“Australia literally has endless ultimate weekends away. From tropical islands to desert plains, epic snowfields and more than 10,000 beaches,” writes Emma Shaw, author of new travel title Ultimate Weekends Australia.
Santa, please take note.
If, like us, you’re always angling for the next short break or romantic weekend away, you may already know Emma and her husband Thom. The Melbourne-based couple is dedicated to “chasing the sun around Australia” and documenting their adventures at @exploreshaw. From luxe weekend getaways to a year spent exploring in a vintage caravan, the couple has been living the travel dream — inspiring Emma to pen this excellent local guide.
Each Australian state is highlighted with heaps of ideas for every couple style (think Nature Lovers, Foodies, Adventurers and Culture Buffs). You’ll find info on how to get there, photo ops, must-do day trips and much more.
Don’t miss the Unique Weekend in every state where bucket-list experiences such as bareboating in The Whitsundays, Tiny House stays, and a Top End Safari Camp are featured. Gorgeous pics, tips for sustainable travel and an Australian wildlife guide round out this get-up-and-go gem.
The borders may be opening, but our love affair with Australian travel isn’t going anywhere. Making Ultimate Weekends Australia a cracker of a gift for you or a fellow travel-lover.
Long live the (long) weekend.
Hungry for more? Find 5 of our favourite short break ideas here