BALI IS THE HOT GETAWAY OPTION THIS WINTER INTERNATIONALLY, AND MELBOURNE FOR THOSE STAYING ON HOME SOIL, ACCORDING TO TRAVEL PLANNING AND BOOKING SITE, TRIPADVISOR.

The 2016 Winter Vacation Value Report reveals the top 10 destinations for Australian travellers this winter based on booking interest, along with the average one-week holiday costs for hotels, airfare, meals and tours.

The new seasonal report helps guide Aussie travellers in finding the best savings at popular travel destinations, both within Australia and across the globe, by highlighting the least expensive week to visit various destinations.

TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw said Aussies have so many options to escape the winter each year.

“Whilst destinations such as Port Douglas, Hamilton Island and Noosa are popular and affordable throughout the winter months, the report revealed that August is the least expensive time to book an overseas trip to places including Hawaii, Fiji and parts of Europe,” Kershaw said.

Bali ranked in top spot with an average cost of $2,287 for a week including flights, hotel, meals and tour. It was however not the cheapest option, with Phulek in Thailand coming in far less at $1788 for an average week with same inclusions.

The most expensive option for a week away in August was New York, costing an average of $5718.

Domestically, four of the ten least expensive weeks for holidays starting on May 30, late May proves to be a great value time to visit these popular destinations.

Melbourne, Victoria

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: June 27, 2016: $2,498

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of: $194

Port Douglas, Queensland
Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: May 30, 2016: $2,830

Bookable on Hotel TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $256

Sydney, New South Wales

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: June 13, 2016: $2,630

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $219

Darwin, Northern Territory

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: August 22, 2016: $3,090

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $239

Cairns, Queensland

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: May 30, 2016: $2,267

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $150

Hamilton Island, Queensland

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: August 8, 2016:  $5,534

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $616

Broome, Western Australia

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: May 30, 2016: $3,715

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $326

Brisbane, Queensland

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: July 25, 2016: $2,123

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $156

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: July 25, 2016: $2,371

Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $195

Noosa, Queensland

Least Expensive Winter Week to Visit: June 13, 2016: $2,810
Bookable Hotel on TripAdvisor at an average nightly winter rate of $251

Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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