Great Ocean Road
Life is back in its routine and the summer holidays are such a distant memory, yet you are hankering for a trip away, even though the next long break seems too remote.
Why not consider a midweek break. It’s the brunch of holidays, and there’s a lot to be said for heading out for an overnight adventure on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Studies have shown that mini-breaks are just as good as traditional holidays to improve your wellbeing. They have the potential to break stress cycles, lead to better sleep, stronger immune systems, reduce the risk of depression, keep your brain healthy by exposing you to new experiences, make you a happier person and also make you more productive and creative.
Wherever you decide to go, a midweek trip will undoubtedly present a more relaxed vibe.
Cafes are unlikely to rush you, so you can enjoy your meal, book or conversation at your own pace. Restaurants are easier to get into, you won’t need to wait at wineries to sample their finest drops, and roads, galleries, beaches and look-outs are far less likely to be crowded.
And best of all, midweek accommodation rates are generally cheaper or have offers such as a free extra night or breakfast, or late checkout.
Luckily Victoria is a fairly compact state with many easily accessible destinations.