Travel Deals

If it's accommodation, flights, tours or activities you're after, we may just know a sneaky discount to save you some dollars ... read on.

Kiwis are serious about their summer holidays and with the whole country on vacation suddenly accommodation options are few and far between! Not to worry, AA  TOURISM still have plenty of good options at late notice and best of all with hefty discounts!

Who ever said backpackers don’t do luxury? After trotting around the world, the weary traveller needs to rest his or her head on a silk pillow every now and then. But five-star doesn’t come cheap… or does it? Check out GRAB ONE ESCAPES for deals on luxury packages, resorts and hotels.

Join YHA NEW ZEALAND to get access to a range of activity, travel and accommodation discounts to keep yourself entertained! A YHA membership card gets you deals everywhere from Auckland to Southland, for such thrilling experiences as kayaking the Milford sounds, sky diving, and swimming with seals, as well as handy things like car rentals. Backpacking, biking or tramping your path around NZ? Then you should know that YHA have partnered with ISIC New Zealand to bring you a digital discount card with over 2,000 benefits across New Zealand and Australia courtesy of Frequent Values, (the makers of the Entertainment BookTM). If you’re under 31 you also have the added benefit of joining ISIC’s International Youth Travel Card with over 150,000 discounts worldwide!

Rumour has it you like to sleep around… so why not become a NOMAD. Stay at any of New Zealand’s six NOMAD’S BACKPACKERSThey offer a” best price guarantee” – Find a cheaper price for the same date and room and they will match it!

Sleep around for cheaper when you stay with BASE BACKPACKERS in Australia and New Zealand! Bed Hopper passes allow you to save money by bulk buying your accommodation, so won’t make such a dent in your budget compared to a regular hostel booking. Simply put the accommodation pass in your back pocket to spend at any of our hostels! You’ll also have great peace of mind knowing that your accommodation is already paid for. You can experience hostels in both the North and South Island: Auckland, Bay of Islands – Paihia, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Queenstown and Wanaka, and our Base Mates in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Travelling with your mates to the mountains? Visit snowy Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain to experience some of the most breathtaking sights the South Island has to offer. MT COOK BACKPACKER LODGE have packaged up the best deals Aoraki Mount Cook has to offer and served it up to you packed with great savings! Choose from any of their Peak Deals to get the most out of your stay. Or stay longer and save, with their great multi-night rates.

YWCA AUCKLAND HOSTEL Looking for accommodation that’s welcoming, safe, clean and tidy, budget friendly and right in the heart of Auckland CBD? Well, you found it. YWCA have everything you need for neat, reliable, and friendly accommodation smack bang in a central city location. They have 171 single and double and ensuite rooms available, available short and long term, all complete with an in-room desk and mini fridge for your personal use. They pride themselves on making you feel safe and secure, and offer both mixed and female-only floors.

Fiji

This South Pacific Island is a fabulously affordable destination this summer, especially when you fly with FIJI AIRWAYS – they fly direct from Auckland (AKL) to Fiji with daily flights to Nadi (NAN). They also offer several flights per week direct to Suva (SUV). Flying time from Auckland is just three hours and makes it a favourite South Pacific destination for travellers. Check online for sale fares and book your holiday. Deals begin from as little as $227.55 one way.

SMUGGLER’S COVE BEACH RESORT is located right on famous Wailoaloa Beach a renowned picnic spot centrally located on Nadi Bay and just 15 minutes drive from the Nadi International Airport, Nadi Town and Port Denarau Marina. Smugglers Cove offers a variety of accommodation types to suit all budgets and expectations. Rooms are clean, cool and serviced daily.

Australia

BASE HOSTELS in Australia include Sydney, Melbourne – St Kilda, Brisbane, Airlie Beach & Magnetic Island – home of the ONLY Full Moon party in Australia! Don’t forget their Base Mates in Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Misson Beach, Noosa, Byron Bay, Agnes Water 1770, Emu Park, Rainbow Beach, Hervey Bay, Surfers Paradise and Coffs Harbour. Bed Hopper passes allow you to save money by bulk buying your accommodation, so won’t make such a dent in your budget compared to a regular hostel booking. Simply put the accommodation pass in your back pocket to spend at any of our hostels!

Earn your stripes, literally, when you save on fares with low budget airline TIGERAIR. Everyday great value fares help you get to where you need to go. Example – Melbourne to Sydney start from $AU83.95. So browse the latest offers and deals, pack your bags, and go for it.

YHA AUSTRALIA is the largest provider of budget travel accommodation in Australia, with a network of more than 70 hostels in every state and territory around the country. YHA Australia Membership gets you access to a community of likeminded travellers wherever you end up. Check out their options and choose the one that makes sense for you.

 

These are unusual times so MIGHTY CAMPERS have put together a Get Moving Promotion as a way to say thank you for your incredible efforts! Prices are slashed for travel up until 31 October 2020 – from just $29 per day. That’s a three day holiday from only $87. They have also reduced the Liability Reduction option to $10 per day, and Inclusive Pack to $15 per day. Just book online or via the contact centre by 19 July 2020 to get the ‘GET MOVING’ deal. ​

Visit Waiheke Island for less with FULLERS . The Bike and Ferry Combo gets you to explore Waiheke Island like never before on a mountain bike! Cycle to cafés, past vineyards, or on rugged coastal tracks. There’s a convenient pick up and drop off – The Waiheke Auto Rentals office is located 200 metres up from the ferry terminal, into the carpark on the right. Return ferry fare – This $70 package includes one adult return ferry fare to Waiheke Island from Downtown Auckland.

KIWI EXPERIENCE. From 27th April, the COVID-19 alert level was reduced to Level 3.  As a result of this current status level Kiwi Experience has moved to temporarily close Kiwi Experience operations due to the travel restrictions in place by the New Zealand government. They will continue to review the situation as it evolves. They will be back on the road in late August and therefore are accepting bookings for Hop-on Hop-off bus passes from 31st August and for Small Group Tours from 7th September 2020.

If you are looking for the ultimate way to explore New Zealand, meet great people, visit amazing places and have total flexibility over your day to day itinerary, then check out STRAY. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and Stray’s duty of care to their customers and staff, they have made the decision to suspend all upcoming Stray trips in New Zealand, Australia and Asia until 1 November 2020. Learn more here.

Now’s the time to explore New Zealand for less with SPACESHIPS. These versatile vehicles can be used as a campervan or a car. Hire one for a super low price – Get a 25% discount: just book a 7-day trip or more and travel before 10 October 2020. Pick up in Christchurch or Auckland. No fee for one-way & no hidden fees. Discount will be applied automatically, as long as you book at least 7 days.

Want to ensure you get the best price for car rentals when you take a Kiwi rad trip? Compare rental cars in New Zealand to find the best rates at VROOM VROOM VROOM. Rental cars will be sold out before Christmas so don’t wait and book now!

Sit back and let GREAT JOURNEYS OF NEW ZEALAND connect you to a rich diversity of people and places throughout New Zealand. Their three iconic trains, Coastal PacificNorthern ExplorerTranzAlpine and the Interislander Cook Strait ferry offer a seamless connection between the North and South islands, and to many spectacular destinations along the way. Jump on for one leg, or sit back and relax for the whole journey. It’s the simplest way to experience New Zealand’s rich diversity and breathtaking beauty. So go on, hop on board.

Life in JUCY RENTALS has changed a little thanks to the infamous ‘C’ word (COVID-19). So please bear with them while they navigate the future of NZ tourism. Check here for what fleet is available from which JUCY NZ branch. We will update this as an when new changes are actioned. Book relocation specials online or call the JUCY crew on 0800 399 736.

If you’re considering a motorhome holiday DISCOVERY CAMPERVANS specialises in organising vehicle rentals in New Zealand and Australia. They have a fully dedicated customer service team to handle your reservation queries. Discovery Campervans has been built and developed with the support and continuing assistance of New Zealand’s largest Motorhome companies – Maui, Britz, Mighty, Jucy, Escape Campervans, Star RV,  Lucky Rentals, Pacific Horizon, Travellers Autobarn & Spaceships.
By booking your motorhome or campervan hire through their website, you will see up to date and competitive comparative prices.

ESCAPE RENTALS want you to travel NZ! Check out some of these specials – Summer 2020/21 Discounts: Book early and get a great 20% discount for next summer (travel from 01 December 2020 to 31 March 2021). Winter Minter: If you’re thinking about traveling in NZ between June and September 2020 they are offering a 30% discount for bookings made before the 30th of June 2020. 

INTERCITY offers New Zealand’s most flexible trip based bus pass that’s sure to put smiles on backpackers’ dials. Buy an InterCity FlexiPass® – an hours-based bus pass designed for backpackers and independent travellers who want to experience the real New Zealand. Go where you want, when you want and see New Zealand your own way, travelling alongside Kiwis and visitors alike. The more hours you buy on your FlexiPass®, the cheaper each trip becomes. You can work out how many hours you’ll need by looking at their sample routes or the network map. Remember your pass includes the Interislander ferry as well as a number of sightseeing day tours. Travel Examples: Travel 10 hours for $98, 40 hours for $328, 80 hours for $561.

Getting moving for the ultimate kiwi road trip with MAUI For a limited time check out these extraordinary deals, you could be seeing your favourites again or the bucket list places that you’ve always just meant to get to, at incredible prices. Travel May – Oct from $49 per day – that’s 3 days from only $147. Travel 25 May – 31 Oct 2020. Book before 19 July 2020. Summer Days – Liability Reduction option reduced to $29 per day (was $46 per day), and Inclusive Pack to $35 per day (was $58 per day). 

Sorry friends, SKIP services will remain suspended during Alert Level 2. We’re looking forward to bringing you cheaper, faster, funner bus rides around the North Island again as soon as we can! Keep an eye on this page for updates.

AIR NEW ZEALAND are out to impress. One way deals to Auckland ex Kerikeri, Kapiti Coast, Gisborne, Wellington, New Plymouth, Blenheim or Palmerston North are from $79! Check out details on their website.

GRABASEAT – offers cheap flights every 24 hours for budget conscious travelers. Tip- if you’re traveling often, make Grabaseat your browser home-page and stay up ‘til midnight, every night, to make sure you can get your hands one of Grabaseat’s $1 flight specials. What’s more, Grabaseat regularly offers Australian and Pacific Island deals too as well as rental car hire and accommodation and some outstanding international flight specials. Keep your eyes peeled daily, and check out Grabaseat.

And in the other corner, meet JETSTAR . Check out their Hot Fares section daily for great domestic and international deals. Last time we checked they were offering flights Auckland to Dunedin for only $39… this is getting crazy.

As summer approaches airlines and travel agents are pulling out some wickedly low prices. EMIRATES is making a statement  currently offering a range of fares to Europe and Bali at competitive prices.

For comprehensive travel packages, great service and some seriously competitive discounts on add-on such as insurance, visit your nearest FLIGHT CENTRE to ensure your international travel plans come together smoothly. Don’t trust New Zealand weather for new years? Pop over to Fiji or why not the Gold Coast at some of the most reasonable prices on offer!

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA includes meals and bags with all fares in what’s shaping up as an intensifying fight with other airlines across the Tasman. The airline will also include limited free WiFi on flights and improve its frequent flyer scheme. While the free WiFi will be for just 15 minutes, Virgin says it is the only airline to offer the service across the Tasman on all its planes. At least 23kg of baggage will be included in all fares.

Some would say New Zealand sits at the edge of the world, a three hour flight from Australia‘s eastern capitals. If that’s the case, New Zealand is all the better for it, making it the ultimate escape. QANTAS NEW ZEALAND offer Sydney to Auckland for AU$250 one way. Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $11 for Domestic or $70 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

There’s no time like the present to grab a deal from the student focused folks at STA TRAVEL. Students should check out the deals at STA travel to save on flights, accommodation and travel passes if you’re backpacking with a budget. If the prospect of flying on the cheap to destinations such as Fiji, Buenos Aires, Sydney or Thailand tickles your fancy, then it’s time to book online. STA TRAVEL offer a Book now, pay later! FLEXIpay your holiday from a $99 deposit and pay off the balance 10 weeks before you go. This massively changes the way you book travel. No sneaky interest payments and no need to smash the credit card!

To compare domestic flight prices within New Zealand, look no further than the handy HOUSE OF TRAVEL Cheap Deals search link that will filter your itinerary according to price across the major domestic airlines, saving you valuable net surfing time. These guys are all over flights to Australia at the moment from as little as $166 to Sydney!

Alternatively, take a quiz at WEBJET. This helpful travel filter offers a Cheap Deal Flight Finder on flights and accommodation domestically and internationally. Webjet enables customers to compare, combine and book the best domestic and international travel flight deals, hotel accommodation, holiday package deals, travel insurance and car hire worldwide.

Do you fancy scooting off to Singapore? Yes! Singapore’s SCOOT Airline offers weekly flights from Sydney to Singapore from AUD249 (19 November 2018 – 3 December 2018). Just pack a toothbrush and clean underwear!

Activities

The weathers heating up and the ocean is calling, it’s time to try your hand at surfing! RAGLAN SURFING SCHOOL  has an awesome reputation and the area is known for some of New Zealand’s best waves. Multi Day Lesson & Hire: Two day Surf Package including a beginner group lesson on day 1 and surf independently with our board and wetsuit on day 2. From $124. Surfs up!

Its one of those things that just has to be done and AJ HACKETT BUNGY are the guys to hook you up and they’re even willing to throw in a deal. Bungy jumping – invented in New Zealand for the mad thrill seeker. The rush of allowing an over friendly worker to attach a string to your legs and then jumping off a very, very high platform is entirely popular in our country, and after trying it you will realise why.

Check out what the ABEL TASMAN has to offer with a range of specials and deals for that area. Whether you’re a ‘scenic cruiser’ or a ‘sea kayaker’ these guys will be able to hook you up.  Call the friendly Reservations Team at the Abel Tasman Region Visitor Information Centre to book on 03 528 6543 or call in at 20 Wallace St, Motueka.

Look forward to a screamer of a weekend with these new deals from AUCKLAND JET BOAT TOURS.  Thrillseekers can now hit the waters from just $90 for adults or $45 for children. Check out their Combo Deals … to make sure that you have a truly unforgettable experience! Located at: Red Container, Top of the tidal steps, Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter.

Visiting the City of Sails? I you’re heading to the big city lights of Auckland you can save a whole lot on activities if you purchase an DISCOVER AUCKLAND PASS. This great deal gives you gives you access to six ‘must do’ attractions at one low price of $75 for adults and $40 for children. Discover Auckland Pass saves over 40% on package access to 6 great Auckland attractions.Includes Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo, Auckland Art Gallery, MOTAT, New Zealand Maritime Museum, and Stardome Planetarium. Only available online. Transport is not included. Adults: $75, Child: $40.

For a limited time only at YHA.  Gold Memberships are now just $119 (down from $350)! Gold Membership gives you access to a lifetime of travel discounts with YHA New Zealand, 10% off YHA accommodation worldwide, and lots of ongoing special offers. You’ll also receive a digital membership to Frequent Values for your first year, extending your savings across hundreds of cafes, activities and online shopping!