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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 Adrenaline (AU) Adrenaline (AU)

Sydney: 52% off whale watching

Valid for travel on select dates. Free return cruise (within the same season) if no whales sighted. T&Cs apply.

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Queenstown jet boating for $155

Valid for travel on select dates. 30 minute jet boat ride in Shotover River. T&Cs apply.

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Namibia: 10% off 8-day safari tour

Valid for travel on available dates. Includes guide, accommodation, transport and meals. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney: Jet Pack or Board Experience from $199

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes training session with up to 15 minutes of in-water instruction. T&Cs apply.

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Green Island eco adventure from $99

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes complimentary morning tea and coffee served on board vessel until departure from Cairns. T&Cs apply.

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Trafalgar Trafalgar

10% off on your 2020 holiday

Valid for travel on select dates. Destination include Athens, Rome, Paris, Germany, Poland, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 10% off Auckland skydiving

Valid on all dates. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Auckland transfers from $20

Valid on all dates with SkyBus. T&Cs apply.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 25% off Europe 2020 trips

Valid for travel on select 2020 dates for bookings made by 31 October 2019. Destinations include England, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Vatican and more. T&Cs apply.

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Treat Me Treat Me

3-night stay in Oaks Pacific Blue Resort in $342

Valid for travel on select date until 30 June 2020. Package valid for two adults only. T&Cs apply.

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3-night stay in Mauritian Paradise in just $941

Valid for travel on select date until 30 September 2020. Includes daily breakfast and nightly dinner for two. 25% off on spa treatments, food and beverages. T&Cs apply.

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$449: 3-night stay in Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas

Valid for travel on select dates until 20 December 2020. Includes daily buffet breakfast, one themed dinner, massage, Indonesian cooking class etc. T&Cs apply.

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$836: 5-night stay in Tropical Escape

Valid for travel on selected date until 18 June 2020. Includes one bedroom apartment, daily continental breakfast and Wi Fi for two. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Up to 15% off London tours and activities

Valid for travel on select dates depending on the tours and activities. Sample tours are Stonehenge and Windsor Castle tour, Buckingham Palace tour, London Eye ticket and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Extra $20 credit

Join Skydive Australia newsletter and receive $20 instant credit. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to $110 off skydiving

Valid on select 2019 dates. Locations include Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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$836: 4-nights stay in Bangkok Getaway

Valid for travel until 20 December 2020. Includes refreshment, afternoon tea and evening cocktails for two. T&Cs apply.

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3-night stay in Tropical Escape in just $522

Valid for travel on select dates until 30 June 2020. Package valid for two adults. Complimentary one-way ferry trip to the local restaurant, Beach Pack, Wine etc. T&Cs apply.

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5-nights stay in Gold Coast Escape in just $941

Valid for travel on select dates until 25 June 2020. Package valid for two peoples. T&Cs apply.

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$795: 3-night stay in Tranquil Island Getaway

Valid for travel on select dates until 31 October 2020. Package is valid for two adults only. Includes breakfast, lunch, cocktail, massage etc. T&Cs apply.

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$849: 3-night stay in 5-star apartment in Queenstown

Valid for travel on select dates until 31 October 2020. Includes daily breakfast for two people. Spacious suite with lake view. T&Cs apply

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Viator Viator

Up to 50% off tours and activities

Valid on select dates depending on the destinations. Destinations include London, Rome, Paris, Sydney, Reykjavik, Las Vegas, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off New Zealand tours and activities

Valid for travel on select dates depending on the tours and activities. Sample tours are Hobbiton movie set adventure, Tongariro Alpine trek, Milford Sound experience and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Up to 35% off flights worldwide

Join Kayak newsletter and receive private discounts of up to 35%. Destinations include Europe, Asia, America, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Treat Me Treat Me

2 or 3 nights safari- style glamping starting from $419

Valid for travel from 15 August 2019 until 15 August 2020. Packages valid for two adults and includes daily buffet breakfast. T&Cs apply.

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3-night stay in Coastal Escape at just $342

Valid for travel until 30 June 2020. Package valid for two adults only. T&Cs apply.

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$795: 3-night stay in Pondok Santi Estate

Valid for stay until 30 June 2020. Package is valid for two adults. T&Cs apply.

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$522: 4-nights stay in Greek Island Getaway

Valid for travel until 31 October 2020. Package is valid for two adults. Buffet Breakfast, Wi-Fi etc. T&Cs apply

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$636: 3-night stay in Belgian Escape

Valid for travel until 31 August 2020. Package is valid for two adults. Buffet breakfast, gym, sauna, etc. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 58% off Vanuatu package

Valid for travel on select dates until 31 July 2020. Includes daily breakfast for 2, romantic 3-course dinner, return airport transfers, 30-minute massage for 2 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours Rotorua Canopy Tours

Free shuttle services and photos

Valid for travel on select dates with the ultimate Canopy tour. Includes kiwi guides, up to 1,200m zip lines, 3-5 hour adventure, sightseeing at an ancient New Zealand forest, 400m Tandem zip-line and more. T&Cs apply.

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$44 off sightseeing experiences

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes sightseeing at the underworld of Ruakuri Cave, Black Labyrinth tour and more. T&Cs apply.

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$21 off zip and raft experiences

Valid or travel on select dates. Includes rafting trip with River Rats, tour and more. T&Cs apply.

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$21 off zip and roll experiences

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes OGO's two ride package, tour and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trafalgar Trafalgar

Up to 10% off for Europe 2020 trips

Valid for travel on select tours in 2020. Destinations include Ireland, England, Holland, Vienna, Athens, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours Rotorua Canopy Tours

$77 off family packages

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes zip lines, educational tour and more. T&Cs apply.

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U River Cruises U River Cruises

8-day Europe river cruises from $2,499

Cruise through Germany, Netherlands, Hungary and see Europe's Christmas markets on select dates until December 2019.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Early bird sale: Up to 10% off bookings

Valid for travel on select dates across Central Europe, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Asia, Egypt and India. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures
FLASH SALE

Up to 25% off tours worldwide

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include USA, Europe, New Zealand. Australia, Africa, Middle East and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Fiji flights from $299 each way

Valid for travel between 4 September 2019 – 20 June 2020. Destinations include Nadi or Suva. Departures include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch with Fiji Airways. T&Cs apply.

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Popular May travel deals - NZ coupon codes

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12 Jul 2019 Extra 10% off site-wide with code TRE****
30 Jul 2019 $10 off all activities and experiences in Australia FIN****
9 Jul 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + extra 10% off with code FIN****
2 Jul 2019 Extra 10% off worldwide tours with code TGJ****
7 Jun 2019 Up to 10% off Taipei activities with code EXP****

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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