Take Mum and Dad On a Trip!
With more destinations catering to seniors, there’s no better time to plan a holiday for your parents. points you to SASHA GONZALES the most elderly-friendly resorts and cities.
The cities of Auckland and Wellington make it easy to get around on foot, as the ground is mostly flat and it’s almost impossible to get lost. With their substantial Asian populations, these cities have plenty of home-style cuisine options for your parents. WE RECOMMEND… Sky City Hotel, Auckland All the city’s major attractions will be right at their doorstep, so your parents won’t have to venture far to enjoy this city in New Zealand’s North Island. The spacious resort features a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, a theatre and free live entertainment. A short distance away is the iconic Sky Tower.
www.skycityauckland.co.nz Copthorne Resort Lakefront, Queenstown Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, this resort has ultracomfortable rooms and is within walking distance of Queenstown’s major shopping and entertainment districts. If your parents want to try skiing, golf or fishing, or wish to take a wine tour, the hotel can arrange excursions for them. Queenstown is a resort town in Otago, in New Zealand’s South Island. www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/ www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/ copthornequeenstownlakefront/
The pleasant climate, low crime rate and good food make Japan popular with older folk. But cities like Tokyo and Osaka tend to be fast-paced and crowded, so your parents may enjoy Kyushu, Hokkaido and Kyoto more, where it is quieter and less busy. WE RECOMMEND… Beppuwan Royal Hotel, Hiji Town, Kyushu The elegant resort overlooks scenic Beppu Bay, and is close to attractions like Beppu Tower, Takasakiyama Natural Zoo and National Park, Takegawara Onsen, and the feudal castle town of Kitsuki. In addition to amazing local cuisine, the hotel has a range of amenities for active seniors, from a golf course to a garden pool. Plus, there are shared hot-spring baths overlooking the bay, for your folks to relax in. www.daiwaresort.co.jp/english/26_beppu.html Aso Farm Land, Kumamoto, Kyushu Located in the capital city of Kumamoto on the island of Kyushu, the resort has a village-like
Cattle farm in Aso, Kumamoto.
Shangri-la Leisure Farm Auckland’s tallest building, the Sky Tower.