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The Ultimate Girls Getaway

Start the new year planning the perfect girls getaway!  If you’ve made it a new years resolution to spend quality time with your friends and travel more, here’s a little inspiration. A mini-break with friends rejuvenates the spirit, keeps you connected and grounded and has you looking forward to your holiday adventure getting you through the work week.

Here’s some getaway inspiration for a memorable Girls Getaway weekend, which would you choose?

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Coastal Cool Beach Getaway

If lazing by the beach with your besties sounds like the perfect weekend getaway, then we have you covered. Popular beach destinations to relax and rejuvenate include Byron Bay, Noosa, Port Stephens & Port Douglas. Byron Bay is our favourite for total relaxation. Stay at Vantage over Byron, wander down to the local hangout Top Shop for a smoothie, spend a lazy morning at the beach and a relaxing massage in the afternoon. Celebrate with cocktails at St Elmo and then head to an indulgent dinner at Italian at the Pacific and finish the night catching some live music at the Beach Hotel. Sleep the night away with a gentle sea breeze and the sound of crashing waves…ahhh.

Pamper Package

Lavender Manor and it’s sister property Lavender Majestic are the masters at Girls Getaways with owner Nicky ready to organise an unforgettable stay. Lavender Manor offers you the whole venue to yourselves so you can lounge around in your pyjamas, pad across into the studio/treatment room for a massage, and collapse back in front of the fire with a big glass of red and a cheese platter after - sounds good doesn't it! Well it is, simply heavenly. Simply book and then pick your treatment in consultation with the property manager. Sleeps up to 12 guests (4 queen beds, 3 singles, 1 King sofa).

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Food & Wine Festival Fun

What could be better than relaxing with your best friends in the sunshine, indulging in good food & wine?  We’ve written about a girls getaway to Noosa International Food & Wine Festival here, and it was so good we’re doing it again!  If you can’t make it to Noosa, check out our calendar of the best food & wine festivals across Australia in 2014 and book in quick.

Winery Weekend

So many wine regions, so little time.  It’s so hard to pick a favourite region, from Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Tamar Vally, Granite Belt, Barossa Valley…we could go on. How about a weekend in gorgeous Hunter Valley? The Vintry is simply the perfect weekend escape for a group of friends. Sit around the 100 year old dining table and share great food and great wine. Spend the day wine tasting at cellar doors and indulge in dinner at one of the Hunter’s finest such as Roberts Restaurant or Muse Kitchen.

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Gourmet Getaway

There are great cooking schools across the country including Agarian Kitchen in Hobart, Golden Pig in Brisbane, Sticky Rice in Adelaide Hills and the list goes on.  Why not try Spirit House on the Sunshine Coast?  Stay at Coolum Retreat (sleeps 12) and lounge around the holiday house by the pool or a spot of tennis perhaps. At Spirit House, you’ll learn the art of Asian cooking with hands on classes such as Thai Feast ($150pp) and finish with the satisfaction you’ve helped create this delicious feast and had so much fun in the process!  Got a sweet tooth, why not indulge in a luxury weekend and chocolate cooking school at Wild Patch in the Dandenong Ranges with introductory chocolate making classes from $85pp.

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Shop til you Drop

Melbourne is the mecca of shopping and dining and makes for the perfect girlie mini-break. Maybe start the day caffeinating at The European and fuel up on breakfast goodies.  Spend the day shopping in the city boutiques and refresh at your inner city penthouse such as Ovolo Hotel and then head out to explore the laneway bars.

Browse our full collection of girls getaways retreats or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details or arrange a tailor made package.


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