According to a survey conducted by the U.S. organisation American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), people report the 70s as being one of the happiest decades of life. Those in the 70 to 79-year-old age bracket may have slowed down a bit, but they’re still quite healthy and energetic compared to older peers. They also have much less stress than those who are still working, raising a family, or both.

After living more than seven decades, people get less upset about problems that they know from experience will pass. Seventy-somethings understand that life moves quickly and they must make the most of opportunities to create special memories. This decade is the ideal time to enjoy travel that they may have put off for years, if not decades.

Top Travel Destinations for Australians in Their 70s

Although people in this age group may need mobility aids like walkers or canes, traveling and getting around still comes quite easily to them. For this reason, they enjoy many of the same holiday destinations as younger adults. The top five international favourites include:

  • New Zealand
  • Indonesia
  • United States
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

Top destination locations within the country include:

  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • Coastal Queensland
  • Outback Queensland

In their 70s, people travel to go on holiday just as much as they do to visit family. Partners make frequent companions for married or otherwise coupled Australians. Adult children, siblings of a similar or younger age, and groups of friends in the same age range like to travel together as well.

Consider purchasing travel insurance and you can apply for cover for pre-existing medical conditions you may have.

With careful insurance planning, people over 70 can have the time of their lives while travelling.