Celebrating Christmas the Aussie Way

The songs may all be about a “White Christmas” and a “Winter Wonderland”, but we’d much rather be celebrating Christmas the Aussie way. From beaches to BBQs, here’s our breakdown of how to celebrate down under.

Lazy Beach Day(s)

Slip, slop, slap: wise words from one generation to the next. It isn’t summer until you’ve had a lazy beach day or 3. When the Aussie sun is in full-force, the refreshing ocean is really the only way to cool off and stay sane. Check out our list of Nightcap Hotels close to the beach so you can laze all day and have someone else cook & clean for you after. You’re welcome.

Lunch at the Pub

Pub grub at its best

We just love long lunches that roll into the afternoon. When you’re visiting mates for the holidays (or just because), be sure to tuck into some good tucker with a meal at the pub. If you book a stay with Nightcap Hotels, you’ll get 10% off dining in the bistro, so even more reason to grab a parma & pint.

Picnic in the Park

Lockdown or not, picnics in the park are great! Throw down a blanket, bring the kids, pups and tuck into a smorgasbord of dips, cheese, snacks and tasty drinks. Sometimes casual and affordable is best when visiting friends & fam.

Beer Garden Session

Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster VIC

When the sun is shining, there’s really no better place to be than sitting in the beer garden at a friendly pub, sipping on cold drinks and laughing the day away with your besties. Some of our favourite beer gardens are at Ocean Beach Hotel (NSW), Findon Hotel (SA), Shoppingtown Hotel (VIC) and Belgian Beer Cafe (WA). Yep, you guessed it - each one has a Nightcap Hotel to match.

Backyard BBQ

Not sure it gets more Aussie than a backyard BBQ. The smells and sounds of meat sizzling over a flame grill, an esky full of brews and no worries in the world except when to turn the snags. In our eyes, it isn’t summer ‘til you’ve had a BBQ with mates on a sunny Sunday. When the arvo comes to an end, you can rest easy at your nearby Nightcap accommodation perfect for visiting friends and family in the ‘burbs.

Family Fun in the Pool

If the beach is too crowded or saltwater just isn’t your thing, head straight to the pool to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Relax with a book or splash around with the kids - the choice is yours, and we’ve made it easy with this list of Nightcap hotels with a pool.

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