Hot deals: Jetting off

By Victoria Clark

Under $100

The Auckland Adventure Jet. Photo / Supplied
The Auckland Adventure Jet. Photo / Supplied

Children can jet around Auckland's harbour fabulously fast this month - and for free. Auckland Adventure Jet is offering children aged 14 and under a free ride when travelling with one full-fare paying adult. Each 35-minute trip aboard the supercharged jet boat includes high-speed spins and thrills. One adult's fare is $98 and a child's fare is usually $58. Auckland Adventure Jet can be found at Pier 3D at the Auckland Ferry Terminal.

Contact: Auckland Jet, 0800 255 538 or

Under $200

Hamilton's Grosvenor Motor Inn is offering a Wine 'n' Dine Getaway package for two people to stay a night from $185, which includes a three-course dinner, cooked breakfasts, a bottle of wine and a room complete with a spa bath. Available until February 28.

Contact: Grosvenor Motor Inn, (07) 838 3399 or

Under $1000

Return airfares from Auckland to Bangkok and a five-night stay in a deluxe hotel room with buffet breakfasts, are priced from $989. Travel from Wellington starts at $1289 and from Christchurch, $1359. Book by January 14 and travel by March 31.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555 or

Under $1600

Book a fully-guided, deliciously gourmet walk on the Heaphy Track this March or April and enjoy free wine every evening as you relax on the verandas of the huts. Nelson-based Southern Wilderness offers four or five-day walks on the Heaphy Track, priced from $1595, with all snacks and gourmet meals included. Locally-produced, award-winning wine will be included free of charge for this year's late-summer walks. Book by January 31.

Contact: Southern Wilderness, 0800 666 044 or

Under $2000

A three-day Flexi-Pass deal for two people to experience Australia's Red Centre is priced from $1048, when sharing accommodation with a second person. The second person's Flexi-Pass is priced from $792. Includes a Sounds of Silence dinner in the Outback, a sunrise climb of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and a walk to Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta. Airfares are additional. Book by January 31 and travel by March 31.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 838 747 or

* Unless otherwise stated, prices for flights and accommodation packages are quoted for one adult on a twin-share booking basis. Conditions apply to most packages, such as deals being subject to availability and close-out dates, and most have short booking deadlines.

- NZ Herald

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