We bring you some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this page and check back each week for all the latest specials.
Here comes the sun
Fancy a couple of nights in the Coromandel but can't be bothered with the drive? Tauranga-based Sunair Aviation offers two daily return flights from Auckland to Whitianga, which only take around 30 minutes. Fares are $150 per person each way, based on two passengers travelling. For specials on all Sunair's scheduled routes, check out its daily deals' noticeboard online.
Save on Europe
Grab up to 30 per cent off selected Europe tours at STA Travel. See the best sights of Europe, while making new mates, learning lots of history and enjoying a few brews. Join the thousands of Kiwis who have ticked off this rite of passage. Book by May 29.
Apres-ski in style
After a great day on the slopes of Mt Hutt, unwind in luxury at Terrace Downs Resort, which is just 45 minutes by road from Mt Hutt ski-field, or five minutes by helicopter. From Sunday-Friday, June 1-October 15, the resort is offering winter rates of $325 for two people in a one-bedroom villa, $399 for four in a two-bedroom villa, or $475 for six in a three-bedroom villa.
In addition, stay four nights and get the fifth night free (excluding Saturdays when full rates apply).
Slow boat to China
Cruiseabout has a great fly/cruise deal that includes airfares to Sydney, a 19-night cruise on the Queen Mary 2 from Sydney to Hong Kong, and return flights from Hong Kong. Prices start at $5199 ex Auckland, per person, twin share. It includes all meals and entertainment on board but excludes gratuities. Sailing date is March 14, 2014 and offer is valid for sales until June 2, subject to availability.
Early bird gets the tour
Book before July 31 and you get a reduction of up to $600 per couple APT's Royal Tasman Tour, an escorted 12-day coach tour of Tasmania, which operates September-May. This comprehensive tour visits Tasmania's most stunning locations, and includes overnight stays in Hobart, Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park, Launceston, Smithton, Cradle Mountain and Strahan. Subject to availability, conditions apply.
Enjoy Insight Vacations' nine-day Alpine Christmas Markets tour through Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. Priced from $2399 a person, twin share (land only), book and pay in full by July 10. Departures from November 29 until December 15. Price includes a tour director, authentic dining, premium hotels, transport by luxury coach and airport transfers.
Student Flights' 12-day tour of Vietnam includes hotel and special accommodation stays, a bike ride through the countryside and to Hue's ancient Citadel, a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and an English-speaking guide from $1888 a person, twin share. Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until May 31, unless sold out prior. Airfares are additional. Travel on August 24.
House of Travel has a four-night Vanuatu package from $965 a person, twin share. Package includes return economy class airfares to Port Vila from Auckland, accommodation at the four-star Iririki Island Resort, breakfast and return airport transfers. Valid for travel May 1-June 26 and July 31-November 30, for sales to May 31 or until sold out.
Enjoy wildflower season in Western Australia. AAT Kings' nine-day Southern Wonders tour starts and finishes in Perth with visits to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River and Wave Rock, as well as an Aboriginal cultural experience in Fremantle and a lunch at Palandri Winery in Margaret River. Priced from $4095 a person, twin share (land only), it includes many meals, accommodation, transport, airport transfers and an expedition leader.
* 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-life booking deadlines.