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Cheap Christmas holiday travel deals for 2020

You can still bag a last-minute Christmas bargain with these travel deals.

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With the kids on holidays and two public holidays to take advantage of you shouldn't let the last-minute rush stand between you and your holiday.

There are still ways to have a cheap Christmas getaway. Scroll down to find out how:

Don't need to travel over Christmas? You may save even more by checking out other December travel deals and January travel deals.


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Up to 50% off 2020 Christmas and New Year tours

Available on selected Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Russia, Balkans or Ski Bansko trips over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 73% off getaways + Extra up to 30% off with code

Available for travel on select dates to Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Cairns and much more. Minimum spend may apply. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 30% off with code

Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. Minimum spend may apply. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 40% off pet friendly hotels

Available on stays until October 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 56% off Australia stays

Available on stays until December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off last minute Australia stays

Available stays until October 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Rockhampton and more.

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Europcar Europcar

$20 off Australia rentals

Available on rentals until 31 January 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $200 required. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 63% off domestic activities

Available on select dates and activities like skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, off road v8 race buggies, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Domestic flights from $69 each way

Available on flights from September - October 2020 with Fly Pelican. Destinations include Ballina, Cobar, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Newcastle.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 60% off Australia-wide stays + Extra 8% off with code

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on select dates until 15 December 2020. Rental must be for 2 days or more and booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Free room upgrade on sailings

Available on select cruises from December 2020 - September 2022. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Norfolk Island and more. T&Cs apply.

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts Oaks Hotels & Resorts

Up to 20% off Australia stays + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select stays dates until 30 June 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gladstone, Townsville, Adelaide, Glenelg and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 66% off Australia stays

Available on stays until May 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Gold Coast stays from $49/night

Available on select stay dates from June 2020 onward. Sample accommodation is in Surfers Paradise. T&Cs apply.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Extra 8% off on hotel bookings

Save on hotel stays before 31 December 2020 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.

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DiDi DiDi
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Get $20 credit

Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

New Zealand stays from $30/night

Available on select dates from July onward for Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Christchurch stays. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Melbourne stays from $50/night

Available on select stay dates from June 2020 onward. Sample accommodation is in Melbourne Central Business District. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Refer a friend and get $25 Airbnb credit

Give a friend $50 toward their first stay and get $25 credit for yourself toward a future booking.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Available on rentals until 15 December 2020 in Australia and New Zealand. Pick up on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday required to avail offer. T&Cs apply

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 15% off last minute trips

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 9% off hotel bookings

Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.

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Rentalcars.com Rentalcars.com

Up to 20% off car hire

Compare car hire prices on Rentalcars.com and save up to 20% compared to booking direct.

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Queensland: Up to 34% off Orphius Island escape

Available on stays until 14 September 2021 at Orpheus Island Lodge. Includes meals, drinks, $100 resort credit, a bottle of French Champagne with chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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DiDi DiDi

50% off rides with code

Available for two rides between 4pm - 10pm from 17-19 September 2020 across Australia. Maximum discount of $20. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates for experiences like tours, zoo and wildlife interactions, hot air balloon flights, skydiving and more. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 60% off Australia activities + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates and activities like hot air balloon flights, tandem skydiving, getaways, driving experiences and more. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 10% off winery tours + Extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates until March 2021 when you spend a minimum of $100. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Launceston. Applicable to new Klook members. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 60% off express deals

Available on select dates. Participating hotels include Kimpton Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Intecontinental Hotels & Resorts and more. T&Cs apply

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Avis Avis

Free double upgrade on rentals

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020. Destinations include Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more. Minimum of 2 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

4th day free + free upgrade on Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 to Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. Minimum 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Brisbane car hire from $23

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations from Brisbane include Gold Coast, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Up to 40% off things to do in Australia + Extra USD$10 with code

Available on select dates and activities such as Sydney attractions tickets, SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge climb and more. Minimum spend of $150 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$40 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, New Zaeland and more. Minimum spend of $450 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$25 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$10 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and more. Minimum spend of $150 required. T&Cs apply.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 15% off Australia tours

Available on select 2020 and 2021 dates for trips to Byron Bay, Uluru, Perth, Whitsundays, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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19 Sep 2020 Up to 73% off getaways + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
19 Sep 2020 Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
15 Sep 2020 $20 off Australia rentals FIN****
19 Aug 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
19 Aug 2020 Extra 10% off Australia activities with code RBF****

Popular Flights coupon codes

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17 Sep 2020 Free Super Wi-Fi vouchers on worldwide flights SUP****
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25 Aug 2020 Get 2,500 Qmiles with code WEL****
9 Sep 2020 Domestic flights from $69 each way ********
Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 9% off hotel bookings

Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.

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Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 8% off hotel bookings

Valid on hotel stays worldwide on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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Scoopon Scoopon

Bali: 3-night private pool villa stay from $599

Available for travel until 20 December 2020 including through Christmas. Package includes accommodation at Maharaja Villas Bali, meals, cocktails, massage and more. Valid for two people. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Hotels coupon codes

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19 Sep 2020 Up to 73% off getaways + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
5 Aug 2020 Extra 8% off on hotel bookings CLP****
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6 Mar 2020 Extra 8% off hotel bookings 8OF****
9 Sep 2020 Up to 10% off early booking EAR****

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 73% off getaways + Extra up to 30% off with code

Available for travel on select dates to Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Cairns and much more. Minimum spend may apply. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 30% off with code

Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. Minimum spend may apply. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 40% off pet friendly hotels

Available on stays until October 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 56% off Australia stays

Available on stays until December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off last minute Australia stays

Available stays until October 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Rockhampton and more.

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Europcar Europcar

$20 off Australia rentals

Available on rentals until 31 January 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $200 required. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 63% off domestic activities

Available on select dates and activities like skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, off road v8 race buggies, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Domestic flights from $69 each way

Available on flights from September - October 2020 with Fly Pelican. Destinations include Ballina, Cobar, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Newcastle.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 60% off Australia-wide stays + Extra 8% off with code

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on select dates until 15 December 2020. Rental must be for 2 days or more and booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Free room upgrade on sailings

Available on select cruises from December 2020 - September 2022. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Norfolk Island and more. T&Cs apply.

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts Oaks Hotels & Resorts

Up to 20% off Australia stays + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select stays dates until 30 June 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gladstone, Townsville, Adelaide, Glenelg and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 66% off Australia stays

Available on stays until May 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Gold Coast stays from $49/night

Available on select stay dates from June 2020 onward. Sample accommodation is in Surfers Paradise. T&Cs apply.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Extra 8% off on hotel bookings

Save on hotel stays before 31 December 2020 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.

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DiDi DiDi
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Get $20 credit

Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

New Zealand stays from $30/night

Available on select dates from July onward for Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Christchurch stays. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Melbourne stays from $50/night

Available on select stay dates from June 2020 onward. Sample accommodation is in Melbourne Central Business District. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Refer a friend and get $25 Airbnb credit

Give a friend $50 toward their first stay and get $25 credit for yourself toward a future booking.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Available on rentals until 15 December 2020 in Australia and New Zealand. Pick up on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday required to avail offer. T&Cs apply

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 15% off last minute trips

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 9% off hotel bookings

Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.

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Rentalcars.com Rentalcars.com

Up to 20% off car hire

Compare car hire prices on Rentalcars.com and save up to 20% compared to booking direct.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Queensland: Up to 34% off Orphius Island escape

Available on stays until 14 September 2021 at Orpheus Island Lodge. Includes meals, drinks, $100 resort credit, a bottle of French Champagne with chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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DiDi DiDi

50% off rides with code

Available for two rides between 4pm - 10pm from 17-19 September 2020 across Australia. Maximum discount of $20. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates for experiences like tours, zoo and wildlife interactions, hot air balloon flights, skydiving and more. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 60% off Australia activities + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates and activities like hot air balloon flights, tandem skydiving, getaways, driving experiences and more. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 10% off winery tours + Extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates until March 2021 when you spend a minimum of $100. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Launceston. Applicable to new Klook members. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 60% off express deals

Available on select dates. Participating hotels include Kimpton Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Intecontinental Hotels & Resorts and more. T&Cs apply

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Avis Avis

Free double upgrade on rentals

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020. Destinations include Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more. Minimum of 2 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

4th day free + free upgrade on Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 to Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. Minimum 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Brisbane car hire from $23

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations from Brisbane include Gold Coast, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Up to 40% off things to do in Australia + Extra USD$10 with code

Available on select dates and activities such as Sydney attractions tickets, SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge climb and more. Minimum spend of $150 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$40 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, New Zaeland and more. Minimum spend of $450 required. T&Cs apply.

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Voyagin Voyagin

Extra USD$25 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.

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Extra USD$10 off activities with code

Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and more. Minimum spend of $150 required. T&Cs apply.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 15% off Australia tours

Available on select 2020 and 2021 dates for trips to Byron Bay, Uluru, Perth, Whitsundays, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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19 Sep 2020 Up to 73% off getaways + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
19 Sep 2020 Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
15 Sep 2020 $20 off Australia rentals FIN****
19 Aug 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
19 Aug 2020 Extra 10% off Australia activities with code RBF****

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7 Sep 2020 Free room upgrade on sailings ********
7 Sep 2020 10-night New Year's Eve cruise + Free room upgrade from $1,399 ********
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4 Sep 2020 Up to $700 off River Heritage Club members ********
RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do

Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.

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7% off Bali tours and attractions

Save on snorkelling tours, Waterbom entry, whitewater rafting, Mount Batur hiking tours especially on holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more. Sample discount is for a day tour in Bali. T&Cs apply.

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19 Sep 2020 Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
19 Aug 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
19 Aug 2020 Extra 10% off Australia activities with code RBF****
9 Sep 2020 Up to 20% off experiences for 2 + Extra 10% off with code RBF****
9 Sep 2020 Up to 60% off Australia activities + Extra 10% off with code RBF****
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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 9% off hotel bookings

Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do

Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra 8% off hotel bookings

Valid on hotel stays worldwide on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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Up to 50% off 2020 Christmas and New Year tours

Available on selected Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Russia, Balkans or Ski Bansko trips over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. T&Cs apply.

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Scoopon Scoopon

Bali: 3-night private pool villa stay from $599

Available for travel until 20 December 2020 including through Christmas. Package includes accommodation at Maharaja Villas Bali, meals, cocktails, massage and more. Valid for two people. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

7% off Bali tours and attractions

Save on snorkelling tours, Waterbom entry, whitewater rafting, Mount Batur hiking tours especially on holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more. Sample discount is for a day tour in Bali. T&Cs apply.

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19 Sep 2020 Up to 73% off getaways + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
19 Sep 2020 Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 30% off with code ENI****
15 Sep 2020 $20 off Australia rentals FIN****
19 Aug 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
19 Aug 2020 Extra 10% off Australia activities with code RBF****

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11 tips to get the cheapest Christmas flights and holidays

1. Fly on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and/or New Year’s Day

Flights during the week before Christmas Day tend to be the most expensive for the month as everyone who's searching for a Christmas getaway will want to be at their destination on the 25th. If you’re not that picky, fly ON Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

If you're travelling somewhere that's only an hour or two away, you may still be able to get to your celebrations before lunch.

It may not be the best thing celebration-wise but it could save you hundreds.

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Just be wary of transport to your hotel when you arrive as some cities shut down or limit public transport on Christmas Day (eg, London) or charge a public holiday surcharge.

2. Fly back mid-January

Those people flying out before Christmas Day will most likely be flying back just after New Year’s.

So try to avoid flights in the week following New Year’s Day to cash in on the cheaper fares that follow.

3. Holiday in a country that doesn't celebrate Christmas

Where there will be Christmas celebrations, tourists will flock, so choose places that don't really celebrate such as China, Cambodia, Japan and Morocco and you might find less of a fluctuation in airfares compared to other destinations.

4. Pick destinations that are generally more affordable

Shave costs by choosing destinations that are either closer to home or are more affordable.

While places like Southeast Asia are cheap anytime and will be a bit more expensive during the holidays, prices won't bloat as much as big cities or pricier destinations.

5. Stay in destinations that have price drops over the silly season

We know what you're thinking: nowhere has price drops over Christmas!

Contrary to popular belief there are some destinations where you can score a bargain over Christmas. According to Expedia, last year Belfast in Ireland was almost 30% cheaper to stay in over the peak season (20 December 2018 - 8 January 2019), based on the average daily room rate, compared to the average for the year. This was followed by Toronto and Seattle, which were both 25% cheaper.

For somewhere more local, Expedia found Broome in Western Australia 20% cheaper over Christmas, Wellington and El Nido, Philippines 10% cheaper and Adelaide 5% cheaper.

Bear in mind that weather conditions may be playing a part in these drops with Belfast, Toronto and Seattle experiencing cold winters and Broome a hot summer. However, December in El Nido is the start of the dry season and Adelaide is typically quite pleasant running temperatures in the mid-20s.

6. Keep it local

Don't rule out short flights within your own country for a Christmas break. It's still a break after all and you won’t have to worry about passports, visas and currency exchanges to boot.

We took a look to see how much a return flight over the holiday period using Skyscanner's fly everywhere tool. We chose flights departing Tuesday 24 December and returning 2 January 2020 and here are some sample fares we found:

  • Sydney t0 Melbourne for $170 return (Jetstar)
  • Gold Coast to Newcastle for $209 return (Jetstar)
  • Gold Coast to Sydney for $250 return (Jetstar and Virgin Australia)
  • Townsville to Brisbane return for $270 return (Jetstar)

These prices are accurate as at 18 November 2019.

Check out what other flights are available here.

7. Ditch the flight altogether and take a road trip

If you're keeping it local, why not make it a road trip instead? Big families can benefit from this most as you’ll only have to pay a set price for the car hire instead of purchasing separate seats for each member of the brood on the plane.

According to our car hire tool, hiring a car from Sydney CBD for 24 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 (9-day trip) starts at $878.74, which is less than $88 a day.

You can cheapen this by picking up your vehicle from a less central local. For example car hire from Croydon for the same dates starts at $356.04.

Key in your dates below for a quote.

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8. Once you arrive, don't stay in hotels

We don't have to tell you twice that booking through a short term or vacation rental service like Airbnb or Vrbo can save you heaps.

Christmas is no exception.

Prices are set by the renters and accommodation can vary from anything from a room in an apartment to a whole house. If in doubt, you can compare it against current hotel prices via Hotels Finder below.

9. Camp it

Bring down the holiday splurge a little more by opting to go camp instead of booking accommodation. Family tents can be found for less than $300 and can be reused on your next trip.

Sites are much cheaper than hotels or Airbnb-style accommodation and are sometimes even free if you're willing to forfeit facilities.

For an idea of where to go, check out our top picks of campervan sites in Australia.

10. Opt for a package

Bundled packages which include flights, accommodation and sometimes activities can be a godsend during the peak period. To be fair, prices per package do go up according to the season but with everything sorted for you it's a time-saver – especially for the budget savvy of us who have to research and compare every different option.

Check out the packages sections of sites like Flight Centre or My Queensland to see just how much you can save on your holiday.

11. Fly without extras

If you're not having any luck with the price of your actual flight, consider forgoing extras like checked baggage (or share luggage to cut costs in half), in-flight meals and drinks.

We find these perks on budget airlines significantly increase the price of your flight - sometimes even doubling it. It may not seem like much, but if you're travelling with a family of four, these extras can easily add up to an extra night's hotel stay. Think of it as bonus vacation.

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