Australian Venue Co to host summer staycations at venues across Australia

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Plus, win a holiday to The Whitsundays.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a rough one and with the end of the year approaching, summer holiday dreaming is firmly on our minds. We may not be able to jet-set abroad just yet but Australian Venue Co (AVC) is bringing your travel bucket list to life with Staycation – no passport required – and the chance to win a holiday to the stunning Whitsundays!

AVC’s Staycation launches in venues on November 2nd, and is a series of incredible pop-up experiences across the country, featuring internationally inspired food, drinks and experiences from world-class destinations that will keep travel FOMO firmly at bay.

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Escaping the daily grind and holiday vibes can be achieved this summer without leaving town with over 20 different pop-ups around the country. Whether it’s chilling in a Bali-style cabana at Bungalow 8 in Sydney, escaping to Sweetwater’s Rooftop for Japanese-inspired bottomless brunching in Perth, or working your way through a dedicated margarita menu all afternoon long in Brissie at Riverland’s Mexico-inspired pop-up, there’s something for everyone. Full details and packages will be released on 19th October (excluding Victoria, where bookings will be released later and activations will go live in December).

To celebrate Staycation, Australian Venue Co has paired up with Tourism Whitsundays and Virgin Australia to give three lucky winners the chance to win a holiday to the magical Whitsundays, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

“With many Australians missing out on overseas holidays this year, we’re bringing the summer holiday vibes to our rooftops, beer gardens and venues across Australia,” says Kylie Moncur, AVC Chief Marketing Officer.

“Our specially curated series of pop-up events will transport Aussies to dream destinations Japan, Italy, Bali, Mexico and Palm Springs, without worrying about restrictions or the expensive airfare.”

Dreaming of Europe? Coastal Italy with its fresh food and aperitivo hour will be setting up home to transport you right to the heart of the Amalfi Coast this summer. Perhaps spring in Tokyo is more up your alley? In-venue cherry blossoms and cocktails will create an Insta moment.

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The sands of Seminyak are heading our way with Bali beach club feels, and you can turn up the heat with a Mexican Summer Fiesta with margaritas and bottomless tacos.

If you missed out on your festival fix this year do not fear, Coachella is here! It may not be Palm Springs but the pink decor, desert features and festival-style music will play homage to the ultimate music experience.

And don’t forget those holidays to be won!

“We want to give Australians the chance to visit a world-class holiday destination right here at home in The Whitsundays, so we are excited to partner with Australian Venue Co and Virgin Australia to offer these prizes,” said Tash Wheeler, Tourism Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer.

“We have kept everyone in mind, so the prizes include a family package adventure, a romantic couples escape and a group getaway to remind all Aussies that we should appreciate the beauty in our very own backyard.”

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To enter the competition, entrants simply like the Australian Venue Co and Whitsundays QLD Facebook pages, be following both on Instagram and say why they need a holiday, tagging who they would bring along, by 30th October. Sharing the competition post will gain another entry. For full competition details & holiday inclusions visit

Keeping it local never looked so good with Australian Venue Co’s Staycation, and the best part is Aussies will be directly supporting local venues by visiting these amazing pop-up events this summer.

For details of each pop-up, visit

AVC’s Staycation Guide

Destination: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Where: Prince Alfred (VIC), Provincial (VIC),The Rook (NSW), Kingsleys Brisbane (QLD), Payneham Tavern (SA)

Dates: Nov to Feb

What’s on offer: Italian summer haven featuring aperitivo hour sorbet spritz, bottomless pizza & prosecco nights, and more.

Destination: Spring in Tokyo

Where: The Smith (VIC), The Duke (VIC), Manly Wine (NSW), Friday’s (QLD), Sweetwater Rooftop (WA), Smith Street Social (NT)

Dates: Nov to Feb

What’s on offer: Celebrating cherry blossom season in Japan – an Instagrammers dream! Roku Gin plays hero to this activation, with gin spritz and cocktails paired with Japanese-fusion bites.

Destination: Mexico Fiesta

Where: Riverland (QLD), College Lawn (VIC), Cleveland Sands (QLD), Perseverance (VIC), Dirty Little Secret (NZ), Waterloo Station (SA)

Dates: Nov to Feb

What’s on offer: A slice of Mexico with bottomless taco nights, Sunday sunset sessions and dedicated margarita menus – think spicy, fruity and everything in between.

Destination: Coachella, Palm Springs

Where: Fargo and Co (VIC), Cargo Bar (NSW), The Aviary (WA), Hope Inn (SA)

Dates: Nov to Feb

What’s on offer: Playing homage to Coachella music festival with plenty of pink decor, desert features and festival-style music.

Destination: Beach Club Bali

Where: Bungalow 8 (NSW), The Globe(WA)

Dates: Nov to Feb

What’s on offer: Bali beach club dreams become reality with crisp white day beds, beach club brunching, frozen cocktails and more.

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