The Perfect Girls’ Glamping Weekend

Jervis Bay, NSW

2.5 hours south of Sydney

Need a break from the city – but not prepared to compromise on luxury? Then glamping is the perfect weekend away for you. Bask in nature and breath in that sea air – from the comfort of your glamorous Paperbark tent. These safari-inspired tents boast wrap-around verandahs polished hardwood floors, high quality linen and hotel amenities for an immersive bush experience without the creepy-crawly factor.

2.5 hours south of Sydney 

Where to stay: 571 Woollamia Road, Jervis Bay. $395-620 per night, www.paperbarkcamp.com.au

Where to eat: Paperbark Camp offers fresh fish caught in the bay, mushrooms from Mittagong and wines predominantly from NSW vineyards. 

The Active Escape 

Margaret River, WA

Sure, you have may have heard of Margaret River’s food and wine scene, but the famed foodie destination has a wilder side. Hit the road in an Audi Q2 with your gym buddies and explore some of Australia’s best coastal walks, surf beaches and ancient limestone caves – before cooling down with a walking meditation through pristine forests. 

3 hours from Perth

Where to eat: Check out the local produce at the Farmer’s Markets on Saturdays.  

Where to stay: Losari Retreat’s extensive range of spa therapies and delicious, healthy chef-prepared food will help you simply relax and rejuvenate. Minimum two-night stay, from $370, margaretriver.com/members/losari-retreat

The Boutique Getaway 

Daylesford, VIC

This could be the perfect mini-break for a spot of pampering. Did you know Daylesford is home to 72 hot minerals baths? And if that doesn’t win you over, then the destination’s range of boutique accommodation, buzz-worthy eateries, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shopping will surely convince you.

90 minutes south of Melbourne

Where to stay: Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat, from $189, shizuka.com.au/

Where to eat: Mercato is a must for modern insta-worthy cuisine juxtaposed by it’s restored 1864 timber building. mercatorestaurant.com.au/

The Ultimate Foodies’ Weekend

Mudgee, NSW 

3.5 hours drive from Sydney

The locals claim ‘your taste buds will never quite be the same after sampling Mudgee Region’s locally foraged produce’. Mudgee is home to more than 30 vineyards and a number of artisan food producers that welcome visitors. There’s olive groves, cheese makers, a distillery and a honey farm.

Where to stay: Take in Mudgee’s natural beauty at The Horatio, from $xx, thehoratio.com.au

Where to eat: With a cellar door and restaurant, Blue Wren is the perfect example of all the region has to offer, bluewrenwines.com.au.

Beach Getaway

Noosa, Qld

With cafe-lined shores and sunshine aplenty, Noosa is becoming Australia’s most popular beach town. Head north in autumn for great deals, fewer traffic snarls and sea water that’s still delightfully warm. Our tip? Make the most of your drive by preparing a playlist of roadtrip tunes – easy to do with Audi Q2’s smartphone interface.

2 hours from Brisbane 

Where to eat: Miss Moneypennys, located on the ultra-trendy Hastings Street this trendy bar is known for it’s exotic cocktail list, missmoneypennys.com.

Where to stay: Seahaven Noosa Resort from $410 for two nights, seahavennoosa.com.au