The average price of a 7-day trip to Murray-Darling Basin is $1,478 for a solo traveler, $2,654 for a couple, and $4,976 for a family of 4. Murray-Darling Basin hotels range from $61 to $277 per night with an average of $107, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $470 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Mildura Airport (MQL) are between $492 and $1,020 per person for economy flights and $1,544 to $3,201 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $40 to $89 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Murray-Darling Basin, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MQL and stay in a Murray-Darling Basin hotel:

  • February 5th to March 11th
  • April 9th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 23rd, April 30th, May 21st and June 25th)
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Murray-Darling Basin is usually mid August.

 

Average Murray-Darling Basin Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $1,072-$2,147($153-$307 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $89 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $330 to $816 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $102 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $97 to $118 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $2,006-$3,994($287-$571 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $178 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $660 to $1,632 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $102 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $97 to $118 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $3,256-$6,980($465-$997 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $356 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,320 to $3,264 for economy

Lodging: $154 to $204 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $136 to $189 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Murray-Darling Basin

How cheap can you make a vacation to Murray-Darling Basin? The cheapest trip to Murray-Darling Basin is about $116 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $64 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $53.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $809-$1,702($116-$243 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $330 to $816 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $94 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $1,300-$2,840($186-$406 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $660 to $1,632 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $94 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $2,504-$5,344($358-$763 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,320 to $3,264 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $122 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $90 to $132 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Murray-Darling Basin cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Murray-Darling Basin Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Murray-Darling Basin.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $2,238-$8,418($320-$1,203 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $169 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $828 to $1,877 for first class

Lodging: $137 to $277 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $893 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $3,654-$11,478($522-$1,640 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $338 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,656 to $3,754 for first class

Lodging: $137 to $277 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $893 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Murray-Darling Basin for a week is $7,308-$19,740($1,044-$2,820 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $336 to $676 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,312 to $7,508 for first class

Lodging: $274 to $554 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $752 to $1,250 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Murray-Darling Basin Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Murray-Darling Basin is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Murray-Darling Basin due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Murray-Darling Basin Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Murray-Darling Basin hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Murray-Darling Basin.

 

Flight Costs to Murray-Darling Basin

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,020 average in late December to a low of $492 in mid August. Median flight price is $293. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Murray-Darling Basin our data includes 4 originating airports, and 11 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Murray-Darling Basin from an airport like San Francisco International (SFO) in San Francisco, CA (the United States) for an average $1,681 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Melbourne International (MEL) in Melbourne (Australia) at an average of just $167.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Murray-Darling Basin, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $528, so you can easily save about 107% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Murray-Darling Basin can easily cost $350 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $690 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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