7 Aussie getaways for $100 a night
These Aussie getaways are around $100 per night and could be a good way to escape without breaking the bank.
During a cost-of-living crisis, spending much-needed money on a getaway is not at the top of everyone's priority list, but there are still some options for those who need some time away.
And despite rising costs, two in three Aussies are planning to travel domestically in 2023, with almost 70 per cent revealing they’re planning a holiday of five nights or more, according to a new survey from Scoopon.
So, how can travellers get the most bang for their buck?
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Scoopon senior manager of lifestyle brands Mark Ehlers said there was strong demand for deals on accommodation and experiences.
“While travel is a priority for many Australians in 2023, the reality is that many of us are looking for clever ways to make our money go further and being savvy about how we maximise an investment in travel and holiday time,” Ehlers said.
“The easiest way to do this is to look for trusted deal providers who can bundle your holiday so you can still treat yourself to all the extras without the extra price tag.
“Package-style holidays remove the element of surprise so that when you set off for your trip, you’ve got that peace of mind that what you’ve budgeted for is what you will spend.”
7 deals for around $100 per person per night
Blue Mountains Leura retreat - 2 nights from $249
Discover the best of New South Wales’ iconic Blue Mountains region with a stay at Leisure Inn Spires.
Perfectly positioned in the picturesque township of Leura – just a 90-minute drive from Sydney - and surrounded by gentle garden slopes, there’s no better place to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region’s world-famous attractions.
Check out the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and some of Australia’s best bushwalking trails.
Whitsundays Airlie Beach escape - 3 nights from $599
This package deal is for two people and includes wine, an airport transfer and a late checkout so you can enjoy a much-needed sleep in.
Moments from the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea Marina and among the lush tropical greenery of Airlie Beach sits Shingley Beach Resort, with perfect self-contained apartments.
Enjoy boat trips to the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef, or just stay on land and walk along the palm-fringed esplanade, stopping at the beachfront restaurants and bars for a cocktail and fresh seafood
Yarra Valley boutique escape - 2 nights from $349
This deal is for two people and includes daily breakfast and nightly drinks.
Dripping in 19th-century charm, the Yarra Valley Grand Hotel sits in one of Victoria's most acclaimed wine regions.
The heritage hotel is the place to be in the vine-laced hills of the Yarra Valley. Enjoy a historic stay that combines local-favourite pub fare with preserved architecture and a central Yarra Glen location.
It’s also just a short drive from the region's lauded cellar doors and multi-award-winning distilleries.
Victorian gin-lovers retreat - 2 nights from $299
This deal is for two people and includes daily breakfast and a $200 drinks voucher.
Enjoy an afternoon spent at the onsite Republic Tavern Brewpub, home to brand-new Twist Distilling and thriving Beer Republic Brewery, where you can sip on craft beers, fine wines and refreshing cocktails while indulging in modern Australian cuisine.
You can relax and unwind in this quiet, outer region of Melbourne, close to an abundance of family-friendly playgrounds and walking distance to Pacific Epping plaza.
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island cruise - 4 nights for $399 per person
This deal has all-inclusive dining with three meals provided per day, plus entertainment and activities.
Enjoy the gorgeous Kangaroo Island during a four-night cruise aboard P&O's Pacific Explorer.
Take in the beauty of Great Ocean Road coastline on this mini-sea break, departing Melbourne on February 13, 2024.
Sydney to Moreton Island cruise - 4 nights from $359 per person
This deal includes all meals and entertainment.
Set sail from Sydney towards the clear waters of Queensland's Moreton Island during a four-night cruise aboard P&O's Pacific Adventure.
Leaving Sydney Harbour on October 16, 2023, head north to uncover the 'Gem of South-East Queensland'.
Witness the sweeping coastlines of New South Wales and Queensland en route to Moreton Island — the third-largest sand island in the world.
Onboard, you’ll have access to everything from pools and 135m-long dual racing water slides, to a child-free sundeck, plus theatre-style shows and movie nights on the outdoor big screen.
Brisbane comedy cruise - 3 nights from $329 per person
This deal includes nightly live entertainment and all dining.
Celebrate the best and brightest comedic talent from Australia during a three-night cruise aboard P&O's Pacific Encounter, departing from Brisbane on November 11, 2023.
And if simply watching and laughing along isn’t enough, you can learn from the experts with comedy workshops before making your comedic debut.
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