Escape to the amazing cities that are right on our door-step this long weekend.

Ferns

If you are craving sunshine, ocean air and fruit cocktails then pack your swimmers, shorts and thongs and head to the tropics in for a three day Vitamin D hit. With temperatures still in the high 20’s, enjoy lounging around the resort pool, snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef and dining alfresco no heater required.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Festivals

Lap up the last few days of the Vivid Festival in Sydney and be mesmorised by the spectacular lighting show on the harbour. Bring the family and take in the northern view from ‘The Deck at Luna Park’, enjoy the Vivid light walk from Circular Quay  or grab a friend and settle in at Opera Bar and watch as the boats change colour coming into the harbour.

Footy

Join the football fanatics, rug up and head to Melbourne for the annual Queen’s Birthday AFL clash. Pack your favourite team colours and join the fans for a sporting weekend. Head to Etihad Stadium and cheer on as North Melbourne battle it out against Richmond and stick around for premier favourites Collingwood taking on Melbourne at the MCG.

Food and Wine

Known as the ’20 minute city’, pack your weekend bag and make the most of Adelaide’s effortlessly chic food and wine scene. No longer just the city of churches, work up an appetite exploring the wide streets filled with an eclectic mix of historic buildings, lush parks and street art, settle into one of the bars, restaurants or pubs at the East End or rent a car and head for the Adelaide Hills to feast on wine and cheese.

Ferry

Listed as one of the top 10 places to visit in the world, pack your trainers and cross Bass Strait for a weekend exploring the contrasting blend of history, scenery and culture of Hobart. Only a short ferry ride from Hobart is MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art where you can easily spend a day feasting on modern and contemporary art.