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Today’s best travel deals in Australia

The hottest flash travel sales that are happening right now. Our tip: Grab them quick before they sell out.

Right, first things first: bookmark this page now because it’s destined to become your hub for the best travel deals and flash sales happening at this very moment. We’re talking 50%, 60%, 70% (perhaps even more) off. The catch? They’re for a limited time only.

On the flipside, there are flash sales happening ALL THE TIME.

So even if you miss out on one, it’s just a matter of waiting until the next round of sales comes, well, around.

But honestly, why would you want to wait when you can jet set away on a bargain buy?

And these are pretty sweet bargains, if we do say so ourselves.

We’ll see YOU on the airplane.


Four Flash Travel Sales To Flash Your Credit Card At… Fast!

Our pick of the crop that you need to get in on.

8-day China tour + Qantas flights from $899

8-day China tour + Qantas flights from $899 from Webjet Exclusives

Destinations include Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and more.

  • Travel dates: Until 19 November 2018
  • Sample fares: Flight packages available from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane from $899.
  • Sale ends: 31 May 2018
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    Thredbo 2-night stay + 2-day lift pass from $249

    Thredbo 2-night stay + 2-day lift pass from $249 from Flight Centre - Cruises

    Stay at the Snowy Valley Resort in Jindabyne for two nights, including breakfast, in a 4-7 person share room. Also included is a two-day lift pass for Thredbo so you can hit the slopes while you're there.

  • Travel dates: 10-29 June and 2-28 September 2018
  • Need to know: Price is for mid-week stays only, weekends incur a surcharge
  • Sale ends: When sold out
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    Up 30% off Europe and USA tours

    Up 30% off Europe and USA tours from Topdeck

    Score up to 30% off Topdeck tours around Europe and the US in the Topdeck birthday sale.

  • Travel dates: Until 27 October 2018
  • Sample fares: 13-day Stars and Stripes tour of the US from $4,120 per person, 28-day European Paradiso tour from $2,897 per person.
  • Sale ends: 16 May
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    Who does regular flash sales?

    Almost everyone. What you have to look out for is that one niggling detail of when. We'll keep you posted, but in the meantime you can check them out (and join their mailing lists to be updated when and where they happen).

    Virgin Australia Happy Hour: It is a thing. And it happens every Thursday from 4pm-11pm AEST. Mark it on your calendar (recurring, naturally) and make sure you've got the credit card and your leave request handy.

    Virgin Australia Mate's Rates: Mate's Rates was launched in November 2016 offering discounts for groups of 2-9 people travelling together. It's since ditched the multi-ticket purchase requirement and is now about cheap flights to domestic locations. The sale runs monthly though the date is variable.

    Tiger Tuesday: Do your research over the weekend and then hit up Tigerair on Tuesdays to see what bargains they may have in-store. In the past the airline has offered fares as low as $9 one-way so you never know what may be waiting for you. Fares are launched on Tuesdays and end midday on the Wednesday.

    Flight Centre's Flight Club: Hot deals are released every Friday between 10am to 1pm. Unlike the other guys on this list, it's not just all about cheap flights. Also available may be cheap package deals, hotels, tours and cruises.

    Jetstar Fare Frenzy: This one's another Friday frenzy blitz of deals on domestic and international flights. Keep your eyed peeled and your finger on the pulse as they go super quick! The sale runs from midday until 8pm every Friday.

    Wotif Flyday: Friday is Flyday at Wotif central. Now, it's not EVERY Friday, but it's pretty damn constant and tends to focus on one destination that they slash the prices down on all day long. Keep and eye out and a sense of adventure ready.

    LivingSocial: Every now and again this deals website throws in a coupon code for up to 15% off departments. And yes, sometimes they do it for their travel deals. Keep on top of the coupons by bookmarking our dedicated LivingSocial coupon code page. You know you want to.

    Scoot Take of Tuesday: Singapore's budget carrier scoots passengers across the skies for less on Tuesdays. The sale runs from 7am-3pm AEDT.


    Today's Best Travel Deals May 2018

    Up to 33% off Royal Caribbean cruises

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    Valid on select dates until 18 April 2019. Sample itineraries include trans-Pacific to Honolulu, Tasmania, and Singapore-to-Sydney along Australia's southern coast.

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    Get one day free on weekend rentals

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    Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of three consecutive days including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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    Up to 50% off 5-star beach resorts

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    Valid on select hotel packages in Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Hawaii and Queensland.

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    Free extras worth $3,000 on Shangri-La Fiji holidays

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    Valid select dates 1 May 2018 - 15 February 2019, depending on departure city. Includes ocean deluxe room at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa, return flights with baggage, airport transfers, FJ$1,000 wine and dine, FJ$1,000 spa credit.

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    Free extras with P&O + Up to $300 onboard credit

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    Valid on select Tasmania, Queensland, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Vanuatu cruises. Get up to $100 GoCatch credit, New Zealand Natural ice cream and onboard credit.

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    Free Europe flights with 2019 river cruise bookings

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    Valid on select March 2019 - July 2019 Uniworld luxury river cruises. Book an eligible cruise and get free flights to Europe. Cruise destinations include France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Austria and more.

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    Up to 25% off prepaid rentals

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    Valid for use on select dates and rentals. Just select Pay Now when booking. T&Cs apply.

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    Up to 30% off stays + free breakfast

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    Valid for stays until 31 March 2019. Booking must be made 21 days prior arrival. T&Cs apply.

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    Australia + South Pacific from $69 each way

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    Valid for travel on select dates from July - September 2018. Destinations include the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hamilton Island, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali and more. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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    Up to £300 off river cruises + free drinks

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    Valid on select cruises until September 2018, during European summer. Destinations include Switzerland, Germany, Austria and France.

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    10% off select Etihad flights

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    Valid for travel until 30 June 2018. Bookings made with American Express cards only. Can travel until 30 June 2018. T&C's apply.

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    20% off best flexible rate

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    Available for select hotels only. T&Cs apply.

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    Up to 40% off hotels worldwide: Getaway sale

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    Valid for travel on select dates from May - June 2018. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, New York, Paris, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.

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    Up to $700 Europe flight credit with tours Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Mykonos, Greece, Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes, Croatia, Russia and Scandinavia, Morocco, Amsterdam and more. Flight credit amount varies based on length of package booked. T&C's apply.

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    Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours
    Up to 15% off worldwide tours Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Copenhagen, Oslo, Geiranger Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Normandy, Loire Valley, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Taormina, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Ludlow, Stonehenge and more. T&C's apply.

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    Up to 20% off car hire

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    Valid on hire cars in Australia and New Zealand for pick up before 16 December 2018. Must book 21 days in advance.

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    $100 off tours and holiday packages Get extra $100 off on your first purchase, just enter the code when you check out. Valid on select dates and destinations. T&C's apply.

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    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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    Up to 20% off sailing adventures

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    Valid on select tours from 9 June - August 2018. Destinations include Croatia, Bali, Norway, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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    Up to 67% off: daily experience deals Valid on select experiences across Australia including skydiving, driving, go karting, sailing, hot air ballooning, diving, and more.

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    Up to 15% off parking Australia airports

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    Valid for use on select dates until 30 October 2018. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Ballina, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. T&C's apply.

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    Extra 8% off hotel bookings Valid on hotel stays worldwide on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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    $1/day one-way car hire Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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    Campervan hire from $5/day Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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    Stephanie Yip

    Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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