Deal of the week

Sustainable luxury

An hour's flight from mainland Nadi or Suva, a five-star, luxurious eco-resort strives to "use what Mother Nature offers, in a sustainable way". Named after environmentalist, eco-educator and film-producer Jean-Michel Cousteau, the resort also has the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Centre. A seven-night package, including return Fiji Airways flights from New Zealand, is priced from $4919 each, twin-share. The 'treats' included in this package range from a private island escape with breakfast or lunch, and a resort credit of FJ$500 ($338). Book by the end of this year for travel periods through to September 15 or between October 18 and December 17, or next year between January 16 and March 28.

Contact: House of Travel on 0800 838 747.

Feast for foodies


A four-night gourmet holiday escape in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia promises "amazing food, fine wines, great beer and celebrity chefs". Priced from $1459 each, twin-share, you'll stay at the luxurious beachfront Pullman Resort Bunker Bay, which borders Cape Naturaliste National Park and looks out to the Indian Ocean. The package for this annual foodies' event includes tickets to Sunset Beats and Bites on Friday, November 17, entry to Feast in the Forest, The Safari Club on Saturday, November 18, and entry to Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery on the Sunday. There are options to upgrade your room and to extend your stay. Book by September 30.

Contact: helloworld on 0800 303 132.

Ancient architecture

Constructed entirely of teak wood in the mid-19th century, Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery in Mandalay is one of the few surviving relics typical of ancient Myanmar wooden architecture. You'll get to explore it if you book a seven-night river cruise on RV Kindat Pandaw. Priced from $4679 each, twin-share for a deluxe cabin, this round-trip cruise departs from Mandalay on March 15 next year. Book by September 30. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.

Contact: Travel Associates on 0800 951 655.

Asian adventure

Spontaneity can save you nearly $350. Book your place on the September 16 last-minute departure of an Asian Adventure in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, and pay from $2893, which covers your accommodation, transport, many meals, sightseeing and the services of a trip manager. The tour begins in Bangkok and finishes in Siem Reap.

Contact: Contiki on 0508 266 8454.

Concerto on the river

A 14-night, luxury river cruise on board 'Concerto' will gently transport you from Amsterdam to Cologne, Wurzburg, Nuremburg, Passau, Salzburg and Vienna, before finishing your journey in Budapest. Priced from $7495 each, twin-share, this cruise departs on November 10. All on-board meals are included, as are government and port taxes and on-board entertainment. Airfares from New Zealand are additional. Book by August 31.

Contact: Flight Centre on 0800 427 555.


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