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5 Anzac Long Weekend Escapes

This year Anzac Day falls on a Thursday, so it’s the perfect opportunity to take Friday off (cough, cough) and have a very Australian long weekend.

For Sydneysiders, a short drive from the city has you experiencing the majesty of the Blue Mountains, or sip wine fireside in the Hunter Valley for a weekend of pure bliss.  If you’d rather catch the last rays of summer, try a beachside getaway to Port Stephens or the beautiful Central Coast.

Queensland has been blessed with great weather and the forecast continues with fine, sunny days so why not head to the Sunshine Coast or Hinterland, chillout down at Byron Bay or getaway in Far North Queensland.

Our favourite getaways from Melbourne include the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and nearby Yarra Valley or be pampered in Daylesford.

Here’s our picks, for a lazy long weekend and escape the city!


Lavender Manor, Blue Mountains

Enjoy quality time with your family in this four bedroom holiday house with gourmet country kitchen, open fire and great location in gorgeous Blackheath.

Eumarella Shores, Sunshine Coast

Escape the crowds of Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest and retreat to the serenity of Eumarella Shores on the waterfront of Lake Weyba.

Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Stay in contemporary, apartment style and stroll to all the fabulous Macrossan Street restaurants.

Thorn Park by the Vines, Clare Valley

There is no better way to enjoy a long weekend than the warmth and hospitality of Thorn Park. Relax and breathe in the country air and indulge in some famous Clare Valley Riesling.

Villa Howden, Hobart

Enjoy a romantic getaway at the divine Villa Howden and with onsite restaurant, you won’t want to leave.

All properties have availability 25-28 April 2013 at the time of writing.

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