6 Reasons You Need a Getaway This Long Weekend

6 Reasons You Need a Getaway This Long Weekend

There’s nothing better than that Friday Feeling, especially with the car packed and full of fuel, ready to hit the road at 4:30pm on.the.dot. So when a long weekend approaches, there’s really only one option: get out of town!

You probably don’t need us to tell you to go on holiday, but if you need some extra motivation (or have someone that needs convincing), here’s our list of reasons why you should make the most out of the long weekend and go on a mini-holiday.

Reset Your Mind

Work, school, kids, life in general… they’re all things that take up a lot of our time and energy. A few nights away from the daily grind can work wonders on mental health and wellbeing. Time away allows you to reset your mind and take a step away from everyday responsibilities, leaving you feeling fresh and relaxed when you return home.

Check out Narrabeen Sands Hotel by Nightcap Plus for some serenity in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Reconnect With Loved Ones (or Yourself)

Whether you’re travelling with your nearest and dearest, visiting friends, family or just going on a solo adventure, taking a few nights away from your regular routine allows you to feed the relationships that are most important to you. Take a long weekend away to reconnect in a more genuine and personal way. If you’re travelling on your own, take advantage of the solitude and freedom to do exactly what you want, when you want.

Stay at Nightcap at Ship Inn in Busselton and make yourself at home for the long weekend. 

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Take a Break from Screen Time

These days, it’s hard to go even a couple hours without looking at a screen, whether it’s a phone, computer, tablet or TV. It’s simply the nature of life in the 21st century. When visiting somewhere new, make “no screen time” a priority for the majority of the day. That way, you can soak up the sights and new environment without any distractions. Trust us, you’ll feel refreshed and fulfilled at the end of the day.

For a healthy dose of nature, stay at Gateway Hotel by Nightcap Plus in Devonport TAS, just a short drive from gorgeous Cradle Mountain.

Gateway Hotel by Nightcap Plus

Do Something Different

Do you ever notice that when you’re on holiday you seem to try the most random activities that you’d never do at home? A long weekend away gives you the perfect excuse to do something different, whether it’s surfing lessons, mountain biking, fishing, an escape room, day at the spa, or simply not checking socials for a full day (see above). Go on, brag to your friends about being a total “natural” on the surf…

Stay at Nightcap at Kawana Waters: there’s heaps to discover in and around the Sunshine Coast!

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YOLO = millennial for “you only live once”. If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that we should seize the day and take advantage of what we have when we have it. See a long weekend approaching on the calendar? Don’t let it turn into 3 days of house cleaning; book some time away and fully embrace the YOLO mentality.

Nightcap at Exeter Hotel is the perfect place in Adelaide for an idyllic staycation near the beach.

Nightcap at Exeter Hotel

Affordable, Hassle-Free Travel

As fun and exciting as it is to hop on a plane and fly somewhere far far away, the cost of flying can add up pretty quickly. It is so much easier (and cheaper!) to pack up the car and drive to your favourite weekend getaway destination, or discover something new nearby. It’s so convenient to have the car to give you freedom when on a short holiday. Plus, you can overpack and nobody’s judging you or charging extra for it.

Both less than 2 hours from Melbourne CBD, Nightcap at The Cheeky Squire (Frankston) and Nightcap at York on Lilydale (Mount Evelyn) are located in regions of VIC that make you feel miles away from the city.

The Cheeky Squire


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