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Boxing Day vacation deals for 2018

Get that cheap-as-chips holiday deal everyone will be jealous of by booking on Boxing Day.

One of Australia's biggest days in shopping, Boxing Day is one of the best days to nab a deal on a holiday too.

In the past, we’ve seen 30% off Intrepid tours and up to 70% off at hotels.com. And this year we're expecting all the goods to come back.

We'll be checking our favourite travel booking sites and updating the offers on this page throughout the day to make sure you get access to all the best bargains. In the meantime you can make the most of these hot bargains:

Top vacation deals available now:

Use the search box below to find your preferred company or destination.

Up to 50% off Thailand getaway + early bird offers

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Enjoy up to 50% off on your Thailand getaway inclusive of return flights and accommodation plus book early to avail exclusive perks such as early check-in, late check-out, room upgrades, kids stay free and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off riverboat adventures

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Valid for travel from 6 May - 30 September 2018. Destinations are Vietnam, Peru, Paris and more. T&Cs apply.

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Thailand: 8 nights + flights from $539

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Valid on select dates from 3-31 October. Includes four nights at Sunset Beach Resort in Phuket, return flights and buffet breakfast daily. Sample price is form Perth with other departures also available.

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Bali: 5-night stay + flights from $415

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Valid on select dates 3 October 2018 - 30 November 2018 and from 1 February 2019 - 20 March 2019. Includes five nights at the Berry Glee Hotel and return flights. Sample price is from Perth, other cities also available.

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Thredbo 2-night stay + 2-day lift pass: $249

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Valid select dates 10-29 June and 2-28 September 2018. Valid for two nights at Snowy Valley Resort in Jindabyne, a two-day lift pass and breakfast daily.

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Tips for finding the best Boxing Day holiday deals

Go wherever the sales take you: Don't start shopping with a specific destination in mind. If you're open to the idea of a beach holiday rather than specifically a Seminyak, Bali beach holiday, you're more likely to score a deal. And, if you're lucky, you might just discover a new favourite place.

Book a pre-packaged holiday: When you book both your flights and hotel stay with one company, like Wotif or Expedia, you'll be able to save compared to booking each element separately.

Add on extras you'd be booking anyway: Most sites will offer extra discounts when you add on extras to your package, like airport transfers and flights. It’s a good idea to check the price of booking each element separately to see what the difference in price would be, especially if you’re booking through a site that will add on surcharges like credit card and booking fees to each individual purchase.

Consider off-season destinations: It’s always cheaper to travel somewhere in the off season, so take advantage of extra savings by combining the Boxing Day discounts and the already existing low season savings.

Look for price-match guarantees: If you’re booking a simple package (like a hotel stay and flights), compare a few different online travel agencies and see where you can get the best rate. If you have a preferred site where you’re most comfortable making your booking, see if they’ll match the price you’re finding on an alternate site. Most will be happy to match, or even beat, the other site’s price.

What were the 2017 Boxing Day vacation sales like?

Last year, stacks of tour and holiday package companies joined in on the Boxing Day sales extravaganza. Some of the best included:

CompanyBoxing Day Deal
P&O Cruises$1 deposits for cruises + on board credit
ContikiUp to 15% off tours worldwide
JetstarFlights from $29 each way
Hotels.comUp to 70% off accommodation

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Alex Keshen

Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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