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Best May travel deals

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

Just as the weather is starting to turn cooler, we begin thinking about all the warm, tropical islands that we can head to. If you’re anything like us, then 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 and tours to Europe and so much more.

Check them all out right here.

May travel deals

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CruiseAway.com.au by Dreamlines CruiseAway.com.au by Dreamlines

Christmas sale: 38% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Valid for travel until December 2020 across Australia and New Zealand. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off cruises + $500 OBC

Valid on select 2019 and 2020 dates with Azamara. Destinations include Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Hobart, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free domestic flights return + bonus $200 OBC with Princess Cruises

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Christmas season: 7% off 10-day Sydney cruises

Valid for travel on 20 December 2019 for Christmas season across Sydney with Royal Caribbean. Destinations include New Caledonia, Mystery Island, Lifou, Maré and more. Additional bookable flights included. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 47% off Hawaii cruises

Valid for travel on departure dates in 2019 - 2020 across Hawaii. Destinations include Honolulu, Maui, Lahaina, Hilo, Kahului, Nawiliwili and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 43% off MSC cruises

Valid for travel from May 2019 - October 2020. Destinations include Europe, Canada, America and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free cabin upgrade with Carnival Cruises

Valid on select 2020 dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Noumea, Sydney, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europe cruises from $854

Valid for travel on select dates until November 2020. Sample price is for a 7-night stay MSC cruise. Destinations include Rome, Athens, Barcelona and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 25% off sailings + free drinks with Oceania Cruises

Valid for travel on select 2019 - 2020 dates. Destinations include South Pacific, Western Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Asia, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $600 OBC with Holland America Line

Valid for cruise on select 2019 - 2020 dates. Destinations include Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, Hobart, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Fly and cruise packages from $1,700

Valid for cruise on November 2019 with Royal Caribbean. Fly to Singapore and cruise to Darwin, Airlie Beach, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free drinks package or $200 OBC with P&O

Valid for cruise on select 2019 - 2020 dates. Destinations include Brisbane, Noumea, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% cruises + $200 OBC with Celebrity Cruises

Valid for travel from 9 June - 31 December 2019. Destinations include Vancouver, Tokyo, Honolulu, Bora Bora, Sydney, Hobart, Tasmania and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off Asia cruises

Valid for sailings on select dates in 2019 - 2020. Destinations include Singapore, Japan, Bali, Vietnam and more. T&Cs apply.

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Auckland airport transfers from $14

Valid on shared transfers with Skybus in New Zealand. Sample price is between Auckland airport to Auckland city. Includes Wi-Fi on board, round-trip ticket and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off experiences with code

Valid for use on participating Trip Guru shared experiences. Destinations include Bali, Ubud and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra US$5.5 off purchase with code

Valid for use on select deals with a minimum spend of $80. Other destinations include Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and more. T&Cs apply.

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US$2.5 off your first purchase with code

Valid for use on select deals with a minimum spend of $40. Other destinations include Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 30% off Asia tours

Valid for travel on departure dates in 2019 - 2020 across Asia. Destinations include China, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Dubai, India, Vietnam and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

10% off base rate

Valid for bookings on select dates until December 2019 excluding blackout dates. Discount applies to a minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Bali experiences from only $11

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2019. Activities include surfing, boat transfers, full body massage and more. Sample price is for a banana boat package. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

Summer sale: Worldwide cruises from $169

Valid for sailings on select dates in 2019 - 2020. Destinations include Mexico, Barcelona, Italy, Bahamas, Miami and more. Inclusive of up to $500 OBC, free dining package and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Skydiving across New Zealand from $279

Sample price is for a 12,000ft tandem dive in Taupo. Other skydives also available in Queenstown, Bay of Islands, Wanaka, Auckland, Abel Tasman. T&Cs apply.

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Queenstown: Skydive experiences + transfers from $289

Valid for travel on select dates across Queenstown. Inclusive of skydiving from 9,000 ft., private transfers, safety equipment and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

15% off Canada tours

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2019 across North America. Destinations include Vancouver, Calgary and more. Inclusive of daily breakfast, private transports and more. T&Cs apply.

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15% off Southeast Asia tours

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2019 across Southeast Asia. Destinations include Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia and more. Inclusive of daily breakfast, private transports and more. T&Cs apply.

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20% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2019 across Australia and New Zealand. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Cairns and more. Inclusive of daily breakfast, private transports and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europe cruises from $154

Valid for sailings in select dates in 2019 - 2020. Destinations include France, Germany and more. Sample fare is for a 3-night Costa Magica cruises. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off select New Zealand skydives

Sample discount available in Wanaka. Skydive packages also available in Auckland, Queenstown, Taupo and Wanaka. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off to over 30 attractions in Oahu

Valid for 1- to 7-day passes with Go Oahu Card. Inclusive of free digital guidebook, discounts and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 60% off tours and attractions worldwide

Save on popular tours and attractions in Bali, Phuket, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong and more.

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iVentureCard iVentureCard

Up to 60% off attractions, tours and experiences

Valid on attractions, tours and experiences in Greece, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Spain and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 20% off tours worldwide

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2019. Destinations include New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Europe, China, Africa, America, Europe, Turkey, Peru and more. Inclusive of daily breakfast, private transports and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular May travel deals - NZ coupon codes

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15 May 2019 Up to 10% off experiences with code TGE****
10 May 2019 Extra US$5.5 off purchase with code OMG****
10 May 2019 US$2.5 off your first purchase with code OMG****
21 May 2019 Christmas sale: 38% off Australia and New Zealand cruises ********
21 May 2019 Up to 50% off cruises + $500 OBC ********

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

  • 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 New Zealand or 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 New Zealand, Australia, Asia and North America – that’s April/May and September/October. It’s also whale-watching season.

Any notable May travel sales?

  • 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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