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Coastal and beach getaways

Swap the hustle and bustle of daily life with sand, sun and swimming. There is nothing more relaxing then whisking yourself or someone else away to one of our coastal and beach getaways. From a family getaway on the coast of Port Stephens to a resort and spa getaway in the Gold Coast, find the perfect beachside escape for you from RedBalloon.
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Beach holidays

Swap the busy streets for the ocean and coastline! If you’re looking to whisk yourself away from the busy city life for a getaway by the beach, then we’ve got the perfect holiday package for you. The RedBalloon range of beach holidays has plenty of accommodation packages at some of the best coastal destinations in the country including New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. Australia is world-famous for its pristine beaches, white sand and gorgeous coastlines that will take your breath away. From Whitehaven Beach on the Great Barrier Reef to Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, there are plenty of spectacular spots to explore on your next beach getaway, perfect for both locals and tourists!

Are you looking to surprise someone with a beach getaway? These packages are the perfect gift ideas for someone celebrating a special occasion. Whether it’s their birthday, Christmas, anniversary or anything in between, one of our coastal and beach holidays will leave them feeling truly spoilt, especially as our getaways are designed for 2 or more people so they will get to enjoy it with their plus one. From an apartment overlooking Nelson Bay to glamping on Rottnest Island, there are plenty of amazing beach holidays to pick from on RedBalloon.

Where should I go for a beach holiday?

If you’re ready to book your next beach vaycay but wondering which destination to pick, we have curated some of the best spots to pick from. Some of the top places for beach holidays in Australia include:

  • New South Wales: known for its unspoilt beaches including the world-famous Bondi Beach, this state is the perfect spot for a beachside holiday. This east coast state has plenty of wonderful destinations up and down the coastline perfect for your next tropical holiday including Palm Beach, Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, Port Macquarie and Byron Bay.
  • Queensland: home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, there are plenty of bucket list-worthy places to enjoy a coastal getaway at. This includes the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Long Island and Whitsundays.
  • Western Australia: famous for its sunny capital city and having the whitest beaches and clearest turquoise waters, it’s no wonder a beach getaway to WA is at the top of our list. Some of the best places to stay include Rottnest Island, Exmouth and Broome.

What are the best beach holiday packages?

RedBalloon offers some of the best beach holiday packages in Australia with everything taken care of for you! To help make finding the perfect coastal getaway for you, we’ve curated a list of some of our best selling packages.

  • 1 night Rottnest Island deluxe glamping stay for 2 people: Prepare to fall in love with postcard views and complete serenity as you spend a night in a deluxe eco-tent on the picturesque Rottnest Island. Tucked behind the dunes of Pinky Beach, celebrate the simple pleasures in life as you revel in the natural beauty of your surroundings with a loved one.
  • Seaside getaway with wine, bike and kayak hire: Sneak away to the Ramada Resort to relax, rejuvenate and explore! Staying in a beautifully appointed apartment for two, enjoy gorgeous seaside views from your own private balcony. Your stay includes a bottle of wine on arrival, kayak, bike and DVD hire, and late check out.
  • 3 night midweek stay in a 2 bedroom apartment for 4 people: Escape to the idyllic coastal paradise of Nelson Bay for a relaxing three night stay in a two bedroom apartment. Situated just moments away from gorgeous beaches and walks, the Mantra provides the perfect base for you to explore nature’s splendour at this popular holiday destination.

Tropical holidays

There are plenty of amazing spots to enjoy tropical holidays in Australia including a number of picturesque island destinations that are calling out your name. So pack your packs and get ready to feel the sun on face, sand between your toes and ocean air in your hair. One of our favourite tropical holidays is the 2 night Whitsundays escape with dinner for 2 people. You’ll stay in a gorgeous boat-shaped bungalow nestled in a hidden valley on the outskirts of Airlie Beach. You’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean from your own cocoon of relaxation and savour a delicious seafood platter for dinner on one of the nights.

Best places for a tropical holiday in Australia

Australia is home to some amazing spots perfect for your next tropical holiday. The best places to book include:

  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsundays
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Rottnest Island
  • Fraser Island
  • Bruny Island
  • Phillip Island


Looking for more getaway ideas? RedBalloon offers a variety of accommodation packages and places to stay around the country, perfect if you’re looking to get away with the family, friends or loved one. If you’re looking for getaway ideas based on location, discover our curated range of getaways in popular states. You can enjoy our range of:

Now that you’ve got your beach holiday booked in, why not add some of our activities and things to do during your getaway. You can enjoy a range of activities perfect for a coastal getaway including sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, snorkelling, whale watching, surfing, jet boating, kayaking plus so much more. If you’re looking for the ultimate thrilling experience to enjoy whilst staying near the beach, then why not dive into a shark diving experience. This is one of the most incredible bucket list experiences that you’ll never forget! If you’ve brought the kids along for your beach getaway and want to keep them entertained, discover our range of kid’s activities or even our day trips the whole family can enjoy together.

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