Over the Australian winter, family, couple and single travellers alike will be packing their swim suits and donning their sun hats for winter getaways with a difference on a range of Australian and international DreamTrips holidays, offered by a international travel membership company, WorldVentures.
For over half of us living down-under, the 'winter blues' can affect mood and behaviour. 63% of Australians admit to 'feeling more down' during the cooler months and 45% say they are more 'irritated' during winter. Unsurprisingly, Queenslanders experience the winter blues the least, with only 38% admitting to a decline in mood.
Whether escaping the cold this winter involves a trip locally to one of Australia's more warmer climates, or heading overseas for some summertime fun, DreamTrips are specially curated to present travellers with packaged holidays that deliver on new life experiences, social engagement and fun. In addition, an in-destinations support person is available on every DreamTrip holiday to ensure holiday enjoyment is had by all.
"Thousands of Australian travellers will be chasing the summer sun on DreamTrips holidays this year," said Anthony Fitzgerald, General Manager, Asia Pacific, WorldVentures.
"Part of the appeal of DreamTrips holidays is the curated holiday experiences. All the tours, sights and special inclusions for every DreamTrip holiday are carefully researched to ensure they deliver enjoyment for every individual in the group, and also offer enough free time for travellers to explore on their own."
"The cooler weather makes getting motivated to do the leg-work for the best value holiday just that little bit harder. DreamTrips are the fuss-free option for Aussies to start enjoying a winter getaway sooner."
With winter temperatures in Queensland and Perth is 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
2-5 June 2017
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
20-25 June 2017
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
25-29 June 2017
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.
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
27-30 July 2017
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.
Sunset Sail in Santorini, Greece
29 July – 3 August
Summer dreaming doesn't get better than sailing through Santoini aboard a catamaran. With this DreamTrip, enjoy a dip in the Aegean Sea, then, channel your inner sommelier on a scenic and educational private excursion to 3 vineyards, where you will sample different varieties of classic Greek wine and learn how they're created.
Cool Off with Water Park Fun in Thailand
22-26 June 2017
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
7-10 June 2017
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.
WorldVentures is an award-winning international lifestyle and travel membership company based in Texas, United States. Founded in 2005, WorldVentures sells memberships with perks to a diverse set of lifestyle products such as unique customized vacations known as DreamTrips, value-added dining experiences and deals at exquisite hotels at members' only prices. With over half a million members globally and still counting, WorldVentures has presence in over 29 markets across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In Asia Pacific, offices are established in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. For more information, visit www.worldventures.com.
DreamTrips is a travel club community where Members experience customised travel opportunities and valuable deals at selected restaurants, hotels, excursions and entertainment venues in destinations all over the world. The DreamTrips membership appeals to the unique mindset of the traveller who experiences the world through the DreamTrips community, with the idea that “the best way to experience the world is together.” www.dreamtrips.com.