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Where might I my Mystery Destination be?

The mystery of not knowing your destination until the last minute is what Mystery Weekend Getaway are all about. Each destination offers its own charm, attractions and activities. We will provide tourist information regarding your mystery destination, you are under no obligation to do or visit anything particular, the choice is yours. Your Mystery Weekend Getaway can (effective 17 March 2011) now be taken any day of the week.

Mystery Flight Day Trips depart from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, or Sydney airports to 17 possible destinations. Departures from Perth are not currently available.

  • + Mystery Day Trip departing from Brisbane will not have Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast or Ballina/Byron Bay as destination unless requested
  • Mystery Day Trip departing from Canberra will not have Sydney as destination unless requested
  • Mystery Day Trip departing from Gold Coast will not have Brisbane as destination unless requested
  • * Mystery Day Trip departing from Sydney will not have Canberra as destination unless requested
  • Mystery Day Trip departing from Sunshine Coast will not have Brisbane as destination unless requested

Mystery Weekend Getaway Flights depart from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Newcastle or Canberra airports to 20 possible destinations. Departures from Perth are not currently available

  • + Mystery Day Trip departing from Brisbane will not have Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast or Ballina/Byron Bay as destination unless requested
  • Mystery Day Trip departing from Canberra will not have Sydney as destination unless requested
  • Mystery Day Trip departing from Gold Coast will not have Brisbane as destination unless requested
  • * Mystery Day Trip departing from Sydney will not have Canberra as destination unless requested
  • Mystery Day Trip departing from Sunshine Coast will not have Brisbane as destination unless requested

City pairing and length of time at your destination is dependant of current flight schedules.

Don't forget that you may nominate one destination you DO NOT wish to be flown to, and for repeat travelers we make every effort not to send you to the same place twice.

Bookings can be made (effective 17 March 2011) for weekdays or weekends. Our airline partners can be either Qantas, Virgin Australia or Jetstar Airways. Remember to advise your Frequent Flyer Membership numbers when booking.

Adelaide

Having a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That’s what we call liveable!

With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That’s what we call liveable!

Adelaide is just a cycle away from native bushland hiking in the Mt Lofty Ranges. The city makes an excellent base for trips into the nearby wine regions, surf lessons on Fleurieu Peninsula and hikes through the wildlife lair of Kangaroo Island!

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Ballina/Byron Bay

When you visit Ballina Coast and Hinterland, Northern Rivers NSW, you get more than just a holiday. You’ll be welcomed to a journey of natural experiences that will refresh your mind, body and soul. Get in touch with nature from litteral rainforrests with flowing waterfalls and swimming holes, stunning white surf beaches, calming bays, a natural tee tree lake, rolling country vistas and quaint villages.

Discover a smorgasboard of tantilizing fresh local produce from local food markets or experience some tasty treats our internationally renowned chefs dish up at the many cafes and restaurants throughout the shire. You may even choose to treat yourself to some serious pampering at one of our day spas or simply enjoy some retail therapy whilst the kids enjoy the many activities and attractions on offer.

Discover all this magical region has to offer. You may even discover a little more about yourself.

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Brisbane

Brisbane is a city for the senses; walking under impossibly blue skies around this foot-friendly city opens up a world of experiences. A well planned series of paths and bridges connect the city centre to South Bank, as well as many of our urban villages that tease the river's edge as it bends the city, its parks and gentle skyscrapers.

The ever-busy baristas fill the air with an irresistible temptation that is hard to escape and the mix of welcome visitors and the business set create a lively thoroughfare through the Queen Street Mall - Queensland's largest retail precinct with over 700 specialty shops, restaurant, cinemas and live music. There is also the constant spectacle of an array of outdoor festivals, events and attractions created for Brisbane's famous sub-tropical weather. Yet, for a real Brisbane experience, you must see what's on at our buzzing urban villages.

Under an hour from the heart of Brisbane is the aquatic playground

of Moreton Bay and Islands and the World Heritage-listed Scenic Rim - explore for a day, a short break or a longer escape!

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Cairns

This friendly Queensland city of 130,000 is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and the rest of Cape York Peninsula. Within the city, several attractions stand out, including Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Skyrail Cableway. Eco-adventures, food trail tours, cultural encounters and adrenalin-pumping adventures are all on the itinerary. Even December through April’s monsoon season can’t dampen Cairns’ delights.

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Capricorn Coast

Experience a unique holiday in Capricorn – with the best of surf, sand and sea, breathtaking national parks, Australian native wildlife and wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

From an action packed group trip, fun and kid friendly family holiday, luxurious romantic getaway or caravan and camping exploration – the Capricorn Region has it all.

Enjoy the perfect steak in Australia’s Beef Capital – Rockhampton, explore emerald green rainforest and sweeping sandstone cliffs in Carnarvon Gorge, fossick for sparkling jewels at the Sapphire Gemfields, or enjoy the Capricorn Coast’s pristine beaches at Yeppoon. Dive, snorkel or sail through Great Barrier Reef at Great Keppel or Pumpkin Island.

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Canberra

Canberra is Australia’s Capital. Far more than just a city of civil servants, Canberra is an oft overlooked beauty in the midst of Australia's inland hills, conveniently located between the ski slopes of Brindabella National Park and the beaches of the east coast. The country's history and culture are on proud display in the many museums, galleries and theatres, while innumerable green spaces and parks give the city a fresh vitality and colourful flair.

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is a coastal city located on the north coast of New South Wales about 540 km (340 miles) north of Sydney, 385 km (240 miles) north of Newcastle, and 440 km (275 miles) south of Brisbane. The region has a wintertime population of over 70,000 people that swells to 100,000 in the holiday seasons. Popular with people wanting to relocate from big cities to small towns on the coast or in rural areas, Coffs Harbour continues to grow at an exceptional rate, with a population projection of 80,000 by the year 2016. According to the CSIRO, Coffs Harbour has the most liveable climate in Australia, and it is nestled between a high mountain backdrop and dozens of "unspoiled" beaches. Coffs Harbour's economy is based mainly on farming (of bananas), tourism, and manufacturing.

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Harvey Bay & Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast is one of the most famous areas in Australia to view whales migrating, often called the Whale Watching Capital of the World. The Whale Watching capital is Hervey Bay where you will be able to enjoy the awesome sight of playful Humpback Whales.

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Gold Coast

The iconic Gold Coast welcomes international holiday makers, interstate and local visitors all year round to experience everything this beatuiful city has to offer.

The Gold Coast is famous for many tourist attractions including highrise buildings - Q1 the worlds tallest residental building, hinterlands and waterways but the most impressive are incredible coastlines of golden sands, stunning patrolled beaches and world class surfing waves.

Queensland’s balmy subtropical climate provides warm days and nights which easily attracts holiday makers to the Gold Coast. Enjoy alfresco dining along the beach front from Main Beach to Broadbeach and beyond, or enjoy wandering through night markets lining the Surfers Paradise Esplanade. An abundance of excitement, entertainment and dining in the thriving hub of Surfers Paradise offers street performances, shopping and trendy bars.

A family holiday would not be complete without a visit to one of the popular theme parks on the Gold Coast. Movie World boasts thrill seeking amusement rides; The Superman Ride is not for the faith hearted! A photograph with your favourite Warner Brothers character will provide a great lasting memory. Dreamworld and Seaworld are just as exhilarating with adventure rides, live entertinement and shows. Keeping cool on your Gold Coast holiday just got a whole lot easier with two water parks; Wet n Wild and WhiteWater World, whiz through the waterslides and splash through tunnels – these rides are for any age to enjoy.

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Hobart

Moreover, Hobart is a city set in a beautiful natural setting and of a very manageable size. The Derwent River is at the heart of Hobart's heart and Mount Wellington rises above in spectacular glory. The weather in Hobart is changeable being so far south and can be cold and wet in winter. But Hobart weather can also be perfect!

Hobart is a place of yachts, fishing boats and cafés by the sea and sipping cappuccinos after visiting the Salamanca Market on a Saturday afternoon. And the best time to see all the action is at the end of the Sydney to Hobart race iat the end of December.

Hobart is a place that sends you back in time. But it mixes the old with the new well with its mix of fine food and dining, wonderful galleries and quirky little stores selling the goods of the local artists.

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Launceston

Northern Tasmania’s major city has a scenic waterside setting at the place where the North and South Esk Rivers join to form the broad Tamar.

Launceston is a city of parks and gardens, gracious Victorian architecture and vibrant art and culture. Lying at the head of the Tamar Valley, the city is close to the cool-climate wineries of the Northern Tasmanian Wine Route. Southward, hawthorn hedges line country roads that lead to Georgian farmhouses and country mansions, convict-built in mellow sandstone.

Launceston celebrates its food, wine and cultural scene in the annual autumn Festivale, a feast of music, art and Tasmanian regional flavours. The city’s showcase of history, art and design is the remarkable Inveresk Cultural Centre, an innovative development of a heritage industrial site.

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Mackay

Endless sandy beaches, ancient reefs teeming with life off untouched Great Barrier Reef islands, the tranquillity of lush tropical rainforest and the warmth of the rugged golden hinterland, welcome to the Mackay Isaac Region!

Whether you’re seeking a fun family holiday or a quiet escape for two, in this part of Queensland you’ll find a holiday experience to suit every taste, budget and interest. Enjoy the year-round, near perfect climate where a laidback lifestyle comes together with a cosmopolitan culture. Our vibrant urban landscape with its dining and arts, is perfectly complimented by a diverse range of real Aussie experiences on land and sea waiting for you to experience.

Summer is here & so are the great deals! With an indoor ice skating rink & the newly refurbished Caneland Central, as well as some unbeatable accommodation offers - why would you go anywhere else?! Mackay is the ultimate holiday destination.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. You just have to be curious enough to venture off the beaten path. The possibilities are endless, so forget what you think you know. Take a chance, roll the dice and see where it leads you.

Have you taken a journey along Melbourne’s waterfront lately? It stretches from the banks of the Yarra – taking in the areas north and south – to Docklands, one of Melbourne’s newest waterfront precincts. With shopping, dining, arts, culture, events and attractions to take in along the way, it’s a journey worth the wander.

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Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia's favourite tourist destinations, with people travelling from all over Australia and the world to enjoy the Sunshine Coast's beautiful beaches and wonderful weather.

If you're looking for a holiday where you can feel the warm sun on your back and sand between your toes, hear the whisper of the cool waters of a rainforest stream, smell the clean mountain air and taste crisp fish and chips at a cafe by the water - it's time for a Sunshine Coast holiday experience!

Stay in magical Sunshine Coast towns such as Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Noosa and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, pristine beaches, al fresco restaurants and colourful boutiques.

It's no secret that the Sunshine Coast thrills surfers with the swell off Alexandra Headland and Point Cartwright, while families will benefit from a wide array of

famous attractions including Australia Zoo, UnderWater World and Aussie World. Spot wildlife along the tracks of the stunning Noosa National Park, and discover the picturesque township of Montville in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Coolum boasts beautiful world class golf courses, while the Sunshine Coast Plaza in Maroochydore offers an exciting shopping experience. You will also find many activities and adventures to enjoy such as jetski tours, skydiving, and camel rides on the beach.

The Sunshine Coast has something special and memorable for everyone. Here the sun and smiles always shine!

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Sydney

Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world's best cities. When you visit us, you'll soon understand why.

In Sydney, we enjoy a temperate climate, a reasonable cost of living and a great range of leisure choices, as well as high levels of safety, education and health care.

All in all, our lifestyle is second to none – which makes work, business and study so much easier.

Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city, set on a stunning harbour. Our State's capital city is home to two of the world's most recognisable icons − the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The CBD offers world-class theatres, great shopping, museums and art galleries and restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world.

Within easy reach of Sydney's CBD are sandy beaches, national parks and suburbs with their own unique identities.

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Townsville

Townsville, with a population of over 160, 000 is the largest city and considered the capital of tropical Queensland. It is ideally placed as a base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the idyllic Mission Beach (several hours north), the nearby Magnetic Island, Hinchinbrook Island National Park and the North East of Australia.

The Ross river flows through Townsville and the city is a popular stop for cruise ships as well as Australian and overseas naval vessels.

Townsville is also a great place for a stop over if you are driving to Cairns - the scenic stretch of road from Townsville to Cairns, known as the Great Green Way, passes beaches, waterfalls and rainforests.

Townsville is also the location for one of the campuses of the James Cook University which is considered one of the leaders in the field of tropical research.

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