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Top Queensland travel deals as borders to Greater Sydney reopen


Borders open? Check. Bags packed? Check. Travel deals that'll save you big? Check.

Queensland has officially opened up its borders to Greater Sydney. So, with residents able to travel freely between the two states, we thought we'd bring you our favourite travel deals from the sunshine state.

From $75 full-service flights to accommodation that's almost 50% off, you won't want to miss this.

Brisbane, QLD.

1. Virgin Australia: $75 one-way domestic fares

Keen to say hello to Queensland? Virgin Australia is getting you there with fares to the sunshine state starting from as little as $79 from Sydney to the Gold Coast.

It doesn't stop there either with Sydney to Brisbane or Sunshine Coast from $89 and to Hamilton Island from $139 one way.

Travel dates run from 1 March to 15 September 2021, which are perfect for escaping the cooler Sydney temperatures.

  • Why do we love this sale? Virgin Australia extended its flexibility policy for travel up until 30 June 2021 on bookings made before 31 March 2021.
  • Where can I book? Head to Virgin Australia to lock in your airfares.
  • When do I need to book by? 5 February 2021.

Man in hotel room

2. Up to 43% off hotels plus an extra 8% hotel bookings

If you need a hotel in Brisbane, Port Douglas, Townsville, Cairns or the Gold Coast, look no further.

Enjoy a full 43% off on hotels in Brisbane such as the Airport Ascot Motel and the Central Dockside Apartment Hotel.

Other discounts worthy of a mention include up to 40% off the Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns and up to 30% off the QT Gold Coast.

  • Why do we love this sale? Choose from over 50 accommodations within Queensland.
  • Where can I book? Head to to book.
  • When do I need to book by? 31 March 2021.
  • Why do we love this sale? Score an extra 10% off these already reduced prices by checking out the promo code.
  • Where can I book? Head to RedBalloon to save on your next adventure.
  • When do I need to book by? 14 February 2021.

Hamilton Island

4. Hamilton Island: One night free when you stay for five

In need of some rest and relaxation? Hamilton Island has you covered. For a limited time only, you can extend your four-night stay to five. That's right, enjoy an extra day to explore the island, the Great Barrier Reef or just lounge by the pool.

Offer applies to the pristine Reef View Hotel and includes the Coral Sea View Room, Reef Family Rooms, Reef Suites, Terrace Suites and the Presidential Suite.

  • Why do we love this sale? The travel period ranges from January to June. Keep in mind that specific dates apply.
  • Where can I book? Head to Hamilton Island for your next holiday.
  • When do I need to book by? 31 March 2021.

Luxury boat

5. Luxury Escapes: Queensland packages from $705

A 5-star experience just got a whole lot more affordable with Luxury Escapes, so if you've been meaning to book – now's the time.

We don't think you'll want to miss out on these hotel plus flight deals: The Inchcolm by Ovolo from $705 for 2-6 nights, the Aria Apartments from $1,179 for 5-14 nights, the Hilton Cairns from $1,129 for 3-12 nights and the Meridian Port Douglas from $1,339 for 5-14 nights. All prices apply to two adults.

  • Why do we love this sale? Save on packages in Cairns, the Gold Coast, Port Douglas and Brisbane.
  • Where can I book? Head to Luxury Escapes to lock in your escape.
  • When do I need to book by? N/A

Hungry for more savings? Don't miss a thing by heading to our dedicated Australia travel deals page.

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