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48 Hour itineraries

Whether you're travelling with the family or looking for a romantic escape, discover unique Australian destinations on these two day trips.

Uncover tropical island secrets, learn about Australia's ancient Aboriginal culture and traditions in the Red Centre, or wine and dine through our capital cities. These 48 hour itineraries give you all the information you need to either add two extra days to your Australian holiday or combine two or more for an action-packed exploration of the country's most immersive destinations and experiences. Here are some of Australia's best short breaks to help you plan your next trip.

48 HOUR COASTAL ESCAPES

48 hours on Fraser Island

48 hours on Fraser Island

The world’s largest sand island, World-Heritage-listed Fraser Island is constantly evolving and full of natural beauty including turquoise- and emerald-coloured lakes, meandering creeks and white-sand beaches. Butchulla Aborigines knew Fraser Island as K’gari, or “paradise”, and after 48 hours here you’ll know why.

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48 hours on Hamilton Island

48 hours on Hamilton Island

It’s easy to see why Hamilton Island is one of the most popular spots for a getaway on the Great Barrier Reef. With palm-fringed beaches, top restaurants and stylish resorts, there’s plenty to do on land, while those keen to explore the clear waters of the Whitsundays will be richly rewarded.

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48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay

48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay

Heading north from Sydney along the coast, you’ll see some of the most striking landscapes in New South Wales, some well-known, and others are some of the state’s best-kept secrets. Follow the Pacific Coastline through national parks, lush rainforests, and along expansive beaches.

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48 hours in Noosa

48 hours in Noosa

Noosa is one of Queensland’s jewels in the crown, combining renowned natural assets like balmy weather and scenic coastal locations with world-class food and wine, shopping, tours and relaxation retreats.

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48 hours exploring the Great Eastern Drive Ta...

48 hours exploring the Great Eastern Drive Tasmania

Heading on holidays is an adventure in itself, yet when you plan a self-drive journey, otherwise known as a road trip, you get to explore a place at your leisure and have the opportunity to uncover unique destinations along the way. The Great Eastern Drive is located on the east coast of Tasmania and is easily accessible by both Hobart and Launceston via a short drive (just over one hour from Hobart and over two hours from Launceston). On this scenic trip you will discover some of Tasmania’s natural wonders including the picturesque Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, as well as charming coastal towns and a number of great places to taste some of the delicious produce and wine that Tasmania is known for.

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AUSTRALIA SHORT BREAK HOLIDAYS

48 hours exploring Uluru

48 hours exploring Uluru

There’s a reason that Vogue Australia chose to feature one of Australia's famous stars, Nicole Kidman alongside Uluru in their 2015 September issue. Located in the heart of the Red Centre, this iconic landmark is steeped in history and one of Australia’s most recognisable natural icons. Spend a couple of days exploring this area for yourself and you’ll understand there is more to Uluru than meets the eye.

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48 hours in Adelaide

48 hours in Adelaide

Santos Tour Down Under is the perfect time to spend 48 hours in Adelaide, a city that has gone crazy about cycling. Apart from watching the world’s best road cyclists, you’ll also get to sample fantastic food and wine – and to join one of Adelaide’s biggest street parties.

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48 hours in the Blue Mountains

48 hours in the Blue Mountains

With views across blue-tinged valleys, world-class accommodation and gourmet high teas, the Blue Mountains and surrounds offer plenty for visitors. Here’s how to have a fabulous getaway in this extraordinary landscape.

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48 hours on The Fleurieu Peninsula

48 hours on The Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula offers a delightfully fascinating region with world-class wines, sensational shoreline and organic food. The Fleurieu Peninsula is just a short drive from the South Australian capital but you can spend a long time exploring all that this region has to offer.

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48 hours in Victoria’s spa country

48 hours in Victoria’s spa country

Close to Melbourne, the spa region of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs offers relaxing natural springs, fantastic regional cuisine and nearby landmarks like the haunting Hanging Rock.

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FIND THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN AUSTRALIA

9 of Australia's best family friendly resorts

9 of Australia's best family friendly resorts

From tropical islands and native wildlife to unforgettable outback adventures, Australia has a range of excellent family-friendly resorts.

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7 Great Places to Stay in Adelaide

7 Great Places to Stay in Adelaide

From luxury suites with every amenity to affordable art-filled hotels and beachside family apartments, Adelaide has accommodation to suit every taste and budget.

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Australia's hottest boutique hotels 

Australia's hottest boutique hotels 

From heritage homes to converted breweries, Australia's most memorable hotels have one thing in common: a sense of style.

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9 of the best places to unwind

9 of the best places to unwind

Here are nine of the best places in Australia to relax and recharge.

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14 of Australia's best glamping experiences

14 of Australia's best glamping experiences

Glamping (glamorous camping) is a wonderful way to explore Australia's natural beauty in style.

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