Short breaks

Take a long weekend or a short week to renew body and mind or let off some steam. Choose somewhere sunny or foodie and you can’t go wrong.

Spontaneity and travel can be best mates, especially when there are cheap air fares on offer. Just add a couple of days to a weekend, throw a few clothes in a bag and skip off to the airport. Nothing feels quite as good as taking a short travel break on the spur of the moment. If you’re a more considered sort of person, you might want to book a series of weekend getaways and short breaks throughout the year. Then there’s always something to look forward to.

For many, the lure of the Pacific is hard to resist for a mini holiday. Destinations like the Sunshine Coast, Samoa, Fiji and Rarotonga have the warm waters and powder-soft sands that are compulsory for romantic getaways. And don’t forget Niue – it has some of the best snorkelling and cave adventures in the Pacific. For others, a mini break means a steady procession of fabulous menus and equally good shopping experiences. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide are all ready to oblige with great short trip ideas.

Where to go for a weekend away is a problem quickly solved by clicking on the destinations below. We also offer cheap getaways and weekend breaks through Grabaseat.

  • The usual flight time to Tonga is less than three hours, making this unique tropical nation a great choice for cheap weekend getaways. 
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  • Accessed from either Brisbane or Sunshine Coast airport, this part of Australia is perfectly positioned for relaxing weekends away. 
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  • Fancy an extended weekend in Fiji? Denerau is a great choice, because it’s less than 30 minutes drive from Nadi airport. 
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  • The focus is on family fun in the forever-young Gold Coast. Getaway deals pop up regularly during the year. 
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  • When it comes to weekend getaways, Melbourne can be trusted to deliver an irresistible agenda of restaurants, live shows and superlative shopping. 
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  • Fly into Niue to see the largest raised coral atoll on earth surrounded by deep blue ocean.  
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  • Romantic weekend getaways require sunshine, palm trees and blue lagoons. You’ll find what you need in beautiful Rarotonga. 
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  • Long weekend holidays in Adelaide can feature fantastic food, exceptional wine and leisurely cruising on the lazy old Murray River. 
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  • Long weekend holiday destinations can take you further, like Samoa. In four hours you’ll be enjoying one of the Pacific’s nicest climates. 
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  • Brisbane’s always a popular city for weekend getaway deals, with multiple flights every day. Make sure you do the riverside walk. 
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  • For weekend getaways, Sydney is convenient and fully-loaded with eating out ideas and interesting urban adventures. 
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