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The Best Luxe Domestic Holiday Packages Under $1,000 You Can Book This Week

By Morgan Reardon
20th Mar 2024

This year we’re all about celebrating the mini-vacay. Think: cup-filling long weekends floating in the Gold Coast’s endless beaches, exploring Melbourne’s laneways, eating your way around Adelaide’s burgeoning culinary scene, uncovering Brisbane’s live music scene and crushing hard on Sydney’s nightlife.

We’ve done the digging and found a bunch of truly epic travel packages from the legends at Webjet for $1000*—flights included! Oh, and for an extra little win, when you check out with our fave BNPL provider Zip, you can lock in the whole vacay now, and pay it off later at your own pace*. Dust off the suitcase, it’s holiday time.

​​Gold Coast

With more than 70 km of golden sand beaches, a long weekend on the Gold Coast is always a good idea.

Explore Paradise In Style

You might *think* you know Surfers Paradise, but just steps back from the sea, at the northern, more quiet end of the tourist hot spot lies the QT Gold Coast, an oasis that oozes indulgent holiday vibes. From $900* per person, you can snag a return flight from Sydney, staying in the QT’s deluxe double room with stunning ocean views for three nights. Sip cocktails and tuck into sashimi tacos in their Palm Springs-inspired poolside cabanas, bliss out with a treatment at their award-winning spa, have dinner at hatted restaurant Yamagen and grab a complimentary bike for a cruise along the beach. Check out the awesome package here.

Foodie Getaway

Grab your lover or bestie and book a long weekend soaking up the sunshine and eating your way around the Gold Coast’s foodie hub, Broadbeach. From $1000* per person you can check into Sofitel Broadbeach for three nights, with return flights from Melbourne. Positioned perfectly, just a short stroll from the sand, in the heart of Broadbeach’s dining precinct your taste buds are in for a serious treat. Pro tip: Grab brekky from No Name Lame, lunch at Orzo and dinner at Social Eating House. Check out this awesome package here. 

Brisbane

The river city is a thriving hub of culture, hatted restaurants, epic outdoor activities and a top notch live music scene. It’s time you treated yourself to a mini vacay here. 

Luxury On The River

Ultimate holiday vibes = soaking away your stresses in a pool with views that rival all else. We’re talking about a sojourn to the W Brisbane of course. The eclectic five-star hotel (with the dreamiest beds) has a striking monochromatic pool perched on the edge of the famous Brisbane River. Indulge in a poolside cocktail, unwind with a facial in the award-winning spa and be sure to grab dinner at The Lex, the hotel’s New York-style eatery that does an epic steak. Enjoy three nights here, with Melbourne return flights from $900* per person. Check out this unmissable package here.

Get Cultured

Discover Brisbane’s cultural side with a three-night stay at Novotel South Bank (including return flights from Perth) from $950* per person. Located just a short stroll from Brisbane River, meander along the water's edge and indulge in the hood’s incredible food scene. Pro tip: Fish Lane is a must-do for culinary connoisseurs. While you’re at it, catch a show at QPAC and check out the latest art exhibit at QAGOMA. Check out the impressive package here.

An Oasis In The City

You’ve probably seen photos of Brisbane’s iconic hotel, The Calile plastered across your social media. Treat yourself to a vacay here for three nights, including Sydney return flights from $1100* per person—okay, it’s a smidge over budget but we promise it’s worth it. Recline by the achingly beautiful pool in a cabana, tuck into a Greek feast at award-winning eatery Hellenika and take a thousand mirror selfies in the perfectly pistachio-hued rooms, uber-luxe robe included. Trust us, a stay here is one you won’t soon forget. Check out the awesome package here.

Melbourne

Melbourne was made for mini getaways with everyone from your lover to your best mate, with days spent discovering drool-worthy eats and exploring incredible art galleries.

Old-World Glamour

Explore the beating heart of Melbourne with a stay at the historic InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. Located on the famous Collins Street and housed in a stunning 1890s neo-Gothic building, this luxury hotel is the epitome of treating yourself. Just steps away from incredible restaurants (Vue de monde is non-negotiable) and some of the country’s best shopping, this is all about holidaying in style. Just make sure you leave some time for a swim in the hotel’s heated rooftop pool with amazing views of Melbourne. Enjoy five nights, including Brisbane return flights, from just $950* per person. Check out the unmissable package here.

Stroll Southbank 

Explore one of Melbourne’s coolest hubs, Southbank, with a five-night stay at Mercure, including Sydney return flights—from $600* per person. The newly refurbished hotel is steps away from the Yarra River, and close to Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks like the Queen Victoria Gardens, National Gallery of Victoria and Flinders Street. Each room at the hotel comes with a kitchenette too, so you can procure delish eats from Melbourne laneways and have a picnic on your bed one night to help keep costs down. Check out this impressive package here.

Sydney

Iconic beaches, award-winning restaurants and loads of eclectic hoods to explore—there’s a lot to love about a Sydney getaway. 

Holiday By The Harbour 

Get amongst Sydney’s biggest icons with a stay at Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour. Located on the fringe of the harbour, you’re just a short stroll to The Star, Convention Centre and the Australian National Maritime Museum. After a big day of exploring, head back to the hotel for a dip in the pool boasting views of the city, and have a tipple at the rooftop bar. Snag five nights here, including return flights from Brisbane from just $950* per person. 

Beachside Bliss

Melbournians can swap the city for the beach with a five-night stay (including return flights) at the Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach from $970* per person. Each room has its own balcony, full kitchen and laundry services. But the best part is the coastal location. Wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy a morning swim, shop the local boutiques, give the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk a crack, treat yourself to a cocktail at nearby Icebergs (it’s a must-do), and grab dinner at one of the hood’s many tasty dining spots (we love Sean’s Panorama). Check out the blissful package here.

Go Off The Tourist Track

If you think you’ve seen all Sydney has to offer then think again. Discover a side of the city only the locals usually get to enjoy with a five-night stay (including return flights from Perth) at Hotel Hacienda from $900* per person. Located in buzzing Redfern, nestled between vibey bars, much-loved restaurants and independent boutiques, Hotel Hacienda offers a touch of Mexico in the city. With bright colourful rooms, Taco Tuesdays in the onsite cantina and karaoke Fridays, good times are guaranteed here. Check out this awesome deal here. 

Adelaide

A mini vacay to the city of churches guarantees culture, fine dining and adventure—to kickstart your holiday, check out these epic deals.

A Retreat In The CBD

The ultimate base to explore Adelaide, book yourself a three-night stay (including return flights from Brisbane) at IBIS Adelaide from $700* per person. The rooms here are modern and spacious with an onsite restaurant and bar to refuel at. However, with the likes of Osteria Oggi on your doorstep, don’t plan on spending much time indoors. Be sure to check out the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens too—they’re both just a short meander away. Check out this unmissable package here.

Get Your Culture Fix

Discover Adelaide’s culture-soaked West End with a three-night stay at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide (including return flights from Melbourne) from $700* per person. Stroll to the Nexus Art Centre, the futuristic Museum of Discover (MOD) and the iconic JamFactory filled with exhibitions and art classes. Back at the hotel, you can dine at the hotel’s Bistro Sixty5 and grab an aperitif at Sebastyan’s Bar with floor-to-ceiling windows. Check out this impressive package here.

A Historic Stay 

Housed in the heritage-listed former Treasury building, enjoy a three-night stay at the Adina Apartment Hotel Treasury, plus return flights from Perth, from $770* per person. Perched in Victoria Square on the iconic Flinders Street, the hotel oozes old-world charm mixed with all the plush mod cons you could want. There’s also a sauna, heated pool and gym to check out. Just outside, you’ll find Adelaide Town Hall and the famous Adelaide Market slinging drool-worthy eats from around the world. Check out this charming package here.

Remember, when you book with any of the above Webjet packages and check out with Zip*, you lock it in now and pay it back in your own time. What are you waiting for? Get booking.

Advertised Prices mentioned in this article are correct as of 8 February 2024, and subject to change without notice. Refer to webjet.com.au and perform a search to view live pricing prior to booking.

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