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The best international flight deals from Melbourne

Take to the skies on the dime with these massive deals on international flights

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier

Now that lockdowns and border closures are (thankfully) a thing of the past, you've got a lot of travelling to make up for. And according to a survey conducted by CommBank, one in two Australians has been saving to travel in 2023. But plane tickets certainly aren't cheap, so if you're keen on a trip but your bank account is saying otherwise, we've got you covered with this handy round-up of international flight deals. 

When all your money goes towards a flight, it's harder to justify spending on the other bits and pieces that truly make a holiday one to remember. So with savings like these, you'll have more cash in the bank to splurge on fancy hotels, thrilling experiences and meals fit for a royal. 

Keener on interstate travel? Check out our guides to Launceston, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane instead. 


Singapore Botanical Garden
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Cost: from $400 round-trip

On average, a round-trip flight to Singapore from Melbourne can cost between $600 to $800 each way. But according to Skyscanner, you can nab a round-trip flight for as little as $417 if you book your travel in March and as little as $400 if you travel in May. 

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


Edge of coastal path, overlooking bay of light blue sea and forest-covered hills
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Cost: from $625 round-trip

Round-trip flights to Hawaii from Melbourne can cost upwards of $1500, and sometimes even upwards of $3000. But if you're happy to travel to the warm, sunny island region during the off-peak season, you can get flights for as little as $312 each way. With all those savings, you can totally treat yo' self to some lush accommodation along the beachfront

Not sure what to do when you reach Hawaii's charming capital city? Here are the best things to do in Honolulu.


Photograph: Nataly Reinch / Shutterstock.comJOHANNESBURG

Cost: from $1472 round-trip

Flights to Johannesburg during peak season can cost nearly $4000 round-trip, so if you're keen to explore the city of gold without breaking the bank, July, September and October are the cheapest months in the year to fly there. 

To help you enjoy the best that this famous South African city has to offer, here are the 13 best things to do in Johannesburg.

Hong Kong

A view of the Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong
Photograph: Supplied/Hong Kong Tourism Board | Temple Street Night MarketTemple Street Night Market

Cost: from $541 round-trip

If you've recently looked at the cost of flights to Hong Kong lately and your first instinct was to immediately click away, we don't blame you. Flights throughout June and July hit costs of $2600 round-trip, but luckily prices have begun to take a nosedive. And we're not just talking about flights with multiple layovers — if you fly in mid-March you can get a round-trip flight for just $541. 

Before you book a place to stay, read up on this guide to Hong Kong's many colourful and varied neighbourhoods.


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Cost: from $615 round-trip

A lot of travellers end up choosing Bali over Fiji because flights for the latter can be far more expensive. But if you can snag a good deal on your flight, a lot of the accommodation, food and drink prices are fairly comparable. If you're happy to travel in the off-season, you can score round-trip flights to Fiji for as little as $615 per person. 

Looking to splurge? Check out this fancy AF resort situated on the picturesque Denarau Island.

If a trip out of state and out of the country isn't possible, that's OK: we've rounded up our favourite road trips in regional Victoria.


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