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October Newsletter

 


 

Hello New Zealand!

A long weekend is finally upon us, and summer is just around the corner – sweet!

Now is the perfect time to plan that summer holiday break, or nab a last minute long weekend deal. Whether it's a camping ground in the far North, or a motel in the deep South, we have you covered. In fact Travelbug has the greatest range of New Zealand accommodation bookable on one website.

This month we unveil some cool functionality designed to make bookings even easier. Plus, we showcase a handful of New Zealand's award winning tourism activities. And if you are after a secret hotel deal for the whole family, you are in luck!

Check out this week's sweet deals

 


 

 


 

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Our brand spanking new login feature lets you create a profile and save time each time you book by not having to fill in all those pesky fields.


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You can save payment details, and mobile bookings are now a breeze on our mobile site.

Plan your trip with our shortlist feature, save that shortlist across any device and share it with friends. Easy!

Best of all, you don't have to create a new profile or remember another password, because you can login using your Trade Me account or your Facebook account to save even more time!

 


 

 


 

Secret sale deals – book by 31 October!


Auckland from $109

Auckland from $109


Awesome family deal! Sleeps 2 adults & 2 kids, includes breakfast and a free drink. Close to Eden Park and the Zoo – valid for travel till 31 May 2014.


Wellington from $112

Wellington from $112


This 4.5-star hotel has great reviews, is super central and easy to get to for those travelling in and out of the capital. Deal valid for travel till 26 Jan 2014.


Rotorua from $104

Rotorua from $104


With free parking and free Wi-Fi, this 4.5-star Rotorua hotel is a bargain! Kids stay free too. Super handy location. Deal valid for travel till 31 May 2014.


Queenstown from $102

Queenstown from $102


This 4.5-star Queenstown hotel is five minutes' walk to all the action. Parking is $10 per night. Deal valid for travel till 27 Jan 2014.

 


 
 


 

This month's quick travel reads

How to take better travel photos
What is the world's best passport?
Top Halloween alternatives for travellers
The reclining airline seat debate
Five top history roadie stops in the North

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Spirit of Queenstown


Visit the Southern Discoveries website

Premier tourism operator Southern Discoveries are launching daily Scenic Cruises. These will go from Queenstown, across Lake Wakatipu, to Mt. Nic (Mt. Nicholas Station High Country Station) on their new, luxurious catamaran 'Spirit of Queenstown' on 1 November.

Experiences on offer at Mt. Nic will include high country walking, 4WD Musterer's Safari into the back country and a unique woolshed experience. Adults from $55.

Visit the Southern Discoveries website

 


 

 


 

Summer activities for the Kiwi roadie

Each month over summer we aim to bring you some of New Zealand's most iconic and interesting tourism experiences products. Think you have seen it all? Think again!



Ulva's Guided Walks, Stewart Island

Stewart Island, abundant with bird and marine life, is a must do for wildlife enthusiasts. Ulva Goodwillie owns Ulva's Guided Walks; she is a direct descendant of the first Maori people of the island. In fact she is named after Ulva Island where the walks take place! Ulva's Guided Walks include half day walks, and full day experiences that include kiwi spotting in the wild. Rates start from $125 per adult.


Sail Barbary Cruise, Lake Taupo

Sail Barbary Cruise, Lake Taupo

Sail Barbary run tours to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo. And, to our knowledge, are home to the only floating cinema on New Zealand's waters. Rumour has it that Errol Flynn won the Barbary in a card game in the 1930s! Rock carving cruises start at $35 per person, with BBQ dinner cruises from $55 and movie cruises (from 1 December onward) at $65.

 


 

 


 

Congrats to our recent competition winners, Adrienne from Christchurch, who won a fantastic summer break in Hawke's Bay and Chris from Dunedin, who won a night at the newly opened Heritage Christchurch.

That's all for this month. Stay tuned though for some amazing competitions and deals next month. We are feeling extra generous in the lead up to Christmas! Have an awesome long weekend.

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