Latest newsletter now online: Christmas destinations

It’s Christmas and that means holidays! With that in mind we designed our latest newsletter featuring some of the very best destinations you could consider for your holidays this year, utilising all the best of the savings with VIP Backpackers on hostels, tours and other products. Here are some highlights from the newsletter to wet your appetite featuring some of the destinations, hostels, events and products you could use this Christmas:


Pic: aucklandnz.comAuckland made the Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities list this year and for good reason. It’s funky, it’s fun, there’s good food, the climate is brilliant and there’s plenty to do. While it’s a great place to visit any time of the year, Christmas brings fabulous weather to the capital. Of course you can take in all the major sights such as the harbours, the off shore islands, Mt Victoria, North Head, Sky Tower, the museums, galleries or even travel to the Coromandel Peninsula, but there are also plenty of Christmas events such as Christmas in the Park at the Auckland Domain (14 December), the Christmas Parade (24 November), the Queen Street Christmas Lights, live performances in Aotea Square (7-21 December) and markets (14-16 December), Silo Park’s Night Market (Fridays in December) followed by the outdoor cinema, and the Christmas Tree in Victoria Park.


mission beachAbsolute Backpackers Mission Beach, Queensland
Absolute Backpackers is a resort disguised as a hostel. Clean, newly renovated rooms of a 4 STAR quality are set in an acre of tropical gardens by a pool; the perfect place to chill out, meet people or get around. There are weekly BBQs, movie/games nights and other activities. …………. Book & Read More HERE


nullarborNullarbor Traveller – 6 Day Secrets of Esperance Tour
A great way to enjoy this stunning part of Western Australia is via this six day tour starting from Perth. The Nullarbor Traveller is a hop on hop off tour taking in some of the best national parks and coastal walks of this stretch through to Esperance. Highlights include Wave Rock, Margaret River and Cape Le Grand.


carols> Carols by Candelight, Darwin Amphitheatre (1)
> Christmas at the Old Bus Depot Markets on weekends, Canberra (1-22)
> Christmas Extravaganza, Perth (6)
> Lighting the Christmas Tree, Civic Square, Canberra (6) from 7pm
> Christmas Bazaar Fremantle, Perth (6-8)
> Family Village Concert, Alexandria, Sydney (7-8) 6.30-8.30pm
> Handmade Market Christmas, National Convention Centre, Canberra (7-8) 10am-4pm

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