How not to overspend on your Christmas holiday

It’s true that a Brisbane holiday proves to be a fairly expensive affair for most. However, there are several ways to save money while holidaying in Brisbane this Christmas.

As the manager of Bridgewater Terraces, I thought that this would be a good time to offer some advice on how you can prevent overspending on your Christmas holiday. Whether you’re a serial holiday spender or someone careful with finances, this post will teach you how not to overspend.

1. Plan a budget

One of the easiest ways to ensure you don’t overspending on your Christmas Brisbane holiday is to create – and stick to – a budget. By creating a budget before your book your holiday, you can predetermine how much you can afford to spend. This will also give you an idea of how to allocate your finances to different aspects of your holiday.

When creating a budget, you should always try to keep it as realistic as possible. Sure, it will be difficult to predetermine what activities you will engage in on your holiday. But, you can always plan ahead and be prepared. This will also help you know where to splurge and where to hold back on your holiday expenses.

2. Choose your accommodation wisely

Another tip to avoid overspending on your Christmas Brisbane holiday is to choose your accommodation wisely. Ideally, you want accommodation that puts you in a central location – close to the tourist hubs and hotspots. However, hotels in centrally located areas such as Brisbane CBD or South Bank are usually expensive. So, to ensure you don’t spend more than you have to, consider alternative forms of accommodation. In this regard, holiday apartments are an excellent choice.

At Bridgewater Terraces, we manage a range of spacious holiday apartments in Kangaroo Point – just 1km from the CBD. Our holiday apartments offer you all the comforts of a hotel room, with all the facilities and amenities that you need. Our central location will allow you to explore the best of Brisbane without having to travel too far. And, we’re incredibly affordable – our rates are far cheaper than what hotels in the area will cost you.

3. Restrict yourself to one or two activities per day

Many visitors try and fit three or four activities into each day of their holiday. While Brisbane has tonnes to, engaging in too many activities on your holiday will make your expenses skyrocket.

My advice is that you should always restrict yourself to only one or two activities per day on your holiday. You can always find free activities in Brisbane if you’re looking for other things to do. By doing this, you won’t be spending more money than you have simply to fill in a day. And, you’ll be able to enjoy the activities better if you indulge only in a few activities per day.

4. Cook your own meals

Dining out for each meal is a major cost, and it’s a sure way to overspend on your Christmas holiday. But did you know, you don’t have to dine out at all whilst on holiday? In fact, you can save good money by choosing to cook your own meals buy simply choosing a self-contained apartment as your choice of accommodation.

Our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces come with fully equipped kitchens and utensils. All you need to do is shop for some groceries and you can treat yourself to home-cooked meals on your Brisbane holiday! And, you’ll definitely save on your holiday dollar by doing so.


There are several ways you can avoid overspending on your Brisbane holiday. By planning a budget, choosing your holiday accommodation wisely, restricting yourself to one or two activities per day and cooking your own meals on holiday will allow you to save good money.

And, if you are eyeing off Brisbane for your Christmas holiday, I have good news for you! You can get ahead of overspending by choosing to book your accommodation in our cheap holiday apartments. From just $150 per night, you can live it up in Brisbane with the peace of mind of knowing you’ve already saved on your accommodation.

So, take a look at our holiday apartments and book your accommodation with us today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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