Hot deals: On a budget

By Victoria Bartle

Under $60

The Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane is running The House of Valentino exhibition until mid-November.  Photo / John Gollings
The Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane is running The House of Valentino exhibition until mid-November. Photo / John Gollings

Book a bed for the night online at LivingSpace and you can stay in Christchurch, Dunedin, or Invercargill from $59. Available for stays until October 31. The accommodation is contemporary, apartment-style rooms in central-city locations.


Under $690

Sashay past the gowns of Valentino, on show at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane until mid-November. The House of Valentino exhibition includes 100 ensembles - some worn by Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Return airfares from Auckland to Brisbane and two nights' accommodation are available from $689 each twin-share. Book by August 22. Travel by November 14.

Travel from Wellington starts at $719 each and, from Christchurch, $645.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555
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Under $700

Five nights at Samoa's Insel Fehmarn Hotel with daily tropical breakfasts and return airfares from Auckland to Samoa are priced from $699, each twin-share. Or, upgrade to the four-star Aggie Grey's Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa and pay from $1149 each, twin-share.

Book by close of business tomorrow. Travel between October 13 and November 28 or between February 1 and March 31.

Contact: Air New Zealand Holidays, 0800 737 000
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Under $2010

Tour pyramids, visit the Sphinx, take a felucca ride on the Nile, visit temples and dine with a local family in a Nubian village. These are just a few of the highlights during a nine-day Egyptian tour, priced from $2006 each. Reduced from $2359 for departure on September 25 from Cairo, the tour accommodation is in Comfort hotels with one night on a sleeper train. Majority of meals are included.

Contact: GAP Adventures, 0800 333 307
On the web: and use the Trip Code, DPEAD

Under $2800

A 15-day tour in Vietnam, highlighting the main sights, includes days when tour members can explore on their own. Usually priced from $3290 each, twin-share, the tour has been discounted to $2790. Book by August 20. Departs from Hanoi on August 28 or on set dates through September and October. Flights from New Zealand are additional.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 838 747
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