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Travel Deals: Cruise Europe or Go on a Luxury Safari

SEE THE SOUNDS OF MILFORD BY KAYAK AND CRUISING

Two hours of 5km kayaking in Milford Sound is considered the “easiest paddle” on Rosco Milford Kayaks’ adventure menu, and is followed by a relaxing, scenic cruise. Ideal for first-time paddlers looking to join keen kayakers, this part of the adventure features some of the most spectacular scenery in the fjord.

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During the cruise, which lasts almost two hours, you are likely to see fur seals basking on the dramatic rocks, waterfalls and cliffs. This combo costs $250 per person and $119 per child under 15. In September and October the trip departs at 9am and you will be back on dry land at 3.45pm.

Contact: Rosco Milford Kayaks, call free 0800 476 726 or see www.roscosmilfordkayaks.com/Our-Adventures/?adventure=4iytq0slk7/Kayak-Cruise-Combo

BE PLEASED THEN Pampered IN ROTORUA

Get a shot of fascinating history and a blast of adrenaline with an adventure through mud and chaos at Velocity Valley and Hells Gate in Rotorua. This half-day of thrills and intrigue costs $120 per person.

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At Velocity Valley, choose two thrill rides, ranging from Shweeb Racer and Freefall Xtreme to Agrojet and Swoop. Once your heart rate has slowed, circle Lake Rotorua to Tikitere and discover the geothermal wonderland of Hells Gate. Book and travel by October 1.

Contact: Velocity Valley, freephone 0800 949 888 or email [email protected] or see www.velocityvalley.co.nz/packages/partner-combo-deals/mud-mayhem/

CRUISE AROUND EUROPE

A romantic and luxurious 14-night French Riviera cruise from Barcelona to Venice with Oceania Cruises in a Verandah cabin starts at $9,949 per person. Highlights of the itinerary include Toulon, Nice, Bastia (Corsica), Porto Santo Stefano, Amalfi, Trapan (Sicily), Valletta (Malta), Crotone, Durres, Kotor (Croatia), Dubrovnik, Umbria (Ancona) and Venice.

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A choice of bonuses range from shore excursions to drinks packages and onboard credits. Airfare from New Zealand extra.

Contact: Travel Associates, freephone 0800 951 655 or visit www.travel-associates.co.nz/frenchriviera

LUXURY SAFARI IN THE BAROSSA VALLEY

Spend a few days in Adelaide, discovering the city’s vibrant culture, restaurants and shops, before heading to the Barossa Valley where you’ll spend three nights in a luxury safari tent. Prices start at $1,219 per person, sharing for travel before September 25.

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Later travel dates increase the price. A full-day Uncork the Barossa Valley tour includes four wine tastings and a multi-course lunch. A rental car is included. Flights from New Zealand additional.

Contact: House of Travel, freephone 0800 713 715 or see www.houseoftravel.co.nz/hot-deals/deals/ast-adl-barossa-food-and-wine-safari-hotsa226dbfws

FOUR NIGHTS IN FOUR-STAR LUXURY

Round-trip Air New Zealand flights to Singapore and four nights at the four-star Miramar Singapore hotel in a Premier room are from $2,179 pp, based on a double. Travel from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. City Shuttle bus transfers to and from Orchard Road and Clarke Quay MRT station are included, as is free Wi-Fi at the hotel. Book before September 18. Travel between February 2 and March 31.

Contact: Flight Centre, freephone 0800 427 555 or visit www.flightcentre.co.nz/singaporefromauckland or www.flightcentre.co.nz/singaporefromwellington or www.flightcentre.co.nz/singaporefromchristchurch