5 holiday destinations you can escape to for under $5K

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Daydreaming of a getaway? Get more bang for your buck at these great budget-friendly holiday destinations! 

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Bangkok


For vibrant street life, bustling night markets and some of the best cheap eats in the world, you can’t go past the Thai capital of Bangkok, which tops the list of most affordable places to travel!

  • Stay: Hostel dorm beds start at less than $10 per night, and budget hotels at around $20.
  • Eat: Feast on delicious local Thai food from street vendors for around $2-$6 per meal!
  • Explore: Discover Bangkok on the cheap with a visit to the Dusit Zoo ($6), the lively Chinatown and Khao San Road districts (free) or one of Bangkok's most beautiful temple complexes, Wat Pho ($4).

Bali

With its chill-by-day, party-by-night vibe, it’s easy to see why this Indonesian island paradise is a favourite with Aussie travellers. Did somebody say $10 massage?

  • Stay: Under $50 per night for a guesthouse room or homestay, and $50-150 for a midrange hotel.
  • Eat: For tasty cheap eats, meals at small traditional restaurants (called warungs) will cost under $5!
  • Explore: Hit the road with motorbike hire from $5 per day, full-day tours of Balinese temples from $12, or treat yo’self with an indulgent spa treatment from $10.

Singapore

Love your food? Grab breakfast in Kampong Glam, lunch in Little India and dinner in the Arab Quarter, and you’ll soon see why Singapore is considered to be one of the world’s best & most diverse culinary destinations.

  • Stay: Hostel dorm beds start at $25 per night, and $150-300 for a double room in a midrange hotel.
  • Eat: Hit up the hawker centres (local food courts) for a huge variety of quality food at cheap prices ($3-5 per meal).
  • Explore: Access to the Singapore Gardens by the Bay and National Orchid Garden is completely free, get up close to the supertrees of the OCBC Skyway for $8, or visit the National Museum for $10.

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Auckland

Pop “across the ditch” to the City of Sails, where you can explore the beautiful bays, hidden beaches and wineries of New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city.

  • Stay: Campsites and dorm beds start from $25 per night, and midrange hotels from $110.
  • Eat: Chow down on some tasty cheap eats at one of Auckland’s Night Markets from $10.
  • Explore: Browse the Auckland Art Gallery for free (fees apply for some exhibitions), admire the city from the heights of the Skytower from $29, or take a hike on the Rangitoto Island Summit Walk (home to one of Auckland’s 53 volcanos) accessible by ferry from $20.

Fiji

For a mix of relaxation and adventure, Fiji’s luxury all-inclusive resorts are a great choice with many offering daily buffet breakfast and free activities like kayaking and windsurfing as part of your stay.

  • Stay: Stays at all-inclusive resort start from around $179 per night, or more for more budget options, hostel beds start at around $19, and expect to pay $70-120 for a private ensuite room.
  • Eat: Sample traditional Fijian dishes from roadside vendors for under $2, or get your fill of fresh seafood at a local restaurant buffet from $40.
  • Explore: Hike hills and chase waterfalls at Fiji’s Bouma National Heritage Park ($23), bask on one of the pristine white beaches (free) or experience some of the world’s best scuba diving from $129 per dive.

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Are you passionate about travel and looking to kickstart your career in this fast-paced and exciting industry? Flight Centre is currently on the lookout for passionate travel consultants in Sydney. Right now, we're offering a $5K bonus for new consultants hired in select stores prior to 30th September 2018! Imagine where you could go with $5k! What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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