The best summer staycations in your state

by Brittany Wheeler

Sometimes all that’s needed is a mini-break away from home to regroup. Whether you’re looking to treat a loved one who has been feeling the pressure of the daily grind, or you just want to enrich your summer even more, we have just the thing: a staycation. While it might be some time before we can head back to our favourite international holiday destinations, RedBalloon and Tourism Australia have gathered the best staycations around the nation! Fabulous, luxurious and refreshing; these staycations are the excuse you’ve been looking for to #HolidayHereThisYear.

The Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour Sydney rooftop pool
NSW: 2 night luxurious Sydney city break

Experience serenity right in the heart of the Sydney CBD at the Vibe Hotel. The luxurious amenities are perfect for helping you find your zen and reset. Or maybe you’d prefer to head out on the town to the ample restaurants and bars that surround the hotel. Whatever you need, this is the perfect excuse to rediscover and re-fall in love with Sydney.

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The Langham Hotel, Sydney
NSW: Overnight romantic stay at The Langham

Escape the everyday hustle with your honey and take a breather at the romantic and decadentLangham Sydney. Sip on a glass of sparkling wine, while soaking up the dazzling skyline views from your deluxe city view room. This staycation destination will take your romance game to an entirely new level.

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Retro drive in movie, skyline blacktown
NSW: Retro drive-in movie overnight stay and breakfast

Take a step into your car and then back in time, with a retro experience at a drive-in theatre. Snuggle in and enjoy a classic film from the comfort of your car, complete with all the essential snacks delivered to you by roller skating waitresses. Finish your night with a stay at the Atura Blacktown, known for being one of the hippest hotels around.

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Canberra Hotel Realm Suite
ACT: 5 star overnight getaway with dinner and drinks

This 5-star overnight getaway at Hotel Realm in Canberra will see you landing in the lap of luxury. From champagne on arrival, to a decadent three course meal, this one-night escape is the perfect relaxation staycation. Plus, enjoy a late checkout for that sleep-in you’ve been craving.

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Midweek Urban Airstream Stay with Mini Golf Notel Melbourne
VIC: Midweek urban airstream stay

Break out of your mid-week hustle and enjoy a stay in a quirky ’70s Airstream caravan, refurbished into a boutique hotel right in the heart of Melbourne CBD. With complimentary snacks, beer, wine and Netflix, this is the ideal home away from home for your staycation refresh.

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Waves Resort Gold Coast
QLD: 3 night Gold Coast getaway

Three nights away in a completely self-contained apartment in the heart of Broadbeach. Sounds dreamy right? Take in the gorgeous city and water views from your own private balcony and decide
whether you want to get out and explore the restaurants and theme parks the Gold Coast has to offer, or to blow off some steam in the impressive onsite sauna… decisions, decisions.

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Next Hotel Brisbane pool and rooftop
QLD: Luxury overnight Brisbane getaway with breakfast and minibar

This one-night staycation will give you a first-class experience, right in the heart of Brisbane. Enjoy a well-deserved nights rest in your room, followed by a delicious breakfast in the onsite restaurant. Skip the queues and check in online and be wowed by sleek designs and sophistication.

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Mt Lofty House at sunset
SA: Overnight stay with breakfast, wine and spa vouchers

Grab a loved one and head to the Adelaide Hills for the ultimate retreat. With a beautiful garden view room, complimentary day spa experiences and sparkling wine, you will be greeted with relaxation the moment you arrive. This staycation spot lives and breathes serenity.

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Rydges Hotel Fremantle Perth
WA: Overnight escape in Fremantle with breakfast

Say goodbye to your normal routine for one day and treat yourself or someone special to a stay in the Fremantle Rydges. Experience the ultimate comfort, romance and indulgence in your Superior Room suite. Once you’ve enjoyed your delicious complimentary breakfast the next morning, you’ll be feeling recharged and ready to take on the real world again!

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