Victorians, South Australians, Tasmanians and Canberrans, not sure where are you setting off this long weekend? Caravanning Australia is here to help you plan your Labour Day, Adelaide Cup, Eight Hour Day and Canberra Day long weekend!
Dandenong Ranges, Victoria
Unwind from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, and set off towards the Dandenong Ranges. With activities on offer for all members of the family, the ranges are ideal for the Labour Day long weekend. Steamroll through the forestry on Puffing Billy – built in the 1900s, this rail line will bring a welcomed smile to the faces of children and train enthusiasts. What a sense of accomplishment when completing the 1000 Steps Walk, the Kokoda Memorial Walk is ideal for nature and exercise lovers.
Victor Harbor, South Australia
Located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor is beloved by Adelaide’s locals. History buffs will be awestruck by the early colonial architecture and rich history that surrounds the harbor, while surfers will flock to Victor Harbors infamous surf beaches: Waitpinga, Parsons, Chiton Rocks, Middleton and Dump Beach. Set sail on a boat tour on the Southern Ocean or head off to Granite Island. Hop on a horse tram ride that connects the mainland to the island, and gaze at the phenomenal granite boulders on display.
Situated on the east coast of Tasmania, Bicheno is the ultimate destination for travellers who want to take things show. Wildlife enthusiasts will fall in love with the fairy penguins that reside in Bicheno, and nature enthusiasts will be amazed at the Bicheno Blowhole, a marvel that spurts seawater at various heights. As the town is synonymous with fishing, there is a bounty of seafood options on offer to fuel your body after a day of exploring.
Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Straddling the boarder of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Queanbeyan is a perfect long-weekend destination for those who wish to stay relatively close to home. Known for its artisan markets and local boutiques, Queanbeyan shines a light on its local art, work and produce. Hike or bike round the Queanbeyan River, or set off to fish for trout at Googong Foreshore.
Pictured is Bicheno Blowhole Beach, Tasmania. Image courtesy of iStock: 1281748032