Budget Getaways For The Easter Long Weekend

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Desperate for a mini getaway this Easter, but don’t want to break the bank? The good news is there are plenty of affordable and family friendly holiday options available that are big on fun and gentle on your wallet. Check out our top picks and plan your budget getaway for the Easter long weekend before you miss out! 

Bestbrook Mountain Resort 

Give your city kids the ultimate farm stay experience this Easter at Bestbrook Mountain Resort. Nestled in the Great Dividing Range just 90 minutes from Brisbane, Bestbrook offers accommodation options to suit all budgets. Choose from self-contained cabins, bunkhouses, bush camping or a caravan. There are loads of activities to keep the family entertained from milking a cow and horse riding to whip cracking and boomerang throwing.

Learn more: www.bestbrook.com.au/

Lake Moogerah Caravan Park

You can do as much or as little as you like this Easter at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park. Sit back and relax as you take in the beautiful view of  the lake and Scenic Rim, or try a spot of fishing with the kids, kayaking or paddle boarding. There are wineries and a lavender farm nearby and plenty of options for bushwalking and rock climbing. Lake Moogerah Caravan Park has powered and un-powered camping and van sites available. 

Learn more: https://moogerah.com/ 

Thunderbird Park

Camp under the stars in the beautiful rainforest, upgrade to a bush cabin, or invite a couple of families to join you in the bunkhouse. Thunderbird Park located on Tamborine Mountain has plenty to keep families entertained this Easter. Thunderegg fossicking is bound to be a favourite, while the treetops challenge, horse riding and laser skirmish are sure to follow close behind. There’s also plenty of rock pools to explore and bushwalking options. 

Learn more: www.thunderbirdpark.com 


If camping and caravanning isn’t your thing and the budget won’t stretch to a holiday apartment, check out what’s on offer via Airbnb. There are plenty of good value options available for families from two-bedroom apartments to larger houses. 

Learn more: www.airbnb.com.au/


Rug up and head to Stanthorpe for a long weekend full of good food, wine and plenty of activities to keep the family happy. You won’t have to look far for accommodation in Stanthorpe with a selection of hotels, motels and family-friendly cottages available. Make sure you add to your to-do list the Big Apple, Stanthorpe Cheese, a trip to a local winery and hiking in nearby Girraween National Park. 

Coastal Holiday Resorts

If you play your cards right and there’s room to move in your budget, you might be able to snap up an Easter long weekend deal at one of the family holidays resorts on the coast. On the Gold Coast, you can find Turtle Beach Resort or Paradise Resort each with a number of accommodation options, kids’ club and waterpark, while on the Sunshine Coast the Oaks Oasis Resort is ranked in the Top 10 Family Holiday Resorts. 

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