How to holiday in Hawaii for $456.50 (including flights)

Information verified correct on October 25th, 2016

Have you seen these cheap Hawaii flights Jetstar has launched?

Even if you don’t read the rest of this article, just stop right here and click on the deal below. Immediate jetsetter-status, here we come.

These $339 return flights to Hawaii are from Sydney, but flights are available from across Australia for slightly more.

$339 return$359 return

Be quick: this flight sale ends at 11:59pm on 25 May.

If you’ve haven’t visited the Aloha state before, you might be unaware that Hawaii is certainly not known for its affordability. Hotels are generally far more expensive than other beach break favourites like Fiji or Bali, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination. In addition to year-round surf, heart-pumping hiking trails and seriously satisfying sunsets; Hawaii has that unique blend of Americana mixed with traditional Pacific island culture.

These flights are the cheapest we’ve seen in a long time, so we’d suggest making the most of them. Hate planning these things? Sure you’ll end up over-paying for everything else? Let us help; we’ve tailored made the perfect Hawaii trip for those on a budget.


Flights- $339 per person

Hotel - $117.50 per person*

Transport: TheBus - $2.50 one way fare (return trip everyday = $25)


Step 1:

The Flights:

  • Fly from Sydney with Jetstar for $339, or from other cities in Australia for the prices listed above.
  • These are budget flights with a difference; they’re actually on a DreamLiner plane. This means just as much comfort and space as many 4-star airlines.
  • Baggage: Think hard about whether you want to add this one. You do only get 7kg hand baggage each included, but it’s Hawaii after all. You need: as many bikinis as you own, a pretty, floaty evening dress and a pair of sandals. Voila! Holiday packing sorted.
  • If you really do need more baggage, try sharing a suitcase - it can be about $100 extra to add one on.
  • Food: You can pre-order airline meals but to save money just bring your own. Pack a sandwich, salad and your favourite snacks and you’re set.
  • Entertainment: Same goes. It’s $10 per flight ($9 in advance) to order the Jetstar entertainment, but if you have a pre-loaded iPad, just bring that along. Make sure the battery is FULLY charged though.

Step 2:

Wyndham Vacation Royal Garden: 5-Night Stay

You’re doing this trip on a budget, so if you’re expecting the Four Seasons - this isn’t the holiday for you. The Wyndham Vacation Royal Garden is a well reviewed hotel, with a 4/5 rating on TripAdvisor sitting at #6/47 Speciality Lodgings in Waikiki. The condominium-style accommodation is near Waikiki beach and features an outdoor garden-style pool, sauna and firness centre. The Kalakaua Shopping District and Ala Wai Golf Course are both nearby.


  • City and mountain views
  • Garden-style pool and sundeck
  • Short stroll to the beach

Book the Wyndham Vacation Royal Garden

Total for flight and accommodation (per person):


Step 3

Getting around:

Make TheBus you best friend for getting around. It travels around the island, so you can visit pretty much anywhere.

Step 4:

Things to do in Oahu that won’t cost a fortune:

  • Skip the pricey resort Luau and head down to the free torch-lighting Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki, it includes a hula show
  • Visit The North Shore (this is $2.50 each way on TheBus for postcard-perfect beaches, seafood shacks and surfing spots aplenty even if you’re just going to watch)
  • Turtle watch at Laniakea Beach
  • Visit Pearl Harbour
  • Boogie board, surf or just jump around in the waves
  • Watch the sun set into the ocean on Waikiki beach
  • Go snorkelling off the beach (you should be able to pick up a cheap snorkel for about $100
  • Hike the Diamond Head crater for stop-and-stare views
  • The Royal Hawaiian Center hosts a stack of events, see what they have one when you’re there.

*Hotel and flight prices accurate for 23-28 October stay as of 24 May 2016. Subject to change.
*Feature Image: Jetstar 
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