Australia’s Best Value Destinations For 2016

By Budget Motels on 27 June 2016

When planning a holiday, it’s understandable that you’ll want to get the most bang for your buck wherever possible. Whether you want to hit the beach, explore the mountains or wander the country, we’ve sure that one of these fantastic value destinations will tick all the boxes.

1. Bright (Victoria)

Bright Vic

Located in north-eastern Victoria, not too far from the snowfields of Falls Creek, this country town is best known for its spectacular scenery, amazing wineries and gorgeous mountain trails.

2. Merimbula (New South Wales)

Merimbula NSW

Located on the south-eastern coast of New South Wales, this little town is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Sapphire Coast’. Enjoy some delicious award-winning seafood (like mussels and oysters).

Budget Motels recommends: Merimbula Gardens Motel at Merimbula

Merimbula Gardens Motel

3. Ulladulla (New South Wales)


Located on the south coast of New South Wales, this beachside town is known for being a hub of activity throughout the region – fishing, surfing, swimming, diving, hiking and whale watching abounds.

4. Forster (New South Wales)

Forster NSW

Located in the centre of the Great Lakes area on the New South Wales coast, this beachside town offers the perfect family holiday – enjoy protected beaches, shallow lagoons and netted rock pools.

5. Yamba (New South Wales)

Yamba NSW

Located where the Clarence River flows into the ocean on the New South Wales coast, this relaxed town offers stunning beaches and a variety of dining options (from casual to high-end).

6. Halls Gap (Victoria)

Halls Gap Vic

Located in the centre of the Grampians National Park, this little village is a popular destination amongst hikers, nature lovers and adventure seekers. Enjoy the rugged terrain and full-flowing waterfalls.

Budget Motels recommends: Halls Gap Motel at Halls Gap

Halls Gap Motel

7. Mildura (Victoria)

Mildura Vic

Located on the border between north-western Victoria and New South Wales, this town is best known for its delicious produce and wines. Spend your time exploring restaurants, wineries and markets.

Budget Motels recommends: Tooleybuc Motel at Mildura

Tooleybuc Motel

8. Mission Beach (Queensland)

Mission Beach QLD

Located smack bang in between Townsville and Cairns, this Queensland coastal town is a beach-goer’s dream. And, if you’ve had enough of the beach, check out nearby Wooroonooran National Park.

9. Hervey Bay (Queensland)

Hervey Bay QLD

Located on the eastern coast of Queensland, between the Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton, this town’s amazing year-round climate is what makes it so popular not to mention its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.

Budget Motels recommends: Hervey Bay Motel at Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Motel

10. Albany (Western Australia)

Albany WA

Located almost on the most south western point of Australia, this town offers a truly unique coastline and some of the best beaches in the country. It’s popular amongst 4WD-ers and campers.

So, where are you headed on your next getaway? Budget Motels is committed to helping you find affordable accommodation in any location around the country, ensuring that you can have the holiday of your dreams. Browse our motel listings and book in your next holiday today!