Magical mystery tour

Gather up your family and discover the history, mystery and magic of England, Wales and Scotland on a 10-day tour which begins in London and ends in Edinburgh. There is a limited number of seats for the June 13 departure, starting at $3421 per adult. There are cheaper prices available for young travellers. Highlights include a visit to Harry Potter's Platform 9¾ and the red telephone box gateway to the Ministry of Magic; an overnight stay in a castle and a visit to the birthplace of The Beatles. Accommodation and many meals are included.

Contact: Your own travel agent or Trafalgar, 0800 484 333 or

Melbourne Supersprint

Search for the best Melbourne airfares and book your accommodation and tickets package for the Winton Supersprint Supercars Race 2019. Four nights' accommodation at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments in Power St and a three-day General Admission ticket with a Paddock Pass to Winton Supersprint is priced from $635pp, double-share, and you'll get four days' car hire with the deal. Book by April 23. Travel from May 23 to 27.

Contact: helloworld travel, 0800 303 132 or


Put a big fat grin on your face

A popular food truck in Hawaii is named Chubbies — and it's considered a must-visit for burger lovers. Located in a downtown Waikiki parking lot, not far from Starbucks, Chubbies creates 1950s-style burgers. Put it on your itinerary and book a four-night stay in Hawaii, including return Air New Zealand fares from Auckland, priced from $1609pp, twin-share. Travel from Wellington or Christchurch for this holiday package starts at $1769. Book by April15. Travel from August 20 to October15.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555 or

Ancient masterpieces

Marvel at ancient architecture, relax on a four-day cruise and taste incredible local cuisine on a Greece Escape 10-day coach tour, priced from $1989pp, twin-share. The four-day cruise across the Aegean Sea explores many of the Greek Islands, including Mykonos. You'll also visit Kusadasi on the Turkish Coast, Heraklion on Crete and call in at Santorini. Departures for this tour are between October this year and April 2020.

Contact: your own travel agent or Globus Tours, 0800 000 883 or

Dreamy Thailand retreat

Relax in complete peace and quiet at Wat Srisoonthorn — a temple in Thalang, north of Phuket, which is renowned for its giant, golden, sleeping Buddha. A luxurious eight-night holiday in five-star accommodation in Phuket, including return airfares from Auckland is priced from $2085pp, twin-share. Travel from Wellington or Christchurch starts at $2275pp. Private airport transfers in Thailand and daily buffet breakfasts are included. Book by April 15. Travel from May 10 to August 31.

Contact: Travel Associates, 0800 951 655 or