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Family enjoying the Bougainvillea Pool on Hamilton Island
Aussie travellers can get more for less on their next Queensland getaway with Virgin Australia slashing fares on over 30 flight routes in (and to) the Sunshine State from today Fares from as little as $49* are up for grabs and are expected to sell out fast. Combined with budget-friendly holiday ideas and discounted experiences, a Queensland summer getaway is even more affordable.
Queensland is calling on travellers from across the country to make the most of these penny pincher flights and treat themselves to a vitamin D drenched holiday. With many Australians feeling the pinch from the rising cost of living, the sale is giving holidaymakers more opportunities to jet off to the Great Barrier Reef, the glittering beaches of the Gold Coast or a tropical island for less than dinner and a show.
For the same price as two regular coffees a day across the working week, Sydneysiders can escape to the Gold Coast for just $49* one way. For the cost of one week’s unused gym membership, swim laps on the Great Barrier Reef with flights from Sydney to Cairns for just $85*. Save even more on a Cairns holiday visiting both the Reef and Rainforest with Downunder Cruise and Dive offering $70 off not one, but a two-day combo for just $390 per adult.
For the same price as a deluxe manicure and pedicure, Melbournians can experience a natural pedicure walking the beaches of Noosa and Mooloolaba with direct flights to the Sunshine Coast for $75*. Meanwhile, flights from Tullamarine to Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays are on sale for $95*. Stay four nights and enjoy a full day tour to the Great Barrier Reef by booking a Hamilton Island Great Barrier Reef Adventure online, with savings of up to $239.
For the ultimate date night whisk that special someone away for Valentine’s Day, with flights from Perth to Brisbane on sale for $155* one way. Turn the romance up another notch with a luxe hotel stay, complete with drinks and dinner under Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge. The five-star Crystalbrook Vincent’s Stay + Play at HSW package includes a $100 voucher to spend at any of the 13 restaurants and bars at Howard Smith Wharves right on the doorstep of the riverfront hotel.
Residents in Canberra won’t be able to resist the temptation to fly north this summer with flights to the Gold Coast going for as little as $69*, that’s a flight for the same price as buying lunch at work each day for a week. Treat the tastebuds while staying on budget at Miami Marketta, a street-food fiesta night market in the beachside suburb of Miami with free entry. The foodie safari continues to Queensland’s capital with flights from Canberra to Brisbane for $95*. In South Australia, airfares from Adelaide to the Gold Coast have been pruned to just $79*, the same price as a florist bouquet delivery.
Novocastrian’s can fly to Brisbane for just $65*, the same cost as parking in the city across the working week. Walk instead of drive and get the low down from a local on one of Museum of Brisbane’s walking tours, exploring the city’s history, culture and outdoor lifestyle for just $25 per person. Residents in the Northern Territory can escape to Brisbane’s vibrant city centre for just $129* each way departing Darwin.
Those in Brisbane are not left out, with the chance to nab a holiday to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef with flights to the Whitsundays (Proserpine) going for the same price as the average weekly takeaway order ($59* fare one way). Soak up the magic of Townsville with direct flights from Brisbane going for $105* and book a return SeaLink ferry ticket online and save, hopping over to Magnetic Island for just $36 per adult. For travellers in the north, flights from Cairns to Brisbane have been slashed to $69* one way.
Virgin Australia’s discounted Queensland flights are on sale now until 10 September or unless sold out prior, for select travel dates between October 2023 to June 2024. Terms and conditions apply.
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