New 2018 Guide

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A short break is all you need to recharge, and you don’t have to go far to enjoy it. We find the best deals across Australia for your next getaway.

The Northern Territory reopens its borders to visitors on July 17. If you’re looking to escape the winter blues, you can now enjoy a short stay at Hilton Darwin or book an early bird deal to catch at luxury train The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs in a train a touring package.

Across Australia, there are many more short breaks to be had. From a waterfront holiday park in WA to another nestled within the Barossa Valley.

In NSW, take a quiet retreat in the Blue Mountains, among the rescued animals in the Central Coast Hinterland of Kulnura or a spa retreat in Circa 1928, a new boutique hotel decked out with art deco touches.

For beach holidays, check out Shingley Beach Resort in Airlie Beach or a breakfast, reef and rainforest holiday package in Cairns.

3-night Hilton Darwin short stay with four bonus inclusions

Head down to Darwin for a three-night stay at Hilton Darwin and enjoy four free bonus inclusions. This includes free dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink, free Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop on Hop off pass with detailed commentary, daily buffet breakfast & 15% off food and beverage at Mitchell’s restaurant as well as WiFi and late checkout to 1pm. Prices from $299pp (valued up to $555). Offer ends July 31, 2020.

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2021 early bird deals for Alice Springs train and touring package

Save up to $1,296 with early bird deals when you book ‘Ghan to Alice Springs Discover’ package with Discover Australia. The six-day train and touring package starts from $2,292 and includes all flights, the Ghan train from Adelaide to Alice Springs, one-night in the Ghan private gold class cabin, all meals and free beverages onboard the Ghan, four-nights in a four-star Alice Springs hotel and luxury coach tours through Alice Springs.

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Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park stay 5 pay 4 and kids stay free

The Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park is running a welcome back special for all their caravan, camping and cabin accommodation, which is set on the rolling green banks of Lake Kununurra. Stay five nights for the price of four and kids stay free as well. The poolside ensuite family cabins are priced around $151 per night for a stay in August 2020. To book this special, call (08) 91681280 or drop them an email on stay@kimberleyland.com.au. Bookings without kids may use discount code: Welcome. Offer valid till August 31, 2020.

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Book two nights and get two free at Shingley Beach Resort

The Shingley Beach Resort in Airlie Beach is located less than 50 metres from the waterfront. Their holiday apartments overlook the Coral Sea Marina and Whitsunday islands. And the area is also a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. They are currently offering two nights free when you book two nights. Call 07 4948 8300 to book and quote ‘BOGO’ to enjoy the offer.

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4-night Blue Mountains escape at The Falls Mountain Retreat

Book a Blue Mountains retreat from $375pp for four nights in the Loft Suite. The Falls Mountain Retreat is bordered by towering trees and is just a 200 metre stroll to the National Park. After exploring the sights and trails of the Blue Mountains, relax and unwind in the suite which features a hydrotherapy spa bath and real-flame open fireplace. Check in on Sunday or Monday from July 19 to enjoy the best rates. Offer ends July 30, 2020.

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2-night Central Coast getaway at Waterfall Springs Retreat

Experience the Central Coast Hinterland at Waterfall Springs Retreat which is nestled in Kulnura amongst 33 acres of Australian bushland. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere of their cabin-like wood interiors while soaking in the views of the outdoors. The property also supports the rehabilitation of animals like the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, Eastern Grey and Red kangaroo, Swamp and Red-Necked wallabies. You will find these animals scattered throughout the property and guests are welcome to interact with them. Prices from $499 for a two-night stay in their deluxe suite on Groupon. You can also book directly with Waterfall Springs Retreat to enjoy 25 per cent off with discount code: Waterfall25.

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Boutique Albury Spa Retreat from $162pp per night

Discover new luxury boutique spa hotel Circa 1928 located in Albury, NSW. Their suites are decorated with Andy Warhol’s inspired touches, from stained glass to restored vintage couches. The retreat package includes daily continental breakfast, plus afternoon tea, wine tasting and a nightcap each daily, $200 spa credit to share, a one-time complimentary mini-bar stocked with alcoholic drinks, a welcome drink on arrival, two lunch vouchers for Zed Bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. Book now for travel until September 1, 2021.

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Brisbane city break at Hotel Grand Chancellor

Take a short break in the heart of Brisbane CBD with a three-night stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. The hotel is situated on the highest point in the Brisbane CBD with most rooms featuring balconies with breathtaking views of the city and Roma Street Parklands. The malls, shopping and restaurants of Brisbane city are just a short stroll away. Prices from $256pp, book by August 31, 2020 to enjoy the deal.

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Three for two Barossa Valley Winter Special

The Royal Automobile Association of South Australia is offering three nights for the price of two at their Discovery Holiday Parks in Tanunda. The Holiday Park is just a few minutes from the centre of Tanunda. Take in the vine-covered plains and hills of the winemaking region and visit Chateau Tanunda which has 130 years of history. They have economy cabins from $68 per night to deluxe safari tents from $140 per night. There is also deluxe three-bedroom house that sleeps six from $243 per night. Book by August 31, 2020 for travel up till December 20, 2020.

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4-night breakfast, reef and rainforest in Cairns

Enjoy a four-night breakfast, reef and rainforest in Cairns from $493pp with this holiday package. The package includes four nights stay in the Cairns Plaza Hotel with daily continental breakfast, a full day Green Island Eco Adventure with either snorkelling equipment or glass bottom boat tour, Kuranda Day Trip with return transfers, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Journey and more. Book with Cairns Holiday Specialist to enjoy 30 per cent off this package now.

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