To celebrate TravelCard Real-Time Travel Insurance being recommended as number 1 for domestic single-trip travel insurance policies by CHOICE, the team have some top travel tips to help you pick your next local destination.
Liz from Marketing recommends a visit to Mudgee for great wines and food. A great escape just to get away from it all, drive an hour out to the historic gold mining town of Hill End to get a feel for what things might have been like when it was once NSW’s largest inland town. She stayed in the apartment above Northey’s Store and loved sitting out on the verandah with a BBQ, watching the local kangaroo mob on the grass opposite. She also loved the stunning Kissing Point lookout and Golden Gully which were a short drive away.
Ridima from Sales recently travelled to Forster and loved the Cape Hawke Lookout. The walk up to the lookout was fun with lots of things to see. The Forster Main Beach is very scenic and a place that you can unwind. She would love to visit again to explore more.
Maya from Events suggests the Northern Territory which has spectacular scenery, with so many beautiful places to visit. “My tip is to consider visiting in off-peak season to enjoy the beautiful gorges all alone and truly experience the vastness of the area. Start early to avoid the heat, and be prepared for the long drives to get from spot to spot.”
Moran in Human Resources says her current favourite destination is Tasmania. In a state with many exciting and scenic destinations she particularly enjoys stunning Hobart. Her top tip is to travel to Bruny Island and try the seafood chowder and oysters, a food highlight in a State full of gastronomic delights.
Shannan from Business Development says the Barossa Valley in South Australia is her favourite place. The Barossa has some of the world’s best wines and beautiful countryside. Her tip is to be sure to check out Turkey Flat Vineyards, with friendly staff, beautiful wines and lovely surroundings.
Sean in customer support has recently enjoyed some time in Eden NSW which he found to be pretty amazing. Summer in Eden is the perfect getaway. With a mix of coast and country and a host of things to do and places to relax, Eden offers a special kind of magic. Enjoy buying fresh caught mussels direct from the fishing boats at the wharf at Snug Cove.
Tasha from Human Resources puts Burleigh Heads as one of her favourite places. Her tip is to stay on the Esplanade opposite the beach, where you can enjoy the walks along the coastline. In Miami you can find the Paddock Bakery for breakfast and lunch which is worth the trip itself. The relaxing location is combined with the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast and has something for all ages.
Daniel from Finance suggests for the younger kids a road trip from Sydney to the Dubbo Zoo is the perfect break. Enjoy the journey as well as the destination exploring country towns with stops along the way. If the season is right cherry picking is a fun family activity, enjoy stops in Mudgee and Orange and top it off with a stop in the Blue Mountains on the way home.
Jo from Public Relations recommends Daylesford in Victoria for a trip away from it all. If you’re after a romantic weekend away or a girls’ trip, Daylesford has some of the best food and spas in Australia. Enjoy Wombat Hill with great food, hot springs and amazing views, stop by the Botanic Gardens for a beautiful spot to rest.
TravelCard recommends just getting out and exploring Australia, whether it be a day trip, a weekend away or a long holiday. Enjoy our expansive and diverse landscapes, and learn about the heritage and culture our Country has to offer.
TravelCard launched in Australia in 2018 and is part of the successful global PassportCard Group, who have been providing innovative travel insurance solutions since 2014. With over 2 million customers and offices in Australia, Israel, Germany and the UK, PassportCard Group provides global data to support their market-leading TravelCard insurance policies. In 2019, in the first year of operations, the TravelCard claims team have already been awarded the prestigious Mansfield Award for successful speciality claims handling. TravelCard Australia is underwritten by The Hollard Insurance Company.