Why your next girlfriends’ getaway should be a walking holiday
We all experience everyday life and all of the stresses that come with it. And one way to unwind is a getaway with the besties. Getting away from the norm (or Norm – or whatever his name is…) and having some quality time with your girlfriends is often all you need to unwind, debrief and have a good ol’ belly laugh.
Now if you’re out of ideas on where to go and what to do next – Byron Bay? Done. Noosa? Tick. City spa escape? Yup – then how about a pack-free Life’s An Adventure walking holiday?
Most trips are 3-4 days so they can be done without too much organising or time away from loved ones and work – but they’re long enough to let you unwind and have quality time with each other. Accommodation and meals are all first class – and yes, wine will be served with dinner.
So here are our top five reasons why you should get outdoors on your next girlfriends’ getaway – matched with the perfect Life’s An Adventure walking destination.
Freedom This is a big one. Friends are understanding. They just get it. There is a certain sense of freedom that comes with girl trips that make them that much better.
Recommended walk: For that sense of freedom you can’t go past the Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem walk. Four days of pure wilderness. You’ll explore magnificent Crater Lake and Dove Lake and for those up to the challenge, a walk to the top of Cradle Mountain.
Weekends away help you to live your best life You look forward to them before you go, you love the company while you’re there, and you create memories that’ll last for years to come.
Recommended walk: The three-day Three Capes walk. This region is famous for its three spectacular capes which comprise of the highest vertical seas cliffs in Australia and a dramatic coastline of sea caves and sea stacks. This walk will stay with you and your besties well after you’ve returned home.
Pushing each other out of your comfort zones One of the best things about traveling is allowing yourself the chance to try things that you normally wouldn’t try. With your friends there, you’re more likely than ever to be shoved out of your comfort zone.
Recommended walk: The three-day Grampians walk in Victoria. You’ll explore the Grampians’ striking weathered peaks and escarpments, towering rock formations draped with rich forests, cascading waterfalls and fern filled gorges. The walks may push you but the rewards are worth it!
Allows you to reconnect Sometimes if you’re in a relationship friendships can suffer. Leaving the boys at home will allow you to reconnect and remember what the friendship was like before life got crazy.
Recommended walk: The three-day Great Ocean walk. You’ve heard of the Great Ocean Road well this walk takes through the beaches and forests that sit below the famous road. You’ll walk through majestic tall forests, coastal heathlands and get to experience the iconic Twelve Apostles from the ground – and in the air!
New perspectives There is nothing better than going somewhere new with your old mates. It helps you to reconnect with the people who help you see the world in a new light.
Recommended walk: The three-day Gold Coast Hinterland Traverse walk. We’ve all been to the Gold Coast but away from the glitz and glamour is a world of ancient wilderness and stunning mountain scenery. Accommodation is at Binna Burra Lodge and the famous O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat where’ll you’ll be served first class meals – with matching wines!