Deal of the week: In Tom Hanks' sandy footprints

Spend the day at the beautiful Monuriki — in Fiji's Mamanuca Island group — a small uninhabited island famous for being the location of the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. A seven-night Yasawa Islands cruise with Captain Cook Cruises is priced from $2105pp, twin-share, and departs from Port Denarau near Nadi. You'll be swept away to Tivua Island, Brothers Island, Naviti Island, Sawa-i-lau, Drawaqa, Denarau, Monuriki, Sacred Island and Southern Yasawas, before returning to Denarau.

Main meals and entertainment onboard, daily stopovers, water activities, guided tours, glass-bottom boat tours, gratuities, port and government taxes included.

The departure date from Port Denarau is March 19. Airfares from New Zealand are additional. Book by close of business tomorrow, November 21.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 855 444 or


Chelsea Flower Show package

Be dazzled by the flowers, innovative garden designs and horticultural exhibits at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show and stay in London's Phoenix Hotel. Priced from $1289pp, twin-share, this is a four-night package and includes a one-day ticket to the Chelsea Flower Show on May 23 or 24, private arrival transfer from Heathrow to Central London, a one-day Hop-On, Hop-Off London sightseeing tour and an Oyster card for the Underground transport system. The hotel is in Bayswater. Book by March 22. Travel between May 21 and 25.

Contact: helloworld, 0800 303 132 or

Bali business

Travel to Bali from Auckland in Business Class aboard an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and you'll pay a return fare of $2449 on selected departure dates — including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and during much of January. Economy Class fares and First Class fares for this route are also reduced to special rates, from $999 return for Economy Class and $3979 return for First Class.

This sale ends at close of business, November 20.

Contact: your own travel agent or Emirates, 0508 364 728 or

Rolling Stones in Sydney

Exhibitionism tells the story of The Rolling Stones with a display that includes their cherished musical instruments, their on-stage and off-stage clothing, valuable works of art, personal diaries and hand-written lyric books. The exhibition is on in Sydney now.

Travel by December 30 or between January 2 and February 3. A two-night accommodation package and a General Admission Flexi-ticket to the exhibition are priced from $369pp, share twin. Book by December 12. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 713 715 or

Musical weekend in Melbourne

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, School of Rock has taken to the stage in Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre. Two nights at Ibis Melbourne Swanston St and an A-Reserve Wednesday Matinee ticket to the musical are priced from $245pp, double-share.
Return flights from New Zealand are additional. Room upgrades and extensions are available. Book by December 28. Travel between December 10 and 30 or next year between January 1 and 11.

Contact: helloworld, 0800 303 132 or

Be in to win

Recently crowned "World's Best New Hotel" at the Boutique Hotel Awards in London, Auckland's Hotel Grand Windsor, MGallery by Sofitel beat out 300 nominees from 80 countries to take the top honours.

The Art Deco, heritage-listed hotel started life in 1928 as a tea room and soda fountain on lower Queen St and has been carefully restored to 5-star glory with jewel-toned interiors, exquisite amenities, delicious dining and a surprisingly calm haven among the hustle and bustle of the city. Judges from the Boutique Hotel Awards raved about the service, staff and attention to detail, and now you can experience this world-class Hotel Grand Windsor for yourself.

We've got a one-night stay for two people, including valet parking and breakfast up for grabs. To be in to win, go to our Facebook page, find the Hotel Grand Windsor post, and tag a friend you'd love to share the prize with.

Competition closes on Monday, November 26, 5pm. Terms and conditions apply.

WIN! Recently crowned “World’s Best New Hotel” at the Boutique Hotel Awards in London, Auckland’s Hotel Grand Windsor -...

Posted by NZH Travel on Monday, 19 November 2018