For the party girls, adrenalin junkies and shopaholics
Just over an hour from the centre of Brisbane, Queensland, Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast is where the world goes to party. It has everything you could possibly want for a weekend away with the girls. From the gorgeous white sand beaches and surf to the theme parks for the adrenalin junkies, to outlet shopping, restaurants, 5-star resorts and nightclub tours. The Hilton Hotel has Girls Just Wanna Have Fun packages including ocean view rooms, wine on arrival, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a buffet breakfast. For a bit extra you can have spa treatments, shopping tours or cocktail mixology lessons. There’s so much to do you’ll want to stay a week.
For the booze hags
Fancy a tipple or are you just looking for an excuse to get happily tiddly? Check out the Yarra Valley, one of the best wine regions in Australia and only 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Board the Puffing Billy Steam Train and take in spectacular scenery while you sample some of the best regional wines with a stop off at a local winery. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to do a wine tour on the back of a Harley, you can do that too.
For the shopaholics
If you're in the Sydney area, leap on a bus, get taken on a guided tour of the coolest factory outlets -- including shoes, sweet treats and toys -- and shop 'til you drop and then enjoy lunch, which is included! Finish the day off with dinner down at Circular Quay and, on a Sunday morning, explore the Rocks Markets, Paddy’s market and the Parklea Markets.
For lazy girls
Lounge around in your pyjamas, have a massage, and collapse back in front of the fire with a big glass of red and a cheese platter -- sounds good, doesn't it?! Well it is simply heavenly. Lavender Manor Home in the Blue Mountains offers the ultimate girls weekend complete with fluffy robes, buffet breakfast, chocolates and bath treats. You won’t have to lift a finger.
For the adventurous girls
All aboard! Your floating home is fully equipped, easy and safe to operate. There’s no special licence required to explore the Murray River. There’s miles and miles of meandering river for you to explore -- go water skiing, fishing or just relax aboard your luxury houseboat. Magic Murray House Boats have up to 12 berths, two bathrooms, washing machines, gas heating, air con and heated spas.