Above Everage

Enjoy performances by four of Opera Australia's talented singers at Sydney Opera House — with interruptions from the irreverent diva, Dame Edna Everage. Priced from $429pp, twin share for accommodation at Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard, and an A-Reserve ticket to A Night at the Opera with Dame Edna Everage, this event is on from October 3 to 5 this year. Book by September 19. There are options to upgrade your accommodation and extend your stay in Sydney.

Contact: helloworld, 0800 303 132.

Ghan, do it

Six nights' travelling through the heart of Australia, including a Gold Service rail journey on The Ghan, are priced from $1589pp, twin share, which includes accommodation in Alice Springs and Darwin. Flights from New Zealand are additional. Travel between December 5 this year and February 28. Book by June 29.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 713 715.


Colombo plan

A 12-day Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure departs from Negombo on August 7, 14 and 28 and September 4. Choose your departure date and get to Sri Lanka for this intriguing journey, priced from $2675pp, twin-share. This includes 11 nights' accommodation, selected meals and activities and attractions such as a cooking class in a Sinhalese home.
The itinerary takes in Dambulla, Kandy, Bandarawela, Yala/Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, and Colombo. Book by June 30. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.

Contact: Travel Associates, 0800 951 655.

One for the golf fans

Return Air New Zealand airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Cairns, and four nights' accommodation there, are priced from $1179pp, double share.Travel on set dates between late July and late September. Book by June 24.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555.

Be in to win

Mt Ruapehu

is celebrating the opening of Whakapapa's Happy Valley by giving away two Learn to Ski packages.

Happy Valley at Whakapapa Ski Area was the first field to open for on-mountain skiing, snowboarding and sledding in New Zeal and forthe 2018 winter season. It's the perfect spot to learn to ski and snowboard or to polish skills early to then move further up the mountain as the season progresses.

Mt Ruapehu's snowmaking technology combined with a big boost from Mother Nature, which blanketed Whakapapa Ski Area with snow in recent weeks, has made for fantastic early-season skiing for beginners.

A special June Learn to Ski package is on offer as well as live music in the Base Area.
The prize includes 2 x 1 hr 50min lessons, an All Mountain Lift Pass + rental skis/snowboard and boots, valued at $199 for adults and $179 for teens 13-17 years.

To be in towin, head to the nzhtravel Facebook page, find the Whakapapa post, commentwith your best video or photo of your favourite skiing holiday moment, and let us know where it was taken.

Standard NZME terms and conditions apply, entries close Monday, June 25, at 4pm.

Grabone are giving away a one-night stay in the Rydges Rotorua spa and hotel.

Winners will be given the choice of a King Spa Room for two or a family stay in a Deluxe Twin Spa Room for two adults and two children.

To be in to win a stay for free, find our Grabone facebook post on the NZH Travel page and tag a friend you'd like to take to Rydges Rotorua.

Standard NZME terms and conditions apply, entries close Monday, June 18, at 4pm

This travel deal can also be found on the Grabone website at a price of $149. grabone.co.nz