June long weekend getaway ideas in Australia

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

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The June long weekend, AKA the Queen's birthday long weekend, is on 12-14 June 2021. 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.

Top June long weekend getaway ideas

1. NSW: Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast

  • Where is it? 5.5 hours' drive from Sydney.
  • Why should you go? Once in the area, the beauty of Australia's flora and fauna is transcended at almost every turn.
  • What to do? Solitary Islands, Forest Sky Pier, Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden are 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

Absolute Beachfront Opal Cove Resort
Absolute Beachfront Opal Cove Resort

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2. 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.

  • Where is it? Less than 1 hour's drive from Adelaide.
  • Why should you go? 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.
  • What to do: The region literally offers something for everybody. For laidback coastal vibes head for Port Willunga, for wine and food eat your way around McLaren Vale and for adventure in spades stick around Victor Harbor, home to horse-drawn trams and a penguin colony.
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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in the Fleurieu Peninsula


3. Northern Territory: Litchfield National Park

Waterfall in Litchfield National Park.

  • Where is it? 1-hour drive from Darwin.
  • Why should you go? It's one of the Top End's most arresting natural wonders and a top spot for tourists. But that doesn't mean locals can't spend a day (or three) basking in its beauty.
  • What to do: The national park calls to adventure seekers with its bushwalks, waterfalls and rockholes where you can take a dip. Camping is a must-do when heading here. Scout out spots in Florence, Wangi and Walker Creek as recommended places where you can wake up to the call of native wildlife.
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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Litchfield National Park

Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground
Litchfield Tourist Park - Campground

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4. Western Australia: Broome

Broome

  • Where is it? 23 hours' drive from Perth.
  • Why should you go? True, Western Australia isn't celebrating the Queen's Birthday in June. However, it does still have a June long weekend over Western Australia Day on Monday 7 June 2021 and we'll take any excuse we can get for a three-day holiday.
  • What to do? Set amongst the backdrop of the Kimberley Region, Broome might just be the beach town resort you've been looking for. Its 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


5. Sydney

Sydney

  • Where is it? Eastern coast of New South Wales.
  • Why should you go? 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.
  • What to do: 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


6. ACT: Canberra wine region

Vineyard

  • Where is it? 3 hours' drive from Sydney.
  • Why should you go? The Australian capital is surrounded by producers of delicious delights – including truffle farms and wineries bearing the region's finest shiraz and riesling.
  • What to do? The drive from Canberra 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 and witness the "disappearing lake" as the water rises and falls like magic.
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Our top picks for long weekend hotels in Canberra's wine region


7. Tasmania: Great Eastern Drive

Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay

  • Where is it? Less than 1 hour's drive from Hobart.
  • Why should you go? 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 are plenty of activities that don't involve lazing on the beach to fill up your schedule.
  • What to do: 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 white.
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Our top picks for long weekend hotels along the Great Eastern Drive


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