Planning a holiday
Dreaming of a family holiday? Somewhere by the beach or getting back to nature with a camping trip? Or maybe a luxurious weekend away for the two of you?
We’ve put together some of our top tips for affording the holiday of your dreams:
Spend time researching your destination. There are some great accommodation deals around, but you need to do your homework to find them. The net is a great place to start and will help you easily compare all the available options. To save money on accommodation, think about renting a house or apartment instead of staying in a hotel. This will also give you facilities to cook at home rather than eating out every night.
2. Family holiday
Get the kids involved. Give them responsibility for deciding on no-cost or low-cost activities the whole family can enjoy such as bushwalking, fishing etc.
3. Get into camping
Think about investing in a tent and planning camping holidays. Australia has lots of camping grounds with fantastic facilities to choose from. And if you want extra adventure, you can stay in camping areas in National Parks often for a low fee.
4. Get the local lowdown
When you arrive at your chosen destination, your first stop should be the local tourism office. Gather all the information about activities in the area, maps, and talk to the staff to get ideas about where to go and what to do.
5. Last minute deals
Desperate for a weekend away with your partner? Watch for bargain weekend stay offers in your Sunday papers or on internet sites. If you’re flexible, last minute deals can often be very affordable.
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