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Cheapest flights to Australia EVER and they leave NOW! Book your summer holiday Down Under.

Just a quick note to let you know: if you’re thinking of heading to Australia this summer, you can for only £469 return!

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Bank Holiday bargain flights to Australia — some go now & some good for Christmas!

Image of a lifeguard hut at The Entrance, NSW, Australia
More bargain air fares to see the lifeguards in action in Australia

All the airlines seem to be celebrating the Bank Holiday weekend, and there are deals all over the place.

Here are some of the best deals available to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth for now AND nearer to the peak Christmas time…

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MORE cheap flights to Australia, and flights that cost a bit more but can work out even cheaper!

OK, so am getting VERY fed up getting non-stop emails advertising bargain flights to Australia (‘cos I’m not booked to go!), but there are some more new offers now that I REALLY should share. And a discovery I’ve made that looks less of a bargain, but turns out it’s quite a bargain when you start doing some sums!

So, first up here’s a couple of new offers… they might sound familiar, but lots of the deals only last a few days, so ones I’ve written about already have expired. But don’t worry — here’s some more ways to get to Australia for under £500…

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Return Flights to Australia UNDER £500. Yes, they just keep getting cheaper!

OK,  so not content with the AMAZING fares from Singapore Airlines and Qantas and Emirates I already wrote about this week (£539 to Perth anyone?), but now Cathay Pacific are offering return flights to Adelaide for £499. Yes — change from £500! 2 flights for under a grand!… and the chance to stop-over in Hong Kong too.

Phew, it’s just getting way too tempting for me now…

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Serious Warning — Heatwaves in Victoria and South Australia

The latest news story on BBC tells about the extreme heatwave in Victoria (Melbourne) and South Australia (Adelaide).

Already there have been deaths relating to the heatwave, and there has been disruption to transport services with train lines buckling and traffic lights not working. There are also some bush fires in rural areas.

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5 day sale — £599 return flights to Sydney and Perth with Cathay Pacific

I got an email from Trailfinders this morning alerting me to this great £599 deal on cheap return flights to Australia.

The dates for travel are 20th April to 11th June, which is already a cheap time to fly (see recent ‘January Sales‘ post about other flights in the £600s for that time of year), but for Sydney especially this is almost a £100 saving on other airlines for this time of year.

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Melbourne gets an ‘eye’ — Southern Star opens for bird’s eye views of the city

Not for the vertigo sufferers among you, but if you’re visiting Melbourne and would like a bird’s eye view of things, then the new Southern Star is for you.

Image of the Southern Star in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Southern Star puts you high over the Melbourne skyline — image by Jeffery Yates from the Southern Star website

Modelled on the London Eye, the Southern Star is a gigantic ‘Ferris wheel’ with observation ‘pods’ on it to give you a show of the city skyline.

Tickets are priced at AUD$29 for adults and AUD$17 for children. There is no online booking at the moment, so if you’re in Melbourne and in a hurry you can pay AUD$58 for ‘Premium Access’ (AUD$£34 children), which allows you to get right on at the front of the queue.

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Last chance for festive cheer in Australia this Christmas!

Saw this ad at the weekend from Trailfinders showing availability on JAL (Japan Airlines) flights to Australia for Christmas for £999. Not a bad price for this time of year, and is quite possibly the last chance to book a ticket to ensure you get a cliche-laden ‘Bondi Beach BBQ’ 🙂

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A few lengths Aussie style — amazing ocean pools Down Under

I loved this article I read in yesterday’s Guardian, and wished I could dive in… it features some amazing ‘ocean’ swimming pools in and around Sydney and other areas of NSW (which has 100 of these pools it says!).

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