4 International Escapes More Pocket-Friendly Than Holidaying At Home This Year

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger

Take your passport out of retirement and get ready to head global—we’ve teamed up with Flight Centre to bring you four incredible international escapes that’ll set you back less than travelling domestically this year. That’s right, no more longing over faraway lands. It’s time to live your very best vacay life.

Here are 4 international escapes more pocket-friendly than holidaying at home this year.


Every hour is a happy hour when you hit the sandy shores of Seminyak, so you can indulge for less while enjoying unparalleled beachside sunsets with a week in paradise. Experience seven blissful nights in your Deluxe Pool Access Room, starting each day with a quick dip to freshen up before exploring the local food markets and culture with your Bali Hidden Rice Terraces Trek Experience thrown in as a bonus too. Find out more here. 

Price comparison based on  a 7 night stay at a 3-star hotel in Norfolk Island with return flights.


Ready for a romantic adventure? Pop Phuket at the top of your bucket list. Spend 7 luxe nights at the 5-star Centara Grand Beach Resort, start the day with an included buffet breakfast then cruise to the pristine Coral Island (Kahung Beach) for a half-day of swimming and soaking up the rays. With your must-see sights sorted, you can save those hard-earned dollars (or add in a splash of holiday shopping instead.) Find out more here.

Price comparison based on a 6 night tour of the Northern Territory staying at a 3-star hotel with return flights.


Lap up those panoramic ocean views as you sip a cocktail or two by the secluded adults-only relaxation pool on your ultimate tropical escape. With six stunning nights stay at the luxe 5-star Le Meridien Ile Maurice, plus breakfast and dinner covered each day and a full day Croisiere Australe Catamaran Cruise, paradise is yours to claim for less this year. Find out more here.

Price comparison based on 4-nights at a 5-star hotel in The Whitsundays with return flights.


Save flight time and dollars with a three-night value-packed visit over to our neighbours to the East.  Staying at the super central Oaks Wellington Hotel, you’ll save on transport while getting your steps up exploring Wellington city on foot. Film lovers will have the opportunity to dive head first into a world of creativity, physical effects and movie magic with a Weta Workshop for two included in this unmissable deal. Find out more here.

Price comparison based on 3 nights at a 5-star hotel in Perth with return flights.

When it comes to your next adventure, Flight Centre is your perfect partner for letting you book your way with ease. With deals for everyone on flights, accommodation and packages, book now in-store, online or via the app. For more holiday inspo, head to Urban List Vacays. 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Flight Centre and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

Image credit: Renée Ardon-Coppinger and Le Méridien Ile Maurice

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