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When planning a getaway with friends, the first port of call is to decide what type of trip you all want. Maybe you fancy an escape from the city to a spa in the tranquil countryside? Or perhaps you’re looking to let your hair down and party the weekend away in style?
Whichever it is, we’ve pulled together some ideas of places to go and things to do in Australia to help you plan a girls’ weekend away that you won’t forget!
If you’re looking to return from your trip away feeling refreshed and revitalised, our list of the most relaxing places in Australia is sure to inspire you.
Nestled in the stunning Blue Mountains region, the Echoes Boutique hotel is the perfect place to indulge in a wellness weekend. Treat yourselves to the hotel’s signature spa treatment ‘Outer Beauty Inner Health’ which features a hot bath, Turkish body scrub, mud treatment, massage, facial and foot therapy. Afterwards, spend the evening dining in the dedicant restaurant with its panoramic views of the Jamison Valley and an Asian-inspired menu accompanied by delicious cocktails. If you fancy a walk, the stunning Blue Mountains are on your doorstep.
Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature with a relaxing stay at the Daintree Ecolodge. Situated in the incredible Daintree Rainforest, this is the only accommodation of its kind in the area. If you’re looking to revive your body and mind, book the Nature Package; you’ll have the opportunity to explore the rainforest, enjoy a river wildlife cruise (you can choose sunrise or sunset), and go on a guided nature walk before retreating to your peaceful treehouse room. bayan.
If your girl group loves to kick up their heels and raise a glass (or two), then take a browse at our round-up created especially for party girls.
Sailing Whitsundays offers day and night adventures aboard an energetic boat exploring the beautiful Whitsundays. While there are a variety of boat trips to choose from, the Atlantic Clipper is one of their livelier tours. Spacious enough to fit up to 54 guests, this vessel promises a sociable vibe, and with a three-storey waterslide, spa, snorkelling gear, banana boat and jet boat rides onboard there’ll be plenty of fun, too. With a packed itinerary and the chance to bring your own alcohol, you and your friends can enjoy the atmosphere as you sail around one of the most iconic destinations in Australia.
For those who prefer a weekend on the sophisticated side, the Yarra Valley Getaway is a country retreat that blends calm surroundings, a laidback environment and elegant accommodation.
Sip on a glass of bubbly as you arrive, soaking up the stunning views of the surrounding valleys and the luxurious lodge. The following morning, you’ll experience these sights from the skies with a hot air balloon ride over the valley. The region is rich with wineries meaning there’s a host of wine tours to choose from, which is perfect for your girl’s weekend. The Wild Wombat Winery Tours, who have partnered with the lodge, is favoured amongst guests for their expert knowledge and unrivalled vistas.
The Gold Coast is renowned for its vibrant and buzzing nightlife, making it the ideal place to paint the town red. A great way to get to know the local stamping grounds of a new city is to book your group onto a bar crawl. Booking a private tour with the Hangover Crawl includes transportation by party bus to the hottest clubs in Surfers Paradise – like Melbas and Vanity – with queue jumps, cover charges and VIP treatment as part of the deal!
Before you set off, why not cover you and your friends with group travel insurance so you can focus on having fun and make memories without having to worry.