Looking for a new idea for your weekend getaway? Why not try an Outdoor Weekend? It can be total fun and you have heaps of different options to pick from. You can even have a whole series of outdoor weekends and still do something new every time.

Outdoor WeekendPlan Your Outdoor Weekend

No matter what you want to do and experience on your outdoor weekend, a good plan is really important. Part of the planning phase is getting the right equipment, best available information, checking influences like weather, tide, sunrise and sunset and so on.

As your outdoor weekend can be happening in a really remote area it is also very important to be prepared for emergencies and again have the right equipment with you. Like a personal GPS and emergency beacon if you go bush walking, first aid equipment (and know how to use it), food and water for a bit longer then you think you might need it, just in case.

Depending on what you are going to do and where you are planning to go make sure that you have good (current) maps of the area, good advice before you leave and good preparation for whatever it is you want to do.

Ideas For Your Outdoor Weekend

I guess there is a million things you can do on your outdoor weekend, so here are just a few suggestions. Please feel free to put your personal ideas and experiences into the comments below to share them with others here on our site.

  • outdoor weekend horse ridingGo hiking
  • Go camping – on the beach, in the mountains, in the bush
  • Go fishing
  • Go horsriding
  • Visit a national park
  • Go rock climbing
  • Go cross-country skiing
  • Go on a weekend cruise
  • Try a bushcraft course
  • If you have never been camping – go on a camping course
  • Go on an overnight boat trip with fishing, diving, snorkeling, whale watching
  • Take an outdoor weekend survival course
  • Go on a photographic tour of a specific area

So, is there an idea for your next outdoor weekend in this list? Go on then, do it, try something new for your next weekend getaway. And being outdoors is definitely a great idea for you, your partner, your friends – the whole family.

And if you are interested in more ideas around “outdoor” have a look at these posts (they are all part of a group writing project):

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Outdoor Zumba

Outdoor Room

Outdoor Education

Sydney Outdoor Cinemas

Outdoor Activities For Kids

- Outdoor Party Decorations

- Outdoor Composting Problems

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  3. We love getting out and about in the great outdoors. I used to own a horse once, so I love horse riding.
    Great information about the outdoor weekend.

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  4. Plenty of things to do on your outdoor weekend and with the summer weather just around the corner, No better time to start than right now.
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  5. Some fantastic ideas here,cross country skiing takes my fancy as I have never done that. I like the safety ideas too and something to always consider with an outdoors activity.


  6. I’m all for outdoor weekend activities. We have such fabulous weather in Sydney (most of the time at least) there’s really no excuse. Hiking and snow skiing would have to be my favourites from your list.
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  8. We went on an outdoor weekend away at Christmas time and went on a horse riding trail through the rainforest. It was the first time my son had been on a horse so it was so much fun. Really great value as well.
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    • Hello Jackie,
      a horse ride through the rainforest – sounds like a great outdoor weekend and I am sure you had lots of fun!


  9. I think that is what I need an outdoor weekend. A good way to de-stress, get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.


    • Hello Kerry,
      that’s so true, an outdoor weekend is a great way to de-stress and you get some exercise done without having to do “exercises”. It’s one of the best ways to spend your weekend.


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  11. So many great ideas here. We do a lot of bush walking, so good to get away from everything, and enoy the freedom and fresh air. At the end of the day, we’re usually feeling pretty tired, but in a great way.


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