As we wait for the world to recover, our international travel dreams are still in the pending box. But there is good news! The NSW Government has announced from the 1st June we are able to explore our own backyard.
Now this may not seem as exciting as a trip to Africa, or a Thailand beach getaway. Rest assured, NSW is rich with experiences to rival these international destinations. 8.5 Million international visitors cannot be wrong!
So what destinations should be on your list?
A short flight from Sydney and you are on the doorstep of the Worlds southernmost coral reef. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lord Howe offers an abundane of activities from hiking, snorkelling, fish feeding, as well as local wildlife experiences. All this within a pristine natural environment. Accommodation options range family friendly apartments to the luxurious Capella lodge.And if you are wanting to avoid the crowd, visitor numbers on Lord Howe are capped at 400 at any one time.
If animal encounters are what drive you wild, then a stay at Western Plains Zoo could be for you. The Zoo is home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals. Take part in daily keeper activities for unforgettable memories. From your accommodation wake up to a view of Giraffes, Zebras and Rhinos roaming the savannah. The experience includes expert guided tours, bike hire to explore the 5km zoo circuit on your own, African inspired Dinner and Breakfast, plus more.
Sunrise Yoga overlooking the ocean. Gin Cocktails by the beach at Sunset. Delicious food, spa treatments, and rainforest walks in between. Perfect for Couples, families or a Mums Getaway. Elements is a short historic train ride from the heart of Byron, where you can explore the artistic side of the town, and sample cuisine from local restaurants. Perhaps even do a bit of Celebrity Spotting!
Kim Mason is a personal travel manager with over 23 years industry experience. She specialises in tailormade holidays and family getaways both here and abroad, most of which she has tried out on her own family!
If you have a question for Kim, or would like to know about any of these destinations, please contact her at www.travelmanagers.com.au/kimmason