Travel Deals for this Weekend: Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney
The best bargains for travel this very weekend.
Welcome to Wednesday, the day that edges you that much closer to the weekend. Dreaming of a getaway yet? With summer knocking on our doors there are more than a few patches of sunshine with your name on it.
Get out, go somewhere and don't overspend with these hot travel deals for this weekend, 27-30 October. Yes, we count Friday as being part of the weekend.
Package: Sydney to Brisbane from $374 (flights + 2 nights)
Searching for sunshine on the Queensland coast? The Sydney to Brisbane route is a popular and affordable one, particularly this weekend.
Book with Expedia and all your flights and accommodation needs are sorted from just $328 per person.
Flights are with Virgin Australia and depart Friday evening (27 October) and return Sunday evening (29 October). The hotel is the ibis Brisbane. The price is per person, based on two people travelling.
Return flights alone are priced at $318 return, according to the Virgin Australia website, so you're practically getting your hotel for free here. What's not to love?
Package: Brisbane to Cairns for $484 (flights + 2 nights)
If you're thinking of travelling interstate from Brisbane this weekend, the place to be is Cairns. lastminute has the – deal that's flights plus two nights at the 3-star Sunshine Tower Hotel for $484 per person.
Jump on this for a double room and Jetstar flights that depart late Friday evening and return Sunday morning.
If you want to stay longer, you can hop onto a later flight for a fee.
$5 car rentals: Melbourne to Sydney
Relocation rentals are some of the best bang for your buck and over this weekend DriveNow has a $5, one-way rental from Melbourne to Sydney on offer in a Vistia campervan.
It's available from tomorrow (26 October) and must be delivered to Sydney Airport by 29 October.
Included is 1,442 kilometres free though you'll have to hire this baby for at least 3 days, so Friday to Sunday is possible.
Mid-afternoon flights back on Sunday start from $110 with Tigerair, totalling a trip of just $115. That is, assuming you're sleeping in your campervan and know a mate in Sydney with a driveway you can park in. If not, you can check out accommodation options in Sydney here.
Each week, Travel Deals For This Weekend will let you know about the last-minute holiday deals that you can book for the upcoming weekend.
All flights, hotels and holiday packages are available to book for the weekend at the time of writing.
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