G’day Mates, and Happy Holidays from Reserve123 and Australia Tours! With Christmas and the Holidays right around the corner, we think there’s no better way to spend it than Down Under enjoying the warm summer sunshine with Kangaroos and Penguins! Give yourself the gift of awesome Ausie-style fun in the sun and some of the world’s most incredible sightseeing tours and activities.
Christmas in Australia is celebrated a little differently – instead of being snowed-in in a crowded house or cabin trapped with relatives you don’t even really like that much, imagine the warm summer weather, exotic sightseeing activities, and fantastic beach excursions! And yes, Australia does also celebrate with Christmas Trees, Father Christmas, Christmas Carols, and gifts shared with loved ones. But Christmas Dinner might be a lovely picnic on the beach, or a delicious barbecue in the backyard, or out on the town with family & friends. Champagne is the traditional beverage instead of eggnog. That sounds like a Very Merry Christmas to me!!
Carols By Candlelight is one of the biggest events of the season. This began in Melbourne in 1937 and are outside concerts in the evenings. Most towns have a concert and two major ones are televised across Australia from Sydney and Melbourne. Adding to the magic of the evening is the spectacular sight of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl transformed into a visual masterpiece, as thousands of candles light up the night sky. An array of top entertainers performing a mix of the season’s favourite contemporary and traditional carols is sure to delight the whole family!
Some of our tours I would recommend are our Hunter Valley Wineries & Gardens Lunch Tour from Sydney Australia. World acclaimed Australian wines from the vineyards of the rolling hills and valleys of the Hunter region, delight both the palate and the eye in this green and fertile land dotted with villages and over fifty wineries. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the awe inspiring Hunter Valley Gardens and wander throughout 12 spectacular themed gardens spanning over 25 hectares. Experience a stimulating journey through the magnificent displays, colours and delicate scents.
You might also enjoy visiting the Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park near Melbourne. Healesville Sanctuary, Australia’s premier wildlife park is nestled in the foothills of the Yarra Valley, just one hour from Melbourne. Showcasing over 200 species of Australian wildlife, the lovely park is renowned as the best place to view Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. The Sanctuary features large walk-through habitat exhibits, flight aviaries and nocturnal exhibits that are well displayed to show the wonderful natural behaviour of Australian wildlife. You can also see the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working veterinary hospital offering uninhibited views into the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release.
Hop on over to Tours in Australia for the best tours and hotels Down Under! Reserve online or call us toll free for assistance at 800-610-1096 and one of our friendly agents would be happy to help you. Don’t have Hotel reservations yet? No worries, Mate – our Hotel Directory features a fantastic selection of hotels, exceptionally low rates, and the convenience of being able to book your hotels and tours in one place. Happy Holidays from Reserve123 and Australia Tours!