Three Mini Break Ideas for The Long Weekend
Places to Explore that are a Bit Different
Here at Glorious Difference headquarters we love to make the most of long weekends, so we’ve put together a list of three mini break ideas for the long weekend. Mini breaks can sometimes be more relaxing than long trips away as you don’t need to pack the world into your suitcase, and you don’t need to worry about washing your clothes, or how long your holiday budget will last! It’s also less of a shock to the system when you have to head back to work. It’s also an opportunity to check out a place you’ve never been before.
Byron Bay is sure to put you in holiday mode as soon as you drive into town. There’s something about the hippie shops, surfers, backpackers and live music that puts you at ease and makes you let it all hang out! The lighthouse walk is a must, and Rae’s on Wategos is a great place to share a special dinner or lunch. Take a surf lesson or kayak tour to explore the pristine water and maybe even spot some dolphins and turtles.
Tasmania has so much to offer and if you only have three days then Hobart is a great place to explore. Spend a day walking the streets and taking in the colonial history and be sure to end the day on Salamanca Place for some gourmet delights. Hire a bike and ride around beautiful Mount Wellington and explore the windswept beaches of Bruny Island just south of the city.
Head up north to the banks of the Timor Sea and see a less travelled city of Australia. Darwin is a vibrant and balmy city and small enough to explore on foot or bike. Check out the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and take in the multi-cultural flavours and sights. Visit the crocs in the Adelaide River and the lush jungle and waterfalls in the Litchfield National Park.