Working holiday

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a well-timed break, mixing business with leisure!

Giving you the chance to decompress before a big meeting or conference, checking in to a resort a day early to enjoy some personal time is the smart way to attain work/life balance.

If your next big holiday seems too far away, booking a short business and leisure break is a smart way to scratch your holiday itch without having to splash out on a big overseas jaunt. Even better, make your time work for you by scheduling that important meeting, conference or work event for a Monday, then arrive on the Sunday to enjoy some 'me time'. Whether you spend your Sunday swimming, bushwalking, playing golf or indulging in spa treatments, arriving a day early could just be the best business move you make.

Here are a few mini-break ideas that mix business and leisure:

Aerial shot of golf course at RACV resort

Golf weekend

For many, golf and business go hand-in-hand. A golfer's paradise, the RACV Royal Pines Resort is the reason many business travellers choose the Gold Coast for important meetings and conferences. Home to a spectacular 27-hole golf course that allows for three unique 18-hole combination golf courses, this five-star resort has all the elements for a memorable golf weekend. Schedule a meeting or round of golf with corporate partners on a Monday, and arrive the day before to practice your swing.

Down south, the RACV Cape Schanck Resort is located in another popular golf hot spot, the Mornington Peninsula. Spend Sunday perfecting your drive on the resort's golf course, then indulge in the region's best food and wine at the onsite restaurant, Cape, before fronting up for your Monday meeting in one of the resort's meeting rooms.

Bush retreat

Nothing beats spending time decompressing in nature. Schedule your next meeting, conference, training session or corporate catch up on a Monday, and check in to the RACV Goldfields Resort the day before for a well-earned nature break. Spend your Sunday walking among the towering eucalypts of neighbouring Creswick Regional Park, keeping a look out for koalas and wallabies that can be spotted along the bush trail. Not far from Ballarat, Daylesford and Castlemaine, this resort is within striking distance of some of Victoria's biggest regional towns and centres, so is the ideal spot to start the working week right.

Mother and daughter walk along resort trail
Surfers inspect the beach waves at sunrise

Beach break

Got a meeting or event up north? Choose to host it at RACV Noosa Resort so you can arrive a day or two earlier to enjoy a weekend beach break in the sunshine. Whether you choose to hit Noosa Main Beach, spend the day reading a good book by the resort pool, or schedule a rejuvenating treatment at One Spa, you'll be sure to start your working week relaxed, refreshed and raring to go.

In Victoria, RACV Torquay Resort is a top coastal getaway choice for people wanting to mix business and pleasure. Simply book a meeting room at the resort for your Monday meeting or conference, and while you're at it, book a room for yourself for the Sunday. Located at the gateway of the Surf Coast, you'll want to bring your surfboard if you're a keen surfer. Not a wave rider? Try a few laps in the resort's indoor, heated pool, then schedule a massage at One Spa.

City Escape

If you've got clients you've been meaning to visit in Tasmania, then why not head down a night or two earlier to enjoy a relaxed-pace city break in Hobart? Stay at the RACV Hobart Hotel and you'll be close to all the action. Wander down to the Salamanca Market, catch the ferry to MONA or relax with a beer amid the heritage atmosphere of the Cascade on Collins bar. On Monday, you'll be fresh-faced and reinvigorated to start the working week with a smile on your face.


Inspired to book a working holiday of your own? These locations have everything you need to mix business and leisure.
Hobart city view