You can stop mapping out how you’re going to tackle that 12 hour drive to Airlie Beach, because we’ve got a better idea. With everyone planning their well-deserved summer holiday right about now, Virgin Australia have just dropped a Hamilton Island sale fare, one that will get you from Brisbane to the island paradise direct for just $129 each way.
On sale now until midnight Thursday 8 October, the sale flights are for travel between14 October and 9 December—peak lying on a Whitsundays beach time if you ask us. They are only available on the Virgin Australia app though, so you'll want to jump on your app store and download it quick smart.
Yes, there is a minor snag—you'll have to fly on a weekday, so cheeky weekenders are out, but what else are you going to do with that annual leave you cancelled when your Euro trip dreams went up in smoke? Pack your bags, book a hotel and get the hell out of town we say.
Wondering where else to explore in your backyard? Check out Queensland’s best holiday spots here.
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