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AUS Weekend Escapes

Your go-to source for enticing weekend getaways across Australia.

Avoid the hours of scrolling that it takes to plan the perfect escape. Aus Weekend Escapes is your getaway one-stop-shop.

To start, let us fuel your wanderlust. Our handy Ultimate Guides – thoughtfully crafted for each region – uncover the best food, drink, hikes, wineries and beaches in your chosen destination.

Next, accommodation.

Then, once you’re topped up with trip inspiration, match your getaway plans with the perfect accommodation. Browse our intimate selection of hand-picked hotels to suit every budget. We’ve got the hotel for you.

Choose your state and start exploring.

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

Explore Destinations

SA

Adelaide

Adelaide's relaxed yet stylish characteristics will keep you entertained for as long as you choose to stay. Crammed with great things to see, taste and do, the CBD is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, narrow laneways, gardens, cafés and restaurants, encapsulated by sweeping parklands. Explore the cultural city and welcoming gateway to Australia's wine producing state; experience an Adelaide Weekend Escape.

SA

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.

NSW

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.

NSW

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.

WA

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.

NSW

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.

SA

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.

VIC

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.

NSW

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.

NSW

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.

SA

Riverland

Sat beside the wild Murray River is Berri, a delightful town in the Riverland South Australia. Once a sheep station, Berri is today 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.

SA

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.

NSW

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.

SA

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.

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