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Our Top 5 Mother's Day Holidays

Posted on May 07, 2020


Mother's Day is a time to truly let Mum know she is loved. Ornaments will age, ceramics may break, but memories last a lifetime! Give your mum the gift of holiday memories with an escape she can look forward to.

(Although, don't forget - sometimes we have to thank ourselves!) 

We've curated the top 5 getaways for Mother's Day. Read on to discover the best gifts for Mum (or you!).

1. Small Town Escape 
Nothing says 'quaint small town' more than Townsville. With a beautiful esplanade, nearby mountain and tropical island just a cruise away, this is paradise! 

Our top pick for this slice of paradise is the Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville. Not only is it the tallest building in the city boasting incredible sweeping views of Castle Hill and Magnetic Island, but it also has a popular restaurant and is the heart of town. The rooms are perfect for couples or families with either twin or king beds, and you are close to all of the action. 

This holiday is highly recommended for a mother's day pressie for a first out-of-isolation escape for those who aren't ready for crowds, but want to enjoy a beautiful destination and the company of loved ones. 

2. Wellness Escape
Picture this: a picturesque cottage out from a fairytale, nestled next to a magical waterfall, complete with hanging swings, tea lights, and immaculate gardens. That is Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Not only is it a fairytale to look at, but each of the 14 villas offer stand-alone luxury in a private Sunshine Coast Hinterland space. 

Intimate, secluded and romantic you can explore the natural wonders of the retreat with a walk through the rainforest, let expert chefs take you on a journey into the flavours, aromas and spices of Thai cuisine in a cookery class, relax your body and mind at the day spa, or enjoy the many natural wonders the Sunshine Coast has to offer! 

3. Shopping Holiday

The ultimate way to spoil someone special is with a shopping escape to Brisbane CBD! Enjoy the Wintergarden's wonders, the history of Tattersall Arcade, the designer strip of James Street or the classic's of Queen St Mall for a long overdue holiday to indulge in some retail therapy. 

Our top choice for a Brisbane city shopping escape is the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane. It is perfectly situated at the highest point of Brisbane CBD overlooking the beautiful Roma Street Parklands & a short walk to the Treasury Casino, South Bank, QPAC, GOMA and more. 

4. Adventure Holiday
For those who love to explore and experience everything a destination has to offer, look no further than Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland. Stroll along picturesque palm-fringed beaches, dine at award-winning restaurants, & explore superb tropical World Heritage rainforests – this is the ultimate tropical escape!

Our top pick for an adventure holiday in Palm Cove is the Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove. Set amidst 3 hectares of tropical gardens, this stunning hotel is in the heart of town surrounding by dining, boutique shopping and the esplanade! 

You won't be short on adventure activities either with by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Josephine Falls, Daintree Rainforest, Flames of the Forest Dining, Great Barrier Reef Day Cruises & more nearby!

5. Short Cruise
There is no relaxation like a cruise. With no cooking, laundry, or any responsibilities than selecting your meals from a menu or your daily activities, this is the penultimate way to unwind and relax. 

Our top pick for cruises is the Carnival Splendor Weekend Getaway Cruise setting sail in February of 2021. The ship launches from Sydney Harbour, one of the most spectacular ports in the world, and spends 3 nights of bliss at sea before returning to port. We recommend adding on a night or two of accommodation either side of your cruise to enjoy everything Sydney has to offer while away!

Have you decided Mum absolutely needs a getaway? (Or maybe you need to book an escape for you!) Call your Hightide Holidays consultant on 1300 769 765 today. 
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