Local travel spots are starting to open again all across Australia and many are having offers to welcome you back to holidaying.
Visit the iconic ‘Broadie of the Gold Coast, find delight in Margaret River’s wineries and attractions, grab the last few ski passes of the season or experience country New South Wales in the old world charm of heritage estates.
From beachside breaks, quiet islands and coastal destinations to family theme park holidays, there is something for everyone.
Welcome back to Kangaroo Island deals
The island off the coast of South Australia is currently only open to locals travelling within the state. However, the businesses on the nature-rich island are starting to reopen and many are offering deals as part of the #Welcomeback campaign. This includes deals for accommodation, tours, food and more. Take 25 per cent off a two-night stay at the Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas, or save up to $196 with free ferry rides for two when booking a car plus caravan or camper trailer with Sealink. Head to the Kangaroo Island Tourism Food Wine Beverage Association website for the full list of deals.
Save up to 30 percent at Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites
Oaks Hotels Resorts & Suites is offering up to 30 per cent off when you stay two nights or more at their properties. Choose from over 55 properties across Australia. The iStay Precinct in the heart of Adelaide is going from $90.30 per night. In Darwin, the Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel is going from $118.30 per night. Book by July 15, 2020 with their flexible booking policy for stays up to March 31, 2021.
Half off Sea World Resort family stay with unlimited entry to four theme parks
Visit the Sea World Resort in Gold Coast with the family for a five-night stay from $999 per room. This offer includes accomodation for four people and unlimited theme park entry for four to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild and Paradise Country during your stay.
You’ll also enjoy a $50 voucher towards an Animal Adventure experience, two bottles of wine on arrival, 50 per cent off Kids’ Club sessions, fantastic dining discounts including two-for-one beer, wine and cocktails, exclusive vouchers for Topgolf, Sea World Cruises and more. Accommodation options are also available for larger groups of up to eight. Book now and travel until December 2021.
Five-night Gold Coast Broadbeach escape
AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences is offering half off their ocean-view apartments situated in the heart of ‘Broadie’. Experience all 52 kilometres of sand and soak up Pacific Ocean views at this iconic destination.
The offer also includes a complimentary bottle of wine, convenient daily onsite parking, guaranteed late checkout at 12pm, and 10 per cent discount on food and drinks at Miss Moneypenny’s. Prices from $699 per room for five-nights for travel until September 17, 2021.
Trinity Beach getaway at Blue Lagoon Resort
The Blue Lagoon Resort located in Trinity Beach, Cairns is offering 54 per cent off a five-night stay, with prices from $499 per room. Enjoy the resort facilities or head out to Trinity Beach for beachside relaxation. There are also barrier reef cruises departing from Trinity Beach or visitors can also explore the nearby Daintree Rainforest. The offer includes a bottle of wine on arrival, 10% dining discount for several local restaurants and a late 12pm checkout. Travel until January 31, 2022.
Stay Margaret River from $269 for two-nights
The Stay Margaret River luxury hotel is in the heart of the Margaret River area, just three-hour drive from Perth. The hotel provides easy access to wineries and multiple attractions in the area, including caves. The most famous of these is the Mammoth Cave – a multi-chambered system lying 23km south of the town and containing fossils dated back over 35,000 years. Stay Margaret River has a range of rooms currently on offer for two or three-night stays. The Queen Room is priced at $260 for a two-night stay for a two-night stay.
50 percent off five-night Charlotte Ski Pass package
The five-night package includes accommodation at Lucy Lodge in Charlotte Pass Snow Resort, daily breakfast, return over-snow transport from Perisher Valley to Charlotte Pass and a six-day lift pass. The lodge in the middle of the Snowy Mountains in NSW offers the views over the slopes and village and serves as a suitable base for ski amateurs. Check-in Sunday, check-out Friday, available from 28 Jun to 11 Sep from $999pp. Excludes school holiday from July 5 to 17, 2020.
Beachfront Shoal Bay quiet family getaway
Beachfront Shoal Bay is offering up to 38 per cent off their two-bedroom family apartment that sleeps up to six. The property is located on the beach and nearby is the Nelson Bay Golf Club, Tomaree National Park and Mount Tomaree. It is an ideal pick for a quiet family holiday. Prices from $341 for a two-night stay in February 2021.
Experience country NSW with Peppers Retreats and Resorts
Peppers Retreats and Resorts is offering discounts on their properties in Bowral and Sutton Forest, the Southern Highlands of NSW. Both properties are homely estates that exude old world charm and country glamour, located 90 minute drive south of Sydney. Stay at Peppers Craigieburn Bowral from $136 per night in the Peppers Petite Room. The Peppers Manor House in Sutton Forest is offering stays from $152 per night in the Highland Queen Room. Minimum two-night stays. Valid for sale until September 30, 2020, for travel until March 31, 2021.
Royal National Park yoga escape
Heart & Soul Retreats is offering an all-inclusive escape where the Royal National Park meets the sea. The retreat offers wellness getaways all year round with the help of volunteers. The yoga classes which take place several times a day generally cater for beginners, but the teachers can give options for intermediate and advanced students. Each retreat experience also includes three vegan meals per day, philosophy discussions, wellness and health-based workshops, and singing meditation circles – all of which are optional. Prices from $199 for a two-night stay.
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.