Hot Deals: Whale watching on the Sunshine Coast

By Victoria Bartle

Whale watching at Hervey Bay. Photo / Supplied
Whale watching at Hervey Bay. Photo / Supplied

Under $200

Pay $185 a night for four at a Huka Falls Resort villa. Children under 12 dine free in the hotel's restaurant. Two bedrooms, kitchen and lounge. Book and stay by September 30.

Contact: Huka Falls Resort, 0800 485 284. However, on-line bookings are preferable for this package.
On the web: jasons.com

Under $30

Watch whales and listen to their song at Hervey Bay - about two-and-a-half-hours' drive from Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Two nights at Mantra Hervey Bay and a half-day Whale Watch Tour are priced from $289 each, twin-share. Book by October 25, travel by October 31.

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

Under $900

Eight adults can travel and stay together with an Auckland-to-Rarotonga package including seven nights at Tehora Homestead from $859 each. Book by October 31, travel Nov 15 to March 31. Closeouts apply Dec 15 to Jan 15.

Contact: Our Pacific, 0800 908 888
On the web: ourpacific.co.nz

Under $1500

Seven nights in Vanuatu at the four-star Iririki Island Resort and return flights from Auckland from $1499 each, twin share for travel in November and before December 13. Or save the holiday until next year, travelling between February 7 and March 21, but you must book by close of business Sept 17.

Contact: Air New Zealand, 0800 737 000.
On the web: airnewzeland.co.nz

Under $1800

'The Garden Isle', on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, is a 20-minute plane-ride from Honolulu Four nights' accommodation and return airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch are from $1769 each, twin-share. Book by Sept 16, travel between Oct 27 and Dec 11.

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

- NZ Herald

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