10 best Black Friday travel deals you don’t want to miss

Posted: 26 November 2021 4:31 pm
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The biggest sale event of the year is here and we've rounded up the travel deals worth taking a look at.

Friday 26 November is here and there's a certain energy in the air – can you feel it? Black Friday has officially taken off and there are hundreds of deals across flights, stays, experiences, car rentals and tours.

To spare you the hassle of wading through the hundreds of deals, we've gathered up the best all in one place. Here are our top travel picks for Black Friday 2021. Happy travels!

Flights: Jetstar – domestic fares from $29 one way + international fares from $109 one way

It's typical of Jetstar to drop such a crowd-pleasing sale on Black Friday! Who could say no to super cheap $29 flights from Sydney to Melbourne (Avalon). There are more fares we know you'll love including:

Fully vaccinated? Claim your $20 Jetstar voucher from Qantas and pay between just $9 and $19 on these fares!

Oh, and did we mention the international seats on offer? Take off from:

That's just the tip of the iceberg and we're barely scratching the surface! See the full breakdown of fares here.

  • Why we rate this sale: Apart from the extraordinary prices and inclusion of international fares, we love the wide-ranging travel dates that can have you sorted for summer trips or winter escapes.
  • Where can I book? Head over to KAYAK to compare and book.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 29 November 2021.

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Flights: Etihad Airways – 35% off domestic flights + double Status Credits

Etihad is celebrating the occasion with the cleverly named Black Flyday sale.

Where can you fly? Check out:

Depart for greener pastures between 1 February and 15 June 2022.

  • Why we rate this sale: Etihad is a full-service airline and these are some of the cheapest international return fares we've seen since overseas flights returned on 1 November.
  • Where can I book? Visit Etihad Airways now to book.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 30 November 2021.

Flights: Virgin Australia – 35% off domestic flights + double Status Credits

Not one to let Jetstar have all the fun, Virgin Australia is offering up to 35% off in its Black Friday, bright holidays sale.

Fares start from just $49 one way, take a look:

Those are as cheap (if not cheaper on some routes) as Happy Hour prices!

  • Why we rate this sale: These flights have your early New Year travel sorted, plus Velocity Frequent Flyers get double status credits. We're not making this up.
  • Where can I book? Virgin Australia is waiting for you.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 29 November 2021.

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Accommodation: Oaks Hotels and Resorts – offers up to 30% off Australia and New Zealand

Oaks always comes through with the goods on Black Friday. This year it's offering up to 30% on over 20 locations across Australia and New Zealand. Just stay 2 nights to enjoy that sweet 30% discount.

A few of our favourites include the Nelson Lure Suites, the ultra-central Sydney Hyde Park Suites or the conveniently located Brisbane Aurora Suites.

Savings are available on stays up to 31 March 2022.

  • Why we rate this sale: Book now and pay later with Oaks flexible free cancellation policy.
  • Where can I book? Find the perfect stay with Oaks Hotels and Resorts.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 1 December.

Accommodation: Lastminute.com – score 70% off accommodation worldwide

Ready to get back overseas? Then this is the deal for you. Lastminute.com is offering a whopping 70% off this Black Friday in its aptly named "Bigger than Black Friday" sale.

Book stays in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, the US and the UK for trips up to 30 June 2022. Hope you've saved up that annual leave!

  • Why we rate this sale: 70% is already huge, and select hotels are offering 12% off when you book in the Lastminute.com app with the code BF12.
  • Where can I book? Lastminute.com is waiting for you.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 29 November 2021.

Accomodation: Booking.com – up to 30% Australian accomodation

Save up to 30% off over 40 stays across the country from Sydney to Perth.

Some of our top picks include Rydges Sydney Central from $195 per night, Cairns Comfort Inn from $96 per night and Melbourne from $166 per night.

  • Why we rate this sale: With such wide-ranging dates, you've got up to half a year of discounted adventures to plan and book.
  • Where can I book? Find your perfect stay with Booking.com.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 1 December 2021.

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Experiences: Adrenaline – get up to 10% off sitewide

Fancy dropping 15,000 feet out of an aeroplane? Then this Black Friday deal is for you. Save 10% off sitewide on things like skydiving, V8 lap drives, guided kayaking and more.

Enjoy a V8 4 Lap Drive at Eastern Creek from $340, Hot Air Balloon with Breakfast from $279, Tandem Skysdive Over the Beach up to 15,000ft from $379 or take a V8 Airboat Tour in Darwin from $165.

  • Why we rate this sale: We love the range of activities on offer from flying to driving experiences, land and water. Plus you can combine a few smaller options to hit the minimum spend for the discount.
  • Where can I book? Book with Adrenaline using the code BFCM10. If you're looking for more chill, less thrill, check out RedBalloon as it's also doing 10% off with the same code and has a wider variety of options.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 29 November 2021.

Experiences: Groupon – save up to 75% off sitewide

Holidays, unique experiences, dining out – you could spend hours on Groupon on Black Friday. It wouldn't be unreasonable, considering there are deals for up to 75% off.

We've seen entry to Crocosaurus Cove slashed by 20% off, a 7 Night Getaway to Fiji (including flights) from $1,699 (that's 34% off from $2,604) and a 3 Night Stay at Noosa Hill from $499 (52% off from $1,042).

  • Why we rate this sale: Groupon has hundreds of categories both travel and non-travel related – you can even buy luggage and book a dinner. It's a true one-stop shop.
  • Where can I book? Head over to to explore your options.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 30 November 2021.

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Tours: Contiki – 30% off worldwide trips through to 2023

If you feel like you've lost your sense of adventure after being cooped up in Australia for the past 2 years, then a Contiki tour is your chance to explore new locales, meet new friends and have the time of your life. This year, Contiki is offering 30% off worldwide trips available on tours for the UK, Croatia, Canada, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and many more.

We like the look of the European Encounter from $2,984 (10 countries, 16 days), the Thai Island Hopper from $980 (9 days) and the Best of USA from $4,326 (13 days).

  • Why we rate this sale: We love Contiki's flexibility – you can change your trip dates later for free (price difference may apply). Plus you only need to pay a $200 deposit to secure your trip.
  • Where can I book? Head over to Contiki to explore your options.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 30 November 2021.

Tours: G Adventures – 30% off worldwide trips

G Adventures got in early with Black Friday this year and we can see why it wanted to share the good news. It's offering 30% off trips worldwide including to the US, Canada, Thailand, Peru, Croatia and Greece. We could go on, but you'll have to see for yourself.

Some of our favourites include:

Travel dates run all the way through to 31 October 2022. That's more than 9 months of travel you can plan and book right now.

  • Why we rate this sale: With G Adventures worldwide trips there's something to suit every kind of traveller, whether you prefer a long culturally immersive trip or a fast-paced adventure through multiple countries.
  • Where can I book? Book your trip with G Adventures now.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 3 December 2021.

Car Hire: Motorhome Republic – up to 30% off rentals worldwide

Planning a road trip? Then you'll be sorted with Motorhome Republic. Save up to 30% off the base rate of rentals worldwide. You can save up to 10% off leading brands Britz, Let's Go and Calypso Campervans.

This Black Friday deal is available for travel from now until 31 December 2023.

  • Why we rate this sale: Motorhome has discounts for a tonne of brands, helping you find the vehicle right for any occasion – whether you're sleeping in a campground or planning to go off-road. Not to mention you've got 2 years of travel to fill up with road trips.
  • Where can I book? Head over to Motorhome Republic to explore your options.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 30 November 2021.

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