Last Minute Getaways 2017: Does it seems like whenever the weekends approach, you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go! Your friends booked their weekends up months ago, and now you’re stuck with 2 choices: 1. stay at home again (yawn) or 2. do something different – why not take an un-expected city break? The latter sounds much nicer!

Here are a few offbeat suggestions to help you…

Try a local ‘staycation’

The best holidays don’t have to be too far away from home. Is there a cool new hotel nearby, or a cute bed and breakfast you have been dying to try? Consider booking a local ‘staycation’ that allows you to be a tourist in your own town. Try a lovely restaurant, visit a local heritage site or museum, or even pitch a tent in garden!


One of Australia’s most iconic cities and one of the most famous cities in the World. Sydney is full of action from waterfront bars and restaurant, to shopping and outdoor activities there’s literally something for everyone. If you’re an adrenaline junkie why not do a Harbour Bridge climb to get a spectacular view. Or for those of you that would prefer to take it easy, a stroll through the botanical gardens is not only relaxing but breathtaking too.



Often referred to as Australia’s most livable city, Melbourne is also the coastal capital of Southeastern Australia, and many online surveys have ranked it as the most livable city in the World! You can conveniently take a tram to explore most places, or if you really want to go all out you can take a horse drawn carriage tour of the sights. Laneways is a top attraction with an array of cuisines to choose from. Not only that, there’s grafitti and street art splattered everywhere you turn adding to the overall experience.


If you love the outdoors, you will love Perth with its immaculate beaches, beautiful sunsets and good restaurants. Perfect for a relaxing break with family and friends, there are so many things to do and places to visit including Swan River, Perth Zoo, Kings Park and Botanic Gardens and The Perth Mint to name only a few.


What would your ideal weekend getaway be? If your at home this weekend, why not consider taking part in paid surveys? You can earn gift cards by redeeming credits that your earned through your participation, from your favorite retailers including Bunnings Warehouse, Multi-Choice, Dymocks and more – simply by filling out a few surveys!

If you didn’t know, taking online surveys is a great way to share your opinions about travel, sport, pop culture, politics and more. Plus you can earn up to $5 for each online survey that you complete!

So what are you waiting for? Register with Valued Opinions and start taking paid surveys in Australia today!

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