Dramatic mountain peaks, endless sand dunes, hidden Aboriginal treasures, lush National Parks… The Great Outdoors is calling!

If you’re dreaming of open spaces as far as the eye can see, exotic landscapes and surreal sunsets, we’ve found just what you are looking for.

There is a reason director Peter Jackson chose New Zealand as a backdrop for his Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies: the landscape is astounding! From glaciers accessible only by helicopter to breath-taking lakes to snow-capped mountain ranges, Middle Earth is truly picture perfect. Kids will delight in discovering the sets of these movies as well as enjoying activities such as jet boating, yaking, and helicopter rides.

Neighbouring Tasmania is equally beautiful with almost a fifth of the island declared a World Heritage Area. The pristine coastlines and untamed forests are wonderful playgrounds for kids and have a wonderfully untouched feel. Parents will enjoy ending the day with a glass of wine from the area’s many vineyards.

Oman is an Arabian country like no other. Focused on creating lasting experiences rather than mass tourism, Oman knows how to welcome travellers and boasts a number of unique and magical sites. Travel to the North and the Musandam Peninsula to witness mountains tumbling into the sea. In spite of its name, the Empty Quarter is filled with marvels such as sand dunes, saltmarshes, quicksand, palm tree oases and mountain peaks.

Properties for Family Outdoors Christmas

Freycinet Lodge

Australia, Tasmania

Located in the spectacular Freycinet National Park overlooking Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge that provides a superb base from which to ex…

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Saffire Freycinet

Australia, Tasmania

The jewel of Tasmania, Saffire Freycinet rises from its surroundings as a premium boutique property that is truly in touch with the beauty and nature of its surroundings. Saffire is bouti…

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A Selection of Family Outdoors Christmas Itineraries

Untouched Tasmania

Australia, Tasmania

With a fifth of Tasmania’s magnificent untouched wildernesses and rugged coastlines under heritage and ecological protection, the island is a splendid getaway after a tour through bustling…

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