Uni holidays are just around the corner and you’re probably ready for some rest and relaxation, away from anything that remotely resembles assessments or group projects.
So the big question is, what are you going to do to fill your time (that doesn’t involve binge watching episodes on Netflix)? Don’t worry, YHA have picked their top things to do around the country, perfect for a little getaway to escape daily uni-grind.
They are also treating you to 20% off at a number of YHA’s around Australia – just enter the promocode UNIS20 when you book before 25 December 2017 on yha.com.au (link: www.yha.com.au)
1. CLIMB THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
Have you really seen Sydney if you haven’t taken in the view from the top of its most famous icon? Book a Bridge Climb to ascend 134m above sea level and enjoy jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Harbour City from smack bang in the middle of the glittering harbour.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Sydney Central YHA.
2. LEARN TO SURF ON THE GOLD COAST
The Goldie is particularly famous for surfing, so really there’s no better place to jump on a long board and give it a go! With 21 beaches stretched along the picturesque coast line, you should be lucky enough to catch a couple of waves whether it’s at Burleigh Heads or the world famous Snapper Rocks.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Surfers Paradise YHA
3. CRUISE AROUND STRADBROKE ISLAND
Just off the coast of Brisbane lies Stradbroke Island, a paradise of golden beaches and freshwater lakes tempting you over from the mainland. Spend the day snorkelling along the coast, taking in the view along the North Gorge Walk and exploring Blue Lake National Park.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Stradbroke Island YHA.
4. GO WINE-TASTING IN THE BAROSSA VALLEY
Just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is home to more than 150 wineries and over 80 cellar doors that boast some of the finest and most delicious wines you can get your hands on. Fill your boots with world-class Shiraz, Riesling, Semillon, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the finest wine-making regions on the planet.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Adelaide Central YHA
5. EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH BRUNY ISLAND
When foodies dream of heaven, it looks a lot like Bruny Island. Sure, there’s towering cliffs, windswept beaches, pristine national parks, yadda yadda yadda – but what really lures visitors on a day trip from Hobart is more cheese, chocolate, oysters, berries, ice cream, pâté, chutney, whisky, and beer than big Matt Preston could poke a cravat at.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Hobart Central YHA.
6. UNWIND AT THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS
If assignments and group projects haven’t been kind on your stress levels, expunge all of this from your memory at the Peninsula Hot Springs, 90 minutes from Melbourne. There won’t be anything that resembles uni within cooee of this relaxing maze of spas, saunas, bathhouses, caves, plunge pools, and thermal mineral waters.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Melbourne Metro YHA
7. SPOT QUOKKAS ON ROTTNEST ISLAND
Money can’t buy the joy that comes with taking a selfie with a quokka! Jump on the ferry from the charming port city of Fremantle to Rottnest Island and purchases a day’s bike hire so you can explore this oasis of white-sand beaches, turquoise water, and furry new friends.
Enter the promo code UNIS20 when you book your stay at Fremantle Prison YHA.