It's no wonder Aussie resorts and motels are always winging about people not holidaying locally. Am in the process of working out accom etc on Hamilton Island for a work related conference and the resorts have you over a barrel. Nearly $600 for breakfast alone for 7 days for 2 adults and 2 kids. that's just farkin breaky
, hope someone is actually feeding it to me for that also, guessing it will be another $600-800 for basic lunches, and then that again for dinner each night, that's on top of just under $3k for accom and slug another $1200 for airfares, fark me.
My whole family went on a Sth Pacific cruise 4 years ago and inc everything we spent on board and on the islands etc was less than $3000. and we ate like kings morning noon and night.