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Long Weekend Inspiration

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Long Weekend Inspiration

Not having to set that early morning alarm will always be one of the greatest feelings in the world. Long weekends are made for late nights and lavish days, so be sure to not waste your next long weekend with these relaxing ideas.

Go coastal

Get that sea breeze in your hair and soak up some sun on your next beach getaway. Fraser Island will always be the perfect place to four wheel drive or swim in crystal clear water. Top tip: Grab all your friends and rent a house, this will keep the accommodation cost down. Plus, who wouldn’t want to share the beauty of the island?

The above image is from the @Casuarina_beach_house Instagram, the gorgeously designed house is beachfront at Kingscliff & available for holiday rental.

Up the mountain

For those looking to just switch off and relax, look no further than Mt Tamborine. Just a 45minute drive inland from Surfers Paradise and you are transported to another world of greenery and tranquillity. Visit the local markets, trek Curtis Falls or watch the sunrise in a Hot Air Balloon – it’s up to you. With so much to see and do, why not stay at a cute cottage or at one of the hidden B&B’s that the mountain has to offer?

The above image is from the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.

For the romantics

Spend some quality time under the stars with your love while camping in the great outdoors. This is a great idea for any budget-conscious couple who need an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. P.S Don’t forget to bring the marshmallows.

The above image is on the Tallebudgera Creek, the Tallebudgera Creek Park is an ideal vantage spot to pull up stump.

Who needs GPS anyway?

If you can’t choose where to go or what to do, and are feeling adventures, leave the GPS behind (figuratively speaking, you may need to find your way back) and just drive. Be sure to check out the cafes and stores along the way - who knows what you’ll find when exploring!

The above image is at the Springbrook Natural Bridge.

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Olivia James

Olivia James

Travel hungry. Adventure hungry. Hungry in general. Cat whisperer. Living vicariously through myself. My talents include re-watching Friends, booking spontaneous holidays and singing performing in the car. In 10 years I see myself still figuring out how to fold a fitted sheet. Join me as I write about stuff.