Hot deals: A tempting retreat in Nelson

By Victoria Bartle

Under $200

Soak in a hot tub beneath stunning mountain ranges in Queenstown with a decadent overnight package at Browns Boutique Hotel. Priced from $195 each, twin-share, this deal includes continental breakfast and treats such as chocolate and drinks at Onsen Hot Pools.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 838 747
On the web: houseoftravel.co.nz

Under $200
Nelson's five-star Shelbourne Villa is offering a short break special of $150 a night for two people that includes full breakfasts and a bottle of local wine. Usually $260 a night, this $150 package must be booked for at least two nights.

Contact: Wotif.com, 0800 441 092
On the web: wotif.com

Under $800
Three-night Melbourne breaks with return Air New Zealand airfares are priced from $775 each, twin-share, and include chocolates and bubbly on arrival at your four-star hotel. Travel from Wellington or Christchurch and the price starts at $815. Book by May 15. Travel between June 8 and December 13. Some close-out dates apply.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555
On the web: flightcentre.co.nz

Under $1000
Airfares are additional, but six nights on Dunk Island in Queensland are $999 each, twin-share for holidays taken by September 18. Transfers from Cairns to Voyages Dunk Island and daily breakfasts are included. Book by June 30.

Contact: Our Pacific, 0800 908 899
On the web: ourpacific.co.nz

Under $1300
Take a Royal Brunei flight to Sabah and spend four nights at Le Meridian Kota Kinabalu from $1270 each, twin-share. Daily breakfasts are included _ as is a two-night stopover in Brunei. Children's fares start at $759 (2-year-olds to 17-year-olds). Travel by July 12 or between August 22 and October 31. Book by May 31.

Contact: Harvey World Travel, 0800 80 84 80
On the web: harveyworld.co.nz

- NZ Herald

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