For those chasing the sun: Hawaii
Aloha! Who hasn’t dreamed of experiencing the magic of Hawaii? Picture yourself surfing on Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach, sunset cruising in Maui, dancing at a lū'au' on the Big Island or hiking the stunning rainforests of Kauai.
Whether you want a holiday full of activities, shopping, entertainment, nature treks or simply cocktails by the beach with your significant other, there’s something for everyone in this sun-soaked destination that dreams are made of.
For travel explorers: London
London Calling! While not exactly known for its sunny skies, London is the perfect gateway to exploring sunny continental Europe, with seaside destinations in Italy, Croatia, Greece and the south of France just a short flight or train ride away.
That said, London will still occupy a lot of your time, with so much to do you’ll be working hard to fit it all in. The history, the shopping, the shows, the music, the art, and museums – consider London the intro to your fabulous European summer.
For culture lovers: Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun has become hot commodity in recent years, with its contrasts between old and new providing endless amounts of intrigue and attraction for Australian travellers.
Over the Japanese summer, visit the coastlines of Okinawa, sit outdoors and enjoy the famed okonomiyaki dish in Osaka, head to an outdoor onsen, enjoy the Hokokuji Temple in the bamboo forests of Kyoto and shop ‘til you drop in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Tropical paradise close to home: Bali
International doesn’t always need to mean a long flight. At just under six hours from Melbourne, tropical Bali has remained a popular travel hotspot for a reason. The Indonesian province is a tourist’s paradise, where a holiday really is what you make it.
Thrill seekers may enjoy a round of white-water rafting or quad biking outside of Kuta, while those looking for a bit or rest and relaxation will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Ubud. With glorious weather, budget-friendly food and drinks, and accommodation and activities for all ages, it's always the right time to go to Bali.