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11 Places Near Australia Where You Can Get That Europe Summer Vibe Without The Price Tag

11 Places Near Australia Where You Can Get That Europe Summer Vibe Without The Price Tag

It’s giving Athens, but it’s actually the Philippines.

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Similan Islands, Thailand

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Fortune Island, Philippines

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Goa, India


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For a real party vibe, you’re going to want to head to Goa. Who needs Ibiza when you can enjoy Goa’s stunning coastline, pristine beaches and raucus nightlife for a fraction of the cost? Stay in the Fontainhas area for a hit of Portuguese culture, with brightly-coloured houses, blooming bougainvillaea and bars with excellent Latin music.


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Sri Lanka


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If you want to escape Aussie winter for a bit, Sri Lanka should be near the top of your list. Galle, a city in the south-west, was built by Dutch settlers, so it has a distinctly European feel. Plus, the beaches are incredible and it’s a small enough island that you can see a lot — even if you’re there less than a week.


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New Caledonia


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New Caledonia is a French territory, so while you’re not technically in Europe, it’s still part of France. And you feel it when you’re there. The architecture, the food, the vibes, all just screams South of France…but with better beaches. 

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Semeti Beach, Indonesia

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Khajjiar Lake, India


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A Swiss Alps trip would be nice, but if you don’t have the time or the cash to travel all the way to the other side of the world, India offers a surprisingly similar alternative. Khajjiar Lake is a stunning alpine paradise — warm in our wintertime and snow-covered in December and January. 

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And finally, Phuket, Thailand


Dream Beach Club

If you’re after a beach club vibe — without having to fly to Mykonos — perhaps Thailand is more up your alley. You can fly directly to Phuket and park up at one of many luxurious beach clubs (Dream or Catch are two favourites), spending your day dancing in the pool, drinking in the sun and eating delicious Pad Thai. 

Where are your favourite international holiday spots around Australia? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: BuzzFeed.

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