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Book Your Holiday For 2021

So, our 2020 travel plans might be up in the air right now. But as travellers, we’re an itchy bunch. And what do you do with itchy feet? Stick them in some sand! Find the best 2021 holiday deals on beach breaks, adventure tours and flights from just a $39 deposit. Worried your plans might need to change? With our flexible flights and lifetime tour deposits, you can book 2021 with confidence.

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Never miss out on the best deals. Book flights, tours and beach breaks from a $39 deposit. T&C's apply.
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You can place a deposit on all G Adventures and Contiki trips. Plus, if your plans change once you’d paid in full, your deposit is protected for when you’re ready
to re-book another tour. T&C's apply.
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One date or destination change on flights and packages on new bookings made by 30 September 2020. T&C's apply.

2021 flight deals

Lock down your 2021 plans and the lowest airfares now before things really start to take off! Book flights for 2021 from a $39 deposit paying the balance 10 weeks before you fly. T&C's apply.

2021 domestic flights from $89 one way*

Need a holiday? You're already there. From beach breaks on the Gold Coast to island bliss in the Whitsundays, discover what's right here on our doorstep with Virgin Australia's domestic network sale. 


Select travel between: 28 January 2021 - 31 March 2021 
Sale ends: 4 August 2020 

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2021 beach holiday packages

Anyone else been dreaming of tropical waterfalls, infinity pools and breakfast piña coladas? Okay good, not just us then. From surf breaks in Bali to ‘I just really need a break’ in Thailand, let your beach hair down with our 2021 package holidays. Book 2021 Thailand holidays and 2021 Bali holidays from just a $149 deposit. T&C's apply.
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Bali holiday packages

Home to boutique hotels, beautiful temples, picture perfect rice paddies and amazing beaches, Bali is the perfect mix of relaxation and culture. Explore our range of flight and accommodation packages to suit any type of budget. 
A traditional boat sails on a pristine island in Thailand

Phuket holiday packages

Phuket is an ideal beach break destination. Not only will you be able to explore the white-sand beaches, but it is also surrounded by other unmissable destinations. Explore our range of flight and accommodation packages to suit any type of budget. 

2021 city holiday packages

Looking for some amazing city breaks to help you relax and unwind? Whether you're looking to explore the foodie markets and bustling energy of Bangkok or head over to our Kiwi neighbours at the picturesque waterfront city of Auckland  - we've packaged up some of the most ideal places to escape for a few nights.
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Auckland holiday packages

Hip, cultural and an impressive food scene, Auckland's cosmopolitan vibe makes for the perfect staycation. Explore our range of flight and accommodation packages to suit any type of budget. 
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Bangkok holiday packages

Bangkok makes for the perfect South East Asia city escape - a complex city that is in part charming old-world, and part modern, cosmopolitan metropolis. Explore our range of flight and accommodation packages to suit any type of budget. 

2021 tour packages

Our 2021 tour packages are all about getting back out into the world, re-connecting with local communities and staying safe on the road. Not only are your return flights included, so is your accommodation and most of the country's highlights (you can add on some optional activities too). Plus, with G Adventures and Contiki lifetime deposits, you can escape with confidence. T&C's apply.
Bustling Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo

Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food Package

Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka

Highlights: 
• Explore buzzing Tokyo and it's quirky neighbourhoods
• Board a bullet train to Japan's top destinations 
• Explore Osaka's culinary scene and iconic Osaka Castle Park
• 10 nights accommodation and 7 day JR Pass included 
• Tour operator: G Adventures 

 

Select travel between: 1 September 2020 - 6 December 2021 
Sale ends: 31 July 2020
Deal number: 40040 

11 day tour + return flights with Malaysia Airlines from $2919 pp* 
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Vietnam: Noodles & Nightlife Package

Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Ha Long, Hanoi and more

Highlights: 
• Savour your way through Nha Trang on a street food crawl
• Step into turquoise-coloured paradise in Ha Long Bay
• Wander through the many markets and bars of Ho Chi Minh City
• 11 nights accommodation 
• Tour operator: G Adventures 

 

Select travel between: 1 September 2020 - 6 December 2021 
Sale ends: 31 July 2020
Deal number: 40045

12 day tour + return flights with Malaysia Airlines from $1449 pp* 
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LA to the Bay Package

Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Francisco and more
 

Highlights: 

• Visit Los Angeles's most famous landmarks including Sunset Strip, Venice Beach and Hollywood
• Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert
• Hike along the Canyon's South Rim
• 10 nights accommodation 
• Tour operator: Contiki

Select travel between: April 2021 - November 2021 
Sale ends 31 August 2020 
Deal number: 40045

11 day tour + return flights with United Airlines from $3499 pp*
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European Magic Package

London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, Dover, Calais, Belgium, Innsbruck


Highlights: 

• See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night
• Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
• Get a panoramic view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower
• 8 nights accommodation 
• Tour operator: Contiki


Select travel between: 13 January 2021 - 6 December 2021
Sale ends 31 July 2020 
Deal number: 40055

9 day tour + return flights with Malaysia Airlines from $2659 pp*
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Terms & Conditions

2021 Virgin Australia Domestic Flights

*Flights from $89 one way: Offer valid for selected departures between 28 January 2021 - 31 March 2021 and must be booked before 4 August 2020. Advertised flight from $89 one way is to Ballina (Byron Bay), priced per person, exiting Sydney with Virgin Australia and are subject to availability within the lowest economy booking class. Peak season surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Prices shown are inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges and unless advised may not include checked baggage which can incur additional charges. Prices quoted are based on cheapest available at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Prices can be withdrawn and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are for payments made by MasterCard Debit, Maestro/Cirrus Debit and STA Travel Money Card. For full Terms and Conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.

 

2021 Tour & Flight Packages

*Epic Japan: Speed Trains & Street Food Package: Offer valid for selected departures between 1 September 2020 - 6 December 2021 and must be booked before 31 July 2020. Tour operator is G Adventures. Return flights to Tokyo are priced per person, exiting all states in Australia with Malaysia Airlines and are subject to availability within the lowest economy booking class. Peak season surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Prices shown are inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges and unless advised may not include checked baggage which can incur additional charges. Prices quoted are based on cheapest available at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Prices can be withdrawn and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are for payments made by MasterCard Debit, Maestro/Cirrus Debit and STA Travel Money Card. For full Terms and Conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.

 

*Vietnam: Noodles and Nightlife Package: Offer valid for selected departures between 1 September 2020 and 6 December 2021 and must be booked by 31 July 2020. Tour operator is G Adventures. Flights into Ho Chi Minh City and out of Hanoi are priced per person, exiting all states in Australia with Malaysia Airlines and are subject to availability within the lowest economy booking class. Peak season surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Prices shown are inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges and unless advised may not include checked baggage which can incur additional charges. Prices quoted are based on cheapest available at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Prices can be withdrawn and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are for payments made by MasterCard Debit, Maestro/Cirrus Debit and STA Travel Money Card. For full Terms and Conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.

 

*LA to the Bay Package: Offer valid for selected departures between April 2021 and November 2021 and must be booked by 31 August 2020. Tour operator is Contiki. Flights into Los Angeles and out of San Francisco are priced per person, exiting Melbourne or Sydney with United Airlines and are subject to availability within the lowest economy booking class. Peak season surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Prices shown are inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges and unless advised may not include checked baggage which can incur additional charges. Prices quoted are based on cheapest available at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Prices can be withdrawn and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are for payments made by MasterCard Debit, Maestro/Cirrus Debit and STA Travel Money Card. For full Terms and Conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.

 

*European Magic Package: Offer valid for selected departures between 13 January 2021 and 6 December 2021 and must be booked by 31 July 2020. Tour operator is Contiki. Return flights to London are priced per person, exiting all states in Australia with Malaysia Airlines and are subject to availability within the lowest economy booking class. Peak season surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Prices shown are inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges and unless advised may not include checked baggage which can incur additional charges. Prices quoted are based on cheapest available at time of advertising and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Prices can be withdrawn and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are for payments made by MasterCard Debit, Maestro/Cirrus Debit and STA Travel Money Card. For full Terms and Conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.

 

Flexible flights, tours and payments
 

*Lay-by flights from $39: Lay-by are available on selected STA Travel airfares if booking more than 10 weeks prior to departure. Deposits start from $39 for domestic flights per ticket and from $99 for international flights per ticket (up to a maximum deposit of $297 per person).  All lay-by deposits are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel the lay-by agreement or fail to make the final payment, STA Travel will charge the non-refundable lay-by deposit including the lay-by service fee of $39 and cancel the flight booking.  The price of your ticket will be guaranteed upon receipt of the lay-by deposit. Once the lay-by is paid, any changes (if permitted) to your booking will incur change fees or loss of deposit. (Valid MultiFLEX pass holders may redeem their pass for flight date changes). The change fees are calculated based on the respective booking conditions. Full payment is due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.

 

*One date or destination changes on new bookings: Change offer is valid for any new bookings made between 17 March and 30 September 2020 for trips departing before 31 December 2021. This offer is valid for student and travellers under 31 at the time of travel. Change offer allows you to make one change and has to be changed a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your original departure date for package trips or 7 days before your original departure date for flight only bookings. We are allowing one change for your booking, you can amend your date and/or your destination once These amendments have to be done at the same time. This offer removes STA Travel administration fees and charges in relation to the change. Offer is available on selected flight and land arrangements. You will still be liable to cover any cost increase through airline and land partners due to increase fares, taxes and date price changes. All changes made after the offer has been applied will have the standard booking terms and conditions applied. Please ask your Travel Expert for more details.

 

*Stay flexible with lifetime tour deposits: To secure a place on a tour you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit per person, per tour. The deposit amount varies depending on the product and supplier and in some instances full payment is required at time of booking. The deposit is taken as part payment towards the full price of the tour. Upon receipt of the deposit your tour space and the price will be confirmed. Cancellation of the tour will result in loss of deposit, with the exception of G Adventures (Lifetime deposit) and Contiki (FlexDeposit). Changes to the tour booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of change but has no effect on the deposit already paid. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. At the time of booking you will be notified of when full payment is due, this will always be prior to departure from Australia. Failure to meet this payment date will result in the tour booking being cancelled with loss of deposit.

Additional information about tours from specific suppliers:

Contiki (From $200 deposit) - Lay-by for Contiki are starting from $200 at time of booking and the fee is securing a place on your dream trip. Your price will be guaranteed, and you can pay off the remaining balance 10 weeks before your scheduled departure. Your original deposit (excluding flights and any additional deposits) can be used as credit towards booking a new Contiki trip. Only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined, however multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer until you turn 36. The deposit can also be gifted to family or friends within 5 years of the original booking. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.



G Adventures (From $250 deposit) - Lay-by for G Adventures tours are starting from just $250. By using Lay-by, you can book now, pay later and the price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. You will have until 10 weeks before your scheduled departure to pay off the remaining balance. Your deposit is protected for life and may be applied towards payment of a deposit on another G Adventures tour (of equal or greater value, but not to the same or similar dates of travel). Alternatively, you can gift it to someone else to use. The deposit has no cash value, is non-refundable and only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per person per product booked. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.

 

*Lay-by flight and tour packages from $299: The lay-by for a flight and tour are starting from $299. The lay-by amounts can differ for each tour supplier, the exact amount will be confirmed by your Travel Expert and listed within the individual supplier terms and conditions at time of booking. The deposit is based on one flight ticket and one tour per person, booking more products would incur a higher deposit amount. All deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable and inclusive of $39 Lay-by service fee. Any non-flight and non-tour products, such as Travel Insurance, ISIC Card, Rail Passes etc cannot be held using this Lay-by Deposit.

 

*Lay-by holiday packages from $149: The $149 Lay-by deposit is available on selected STA Travel airfares and selected STA Travel accommodation. The deposit starts from $149, as it is based on one international flight ticket and one accommodation property per person, booking more products  would incur a higher deposit amount. The exact deposit amount will be confirmed by your Travel Expert and listed within the individual supplier terms and conditions at time of booking.  All deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable and inclusive of $39 Lay-by service fee. Upon receipt of the deposit, your Lay-By product(s) will be fully confirmed, and flight tickets will be issued to guarantee the price. If you cancel the Deposit agreement prior to STA having received full payment, will result in loss of the deposit (including the $39 Lay-by service fee). Any changes (if permitted) to your booking will incur change fees or loss of deposit. (Valid MultiFLEX pass holders may redeem their pass for flight date changes). The change fees are calculated based on the respective booking conditions. Changes will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of change. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. Accommodation change and cancellation terms and conditions can depend on seasonality of travel, moving your travel dates to a new travel period can result in Lay-by not being available and full payment may be required.  Full payment is due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to make payment will result in your booking being cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable and cannot be transferred to a new booking. Re-booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of re-booking. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. Any non-flight and non-accommodation products, such as Travel Insurance, ISIC Card, Rail Passes etc cannot be held using this Lay-by Deposit.