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The Aussie Staycation: How to Plan the Ultimate Adventure Down Under

published August 14, 2023
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In the whirlwind of modern life, we overlook the hidden treasures just beyond our doorsteps. Staycations have become all the rage, and it's no wonder why. Staycations let you unwind, enjoy your passions, and dive headfirst into Australian wonders. What's more, they're much cheaper than an overseas trip.

Planning a staycation requires some careful planning, but fret not. This guide is here to lend a hand. By using these simple steps, you'll have a staycation planned in no time. Get ready to make lifelong memories, try new things and return completely rejuvenated.

  1. Create a relaxing and cosy oasis at home

To make your staycation extra special, transform your home into a peaceful oasis. Start by cleaning and getting rid of any distractions or unfinished tasks. Adding soothing fragrances and soft lighting can add to the relaxing atmosphere. Finally, don't forget to bust out your most luxurious bedding for that extra touch of comfort. By creating a relaxing atmosphere, you can transform your home into a retreat.


  1. Know what you want to get out of your staycation

Before planning your staycation, take a moment to decide what experiences you want. Is it time with friends, some self-care or exploring local food spots? Knowing your staycation goals will help guide your planning and make the most of your time. Share your ideas with family or friends so that everyone is on the same page and enjoys their time together.


  1. Craft a staycation itinerary

Now that you know your goals, it's time to create an itinerary. An itinerary will help you make the most of your limited time and have the best experience possible. Research local attractions, events, and activities that pique your interest. You never know, you might even uncover hidden gems minutes away from your doorstep. Remember to leave enough time in your itinerary to relax and keep yourself refreshed.


  1. Set a staycation budget

Planning your staycation with a budget is crucial but can also be exciting. With a budget, you can indulge in all the things you love without worrying about money.

Start by determining how much you can comfortably spend on your staycation. Decide how much you'd like to allocate to meals, activities, and, if necessary, hotels. This will help you set boundaries and spend your hard-earned money wisely.

While our 7 proven tips to planning a holiday on a budget guide is for foreign travel, it has some great info for staycation planning.


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More staycation questions answered

What is a staycation?

A staycation is when you take a trip within Australia instead of abroad. You do what you would do on holiday, but in your own area, like bars, museums and tours.

What to pack for a staycation

Here are some staples to pack for your staycation:

  • Clothes
  • Entertainment like video games or music
  • Toiletries
  • Food and drink
  • Anything else you think you might need

What to do on a staycation

Here are 10 ideas for things to do on a staycation:

  • Visit attractions like galleries or museums
  • Take a day to do nothing and relax
  • Try a new cuisine
  • Go on a hike
  • See a film or play
  • Take a class
  • Go on a day trip
  • Have friends or family over
  • Volunteer and give back
  • Catch up on TV shows everyone talks about

How long is a staycation

The great thing about staycations is they have the flexibility to be as long or as short as you want. If you want to take a 2-week trip to the coast, you can. Or if you only have a day, you can use that time to explore your local area.

How to make a staycation special

Here are some simple ideas to make your staycation special:

  • Set up a hammock, fairy lights, and outdoor furniture in your garden
  • Have a gourmet picnic in a local park
  • Set up a theatre with a projector and popcorn
  • Take a sunrise or sunset yoga class
  • Hire a personal chef for a special dining experience
  • Set up a DIY spa day with facials, massages, and scented candles
  • Plan a surprise day trip to a nearby town
  • Have a themed dinner night with costumes, decorations, and food from another country
  • Take a hot air balloon ride or for a new view of your city
  • Create a personalised scavenger hunt with hidden surprises

Now you’re set for some well-earned time off

Staycations are a great opportunity to discover local gems and create lasting memories. All without paying for expensive travel. By following the tips on this page, you’ll have an exciting and well-balanced experience. If you're looking to boost your staycation budget, joining LifePoints is the way to go. Happy staycationing!


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