Stress levels at an all-time high? Sometimes all you need is a breath of fresh country air. These regional holiday destinations show off Australia’s quaint and quiet countryside. Take an extra day off work, pack the car and enjoy a long weekend in the country with the kids.

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Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga
New South Wales

Distance from nearest city: Less than 5 hours from Sydney

Eat: Chocolate croissant and caramel popcorn from Harans Patisserie

Stay: BIG4 Wagga Wagga Holiday Park or The Lawson Riverside Suites

Play: The Botanic Gardens and Cackleberries by Lashbrook Farm