Cheap Weekend Getaways: Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and more

Stephanie Yip 17 August 2017 NEWS

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The best last-minute breaks you can book this very weekend.

Whether you're hunkering for a staycation or a weekend getaway, we've sussed out the best bargains to help you escape this weekend.

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$99 per night: Overnight stay at Pensione Hotel Perth, Perth (save 27%)

Ideally situated in the heart of Perth's CBD within a stone's throw of its major attractions, Pensione Hotel Perth is a budget boutique with a classic 1960s modernist design.

Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a flat screen TV.

Book by: 31 August 2017
Travel dates: Until 10 September 2017
How much do I save? A one-night stay in the petite queen room this weekend starts at $99, down from $136 when booked though hotels.com, saving you 27%.
Book: Overnight stay in Pensione Hotel Perth


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$135 per night: Overnight stay at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, Brisbane (save 55%)

Boasting views over the Brisbane River the Brisbane Riverview Hotel offers a relaxing staycation opportunity in the heart of the city.

This deal includes an overnight stay in a plush executive room, free Wi-Fi, late midday checkout and two welcome drinks. Options are available to tack buffet breakfast onto your stay as well.

Book by: ASAP
Travel dates: Until sold out.
How much do I save? A one-night stay in an executive room is valued at $299, giving you savings of $164 per night.
Book: Overnight stay at Brisbane Riverview Hotel


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$199 per night: Overnight stay at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne (save 54%)

Part of the Pullman premium collection, the Pullman Melbourne on the Park doesn't scrimp on the luxuries.

The hotel itself features a spa, outdoor pool, fitness centre, hot tub and restaurant. The city is never far away either with Melbourne Cricket Grounds and Fitzroy Gardens within easy reach.

Stays in the superior king room are available this weekend with the option to upgrade to include a buffet breakfast for two for an extra $40.

A $50 surcharge applies for Saturday night bookings.

Book by: ASAP
Travel dates: Until 27 September 2017
How much do I save? A one-night stay in the superior king room is valued at $434, giving you savings of $235.
Book: Overnight stay at Pullman Melbourne on the Park


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$249 per night: 2-3 nights at Oaks Lure, Nelson Bay (33% off)

Gotta escape from Sydney and the 9-5 daily work grind? Take your weekend north to Nelson Bay for the ultimate unwind.

The Oaks Lure is a blissful stay with brilliant amenities including free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and when you book through Scoopon, you'll also get late midday checkout.

Stays are available for 2-3 nights and rooms can fit up to 4 people.

Book by: ASAP
Travel dates: Until 15 September 2017
How much do I save? Two nights stays for two are valued at $376, giving you savings of $127.
Book: 2-3 nights at Oaks Lure


Longer breaks

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$269: 4 nights for the price of 3 at The Vibe, Gold Coast (25% off)

Weekend break not enough for you? As winter is hitting its end you might want to soak up the sun as quickly as possible for as long as possible and right now you can do just that at The Vibe with it's stay 4, pay for 3 night deal.

Stay for four nights and you can drop the dollars down to $269 for four nights in accommodation overlooking the Nerang River. Relaxing, right?

Book by: 30 September 2017
Travel dates: This deal is ongoing, black out days apply.
How much do I save? Booking direct with TFE you stand to pay at least $125 per night, totalling $500 for four nights. Booking with STA Travel with this deal saves you up to $261 - that's almost half price!
Book: 4-nights at The Vibe, Gold Coast


Book in advance

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$329: 2 nights at The Grand on Macfie, Devonport (50% off)

One hour from Launceston Airport is where you'll discover this hidden gem in the beautiful city of Devonport.

From here you can explore Cradle Mountain, visit local museums and wineries and continue your Tasmanian adventure further. That is, after you've indulged in your stay, which includes daily breakfast and on-site parking in a heritage-style setting.

Bookings for this weekend are sold out, but there are still bookings available for the following weekend (25-27 August 2017) and onward.

Book by: 31 August 2017
Travel dates: Until 31 August 2018
How much do I save? A two-night stay in the superior room for two is valued at $660, saving you $331.
Book: 2 nights at The Grand on Macfie


Each week, Cheap Weekend Getaways will let you know about the last-minute stays and holidays that you can book for the upcoming weekend.

All hotels and holidays are available to book for the weekend at the time of writing.

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