Holidays under $1,000: Airlie Beach, Phuket and Bali

Posted: 7 June 2018 3:23 pm

Our round-up of the best holiday packages you can book for $1,000 or less.

This week's holidays under $1,000 offer travellers options to explore more of Australia with a six-night cruise from Melbourne along the southern coast and a long weekend in Airlie Beach.

For tropical holiday destinations, we’re sharing top deals to Phuket and Bali for a sweet, relaxing beach getaway.

$649: 3 nights in Airlie Beach including flights

Spend a long weekend in the Airlie Beach Hotel, which is located in the perfect spot to base yourself, right on the Esplanade and across the road from the beach. A swimming pool, a tour desk to help you book packages to see the Whitsunday Islands and multiple restaurants are on-site.

With this sweet package deal, guests get three nights' accommodation in a standard room, return flights, return airport transfers in Airlie Beach and an ocean rafting tour to Whitehaven Beach for two. Plus, kids stay for free.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Flights depart from Brisbane (flights for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and other major Australia cities are available, but check for prices)
  • Travel dates: 28 May - 24 December 2018, 8 January - 31 March 2019

$665: 5 nights in Seminyak, Bali including flights

Take a relaxing working week at the Pelangi Bali Hotel & Spa along Seminyak Beach. This hotel is a hotspot that is only a five-minute walk from the entertainment hub of Kuta and located right on a white sand beach with waves that are ideal for surfing. On-site guests can indulge in the large swimming pool with a swim up bar, sauna and spa and beachfront restaurant.

This hot deal includes five nights' accommodation in a superior room, daily buffet breakfast, welcome drinks on arrival, two bottles of mineral water daily, a shuttle service to Kuta, return private car transfers and return flights.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Return flights depart from Perth (flights available from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and other major cities, but check for prices)
  • Travel dates: 1 October - 24 December 2018

$399: 3 nights in Tasmania, not including flights

For a quick, relaxing and local escape that won't set you back anywhere near $1,000 return including flights, take off to Tasmania to drink in the views and sump on the local wines.

This deal includes a three-night stay for two adults in the Tamar Region at the Rosevears Hotel, which is a 30-minute drive from Launceston, and comes with a cheese platter, daily drink and late, midday check-out.

While it doesn't include flights, domestic fares to Launceston can start from $64 each way outside of sale periods, so you can still keep on your budget.

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Need to know:

  • Three-night stays start from $399 while five-night stays start from $599
  • Valid for travel until 31 October 2018, though bookings must be made by 30 September 2018
  • Blackout dates include 2 - 4 & 22 - 24 June 2018 and 13 - 15 July 2018

$929: 7 nights in Phuket including flights

Soak in the sun on a week-long holiday to Phuket at Mandarava Resort & Spa where villas and suites overlook Karon Beach. The property has a relaxed atmosphere among the tropical gardens with modern and luxurious accommodation. Guests have the choice to swim in five infinity pools with swim up bars, to visit the spa, to take a yoga lesson or cooking class, or to dine at the restaurants on-site.

This sweet deal includes seven nights' accommodation in a tropicana superior room, buffet breakfast daily, two dinners for two people, two cocktails, two 30-minute massages, a 20% discount on spa treatments, a 10% discount on food and round-trip flights.

Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Round-trip flights depart from Sydney
  • Travel dates: 10 July 2018 - 20 June 2019

$748: 6-night Southern Getaway from Melbourne

Cruise away for a week on board the world’s largest adventure park at sea, the Pacific Jewel. From Melbourne, the boat will make stops at Port Lincoln, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, so guests can explore more of their own backyard.

This cruises includes six nights' accommodation in an inside cabin, all main meals on board, all port and government taxes and fees and most entertainment on board.

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Need to know:

  • Price is per person based on a twin share
  • Travel dates: 18 - 24 February 2018

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