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Under $1300

Return airfares from Auckland to Vanuatu and four nights at Breaka's Beach Resort are priced from $1299 each, twin-share. The deal includes transfer flights in Vanuatu, daily breakfasts, a body massage each, a cultural tour in a local village, a Melanesian feast and a guided reef walk. Extend your stay by three nights and you'll pay for only two. Book by July 31 and travel by December 15.

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: House of Travel, 0800 838 747.

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Under $1400

A three-night adventure package at the Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort costs $1385 for two, and includes kayaking to Maori rock carvings, a helicopter ride, a jet boat ride - and a 12,000-feet jump with Taupo Tandem Skydiving. There's also a $100 restaurant voucher, a cruise on Lake Taupo, and a food and wine gift basket on arrival. Valid until August 31, except during public and school holidays.

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: Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, 0800 332 121 or (07) 378 6860.

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Under $1800

Return airfares to Melbourne from Auckland flying Emirates and three nights at Hotel Ibis Little Bourke - plus a ride to the Melbourne Cup - are priced from $1765 each, twin-share. The deal secures you a seat on race day on November 4.

Book by July 25.

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: Flight Centre, 0800 354 448.

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Under $2000

The 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok is the finish line for the 10th Vertical Marathon on September 28. Priced from $1905 each, twin-share, return airfares with Thai Airways are from Auckland. Stay four nights at the Indra Regent, with daily breakfasts, a free Thai dinner and show, and return airport coach transfers. Travel between September 26 and 30, deal ends September 12.

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: House of Travel, 0800 838 747.

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