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3 Holidays That Are Cheaper Than Buying The New iPhone X


Whether you’re an iPhone user or not, you would’ve probably heard all the hullabaloo about the recent release of the new Apple iPhone – the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

These brand-new, highly anticipated smartphones will include features like a durable glass front and back, wireless charging, retina HD display, 12MP camera, plus much more.

You’ll only need a casual $1579 for a 64GB iPhone X or $1829 for the 256GB iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will set you back, a much more reasonable, $1079 – $1479.

iPhone fanatics everywhere are eagerly awaiting November 3 when the iPhone X will ship to Australia. However, if you are looking for other ways to splurge and spend $1500, we have found three holidays to take over the first weekend in November that are cheaper than buying the iPhone X.

Whitsundays, Queensland

Return flights for two: $1000*


3 nights’ 4-star accommodation for two: $480

Total: $1480

Auckland, New Zealand

Return flights for two: $950*

3 nights’ 4-star accommodation for two: $540

Total: $1490

New Caledonia & Vanuatu

While this option is a tad more expensive than $1500, it is still cheaper than the 256GB iPhone X. Plus, instead of a 3-night getaway, you will get a 7-night getaway on the Pacific Island Hopper cruise by P&O Cruises, which will take you to Noumea and Mare in New Caledonia and Port Vila in Vanuatu.

7-day cruise for two: $1,740~

So if you have that extra cash lying around, maybe you should forgo a new phone and instead grab your family, friends or partner and consider escaping on a long-weekend away. However, before you depart head into your local BOQ branch and chat to the team about travel insurance, cash passports or currency exchange.

*Please note: Flight prices are for flights from Brisbane on Friday 3 November returning on Monday 6 November.

~Please note: Cruise price is for departures from Brisbane.

This blog post is for general information purposes only and is not intended as financial or professional advice. It has not been prepared with reference to the financial circumstances of any particular person or business and should not be relied on as such. You should seek your own independent financial, legal and taxation advice before making any decision about any action in relation to the material in this article.


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