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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.

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Road driving toward Coffs Harbour.

The June long weekend a.k.a. The Queen's birthday long weekend is on 6-8 June 2020. For Aussies who are celebrating (that's everyone except Queensland and WA), it's the time to cash in on a trip while the weather's still nice.

Yes folks, winter is coming.

This year due to lockdown restrictions, most Australians can only travel within their own state and territory borders over the long weekend. Which means one thing: it's time to explore your own backyard. Here are a few three-day itineraries to get your imagination going:

Top June long-weekend getaway ideas

1. NSW: Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast

Approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, 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.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Coffs Harbour

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

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2. Victoria: Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

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Melbourne is one of those cities that's always buzzing - so it's great for a long-weekend away, even if it's a staycation. 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.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Melbourne


3. South Australia: The Fleurieu Peninsula

Granite Island, located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, is connected to the mainland of Victor Harbor by a short tram/pedestrian causeway bridge.

This stunning piece of South Australia has something for everybody - and it's only a 40 minute drive from Adelaide. Which means you can get to your holiday that much faster.

The region literally offers something for everybody. For laidback coastal vibes head for Port Wilunga, for wine and food eat your way around McLaren Vale and for adventure in spades stick around Victor Harbour, home to horse drawn trams and a penguin colony.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in the Fleurieu Peninsula

NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park

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4. Northern Territory: Litchfield National Park

Waterfall in Litchfield National Park.

One of the Top End's most arresting natural wonders is also a top spot for tourists. But that doesn't mean locals can't spend a day (or three) basking in its beauty.

The national park is calls to adventure seekers with its bushwalks, waterfalls and rockholes where you can take a dip.

Camping is a mandatory when heading here. Scout out spots in Florence, Wangi amd Walker Creek as recommended spots where you can wake up to the call of native wildlife.

Alternatively, you can stay in Batchelor which is on the doorstep of Litchfield National Park and offers hotel-style accommodation.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Litchfield National Park


5. Western Australia: Broome

Broome

True, Western Australia isn't celebrating the Queen's Birthday in June. It does however still have a June long weekend over Western Australia Day on Monday 1 June 2020 and we'll take any excuse we can get for a three-day holiday. O

If the region's travel restrictions allow, take to the north to visit Broome. 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.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Broome


6. Sydney

Sydney

If you're more inclined toward big cities than big beaches, a trip to Sydney is a must. Even if you're a local a staycation here is a pretty incredible one.

On top of its tourist hotspots like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, there are plenty of restaurant precincts such as The Rocks, Darling Square, Surry Hills and Potts Point where you can dine the days away.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Sydney


7. ACT: Canberra Wine Region

Vineyard

The Australian capital is surrounded by producers of delicious delights - including truffle farms and wineries bearing the region's finest Shiraz and Rieslings.

The drive won't take you more than half an hour to get out to the closest of them in Mount Majura. If you're headed that way, we suggest you take the Federal Highway for a scenic day out. Pop by Lake George for a spill and witness the "disappearing lake" as the water rises and falls like magic.

For longer trips, aim for Murrumbateman for a wider selection of wineries and to make the most of the three days off.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Canberra's Wine Region


8. Tasmania: Great Eastern Drive

Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay

Isn't it time you followed the coast to take in some of the most arresting scenery the state has to offer? The answer is always yes and while driving up in June is a bit of a chilly one, there's plenty of activities that don't involve lazing on the beach to fill up your schedule.

Stops along the way include Kate's Berry Farm for some freshly picked berries and Milton Vineyard near Great Oyster Bay for a drop of its signature Pinot Noir. Or Riesling, for those who prefer whites.

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Our top picks for long weekend hotels along the Great Eastern Drive


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