Four Ideas for Fitness Getaways

If you are thinking of heading away and love to combine fitness with your holiday you are definitely not alone. Fitness tourism is booming and what’s great about it is you don’t have to travel too far, or go for too long. There are fantastic experiences right in our own backyard, across Australia as well as into New Zealand and further abroad.

Wilsons Promontory
The most easterly part of Victoria is also one of the most beautiful, located just three hours from Melbourne this is a great destination for a long weekend. You can base yourself at either Wilsons Promontory campsite (book ahead to avoid disappointment in peak seasons) or Foster at a hotel/motel. Once you are in Wilsons Promontory your fitness choices are endless, you can take go scuba diving, kayaking, small hikes and even two or three day guided hikes for those who really want to push themselves.

Great Whitehaven Beach Run
While there are many fun runs in every city in Australia there is something really special about the Great Whitehaven Beach run, which is in June every year. You would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful place to go for a run than Whitehaven Beach and you can choose from a half marathon, 10km 5km and for the juniors 1.5km or even 500m. The best thing about being in the Whitsundays is that after the run you can spend a week exploring the area either by going on a sailing boat, hanging out at Airlie Beach or staying on the haven that is Hamilton Island.

Queenstown
When you think Queenstown you might think adrenalin sports and ski fields but Queenstown is also home to the Kepler Walking Track in the Fiordland National Park. This 60km walking track can be completed in 3 or 4 days depending on what pace you want to go at. There are huts set up along the track (book in advance) which are comfortable and have gas cooking stoves. The best time to travel is between October and May, winter on the Kepler Track is very cold and avalanches are a risk.
Tip: Prepare yourself for all weather conditions, it is not unusual to see snow on this track even in spring and winds can reach 100km/h, bring wet weather gear no matter how much the sun is shining in Queenstown.

Bali
While some people travel to Bali for partying and being a beach bum Bali is also the ultimate haven for yoga and health detoxes!To be able to mix exercise with a gorgeous resort, delicious yet healthy food, all the coconut water and spa treatments makes Bali a winner for those looking for a more luxurious fitness experience.

To plan your next incredible fitness experience call us on 1300 360 809 or email sales@traveldesignint.com.au. Our agents have travelled to these locations and can guide you to your ultimate fitness holiday!

Kepler Track

Kepler Track