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5 Weekend Escape Ideas

Going away for the weekend is a great way to recharge the batteries. But sometimes it can be hard to decide on the best place to go. Here, we've listed out top pick of some of the best weekend escape ideas. From a Blue Mountains tour to a trip to Byron Bay, we've got some great ideas on how you can spend your weekend:

Blue Mountains

Nothing says romance like a warm fire, a view of the rugged Aussie bush and some good wine. To warm things up in winter a few nights in the Blue Mountains is the perfect getaway escape for couples. Spend the day going for bush walks and exploring the area. Take a tour of the region to experience everything the mountains have to offer. Then cosy up at night by the fire in a deluxe cabin overlooking bush land.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a wonderful place to spend a weekend by the beach, sipping cocktails watching the sunset and exploring some of the regions alternative restaurants and tourist attractions. Talk a walk to the lighthouse before heading down to Watego's Beach and getting in some solid surf time. Then head back to the town centre to catch some live music. A great place to grab the mates and head for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Make sure you bring your bongos and fire twirling sticks too.

Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is a great place to get away from it all for a weekend and enjoy peaceful country living at it's best. Go for a horse ride and venture out to the national parks and waterfalls nearby. Visit local vineyards and enjoy some delicious tasting sessions. Then relax by a warm fire and let the world pass you by.

Phillip Island

Phillip Island located just outside Melbourne, offers visitors remarkable wildlife, water sports and breath-taking sights. Enjoy the natural wonders of the area and watch the famous penguin parade on the sand. Then sit back and relax with some waterfront dining. The Island is a great place to take the whole family. Go on a Phillip Island Tour to experience everything it has to offer before relaxing in tranquil surrounds.

The Barossa Valley

Just under an hour's drive from Adelaide the Barossa Valley makes the perfect destination for a weekend escape. Take a tour into the region to explore the wineries, restaurants and other attractions. A trip to Hahndorf, a Bavarian village located in the hills is full of old-world charm and a must see when visiting the area.

Need to get away but not sure where to go? I hope our list of ideas has given you some inspiration for the perfect place you can go to recharge your batteries on a weekend sometime soon. Everyone needs a recharge every now and then and there's no time like the present.