, magical illuminations and stunning Christmas trees. Markets and concerts keep the streets buzzing, whilst mulled wine keeps you warm in this cold and wonderful winter.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh-Christmas-Eve

Edinburgh, Scotland is a perfect Christmas destination. From a gloomy medieval Scottish capital, Edinburgh transforms into a giant cheerful and lively Christmas Market. Yes, almost the entire city centre is occupied by the Christmas market and this is amazing. Edinburgh Christmas market has a couple of attractions, e.g. a huge Ferris wheel, an ice-skating rink and many others, especially for small children. Even though that it doesn’t usually snow in Edinburgh, the atmosphere is still great! 

New York, USA

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New York during Christmas is cold, windy, and insanely crowded – there’s no other place I’d rather be. You can ice skate at Wollman rink in Central Park like the characters of Serendipity, with the skyline of NYC in front of you. The top of Empire State building is lit up with red and green lights during November and December. You can even talk to the giant Christmas tree in front of Rockefeller Center. And when you get cold, stop by Serendipity 3 for their famous frozen hot chocolate, the most appropriate drink during Christmas season or have dinner at one of the many NYC restaurants.

Zurich, Switzerland

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In this compact Alpine city, a display of 12,000 crystal lights marks the season on November 21. Grab a heissi schoggi (hot chocolate) and explore the galleries on Rämistrasse, check out the Conelli Christmas Circus, or listen to a holiday concert in the Romanesque-style Grossmünster church. Enjoy a relaxed and Christmassy shopping spree, winter delights and moments of magic visiting our Christmas market in Zurich

Venice, Italy

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Christmas in Venice is cold, uncrowded and magical! With Venice’s already-gorgeous canals, piazzas and ornate architecture lit up with Christmas decorations, the streets less crowded than in the height of the tourist season, and locals doing their Christmas shopping, the holidays make for a fantastic time to visit. Christmas in Venice offers the ideal chance to set up beautiful Christmas markets that enliven some of the most beloved venues in Venice

Dublin, Ireland

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With a cracking sense of humor, the staunchly Catholic Irish have a few novel ways to honor Christmas. The most eyebrow-raising is a morning swim on the 25th at the Forty-Foot sea-water pool. In the lead-up to the big day there’s life aplenty on Dublin’s streets and the craic flows. There’s the 12 Days of Christmas Market at the Docklands, cheesy pantos, Christmas lights, ice skating, and markets and seasonal cheer in Temple Bar. Don’t miss carols at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Kobe, Japan

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In Asia, it can be hard to get a true taste of holiday cheer. However, there is a city in Japan that will satisfy your Christmas light craving. Every year, Kobe hosts a breathtaking event called the Kobe Luminarie. This fabulous light festival symbolises hope for citizens. It’s the most spectacular light show in Japan.

Holidays are all about spending quality time with your loved ones. There’s no better way to do this than to share new experiences, take in new sights and explore new destinations together. So if you are looking for holiday ideas, we have listed some of the ultimate holiday destination spots around the world.

Paris

Holiday-in-Paris

The most visited tourist destination in the world, with over 45 million visitors annually, it is very easy to arrive in Paris with huge expectations: of grand vistas, of budding writers in every cafe, of romance on the Seine and rude waiters.  It is easy to see in Paris the city of love, or the city of lights. But it is also important to see in it the city that has seen 4 revolutions (to date), 18 kings named Louis and at least 2 occupying forces. 

Rome

Holiday-in-Rome

Rome, the “eternal city”, is so called because it is a place of great beauty, contrast and life. Rome is an ecletic city: the religious world center of Catholic Church, the fabulous ruins of the center of the Roman Empire, and modern, bustling Rome. All three seem incongruous, yet they live inside and beside each other with great ease. You will soon realize Rome was build to rule and dominate the world. Everything is on a massive scale, solid and “eternal”.

London

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Home to a wealth of cultural and historical institutions, family-friendly attractions and festivals, plus a lively nightlife scene, London appeals to travelers young and old. Must-see attractions include the British Museum and Buckingham Palace, as well as iconic sights like the London Eye, the Tower Bridge and Big Ben. The city also features efficient and affordable public transit options, such as buses and the Tube, and there are a plethora of accommodations to choose from, ranging from vacation rentals to high-end hotels. As for dining, don’t leave London without enjoying a curry or fish and chips with a pint at a pub.

Phuket, Thailand

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Phuket (pronounced Poo-get) is Thailand’s largest island situated off the west coast in the Andaman Sea. Two bridges connect the island of Phuket to mainland Thailand. With 69.5 million people, Thailand is the world’s 20th most populous country. Tourism has helped convert Phuket island into Thailand’s wealthiest province. Throughout history, Phuket was on one of the major holiday destination in Asia region.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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In the glory days of its 17th-century Golden Age, Amsterdam was the hub of world trade; nowadays it’s the hub of the cosmopolitan age with it’s historic still etched in the buildings across the city. The Dutch city is renown for its cultural vibe, liberal attitude and being the home of the Anne Frank Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam is definitely a holiday destination to add to the bucket list. 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Holiday-in-Bora-Bora

Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is French Polynesia’s leading lady. Her beauty is unrivalled and her fame, unwavering. Bora Bora is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness in their lifetime—and once you see it, you are forever enamoured. Plan your holidays on this amazing place and enjoy it’s breath taking beauty.

New York City

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The city boasts some of America’s amazing sites like Times Square, the Empire State Building, Lady Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. The cosmopolitan city is one of the most popular cities that is visited by tourists and should be added to the holiday bucket list if tourists don’t mind its excessively bustling vibe.

Dubai

Holiday-in-Dubai

Dubai is rightfully known as the epitome of luxury, entertainment, and adventure in Asia. There aren’t many places to celebrate new years eve like Dubai that would sweep you off your feet in awe and admiration of the style, and grandeur of any celebration in Dubai. Be it the extreme adventures, nightlife, food, or culture- Dubai is fast winning over tourist from every corner of the world. You will have the best holiday experience in this man made luxurious city.