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June long-weekend getaway ideas in Australia

Where to go for a right royal three-day weekender over the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

The June long weekend a.k.a. The Queen’s birthday long weekend is on 9-11 June 2018 and it is the time to cash in on a trip away while the weather's still nice.

Yes folks, winter is coming.

With three days at your disposal and travel deals popping up all over the place, the only question is: “which trip should I choose?”

Here are a few three-day itineraries to get your imagination going:

Top June long-weekend getaway ideas

1. Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Boasting an average of 245 days of sunshine, if the weather is looking bleak where you are, the Gold Coast is a choice location to brighten your long weekend.

We call this destination Australia’s playground because it has fun for everyone, from coastal relaxation and watersports to thrilling amusement park rides and market shopping.

Suggested itinerary

  • Day one: Relax on Gold Coast Beach
  • Day two: Have some fun at an amusement park (or two!)
  • Day three: Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland region

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June long weekend accommodation specials in Gold Coast

Broadbeach Holiday Apartments
Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

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Jupiters Hotel & Casino Gold Coast
Jupiters Hotel & Casino Gold Coast

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2. Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Whether you’re flying direct from Sydney or Melbourne or driving up from Brisbane, there’s endless adventure waiting for you on the Sunshine Coast.

Choose to dive into the sea for a underwater adventure, stretch yourself across a beach and nab that last-minute summer tan or take in some of Australia’s most iconic structures – like the Big Pineapple.

Suggested itinerary:

  • Day one: Drive up to Noosa heads to swim, surf and/or paddle board
  • Day two: WalkCaloundra Coastal pathway
  • Day three: Have a close encounter at Australia Zoo

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3. Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast

Approximately halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, Coffs Harbour is one of those coastal locations worthy of a road trip.

Once in town, the beauty of Australia’s flora and fauna opens up to you, with the Solitary Islands, Forest Sky Pier, Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden being just a few of the highlights that should not be missed.

Suggested itinerary:

  • Day one: Day trip up to the Solitary Islands
  • Day two: Bushwalk through a National Park (e.g. Dorrigo, Cascade, Bongil Bongil)
  • Day three: Soak up some rays on Coffs Harbour beach before heading home

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June long-weekend accommodation specials in Coffs Harbour

Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort
Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

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4. Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne is one of those cities you can return to time and time again, so it’s great for a long-weekend away. In town you can bar hop, alternative shop or city walk the day away. If you want to take things beyond the city centre, why not use this as an excuse to tick the Great Ocean Road drive off your bucket list?

You know you want to.

Suggested itinerary:

  • Day one: Drive to Cape Otway and Twelve Apostles
  • Day two: Drive to Bay of Islands and return back to Melbourne
  • Day three: Spend a day in the city

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June long weekend accommodation specials in Melbourne

Adina Apartment Hotel South Yarra
Adina Apartment Hotel South Yarra

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5. Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

With the day off work and the kids (if you have any) off school, all the stars have aligned to take that great Australian pilgrimage to see one of our country’s top natural wonders: The Great Barrier Reef.

Airlie Beach is your ideal base point as it’s the largest town on the Whitsunday Coast and offers tours, watersport activities and two white, sandy beaches.

Suggested itinerary:

  • Day one: Hire a sailboat (or go “bareboating”) along the coast
  • Day two: Book a cruise or sailing day tour
  • Day three: Explore the tropical rainforest by embarking on the Conway Circuit walking track

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6. Broome

Broome

Tired of going up and down the east coast of Australia in search of sun, sand and sea? Opt for an alternative route this long-weekend and head west for your getaway. Set amongst the backdrop of the Kimberley Region, Broome might just be the beach town resort you’ve been looking for. It’s beautiful beachfront is speckled with dazzling red rock that you can tour by camel.

Can’t say that about the Whitsundays now, can you?

Suggested itinerary:

  • Day one: Take time to explore the beach
  • Day two: Tour the Pinnacles and the Kimberley Region
  • Day three: Tour pearl farms and take a beach camel tour

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7. Sydney

Sydney

If you’re more inclined toward big cities than big beaches, a trip to Sydney is a must. On top of its tourist hotspots like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, a number of festivals generally coincide with the Queen’s long weekend, including Vivid and Sydney Film Festival, which make for both a fun and full itinerary.

Suggested itinerary:

  • Day one: City highlights by day, Vivid by night
  • Day two: Day trip out to the Blue Mountains
  • Day three: Taronga Zoo (including its Vivid highlights)

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June long weekend accommodation specials in Sydney

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central

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Top Queen’s Birthday accommodation deals

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Up to 25% off global hotels + extra 10% off with code

Valid across all hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark and Hungary. Sign up to TFE Hotels eClub and get an extra 10% off on your bookings. T&Cs apply.

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts Oaks Hotels & Resorts

25% off or free room upgrade + 50% off parking

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Pullman Pullman

$25 off each night + pay only $1 breakfast

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$25 off each night + pay only $1 breakfast

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$25 off each night + pay only $1 breakfast

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$25 off each night + pay only $1 breakfast

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$25 off each night + pay only $1 breakfast

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$25 off each night + pay only $1 breakfast

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts Oaks Hotels & Resorts

Up to 25% off Australia hotels

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10% off stays in Australia and New Zealand

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Vivid Sydney stays from just $119

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Choice Hotels Choice Hotels

Up to 10% off stays

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15% off Perth stay + 2 for 1 breakfast

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