Indulge in some well deserved R&R

Living in Brisbane comes with its benefits, all the big city luxuries with a laidback Queenslander lifestyle, but sometimes you need a change of scenery to refresh your senses. Head to the Sunshine Coast on Friday afternoon and spend your weekend strolling along the shoreline, splashing in the surf and lunching at beachside cafes. Book a tropical retreat to Cairns and chat to a Flight Centre consultant about hiring a car to daytrip to the Atherton Tablelands where the outback meets the rainforest, or to resort-town Port Douglas where you can join a tour of Cape Tribulation.

Check out our great deals on hotels in Brisbane's sparkling neighbour the Gold Coast for an easy, energetic weekend escape. Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach offer a hearty serve of glitzy beach life where high-rises line the golden sands and the nightlife is legendary. Off the Queensland coast you will find several islands ideal for a long weekend timeframe. Hamilton Island, Magnetic Island, Fraser Island and Stradbroke Island are popular island getaways each boasting something a little different, ensuring your short stays are full of diversity.

If you're craving the buzz of the city, check out our cheap flights to Sydney where the events calendar is always full and the foodie scene continues to flourish. From Sydney, find romance in the old-world charm of towns nestled in the majestic Blue Mountains. Visit Melbourne to experience the local arts scene embedded in the iconic laneways across the city, or escape to Adelaide and treat your palate to the tastes of Australia's best wine country. Whether you choose to holiday amid the hubbub of a capital city or prefer quiet refuge in scenic hinterland, Flight Centre can arrange a short break from Brisbane to wherever meets your travel aspirations.

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