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Eat well, sleep well, learn a new skill, find time for yourself, spend more time with loved ones: realise your New Year’s resolutions Down Under

The new year is often a time for setting new goals for the year ahead, so we’ve put together a list of our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2024 – and how to achieve them all with a tailored luxury holiday in Australia or New Zealand with Southern Crossings:

How to realise your New Year’s resolutions with a luxury vacation Down Under

  1. Eat Well: from fine dining to casual picnics Australia and New Zealand offer deliciously different dining experiences utilising fabulous fresh produce from the land and sea. Dine under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House or under a stunning canopy of stars, heli-picnic on one of Fiordland’s remote peaks or dive into Pacific Ocean to catch a fresh cray; the Southern Crossings Travel Design team can recommend the perfect local dining experience for any occasion including the hottest tables and hidden local favourites.
  2. Sleep Well: we are thrilled to be able to share some fabulous new places to rest your head; from chic new city stays like Capella Sydney to stunningly secluded serviced private villas such as the new Flockhill Homestead nestled in New Zealand’s South Island high country or Pelorus Private Island on the Great Barrier Reef; a fabulous new luxury lodge with the reopening of the spectacular Southern Ocean Lodge 2.0 on Kangaroo Island and a stylish new luxury golf resort, Te Arai Links just north of Auckland. 2024 promises even more to come – Follow Southern Crossings on Instagram and like us on Facebook to keep up with all the latest openings and updates.
  3. Exercise More: sail on Sydney Harbour, cycle through the vineyards or stretch your legs on one of the region’s great multi-days walks – including the fabulous new Kangaroo island Lightkeeper’s Signature 4-day Walk. These fully-guided, accommodated and catered hiking experiences offer the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track and get away from it all, disconnect from the worries of the world and reconnect with fellow travellers, enjoying spectacular nature and breath-taking scenery, combined with a comfortable bed and delicious local meals at the end of the day
  4. Pick up a new skill: learn to surf, sail or scuba dive, try your hand at fly-fishing or heli-skiing; learn the traditional techniques of Aboriginal dot painting or design your own piece of street art with a local street artist; take a wine-blending masterclass or create your own gin with local botanicals; our Travel Design team can introduce you to the local experts.
  5. Find time for yourself: take a walk on the beach, relax by the pool with a good book, enjoy a beachside yoga session or a local cooking lesson. From decadent day spas to world class wellness stays, and spectacular multi-day walks the Southern Crossings Travel Design team can tailor time out that is just right for you.
  6. Spend more time with family and friends: we have some fabulous new private villas (like Clifftops at Andersons Cove or Flockhill Homestead in New Zealand), serviced beach houses – and even a private island or two (from Queensland’s tropical Pelorus Private Island on the Great Barrier Reef to Tasmania’s stunningly secluded Satellite Island) that offer plenty of space for all the crew. Complete with private chefs and concierge or complete privacy; the choice is yours.
  7. Try something different: sleep under outback stars, high in a treehouse or under the water on the Great Barrier Reef; eat Balmain Bugs (an Australian seafood delicacy) and tuck in to some Hokey Pokey (New Zealand Honeycomb toffee ice-cream), take a selfie with a quokka, get up close and personal with a kiwi or dive into the deep with a gentle giant whaleshark. Explore places that few before have been; it just so happens that ‘one-of-a-kind’ is our specialty!
  8. Work your way through the ultimate Bucket-List travel experiences: watch the sunset over Uluru or see a performance at the Sydney Opera House, cruise Fiordland’s furthest reaches or hike New Zealand’s magnificent Milford Track; scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef or star gaze from an outdoor hot-tub under twinkling southern skies; swing a club at the world’s most impressive new courses or watch the greats of the game at the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam; swim with Manta Rays in Fiji or walk with wombats in Tasmania; fish for trophy trout in New Zealand’s spectacular lakes, rivers and streams or catch yourself a prized Barramundi in Australia’s Top End – whatever your passion, we have a bucket list travel experience to match!
  9. Do good, give back: With travellers’ heightened consideration for the impact of their travels and a growing desire for more meaningful travel experiences, we at Southern Crossings are proud to be able to offer a collection of luxurious eco-stays, exclusive hands-on conservation initiatives and opportunities to off-set, give-back and tread lightly. Just ask us how!
  10. Travel More: our destinations offer something for every-one and for every season; new air connections are bringing us closer together – and enticing new experiences keep coming. Australia and New Zealand are no longer once-in-a-lifetime destinations: we encourage you to travel slower and deeper, experience more – and to come back soon.

Whatever your New Year’s resolutions, we would be delighted to help you realise them all ..   let the Southern Crossings Travel Design team start tailoring a luxury escape that is 100% curated just for you – because it is never too soon to have something to look forward to!

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2024 from all at Southern Crossings.

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