52 Weekends Away: our nation's greatest escapes

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.

NSW

Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW.

Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW. Photo: Supplied

NSW: Hidden CBD gems, secret sanctuaries by pretty beaches and gastronomic getaways: premier destinations for the perfect holiday. 

Victoria

THE CHURCH HOUSE BOUTIQUE GOURMET RETREAT, Fish Creek, Vic.

The Church House Boutique Gourmet Retreat, Fish Creek, Victoria. Photo: Rhiannon Slatter

From city staycations to a plethora of chic country and coastal retreats, Victorians looking for a short break are spoilt for choice.

Tasmania

Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, Tasmania.

Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, Tasmania.

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If a pump house on a lake tickles your fancy, then travel down to Tassie, where you'll find this and other terrific island getaways.

Queensland

The Johnson, Brisbane

The Johnson, Brisbane Photo: supplied

The heat is always on in the Sunshine State, but from inner Brisbane to the glorious coast, there's no shortage of cool places to stay.

South Australia and Western Australia

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