$59 to Byron Bay: Virgin slashes prices for Click Frenzy Travel sale

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Holidays have been at the forefront of our minds since the government announced half price flight last month.

But if you haven’t snagged a deal yet, you’re in luck, as the Click Frenzy Travel sales event has just kicked off with plenty of bargains to be had.

Virgin is slashing prices on flights to 28 destinations across Australia, with flights as cheap as $59 one way from Sydney to Byron Bay, and $78 one way from Melbourne to Sydney.

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Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand will be slashing prices this week as part of the Click Frenzy Travel sales event. Photo: Getty

Air New Zealand is also taking part in the sale and offering 10 percent off airfares to Queenstown, Auckland and Christchurch with the code: NZ10.

Meanwhile you can snap up a great deal on accommodation with Wotif taking 25% off a number of Aussie hotels including prices as low as $196 for a two-night stay at the Tropicana Motel on Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast and $246 for two nights at The Point Brisbane Hotel.

Oaks Hotels and Resorts is offering 30% off a number of their Australian and New Zealand locations when you stay for more than two nights, including Sydney's Hyde Park, Melbourne's Southbank suites, and Queenstown suites with lake views.

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Oaks Hotels are taking 30% off hotels and suites in Australia and New Zealand, including this gorgeous room in Queenstown. Photo: Oaks

The Park Regis and Leisure Inn Hotels are marking down their prices by up to 40%, and Ascott Australia is wiping up to 30% off your bill at its hotels and apartments in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Perth.

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What is Click Frenzy Travel?

Click Frenzy Travel is a 53-hour sales event that happens once a year in Australia and includes deals on flights, accommodation and travel essentials from a number of brands.

This year, it started on Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm, and will finish at midnight on Thursday, April 22.

Some of the participating brands include; Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qatar, Wotif, Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Hamilton Island, G Adventures, Budget, Samsonite, Travel Online, Photobook Australia, Centre Com, DealsAway, Ascott, My Holidays Exclusives, Red Balloon, Captains Choice, Greyhound Australia and others.

You can access the deals on the individual brands’ websites, or see them all listed on the Click Frenzy website.

There are other similar sales events peppered throughout the year such as Click Frenzy Mayhem which is due to start on May 18 and run for 53 hours, and Click Frenzy Shoe Frenzy, which will start on April 29.

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Click Frenzy Travel 2021 kicks off Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm, and goes until midnight on Thursday, April 22. Photo: Click Frenzy Travel

“We’re expecting an incredible event and a huge turnout,” Click Frenzy’s Managing Director Grant Arnott says about the upcoming sales.

“It’s no secret that Australians love to travel and it’s been incredible to see everyone get behind local tourism in the past year. As we’re operating in a more stable environment, we’d love people to use this event to snag some hot deals, while supporting both domestic and international providers that are still recovering.”

New Zealand travel bubble now open

The first Aussies set foot on Kiwi soil earlier today, with plenty of tears shed as friends and families reunited with their loved ones after such a long time apart. 

With the travel bubble now up and running, Air New Zealand has dramatically increased flights between Australia and New Zealand, going from just two to around 50 flights a week.

Qantas and Jetstar are also restarting flights to New Zealand from today, April 19, and have added two new routes, including Auckland to Cairns and the Gold Coast.

Plenty of tourists itching to get their overseas travel fix are now looking to New Zealand, especially with the ski season coming up fast.

Here, we’ve collected a list of the best places to visit in NZ.

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