Get ahead of the crowd with these early Black Friday travel deals

Posted: 18 November 2020 3:20 pm

There's no need to wait until 27 November for your Black Friday fix.

Looking to save on your next escape? From tours to accommodation, we've got you sorted with what's already dropped for Black Friday 2020.

Not sure what you're in for?

Keep reading to find which of your favourite brands are getting ahead in one of the biggest shopping events of the year.

Ruins of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Andes, Peru

1. G Adventures: $1 deposits and up to 21% off tours

G Adventures is pulling out all the stops for this year's Black Friday sale. Enjoy $1 upfront deposits and up to 21% off over 450 tour options. You also get to make the most of that discount on G Adventure's "my own room" selection.

Save 15% on a 7-day exploration of the Peruvian Andes with the Inca Trail tour, or take 21% off the 15-day Southern Africa Encompassed tour.

  • Why do we love this sale? It doesn't matter if you're putting your travel plans on hold for 2021 because this offer is valid for travel in 2022.
  • Where can I book? Head to G Adventures to lock in your next tour.
  • When do I need to book by? 30 November 2020.

People horseback riding on beach at sunset

2. Groupon: Up to 70% off on travel deals + a bonus 30% off with code

Groupon aims to save you every day of the year, and now you can indulge in up to 70% off deals across the country. It doesn't stop there with a bonus 30% off already discounted deals when you enter the promo code.

Save 30% off Catch-a-Crab tours, 51% off horse riding lessons, 68% off kayak hires, 52% off sailing workshops and 70% off squash and racquet club.

  • Why do we love this sale? Get out and about with discounts on farm stays, water sports and more.
  • Where can I book? Head to Groupon to save big this Black Friday.
  • When do I need to book by? The up to 70% off deal has no set expiry date yet, and the 30% off deal ends midnight 19 November 2020.

Blue drone around Australia

3. Wotif: Up to 30% off selected domestic hotels

New year plans are sorted with Wotif's 2020 Black Friday sale. Make the most of up to 15% off Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, up to 30% off Avani Broadbeach Residences and Up to 30% off Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel. Domestic accommodation just got that much cheaper.

Destinations include Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. The clock is ticking so lock in your holiday before it's too late.

  • Why do we love this sale? The travel period runs between 30 November 2020 and 30 November 2021.
  • Where can I book? Head to Wotif to score this bargain.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 1 December 2020.

Cityscape of Sydney

4. Expedia: Up to 30% off selected domestic hotels

It's time to pack your bags for 2021 and explore Australia's very own backyard. The possibilities are endless with discounted hotels across Expedia's site, in cities such as the Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney, Cairns and Brisbane.

Some deals we think you'll love include up to 15% off the Kangaroo Bay Apartments in Hobart, up to 28% off the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay and up to 30% off Oaks Broome Hotel.

  • Why do we love this sale? Forget Cyber weekend because this sale is more like Cyber week. Enjoy nine days of savings.
  • Where can I book? Head to Expedia to lock in this offer.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 1 December 2020.

Friends in Italy.

5. Contiki: Up to 30% off tours

From wanting to discover your own backyard right here in Australia, to trotting the globe in the likes of Spain, Italy and Greece, there's sure to be a tour perfectly suited to you.

For domestic travel, check out the the 4-day Uluru Explorer tour from $880 per person, the 6-day Great Barrier Reef Highlights with Sailing tour from $1,292 per person or even the 8-day Great Ocean Road Trip from $1,892 per person.

Book with added peace of mind with a $99 no-risk deposit as well as a free date change if you need it. Save now and enjoy the adventure later with travel dates running between 12 March 2021 and 31 October 2022.

  • Why do we love this sale? Get travelling sooner rather than later with domestic trips slashed in price.
  • Where can I book? Head over to Contiki to lock in your next adventure.
  • When do I need to book by? 3 December 2020.

Woman in Portugal.

6. Trafalgar: Up to $700 off its 'Best of' trips

Want to see the world without the fuss of having to organise the whole thing? Trafalgar Tours has you covered.

Save the most when you book the 15-day Best of South Africa tour, from $5,895 per person, 10-day Best of Hawaii Premier, from $5,003 per person, 13-day Best of France tour, from $3,995 per person or the 15-day Best of Italy and Sicily tour, from $4,795 per person.

This sale goes hand in hand with a no risk $99 deposit that is fully refundable and changes can be made to your booking up until 30-days from departure.

  • Why do we love this sale? There are over a dozen worldwide trips that have $700 slashed off the pricetag.
  • Where can I book? Head to Trafalgar Tours to make the most of these savings.
  • When do I need to book by? 8 December 2020.

A double kayak off Catseye Beach

7. Webjet: Up to $200 off bookings and 15% off rentals

Save up to $100 on domestic hotel bookings, $200 off domestic holiday packages, 15% off bargain car rentals and receive an extra 10% off eGift cards this Black Friday.

Webjet is making sure you get the most out of Australian travel with discounted holiday packages to Byron Bay, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Hamilton Island and Melbourne.

  • Why do we love this sale? Save on every aspect of your trip from flights to holiday packages.
  • Where can I book? Head over to Webjet to score these offers.
  • When do I need to book by? 30 November 2020.

Black Friday deals to look out for:

Although they are yet to drop, these are the brands we are keeping a keen eye on:

  • Tourradar: Nab up to 70% off from 26 November 2020.
  • Accor Hotels: Save up to 40% off accommodation on selected chains including Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis hotels, Fairmont, 21c Museum Hotels, Swissotel and sbe destinations. Offer starts from 26 November and applies to loyalty program members.
  • Savings on domestic hotels from 27 November 2020.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. If you want more travel bargains, check out the latest travel deals and flight sales.

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