Top places to take the family these school holidays

School holidays are just around the corner. And while for some families this means a jam-packed schedule of activities, for others, the winter break is the perfect opportunity to pack up the car, head out of town and slow down the pace.

Whether you're planning on road tripping to Rippleside or setting sail at Shellharbour, here’s some July school holiday inspiration to help get you started.

Go camping at Waratah Bay, VIC

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Pack your thermals and snuggle up in beautiful Waratah Bay. This picturesque bay tucked into the eastern Victorian coast is a wonderful place to crack out the beach cricket, brave a chilly paddle and unpack a delicious picnic.

Enjoy the tranquillity of this coastal haven, explore the unspoilt foreshore walks and discover the magic of nearby Wilsons Promontory. And after a big day out in the fresh air, it's easy to make sure everyone's happy, full and warm again with a range of easy curries, stews and hot meals from Salad Servers, ready to heat and eat around the campfire!

Stroll the capital in Canberra, ACT

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There’s no better time to soak in some of our nation’s history than during winter in Canberra. Wander through museums, galleries and memorials, then relax with a coffee by the lake as the kids explore by paddle boat. Make sure you take your time mooching through the markets and discovering back-alley hidden gems in this compact city. Often overshadowed by the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne, you might just see our cool little capital with fresh eyes!

Remember you can pack a lunch, prep dinner and hit the town hassle-free with Salad Servers Direct delivering meals straight to your door throughout most of the Canberra region.

Escape to a sky-high getaway in the Blue Mountains, NSW

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Leave the rat race behind and head west to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales for a quintessential winter escape. Whether you want to shack up in Sun Valley, Kurrajong, or Yellow Rock, Salad Servers Direct delivers all your family's favourites straight to your holiday home, so you can hit the road without worrying about the groceries!

Once you're up there, it's an adventurer's paradise, with mountains, trails, waterfalls and lookouts all waiting to be explored. Once night falls, snuggle up around the fire with a hearty meal to warm the soul at the end of a big day – you've earned it. 

Enjoy a slice of summer paradise at South Stradbroke, QLD

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It might be chilly in the southern states, but Queensland is ready and waiting to warm you up! Enjoy a sunny dip this July at the gorgeous South Stradbroke Island (or South Straddie as the locals call it). Situated off the northern end of the Gold Coast, South Stradbroke Island is full of adventure, with surf, bushwalks, sight-seeing, rock-climbing, fishing and so much more to sink your teeth into.

Tired yet? There's no shame in simply relaxing in your own slice of paradise either – after all, this is supposed to be a holiday! So ditch the meal prep and enjoy fresh and delicious dishes like Poached Chicken & Pumpkin Cous Cous Bowl and Pumpkin & Parmesan Ravioli, all delivered straight to you.

Book your city escape in Sydney, NSW

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Sydney looks different during every season, and winter gives you the perfect opportunity to explore all the favourite local haunts and hidden gems without the crowds. Hit the Eastern suburbs like Bondi, Coogee, Bronte and Clovelly to beach hop your way along the city's iconic coastline. Or head west to Parramatta to experience a culturally diverse side to the city. North of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, put on your hiking boots to explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, or simply stick to the city where an abundance of shopping, festivals and winter holiday activities are waiting to keep the whole family entertained.

Want to take in the big city without the big food bill? Well, you're in luck because Salad Servers Direct delivers daily across almost the entire Sydney region. Order now and enjoy quick, wholesome and delicious family meals, no matter where you call home this July!

Take one thing off your plate this winter school holidays. Let Salad Servers Direct do the heavy lifting, with better value family meals delivered to your door in NSW, QLD and VIC.