Who doesn’t love a long weekend?
Long weekends are the perfect time to go on an adventure that’s a bit closer to home, and there are so many great places to choose from. So, when the next long weekend comes around, here are three places that you should consider for your next adventure.
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Leave Brisbane behind
long weekend and venture north to the Sunshine Coast. Whether your ideal
vacation involves hiking through nature or enjoying brunch at a trendy cafe,
you’ll find something for everyone on the Sunshine Coast. But you can’t visit
the Sunshine Coast without experiencing one of its many picturesque beaches. Enjoy
a relaxing swim in the gentle
waters of Cotton Tree, take the kids out for a swim at Bulcock Beach, or
grab your surfboard and hit the waves at Coolum Beach.
Halls Gap, Victoria
Looking to spend a long weekend surrounded by nature? Then Halls Gap is the place for you. Located a three-hour drive north-west of Melbourne, Halls Gap is home to some truly amazing natural wonders. Using Halls Gap as your base, you can explore the incredible Grampians National Park by car or on foot, and visit sites like MacKenzie Falls and The Pinnacles. If climbing a mountain or exploring a waterfall doesn’t take your fancy, then you can spend an afternoon at Fallen Giants Vineyard, or take the whole family out to the Halls Gap Zoo.
Hop on a plane and take a journey back across the Bass Strait to Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. There are plenty of activities that you can do in Hobart, including perusing the Salamanca Markets, driving to the top of kunanyi/Mount Wellington or taking the ferry across to Bruny Island. Plus, Hobart is the gateway to many fantastic destinations in southern Tasmania that are just a short drive away, including Port Arthur, Richmond and Cygnet.
Pictured is Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.