Top 10 Christmas locations Down Under

Our latest newsletter is now out!! Here’s a snippet and two of the 10 locations we recommend:

With Christmas fast approaching we give you a list of ten places down under in Australia and New Zealand that you can sip wines, sit on a beach, enjoy the views and the festivities. All these locations are the perfect place to wile away a few lazy summer days and a good sojourn for the Christmas period.

WHITSUNDAYS, QUEENSLAND

There is no bad time of year to visit the gorgeous central Queensland but Christmas is particularly wonderful. Think wonderful warm days, golden sands, aquamarine waters and a plethora of wildlife to see above and below the sea. Highlights include a visit to world famous Whitehaven Beach with its gorgeous silica white sands, sailing trips and tours around the islands, all the night life at Airlie Beach and tropical island getaways.

A highlight for many VIP Backpackers is staying on the Adventure Island resort on South Molle island where you can snorkel, dive, paddle board or bush walk to your hearts content in eco splendour. But we also have accommodation in Airlie Beach.

THE GRAMPIANS, VICTORIA

Just 235km from Melbourne, the Grampians National Park is a fantastic way to get back to nature this Christmas and a good way to escape the crowds either in Melbourne or Adelaide or along the Great Ocean Road. Heritage listed for its rich natural beauty, visitors can enjoy rock art sites, striking sandstone mountain ranges, notable wildflowers and fabulous walking tracks.

VIP Backpackers has accommodation in Halls Gap – one of the best locations in this spectacular wilderness.

Check it out now!

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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There’ll be an update added every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact me, Jo, at blog@vipbackpackers.com

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Escape to the Whitsundays this winter

Been dreaming of the perfect winter escape in Australia this August? Look no further than the Whitsundays on the Queensland coast.

The Whitsundays is the gateway to the Barrier Reef with blue skies to explore, turquoise waters to dive into, golden beaches to lie on, gorgeous islands to sail to, green forests to walk through and plenty of night entertainment to keep you occupied.

Read all the details in the August VIP Backpackers newsletter – out now!

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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There’ll be an update added every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact me, Jo, at blog@vipbackpackers.com

Travel Addicts

www.visitedplanet.comSome people get hooked on chocolate, shopping, adrenaline rushes or worse. Me, I’m a travel addict.

I’ve worked dead end jobs and then emptied my bank balance for the next plane ticket, sold off cars or assets to cover a weekend away I just had to have, devoured books of other people’s travel experiences to live the dream and then sacrificied friends, relationships and families to the travel binge that followed – people that then have to deal with you when you return with post travel blues.

Welcome to the VIP Backpacker’s Blog!

If you’re relating to any of this, you’ve come to the right place. The VIP Backpacker‘s blog is about travel stories, books, tours and adventures done on a shoestring or a heartbeat. I’m to be your host on cyber travels around the world and as I’m a travel writer I apparently have some sort of credentials to do so. But the truth is I’m just hopelessly hooked on what has become a kind of lifestyle job.

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