Who needs planning ahead when it comes to a quick getaway? We’ve teamed up with OZtrail’s outdoor adventure experts to circle in on their top 5 last minute getaways.

Bedarra Island, North Queensland
This little haven is the place you go to disappear. Off the coast of Mission Beach, Bedarra Island is the perfect location to find solace, offering the perfect set up beach-side for those lucky few already perching their tents for a leisurely escape. The barefoot wonder hugs a lush green rainforest centre and is the perfect backdrop for private beach picnics and barbeques. Create the perfect ocean-view experience with some beach chairs and an outback cooker for the ultimate sunset dinner.


Maleny, Sunshine Coast
If you are someone who loves to indulge in breathtaking scenic post-card country views, Maleny on the Sunshine Coast is the place for you. Only an hour and a half drive from Brisbane, Maleny is loved for its environment, sensational food and panoramic views. Escape to a hinterland retreat amongst wondrous woodlands and enjoy star gazing from your very own camping abode. With nearby walking tracks, calm lakes and rock pools, creative art hubs and effortless cuisine around every bend, this is a masterpiece escape. Pack a picnic rug, purchase some local wines and cheese, and set yourself up along one of Maleny’s many gorgeous peaks.


Kirra Beach, Coolangatta
Why not make it a weekend away to beautiful Kirra Beach – only metres from delicious eateries and the perfect spot for some serious R&R. Kirra is a humble little nirvana to the North of Coolangatta and boasts incredible surf, delectable food and expansive stretches of sand for long walks on the beach. Create the perfect rejuvenation setting sea-side with portable sun lounges, yoga mats and beach umbrellas.

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Boreen Point, Sunshine Coast
Everyone loves a lake and this one is no exception! Located on the shores of Lake Cootharaba, Point Campground is the ideal destination for a relaxed weekend getaway from the bustling city-scape. For almost 70 years, this hidden gem has been most popular for camping and enjoying Sunshine Coast’s most pristine and untouched natural hubs. Positioned front and centre of the Noosa River system’s largest lake, one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquillity of Boreen Point is aboard a kayak, where you can take in exuberant views and abundant wildlife.

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Tangalooma, Moreton Island
Just imagine treating yourself with an island escape, 75 minutes off the coast of Brisbane to one of the most beautiful overseas destinations Australia has to offer… Tangalooma! You will be greeted with turquoise waters, silky white sands and unparalleled experiences for indulgence and adventure. In your very own slice of paradise away from home, you can bask in the sun’s rays on the beach, snorkel amongst a myriad of tropical fish around Tangalooma’s famous shipwrecks, or spend the afternoon pampering yourself at the Island’s therapeutic rooms – only to name a few.

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