8 Aussie Getaways That Are Closer Than You Think

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Port Macquarie: Just 4 hours drive north of Sydney is the stunning coastal town of Port Macquarie. With 17 beaches straight out of your Insta feed, a lush AF hinterland and native wildlife, this beachside locale is the perfect weekend away.

8 Aussie Getaways That Are Closer Than You Think

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Port Macquarie: Just 4 hours drive north of Sydney is the stunning coastal town of Port Macquarie. With 17 beaches straight out of your Insta feed, a lush AF hinterland and native wildlife, this beachside locale is the perfect weekend away.

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Hunter Valley: Keen to escape Sydney? A 3.5 hour drive north will land you in the Hunter Valley. Whether you're a wannabe wine connoisseur, or you live for live music, the Hunter Valley offers plenty of things to do for a cheeky weekend off.

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Yarra Valley: You don't need a plane ticket to experience Victoria's gorgeous wines. Just one hour from Melbourne's CBD is the Yarra Valley, featuring picturesque vineyards, delicious food and Instagram-worthy photo opps

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Mornington Peninsula: Lose yourself in huge garden mazes, visit an 18th century fort, hike to a lighthouse and indulge in incredible food and wine in the Mornington Peninsula, just over and hour's drive from Melbourne.

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Noosa: If you're more of the swimming and sunbaking type of traveller, you've got to get to Noosa this summer. This drop dead gorgeous Aussie resort area is an easy 1.5 hour drive north of Brissy, and features endless white sand and blue waters.

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Byron Bay: Is there anything better than sneaky trip to Byron? Yeah...nah. Less than two hours drive from Brisbane, Byron is beaches, beers, beats and all things nice.

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Barossa Valley: Drive one hour northeast of Adelaide and you'll land yourself smack bang in the Barossa Valley, where you can taste wine, visit the big rocking horse and immerse yourself in nature

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Margaret River: Apart from being just over 3 hour's drive from Perth, the Margaret River is known for it's craft breweries, boutiques and wineries. Weekend getaway APPROVED.