Destinations

Where are Aussies travelling this summer?

Hannah Edensor

We love a sunburnt country, so it comes as no surprise at all that Aussie holidaymakers this summer are chasing the sun and sand.

Holiday rental website Stayz has crunched the numbers and found that eight out of 10 top getaway destinations for Aussies these holidays are located by the sea.

Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Sydney, Broadbeach, Cowes, Jervis Bay, Margaret River and Torquay have been revealed as the most popular places across the country, and proving its rank as hot beach property, more than half of the hotspots were located on the east coast of Australia.

Interestingly, the Stayz research has also revealed that Aussies do not need a two-week getaway for the ideal summer holiday.

With less time to spend on extended trips, people are taking shorter holidays more often, with the average summer stay just 5.5 nights.

Stayz GM Anton Stanish said to beat the rush, you should be booking now.

“If you’re planning a summer getaway, booking sooner rather than later is your best bet,” he urged.

“Last year we received over 7.2 million rental enquiries over the summer period alone, spiking a massive 77%1 in comparison to non-peak seasons. With more people taking shorter and more frequent breaks, you need to get in quick this summer.

“Whether you’re sticking on trend and looking for a beachside break or looking for something more unique in a country retreat or city escape, there are holiday rentals to suit every taste, group size and budget.”

Stayz shared its top ten summer getaway destinations, along with a few of its favourite holiday rentals in each area for this year:

1. Surfers Paradise – Orchid Residences

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2. Byron Bay – Kieta

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3. Melbourne – Treasury On Collins

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4. Sydney – Darling Point Pad

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5. Broadbeach – The Oracle

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6. Cowes – Mini Style Resort With Pool

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7. Gold Coast – Blue Sky Apartments

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8. Jervis Bay – Orion Beach House

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9. Torquay – Torquay Beach House on the Esplanade 

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10. Margaret River – Roozen Residence

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