Where to go this Easter 2024

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With Easter fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about making the long weekend extra special. Whether you’re looking forward to some quiet relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city or seeking unique Easter events and attractions, StayWell’s properties have got you covered. Located within a few hours’ drive from Sydney, these accommodations in Bowral, Pokolbin, and Leura offer a splendid blend of comfort and adventure. And for those with a taste for international travel, the serene beauty of New Caledonia awaits, merely a short flight away. Here’s a guide to making the most of your Easter long weekend with StayWell, where luxury meets the charm of local festivities and natural wonders.

Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral 

Discover the allure of Australia’s first Park Proxi hotel, Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral, nestled in the picturesque town of Bowral in the Southern Highlands, just a scenic 90-minute drive south of Sydney. Boasting spacious rooms, spa facilities, a fitness centre, and an eighteen-hole golf course, this accommodation promises a perfect Easter long weekend getaway. During the Easter long weekend, enjoy the variety of local events from the Good Friday market and family fun day at Moss Vale, the Burrawung Easter markets and the Easter Sunday Funday in Bowral. Bowral is also home to an incredible range of restaurants and bars, from the modern Observatory restaurant and Harvey’s Bar at Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral to the innovative Thai cuisine at Paste in Mittagong and fine Italian fare at Onesta Cucina.


Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill offers a picturesque retreat set on 25 acres of tranquillity, just a little over a 2-hour drive from Sydney. Featuring unique stand-alone self-contained villas, the accommodation boasts amenities such as a tennis court, swimming pool, table tennis, golf nets, playground, and BBQ facilities, perfect for long weekend stays. During the Easter long weekend, discover family-friendly festivities like the giant Easter Egg Hunt at Hunter Valley Gardens or family picnics amidst the rolling hills. For couples seeking a romantic Easter weekend retreat, indulge in chocolate and wine pairing experiences or soar high above the valley with an unforgettable hot air balloon ride.


Leisure Inn Spires

Stay at the charming Leisure Inn Spires, located in the quaint village of Leura, in the heart of the Blue Mountains and just a 90-minute drive from Sydney CBD. The accommodation is ideally situated on the same street as Leura Mall, placing you within walking distance of the many restaurants, cafes, and shops, and within short driving distance from beloved Blue Mountains attractions. Leura is ideal for a quiet Easter getaway, where you can spend your weekend exploring the village’s charming shops or discovering the Blue Mountains’ highlights, including Leura Cascades, Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, and the scenic viewpoints along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

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New Caledonia

This little French slice of paradise offers the perfect short getaway where you can explore the world’s largest lagoon, long white-sand beaches, incredible food and rich indigenous culture. Accessible with a short flight in 2 hours from Brisbane, 3 hours from Sydney and 3,5 hours from Melbourne, this South Pacific destination provides travellers with a wide range of activities from snorkelling the reefs and natural pool in Isle of Pines, kayaking and windsurfing along the Noumea beaches or get to know the local Kanak culture while staying with a tribe at Lifou. The Easter time also coincides with the harvest season for yams, which will only go ahead once the tribal chief deems the harvest ready and the event turns into a big celebration with multiple stalls at markets around the country proudly displaying their first yams of this year. 

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