Travel deals of the week

We bring you some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this new page for 2014 and check back each week for all the latest specials.

See the back roads and small towns of New England on a 10-day Appalachian Trail Walk with Adventure World. Photo / Thinkstock
See the back roads and small towns of New England on a 10-day Appalachian Trail Walk with Adventure World. Photo / Thinkstock


A suite deal

Scenic Suites Queenstown is offering its Superior Rooms for $115 for a night's stay for two people - or spend $140, and you'll stay in a Suite. This deal applies to stays from August 27 to October 31.

Contact: Grab One Escapes.

Hightail it to Hong Kong

Head to Hong Kong with cheap return airfares from Air New Zealand - starting at $1299 each, from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, when booked by September 1. Travel
Between September 4 and October 2; October 9 and November 26, or next year, between January 15 and February 10, or from March 5 to June 30.

Contact: Harvey World Travel on 0800 088 804.

These boots were made for cross-state walking

Explore the twists, turns and peaks of America's oldest and most popular footpath by joining a new, 10-day, small group tour, Appalachian Trail Walk, departing from New York and priced from $2695 each, twin-share.

The Appalachian Trail is around 3300 kilometres and crosses 14 states. This camping trip tour will take you on the back roads and into the small towns of New England; you'll see many animals in the wild, and one entire day is dedicated to hiking in the Green and White Mountain national forests.

The tour cost covers nine nights' camping accommodation, transport by private vehicle, the services of two professional trip guides, all meals whilst camping, camping fees and use of equipment (except sleeping bag).

Contact: Adventure World, 0800 899 111, or your local travel agent.

A five-star UK tour

Visit York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Lake District, Cardiff and the Cornish countryside on a nine-day 'Best of Britain' escorted journey, priced from $3099 each, twin share. Save just over $300 each if you book to join the October 8 departure. Accommodation is in five-star hotels, and the package price also includes airport transfers, coach transport with business class legroom, sightseeing, many meals and the services of an experienced tour director. Travel from New Zealand is not included.

Contact: Insight Vacations on 0800 656 111, or your travel agent.

Give something back in the Pacific

Combine a holiday in the Fijian sun with volunteer work in local schools, helping children, teenagers and young adults improve their literacy. In your free time, snorkel, dive, hike or laze on the beach. A seven-night stay in resort-style accommodation is priced from $1199 each, twin-share - with shared facilities. Meals are included, as are transfers to the Yasawa Islands from Nadi. A donation of F$200 each week is payable to the village.

Contact: United Travel on 0800 158 080.

- NZ Herald

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