Escape the winter blues...
Escape the winter blues...
If you're already feeling the winter blues, there's no better remedy than seeking some summer sun! Check out these tempting destination ideas.

5. Tropical North Queensland, Australia

Not every part of Australia is affected by the big chill – Queensland's tropical north offers an affordable domestic alternative to jetting off to the Pacific, as well as average temperatures in the mid-20s.

Port Douglas is a major draw for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, offering easy access to some of the country's most remarkable natural gems at the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. You'll find accommodation for all budgets, from backpacker hostels to pampering resorts.

4. Bali, Indonesia

It may be a clich̩, but there are reasons why Aussies keep flocking back to this Indonesian island every winter Рnot least its affordability and the relatively short flight time compared to other Asia Pacific destinations.

From its serene temples to its buzzing beaches, fabulous food and mischievous monkeys, Bali offers experiences for travellers of all ages and interests.

3. Italy

If you're splashing out on your winter break, why not do it in style with a trip to Europe's cultural hotspots? Head to the sunny Mediterranean to make the most of the European summer, where beautiful beaches meet the world's finest cuisine – just be aware that the rest of Europe will be heading there at the same time, so it's important to book ahead.

Italy is a favourite Euro destination, where you can sample the best of food, culture and nature on a seven-night tour of Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice and other legendary destinations.

2. Florida, USA

If you've been looking for an excuse to take that American holiday, make sure you include Florida on your itinerary to experience the world's leading family attractions, combining thrilling rides with character shows, themed accommodation and a magical atmosphere.

Walt Disney World Resort really does live up to the impossible hype, and your winter holiday doesn't have to break the bank when you make the most of package deals on offer from Flight Centre.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nowhere's hotter than Rio in 2016, and you can beat the Olympic crowds by heading to Brazil's lively capital ahead of the Games in August.

Rio's vibrant culture and year-round festival atmosphere are the ideal antidotes to the winter blues. Kick back on world-famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, try the Samba in Lapa and discover Rio's cultural charms, from Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain to hidden gems that only the locals know about.

Plan your winter escape at Pialba Place

Wherever you're dreaming of heading this winter, Pialba Place's travel agents in Hervey Bay will help you find the perfect package to suit your budget and make your daydreams a reality.

Flight Centre offers guaranteed lowest airfare on domestic and international flights and packages to suit every travel style.

Or if you prefer the scenic route, choose from 25 cruise lines and hundreds of routes with Cruiseabout.
08 / 06 / 2016