With International flights now back in most states, many people are just itching to get away after a long lock down from the rest of the world. So where should Australians travel in 2022? Read more here:
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With International flights now back in most states, many people are just itching to get away after a long lock down from the rest of the world. So where should Australians travel in 2022? We look into 5 international destinations that are open for Australian travellers. Hopefully this can offer you some inspiration for travel in 2022.
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Feast your senses in the culturally rich, technology driven streets of Tokyo, carve up the powder during ski season in Hokkaido or immerse yourself in the world heritage sites of Kyoto, Osaka or Hiroshima. Japan offers the perfect balance between the traditional and the modern, and will captivate the most seasoned of traveller.
Short on time and chasing the taste of local culture, traditions and cuisine without leaving the city? Explore the city destinations in Japan to experience a mix of old and new technologies mixed in with centuries of tradition, ancient charm and superb Japanese dining options. Popular city destinations in Japan include Hiroshima, Osaka, Sapporo and Tokyo.
Explore the bustling streets filled with hawker markets, epic horticulture and high-flying cocktails at sky-soaring bars. This is a city where you can simultaneously play it safe or tap into your intrepid side.
Singapore is home to world-class attractions plus plenty of hidden gems tucked in amongst all the well-known sites across the city. Seek out the candy-coloured houses of Koon Seng Road in Katong to peek at these gorgeous facades.
No stop in Singapore would be complete without marvelling at some of the city’s majestic greenery: The Singapore Botanic Garden and the Gardens by the Bay are massive attractions for a reason.
Packed with wet markets and alleyways crammed with colourful wares (and characters), Little India is a vibrant hub of culture and community worth visiting especially during Deepavali and Pongal festivals.
For cute shops, cool bars and quirky cafes, all crammed into one of the city’s skinniest streets, head to Haji Lane for a fresh juice, a spot of shopping or a frosty craft beer. With so much to do, stop in and spread your time all over the city.
With new hotels opening all the time, you’ll find a variety of accommodation experiences in Singapore. For a bed above the clouds and a dip in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, stay at the Marina Bay Sands to enjoy an envious swim in their exclusive guest-only pool. Decadence abounds in the Downtown Core area of the city, with hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, The Fullerton Bay Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton all offering elegant escapes.
Alternatively, surround yourself in minimalist chic by staying in one of the monochromatic rooms at the boutique Hotel Mono. For beachside bliss, set off for Sentosa Island for plush hotels and family-friendly resorts.
In the quaint neighbourhood of Katong, you can experience a local side to Singapore by staying in an Airbnb amongst the coloured shop houses and cute cafes. There are infinite accommodation options to make your stay in Singapore unforgettable.
Live out your island fantasies in beautiful Fiji. Relax on palm-fringed beaches, swim in turquoise waters, marvel at rugged volcanic peaks and be welcomed with a big friendly ‘bula’! Plan your Fijian trip to Nadi and the tropical islands beyond.
Whether you’re an avid hiker, enjoy deep diving or prefer taking in it all in with a cool drink in hand, Fiji has got you covered. There’s so much to do, discover, taste and experience. Whatever type of traveller you are, Fiji will keep you busy from dusk till dawn. All while you experience the unique hospitality of the beautiful Fijian Islands.
Lose yourself in Canada’s vast, pristine wilderness and vibrant culture. You’ll meet roaming wildlife along the way, traverse rugged mountains and cruise coastlines adorned with historic lighthouses. Seek out iconic turquoise lakes, majestic waterfalls, vibrant cities and world-class ski resorts and create memories you’ll be telling for a lifetime.
When you’re looking for an adventure holiday in Canada, there’s an action packed holiday waiting for everyone. Whether you’re chasing snowfields in Whistler, the stunning Lake Louise in Banff or hiking in Vancouver.
Bears, moose, mountains, lakes and the country’s distinctive mounted police force are some of the things that come to mind when you think of Canada. But let’s not forget the extraordinary meals, cool culture and unique blend of history. There’s a whole lot more to Canada than what you might expect, you just have to know where to look. Popular destinations in Canada are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, to just name a few.
Anyone can see why the Pacific archipelago of Hawaii is a favourite pick for travellers. With cobalt waters, powder-white beaches, volcanic peaks, indigenous wildlife, and rich traditional culture. Hawaii’s vibe is casual and laid-back, with life here mostly lived outside. Locals and visitors divide their time between chowing down on traditional island food, surfing or bodyboarding the waves, snorkelling or diving the coral reefs, or hiking over ancient lava flows.
No matter which island you end up on, Hawaii is full of friendly faces, spectacular scenery and good eats. Each island has a unique flavour, so find the perfect one to plant yourself on or hop around and sample a few.
The capital island of Oahu is known as ‘The Gathering Place’, and you’ll see why if you base yourself on this multicultural and modern island. With a mixture of natural wonders, a rich cultural heritage, the famous waves of the North Shore and many big but laid-back resorts. On Oahu, you’ll find beautiful beaches also come with plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife around the resorts and hotels of Waikiki or venture to Kailua Beach, the North Shore or Lanikai to find fewer crowds and more Airbnb’s.
For beaches, big waves and restaurants galore, Maui is your spot. Here you can snorkel in calm coves or seek out monster waves, traipse along scenic trails before ending your day with a regional feast made from the island’s best.
The Big Islands wild and diverse range of natural wonders, like volcanos, waterfalls and rainforests, make this island a hiker’s dream.
Kauai is the lush and laid-back island where you’ll instantly enjoy the lifestyle with the North Shore offering family-friendly resorts in Princeville. Witness the sea caves, waterfalls, and deep valleys of Kauai’s unparalleled Nā Pali Coast, snorkel with the turtles in Kauai, whale-watch in “winter” or visit some famous movie locations.
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