5 Ways to Afford a Family Holiday in 2020
Keep it LocalDisneyland may be off the cards for the foreseeable future but there’s plenty to enjoy without needing to pack your passport!
If the family is set on a theme park getaway, why not head to the iconic smiling gates of Luna Park in Sydney and Melbourne, or the big theme parks along the iconic Gold Coast? Say au revoir to managing exchange rates and long-haul flights, and hello to supporting local Aussie businesses small and large that are ready to welcome you and your brood.
Save a little each week
What better excuse to teach lessons on budgeting, saving and all things money to your kids than by working together to save up for a trip away!
Times may certainly be tougher than many of us planned for this year and saving every cent counts! Thankfully there are great sales on transport, tours and deals on YHA stays across the network. Add that all up, and you’ll be headed on a getaway in no time at all.
Give the gift of travel
Stumped for a birthday or holiday present that won’t get thrown out once the kids get bored of it, or when the latest model is released? Thank goodness, travel is always in style and there are unforgettable experiences to gift to your kids.
Travel restrictions are rapidly easing, and Australia’s most stunning destinations are yours to enjoy; from pink lakes to the pinnacles, Australia’s most eastern point along Cape Byron to the southernmost rainforests in the Otways along the Great Ocean Road. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out some of our fave family destinations, or let your super-parent powers plan the perfect trip to gift.
Travel with friends
Call first dibs on the best digs in town for family and friends with exclusive-use options across the YHA network. Split the costs (and the childminding) on a getaway that’ll leave you feeling all sorts of rested and well, with dedicated exclusive use areas, and great value for the whole group.
Start texting your friends to plan for an escape to the country or chase after coastal views. Keep an eye out for even more of our Rent-A-YHA properties reopening all across the network!
Stay with YHA
Excuse the humblebrag, but we reckon our YHAs are some of the best places for families to enjoy the wonder of travel while still being kind to your wallet. You can read our Safe Stay promise to set your mind at ease, and know that we will ensure that you and your family can stay safely and with confidence.
Of course, enjoying your time away goes beyond a safe stay and a great deal! Our stellar staff are ready to give you locals-only tips on what’s happening by the hostel that’s best suited to your family’s needs. Whether it’s the best time to visit the pool, how to score a family ticket to a museum or the best local eats and parks, we’re here to make sure you’re able to enjoy every aspect of your next great family adventure!