Short Breaks

In need of a much needed holiday but lack the time? Book into one of our handpicked short breaks and holiday packages. We offer a sublime selection of short breaks, weekend holidays, and quick escapes that may perfectly pair with your personal preferences. Travelling through phenomenal destinations including Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, Discerning Traveller will ensure that all the little details are handled with ease. With an excellent range of inclusions encompassing accommodation, transport, and more, you can enjoy your holiday stress-free knowing that all your needs are already planned for you.

Short breaks and holidays organised by Discerning Traveller provide guests with the benefits of a typical vacation at a length that can perfectly fit your schedule. With unparalleled access to thrilling activities and exceptional experiences, enjoy your short break at your own preferred pace. Moreover, every itinerary and package with Discerning Traveller has been carefully chosen by our experienced travel consultants to ensure every moment is as unforgettable as the next. Book into your next adventure with a well-earned short break through Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific today.

If the below itineraries do not suit your preferences, we at Discerning Travel will more than happily accommodate your specific needs. Our incredible and well-travelled consultants are more than capable of organising a phenomenal trip tailored to your own tastes. Contact our expert team at Discerning Traveller now!

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Short Breaks & Packages

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Shangri-La, Tokyo

A tranquil and elegant hotel with panoramic views of Metropolitan Tokyo! Includes daily breakfast, upgrade*, resort credit & more*

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Shangri-La, Sydney

A quintessentially Sydney hotel in the heart of the city! Includes daily breakfast, upgrade*, resort credit & more*

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Kimberley Sands Resort

Just minutes from the turquoise waters of cable beach, book at the Kimberley Sands Hotel & enjoy incl. breakfast*

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Lizard Island

Secluded, private and luxurious Lizard Island is located on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy upgrades, credit & more*

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Elysian Retreat

Enjoy seclusion, relaxation & luxury on a Elysian Retreat eco island escape.. Plus exclusive bonuses for Discerning Traveller guests*

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Fantastic wine meets exceptional holiday experience. Enjoy your stay at Jackalope Hotel with included upgrade, breakfast and more*

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The Louise

the heart of the Barossa, The Louise offers both fine wine & delectable cuisine. Incl. complimentary bottle of wine*.

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How long is a short break holiday?

Typically, short break holidays are considered in the travel industry to be around one to four nights in length. However, some short break itineraries can on occasion extend out to six nights. This is naturally dependent on the destination of your journey as some areas just need that extra day to truly explore a region and all its highlights. Anything longer than six nights not considered a short break and something closer to a Guided Tour or a Self-Guided Holiday.

Where should I go for a short break holiday in Australia?

Australia has a whole treasure trove of locations to visit, so regardless of your choice, there will definitely be something for you to do and explore. Here are a number of destinations and regions we highly recommend if you need some additional ideas for a perfect short break.

The Great Barrier Reef

Just off the coast of Queensland sits the largest living reef system and largest living structure on planet Earth! Whether you want to dive through Agincourt Reef up north in Port Douglas, explore the impressive SS Yongala near Townsville, or wish to plunge into the warm waters near the Whitsunday Islands, The Great Barrier Reef will impress you no matter where you choose to go. Boasting an abundance of rare coral and aquatic wildlife, make sure to add this wonder of the world in your bucket list before planning your next short break!


Rather than highlight one or two areas within the region we thought it best just to recommend the entire state! Boasting picturesque views, serene landscapes, and exciting local wildlife, this is an absolute dream come true for nature-lovers and those who love a rewarding hike. Plus, with a broad selection of delightful seafood and locally produced beer and wine on offer throughout Tasmania, you certainly will not be disappointed by any of the food and drink. Tasmania is the perfect antidote for those looking for a tranquil escape from the realities of whatever life is currently throwing at you.

Byron Bay

Previously one of Australia’s best kept secrets, Byron Bay is now a popular destination for those looking to take some time to unwind for the weekend. Boasting pristine beaches, delectable local cuisine and fantastic local markets, Byron Bay is a great choice for those who love the alternate way of living. With a multitude of A-list Hollywood celebrities calling Byron Bay home in-between movie shoots and album tours, you might run into your favourite idol after carving up some waves while surfing.

Margaret River

The Margaret River region is an immensely popular destination for those looking for a short break in the wonderful state of Western Australia. Only moments away from Perth, Margaret River is an uncrowded and relatively untouched region packed with natural wonders, one-of-a-kind landmarks, and so much more. Whether you want to sun-bathe on one of its countless beaches, board one of the enchanting whale watching tours, or embark on an extravagant wine tour, the Margaret River is an area that is simply begging for adventure.

Relax and unwind with a short break!

Want to book a short break? Why not do so with Discerning Traveller? We have an exquisite selection of hand-picked itineraries and short break holidays by our experienced travel consultants which we think you will love. Contact Discerning Traveller today to start planning your next unforgettable short break adventure!

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