Our top picks

Whether you’re travelling sooner or later, we've pulled together our best offers and local travel inspiration to help you plan your next road trip or weekend getaway.

  • Brisbane

    You may know Brisbane for its warm weather and relaxed atmosphere, but did you know its also home to hidden laneway drinking holes and stunning rooftop bars? With travel restrictions easing, it's time to explore them for yourself.

    Eat and drink your way through beautiful BrisVegas,  finishing up at the funky WET® Deck - the rooftop bar of 5 Star W Hotel Brisbane by Marriott Bonvoy. Treat yourself to a night of luxury and discover what makes Marriott Bonvoy’s range of hotels unique.

    Transfer a minimum of 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to receive 1,000 Velocity Points.3

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  • Hervey Bay

    Winter is here, so it's time to make like a humpback whale and work your way up north to Hervey Bay. With the mild climate, warm waters and 14km of beach, you'll be thanking these gentle giants for their travel recommendations. And with thousands to be found in the water each year, you'll be sure to see at least one!

    Have a whale of time with a stay at Discovery Parks – Fraser Street, Hervey Bay. You'll earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays with Discovery Parks. Plus, if you’re a G’DAY REWARDS member you will earn an additional 2 Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays.1

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  • Cairns

    More into swimwear and sunscreen than beanies and uggs? Head to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland where it's summer year-round and live your best life.

    Home to breathtaking mountains, tropical rainforests and sparkling beaches, Cairns is a nature lovers dream - and the Shangri-La, The Marina, Cairns is the perfect place to lay your head after a full day chasing waterfalls.  Located in the heart of town, surrounded by tropical greenery and overlooking Marlin Marina, the glow of that northern sun will help you forget that winter is even a thing.8

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  • Cairns to the Daintree Rainforest

    Lived in Queensland all your life and never explored the Daintree Rainforest? Now's the time to see what your home state has to offer with a 2 hour road trip from Cairns.

    No car? No worries! Hire a car from Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty2 and hit the Cook Highway, one of the most beautiful costal roads in Australia, stopping over in Palm Cove or Port Douglas for a quick bite to eat.   

    After a couple hours of exploring the wonders of the largest rainforest in Australia, continue further north to Cape Tribulation and discover the gorgeous beaches, rainforest boardwalks and tropical birdwatching.

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  • Hobart

    Hobart might be small, but it packs a punch, both culturally and gastronomically. Keen to sample the local produce? Treat yourself to fine dining along any of Hobart's popular fine dining strips, or pick up some take-away and venture up Mount Wellington for a more casual lunch with a view. 

    Ready to book? Choose from a range of hotels with Virgin Australia powered by Expedia for discounts on participating hotels starting from 10% and to earn 3 Points per $1 of eligible spend3.

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  • Hadspen

    Located just 15 minutes south-west of Launceston, Discovery Parks – Hadspen is a must on your Tassie touring itinerary. 

    Experience the local Tasmanian wineries, take a stroll along the picturesque South Esk River, or make your way into Launceston for the day touring the historic town before kicking back in your own cabin or cottage for the night.

    Earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays booked online with Top Parks. Plus, if you’re a G’DAY REWARDS member you'll earn an additional 2 Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays1.

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  • The Great Eastern Drive

    With so much of Tasmania’s east coast to discover along the 176km Great Eastern Drive, you'll be forgiven for taking your time. 

    Start off by picking up a car from Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty2 in Hobart, and begin your journey 78km northeast to Orford, where you'll discover beautiful beaches and crisp coastal walks.

    Continue north before stopping in Swansea, overlooking Great Oyster Bay. Grab a bite to eat (Pro tip: there's a reason the area is famous for its oysters!) and then continue on until you are welcomed by the white beaches and rugged coastline of Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires. 

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  • Cradle Mountain

    Located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is the perfect spot to experience the native wildlife, as it overlooks a hinterland filled with birds, plants and ancient forest.

    During the day, explore the Park's grassland, rainforest and native vegetation, and keep your eyes peeled for for the fauna that nestle within (you might be lucky enough to spot a stray Tasmanian devil, platypus or echidna!). Of a night, nestle in by the fire with a warm drink.

    Earn points with ALL - Accor Live Limitless and receive 1 Velocity Point per 1 ALL point transferred. Minimum 4,000 ALL point transfer rate applies.

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  • Ski Season in Jindabyne

    The 2020 ski season is fast approaching, making it the perfect time to dust off the ski boots and book a winter escape. Located just thirty minutes from the alpine country ski slopes, Discovery Parks - Jindabyne is the perfect spot to cosy up at night with a hot chocolate.

    Earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays with Discovery Holiday Parks. Plus, if you’re a G’DAY REWARDS member, you’ll earn an additional 2 Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays1.

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  • The Grand Pacific Drive

    Hailed as one of Australia’s most stunning driving routes, the 140km Grand Pacific Drive is a photographer’s delight. Why not hire a car with one of our car partners2 to not only take in Velocity Points, but also the stunning views across Sea Cliff Bridge?

    After winding through coastal rainforests and charming coastal towns, stop to stretch your legs and support the local Shoalhaven communities, or continue South to beautiful Bateman's Bay.

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  • Canberra, Australia’s Capital

    Looking for a city getaway with a splash of culture? It might surprise you to hear that Canberra should be at the top of your list.

    Eat and drink your way around the Nation's capital, sampling the best local produce, popping in to boutique cellar doors, or indulging in a brew or two at a trendy micro-brewery...  then, relax in style. Our recomendation? The Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection by Marriott Bonvoy. You'll earn Points on every stay that can be transferred to Velocity Points3 to put towards your next adventure. 
    Transfer a minimum of 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to receive 1,000 Velocity Points.

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  • Blue Mountains

    Looking for a cheeky weekend escape? Located just 90 minutes’ drive west from Sydney, Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel is the pinnacle of upscale accommodation in Leura, one of the most charming upper-mountains villages in Australia.

    Choose to stay in one of over 200 boutique rooms with views of the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains National Park, or the stunning manicured gardens and grounds. Need even more incentive? You'll receive 1 Velocity Point per 1 Accor Live Limitless point when you transfer to Velocity.
    Minimum 4,000 ALL point transfer rate applies.

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  • Robe

    Just 4 hours drive south of Adelaide, the small but mighty Robe (affectionately referred to by locals as South Australia's favourite seaside town), is the perfect family holiday destination. Packed with history, white sandy beaches (perfect for beach driving) and out-of-this-world seafood, there's something for everyone.

    Book a stay with the multi-award winning Discovery Parks – Robe and earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays with Discovery Holiday Parks1. Plus, if you’re a G’DAY REWARDS member, you'll earn an additional 2 Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays1.

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  • Innes National Park

    Lovers of the great outdoors will find themselves right at home in the beautiful Innes National Park, with birdwatching, fishing, snorkelling, bushwalking and more on offer. Keep your eyes peeled for the native fauna (kangaroos, emus and dolphins) that inhabit the park and surrounding waters. 

    Take the 3 and a half hour drive from Adelaide CBD to experience the park for yourself, and earn Velocity Points on car hire with Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty2

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  • Adelaide City

    Known for its culture, food, entertainment and proximity to wineries galore, Adelaide ticks all the boxes. 

    Take in some culture at the South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia, hit the nearby wineries in the Barossa or McLaren Vale, or check out the sculptures (and shopping!) on Rundle Street.

    With so much to discover, you'll need a good night's rest. Sleep in style at the Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury to earn 3 Velocity Points per $1 of eligible spend5, and be prepared for all Adelaide has on offer.  

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  • Adelaide Hills

    Surrounded by some of Adelaide Hills' best wineries and overlooking Piccadilly Valley, the iconic designer Mount Lofty House, MGallery by Sofitel feels a world away from city life - so you'll be surprised to hear it's just a 15 min drive from Adelaide CBD.

    Spend your days strolling through the botanic gardens and sampling the wines from local boutique wineries, and then treat yourself to the 3 Chef Hat Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, where a cocktail is not an indulgence, it's a necessity.

    Receive 1 Velocity Point per 1 ALL point transferred. Minimum 4,000 ALL point transfer rate applies4.

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  • Perth

    It’s time to explore everything Perth has to offer. Sample a drop or two in the local Swan Valley wineries or boutique breweries, discover Fremantle’s extensive history and then end the day taking in the incredible sunset over the city from Kings Park.

    Top off your Perth break with a stay at the luxurious Crown Towers Perth, an unparalleled hotel experience with modern and unmistakably stylish accommodation. Earn 6 Points per $1 spent (normally 3 Points) on bookings made by 31 August 2020 for travel until 30 September 2020.3

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  • Perth to Esperance

    The ultimate coast-to-coast road trip, the 7 and a half hour drive to Esperance from Perth is an Instagrammer's dream. 


    Pick up a hire car with Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty2 and head to Wave Rock trail, a picture perfect granite rock formation just 3 and a half hours into your journey. Continue on for another hour and grab some lunch and happy snaps at of Lake King's white sea lake. Back in the car and within 2 and a half hours you’re in Esperance. Treat yourself to dinner and drinks and then rest up - the following day is all about the white sand and crystal clear waters of Lucky Bay.

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  • Busselton and Dunsborough

    Just 2 and a half hours south of Perth, between Busselton and Dunsborough in the Margaret River, you’ll find Top Parks - Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park.

    With high quality, self-contained accommodation as well as powered caravan and camping sites, a central location perfect for a trip to the Underwater Observatory on the Busselton Jetty, Margaret River wineries, restaurants, caves or lighthouses, you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit sooner.

    Plus, earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays booked online with Top Parks. Plus, if you’re a G’DAY REWARDS member you will earn an additional 2 Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays.1

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  • Bunker Bay

    Relax and unwind at the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort. Surrounded by the Cape Naturaliste National Park and located on the beachfront of Bunker Bay, this is a couple’s retreat like no other. Spend your days touring the world famous wineries of the Margaret River region, taking long, sandy walks along the beach or popping on your walking shoes for a hike through the National Park.

    North facing and protected by the rocky outcrops of the Cape, Bunker Bay is also perfect for swimming, snorkelling and fishing.

    Receive 1 Velocity Point per 1 ALL point transferred. Minimum 4,000 ALL point transfer rate applies.4

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Double Points at Crown Towers Perth

Explore the city of Perth and stay in pure luxury. Book a stay at Crown Towers Perth by 30 August 2020 for travel until 30 September 2020 to earn 6 Points per $1 spent (normally 3 Points).7

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*Please see individual partner websites for any restrictions due to COVID-19 prior to booking

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1Discovery Holiday Parks and Top Parks: Velocity Points are earned on accommodation booked directly with Discovery Holiday Parks, online at y phone or in person. For Top Parks, Velocity Points are only earned for bookings made via the website. Bookings made for Streaky Bay Foreshore Discovery Parks are ineligible for Velocity Points earn. Availability of accommodation is not guaranteed for reasons including, but not limited to, high demand, low supply, and operational limitations. Velocity members will earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays. If a Velocity member is also a member of G’DAY REWARDS  that member will earn an additional 2 Velocity Points (being a total of 4 Velocity Points) per $1 spent on Qualifying Stays. A Qualifying Stay is a booking of accommodation, where the Velocity member making the booking stays at the accommodation for the period of the booking. Points are only awarded upon full payment and check-out. The Velocity membership number must be provided at the time of booking. Velocity Points are not awarded for cancelled bookings, complimentary, free or barter night stays or bookings or reservations made through Online Travel Agencies or third-party booking channels. Velocity Points can only be earned on the accommodation component of any booking. Velocity Points are not awarded in respect of any incidentals or optional products including but not limited to grocery items or extra activities purchased in association with the accommodation booking. Please allow up to four weeks for your Points to be allocated to your Velocity Account after your stay.

2Car Hire: Simply quote your Velocity membership number on your next rental. To earn Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member and the rental must be in the Velocity members’ name. When hiring in Australia and New Zealand, Red Velocity members earn 3 Points per $1 of eligible spend with Hertz and Thrifty or 4 Points per $1 of eligible spend with Europcar. For Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, Silver members will earn 4.5 Points per $1 of eligible spend, Gold Members will earn 5.25 Points per $1 of eligible spend and Platinum Members will earn 6 Points per $1 of eligible spend. In Australia and New Zealand, the Points earn rate is based on the base rental cost of the vehicle. For the rest of world, you will earn a flat rate of 800 Points per rental. Members will not earn Points on the following, as these are not considered eligible spend: contract rates, international wholesale rates, staff and industry rates, restricted rate plans, damage liability cover, optional insurance, vehicle registration fee, premium location fee, admin fee, taxes, GST, one way fees, age surcharges, additional driver fees and equipment such ski racks, baby/booster seats or GPS rental costs. Please note that not all car types will be available.

3Marriott Bonvoy: The transfer rate is 3 points for 1 Velocity Frequent Flyer Point. For full details and terms and conditions refer to the partner website. Names must be identical on both memberships to complete points transfer. Please allow up to six weeks for the Points to allocated to your Velocity Account. Daily minimum of 3,000 Points and maximum of 240,000 Points value transfer rates apply and are subject to change. After your Marriott Bonvoy Points are converted into Velocity Points, these Points are subject to the Velocity Frequent Flyer general terms and conditions.

4Accor Live Limitless: The minimum transferrable amount is 4,000 Accor Live Limitless (ALL) points per conversion, which is equivalent to 4,000 Velocity Points. 1 ALL point is equivalent to 1 Velocity Point. Members must login to their ALL membership account to transfer their ALL points to Velocity. Please allow up to six weeks for your Points to be credited to your Velocity account. After your ALL Points are converted into Velocity Points, these Points are subject to the Velocity Frequent Flyer general terms and conditions. View terms and conditions of the ALL loyalty program.

5TFE Hotels: Adina Apartment Hotels, Medina Serviced Apartments, Vibe Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels, Travelodge Hotels and TFE Hotels Collection - Velocity Points can be earned on accommodation rate only when charged to the Member’s room, when the rate is equal to or above the specified rate threshold for the hotel. To earn Points please remember to quote your Velocity number at the time of booking or upon check-in at the hotel. Consecutive bookings are not eligible for points. Points cannot be split between two or more members occupying the room. Points will only be issued to the person who’s name is on the invoice for the hotel stay. Points are not awarded for no-shows or bookings made through third party channels. Points can only be earned on a maximum of seven nights per stay. Points earn is only eligible for up to 3 paid rooms per member card for any common stay period. Rate exclusions and thresholds apply and are subject to change, please check with the hotel upon booking or visit https://www.tfehotels.com/en/terms-conditions/ for the threshold for your hotel and full terms and conditions. Velocity Member Terms and Conditions apply.

6InterContinental Hotels Group: InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Resort®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. To earn Velocity Points whenever you stay within the InterContinental Hotels Group you must be a member of the IHG Rewards Club Program and select Virgin Australia as your Preferred Frequent Flyer Program. After your IHG® Rewards Club points are converted into Velocity Points, these Points are subject to the Velocity Member Terms and Conditions. For more instructions please visit Earning Points with IHG. For details on the Velocity Points earning structure including full IHG® Rewards Club Program terms and conditions visit IHG.

7Crown Hotels: Offer only available for bookings made between 15 June – 30 August 2020. Available for stays between 15 June 2020 and 30 September 2020 at Crown Towers Perth when booked through https://www.crownhotels.com.au/velocityoffer.html (Eligible Booking). Available to all room categories at Crown Towers Perth. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Velocity Frequent Flyer Members will receive Double Points per $1 spent on Eligible Bookings. Points are not earned on ancillary hotel spend such as mini bar, room service, telephone, laundry and “pay per view” charge or any other spend such as restaurants. Visit crownperth.com.au for restaurants availability, opening hours and capacity information. Members will be eligible for Velocity Points offer only when booking through https://www.crownhotels.com.au/velocityoffer.html. Bookings made through the Crown Hotels homepage, will not be eligible for Double Velocity Point earn.  No further discounts apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other Crown Hotels offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies for all room categories excluding Villas where there are strictly no cancellations permitted. Please note that that is not intended to affect your consumer rights and you may have a statutory right to a remedy (including a right to cancel or seek a refund and/or compensation) under the Australian Consumer Law. Double Velocity Points will be awarded to the first Member listed, per Eligible Booking. The booking details must match the Member’s Velocity account. Members must quote their Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number at time of booking or at check-in. If your booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible to earn Velocity Points. Members should allow 8 weeks after travel for the bonus Points to be allocated. Velocity Member Terms and Conditions apply.

8Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts: Velocity Points are earned on Qualifying Stays under a Qualifying Room Rate at Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Hotel Jen or Traders hotel published on www.shangri-la.com. Your stay must be booked directly at goldencircle.shangri-la.com or by contacting the group Worldwide Reservations Centre. Velocity membership card must be presented or the membership number must be provided upon check-in for Points to be awarded. Velocity membership card details must match the name on the reservation in order for Velocity Points to be credited. Only one member may earn per room booking. If a member reserves multiple rooms, only the non-discounted or corporate rate on the room that the member has physically occupied will be eligible to earn Velocity Points. Velocity Points will be credited to the Member’s Velocity membership account when the preference to earn Velocity Points is selected prior to check-out, and once made, the final selection cannot be amended. Please allow 4-6 weeks for Points to be credited to your account. After such time should Points still not be awarded, contact the hotel with your receipt. Points are not earned on discounted or corporate rates. For more details on earning Velocity Points with Shangri-La please view terms and conditionsVelocity Member Terms and Conditions apply.