5 easy Easter getaways

Published March 11th, 2013

Guys, its only 20 more sleeps until Easter. Not that we’re counting or anything. In fact, we’re already dreading the deluge of chocolate eggs and the subsequent stomach aches we’re destined to get for eating too many Cadbury cream eggs. Curse those delicious balls of sugar! But on the up side the Easter long weekend is a chance to enjoy a much-needed travel fix, get out and enjoy some time away from the uni books for a change. But where to go? The following 5 are some ideal suggestions, but wherever you decide just remember you only have 20 more sleeps to go, so give us a call and start organising you’re short break today.




Can’t you just picture it? Enjoying Easter with a cold and cosy long weekend in Tassie. You begin your day with toasted hot cross buns and an organic coffee at a trendy Hobart cafe, followed by a wander through the Salamanca Markets then an afternoon browsing the fabulous MOMA. And for your chocolate bunny fix, a 20 minute drive from Hobart will get you to Claremont and the famous Cadbury Chocolate factory; home of the irresistible Cadbury cream egg. BYO appetite.


Airlie Beach

If you already miss summer then you can give it one last kiss goodbye with a weekend spent at Airlie Beach. Where the days are hot and humid and temperatures hover in the later 20s, Airlie Beach is a prime spot to spend Easter in the sun with a chilly beer in hand. With an influx of backpackers and travellers for the long weekend, the beach town also hosts a number of rowdy parties to get everyone into the holiday spirit, like the 5th Annual Easter Airlie Undies Ball. BYO undies of course.



Adelaide Hills


You’re picturing a glass of white wine right now aren’t you? A nice little sav enjoyed with a group of friends over a vineyard view. Maybe there’s a cheese plate or two involved. And a fire place. A game of Kings turns into a night of laughter which then follows with an epic hangover. But it’s a long weekend so there’s plenty of time to recover and play again. Sound like something you’d like to do? Then hop to it. Snapchat you’re crew and book it ASAP. The earlier you book, the better the price, the more you can spend on wine and cheese.




Why not make this Easter an international one with our cheap flights to Auckland? A long weekend in the New Zealand capital can be spent a number of ways; dropping coin at the super-cool boutiques on Ponsonby Road, big nights spent bar hopping along K’Road and heart-pounding moments spent sky diving and jet boat riding and all those other adrenalin pumping activities that our sheep-loving neighbours are famous for. Just don’t go on a chocolate-egg binge before you bungy jump – the results won’t be pretty.




If you’re craving a weekend of sun, surf and little else then Fiji may be the ideal island getaway. Just a hop, skip and a short flight away from Aus, the South Pacific island is currently witnessing balmy 30 degree days. So why not grab your snorkel, your mates and a great big bottle of sunscreen and head off to enjoy a short break in the tropical sunshine? To make life easier, book one of our packaged Fiji holidays and start looking forward to your easy Easter break today.


Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.