Summer holidays

Budget friendly ways to plan your summer break

Summer holiday planning can be daunting, especially when budgets are tight. So we’ve put together some ways that you can let your hair down and enjoy the summer holidays without breaking the bank.

Sharing the fun

When budgeting for a holiday, accommodation is often the most expensive part of the trip. To curb this expense why not consider sharing a beach house or cabin with a friend. Sharing a home can be a great way to halve your costs and at the same time give your own children some friends or family to help entertain them.


It’s not for everyone, but it really can be a fabulous family experience getting back to nature together. Check out Free Camping Australia for free and low-cost camping locations. If you need to stock up on camping gear, jump on eBay and Gumtree, or you can scout the local op shops for great second-hand options.


We know it may not be a popular suggestion, but you could consider staying home and planning lots of day trips to the beach and other places you’ve always wanted to go. Saving on accommodation will mean you can splurge on activities and eating out to give you that great holiday buzz.

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