5 Top Australian Christmas Destinations
- Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Christmas Concerts, you say? You shouldn’t miss the annual Carols by Candlelight event held at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
The 79-year-old tradition reaches new heights as the event brings together classic Christmas carols performed by the best musicians and stars of the stage. Give your family a memorable Australian-inspired Christmas Eve as you sing carols in chorus with thousands of visitors and locals.
- Bondi Beach, Sydney
Enjoy the Australian summer as you take your family to a tropical escape in Bondi Beach. Since it’s considered as the most famous beach in Australia, expect massive crowd celebrating the hot Christmas season with you and your family. The beach is not for people seeking solitude but for those who seek liveliness with fun and outgoing strangers.
Experience walking into a warm sea, hearing shouts of “Happy Christmas.” With thousands of visitors during Christmas, Bondi Beach turns into a party scene with lively people, water sport and other beach activities, sumptuous food choices, huge music events, and a variety of entertainment continuing till dawn. Ready to get drunk at the beach? Sorry to tell you, though, but alcohol is not permitted here.
- Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
This has been one of the most talked about yachting event in the globe. The spectacular sight of the Sydney Harbour includes hundreds of colorful maxi yachts and sailboats racing towards Hobart in Tasmania at tremendous speed. You can either get amongst the action by joining a harbour cruise or simply slack off at one of the restaurants, picnic groves, and hotels in Sydney with perfect harbour views.
- Kangaroo Island, South Australia
If you’re up for a uniquely Australian escape during the holidays, you can never go wrong with spending the rest of the Holiday season in Kangaroo island. Kangaroos, as we all know it, is an Australian icon, and you surely don’t want to leave the country without encountering these furries.
Contrary to what its name implies, Kangaroo island isn’t limited to kangaroos, for it’s also a home to wild sea lions, koalas, and diverse bird species. Apart from rich wildlife, Kangaroo island is also a nature reserve that boasts its native bushland, pristine beaches with fresh seafood, and local wineries perfect for your scenic adventures and gastronomic journey.
- Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
What’s the first scenery that comes to mind when you hear Australia? Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge resting on the beautiful Sydney Harbor, I bet. Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney Australia and one of the modern time’s most distinctive buildings.
Before flying back home, don’t forget to visit the iconic destination on New Year’s Eve. Every year, breathtaking fireworks display light up the dark sky above the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Since this is a sought-after event, try to arrive earlier than 5 pm before the crowds start to swell. You may also lodge into one of the well-located hotels and restaurants near which offer stunning views of the Harbour.
Carmina Natividad is a writer who has always been passionate about giving in to her wanderlust and collecting mementoes from different places. She also enjoys writing for Holiday Inn, a modern hotel in Western Sydney known for their exceptional accommodation, service, and location, which appeals to travellers in Australia.
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