Ready for your next weekend escape?

Get ready to explore the best of Australia! At AUS Weekend Escapes, we’ve got all you need to plan the perfect getaway.

Dive into our Ultimate Guides and find out what locals love in each destination – from must-try food and drinks, stunning hikes, amazing wineries and captivating beaches.

Once you’ve picked your spot, make sure to pick a hotel that matches your plans.

We’ve got top-tier accommodation options across every budget so you can rest easy after a day of exploring.

And don’t forget to book tickets for any tours, attractions or shows while you’re at it!

With AUS Weekend Escapes, discovering Australia..

 

national park in Port Macquarie
national park in Port Macquarie
views of the city of Wollongong
views of the city of Wollongong

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Albany

On the edge of southern WA's rugged coastline and out-of-this-world beaches, Albany is a fabulous getaway from Perth. Placed on the southern tip of Western Australia, this gorgeous little city was the first European settlement in the state. Visit a slice of Western Australian history, immersed in coastal beauty and pristine nature; experience an Albany Weekend Escape.

Glenelg

Glenelg, located on the pristine shores of South Australia, exudes a captivating charm that draws visitors in. The golden sands, gently kissed by the azure waves, provide the perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls and relaxing picnics under the clear blue sky. Jetty Road, a vibrant hub of cafes and boutiques, invites indulgence, exploration and discovery. Enjoy everything from book cafes to upscale restaurants and paddleboarding; enjoy a Glenelg Weekend Escape.

Adelaide

Adelaide is a cool little capital with plenty to keep you entertained as long as you choose to stay. Crammed with great things to see, taste and do, the CBD is a blend of striking architecture, narrow bar-lined laneways, unexpected street art and mouth-watering restaurants, all surrounding by sweeping parklands. This surprising boutique capital is the gateway to South Australia’s wine regions; experience an Adelaide Weekend Escape

Barossa Valley

Pack your bags and drive one hour north of Adelaide, to find yourself in the Barossa Valley. Here, tucked away in the luscious rolling hills, find countless wineries, hidden cultural gems and rural scenes which will transport you to the French countryside. Explore South Australia's most famous wine region; experience a Barossa Valley Weekend Escape.

Riverland

Sitting beside the winding Murray River is Berri, a delightful town in South Australia’s Riverland. Once a small sheep station, today Berri is engulfed by large scale vineyards and embraced by the meandering Murray. Sun-burnt red earth and steep river banks make the Riverland iconic amongst South Australians. Explore the wild landscapes of the Murray River; experience a Riverland Weekend Escape.

Port Pirie

Found over 200km north of Adelaide, Port Pirie is a vibrant settlement with a fascinating history. The small town vibes and friendly locals will welcome you with open arms here, whilst further inland the sprawling natural landscapes will sweep you off your feet. Discover a wonderfully quintessential South Australian town; experience a Port Pirie Weekend Escape.

Mildura

Discover the Hidden Gem: Mildura - An Unforgettable Long Weekend Escape

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is South Australia's very own slice of paradise. Only a short boat trip away, arrive here and immediately feel swept away. Native bushland, abundant wildlife, incredible beaches, tasty food and delectable wines; Kangaroo Island is an SA destination like no other. Explore the secret world of Kangaroo Island; experience a Kangaroo Island Weekend Escape.

Clare Valley

Bursting with sweet-scented rieslings and mineral-rich reds, Clare Valley South Australia, is a charming countryside region. Uniquely tucked away within a luscious green valley, characterful villages, farmlands and a cluster of excellent wineries make for relaxing weekend getaways in South Australia. Discover the rich heritage and world-class rieslings of this countryside haven; experience a Clare Valley Weekend Escape.

Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge SA, is a busy rural town built upon the banks of the majestic Murray River. Only one hour from Adelaide, this historic town is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday by the river and take part in some water-based activities. Use Murray Bridge as a base for experiencing a relaxing life by the river; experience a Murray Bridge Weekend Escape.

Flinders Ranges & Outback

The largest mountain range in South Australia is one not to be missed. Amongst the Flinders Ranges, lofty cliff faces, deep craters and red earth will truly take your breath away. Wilpena Pound - at the core of the Flinders Ranges - is an expansive orange amphitheatre beyond your wildest dreams. Explore the true Australian outback; experience a Flinders Ranges Weekend Escape.

Shepparton

Placed on the floodplain of the Goulburn River, the city of Shepparton Victoria, is a charming spot offering a relaxed outdoor environment and lots to see and do. Parks, reserves and walking trails as well as plentiful restaurants and shops make this regional spot a great getaway from Melbourne. Visit a friendly and laidback town in the heart of regional Victoria; experience a Shepparton Weekend Escape.

Mildura

Mildura, in Victoria, is an enchanting riverside destination for tourists. With its picturesque Murray River, vibrant arts scene, and delectable food and wine, it offers plenty of potential for a super relaxing weekend escape. Explore its beauty, indulge in local flavours, and immerse yourself in local life. Get a real taste of city life in the heart of Victoria; experience a Mildura Weekend Escape.

Hunter Valley

Australia's oldest wine region is famous for its varietals such as Semillon and Shiraz. Enjoy the good life in The Hunter Valley, visiting gourmet restaurants, luxurious spa retreats and attending concerts and festivals amongst the vines. Enjoy epicurean indulgences in the heart of a flourishing NSW wine region; experience a Hunter Valley Weekend Escape.

Wollongong

Dotted with rock pools, surfing beaches and secluded coves, Wollongong is a real gem on the NSW coastline. Forests and rocky cliffs which encapsulate the city add a dramatic element to the scenery. Wollongong itself - populated with students - is buzzing all week. Explore a bright and vibrant town outside of Sydney; experience a Wollongong Weekend Escape.

Melbourne CBD

Welcome to Australia’s cultural capital! Heading to Melbourne for a weekend of merriment? We’ve put together some information which you’ll find useful. Read on to find out about all the things to do in Melbourne during a visit to Australia’s funkiest city. You’ll never be able to see it all, but with the help of this blog, you’ll get pretty close!

Mannum

Mannum is a historic town placed with perfection upon the banks of the divine Murray River. Everything here is about relaxation, riverbanks and majestic Murray views. Spend a weekend rejuvenating by the water's edge; experience a Mannum Weekend Escape.

Mandurah

The little coastal city of Mandurah in WA, really is all about the water. Set against a wonderful landscape of beaches, Mandurah is known for its peaceful nature and fabulous marina. Endless activities await the active visitor, and relaxing scenes cater to the laidback wanderer. Embrace the chilled out atmosphere of a modern coastal city; experience a Mandurah Escape.

Whyalla

Whyalla, bordered by turquoise seas to the one side and red-dyed conservation parks to the other, is a lively SA city with something to do all year round. In winter months, take to the seas to see the annual spectacular of cuttlefish migration. Discover a buzzing and history-rich town; experience a Whyalla Weekend Escape.

Mudgee

Packed with colonial buildings and filled with heritage, this Mudgee NSW is the second oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains. Today, Mudgee is famous for its abundant wineries and its gorgeous location nestled within a green valley makes for the perfect weekend getaway from Sydney. Explore a wine-rich town in the heart of regional New South Wales; experience a Mudgee Weekend Escape.

Byron Bay

Renowned as a relaxed, friendly and laidback destination, Byron Bay is the ultimate place to unwind. Immersed in nature, stunning beaches and a spirited Aussie culture, this leisurely spot is popular across the world. Be the first to see the sunrise in Australia’s easternmost town. Soak up the spritely atmosphere and immerse yourself in the rainforests and beaches of this coastal paradise; experience a Byron Bay Weekend Escape.

Tenterfield

Charming Tenterfield in New South Wales is known for its stunning scenery, quaint shops, and unique history as the birthplace of Australia's Federation. Enjoy a relaxing Tenterfield escape, immersed in history, nature and open space. Breathe the fresh air of the country and get to know a charming NSW town; experience a Tenterfield Weekend Escape.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is an alluring New South Wales secret, decorated with secluded coves and luscious greenery. Found only four hours north of Sydney by car, at the mouth of the Hastings River, Port Macquarie is an ideal spot for a New South Wales getaway.  Spend a relaxing weekend by the beach in this New South Wales paradise; experience a Port Macquarie Weekend Escape.

Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is an energetic regional NSW town ideal for a weekend getaway from Sydney and Melbourne. This is one of those places where you can really do a bit of anything. Art galleries, botanic gardens and hiking galore, to wine tasting, quirky cafes and spirited breweries. Forget the beach this time, bask in the vibrancy of a charming regional town; experience a Wagga Wagga Weekend Escape.

Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is a beautiful seaside town located on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Just over an hour away from Adelaide by car, the town faces striking Encounter Bay and is filled with old-world charm. Heavenly views across the sea and a friendly small-town atmosphere are the drawcard features of the area. Particularly in summer Victor Harbor is popular with tourists. Catering perfectly for those seeking relaxing coastal getaways, surfing trips, romantic escapes but also families holidays, there are endless things to do in Victor Harbor.

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