Under $100

Get yourselves to Taupo and stay in a deluxe double room at the four-star Wairakei Resort for $99 a night for two. Included in the package is use of the hotel's sauna, pool, gymnasium, spa, tennis and squash courts and complimentary house wine and tap beer. Contact: call the Wotif-com freephone 0800 441 092, or visit the website.

Under $1350

Seven-night packages to Fiji are on sale this month at $1349 a person, twin-share. Children under 12 can stay and eat free if they travel with two adults. Children's airfares start at $299.


The package includes return airfares with Air Pacific from Auckland, seven nights' accommodation, transfers in Fiji, and complimentary breakfasts.

Travel is available between April 1 and 8, May 1 and July 2, and July 23 and September 16. This package must be booked by February 20. Airport taxes and surcharges not included.

Contact: House of Travel, freephone 0800 838 747.

Free flights, reduced cruise fares

P&O Cruises will fly passengers from centres around New Zealand to Auckland to board the boat. Those who book a cruise by February 28 will get 20 per cent off the full fare.

Holidaymakers booking twin cabins on certain sailings this year of the cruise liner Pacific Sky will be flown free to Auckland from centres that include Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Palmerston North. A coach will take you from the airport to Princes Wharf. Pacific Sky is making eight cruises from Auckland this year to the South Pacific, including two during school holidays.

Contact: travel agent or P&O Cruises, freephone 0800 951 200.

Under $2200

Coronation Street fans can get down t' Rovers Return with a return flights and accommodation package to Manchester from $2199 a person, twin-share.

Fly from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Singapore Airlines, with two nights' accommodation and breakfasts included in Manchester. Further accommodation can be arranged. The package is for a minimum stay away of seven nights. You can get settled in the revitalised city or keep travelling for up to 12 months.

Contact: House of Travel for more information on 0800 838 747.