Hot Deals: Fun winter blues

By Victoria Bartle

Under $150

The food markets in Port Vila. Photo / Martin Sykes
The food markets in Port Vila. Photo / Martin Sykes

Secure accommodation for the two-day Waiheke Island Winter Blues Festival, starting on August 29, to be held at five popular venues.

Watermark Holiday Studios have a seaview winter special priced from $130 a night (usually $260) - but you must book a minimum of three nights.

Onetangi Beach Apartments offer self-contained courtyard studios at $139 a night for two people. The package includes a bottle of Waiheke wine, wireless internet and kayak access.

Contact: Book either of these deals or check out others during the festival on Wotif.com, 0800 441 092.
On the web: wotif.com.

Under $200

Spend a night at the Museum Hotel in Wellington by the end of this month - discounted to $199 for a Premier Studio Room for two - and you'll both get a three-course dinner with Murdoch James wine.

Friday and Saturday-night stays are not included in this package.

Contact: Museum Hotel, (04) 802 8900.
On the web: museumhotel.co.nz.

Under $250

Two nights in Napier at the Scenic Circle Te Pania, overlooking the beach, is priced from $219 each, twin-share, and you get entry to the newly-opened Big Picture Wine Experience. Book and travel by September 31. Airfares can also be arranged.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800838 747.
On the web: houseoftravel.co.nz.

Under $1400

Stay seven nights in Vanuatu, breakfasts included, and get your return airfares from Auckland from $1385 each, twin-share.

Travel from September 20 to November 4 or between November 14 and December 15.

Book by August 24.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800427 555.
On the web: flightcentre.co.nz.

Under $1600

Walk the Heaphy Track with gourmet guided-walk specialists Southern Wilderness later this year, and get a free night in Nelson with breakfast before you head to the Heaphy.

The offer applies to the five-and-a-half day Classic Gourmet Guided Walk departures in October, November and December. The package costs $1595 each. Book by August 31.

Contact: Southern Wilderness in Nelson, 0800 666 044.
On the web: southernwilderness.com.

- NZ Herald

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