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Great Travel Deals: Island Hopping and Mother’s Day Getaways

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Stay in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at the Tank Steam Hotel. Photo / Provided

EAT YOUR WAY IN THE BACK STREET OF MELBOURE

Explore the back streets of downtown Melbourne on a guided tour that comes with a special hotel reservation at the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne Hotel. A three-night stay in a Premier Room, including daily breakfast, is on sale for $625 per person. Book before close of business on May 17 for your stay between June 1 and August 31. The Chocolate Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour takes you to Melbourne’s chocolatiers and pastry chefs. A “flexible and free” change and cancellation policy applies up to seven days before travel. Plane tickets and transfers are extra and can also be booked for you.
Contact: Travel Associates, call 0800 951 655 or travel-associates.co.nz/accommodation/melbourne/pan-pacific—lanes-and-arcades-chocolate-walking-tour-15843980

Explore the gastronomic delights hidden in the arcades and alleyways of Melbourne.  Photo / Provided
Explore the gastronomic delights hidden in the arcades and alleyways of Melbourne. Photo / Provided

ISLAND-HOPPING ADVENTURE

Just in time for the school holidays, Fullers360 takes travelers to the islands – that is, the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. A new family special gives parents the chance to take their kids to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island, Rotoroa Island or Coromandel for $10, when purchasing a fare round trip family. This offer applies to Day Tours and Overnight Tours – all departing from Auckland City Center Ferry Terminal. Guided tours are available on the islands and taking the ferry to Coromandel is a little-known way to avoid the often painful traffic jams. Book before April 30. Travel dates are available through October.
Contact: Fullers360, fullers.co.nz/auckland-school-holidays-and-easteractivities

SLEEP DEEP IN A SUPERIOR SUITE

A three-night fall stay at the four-star Scenic Suites Queenstown in a Superior Room costs from $419 pp, double, and includes daily breakfast and a wine and food tour of Queenstown. Book before May 8. Travel between May 14 and June 18. A “flexible and free” change and cancellation policy applies up to seven days before travel.
Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555 or flightcentre.co.nz/product/15854167

TAKE PLANES, TRAINS AND FERRIES IN SYDNEY

The Tank Stream Hotel, in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, is within walking distance of Pitt St shopping centre, the light rail system and Circular Quay, with its many ferries to outside Sydney. Two nights in a Queen room are included with round-trip Qantas airfare from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and an optional Captain Cook’s Vivid Lights Sunset Dinner Cruise. From $935 per person, in a double room, with the cruise included, travel between May 27 and June 18. Book before April 22.
Contact: House of Travel on 0800 713 715 or houseoftravel.co.nz/hot-deals/deals/ast-sdy-the-tank-stream-hotel-cmpvivid1104

Enjoy a Mother's Day getaway in Waiheke.  Photo / Provided
Enjoy a Mother’s Day getaway in Waiheke. Photo / Provided

SPOIL YOUR MOM WITH A WAIHEKE GETAWAY

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with a Stay Waiheke gift voucher, and another 10% extra value will be added to the voucher total. Stay Waiheke runs a variety of accommodation on the island to suit all budgets, ranging from the most luxurious lodges and secluded Waiheke hideaways to boutique beach-side tarps. Vouchers are redeemable this Mother’s Day (May 8) or within a year.
Contact: Stay Waiheke, (09) 372 5402 or staywaiheke.com/holiday-homes/waiheke-island/waiheke/gift-voucher