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.



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There is no better time to book a last minute campervan trip than now! Explore New Zealand in the cooler months in any MIGHTY CAMPERS and get 25% OFF the Daily Rate. Locations – Queenstown to Auckland or Christchurch to Auckland. Travel dates: 13th May – 29th Aug 2019. Book online!

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. Autumn Aotearoa Sale has started! Save up to 44% off their most popular bus passes. This offer is available for a limited time only, limited spots on bus departures across the off-peak season. Spots are filling up fast. Two examples – Super Funky (44% off) save $650! The Tiki Pass  (40% off) save $480! Don’t miss out!

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 STRAYHoly Sh*#p! Have you herd about Stray’s amazing deals this month? Save up to $400 on selected Freestyle Passes this month – Ewe know you want to! Offers end 4 June 2019. 

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.

When roadtripping, keep an eye out for JUCY RENTALS. Checkout the JUCY Relocation Deals. Sometimes they need to get a vehicle from one JUCY branch to another. When they do, they offer JUCY lovers amazing prices to take their wheels from A to B! The daily rate (starting from as little as $1) includes unlimited mileage and Risk Taker excess reduction. Each offer is limited to certain travel dates, and comes with specific extras like a free tank of fuel or Interislander Ferry ticket. Terms and conditions apply. They are extremely limited so get in quick. 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 Lucky Rentals, 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 this summer with some of the best deals we have seen for the off season! Check out May Madness- Low hire rates for May 2019 travel – from $19 per day! Book by 31st March 2019. Travel Validity 1 May 2019 – 31 May 2019.

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 80 hours for $545.

Hiring a car or campervan can get pretty expensive if you’re planning a long drive, so booking early with MAUI will really pay off. Maui is offering 25% off when you hire any of their motorhomes and pick up from Queenstown or Christchurch then head north dropping off in Auckland. Explore the snow capped mountains, crystal clear lakes and thick native forrest of the south and make your way north for beaches and bustling cities. Travel *13 May – 29 Aug 19. Book before 26 May 19.

New budget coach service, SKIP, has hit North Island roads. Skip, launched by InterCity Group, offers affordable travel between Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Wellington, with fares as low as $5. Being an express service, Skip has limited stops meaning passengers will arrive at their destinations much faster.

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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. Packages start from 2 days surfing lessons, 1 night accommodation for $145. 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.  The six attractions are Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo, New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland Art Gallery, Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), and Stardome Planetarium & Observatory), plus access to a free nightime show at Stardome. Only available online. Transport is not included.

Book your Interislander foot passenger fare with YHA and get a sweet deal! At $51* per person, it’s the cheapest adult fare available. This can’t be booked online so have a chat to the front desk staff at any YHA-managed hostel or contact their friendly Customer Services team [email protected] Conditions – you can change dates prior to time of check-in, subject to availability of this special $51 fare. Non-refundable. This fare is subject to availability and is not offered for travel between 18th December 2018 and 1st February 2019.