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The best 5 Staycations in Australia to celebrate a lottery win

Your dreams of a European escape may be on hold with the current travel bans, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate a lottery win with a trip closer to home. 

In a past article we explored the most luxurious stays in the world, but this time we’re keeping it a little closer to home. A staycation is a holiday you take either in your own town or within a daytrip of your home. 

Many of us don’t take the time to explore our hometown, so a big lottery could be just the motivation you need to get out and appreciate the beauty right on your doorstep.

If you live in Sydney…

If you live in Sydney we’ve found the perfect location for a staycation. The 5-star Park Hyatt Sydney is set upon beautiful Sydney Harbour, with views stretching across to the Sydney Opera House. 

Whether you want to lounge around the luxury room, or sit on the balcony with a wine admiring the stunning harbour views and counting your money, this luxury Sydney hotel has it all. The hotel has a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness centre and from November 2020, an onsite spa.  

The 5-star Park Hyatt Sydney on beautiful Sydney Harbour

The Park Hyatt is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the city, with Circular Quay on your doorstep as well as some of Sydney’s finest restaurants at The Rocks. If you’d prefer to stay in for dinner, the dining room serves up some of the most delicious food in the city.

 If you live in Brisbane…

For all the folks in Brisbane, we’ve found two great hotels you could splurge on after a big lottery win. 

Even if you’re not into selfies, we’re sure you’ll be taking hundreds of photos of your stay at The Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley. This Instagram friendly hotel has been in every Instagram feed and we’re not surprised! This hotel oozes style, and is a favourite among celebs including Zoë Foster Blake and Georgia Love. 

The hotel itself has a gorgeous pool, luxurious day spa and an onsite restaurant, ‘Hellenika’, a beautiful spot for a post lottery win celebration.

The Callie Hotel in Brisbane

Another popular staycation in Brisbane is The Fantauzzo. The Fantauzzo is definitely one of the most luxurious stays in the city, situated beneath the Story Bridge and within minutes of some of the best bars and restaurants in Brisbane.

The Fantauzzo is part of the ‘Art-Series’ hotels and it’s definitely got all the charisma and style you’d expect from a hotel of this calibre. 

A big lottery win could see you eating the night away in The Fantauzzo’s Italian eatery and rooftop bar, or just relaxing in one of the beautiful luxury suites and ordering in! Either way, we couldn’t think of a better way to splash out before you decide how to spend the rest of your money! 

If you live in Melbourne…

Hopefully, it won’t be too long until restrictions lift and Melbourne residents can get out and about, but until then we’ve scoured some of the coolest Melbourne hotels and found somewhere a little bit different for Melburnians when that time comes.  

Notel is on Flinders Lane in the CBD, but it’s not exactly what you’d expect from an inner city hotel. The Notel has 6 luxury 1970 style chrome airstream caravans, decorated and decked out with the most luxurious fittings. 

Notel on flinders lane, Melbourne

We know what you’re thinking, a stay at a caravan park after a big lottery win? The Notel is more than just a caravan park! 

At Notel you’re in the thick of it, perched on the rooftop of Flinders Lane, surrounded by some of Melbourne’s best restaurants including Sake and Chin Chin. If you’d prefer to stay in, you’ll have just as much fun, with a free mini-bar, as much Netflix as you can watch and even a spa if you want to take a dip! 

It’s not quite camping, and it’s not quite a hotel, but it is definitely a different way to enjoy the city, spend some of your lottery prize money and have a lot of fun! 

If you live in Perth…

When you take a staycation there are a few standard expectations. Good food. A luxury room. Lots to explore. Thankfully, your lottery winnings will be well spent at the COMO The Treasury in Perth.

COMO The Treasury

You’ll want to stay forever, enjoying the spa, gym, pool and some of the most beautiful hotel rooms we’ve ever seen. 

The rooftop restaurant ‘Wildflower’ is divine, serving up some of the delicious food Perth is renowned for, or you can go a little lower key at ‘Petition’ or sit back with a wine at the Postal Hall. This hotel has it all. 

Oh, did we mention the underground jazz bar? There is so much to explore inside the hotel, you’ll have to make sure you leave time to explore the city.

If you live in Adelaide…

If you’re wondering where to have a staycation in Adelaide if you win lottery, we know just the place. The Intercontinental Adelaide is centrally located, meaning it’s a great place to stay if you’re keen to explore everything the city has to offer. 

The hotel has everything you need, a pool, fitness centre, bars, 3 onsite restaurants and a buffet breakfast from 6.30am! If you’re feeling active you can hire a bike and explore the city on 2 wheels. The Intercontinental is close to Parliament House, the Casino and some of the best shopping in Adelaide. 

If you would love to be kicking back on a staycation, play lottery with The Lottery Office for your chance to win from some of the biggest lotteries in the world. 

When you purchase a ticket in one of our lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas lottery. If you win, we pay you the exact same amount we collect!