City break (n): a short domestic holiday which one takes to clear their mind, relax their body, immerse themselves in their relatively-local surroundings and get off their bloody couch for the weekend.
Blue Mountains YHA’s See and Stay Package
Two nights’ accommodation, 3 days’ hop on-hop off bus tour – from $90 pp
Marvel at the Mountains and acquaint yourself with the town's quirks; completely on your own time. With hourly train connections to and from the big smoke, three days to venture into all 29 Leura and Katoomba hop-off stops and two nights accommodation to rest, warm and delight your bones; this ones for those who like to march to the beat of their own drum.
Take me, now!
Thredbo YHA – Stay and Shred
Last minute one-night stays from $112 pp
Don't waste time travelling to the fields, save time by being in the middle of it all - and walk to the ski lifts! Thredbo YHA Hostel is situated in the heart of Australia's Snowy Mountains, just a short walk from the famous Thredbo Ski Resort. With super cheap city connections, get down here, spend the night and shred the next day!
Canberra City YHA – More than just Questacon
2 nights, daily breakie, premium Wi-Fi and one day bike hire from $99pp
Ditch the dodgy Year 6 School Camp memories and eschew the perceived Canberra norms. This city is an eclectic, contemporary cultural wonderland just waiting to be feasted upon; think boutiques, pop-up stores, cool cafes, bars, bakeries and restaurants as well as our National Arboretum, an uber-Instagrammable foreshore and galleries for days. Plus; not one coffee served in an avocado to be seen.
Hunter Valley YHA –Grape Escape
2 nights accommodation plus an epic winery tour from $120 pp
Put down the overpriced Sydney Savvy B in favour of staying in the nearest wine-growing region to the CBD. This lush package sees you enjoying the full-day wine tour - visiting at least six wineries and other local delights including olives, cheese and chocolate factories. Plus, two nights means you can rest that little cultured head of yours the next day, too.
Newcastle Beach YHA – Salty Specials
2 nights' stay and 1 day of sandboarding from $89pp
Head to the beautiful Stockton Sand Dunes for a day of sandboarding fun during your stay! Slide down the 40m high dune and feel the wind past your hair - perfect opportunity for a new profile picture. Or to get sand where you’ve never had before.
Or, if you’re feeling the need to unplug, turn your gaze inward and treat yo’soul (geddit?!), indulge in the 7-Day Stretch and Surf Package. 7 nights’ stay, 10 days’ unlimited yoga classes and free surf/bodyboard hire from $238 pp. You’ll be bendy, tan and dripping of sea-salt and zen.
Take me, now!