Get saving faster with these early Boxing Day travel deals for 2020

Posted: 15 December 2020 4:45 pm

Forget waiting until 26 December for these end-of-year offers.

The tinsel is shimmering and the baubles are glistening – which means those Boxing Day travel deals are just around the corner.

From cheap-as-chips domestic airfares to dollars off Australian hotels, these are deals that will be available on 26 December 2020.

Find our top picks below.

Sydney from plane

1. Virgin Australia: $89 domestic fares

Virgin Australia's renowned early bird fares are featuring this Boxing Day and well into the new year.

Take off on the cheapest route from Sydney to Byron Bay from $89 and Launceston to Melbourne from $95 one way.

Other fares include Sydney to Gold Coast from $99, Adelaide to Melbourne from $109, Newcastle to Brisbane from $119 and Sydney to Cairns from $179 one way.

  • Why do we love this sale? These airfares run until 16 September 2021 – that's nearly 10 months of potential travel.
  • Where can I book? Head to Virgin Australia to lock in your airfares.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 9 February 2020.


2. Up to 15% off domestic hotels

Make the most of hotels in Sydney from $38, Melbourne from $69, Brisbane from $121 and Perth from $52.

Some of our favourite discounts include the Hughenden Boutique Hotel in Woollahra down to $183 from $215, Nate's Place Backpackers Melbourne down to $43 from $60 and the Tropical Heritage Cairns down to $87 from $109 a night.

  • Why do we love this sale? Stays are discounted in Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more.
  • Where can I book? Head to to lock in your next stay.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 4 January 2020.

Girl on roadtrip

3. Hertz: Up to 15% off car hire

Looking to hit the road? These Hertz end-of-year deals have you covered (yes, there's more than one).

Enjoy up to 15% off prestige hires, 7-day rentals, minimum 3-day weekend car hires, 10% off 3+ day domestic rentals and get one day free when you book for 5 days with Hertz.

Discounts apply for travel up until 28 February 2021, making it the perfect time for a summer getaway.

  • Why do we love this sale? This sale is perfect for those of you planning long-haul road trips.
  • Where can I book? Head to Hertz to save on your next rental.
  • When do I need to book by? All offers end midnight 31 January 2021.

Harbour Bridge

4. Klook: Up to 10% off selected New South Wales activities

From Sydney locals to those of you heading into New South Wales, Klook is putting money back in your pocket when you travel.

Get your piece of the pie with 7% off NSW getaways (with code), an extra 10% off NSW activities (with code), 10% off car hire in NSW and up to 10% off activities in the Hunter Valley. Not bad if you ask us.

The NSW promotions apply for travel until 28 February 2021 (excludes Hunter Valley sale which applies to selected dates in the new year).

  • Why do we love this sale? Discounted activities include hot air balloon rides, attraction passes and staycation packages.
  • Where can I book? Head to Klook to save on an experience or two.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 31 January 2021: 7% off NSW getaways, extra 10% off NSW activities and 10% off car hire / Midnight 26 January 2021: up to 10% off Hunter Valley activities.


5. Luxury Escapes: Up to 58% off Australian travel

Luxury Escapes is treating us twice this December with up to 58% off a stay at the QT in Melbourne. This package also comes with a $50 dining credit plus flights.

It doesn't stop there with up to 26% off a 2-night QT Perth getaway that includes wine and flights.

You have a full year to make the most with the travel period running until 31 December 2021.

  • Why do we love this sale? Save off your entire holiday package with flights and accommodation included.
  • Where can I book? Head to Luxury Escapes to lock in a domestic adventure.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 4 January 2021.


6. P&O Cruises: $1 deposits and up to $500 onboard credit

The Splash Out sale has landed and if cruising is on your bucket list next year then now's the time to book.

So what's on the P&O Cruises menu? Sail into the sunset with a 3-night Sydney Comedy Cruise from $361.50, 4-nights to the Whitsundays from $461.50, 7-nights aboard to the Barrier Reef from $724 or a 4-night cruise of Moreton Island from $611.50 per person.

Sale applies to any cruise departing from 12 March 2021. That's a whole lot of choice.

  • Why do we love this sale? Enjoy a wide range of options with domestic and South Pacific cruises included in the offer.
  • Where can I book? Head to P&O Cruises to lock in your next cruise.
  • When do I need to book by? 2 March 2021.


7. ClassBento: Up to $20 off selected classes

Learn a new skill and save while you're at it. From now until July 2021, you can save $20 off selected classes across the site. It doesn't stop there with an extra 5% off when you use the promo code.

First time with ClassBento? No worries. Score $10 off gift cards on your first purchase.

  • Why do we love this sale? This sale makes for the perfect gift as you have a range of different lessons to choose from.
  • Where can I book? Head to ClassBento to lock in a class.
  • When do I need to book by? Midnight 31 July 2021.

Other offers you can make the most of right now:

  • Jetstar: $29 domestic airfares
  • Qatar Airways: Up to 12% off international airfares
  • Marriott: Up to 50% off room upgrades plus free breakfast on stays
  • Etihad: Up to 10% off flights and extra checked baggage
  • Uniworld: Up to 10% off 2021 cruises and more

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

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