Deal of the week

Magnificent Europe

Treat yourself to some affordable luxury with this lastminute deal on APT's most popular European river cruise, Magnificent Europe. The 14-night cruise on board an APT luxury river ship travels from Amsterdam to Budapest or vice versa, visiting 15 destinations along the way. Departures June to November with fares from $7895pp. Bookings receiveabonus deal – add on Qatar Airways Business Class flights from just $1995pp.

Contact: helloworld, 0800 80 80 40.

A taste of Bluff


Get your woolly hat, scarf and a winter coat ready for a trip down south. Travel packages have been released for the Bluff Oyster Food Festival.

A twin-share package costs $1199pp for return airfares from Auckland to Queenstown on Friday, May 25, returning on May 28. Accommodation in Queenstown for three nights, cooked breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner, your festival tickets and return transfers to the event are included.

Contact: Pukekohe Travel, 0800 785 386 or (09) 237 0013.

Just for the grown-ups

Organise a child-minder and pack your bags for a four-night escape for just the two of you to Vanuatu's Mangoes Resort. You'll stay in a Garden View Bungalow, which comes with a $50 food and beverage credit. Daily light breakfasts are included, as is free Wi-Fi and return airport transfers. Priced from $925pp, twin-share, your return airfares are with Air Vanuatu from Auckland to Port Vila. Travel between May 5 and 26. Book by March 9.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 713 715.

Thai'd up in Bangkok

A three-night stay in Bangkok with return airfares from Auckland is priced from $1449pp, or from $1599pp from Wellington or from $1639pp from Christchurch. Your accommodation is a four-star, deluxe-mode room, and includes daily buffet breakfasts. Travel on set periods through August to November. Book by February 26.

Contact: Flight Centre, 080 427 555.

Tahiti for Trailblazers

Whether you've a penchant for paddling, running marathons, cycling, surfing or sailing, or even if you're intrigued by cultural tattoos and outrigger-canoe racing, Tahiti is a beautiful, tropical paradise with a bumper-sized events calendar. Best known for its azure blue lagoons and resort accommodation set over the water, Tahiti's volcanic mountain peaks, lagoons and the ocean provide the adrenaline rushes for a tropical escape if you want more than lazing on the beach. Check out Tahiti's Events Calendar and holiday packages.

Contact: Air Tahiti Nui.

Be in to win

Is it time to ditch your ratty old backpack and upgrade your carry-on baggage to something a bit more stylish?

The Bayside Leather Duffel and Kilbourn Backpack from Solo New York's Roadster Collection are crafted from sumptuous and durable full-grain pebbled leather with metal hardware and dark camo lining. The sleek leather duffel is versatile, with a roomy interior, pockets and a convenient back panel that slides over a luggage handle. Backpack devotees will love the luxe Kilbourn leather backpack decked out with protective pockets for a laptop, tablet and other essentials, and lined with dark camo lining. We have one set of bags to give away, containing both the duffel and the backpack, valued at $528.

To be in the draw to win, go to, find the Solo New York Post and leave a comment telling us why you need to upgrade your cabin baggage.

Standard NZME terms and conditions apply. Entries close Monday, February 26, 5pm.

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Posted by NZH Travel on Monday, 19 February 2018