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|18 Oct 2019|8 mins

5 Places to Getaway in Your Own Backyard

You don’t need to go far this summer.

When summer finally shows its glorious face and we peel off our jeans and jumpers, the first coconutty whiff of sunscreen triggers an urge in us – it’s time to get outta here. If you’re anything like us, you’re mentally planning your outfits per activity or location, before your getaway is even booked. 

Now’s the perfect time to head to adventure or relax in the sunshine of a brand new location. And that doesn’t have to mean a full day of flying, some of our favourite escapes mean never leaving our shores. We asked leading online travel site Wotif's travel expert Chris Milligan to tell us his top 5 places to stay…

1. Brisbane, QLD - The Calile
The serenely satisfying design of Fortitude Valley’s new urban oasis is enough to switch your brain to relaxation mode almost instantly. The city is a stone’s throw away, but it’s easy to pretend it’s not, if you prefer...

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2. Launceston, TAS - Peppers Silo Hotel
Situated inside four 1960s grain silos on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River, this heritage landmark has been renovated with modern hotel rooms, complete with an on-site day spa. Prepare to be greeted by Archie the resident Silo Labrador.

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3. Queenstown, NZ - QT Queenstown
If breathtaking views from your bed to your dining table are your thing, the QT has your name on. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, you’d be tempted to stay inside this Nic Graham-designed spot and work your way through the impressive cocktail list.

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4. Mornington Peninsula, VIC - RACV Cape Schanck Resort
A trip to Victoria often means Melbourne, but the Mornington Peninsula is a more under-the-radar choice for a relaxing getaway. Located less than 15 minutes drive from the peninsula’s hot springs and the pretty Rye beach, this luxury resort is perfect spot to chill.

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5. Fremantle, WA - Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
At the mouth of the Swan River, Western Australia’s port of Freo feels like a million miles from downtown Perth (it’s actually 30 minutes away). Explore the area’s rich history and stay in the striking, heritage Esplanade Hotel.

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Feeling inspired to book your summer getaway? You know what to do. Time to Wotif it!

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