Weekends away: who doesn't love them? Even if you're frazzled beforehand, you only have to get to the airport, or drive out of town, to feel yourself exhale.
Welcome to the 27th year of Good Weekend's 52 Weekends Away round-up, this year in collaboration with Traveller - accessing its vast bank of writers to curate a selection of places to stay that ranges from luxury getaways to family-friendly abodes, across every state and territory, with a focus on new openings in 2017. As well, we've asked locals ranging from AFL legends to gourmet geniuses to share their favourite getaways.
So, click ahead: here's to finding your new happy place.
Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW. Photo: Supplied
The Church House Boutique Gourmet Retreat, Fish Creek, Victoria. Photo: Rhiannon Slatter
Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, Tasmania.
The Johnson, Brisbane Photo: supplied
South Australia and Western Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge. Kangaroo Island, SA. Photo: supplied
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront, NT. Photo: Maurio Reiush