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8 ways to fund your summer holiday

A Guide To Holidays At Home

Map your Memories

Don’t let those old Facebook holiday memories get you down!

Yes, carefree overseas holidays are out of the picture right now (and will be for some time), but you can still enjoy your summer holidays here in our own beautiful country.

Holiday homes, apartments and holiday parks are an easy go-to for many, but have you really experienced all our good country has to offer?

Australian holiday hot-spots are booking out like never before as restrictions lift and travel is allowed again.

For example, Air-bnb searches for Daleys Point on the New South Wales Central Coast have surged over 730% compared to last year!1. The Western Australian regional town of Broome has queues to reserve lodgings with accommodation fully booked until Christmas.

Staff shortages are even predicted as they struggle to meet
the demand2. Now is the time to take a holiday with a difference and consider taking the road less travelled!

Here are some great holiday ideas.

A map made of memories in a caravan or motor-home

What better way to see more of our beautiful country than travelling in a motor-home?

Where to go depends on what you like doing and how long you have, but with a bit of planning, you could enjoy rain-forests, outback towns or coastal drives.

You could have the freedom of a roaming itinerary, take a detour when something takes your interest or perhaps even take your pet with you.

Some camp spots will allow dogs, or you may be able to book your pooch into a doggy day care along the way

while you go exploring.

Go bush and enjoy natural wonders off-road and off-grid

Going bush may be a little daunting, especially if you haven’t tried it before, but with a little research and common sense, you could enjoy the natural wonders of Australia without the crowds.

Go four-wheel driving, hiking or grab a dirt bike or mountain bike and explore unique parts of our national parks, bush tracks and countryside.

Even with children, it is possible. Learn from other family adventurers – holidayswithkids.com.au and

Peace, serenity and a little exercise on the water

Why stay on land when you can enjoy the tranquility of the water? Get out on the rivers, lakes, inlets or oceans on boat, jet ski, kayak or stand up paddle board. There are so many options available.

Your backyard could be a natural swimming pool. Whether it is just for the day, overnight use or a longer stay on a houseboat, consider taking advantage of the natural waterways by boat.

For those who like a little more excitement, hire a jet ski. And for those who want to take in the delights and meander downstream, jump in a kayak.

Not only will you benefit from an aerobic workout, the clear calm waters, sound of the water and fresh air will relax you. Plus, it is a perfect activity for the family.

Or simply create a summer oasis at home instead.

If that all sounds like too much or you would prefer to create your dream oasis at home to enjoy every day, why not install that pool, spa or outdoor living room you have always wanted (or all of the above!).

Think swimming, cabana and cocktails during a balmy evening.

Not only could you enjoy your new outdoor space, but transforming your backyard has the potential to increase the overall value of your home. More home equity gives you more future possibilities – perhaps an investment property or eventual upgrade!

Not sure how you will finance your motor-home, caravan, jet ski, dream holiday or oasis at home?

Download our tip sheet ‘8 Ways To Finance Your Summer Holiday.... Outdoor Living Room, Pool Or Other Big-Ticket Items’ or call us today to discuss.

8 ways to fund your summer holiday

1. ABC News, NSW summer holiday rentals ‘surging’ amid COVID-19, with interest in Daleys Point up 730 percent: https://www.rvsalescentre.com.au/buying/
2. WA seeks backpackers to fill staff shortages as Kimberley prepares for bumper
wet season https://www.rvsalescentre.com.au/buying/top-10-benefits-ofa-motorhome-lifestyle/#:~:text=Travelling%20in%20a%20motorhome%20

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This article is prepared based on general information. It does not take into account individual financial objectives or needs and is not financial product advice.

About the Author

James commenced Mortgage Brokering in 2009 and launched the Mortgage Broker business "Your Home Loan Consultant" in February 2012. With over 10 years of experience in the finance industry, our team in Brisbane are here to assist you. We pride ourselves on transparency and communication, and no matter what you need – we are never more than a phone call away. Your Home Loan Consultant is a full-service Mortgage Brokerage. Assisting first home buyers to get into their own home and then with the correct guidance show them how to create wealth through property investing.

James Sylvester

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