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School holiday travel deals

Ideas and deals on the greatest summer holiday escapes.

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The school holidays may be a nice break, but they can often get hectic. Crowds fill cities and towns with shoppers and sightseers, and if you’ve got kids, coming up with weeks’ worth of boredom busters is no easy feat.

So why not boycott the stress this season? Leave it all behind and head out on holiday.

School holiday travel deals

RedBalloon RedBalloon

$10 off your next order

Join the RedBalloon newsletter for $10 off your next order on select locations. 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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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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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 10% off young traveller discount

Get up to 10% off when you are travelling with children between the age of 5 and 17. T&Cs apply.

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Gift It Now Gift It Now

Up to 20% off experiences

Valid on select experiences and activities like skydiving, scenic helicopter flight, kayaking, whale watching and more. Destinations include Sydney, Byron, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth. T&Cs apply.

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Holiday Cars Holiday Cars

10% off car hire

Get 10% off on your first car hire on select locations. 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

$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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Popular School Holiday Travel Deals coupon codes

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21 Sep 2020 $10 off your next order ********
1 Jun 2020 Up to 15% off last minute trips ********
12 Aug 2020 $1/day one-way car hire in Australia ********
21 Sep 2020 Up to 10% off young traveller discount ********
7 Jul 2020 Up to 20% off experiences ********

Best places to travel with kids during school holidays

  • Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is a goldmine as far as things to do as a family are concerned. There’s a list of amusement parks, such as Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild, that your family can enjoy. For grown-ups, there’s the nightlife of Surfers Paradise and an almost endless stretch of seaside to sunbathe on.
  • Sunshine Coast. Both kids and big kids are catered to on the Sunshine Coast. Beach time, rainforest hikes, 4x4 adventures through national parks and harbour cruises can all be factored into a holiday here whether you're single, a couple or a family.
  • Byron Bay. Laid back beach holidays are the name of the game in Byron, plus there's plenty of national parks to explore in the Hinterland.
  • Busselton. The calm waters of Geographe Bay make this town south of Perth ideal for a family beach break.

Looking for more family holiday inspiration? Check out our top picks for where to go in each state:

Tips for travelling during school holidays

There’s no getting round the fact that summer holidays push up the price of holidays, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your getaway won’t break the bank.

  • Keep an eye out for flash sales. Big brands often run short sales. If you’re open minded about where you want to go, you might bag a deal.
  • Be savvy. Compare holiday prices on a price comparison site like finder.
  • Consider a big brand. Many of the big brand holiday companies run deals like free places for children. Sign up to newsletters to keep in the loop.
  • Consider all-inclusive. Going all-inclusive can take a bit of the strain off the budget if you’re travelling with a brood, so look for a holiday that includes meals, like a cruise or a resort.


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