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.

Arrive in Italy's Cinque Terre in style aboard the mega motor-cruiser SeaDream II. A luxury cruise embracing the French and Italian rivieras departs from Monte Carlo on May 26. Photo / Thinkstock
Arrive in Italy's Cinque Terre in style aboard the mega motor-cruiser SeaDream II. A luxury cruise embracing the French and Italian rivieras departs from Monte Carlo on May 26. Photo / Thinkstock

Island on your doorstep

Enjoy the idyllic view from your ocean front room at The Beach House, Kawau Island from $340 per night for two adults. The "Queen Ocean Front" deal includes a cooked breakfast, pre-dinner wine and canapés. It's available until the end of July, and there's a minimum stay of two nights.

Contact: Wotif on 0800 441 092.

Gorillas in the mist?

Discover the incredible wildlife of East Africa on the 21-day "East African Safari & Gorillas" escorted tour from Travel Associates. Prices start at $15,990 and include return economy airfares, accommodation in four-star hotels, resorts and safari camps, local transport and sightseeing, all National Park and Game Park entrance fees, selected meals, return airport transfers and the services of a tour guide. Valid for sales until April 14 for travel on September 14.

Contact: Travel Associates on 0800 951 655.

Get golfing

Enjoy a three-night Queenstown golfing holiday, staying on the shores of Lake Wakatipu at Peppers Beacon Queenstown. The package includes accommodation for two at Peppers Beacon, wine and cheeseboard, breakfast daily and two rounds of golf at Kelvin Heights, plus golf course transfers. Prices start at $1199, and are valid for sale and travel until April 30.

Contact: Peppers Beacon Queenstown.

Sea dreaming

There's still space on a boutique luxury cruise aboard the mega motor-cruiser SeaDream II, starting in Monte Carlo and embracing the French and Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre and Elba Island. The cruise is priced from US$2804 (approx. NZ$3230) per person, including five-star dining, wine, drinks from the open bar, water-sports and more. It departs on May 26 - the day after Monaco's F1 Grand Prix.

Contact: SeaDream or your travel agent.

Fiji with family

Book five nights at Denarau or on the Coral Coast and your accommodation will be in four- and five-star luxury, where children dine for free if they're with their parents. Prices start at $1299 each for the adults and $299 for each child, with the return airfares from New Zealand to Nadi included. Book by April 17. Travel dates vary throughout this year.

Contact: House of Travel on 0800 838 747.

Vietnam north and south

Tour Vietnam from $1441 per person for fifteen days on an Intrepid tour available from United Travel. The itinerary includes the quaint town of Hoi An, beaches at Nha Trang, bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the imperial city of Hue and the capital Hanoi, as well as a cruise on stunning Halong Bay. The tour includes 14 nights' accommodation, some meals and transport.

Contact: United Travel on 0800 15 80 80.

Shoppers' delight

If you love shopping at markets, Sydney's inner city has weekend markets for every taste and budget. This deal from Flight Centre offers return airfares and two nights' accommodation with daily breakfast and late check-out from $665 per person, twin share. Valid for sales until April 14 for travel on selected dates.

Contact: Flight Centre on 0800 427 555.

Summer savers

Back Roads Touring offers interesting trips with a maximum of 18 passengers, travelling on luxury mini coaches along the back roads and staying in unique accommodation. Book and pay in full by April 15 and you'll get $300 per couple off all summer 2014 tours across the UK and Europe. This includes the five-day Old Pubs & Great Grub tour, which explores the fare and refreshments on offer in famous British pubs, and the eleven-day London to Paris tour via the Channel Islands.

Contact: Phone 0800 223 369 or email: for further information, or ask your travel agent.

Sailing odyssey

Set sail along Turkey's magnificent Turquoise Coast on board a traditional Gulet. You'll swim in crystal clear azure waters, visit the ancient ruins of sunken cities and party on island hideaways. Taking in the highlights of Fethiye, Samanlik Bay, St Nicholas Island, Kas, Smugglers Cove, Gokkaya, Kalkan and Fethiye, a Sail Turkey Tour includes seven nights' accommodation on board, all meals and selected activities. It is priced from $579 each, multi-share. Flights from New Zealand are not included. Book by April 30 and travel on selected dates throughout this year.

Contact: Student Flights on 0800 255 995.

- NZ Herald

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