About The Weekender

Welcome to The Weekender

What we do

Through travel guides and news stories we provide the most independent and up to date information on travelling in regional Australia. We get beneath the surface of the destinations we cover and connect with the places, people and experiences that make them unique. 

Our travel guides cover essential travel topics like the best places for coffee and breakfast, the wineries and walks you must not miss and the best places to take the kids or the pooch. Our news stories keep you up to date on the latest openings, developments and events in the regions. We also provide listings for bespoke holiday accommodation run by locals who care about making your trip the best it can be. 

We aim to be like your well-travelled friend who is always in the know about the best cafe or country pub to stop at, the most dreamy holiday homes to stay in and the coolest wineries or shops to visit. 

What drives us

We are passionate about supporting the incredible regional communities, businesses and accommodation providers that operate across Australia. We believe that many of the best travel experiences in the world exist on our door step, and are passionate about helping people to find them. 

We also believe that travelling locally and within Australia is important to our collective future - economically, environmentally and socially. We need to support each other and our planet by reducing the damage that over-tourism causes, and by building real and sustainable connections between those of us who live in the cities and the many wonderful people living in the country and along the beaches of Australia.

Being included on The Weekender

We offer affordable monthly subscription packages to accommodation providers and featured editorial opportunities to food, drink, retail, art and design businesses; local producers; and event organisers including markets, festivals, live music, literature and theatre. To discuss these further please contact Kath@theweekender.travel   

Our travel guides are unsponsored and businesses cannot pay to be included in them.