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 Stirling Sports and runners from Footlocker – no one wants to return home with blisters for souvenirs.
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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 from Strandbags or heels from Mi Piaci. Inspired to recreate a foodie getaway from home? Check out Countdown recipes for how to unleash your inner chef. If you pick up a bottle of wine to take home, don’t forget to pair it with some gorgeous wine glasses from Stevens.
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, Mountain Warehouse, Macpac and Kathmandu have you covered. Take the stress out of the trip and contact STA Travel for assistance with all your booking needs. You'll be in your snowsuit faster than you can say 'rental car'.
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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 T2 is your idea of heaven. Keep the kids busy with games and puzzles from Smiggle.
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 Mountain Warehouse, fill it with cushions from Bed Bath N' Table and hang some fairy lights from Kmart for that bit of magic. 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.