Best Australia Day travel deals for 2017

Posted: 26 January 2017 10:32 am


Book these flights, hotels and cruises in the Australia Day sales and save up to 56%.

An excuse to explore the country or the advantage of a long weekend to plan an escape from it, over the last few years Australia Day has started become a major player on the travel deals calendar.

And this year is no exception, with flights from $29 each way and cruises from $149 per person.

To save you from sifting, here’s our favourite travel deals available this Australia Day.


What’s the deal?

Flights within Australia from $29 (Cheapest fare is available between Melbourne (Avalon) and Hobart)

What would we book?

  • Sydney to Gold Coast for $45
  • Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Ballina Byron for $55
  • Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for $55

This sale ends at midnight on 30 January.


What’s the deal?

Extra 10% off summer sale prices, which are discounted by up to 40%, if you use the code AUSDAY10. (We’re actually seeing discounts higher than the 40% listed on the page)

What would we book?

  • 4.5-star stay at Reflection of Port Douglas for 44% off, plus a free bottle of wine (Sample rate: three nights for $628 after the coupon code, was $1,230)
  • 4-star stay at Sawasdee Village in Phuket for 56% off (Sample rate: four nights for $619 after the coupon code, was $1,537
  • 5-star stay at the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne for 30% off (Sample rate: two nights for $345 after the coupon code, was $548)

This code expires at midnight on 29 January.

STA Travel

What’s the deal?

Extra $26 off flights from a range of full-service domestic and international airlines like Virgin Australia, Qantas, Emirates, Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific.

What would we book?

  • Sydney to Gold Coast with Virgin for $175 return after the discount (including bags, entertainment and food)
  • Perth to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Airlines for $473 return (including bags, entertainment and food)
  • Melbourne to London with Royal Brunei for $929 return (including bags, entertainment and food)

These deals expire at midnight on 29 January.

Cruiseaway's P&O Australia sale

What’s the deal?

Cruises from $149 and other reduced fares on Australia coastal cruises, on top of the existing P&O $1 deposits and free drinks packages offer.

What would we book?

  • 2-night cruise from Melbourne to Adelaide for $149
  • 3-night return cruise from Sydney to Eden for $248
  • 6-night cruise from Adelaide to Perth, stopping at Kangaroo Island and Esperance, for $499

This sale ends at midnight on 26 January.

For a full roundup of Australia Day deals (all from Australian retailers), check out's True Blue Sale, which highlights big discounts from fashion stores, beauty retailers, travel agents and more.

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