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More young Aussies ponder affordable cruise holidays

With airfares up sharply, more young Australians are giving thought to a cruise holiday instead, industry research shows.

Getaway: Feathertop Winery Private Estate, a haven for all seasons

For a luxurious getaway par excellence, head to Feathertop Winery Private Estate, south of the border in Victoria’s glorious Alpine Valleys. Julie Samaras recently spent an indulgent weekend there, exploring this beautiful part of the world, as a guest of the Estate’s owner, award-winning agribusiness woman, Janelle Marsden.

Getaway: Beautiful Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands

Veer off the Hume Highway just two hours northeast of Canberra to the charming town of Bowral in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands.

Winter getaway: Fiji, where happiness is a way of life

CW editor Julie Samaras caught Fiji Airways’ debut direct flight from Canberra to Nadi, heralding the first regular service from Canberra International Airport since March 2020. Here are some highlights of her midwinter getaway to tropical Fiji, where happiness is a way of life.

The 6 best tiny homes near Canberra for a weekend getaway

CW has done a deep dive into the tiny home world and found the most fashionable, homely, and downright cool tiny homes around Canberra for a weekend getaway that’s big on memories.

Getaway: Sydney invites you to feel new this summer

Sydney’s only three hours up the Hume Highway from Canberra or a quick flight in a Dash-8 – and the Emerald City offers so much to see and do, it’s truly worth the trip.

5 packing tips to fly with just carry-on

The business travel bounce back has surpassed all predictions and along with it has come baggage disruption across the globe.  “Disruptions are likely to continue for at least the remainder of the year...

Wonderful weekend getaway: Tanja Lagoon Camp

CW editor Julie Samaras enjoys a restorative weekend getaway at Tanja Lagoon Camp on the beautiful NSW Sapphire Coast.

Winter getaway: Bermagui, gem of the NSW Sapphire Coast

Even in winter, the NSW Sapphire Coast sparkles. Although cool, temperatures are usually several degrees warmer than Canberra this time of year and the seaside crowds are thinner on the ground than in summertime.

The Isla boutique retro motel opens at Batemans Bay

Emerging from what have been two challenging years for the tourism industry, boutique luxury motel The Isla has opened its doors at Batemans Bay on NSW South Coast.

15 Canberra day trips to escape the city

Canberra is situated in one of the best locations for a fun day trip. Here are 15 trips to take for when you feel like escaping the capital city, whatever the season.

Getaway: Griffith NSW, gem of the Riverina

Around a four-hour drive north-west of Canberra following the Burley Griffin Way is the NSW country town of Griffith, a planned city designed by the genius architects of our national capital - Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.

Queanbeyan-Palerang: a gateway to the Southern Tablelands

Renowned for its food and wine, arts and culture, and widely accessible great outdoors, Queanbeyan-Palerang is not just a destination, but also a gateway to the wider Southern Tablelands region.

Three must-do road trips in Queanbeyan Palerang

Right on Canberra’s doorstep, the Queanbeyan Palerang region offers three road trips with a host of experiences catering to a many interests.

First-class architectural luxury at The Sapphire of Eden

The heavenly Sapphire of Eden will undoubtedly surpass your wildest dreams of living next to the sparking, jewel-like sea.

Have you seen Warren?

Sick of the traditional travel experiences and over-hyped tourist traps? It’s time to do something a little different this summer, and go beyond - to Warren NSW!

Take the Treasure Trail through Braidwood, Bungendore and Queanbeyan

The Treasure Trail traverses the townships of Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood, each with many hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered.

Enjoy your staycation: Top 5 Canberra Airbnb’s

We all adore a relaxing staycation, either with a loved one or by yourself for some much-needed solitude. Now that lockdown restrictions have finally eased, we can once again enjoy staying in...

The Sapphire of Eden to offer sparkling resort-like lifestyle

Set in the beautiful NSW Far South Coast town of Eden with views across the sparkling sea, interest in The Sapphire of Eden is strong.

Tasmania getaway: five days during the Off Season

At the end of May, Canberra Daily spent five days in Tasmania, experiencing some of what is on offer during the Off Season.

Getaway: Sapphire Coast sparkles in winter

Renowned for its family-friendly golden beach, rocky headland and sparkling blue waters, even on a grey wintry day, the Sapphire Coast township of Tathra reveals unique beauty.

Getaway: Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

With direct flights linking Canberra and Maroochydore, you can be on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast (aka the Sunny Coast) in under two hours.

Getaway: Road trip through Central NSW

With the countryside verdant and travel to regional NSW considered safe, road tripping through Central NSW ticks plenty of boxes. CW editor Julie Samaras hit the road to Oberon, Cowra and Canowindra last week to take in the sights.

Sapphire Coast getaway: A whale of a time

CW recently spent a weekend on the Sapphire Coast taking in a local brewery, secluded luxury accommodation and, of course, whales.

Visit Uganda: the ‘Pearl of Africa’

Known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ since Sir Winston Churchill visited in 1908, Uganda is a true hidden treasure waiting to be found by tourists.

Getaway: Go west to Wagga Wagga

We took a road trip west to Wagga Wagga, in the heart of the Riverina, and discovered a cosmopolitan yet charming big country town.

Morocco, the gift that keeps on giving

The Kingdom of Morocco is a land of multiculturalism, tolerance and diversity where countless charms attract millions of tourists.

Getaway: Tallagandra Hill Winery

Just a half-hour drive from Canberra, yet a world away from the busyness of city life, beckon the charming new vineyard cottages at Tallagandra Hill Winery, between Gundaroo and Murrumbateman. I’ve been to...

Getaway: Yass Valley

Dotted with charming country towns such as Yass, Binalong, Bowning and Gundaroo, Yass Valley is right on Canberra’s doorstep, making it an ideal weekend or short break destination. And in spring, Yass Valley...

Getaway: Sapphire Coast

Spring is peak whale watching season along the NSW Sapphire Coast as the flourishing Humpback whale population migrates south from breeding grounds off tropical Queensland to summer feeding grounds in the Antarctic....