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 Aussie Travel Search 


 Travel Agents 

These all offer flights, hotels & car hire for Australians, national and international
  • WebJet - flights, hotels & rental cars. Great interface
  • - genuinely a one-stop shop - they have everything
  • STA Travel - not very functional. And anyway, aren't student fares a thing of the past?
  • Wego - meta search for flights and hotels
  • Zuji - powered by Travelocity, one of the huge American online travel sites. Not as good as those above, but worth checking


  • Trip Advisor - THE PLACE FOR GENUINE REVIEWS. Plus lots of useful info and discounted rates!
  • Last Minute - last minute bargains
  • Hotel Club - last minute deals in Australia & worldwide, search by country/city/suburb and star rating. Also available via Rates to Go
  • Wotif - usually have the cheapest deals of this lot
  • Need It Now - late bookings, heavily discounted
  • Check-In - ditto
  • Quick Beds - over 20,000 Australian and International Hotels. Last minute bookings. Run by Flight Centre
  • Break Free - Resort Apartments - very cheap deals for Aussie beach locations.

 Bed & Breakfast / Farm Stays 


 Backpacker Hostels 

 Rental Cars 

  • Vroom Vroom Vroom - compare car hire prices and specials from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.
  • StandByCars - last minute bargains for rental cars and campervans
  • Drive Now - last minute deals, Australia-wide
  • Budget - this is who I use, but only when they have one of their great deals happening
  • Alpha Car Hire - Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast. From $29/day
  • Buses & 4WD Hire - Australia's largest Mini Bus, Mini Van and Coach Rental and Hire company
  • Red Spot - no extras to pay, not even insurance
  • Ace Rentals - NZ - this is who I use when I venture across the ditch. Cheap and cheerful, for those who don't mind their ride being a little bit older


  • Cruise About - Australian site offering cruises around the world
  • Best Cruises - 30 of the world's leading cruise lines incorporating 170 ships - over 10,000 cruise itineraries at discounted prices

 Fun or Romantic Breaks 

  • Red Balloon Days - lots of unique experiences, from adventure weekends to gourmet treats.
  • GoDo is similar...
  • Global Ballooning - ballooning in Victoria & NSW, prices start at $260
  • Romantic Getaways - whether it's walking hand-in-hand along a white sandy beach with your loved one, relaxing in a quaint rustic cottage in the wilderness, or indulging in the ultimate in luxury, this website will assist you in planning the perfect getaway.


  • Camp Eden - "helping people achieve their personal goals and make positive changes in their lives since 1983". Invigorating activities, holistic therapies, pampering treatments, and healthy dining. Currumbin Valley, Queensland
  • Eco-friendly Home Stays - not a big range, but all groovy

 Travel Guides 

 Specialty Services 

  • Oasis Travel - boutique travel company providing custom made experiences in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Singapore.

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