Make Winter 2020 Memorable: With A Long-Stay!


Kick off 2020 – a new decade – in one of the most stunning locations: the South Pacific!  Has Australia always been on your travel must-visit list? How about New Zealand or the Cook Islands?  

Our winters are cold, bitter and often appear to drag on forever.  The beauty about long-stay holidays is that they are a great way to not only connect with a destination and live like a local yourself, but they are a great way to skip out on the frigid weather—while also saving money too!  If you’re going to be staying for 21 or 28 days, this is considered a longer stay than usual and therefore you can take advantage of great prices over extended periods!  Also, when you visit the South Pacific in February or March, that is considered their ‘low season’ so rates are generally reasonable around our winter period.  

Downunder Travel’s long-stay winter getaways are several weeks in length and will often include all the comforts of a home: with a kitchenette or full kitchen as well as various perks like being fairly close to public transportation and grocery stores, and you’re often within walking distance to local restaurants and attractions. 

Let’s not forget that staying locally can get you to experience nearby restaurants, world-class boutiques and shops, hidden gems and other hot-spots you may not have otherwise known about if you were travelling over a shorter length of time!

Cook Islands:

Kia Orana!  Halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand you’ll find the 15 islands that make up the pretty little paradise that is the Cook Islands.  The islands offer stunning crystal blue waters, secluded white sandy beaches that go on for miles, warm weather year-round and friendly locals.  Experience authentic island life: no traffic lights, no building taller than a coconut tree, no big name brands… and the islands are on the same timezone as Hawaii, making transition into island life seamless. Check out our 2020 Cook Islands long-stay here.

Gold Coast, Australia:

Escape from it all in the sunny coastal region of Queensland’s Gold Coast!  Visitors enjoy the region’s proximity to restaurants and cafes, shopping, the world-renowned Surfer’s Paradise, theme parks, rainforest walks and waterfalls. Your hotel will be ideally located in the heart of the Gold Coast, at just a walking distance from attractions such as world class boutique shops, a movie cinema, Jupiters Casino, bicycle trails and a variety of international standard restaurants & cafes. Check out our 2020 Gold Coast long-stay here (Fiji is a stopover).

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand:

Your hotel, in the spectacular Bay of Plenty region, is situated among hectares of orchards and gardens, stretches of gorgeous white-sand beaches and many restaurants serving fresh seafood and local wines!  Enjoy coastal living to its fullest; you can go sailing, enjoy dolphin watching or simply take in the relaxed, calming effect of the beachtown of Mount Maunganui.  Accommodations in this region offer breathtaking views of the region and located in one of the most prime locations! Check out our 2020 New Zealand long-stay here.

Instantly feel like home this winter—without the snow!  With apartment-style, comfortable accommodations and that feeling of a slow-paced holiday with plenty of time to explore, meet locals, make friends with neighbors and take in all the beauty of a much-sought after county.

Contact one of our Dedicated Destination Specialists at an office near you, conveniently located in Vancouver, Calgary & Toronto on 1866-470-4414, or our web site,

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