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Snag 30% off Northern Territory flights in this Virgin Australia sale

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Fly to Alice Springs or Darwin from $135 this spring or summer.

TL;DR: What's the deal with this flight sale?

Cheapest flight available:
Adelaide-Darwin: $135 one-way

Travel dates
12 October 2022 – 31 May 2023

Flexible fares?

Baggage included?

Book now through Virgin Australia

Clear blue skies and rusty red rocks await you in the Northern Territory. With Virgin Australia's latest sale, you won't have to shell out too much to get there.

Flights have been slashed by up to 30%, giving you extra bucks to spend on other trips like a Field of Light tour or a sightseeing cruise in Darwin.

The cheapest fare is between Adelaide and Darwin for $135 each way.

Other discounted seats are as follows:

  • Adelaide to Alice Springs (Choice fare) from $149 each way
  • Brisbane to Darwin from $149 each way
  • Sydney to Darwin from $149 each way
  • Melbourne to Darwin from $159 each way

The travel dates on offer range from 12 October 2022 to 31 May 2023. Blackout dates apply, particularly over the school holidays.

How good are these Virgin Australia sale fares?

30% off isn't something to sneeze at, though there are a few things to be mindful about with this sale.

First, the cheapest seats are Lite fares. That's equivalent to a budget airline in the sense that it's a seat-only fare. You'll get 7kg of carry-on luggage. If that's not enough, you'll have to pay $30 extra each way for checked bags.

The cheapest seats are also for January-March trips. In Darwin, that's cyclone season and in Alice Springs it's summer, which can reach scorching temperatures.

If you're okay to pay $20+ extra each way, travelling in October-December offers cooler and drier weather.

In terms of price, it's difficult to do better. A quick check on Skyscanner for an Adelaide to Darwin flight on 11 January brings up these $135 Virgin Australia fares.

They're only beaten by Jetstar, which is charging $3 less for the journey.

This Virgin sale ends 11pm AEST on 7 August 2022, unless sold out.

These Virgin Australia fares at a glance

  • OK flexibility: Virgin, like most other airlines, has scrapped flexible fares. However, if you are affected by COVID-19 in the lead-up to your trip, it may let you change your flight for free.
  • Great airline: calls out Virgin Australia as one of the best airlines in the world. It offers Lite seat-only fares as well as full-service fares to meet different budgets.
  • Great frequent flyer points: Velocity members can earn 5 points for every $1 spent in this sale.
  • Great travel time: Get there faster with nonstop flights.
  • Poor weather: Those starter fares are for non-peak travel dates where the weather is either too hot (Alice Springs) or too wet (Darwin). Choose to pay a little more and to travel in October and November before the weather turns awry.

See the full list of fares available in this Virgin Australia NT sale:

FromToTravel period fromTravel period toFare typeFare (One-way)Book
AdelaideDarwin11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Lite$135Book flights
DarwinAdelaide14-Jan-202330-Mar-2023Lite$135Book flights
AdelaideAlice Springs13-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$149Book flights
Alice SpringsAdelaide13-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$149Book flights
BrisbaneDarwin19-Jan-202319-Mar-2023Lite$149Book flights
DarwinBrisbane19-Jan-202319-Mar-2023Lite$149Book flights
DarwinSydney16-Jan-202329-Jan-2023Lite$149Book flights
SydneyDarwin16-Jan-202329-Jan-2023Lite$149Book flights
AdelaideDarwin17-Oct-202214-Dec-2022Lite$155Book flights
DarwinAdelaide1-Nov-202210-Dec-2022Lite$155Book flights
DarwinMelbourne10-Jan-202326-Jan-2023Lite$159Book flights
MelbourneDarwin10-Jan-202326-Jan-2023Lite$159Book flights
AdelaideDarwin11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$165Book flights
DarwinAdelaide14-Jan-202330-Mar-2023Choice$165Book flights
AdelaideAlice Springs14-Oct-202214-Dec-2022Choice$169Book flights
AdelaideAlice Springs3-May-202331-May-2023Choice$169Book flights
Alice SpringsAdelaide14-Oct-202214-Dec-2022Choice$169Book flights
Alice SpringsAdelaide3-May-202331-May-2023Choice$169Book flights
DarwinSydney12-Oct-202210-Dec-2022Lite$169Book flights
SydneyDarwin12-Oct-202210-Dec-2022Lite$169Book flights
BrisbaneDarwin29-Oct-202223-Nov-2022Lite$179Book flights
BrisbaneDarwin19-Jan-202319-Mar-2023Choice$179Book flights
DarwinBrisbane29-Oct-202223-Nov-2022Lite$179Book flights
DarwinBrisbane19-Jan-202319-Mar-2023Choice$179Book flights
DarwinMelbourne26-Oct-20229-Dec-2022Lite$179Book flights
DarwinSydney16-Jan-202329-Jan-2023Choice$179Book flights
MelbourneDarwin26-Oct-20229-Dec-2022Lite$179Book flights
SydneyDarwin16-Jan-202329-Jan-2023Choice$179Book flights
DarwinMelbourne10-Jan-202326-Jan-2023Choice$189Book flights
DarwinPerth21-Jan-202326-Mar-2023Lite$189Book flights
MelbourneDarwin10-Jan-202326-Jan-2023Choice$189Book flights
PerthDarwin21-Jan-202326-Mar-2023Lite$189Book flights
DarwinPerth21-Oct-202210-Dec-2022Lite$209Book flights
PerthDarwin21-Oct-202210-Dec-2022Lite$209Book flights
DarwinPerth21-Jan-202326-Mar-2023Choice$219Book flights
PerthDarwin21-Jan-202326-Mar-2023Choice$219Book flights
Alice SpringsMelbourne11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$229Book flights
Alice SpringsMelbourne11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$229Book flights
CanberraDarwin16-Jan-202315-Mar-2023Lite$229Book flights
CanberraDarwin16-Jan-202315-Mar-2023Lite$229Book flights
CanberraDarwin16-Jan-202315-Mar-2023Lite$229Book flights
DarwinCanberra16-Jan-202315-Mar-2023Lite$229Book flights
DarwinCanberra16-Jan-202315-Mar-2023Lite$229Book flights
DarwinCanberra16-Jan-202315-Mar-2023Lite$229Book flights
MelbourneAlice Springs11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$229Book flights
MelbourneAlice Springs11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$229Book flights
Alice SpringsBrisbane10-Jan-202321-Mar-2023Choice$249Book flights
Alice SpringsBrisbane2-May-202330-May-2023Choice$249Book flights
Alice SpringsMelbourne9-Nov-202214-Dec-2022Choice$249Book flights
BrisbaneAlice Springs10-Jan-202321-Mar-2023Choice$249Book flights
BrisbaneAlice Springs2-May-202330-May-2023Choice$249Book flights
MelbourneAlice Springs9-Nov-202214-Dec-2022Choice$249Book flights
Alice SpringsSydney11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$259Book flights
SydneyAlice Springs11-Jan-202329-Mar-2023Choice$259Book flights
Alice SpringsSydney9-Nov-202214-Dec-2022Choice$279Book flights
Alice SpringsSydney3-May-202331-May-2023Choice$279Book flights
SydneyAlice Springs9-Nov-202214-Dec-2022Choice$279Book flights
SydneyAlice Springs3-May-202331-May-2023Choice$279Book flights

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