by LAURA BRAULINS

Summer holidays have barely come to a halt and already you’re hunched over your nine-to-five desk pondering whether they were long enough.

It’s time to book one last getaway to catch the final rays of 30+ degree sun before we hit the three-month, sofa-ridden hibernation known as winter.

Don’t panic, we’ve got your back with 10 weekend getaways around South East Queensland you need to book right now—so get your overnighter packed with your slip-slop-slap essentials, pronto.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat | Murwillumbah, NSW

Slow down the game of life with a getaway to the rainforest retreat of Crystal Creek. The 13 architecturally-crafted bungalows dish up tonnes of wow-factor with their open-plan design, private decks, plunge pools, indoor fireplaces and sweeping views across Lamington National Park. You may not want to leave your suite but if cabin fever strikes, you can’t go wrong with a leisurely stroll through nearby Springbrook National Park where 400-year old trees and waterfalls are a regular sight.

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