Plan your winter getaway

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Plan your winter getaway

A well-timed weekend away is the perfect opportunity to unwind and reset. It’s also a great way to support small communities and the beauty in our own backyard! We've rustled up some inspiration for how to conquer a local getaway in 2020.

The Active Traveller

Getting fresh air in the great outdoors can be nothing short of a miracle worker for both your mental and physical health. If you like to unleash your inner explorer on holiday, search for recommendations online about hiking trails in the area, beach towns or historic towns to wander through. Keep track of those steps with a fitness tracker from Noel Leeming, and don’t forget to pack your activewear from Icebreaker, Kathmandu, Torpedo 7, Under Armour, Rebel Sport and runners from The Athelete's Foot – no one wants to return home with blisters for souvenirs.


Image source: Icebreaker

The Foodie

If a glass of vino and savouring local produce sounds like your vibe, you’re not alone. If a foodie date night is on the cards during your trip, treat yourself to a new handbag and heels from Scarpa or David Jones. Inspired to recreate a foodie getaway from home? Visit the friendly team at Countdown or Tai Ping Newmarket for some expert advice. If you pick up a bottle of wine to take home, don’t forget to pair it with some gorgeous wine glasses from Farmers.

The Snow-Goer

We all know snow season is here when the winter chill arrives. If you love hitting the slopes, whether it’s a day trip or a week away, it’s time to kit up. Be prepared with gear that will keep you warm, cosy and dry. From thermals to water-proof ski jackets, Icebreaker, Kathmandu and Huffer has you covered.


Image source: Kathmandu

The Homebody

Sometimes you just want to relax and hang out at your accommodation. Maybe cosying up on the couch in front of the fire with a new release book from Whitcoulls and a cup of tea from Majestic Tea Bar is your idea of heaven. Keep the kids busy with games and puzzles from GoGo Kids and Whitcoulls.

The Glamper

When you want that feeling of a weekend away, but can’t get away, there’s always glamping in the backyard to give you that holiday feeling. It's incredible what a slight change in your surroundings can do to achieve that same feeling. Set up a tent and sleeping bags from Kathmandu or Torpedo 7, fill it with cushions from Bed Bath N' Table, M.M Linen or Redcurrent. Pack a picnic basket of goodies from Countdown and settle in for a night under the stars. To make the occasion extra special, pick up a portable projector from Noel Leeming to create your own big screen.

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