April 12, 2019
Looking to leave the bright lights of the big city behind and hit the open road, but unsure of which road to take? Well, you’re in luck! Sunshine Loans have created a state-by-state breakdown of weekend getaways along Australia’s east coast to help you pick your next escape.
If you are searching for weekend getaways outside of Sydney, then these mini vacations are the perfect escape. For your next long weekend in NSW, checkout our top two destinations:
On Sundays you can get a return trip by train to this World Heritage area for only $2.70. However, we recommend renting a car and going up for a full weekend to take advantage of the natural wonders.
Driving down the South Coast from Sydney is the quintessential Australian coastal road trip. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, stop at the lookouts scattered along the coast and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches the east coast has to offer.
Are you trying to plan a weekend getaway from Brisbane, but unsure of where to go? We recommend these two hotspots:
Nothing says ‘vacation’ like the Sunshine Coast. Beaches, resorts, surfing and a big pineapple, what more could you need? I can think of a few things…
A coastal town that while technically is located in New South Wales, is only a two-hour drive from Brisbane CBD. Another popular seaside holiday destination, Byron Bay is infamous for snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, festivals, concerts and national parks.
Want a weekend getaway in Victoria and itching to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind? Consider these top two weekend getaways outside of Melbourne:
The Great Ocean Road is a Victorian favourite, with many iconic landmarks dotted along the way. Hitting the open road only to stop at quiet beachside towns and isolated beaches, is really what an Australian weekend getaway is all about. We recommend renting a car and visiting these hotspots:
If you’ve done the Great Ocean Road, then we recommend heading East from Melbourne.
Whether you’re in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors over a long weekend in Australia on a budget. So, rather than blowing your holiday budget on Bali for the hundredth time, pack up the SUV and explore your Australia!