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Best 10 School Holiday Accommodation Deals to Book NOW!

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I am always in one of two camps when it comes to school holiday accommodation deals – either I am booked well in advance and then it seems like aaaaaages until we get to enjoy the holiday, or I am scrambling at the last minute to think of somewhere awesome to go to ‘get away from it all’ and I miss the best deals because there are no school holiday offers left for the dates that I want! I can be a numpty like that. Don’t you be a numpty like me and check out these school holiday accommodation deals for families that we have rounded up so that you can nab a bargain and treat the kids to a mini break without breaking the budget.

10. The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre

The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre provides affordable family accommodation for small, medium and large families at Currimundi on the beautiful Sunshine Coast! With new units from $89.95 (off peak) – $112.40 (peak) a night with no minimum stay and sleeping up to 6 people in each unit (and the option to book multiple units), this will be your new favourite holiday destination on the Sunshine Coast! Read our review here.

PRICE: from $89.95 per unit per night

DATES: find your best school holiday deals – booking now click here for more details

9. Yamba Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort

Yamba Blue Dolphin

Depending on what you’re into, Yamba Blue Dolphin Resort have a wide-range of accommodation options. Our reviewer stayed in a two bedroom cabin, which was basic, but comfortable and perfect for their needs. If you’re into camping they also have camp sites (powered and unpowered) available, as well villas. For those who like a little more luxury make sure you check out the self-contained waterfront units and spa villas too. Read our review here.

PRICE: From $35 for an unpowered camping site to $280 for a 3 bedroom unit

8. Royal on the Park Hotel & Suites

A seriously good deal from these guys that is booking now. They are offering  families overnight accommodation with x2 Queen beds, full buffet breakfast for up to 2 adults & 2 children, onsite car parking for one car and use of all hotel amenities including free WiFi, in-room tablets, pool/spa area and so much more!

PRICE: $169 per night for the room – sleeps 2 adults + 2 kids!

DATES:  Find out more about their school holidays deal here.

7. P&O Cruises & Princess Cruises

I’ve said it before and I will say it again… I DO love to cruise! With P&O and Princess Cruises sailing multiple ships out of Brisbane in 2018, there are tonnes of options for South East Queensland Families! Choose your dates, arrange your time off and book well ahead. Last minute deals rarely exist for families – so bite the bullet and get organised now! When booking directly through P&O or Princess use their websites to check prices, itineraries and other variables. Once you become a regular cruiser, remember to enter your Unique Passenger ID to get a repeat customer discount. Read our tips on how to ensure you get the best school holiday deals for cruises here.

PRICE: From $82.25 pppn

DATES: all the time!

6. Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Surfers Paradise Marriott - Image of pools taken from room balcony

Located on Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise, the 304 room Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa boasts incredible views. Floor to ceiling windows throughout let you soak in the ocean vistas right around to the hinterland beyond. Read our review here.

PRICES: from $283 per night (off peak)

DATES: book now to secure school holiday dates.

5. Farm Stays

Farmstays Byron Bay Two little girl feeding chickens

Family friendly farmstays are a great way to connect with your family while enjoying the great outdoors. Learning about sustainability, getting hands on with animals and helping kids learn about where our food comes from is an experience you’ll never forget. We’ve rounded up some great places in South East Queensland for affordable farmstays so you can unwind and get back to nature.

Gold Coast Farm Stays here

Byron Bay Farm Stays

Near Brisbane Farm Stays

PRICES: from $145 per night

DATES: These are super popular, you might not even get one for next school holidays. Use our links above to find one that suits your location.

4. Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

Discovery park byron bay

Just two kilometres from Byron Bay town centre is Discovery Parks – Byron Bay. Gorgeous clean facilities and a super fun new waterpark are just some of the reasons why you’ll want to come and stay.

Hot tip: Even if you are not a guest at the park, you can pop in and check out the facilities on a Sunday when everyone is welcome to pay a visit and use the Pedal Karts! Read our review here.

PRICES: they are offering deals here

DATES: black out dates apply so check the link and be quick!

3. Camping at Binna Burra Lodge

Binna Burra Lodge campsite
Binna Burra lodge camp

Point your car south and travel about an hour and a half until you come to the Lamington National Park. Nestled between the Numinbah Valley and the coastal plains are the gorgeous views and laid-back atmosphere of one of the areas premium camping and accommodation venues. Each site has its own fire-pit! You can bring your own tent or hire a Safari Tent. Read our review here.

PRICES: special deals can be found here

2.  Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds – Luxury Camping

Cobb & Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds is 50 lush acres situated on the Six Mile Creek on the edge of the Sunshine Coast and Cooloola Coast. You can take your bikes to explores the many paths through the camp grounds.  There is definitely a relaxed attitude at this camp grounds. If you love the thought of pulling up, taking out your suitcase and chairs (and a few camping incidentals), and that’s all, then it’s for you.  We thoroughly recommend this wonderful place as an ideal camping destination.

PRICES: Camping $15.00 per person per night and $10.00 per child. Movable tents are $60 per night (min 2 night stay) with Queen Size bed only and linen. Cabin/Breezeway tents range from $100-$120 per night (two night min stay)

DATES: books out quickly during school holidays. Use their website to book.

1. Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre

Mi-Grasstrees House - Bunya Mountains accommodation

The Bunya Mountains are one of our favourite places in the world. The tranquility and relaxation here is second to none. It’s great for families because you can let the kids have a fair bit of free range time while you read a book, sip some wine and unplug from technology and screens. To find out what our kids like about the Bunya Mountains read Master 9’s Top 10 things to do at the Bunya Mountains. If you have always wanted to take a bunch of people (could be your family… doesn’t have to be!) and stay in a gorgeous home check out their current school holiday deals.

PRICE:  from $100 per night (yes for the whole house!)

DATES: book now to secure the best rates – click here to choose the house of your dreams!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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