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Enjoy Some Me-time With These Holiday Ideas

Is stress starting to take a toll on you? Before things get worse, give yourself a break and go on a relaxing holiday. If you don’t know what to do or where to go, check out our list of favourite things to do whenever we need some R&R. So say goodbye to those long hours at work, sleepless nights, and a hectic lifestyle even for just a few days with these holiday ideas.

1. Pamper yourself with a full body massage at Q1 Resort & Spa

Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
1300 792 008

q1 resort and spaImage by www.q1.com.au

If you need some serious pampering, this is the place to be. Located in forever-sunny Gold Coast, this award-winning day spa provides some of the most luxurious body and facial treatments you could think of. Say goodbye to that nagging backache as you plop down on one of the spa’s massage beds and get a full body treatment. Packages include hot stone massage, spa baths, and body wraps that’ll rejuvenate dry and tired skin. Planning to bring a special someone or your best buddy? Book any of the dual treatment packages that are specially created for couples. There’s nothing more special than sharing a relaxing holiday with a friend or loved one.

2. Enjoy the simple life at Lillydale Farmstay

Upper Logan Road, Mt Barney Via Rathdowney, QLD 4287
+61 7 5544 3131

lillydale farmstayImage by Tripadvisor

Life in the city can sometimes be a little too hectic. For a dose of fresh air, head to the scenic rim and spend a few days at the Lillydale Farmstay. This charming homestead offers rustic suites and a chance to enjoy Queensland’s lush countryside. Join any of the farm activities—farm tour, horse riding, short hikes—for a change in scenery. As the day ends, watch the sunset as it slowly brings out the farm’s gorgeous purple, pink, and orange hues. The slow pace at this farmstay is the perfect remedy for a stressful week at work.

3. Book a Salt Cave Therapy in Toowoomba

192 James Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
07 4659 9269

salt therapy room salt cavesImage by www.saltcaves.com.au

Aside from those dreaded eye bags and skin breakouts, stress and lack of sleep can also weaken your immune system. Instead of stuffing yourself with medications, why not go for a more natural treatment? At Toowoomba’s Salt Caves, you’ll experience the natural healing properties of salt therapy. These man-made caves are covered in Himalayan salt, a natural ingredient that can help strengthen the immune system. If you’ve got the sniffles, book a session and let the salt clear your clogged airways. Bring the whole family; the caves are kid-friendly and are equipped with play areas.

4. Take a dip at the Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria

Springs Lane, Fingal (Rye), 3939 Mornington Peninsula VIC
03 5950 8777

peninsula hot springs in victoriaImage by www.peninsulahotsprings.com

The perfect remedy for those aching muscles is a dip at Peninsula Hot Springs. It’s less than two hours away from Melbourne, so it’s the perfect getaway if you need a break from your busy schedule. Let the natural steam and heat soothe your tired muscles as you swim in the hilltop pool. Partner this with a 360-degree view of the area’s lush greenery, and you’ve got the perfect stress remedy. After a dip, book a session for a kodo full body treatment. Let the therapists massage away those aching muscles with Aboriginal-inspired techniques.

5. Join a vineyard tour at Hunter Valley Resort

Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley NSW 2320
+61 (02) 4998 7777

hunter valley resortImage by www.wotif.com

There’s nothing more relaxing than rolling hills, green meadows, lots of fresh air, and a good ‘ol glass of wine. For a relaxing/romantic trip, check out Hunter Valley, a lush paradise that’s just a few hours from Sydney. Start your holiday right with a hearty breakfast at any of the quaint cafes that dot the route. Then head to the Hunter Valley Resort for a vineyard tour. Learn more about the region’s rich history while tasting its finest wines. After the 90-minute trek, catch your breath at Wollombi Tavern. Order a plate of burger and fries, enjoy the gorgeous views, and watch the tourists pass by.

Whether you’re craving for a change in pace and scenery or a soothing body massage, you’ll never run out of amazing destinations to check out. So book your holiday now and give yourself a much-needed break.


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