Weekend Getaways for the summer holidays
Posted on November 21 2017
With school holidays fast approaching it's always hard to keep the kids and family entertained for 7 or 8 weeks that they have off. We thought we will put together a list of ideas of places to go away for the day or the weekend to keep the kids entertained and give them the chance to be outdoors with nature while us parents can have a great and enjoyable day without having to suffer in an indoor play centre.
If you live in Brisbane we recommend the below spots, they are still very close to the city but make you feel like you are miles away.
O'Reilly's Winery: Only 45 minutes from Brisbane, is the perfect place to get away on the weekend. The children will love playing and swimming in the creek, and running around. You can buy a bottle of wine which also includes a basket with cheese and crackers and other delicious snacks and everyone can have an amazing family day all together.
Day Trip to Summerset Dam
An isolated spot in the middle of no where, you will enjoy the drive there, up and down the hills with beautiful scenic mountains and gorgeous flora and fauna to look at. If you are into camping is a perfect spot to camp for the weekend and just disconnect from the world. Turn off your mobile phone and just enjoy the tranquillity, the kids will have a great time playing in the lake and discovering new flora and fauna they are not used to.
Day trip to your favourite beach!
Queensland is known for its beautiful beaches, with an endless list of places to visit this summer , our favourite spots to go away for the weekend or a day trip are: Noosa, Mooloolaba, Burleigh Heads & Currumbin Beach which is perfect for the kids, it has natural ocean pools where the kids can just swim and play without us having to worry about the waves hit
If you are in Melbourne:
As much as we love all things in Melbourne, occasionally everyone needs a break from the big city. Luckily, Melbourne is perfectly positioned for a beautiful weekend away. Below some destinations for a convenient weekend away
It's hard to believe the Yarra Valley is so close to Melbourne. One minute you are in the CBD, the next suburbia and then all of a sudden, rolling hills covered in vines and paddocks with cows aplenty. And wine and produce is what this region is all about. The region's world-renowned producers of cool-climate wines have helped put the Yarra Valley on the map for connoisseurs and everyday lovers of a good drop.
One way to see the wineries is from above and global balloons offer a number of flights, including at sunrise, the top time to see the Yarra in all of its glory.
For a sugar hit after the flight, stop by Kennedy & WiIlson for a chocolate tasting and take home a deck of Thins. Head to the Tarra Warra Museum the region's top gallery featuring Australian art from the second half of the 20th century.
If ever a region were ideally suited to a motoring holiday itâ€™s the Mornington Peninsula. Whether you are seeking a family break, an outdoors adventure or a weekend of indulgence, its diverse attractions are best discovered by car.
Exploring the region1s wineries is a must-do; select your designated driver and get tasting (see Eat and drink below). Unwind at Peninsula hot springs where the natural thermal mineral waters will do wonders for your skin. Golfing fanatics will make a beeline for Moonah Links a 36-hole complex and resort with spa and restaurant. Port Phillips beaches are flat and safe, ideal for families with small children or windsurfing; Dromana Bay, Rosebud, Rye and Mornington are among the best.
If you live in Sydney
Bowral. It may be a diminutive country town, but Bowral is buzzing with restaurants, cafes and some of the most beautiful vintage stores in the state.
Plan a long weekend in the Hunter Valley with endless places where to eat, drink, stay and play in Pokolbin. You will have a great and relaxing weekend away.
And if you live in Perth we recommend:
Dunsborough / Margaret River
Probably the most obvious of all the quick weekend trips, thereâ€™s a reason that down south is the go-to for 99.99% of Perth's population. Forests, beaches and wineries tend to make for a pretty rad weekend, so grab your Seaheaven swimwear and a jumper (no matter what time of year) and get in the car. Whether you arere the camping type or you prefer something a little more luxurious, it's impossible to have a bad time down south.
A charming little country town that is full of activities. Hire a kayak and hit the Murray River, walk part of the Bibbulman Track or break out your fishing gear. There are plenty of cottages and B&Bs, but we think you should grab your camping gear and head toLane Poole reserve and be right in the action.
Lancelin / Ledge Point / Wedge
If beautiful beaches with perfect white sand are what you like, then you need to head north. Find yourself a 4WD and hit the sand dunes in Lancelin some sandboarding, try your hand at windsurfing at Ledge Point or go surfing at Wedge Point there is not much more to do in this neck of the woods which is why we love it.
Hope this blog gave you some ideas of things to do during the holidays to spend some quality family time together! We love to see your #seaheavenadventures so don't forget to tag us in all your special memories during the holidays!
Lots of love,