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What’s in my bag: Spending a weekend in Southeast Queensland

By admin | February 21, 2017

Southeast Queensland- whether it’s the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, or the Gold Coast- is the perfect weekend getaway for locals and interstate travellers alike. The weather is almost always beautiful, with warm winter temperatures and hazy hot summer days, and the water is always refreshing. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife, and great tourist attractions, Southeast Queensland is the perfect getaway for romantics, couples, a group of mates, and families alike.


Packing a bag for a weekend getaway can be tricky- you don’t want to overpack, especially if you are trying to fit everything into a carry on bag. Thankfully, Southeast Queensland is relatively warm all year round, meaning you can avoid packing bulky jackets and jumpers.

For the Ladies


Kaftans, maxi dresses, shorts, swimwear and some active wear are all you really need for your next SEQ getaway. Keep things casual with denim shorts and a short-sleeved top for daytime and dress up a kaftan or maxi dress with nice sandals or heels like wedges for an evening out. If you are spending the day at the beach, use the same kaftan to cover up your swimmers. We also recommend bringing a pair of trainers, leggings, and an athletic tank top for morning walks on the beach or hiking in the hinterland. A light jumper or leather jacket are appropriate for winter, as temperatures do drop at night and a thin long sleeved blouse or jeans are good extras if you have some space.


For the Gents

Boardies are the name of the game in Southeast Queensland as they are an acceptable casual wear item during the day. Pack two pairs of boardies and a light cotton t-shirt or singlet for spending the day in the beach or wandering the shops and bring a pair of chinos, a nice dress shirt, and closed toes shoes like dress shoes or loafers for an evening out, especially if you are thinking of hitting the club scene, as a strict dress code is enforced. If you are thinking of getting active, we recommend a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and trainers as well as a broad brimmed hat for staying sun smart. A pair of jeans, a long sleeved t-shirt, or a light jumper are the perfect additions for the cooler winter months.


Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and hat!


Now that your bags are packed, we invite you to stay with us at one of our many beautiful Southeast Queensland Resorts. If you are Sunshine Coast bound, enjoy the ULTIQA Shearwater Resort, located on King’s Beach in Caloundra. Featuring resort style modern, self-contained apartments, this resort is perfect for a long weekend spent browsing boutiques, enjoying the beach, and having leisurely breakfast in an endless number of cafes. For our Brisbane holidaymakers, the ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is the perfect CBD location for an extended stay in all of the action that the city has to offer. Dress up and head to one of the fine dining restaurants along the Brisbane River, catch a game at Suncorp Stadium, and enjoy lots of shopping. The Rothbury Hotel features self-contained apartments and budget friendly hotel rooms perfect for holidaymakers who want in on all of the action.


Finally, our Gold Coast travellers are spoiled for choice with three beautiful Broadbeach Resorts. ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach is perfect for weekend travellers looking for beach action during the day and a party at night. Featuring self-contained, fully equipped apartments, Air on Broadbeach is located in the heart of Broadbeach, in easy walking distance to all of the best pubs, clubs, bars, and restaurants on offer. ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort is ideal for travellers looking for an oasis resort holiday. Nestled behind the major action of Broadbeach, the resort is a quieter retreat that is still in close proximity to the beach, great shopping, and the heart of the Broadbeach restaurant precinct. Featuring self-contained apartments and a great pool, Freshwater Point welcomes all Gold Coast bound weekenders. Finally ULTIQA Beach Haven Resort is the third resort featuring modern, beautifully appointed boutique self-contained apartments on the Gold Coast. Located directly across from the beach, this resort is ideal for weekenders looking for a luxurious beach holiday. Complete with easy access to cafes, casual and fine dining, holidaymakers cannot go wrong! Visit www.ultiqaresorts.com.au to book your next weekend getaway.

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