Quick Trips

Even though we all love a good long holiday, sometimes we can only fit in a quick trip in every now and again. We’ve found some great places within a few hours of major cities around Australia that you can duck off to for a quiet weekend away.

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  • Litchfield National Park
    Location: Litchfield National Park Litchfield Park Darwin Northern Territory
    An hour
    With cascading waterfalls and beautiful scenery Litchfield National Park is just under two hours away from the Northern Territory’s capital and is a great place to have a short break. | More
  • Yass
    Location: Yass Yass Canberra Australian Capital Territory
    One hour
    Yass is a charming town with landscaped streets and heritage buildings. The town is home to some great cafés and restaurants as well as fantastic wineries. Banjo Paterson was born in the Yass Valley in the town of Binalong which also... | More
  • Avon Valley
    Location: Avon Valley Brookton Perth Western Australia
    Two hours
    Just two hours comfortable drive from Perth is the Avon Valley. Stretching from Brookton to New Norcia, there is plenty to see in the Avon Valley from monk built towns to colonial homesteads and the Avon Valley National Park that... | More
  • Macedon Ranges
    Location: Macedon Ranges Macedon Melbourne Victoria
    Under an hour
    The Macedon Ranges is such a quick drive from Melbourne (only an hour) that you’d be crazy not to spend a weekend or two exploring the area. The area is full of friendly little towns with many cafés, restaurants, galleries and... | More
  • Clare
    Location: Clare Clare Adelaide South Australia
    2 hours
    It’s not hard to see why the Clare Valley is one of the premier wine regions of SA. They’ve been producing wine since the Jesuits established Sevenhill Cellars in 1851. At the centre of all this fantastic wine and local produce is the... | More
  • Blackall Range
    Location: Blackall Range Maleny Brisbane Queensland
    2 hours
      Most people take trips up the Queensland coast to explore the beaches and seaside lifestyle that the state is well known for. But just an hour away inland from Brisbane is the wonderful Blackall Range. Filled with pretty... | More
  • Hawkesbury
    Location: Hawkesbury River Hawkesbury River, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Sydney New South Wales
    Surrounded by national parks and just a short trip from Sydney, the Hawkesbury has rare Australian flora and fauna, as well as plenty of walks, bike rides and roads to explore the rich aboriginal and convict history of the area. From... | More