The 5 most sought after weekend getaways.


Whilst the long weekend has come and gone, there is nothing stopping you from packing your bags on Friday afternoon, and squeezing every hour out of the weekend for a getaway. Instead of visiting every CBD in Australia, why not try focusing on visiting the best holiday getaways and spending time in Australia's most beautiful suburbs.

1. Daylesford, Victoria.

Daylesford is one of Melbourne's most glamorous suburbs because of its greenery and beautiful natural produce on offer. With an abundance of spas, Daylesford is only 115km North-West of Melbourne's CBD. There are great wineries on offer that you have to visit, and great eateries. Noted for its amazing spas, the places to visit in Daylesford are:

Where to stay: The Lake House

Where to eat: Breakfast and Beer

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2. Queenstown, Tasmania

Located in some of the most pristine nature surroundings in Australia, Queenstown, provides a breath of fresh air, deep in a valley of the mountains. With a small population of under 2,000 people, it's a great place to get away. 

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Where to stayPumphouse Point (Pictured Above)

Where to eat: Shorehouse will have everything you require, breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

3. Byron Bay, New South Wales

A little slice of paradise remains in Australia, with golden beaches and never ending sunshine. Located on the border of QLD and NSW, this gorgeous suburb is relaxed and as easy going as you'll find. With houses available for short rentals this is a great spot to get away.

Where to stay: 6/137 Broken Head Reserve Road, Broken Head

Where to eat: Can't go past Bay Kebabs, not flash, but delicious. 

4. Mindil Beach, Darwin

This beach front suburb has a lot going on, it's got a great vibe and sunsets that are magical. A great weekend getaway as it provides a laid back environment and is a little different from the major cities you would normally visit.

Where to stay: Anywhere along the beach in Mindil will be spectacular. 

Where to eat: Grab something around the market, it's all certain to taste fresh!

Perfect beach getaway on offer in the NT. 

Perfect beach getaway on offer in the NT. 

5. Waitpinga, South Australia

Known as a wine county and for unbelievable food, Waitpinga is SA's answer to all of the food snob suburbs across Australia. Less than an hour out of the CBD of Adelaide, you will be able to sit on golden beaches and bathe in the crystal clear water. 

Where to stay: 40 Wright Terrace, Encounter Bay. 

Where to eat: Try Au Pear, fresh and flavoursome Mediterranean food that also specialises in produce from the land. 

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You can rent 40 Wright Terrace, Encounter Bay for $210 a night, just around the corner. 

You can rent 40 Wright Terrace, Encounter Bay for $210 a night, just around the corner. 

About the Author:

Todd Schulberg

Todd Schulberg handles all things marketing for Homely.com.au - Living and breathing property, Todd has a keen interest in the movements in the market and how agents can utilise new tools and technology in order to be more connected. Using all things social, Todd suggests different ways that agents can engage and think outside the square with their marketing approach.

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