Tips for planning the perfect long weekend

Tue, 14 Sep 2021

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tips for planning the perfect long weekend

Fellow Brisbanites are lucky to have two long weekends coming up in October (thanks to that rescheduled Ekka public holiday!), which makes for the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway.

Optimise your time and value-for-money while getting in much needed relaxation with our top planning tips to creating the perfect long weekend!
Consider travel time
Realistically, you will only have one full day to enjoy on your long weekend getaway. Time is valuable, and nobody wants to spend too much of it getting to and from a destination. The good news is Tangalooma is an island paradise right on Brisbane’s doorstep, and we’ll have you from Brisbane to your resort accommodation in under 90 minutes. Talk about maximising island time!
Choose your accommodation style
At Tangalooma, we offer a range of accommodation options to suit any taste and budget, but all with one important factor in common – they’re all within 50 metres of our pristine white beaches! From hotel rooms, resort units and family suites, to self-contained villas, apartments and hilltop houses (most with stunning ocean views!), there’s an option for every size travelling group.  
Plan and book in your activities
Nature’s theme park awaits you at Tangalooma Island Resort. We utilise air, land and sea to offer a unique selection of tours and activities that let you experience the true beauty of Tangalooma and broader Moreton Island. With so much available, we recommend you plan ahead and select the activities you want to experience ahead of time, taking note of when each activity runs. This will help you maximise your time when on the island and help avoid disappointment!
Take advantage of free offerings
There are so many free activities on offer at Tangalooma, perfect for those who are budget-conscious or who may have a bit of time to spare. Have some fun in the sun with a game of beach volleyball or cricket, or learn about the history of Tangalooma or the myriad of wildlife we have on the island – all for free! Visit our free activities page to find out more options available. 

Calling all NRL fans! For those staying with us on Sunday 3 October, we'll be playing the NRL Grand Final on the big screen in the Resort Centre. Sit back with a beer or two and enjoy the game!
Pack light!
You’re only away from home for 2 nights, so ensure you aren’t packing enough for a month away. Only bring what you need for any planned activities, and don’t forget comfy shoes and a camera. Check out our handy ‘What to Bring’ guide to make sure you’re only packing necessities!
Now, what are you waiting for? Pop that getaway trip on the calendar and escape to our island paradise for a much needed break. As they say, “any time is the best time for a weekend getaway”. And by they, we mean us. We’ll see you soon!

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