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Magical November Holidays

Written by: Iris

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The idea of a getaway is something that is incredibly essential for a healthy well-being. It's an opportunity to step away from work and other stresses in life. Taking a breather from the daily routine and living in the moment will provide the reinvigoration that your tired mind and body may just need. Breathing in the sea air, smelling the honey-sweet scents of the flowers, witnessing the tree-cloaked mountains, simply immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the environs, and just experiencing a slower pace is therapeutic.


With the responsibilities and everyday tasks that adults face, we oftentimes yearn to enjoy the simple things in life that are set to create beautiful memories of a lifetime. Strolling through a park and being refreshed by the open space and nature, a beach outing to play in the sand, pondering deep thoughts on marvelous works of art in a gallery, or simply going to the zoo may seem out of our adult grasp with our hectic schedules and other day-to-day obligations; but they are certainly worth doing. These activities can be both educational and fun not only for kids but for grown-ups as well. Believe it or not, these special experiences could provide adults the chance to experience something fresh and new and can possibly awaken the child inside us all. Time spent seeing fascinating creatures at a zoo may be the usual stuff for a child's next field trip but there are actually so many advantages to learning new facts and opening our minds as adults to what simple walkthroughs can offer.


There's an endless array of exciting things to do and fabulous places to visit in Australia. ClubMates Travel's supported tour packages in November are perfect to accommodate travellers with different interests, tastes, and needs. Whether you want to whirl and twirl or to simply unwind, these holidays will take you to a soothing journey that's packed with adventure and fun.



(1) Bendigo Blues and Ballarat Holiday

The trip to Bendigo is pure joy itself. Bendigo is not only rich in its goldrush history but the town is teeming with art galleries and museums. Going to Bendigo is an inspiring experience and whether you're visiting a contemporary museum with new promising artists debuting their craftsmanship or you're exploring an all-time favourite, good old-fashioned city museum that houses the historical artefacts and famous artists' painting, they stir our curiosity and intensifies our desire to honor history. Have a delightful picnic lunch at the captivating gardens. Show your daring side on a guided tour underground at the Central Deborah Mine, and enjoy some gold panning activities. Watch over 100 artists on their live performances at the Blues & Roots Festival. Tour the Art Gallery, Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Golden Dragon Museum, and the lovely Lake Weeroona, before exploring Ballarat’s medieval adventure park--Kryal Castle--which recreates a legendary land of myths and medieval adventures! 


(2) NSW Central Coast Holiday

The Entrance is known for plenty of eye candy where scenic views and captivating parks abound. Enjoy a lovely BBQ lunch at Picnic Point Reserve before an exciting time at the Australian Reptile Park where you can see a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, spiders and more! Sail around the stunning Brisbane waters on The Lady Kendall--the only place in the world where you will view five separate waterways. Make a splash on your visit to Aquafun for the ultimate water adventure in a pedal boat, kayak, or a stand-up paddleboard. See the breathtaking 360-degree views from the Norah Head Lighthouse and learn what it's like to be a lighthouse keeper. Explore the  Walkabout Wildlife Park and walk with the animals in the large Australian bush setting. For some retail therapy, enjoy the sunshine while morning shopping for souvenirs before taking some pretty snapshots with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as your backdrop. 



(3) Brisbane Bargains

Brisbane weds urban glam and history through its contemporary art museums and famous, well-preserved raw beauty. The vibrant skyscrapers and dynamic infrastructures may come to mind when you hear the name of this city but Brisbane boasts a rich culture and plenty of nature-centric activities such as hiking and visits to the wildlife parks. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens in Mt. Coot-tha is not to be missed. Get to explore the markets before you proceed to a whale watching cruise to the dazzling Morton Island. Get pampered with a massage and other beauty treatments before going to the casino for dinner and to simply chill. Shop till you drop at DFO and snatch a bargain from some of the biggest brands such as Adidas to Zing Pop Culture. Brisbane is undeniably terrific!



(4) Cradle Mountain Lakes

The world-famous Cradle Mountain is truly bucketlist-worthy. Rich in wildlife and wilderness activities, there's a lot to do and plenty of things to appreciate. With the dramatic mountain peaks, you will be blessed already by merely looking at these sky-touching gems. Kickstart your holiday with a cruise on the Spirit of Tasmania and explore the enthralling views of Cradle Mountain. Take a walk through the pristine landscapes then visit Lake St Claire-the deepest lake in Australia-before heading to one of the many wildlife parks to meet a Tassie Devil! Give it a pat or cuddle, and look and learn about the endangered spotted tail Quolls. Cruise the waters from the town of Strahan while discovering beautiful and remote bays and beaches. Prepare your tummy for the yummy delights of a Salmon farm that houses over 10,000 Atlantic Salmon...with the best coffee you will probably ever taste!



The fact of the matter is no matter what destination or excursion you choose,--be it the beach, museum, zoo, metropolis, theme park, or a nature reserve, all of the above can provide you with a unique experience that's bound to relax and educate you. There is always something new to be learned and discovered. And this opportunity is an ideal gift to your overall wellness. 


Indeed, just by being close to nature is magical. Travelling is transformative and it has been proven to change one's mood and outlook in life, guaranteed to drain your stresses away. No wonder why going on a trip is addictive; and once the travel bug has bitten you, your wanderlust will be stronger than ever! 


Plan for your November Retreat now! Choose from our fun-filled supported tour packages!

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