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Best May travel deals | Save up to 50% on your next trip

Get the best May prices on flights, hotels, tours and more with these deals.

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As the weather starts to cool, we can't help but start to dream of escaping to the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. If you're anything like us, you'll want to check out these warm escapes.

Not the sunny, beach holiday type? Not to worry. There are plenty of other destinations on sale in May, like early bird flights, cheap tours to Tassie and other deals that can save you up to 50% on a holiday in May.

May travel deals

Search for a preferred airline, hotel chain, destination or type of deal you're looking for.

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50% savings on amenities with Canada cruises + free drinks for oceanview cabins

Verified Today Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available for cruises from April to September 2023 with Holland America Line. Destinations include Vancouver and more. Includes hotel accommodation, international flights and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Kuala Lumpur flights from $309 return

Verified Today Expires 17 Jul 2022
Available for flights from 18 July 2022 - 26 March 2023. Sample fare departs from Sydney.
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Winter activities from $17

Verified Today Expires 15 Jul 2022
Available for travel on select dates. Sample price is a museum entry in Perth. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Tasmania, Darling Harbour, Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 47% off Brisbane helicopter flight for 2 or 3 persons

Verified 5 days ago Expires 13 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until December 2023 for a 15 to 20-minute flight.
Deal

SkyPoint Observation Deck tickets in Gold Coast from $29

Verified 5 days ago Expires 15 Jul 2022
Vouchers valid for up to 12 months from date of purchase.
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Gold Coast: SkyPoint Observation Deck tickets from $29

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Vouchers valid up to 1 year from date of purchase.
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Up to 15% off New Zealand adventures

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on tours in 2022–2023. Destinations include Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown, Auckland and more.
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Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail experience from $149

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until June 2023. Includes return transfers from Cairns and more.
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Up to 10% off Dreamworld tickets in Gold Coast

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available for new Klook users. Vouchers valid up to 12 months from date of purchase. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off Dreamworld tickets in Gold Coast

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available for new Klook users. Vouchers valid up to 12 months from date of purchase. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Get 6% off Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb

Expires 12 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 30 June 2022 – 26 June 2023.
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Up to 10% off Australia Zoo entry with transfers from Brisbane

Expires 15 Jul 2022
Available until 15 December 2023 when you purchase 2 or more vouchers using the code. T&Cs apply.
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$61: Australia Zoo tickets + Wildlife Hospital Sneak Peek

Expires 15 Jul 2022
Vouchers are valid up to 12 months from date of purchase.
Deal

$110: Croc Express to Australia Zoo from Brisbane

Expires 15 Jul 2022
Available until June 2022 and includes 6-hour zoo experience and transfers from Brisbane.
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$129: Australia Zoo entry with transfers

Expires 15 Jul 2022
Available until June 2023 and includes return transfers from Sunshine Coast or Noosa accommodation.
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$4,999: 15-day Croatia and Slovenia tour with cruise and flights

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Available from 9 May – 26 September 2023. Package includes 7-day 7 night Adriatic Islands cruise, return airfare, accommodation, onboard meals and more.
Deal

Up to 23% off 17-day Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise + flights

Expires 11 Jul 2022
Available on 11 May 2023 and 30 July 2023. Includes return airfare, accommodation, onboard meals and more.
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Up to 19% off 19 days Europe trip with cruise and flights

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 21 April – 4 August 2023. Package includes return flights, 7-night Mediterranean and Greek Islands cruise with MSC Cruises, accommodation, meals and more.
Deal

Mt Field, Mt Wellington, Bonorong and Richmond day tour from $115

Expires 13 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 30 April 2023 for a 6-hour tour. Round trip transfers are offered. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Historical Richmond Village tours from $83

Expires 26 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 31 March 2023. Includes one-way transfers from Hobart area to meet up location and admissions to attractions. Departs from Hobart.
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Tennis experience in Hobart from $105

Expires 20 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 25 June 2023. 2-hour experience includes hotel pickup.
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Mt Wellington, Bonorong and Richmond day tour from $150

Expires 13 Jul 2022
Available on select dates 25 June 2023 for a 6-hour tour. Departs from Hobart. T&Cs apply.
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Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary feeding tour from $169

Expires 20 Jul 2022
Available until 18 December 2023 for a 2.5-hour daytime feeding tour.
Deal

Bruny Island wilderness cruise from $145

Expires 20 Jul 2022
Available everyday except Christmas until 8 September 2023. Wilderness cruise includes trained guides. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Richmond Village shuttle tours from $35

Expires 26 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 25 June 2023. Tour destinations includes Richmond Bridge, Old Hobart Town Model Village and more. Departs from Hobart.
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Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do

Available on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination when you subscribe to Klook's newsletter. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Dubai, Australia, London, USA and more.
Deal

Up to 22% off 8-day Vanuatu escape with flights

Expires 8 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 25 July 2022 – 10 June 2023. Package includes return airfare, airport transfers, stay at Moorings Hotel, breakfast and more.
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USA and Canada adventure + cruise with flights from $4,999

Expires 8 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from April – September 2023. Includes return flights departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth, accommodation, 7-night cruise with Royal Caribbean and more.
Deal

Sydney hop-on, hop-off bus tour from $59

Expires 5 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until June 2023.
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Up to 25% off Las Vegas stays with code

Expires 1 Aug 2022
Available on stays until May 2023. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 12% off Sydney combo attraction pass

Expires 5 Jul 2022
Vouchers valid for 12 months unlimited entry to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Mogo Wildlife Park. Plus get 20% off animal encounters and purchases within both parks and free parking.
Deal

$10 off Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park tickets

Expires 5 Jul 2022
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
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Taronga Zoo Sydney tickets from $49

Expires 5 Jul 2022
Available on tickets until June 2023 for general admissions.
Deal

Sunshine Coast: Australia Zoo entry pass with transfer $159

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available until 31 December 2023 and includes return transfers from Noosa.
Deal

Up to 67% off resort getaways

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available for travel until April 2023 on select properties. Destinations include Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Greece, Hawaii and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

7-night Phuket getaway with flights from $999

Expires 11 Jul 2022
Available on select travel dates in 2022 – 2023. Includes return airfare departing from Sydney or Melbourne, stay at Centara Karon Phuket, breakfast and more.
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Up to 25% off hotel stays

Expires 1 Aug 2022
Available on stays until 31 May 2023 in Las Vegas when you use the code. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Upgrade your IHG Rewards status faster with this offer

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Members automatically upgraded to Platinum Elite status or Diamond status within 120-days upon registration. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to GBP£625 off per couple on Canada mountain trips

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on tours on select travel dates in 2023. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Rome Italy boutique and chic shop private tours from $125

Expires 14 Jul 2022
Available for travel until 13 June 2023. 5-hour tour includes hotel meet-up upon request for central location.
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Venice Italy self-guided audio tour from $36

Expires 14 Jul 2022
Available for travel until 13 June 2023. 100-minute tour includes Dorsoduro, San Marco Square and Rialto Bridge sightsee.
Deal

Harry Potter private walking tour in London from $134

Expires 14 Jul 2022
Available for travel until 12 June 2023. 3-hour tour includes hotel meet-up upon request.
Deal

Up to 33% off Iceland tours

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select travel dates until 2023.
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Up to 35% off North America tours

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 2022 – 2023. Destinations include Mexico, Arctic, Canada, Cuba, USA, Costa Rica and more.
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Up to 38% off South America trips

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 2022 – 2023 to destinations including Peru, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina and more.
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Up to 30% off Australia tours

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 2022 – 2023. Destinations include Whitsunday, Uluru, Blue Mountains, Eyre Peninsula, Cairns and more.
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Up to 53% off Africa adventures

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on tours in 2022 – 2023 to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya and more.
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Up to 49% off Europe adventures

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on tours in 2022 – 2023 to Bansko, Greece, Belgrade, Portugal, Turkey, Amsterdam and more.
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Hawaii Mauna Lani getaway from $6999 for 5 nights

Expires 8 Jul 2022
Available for travel until 18 December 2023 in USA. Stay in Mountain View King Room good for two guests valued up to $14,030. T&Cs apply.
Deal

3-night stay in Gold Coast RACV Resort from $549

Expires 5 Jul 2022
Available for travel until 28 February 2023. Stay in a Superior King Room good for two guests for 3 nights. T&Cs apply.

Is May a cheap time to travel?

Absolutely. May sits snug between the April and June school holidays which tend to be expensive times to travel.

Travelling off-peak means fewer crowds and quieter beaches which are a great destination in May because the temperatures won't have fallen to winter levels yet.

Cheapest places to fly in May?

In May you'll be able to snag cheap flights under $40 for Melbourne, Adelaide and Launceston.

If you're planning to visit the Harbour city's famous beaches with less crowds tickets to Sydney aren't bad starting from $30 one way.

Head to Skyscanner to compare prices for yourself.

Cheapest places to travel in May?

As the country cools heading into winter holidays at the beach become more affordable.

Those chasing the sun should consider Queensland destinations like Cairns that are desperate for tourists in the off-season

If you're ready to face cooler weather you can consider a trip to Hobart after the busy summer period. When the temperature drops so do the prices.

Always do your research and look out for last-minute accommodation and flight sales.

Where are some of the best places to go in May?

  • Cairns: Avoid the busy and humid Christmas period and experience warm weather and beaches perfect for families. Perfect for lazing around at the beach.
  • Bali: May is one of the driest months and without any school or public holidays, it’s less likely that there will be big crowds travelling over from Australia.
  • Cruising the Mediterranean: Springtime in the Mediterranean sees beautiful weather in the low- to mid-20s and the summer crowds are still months away. Some of the best prices we see on sailings here are during May.
  • Hawaii: A popular place for people from just about anywhere, we recommend going between the peak times that people are travelling from Australia, Asia and North America – that’s April/May and September/October. It’s also whale-watching season.

Read more about our top places to go during May.

Any notable May travel sales?

  • Jetstar’s Birthday Sale: Each year, Jetstar throws itself a little party and offers super cheap flights around the time of its anniversary each May.
  • Mother’s Day Sale: While there are not as many deals as events like Boxing Day, we’ve seen companies like RedBalloon and Club Med throw some mum-friendly deals into the mix. Sounds to us like the perfect excuse to go on holiday!

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