Long weekend getaways for couples

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Take a romantic and budget friendly break

Sometimes you just need to grab that special someone, and get away from it all.

A long weekend away together can do wonders for your relationship – and your poor, tired self!

With Easter on the way, now is the perfect time to plan a little lover’s escape.

Hit the beach

  • No matter where you are around Australia, there’s loads of beautiful coastal destinations to enjoy.
  • Squeeze the last out of the warm weather – jump in the car and hit the road. Chances are you won’t have to drive too far to reach seaside spot.
  • From the Central Coast of NSW, or Torquay in Victoria, to Queensland’s Gold Coast or Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast, there’s a budget break nearby that’s just waiting for the two of you.

Float away together

  • Online discount deals site Red Balloon have some cheap yet luxurious romantic getaways just waiting to be snapped up.
  • Browse the best deals near you, and start packing!

Short city breaks with that special someone

  • Check out the weekend flight and hotel deals on offer at Expedia.
  • If you book one of their flight and hotel deals, they pledge you’ll make savings equal to the cost of your flight or a night at your hotel.
  • That’s a pretty good deal, so start browsing today!

Happy to chance your luck

  • Not fussy about where you go, as long as you’re together?
  • If you’re both happy to wing it, don’t book too soon. Instead, keep an eye on the last minute super-special deals on sites like Wotif.
  • You can nab some great discounts by snapping up unsold seats and hotel rooms.

Put a little mystery in your lives

  • Up the element of romance and surprise by booking yourselves a Mystery Break.
  • These deals include flights and 4 or 5 star accommodation at a destination that’s only revealed a day before you fly off into the sunset together.
  • Sit back, relax, and go where the journey takes you!

Flying in? Be aware that prices will soar

  • If you’re planning to take a flight to enjoy an Easter getaway, it will likely come at a hefty cost.
  • Prices in peak periods like Easter are usually at a premium. Make some smart savings by nabbing seats on flights that leave early in the morning or late at night.
  • Another way to save some cash is to take off a day either side of the Easter long weekend. You can get cheaper seats by flying outside of the busiest dates.
  • Browse for the best flight deals on sites like Webjet, Expedia and Zuji.

Save by going self-contained

  • If you’re booking accommodation for you and your loved one, look for something that has a kitchen and suss out where the nearest supermarket is to buy your groceries.
  • You’ll save big bucks by cutting the added costs of eating out. Instead, dine it to enjoy a romantic meal for two.
  • When you’ve got each other, who needs to hit the town anyhow, right?!