Where should I go on holidays after age 65

Blog 24 January 2020

Retirement ought to be an exciting time in your life. You’ve worked hard, prepared carefully, and now is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Travel is something that you don’t hear anyone saying that they regret, and retirement is just the time to go some more travel of your own.

The question is, where to? If you’ve had a dream destination in your mind for some time now, then there’s your answer. But for those who have been there and done that, or don’t know in the first place, there is a whole wide world out there for you to explore.

Let’s take a look at the sorts of trips that you might be interested in taking. Read on here for a little bit of travel inspiration!


Tasmania is changing quickly, and everyone who has been there will tell you that it’s for the better. 

Having quietly developed an international reputation for beautifully delicious produce and stunning natural beauty, the island state has now become a thriving hub for Australia’s art scene. Year round, there are festivals and events that draw tourists from all over Australia and the world.

Notable are MONA FOMA that takes place each January and DARK MOFO that takes place in the winter. Festivals that make Launceston and surrounds come alive.

If your thing is history, there is plenty of that as well. Historic colonial architecture, geographic sights, the Salamanca Markets, there is something for everyone to do and see. 

Alice Springs & The Northern Territory

Australia’s great red centre is another popular destination for those looking to see more of Australia’s natural beauty for themselves. Flights can be a touch more expensive as Qantas is the only airline that flies into Alice Springs directly. But plenty of tourists each year take the opportunity to do the road trip and drive across the expansive heartland of Australia.

Uluru is of course the highlight for many, but there is plenty more to see and experience across the Northern Territory. The Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park are gorgeous and biodiverse, with waterways that are hard to believe. 

The Northern Territory is also arguably home to the world’s largest art canvas. You can see beautiful artwork at hundreds of sights along the Territory Arts Trail. 65,000 years of history is out there for those who make the trip to see it.

An Antarctic Expedition

Alright, here us out. You can actually travel to Antarctica – and while you won’t likely get a chance to work on your tan, there are plenty of very good reasons to go.

Expeditions tend to run more frequently between November and March, when the cold isn’t entirely prohibitive. The time of the year that you choose is going to shape what you are likely to see while you’re there.

February and March are the best times to go if you want to see whales. The migration down from the tropics that humpback whales make each year means that there is plenty going on while these hungry travellers refuel after their own travels.

December and January are the peak season, where the days are the longest. You’ll see plenty of activity on shore. This period sees newborn wildlife, particularly penguins, become strong enough to start exploring their surroundings.

The Village – Home to Those Looking to Explore 

The Village Retirement Group is home to those looking to see more of Australia, and more of the world. More than just retirement facilities, our villages are communities of retirees looking to make the most of the time they have earned for themselves throughout their working lives. 

Travel is a big part of how our community members live their lives. If you’re looking for somewhere where you can be around like minded retirees, while still having the freedom to do your own thing, The Village is the place for you. Our comprehensive security measures make it easy to simply lock and leave when you’re ready for that next trip.

Come see for yourself. Book a tour to see one of our communities or make an enquiry below!

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