Dark nights and winter mornings getting you down? If you’re in need of some R&R but are wary of borders being snapped shut at any minute, why not take a short break that’s on your doorstep?  

Here are some great local deals currently available with your MyShoppingCarte membership.  

If you live in Victoria… 

…wrap up and head in to the country, with an idyllic break at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Ballarat.  

The heritage-listed self-contained accommodation offers stunning garden views featuring a tennis court, an indoor pool and a hot tub. Built in 1878, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Ballarat is 10 minutes’ drive from Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Railway Station and the famous Gold Museum. Melbourne is just 90-minutes’ drive away. Get a 34% discount on a two-bedroom standard apartment – pay just $269 for 2 nights.  

If you live in WA…

…take a trip to the Margaret River Wine Region and explore Yallingup, a popular tourist destination because of its beaches and limestone caves, and proximity to Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

Long-known by surfers as one of the best surf breaks in Australia, Yallingup’s history is also recorded in Aboriginal culture. MyCarte members can save up to 50% on a three-night stay at Seashells Yallingup, a premium resort set within the beautiful gardens of the heritage-listed Caves House Hotel. Yallingup Beach is just a 10-minute stroll away through the lush gardens and down a pretty walk trail. An easy three-hour drive south of Perth.

If you live in QLD 

…head to Far North Queensland for an eco-holiday like no other.  

Set on over 140 acres of native forest and boasting a private beach, Thala Beach Nature Reserve is an Eco-friendly wildlife retreat. This secluded sanctuary is nestled on a coastal headland and offers magnificent views of the sparkling Coral Sea. 

This stunning eco-friendly Retreat is just 10 minutes away from Port Douglas and 45-minute drive from Cairns city centre. 

Enjoy a 3 or 5 Night Stay including delicious full breakfast daily, a bottle of chilled sparkling wine in your room on arrival and $50 Credit towards Quicksilver Reef Cruise per adult. Prices start from $1599 for two adults for a three-night stay in a Jungle Walk Bungalow.  

If you live in NSW 

…the Hunter Valley awaits you.  

As a member of MyCarte, you can save up to 29% on two-night breaks at the Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill. This picturesque retreat is set on 25 acres of tranquillity in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and offers studio, and self-contained 1 and 2 bedroom apartments featuring private patios with peaceful views of hotel grounds, the river and vineyards.  

If you live in the NT… 

…embrace your inner kitsch and stay at the famous Mercure Kakadu Crocodile.  Shaped like a crocodile, this quirky hotel is located in Jabiru, in the heart of Kakadu National Park – Australia’s largest national park – and is the ideal base to explore Ubirr and Nourlangie rock art galleries and view the towering sandstone escarpment of Arnhem Land.  

Just two hours drive from Darwin, the hotel has an indigenous art gallery, swimming pool and restaurant on site.  

Find the best price for Mercure Kakadu Crocodile and other NT hotels through MySoppingCarte’s hotel booking platform – it compares all hotel booking sites worldwide.