This Easter, You Can Pay For Your Holiday With Exercise

Yes, really.

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If you’re looking to extend your summer with a mini Easter getaway but are a little strapped for cash, there’s still a way to enjoy the sun and great outdoors, without redrawing on your mortgage.

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Stayz, the holiday rental site, have launched a new initiative called ‘StayzFit’ that allows people to pay for their holiday house with the number of steps they take. That’s right, you’ll be motivated to stay active, and if you move enough you’ll be able to get a full refund on your holiday house.

We know, we know — this is very exciting.

Here’s how it works

If you book one of Stayz’s participating homes between 10-24th of April, you pay for your accommodation in full, but you’ll get step a tracker upon arrival. At the end of your stay, they’ll convert your steps to currency and refund your savings. Essentially, the more you move, the bigger discount you’ll receive for your holiday house. For example, if you stay for one night and manage to clock up 120,000 steps, it’s totally free.

Check out some of the participating properties

There are 13 StayzFit properties around Australia to choose from, each boasting all the amenities an active traveller might want and more (private tennis court, anyone?). Keep scrolling to take a sneak peek.

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Image: Beach Pavilions, Port Douglas, QLD
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Image: Desiderata, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
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Image: Merricks North Retreat, Merricks North, VIC
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Image: The Ultimate Family Entertainer, Gold Coast, QLD
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Image: Cornwallis House, Hawkesbury River, NSW
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Image: The Sanctuary, Deep Creek, SA
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Image: A Symphony of Sun & Sea, Rye, VIC

So, what are you waiting for? Put in your notice and pack your runners—it’s the perfect option for a rejuvenating break.


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