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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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Insight Vacations

9-day Alpine Christmas markets tour from $2,541

Available for travel from October 2020 - April 2021. Package includes accommodation, meals, tours and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 50% off tours

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021 when you book My Own Room on tours. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, France, Thailand, Morocco, Costa Rica and more.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 50% off weekend stays

Available on select stay dates from 1-31 July 2020. Destinations include Gold Coast, Newcastle, Cairns, Noosa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 50% off family Sea World stay with unlimited theme park entry

Available on stays from 15 July 2020 - 24 December 2021. Package includes accommodation, unlimited theme park entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild and Paradise Country for the duration of your stay, and more. Valid for four people. 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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Contiki Contiki

Up to 30% off worldwide trips

Available on select 2021 and 2022 travel dates to Thailand, Greece, Mexico, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 32% off hotels across Australia

Available for stays from June - October 2020 to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Cairns and more. 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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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $90 off things to do in Sydney

Available on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, indoor skydiving, cruises, dining, classes, spa treatments, virtual reality experiences and much more.

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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

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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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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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, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. 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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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences 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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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 50% off Australia and New Zealand stays

Valid for stays on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Topdeck Topdeck

Up to 30% off last-minute tours

Valid for travel on select dates from September 2020 onward. Destinations include Europe, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Up to 12% off worldwide flights

Available on select flights until 31 January 2021 when you book and pay using Paypal. Destinations include France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, United Kingdom and more.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 25% off last-minute tours worldwide

Available for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Book a range of last-minute Contiki tours, from week-long jaunts to month-long journeys, to destinations including Italy, France, Germany, Iceland, Greece, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Canada and more.

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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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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and experiences like driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.

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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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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 54% off helicopter ride experience

Valid on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 39% off sightseeing cruises

Available on select 2020 dates. Activities include whale watching, dolphin watching, lunch cruise, sunset cruise in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $99 each way with Virgin Australia

Available on select flights from August 2020 - May 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Brisbane car hire from $18

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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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia-wide flights from $124 return

Available on select flights from July - December 2020 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Newcastle with Jetstar.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

New Zealand flights from $233 return

Available on select flights from August 2020 - February 2021. Destinations include Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 55% off Asia tours

Available on select dates until November 2021. Destinations include Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Bali, Bangkok and more.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to $30 off Australia tandem skydive

Available on all dates when you use the code. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Australia-wide flights from $98 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020 to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston with Jetstar.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 40% off last-minute things to do across Australia

Available on select dates until December 2020 for activities including kayaking, rally driving, sports rafting, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 51% off things to do in Sydney

Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, jet boat rides, skydiving, kayaking, whale watching cruises and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 15% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Available on select dates until 31 July 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Auckland, Queenstown and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 15% off Central America tours

Available on select dates until 31 July 2021. Destinations include Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Belize and more. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

7th day free car hire

Available on rentals from 1 April - 31 August 2020 at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and more. Minimum rental period of 7 consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to $25 off gift vouchers

Available on $250 vouchers. Gift voucher credit valid for 3 years after purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 57% off Great Ocean Road attractions and hotels

Save on day tours, hotel stays, skydives and more along the Great Ocean Road.

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Popular Travel coupon codes

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27 May 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
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27 Apr 2020 Up to 12% off worldwide flights PAY****
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2 Jul 2020 Up to $30 off Australia tandem skydive RES****

Popular Flights coupon codes

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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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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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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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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 50% off tours

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021 when you book My Own Room on tours. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, France, Thailand, Morocco, Costa Rica and more.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 50% off weekend stays

Available on select stay dates from 1-31 July 2020. Destinations include Gold Coast, Newcastle, Cairns, Noosa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 50% off family Sea World stay with unlimited theme park entry

Available on stays from 15 July 2020 - 24 December 2021. Package includes accommodation, unlimited theme park entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild and Paradise Country for the duration of your stay, and more. Valid for four people. 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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Contiki Contiki

Up to 30% off worldwide trips

Available on select 2021 and 2022 travel dates to Thailand, Greece, Mexico, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 32% off hotels across Australia

Available for stays from June - October 2020 to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Cairns and more. 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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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $90 off things to do in Sydney

Available on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, indoor skydiving, cruises, dining, classes, spa treatments, virtual reality experiences and much more.

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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

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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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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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, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. 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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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences 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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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 50% off Australia and New Zealand stays

Valid for stays on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Topdeck Topdeck

Up to 30% off last-minute tours

Valid for travel on select dates from September 2020 onward. Destinations include Europe, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Up to 12% off worldwide flights

Available on select flights until 31 January 2021 when you book and pay using Paypal. Destinations include France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, United Kingdom and more.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 25% off last-minute tours worldwide

Available for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Book a range of last-minute Contiki tours, from week-long jaunts to month-long journeys, to destinations including Italy, France, Germany, Iceland, Greece, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Canada and more.

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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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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and experiences like driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.

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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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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 54% off helicopter ride experience

Valid on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 39% off sightseeing cruises

Available on select 2020 dates. Activities include whale watching, dolphin watching, lunch cruise, sunset cruise in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Domestic flights from $99 each way with Virgin Australia

Available on select flights from August 2020 - May 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Brisbane car hire from $18

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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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia-wide flights from $124 return

Available on select flights from July - December 2020 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Newcastle with Jetstar.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

New Zealand flights from $233 return

Available on select flights from August 2020 - February 2021. Destinations include Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 55% off Asia tours

Available on select dates until November 2021. Destinations include Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Bali, Bangkok and more.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to $30 off Australia tandem skydive

Available on all dates when you use the code. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Australia-wide flights from $98 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020 to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston with Jetstar.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 40% off last-minute things to do across Australia

Available on select dates until December 2020 for activities including kayaking, rally driving, sports rafting, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 51% off things to do in Sydney

Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, jet boat rides, skydiving, kayaking, whale watching cruises and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 15% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Available on select dates until 31 July 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Auckland, Queenstown and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 15% off Central America tours

Available on select dates until 31 July 2021. Destinations include Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Belize and more. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

7th day free car hire

Available on rentals from 1 April - 31 August 2020 at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and more. Minimum rental period of 7 consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to $25 off gift vouchers

Available on $250 vouchers. Gift voucher credit valid for 3 years after purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 57% off Great Ocean Road attractions and hotels

Save on day tours, hotel stays, skydives and more along the Great Ocean Road.

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Popular Travel coupon codes

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27 May 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
22 May 2020 Extra 9% off hotel bookings AUT****
27 Apr 2020 Up to 12% off worldwide flights PAY****
14 Apr 2020 Extra 8% off on hotel bookings CLP****
2 Jul 2020 Up to $30 off Australia tandem skydive RES****

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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, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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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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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, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. 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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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 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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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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9-day Alpine Christmas markets tour from $2,541

Available for travel from October 2020 - April 2021. Package includes accommodation, meals, tours and more. T&Cs apply.

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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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27 May 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
22 May 2020 Extra 9% off hotel bookings AUT****
27 Apr 2020 Up to 12% off worldwide flights PAY****
14 Apr 2020 Extra 8% off on hotel bookings CLP****
2 Jul 2020 Up to $30 off Australia tandem skydive RES****

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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:

  • Adelaide to Melbourne for $164 return (Tigerair)
  • 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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