“Leave the passport at home, forget about baggage limits, the long and costly overseas flights, but still enjoy the experience of heading overseas by exploring unique Australian island destinations where you can even take your own car,” said Ms Gauci.
SeaLink operates ferry connections to most of Australia’s iconic islands destinations and unparalleled experiences, including the picturesque wilderness of Kangaroo Island in South Australia to the pristine beaches of Rottnest Island, lay back and relax on Magnetic Island, experience the cultural immersion on the Tiwi Islands, savour the tranquillity of Bruny Island or explore the Whitsunday Islands, all without boarding a plane and lining up at customs.
Another benefit of travelling domestically is remaining in proximity to Australia’s high-quality healthcare services, giving senior travellers an overseas experience without worrying about health standards or expectations.
According to The Travel Trends Reports 2022 by Australian Seniors, 65 per cent of seniors surveyed want to go on holidays to relax with 40 per cent of the preferred holiday experiences to include historical and cultural opportunities and 34 per cent prefer to include wildlife, nature or eco discovery in their holiday experiences.
“These Australian Island destinations hold a treasure trove of natural wonders, brilliant cultural experiences, and countless opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation,” Ms Gauci added.
Many of the islands that SeaLink travels to are also pet-friendly destinations, including Kangaroo Island, North Stradbroke Island, Magnetic Island and Bruny Island. This allows seniors to travel with their beloved four-legged companions, including bushwalking, birdwatching, and beachcombing, creating unforgettable memories together. *
Visit SeaLink to plan your next island getaway.
* Pets are not permitted in National Parks and other designated locations. Make sure to check regional pet accessibility before booking.