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Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

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Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

Hello guys,

We are 6 adults and a infant looking to plan our 3 days holidays in first week of March 2014 within AU. Looking at Jetstar flight tickets( Syd <-> Melb) we are thinking to goto Melb.

However, we are not sure yet on any specific holiday apartments/ hotel / house which can accommodate all of us together and allow us to cook - just to cut down total cost.

Any specific recommendations for holiday apartments/ hotel / house in Melbourne?

Thanks

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1. Re: Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

I would look outside Melbourne - Geelong would be worth looking at plus you can fly direct from Sydney direct to Avalon (Geelong ). There is plenty of quality accommodation in the city.

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2. Re: Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

For a larger family, an apartment and the option to cook will certainly reduce costs. From there onwards is where you'll need to specify more details. The word 'cheap' is rather subjective, and as they say, one persons floor is another's ceiling. We can definitely provide specific recommendations once we are aware of your budget. In the meantime, start by looking at popular sites such as www.Wotif.com and www.Booking.com . The more popular areas to stay in Melbourne are the CBD and Southbank - which are both central to attractions, shopping and other needs.

Additionally, be aware that the first weekend in march is Sydney's Mardi Gras and accommodation rates do increase significantly. So if you have flexibility with your dates, I would be inclined to go straight to Melbourne first, then return to do Sydney last.

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Are you saying you have only 3 days in Australia, or 3 days to do something outside of Sydney?

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4. Re: Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

Check out the Quest apartments in Kew. Huge 2 bedroom apartments with full kitchen and laundry in a good neighbourhood with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars and only about 20 minutes by tram to the city. Free car parking as well and a big supermarket next door. About $150 a night.

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Yes we have had family stay there . They are great!

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6. Re: Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

Check stayz.com.au

Edited: 29 December 2013, 08:48
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7. Re: Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

which airlines is best in AU is it jetstar?virgin au?or tigerair?

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8. Re: Cheapest way to holiday locally in AU

Define "best". Cheapest? Most reliable? Best service?

Personally I prefer Jetstar, it does what it says on the tin, gets you from point A to point B generally pretty well on time (only once been delayed more than 5-10 minutes and even then it was due to severe weather) and at a reasonable cost. You pay for extras like luggage and food. Virgin is OK though often a little more expensive, though if their price is lower for the flight I want they're fine. Tiger in the domestic market tends to be unreliable and prone to cancelling flights with little notice.

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Thanks for your responses folks.

Does this sound good wrt to price and location - as we just have 3 days to lookout in Melbourne.

http://www.booking.com/hotel/au/punt-hill-the-stanton.en-gb.html?sid=7685226095bb6da0c9d669a90b63f260;dcid=1;checkin=2014-03-05;checkout=2014-03-07;group_adults=6;group_children=0;group_rooms=3769401_80546399_0_0_6_0_0;srfid=20d249a4a6524c3811f4d32cc73bfd9e1dac6bd8X1#tab-reviews

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Not a bad location if you want to spend time in St Kilda but it's a tram ride to the city and not very well located to most of Melbourne's attractions.

Personally, if I were staying in St Kilda I would prefer a location nearer to the beach, rather than on a main road. St Kilda Road is the main thoroughfare into the city from the South Eastern suburbs,and while it's a lovely wide boulevard, it is a busy road.

But, if the price suits you and you are happy, then that's the main thing. You are certainly very close to public transport. Trams will pass your front door.