The top 11 Boxing Day travel deals for 2020 that you can’t miss

Posted: 26 December 2020 12:35 pm
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26 December is here and these are the savings we think you'll love.

Christmas has come and gone for another year, which means Boxing Day has officially arrived. With so many brands dropping some of their hottest offers of the year today, we've sifted through to find you the unmissable travel deals.

This year you're saving on domestic airfares, hotel stays, tours and experiences. It's time to give your credit card a well-deserved workout.

Flights

Nab Australian airfares with Jetstar from $29

If it's low-cost fares that you're after, you've found them.

Take off from Adelaide to Melbourne (Avalon) from $29, Brisbane to Darwin from $85, Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Margaret River from $89 and Hobart to the Gold Coast from $95 each way.

Add Jetstar's FareCredit to your booking to get a credit note in case you need to cancel.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Skyscanner to get your airfares.
  • Why we rate this sale: Jetstar matched its 2020 Christmas sale starting fare of $29.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 27 December 2020.

Score Virgin Australia flights from $75 across the country

Virgin Australia's 2020 Boxing Day sale kicks off with fares from $75 taking off from Sydney to Ballina Byron or $79 from Melbourne to Launceston.

Airfares come with checked baggage, in-flight snack and entertainment. All tickets also include the flexibility of unlimited, free date changes for travel up until 31 March 2021.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Virgin Australia to get your airfares.
  • Why we rate this sale: As a Velocity member, you can earn a minimum of 375 points from this sale.
  • When do I need to book by? 10:59pm on 28 December 2020.

Take off across Australia from $99 with Qantas

Qantas isn't missing out on the fun either, with cheap-as-chips fares starting at less than $100 a pop.

Take to the skies from $99 one way on routes including Brisbane to Tamworth, Melbourne to Launceston and Sydney to Byron Bay.

Travel dates range from 22 April to 13 September 2021.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Skyscanner to get your airfares.
  • Why we rate this sale: Qantas is one of Australia's full-service carriers, so checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment are all included in your airfare.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 28 December 2020.

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Accommodation

Save up to 50% off stays with Wotif

Put money back in your pocket on your next hotel booking with Wotif.

Some of our favourite sales include up to 50% off the Gallery Hotel in Perth, up to 46% off the Coral Tree Inn in Cairns and up to 20% off the Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites.

Travel dates range from 20 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. New year getaway anyone?

  • Where can I book? Head over to Wotif to lock in your next stay.
  • Why we rate this sale: Even though most of the hotels are up to 20% off, we've found hotels up to 30%, 40% and 50% off across Australia.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 27 December 2020.

Save on holiday packages with Luxury Escapes

The Best is Back sale is bringing you Luxury Escapes' most popular offers of 2020 for its Boxing Day event.

Some of our favourite domestic savings include Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains from $429, Crown Metropol Perth from $469, Flynn, A Crystalbrook Collection Hotel from $579 and Pool Resort Port Douglas from $899. Prices are per room and offers range from 2-10 nights.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Luxury Escapes to lock in your next stay.
  • Why we rate this sale: Destinations include Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 6 January 2021.

Take up to 30% off Australian and New Zealand stays with Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites

Save up to 30% off hotels in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and New Zealand with Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites Boxing Day sale.

A few hotels worth a mention include Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort, Oaks Hervey Bay Resort and Spa, and Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites to lock in your next stay.
  • Why we rate this sale: The travel dates run until 30 June 2021.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 31 January 2021.

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Experiences

Up to 30% off selected experiences with Adrenaline

Get your wallets ready for 31% off jet boating tours in Sydney, 18% off swimming with dolphins in Mornington Peninsula and 20% off a hot air balloon ride on the Gold Coast.

Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Sunshine Coast and more.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Adrenaline to book a bargain.
  • Why we rate this sale: Experiences include skydiving, race driving, whale watching, hot air ballooning and escape rooms.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 28 December 2020.

Save up to 30% off Australian experiences with RedBalloon

The experience savings continue with up to 30% off at RedBalloon. Enjoy a high-tea cruise on Sydney Harbour from $110, a 3-hour Japanese cooking class in Richmond from $148, a sunset cruise in Perth from $179 and an Adelaide city guided kayak tour from $69.

Other discounted experiences include hot air balloon flights, jet boating and day tours.

  • Where can I book? Head over to RedBalloon to book a bargain.
  • Why we rate this sale: If you buy a voucher, you have five years to use it.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 28 December 2020.

Car and vehicle rentals

Up to 5% off rentals from Motorhome Republic

Save on your next road trip with Motorhome Republic.

Enjoy up to 5% off on a range of campervans from brands including Cheapa Campa, Apollo Motorhomes, Star RV, Hippie Camper and Cruisin Motorhomes.

Make the most of any pick-up and drop off locations as well as any rental duration.

  • Where can I book? Head to Motorhome Republic to lock in your next rental.
  • Why we rate this sale: Enjoy travel up until 31 March 2021.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 31 December 2020.

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Tours

Score up to 30% off global tours with G Adventures

This year's G Adventures sale is hosting up to 30% off tours, $1 upfront deposits for 2021-22 tours and for a limited time only, 21% off the My Own Room option. This is great for those of you looking for your own space while travelling.

So what's on offer? Enjoy a 9-day Costa Rica Quest from $987 (was $1,249 per person), an 8-day Mykonos to Athens sailing from $1,154 (was $1,649 per person) or an 8-day Montenegro sailing from $1,189 (was $1,699 per person).

  • Where can I book? Head over to G Adventures to lock in your next tour.
  • Why we rate this sale: The travel dates run until 30 June 2022, making it perfect for those of you who don't want to travel right now.
  • When do I need to book by? 31 January 2021.

Up to 30% off worldwide and Australian tours with Contiki

Contiki is bringing you options galore this Boxing Day. Get travelling sooner rather than later with a plethora of tours on sale Down Under.

Some noteworthy discounts we think you'll love include North Queensland Adventure with Sailing from $1,925, Rottnest Island and Margaret River tour from $1,654, Kakadu Dreaming tour from $1,118 and the Great Barrier Reef Highlights from $982 per person.

  • Where can I book? Head over to Contiki to lock in your next tour.
  • Why we rate this sale: Contiki matched its massive 30% off with its Black Friday sale we saw in November.
  • When do I need to book by? 7 January 2021.

Boxing Day is finally here. If you want more travel bargains, check out the latest travel deals and flight sales.

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