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Canberra, it's time for a State-cation

5th June 2020

We're excited that the ACT can once again experience the joy of travel in our own backyard.

Why not switch off at a luxury lodge, surrounded by the bush and calls of wildlife, or tour some of the state's most-acclaimed food and wine hotspots. The holiday you’ve been dreaming of is right here in the Australian Capital Territory.

We take great pride in curating the best of the best, so we've hand-picked a selection of incredible weekend escapes that you can book and enjoy right now. For a little taste of what's on offer, explore some of our favourites below.

City Lights & Country Sights Luxury Road Trip departing Canberra

Start your journey in Sydney with a stay at Spicers Potts Point. This urban oasis is in prime position to experience the best of Sydney with close proximity to the city centre and Sydney Harbour and within easy access to Sydney's best galleries and Bondi Beach. The hotel boasts a contemporary feel inside while maintaining traditional heritage features on the outside building, making for the perfect blend of history and modern, stylish luxury.

Continue your journey with a 1 hour and 15 minute drive north west to Spicers Sangoma Retreat, an all-inclusive luxurious retreat hidden in the marvelous landscapes of the Blue Mountains. This is the place for an uber-luxe escape, complete with decadent gourmet and spa experiences and a stunning suite that will leave you truly speechless. Try a bush walk and meditation session, private yoga, a rainforest eco tour or a prestige wine, cheese and chocolate experience.

Finish your journey with a venture two hours further inland to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. This 5-star retreat is unique, best termed as the outback done in fashionable luxury. You'll stay in an elegant and spacious freestanding private villa featuring a large living space, cosy fireplace, private pool and deck where you can take in the incredible views of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy all of your gourmet meals included and delight in the region's very own gin creation. Embark on a horse riding adventure, go on a guided bush walk or escape to the indulgent spa and feel your body release every stress | Explore the Itinerary here »

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Pier One Sydney Harbour

Pier One Sydney Harbour
Pier One Sydney Harbour

Sydney Weekend Foodies Delight

Treat your tastebuds on a 6-hour Taste of Sydney tour where you'll experience a long list of food, wine, craft beer and gin hotspots around town for tastings and pairings. When your belly is full, your stay at the award-winning Pier One Sydney Harbour will be your haven | 2 nights from $789pp*

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Spicers Vineyards Estate
Spicers Vineyards Estate

Relax and Unwind in the Hunter

This 5-star retreat features 12 beautiful suites each with a fireplace and overlooking the private vineyard. Your Travel Associates advisor can organise a range of amazing experiences, like private wine tours, a picnic in the vineyards or a 9 course degustation lunch visiting four unique wineries | 2 night getaway from $809pp*

Lilianfels Resort & Spa - Blue Mountains

Lilianfels Resort & Spa - Blue Mountains
Lilianfels Resort & Spa - Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains - Capture the Moment

Make your next holiday one to remember. Relax at the 5-star Lilianfels Resort & Spa hidden in the breathtaking Blue Mountains, with an award-winning restaurant and renowned spa. Then enjoy a two hour photoshoot with a local photographer in the spectacular surrounds included in your stay | 2 nights from $1065pp*

Outback NSW Tour with Crooked Compass

Take a step through red sand and dry riverbeds on an exploration of outback New South Wales with Crooked Compass. Explore Mungo National Park which is rich in aboriginal history. Try your luck mining for opals in White Cliffs. And visit Silverton, the setting for Mad Max 2. Full of history and adventure, you're sure to gain a whole new appreciation for the outback | 6-night tour from $6929pp*


Talk to your local Travel Associates advisor about creating a beautiful holiday for you.

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