Five international flight deals from Melbourne

Now that lockdowns and border closures are (thankfully) a thing of the past, you have plenty of travel to catch up on. And according to a survey by CommBank, one in two Australians have saved up to travel this year. But plane tickets certainly don’t come cheap, so if you’re itching to travel but your bank account says otherwise, we’ve got you covered with this handy roundup of international flight deals.

When all of your money is spent on a flight, it’s harder to justify spending on the other elements that really make for an unforgettable vacation. So with savings like these, you’ll have more money in the bank to splurge on luxury hotels, heart-pounding experiences, and meals fit for a king.

Want to travel between states? Check out our guides for Launceston, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane instead.

Singapore

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Cost: from $483 round trip

On average, a return flight to Singapore from Melbourne can cost between $600 and $800 each way. low cost airline Scooter offers return flights for $483, and if you prefer to fly with Jetstar, Singapore Airlines or Qantas, flight center offers round-trip flights starting at $619. For the FlightCentre offer, your travel must take place between October 25 and November 30, 2022 or between February 1 and March 31, 2023.

And to help you plan your trip, here are the best things to do in Singapore.

Hawaii

Edge of the coastal path, overlooking the bay of the clear blue sea and the hills covered with forests
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Cost: from $837 round trip

Round-trip flights to Hawaii from Melbourne can cost upwards of $1,500, and sometimes even upwards of $3,000. But if you are happy to travel to the hot and sunny island region during the off-peak season, you can get flights for as little as $380 to $415 each way. With all these savings, you can totally afford lush accommodation along the waterfront.

Confused about what to do when you reach Hawaii’s charming capital? Here are the best things to do in Honolulu.

Johannesburg

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Cost: from $1566 round trip

Flights to Johannesburg during peak season can cost nearly $4,000 return, so if you want to explore the city of gold without breaking the bank, October and November are the cheapest months of the year to get there. Airlines to Singapore offers flights from $1566, so run, don’t walk.

To help you make the most of this famous South African city, here are the 13 best things to do in Johannesburg.

hong kong

A view of Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong
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Cost: from $773 round trip

If you’ve been looking at the cost of flying to Hong Kong lately and your first instinct was to click right away, we don’t blame you. Flights in June and July cost $2600 return, but luckily the prices started to drop. And we’re not just talking about flights with multiple stops – if you’re flying Philippine Airlines from March next year, you can get a return flight for only $773.

Before you book accommodation, read this guide to Hong Kong’s many colorful and diverse neighborhoods.

Fiji

Fiji
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Cost: from $768 round trip

Many travelers end up choosing Bali over Fiji, as flights to the latter can be much more expensive. But if you can get a good deal on your flight, much of the accommodation, food and drink the prices are quite comparable. If you’re happy to travel out of season, you can score return flights to Fiji from as low as $768 per person.

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