To arrive at Abergeldie is to sit down to home-made cake with cream and tea, served in front of a roaring fire.
Mary O'Brien escapes the city and discovers trout fishing and rustic fare on offer at Tuki Retreat.
A little taste of the unexpected awaits in the hills, writes Paul Kalina.
Tim Richards raises a toast at the Kelly Gang's local and drinks in the history on a hotel hunt with a twist.
Kilometres from anywhere, Kathy Evans finds teepee camping puts daring and derring-do into the routine.
The lake rocks. The beach sucks. Take a teenager's word for it: sand between your toes is not what summer is all about.
Kathy Evans finds modern treasures in a sturdy miners cottage.
What's your idea of the perfect short break: coastal, gourmet, urban, romantic, luxury, nature, family or country? Good Weekend editor Lauren Quaintance picks the best of the best from our annual guide. All you have to do is pack your bags.