Australia’s favourite local summer destinations

Did you take a well-deserved time out these past holidays? According to a December 9 release by Roy Morgan Research, some 12.9 million Aussies take a holiday each year. It also revealed that 2.7 per cent of people who went overseas during their last holiday did an adventurous activity.

For those who managed to get some of their adrenaline pumping, Central America was the most popular destination, with more than one in four people heading there. Other regions include Canada, the South Pacific, Bali, New Zealand and Thailand.

But what if you never found the opportunity for some real time away from the desk? Or perhaps you did, but you feel like you haven’t squeezed quite enough out of your summer just yet. Either way, you might consider taking out a Border Bank personal loan to tour one of the finest countries on the planet – ours!

Summer loving

A February 8 release by Roy Morgan Research shows that summer is our favourite period for taking a domestic holiday. Figures show that just over 2.6 million people who took an Australian vacation did so in the sunny season, which is about 200,000 more than those who went in autumn.

Tasmania was the most summer-favoured holiday state, with a whopping 35 per cent of domestic visitors arriving on the island between October 2014 and September 2015, compared to winter (18 per cent).

Roy Morgan’s release also reveals that Queensland has many regions that are huge summer getaways. No less than 40 per cent of people who visit Caloundra and Southport do so during the hot season. Furthermore, 38 per cent of Australians who visit Brisbane go in summer.

You might be glad to know in terms of specific destinations, New South Wales also features many popularly frequented areas, such as Terrigal and Gosford. As you can see, whether it’s to get a nice tan or hit the surf, coastal locations are the name of the game.

In need of some financing? Speak to the lending professionals at Border Bank, we’ve got a wide range of products to suit your current needs. Aside from our popular home and car loans, we also offer personal loans, which are perfect for those who need that much-needed time away without punching a hole straight through their savings.

With these insights, you might have a better idea on where to take a quick break before summer slips away.