Hot deals: Hotel packages fit for a king

By Victoria Bartle

Under $500

Stay at the Skycity Grand Hotel in Auckland. Photo / Herald on Sunday
Stay at the Skycity Grand Hotel in Auckland. Photo / Herald on Sunday

The five-star Skycity Grand Hotel in Auckland has a Grand Extravagance Package priced from $495 a night for two people. You'll stay in a city view luxury king room, have dinner at Dine by Peter Gordon (to the value of $150), and enjoy sparkling wine, a chocolate decadence platter, valet parking, breakfast for two and a late checkout of 1pm. Available until April 5, this package usually costs $920.

Contact:, 0800 441 092.
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Under $1200
Fly from Auckland to Fiji, return, and stay six nights at The Westin Denarau Island Resort from $1129 each, twin-share. Transfers in Fiji, daily breakfasts and a room upgrade (when available) are included. Book by January 14. Travel between February 1 and May 30. Some close-outs dates apply.

Contact: Our Pacific, 0800 80 3454
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Under $1600
Five nights and daily breakfasts at the Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa and return airfares from Auckland to Rarotonga are priced from $1519 each, twin-share for travel by March 31. Book by January 15. Travel from Wellington or Christchurch starts at $1689 each, twin-share.

Contact: United Travel, 0800 46 86 48
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Under $2100
A 10-day Chile and Argentina Culinary Adventure - affectionately known as CAG - departs from Santiago on February 7 and has been discounted by 20 per cent to $2087 each. Sample local food favourites and learn chefs' secrets; take a cooking class in the Mendoza region and a day trip to a working ranch. The flight from New Zealand to Santiago is not included in the price.

Contact: GAP Adventures, 0800 33 3307
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Under $6700
Join a small group tour of Vietnam this August and you'll spend time in Hanoi, take an overnight cruise in Halong Bay, visit Hué, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, the Mekong Delta and Saigon. Fly from Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland on August 21 and return on September 7. The cost is $6695 each. A three-night extension is available, taking you to Cambodia and includes the temples of Angkor Wat.

Contact: Travelworks, (09) 522 0330 or email

- NZ Herald

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