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STA Travel promo codes for May 2021

Helping more than just students find affordable trips, STA Travel offers deals on tours, flights, hotels and more for travellers of all ages.

STA Travel NZ

STA Travel Group announced on 21 August 2020 it has entered voluntary administration. Customers with existing bookings should contact the airline, hotel or travel operate directly to discuss their options.

More available travel deals:

Skyscanner Skyscanner

Air New Zealand flights from $96 return

Available on select flight dates in 2021 to Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Christchurch. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Up to 50% off New Zealand activities

Available on select travel dates to Auckland, Queenstown and Rotorua. Activities include water rafting, hiking, indoor skydiving, paragliding and more. T&Cs apply.

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Everything New Zealand Everything New Zealand

Up to 75% off New Zealand activities

Available on activities such as skydiving, rafting, hiking, ziplining, whale watching and more. Destinations include Queenstown, Taupo, Rotorua, Milford Sound and more.

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Hotwire Hotwire

Up to 60% off worldwide hotels

Available on select stay dates. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Canada, New York and more. T&Cs apply.

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 Adrenaline (AU) Adrenaline (AU)

Up to 50% off experiences + Extra $30 off with code

Coupon code valid on driving and flying experiences, water sports, land adventures etc when you spend $79 or more. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

New Zealand flights from $83 return

Available on flights from May - August 2021 to Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Christchurch with Jetstar.

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New Zealand flights from $71 return

Available on flights in 2021 to Auckland, Queenstown, Nelson, Dunedin, Rotorua and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Wellington with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Everything Australia Everything Australia

Up to 40% off things to do in Australia

Available on select travel dates on activities including hot air balloon flights, skydives, sightseeing cruises, whale watching cruises and dining experiences. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.

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Europcar Europcar

Extra AUD$24 off car hires with code

Available on rentals until 31 July 2021 when you spend a minimum of AUD$240. Destinations include New Zealand and Australia. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon NZ RedBalloon NZ

New Zealand experiences for 2 from $35

Available on select dates and activities like tours, classes, parasailing, getaways, helicopter scenic flights and more. Destinations include Queenstown, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland and more.

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STA Travel review: Pros and cons


  • Live chat. If you have any questions or are looking for advice, you can speak to an agent online.
  • Layby flights. Secure a flight deal for with a $99 deposit and pay the balance just eight weeks before departure.
  • Discounts for students, teachers and those under 26.
  • MultiFLEX passes allowing date changes. The round-the-world tickets STA specialises in can be flexible, so you can re-arrange your travel dates if needed.
  • Price-beat guarantee. STA Travel will match fares you find elsewhere. If it doesn’t, you may qualify for a $1,000 credit.


  • American Express not accepted.
  • Age-restricted discounts. While travellers of all ages can book, some deals are restricted to students, teachers and those younger than 26.

What do I need to know before booking with STA Travel?

How does STA Travel’s layby system work?

You can pay a $99 deposit on your flights and pay the remaining balance up to eight weeks before your departure date. There is a $10 fee to put a flight on layby, which will be deducted when the balance is paid.

Layby flights are available on flights with more than 60 airlines and select round-the-world tickets, but some may only be available to under-30s, full-time students and teachers.

Fares eligible for layby will have a small green symbol with a dollar sign inside of them when you’re searching. If you’d like to put a flight on layby, you’ll need to do so over the phone as they can’t be booked online.

How can I get STA Travel booking confirmation and my tickets sent to me?

After your booking has been made, STA Travel will send you a confirmation email with your booking details within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email within that time, you should contact its customer service team. For most of its bookings your tickets will also be emailed to you, or any hotel reservations, so don’t worry about having anything delivered or mailed. It is usually handy for you to print your email confirmation or electronic ticket and take a copy with you to the airport or hotel of your booking.

How do I change a booking made with STA Travel?

If the terms on your ticket permit changes, you can request changes to electronic tickets on STA’s site by visiting the existing bookings section and follow the prompts.

If you have a MultiFLEX round-the-world ticket, you can contact STA’s customer support (available 24/7) to make any changes to your booking.

Which forms of payment does STA Travel accept?

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Can I book multi-city tickets?

To book a multi-city itinerary, you can select the “Multi-City” option on the flight booking engine that should appear above the destination fields. Clicking this will bring you to an advanced search page where you’ll need to select “Multi-City” again. Next, choose how many flights you’ll need to take (you can book up to four). Enter in all your flight details and click search.

Can STA Travel round-the-world tickets be purchased online?

While STA Travel has a dedicated Round The World section on its website, most tickets can’t be booked online. It does offer a trip planner and lists available routes. There will be a button that says whether you can complete your booking online or if you’ll need to call.

Can STA Travel help me with visas?

STA Travel can assist with both tourist and work visas, but it does charge a processing fee that is added on top of the embassy’s fee.

Do flights include baggage?

Since STA Travel doesn’t own the airlines, baggage inclusions depend on the airline. Most full-service airlines (like Qantas, Singapore Airlines and British Airways) will include baggage in the initial ticket price. Low-cost carriers (like Jetstar, Tigerair and AirAsia) do not include bags.

What is the STA Travel cancellation policy?

It is possible to cancel your booking, but you will almost certainly pay a portion of your total amount as a fee. This will vary depending on your booking. Contact the STA Travel customer service team for full information on your booking.

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