Although everyone is looking for different perks in their retirement destinations, some Australian places have all of those wonderful benefits every retiree dreams of when searching for their ideal location. Immersed in nature and surrounded by diverse cultural and entertainment opportunities, you can make the most of your non-working days and rejuvenate your spirit in places where time seems to have stopped.
Let's take a look at a few very popular, but still serene and secluded luxurious nooks that attract many retirees from around the world to spend their retirement in Australia.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria A hidden piece of paradise just southeast of Melbourne, this peninsula is an attractive destination for calm weekend getaways on the shore, filled with campers, tourists, and locals who enjoy fine wine and a selection of home-grown food, such as their famous apples, cherries and strawberries. The maritime climate is perfect for their pinot noir, olive oil, various cheeses and luckily, smaller manufacturers of delicious chocolate.
Mornington peninsula is always buzzing with golfers, rich cultural life within their museums and art galleries, wine and food trails, and events such as mushroom and strawberry picking along with perfect low-key beaches meant for hours of sunbathing and water sports. For the most daring gourmets among you, there are also plenty of classes available to help you master the art of cooking with their finest groceries.
Hunter Valley, NSW While the wineries alone are more than enough reason for not just retirees to move to this splendid location, the closeness to several urban hotspots such as Sydney are equally appealing to newcomers from all over the world. That gives you the opportunity to spend most of your days in peaceful Hunter Valley resorts while only a ride away from some of Sydney's most luxurious events.
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Although a slightly pricier location due to its rising popularity, Hunter Valley still remains among the highest in demand due to its picturesque nature, gourmet cuisine and golf courses. May is the month of their well-known Wine, Food and Film Festival, a stunning event among so many other festivities that enrich the culture of this beautiful region.
Padstow Heights, NSW A hidden gem just southwest of Sydney that seems to have been growing in popularity steadily over the past few years, Padstow Heights will mesmerize even the pickiest of travellers and retirees with its unique charm and overwhelming luxury. While you might think that this corner of Sydney can only be famous for its hip bar scene and rich urban life, some of the most captivating retirement villages in NSW are located precisely in this region!
They are conveniently situated close to the city itself, but they boast a uniquely serene, secluded range of homes that are designed as resorts so make anyone feel as if their retirement is an endless vacation filled with opulent experiences and far from hectic crowds. The local scene inspires constant exploration of the city and the pristine nature, while the blooming culture provides you with excitement all year long.
Huon Valley, Tasmania Although slightly colder than other regions of Australia, Huon Valley offers many other perks to let you forget about the occasional cold breeze. Tasmania is famous for its untamed nature and tranquil feel, so it's no wonder that an increasing number of retirees is considering this area as their new home of choice.
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Fresh air, a friendly, welcoming community and an always filled itinerary of versatile activities in nature and the nearby towns will keep you not only occupied for days on end, but also fulfilled and blissful to become a part of such an amazing place. Another perk are the affordable prices of rentals and home alike, allowing people to start a new chapter of their lives in this wild region.
Margaret River region, WA
A single visit to this out-of-this-world destination is the epitome of indulging all of your senses. Tucked away on the west coast of Australia, it's recognized as a growing community with much to offer. From delicious locally grown food which transform into culinary masterpieces thanks to the local chefs, to natural wonders such as lime caves and majestic cliffs, Margaret River will be perfect for anyone.
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Scenic walks on the Indian Ocean shores and a view of the rugged coast of Margaret River region are sublime examples of its unparalleled beauty that keeps attracting younger generation and retirees alike to explore its wonderful nature and rich life.