Top destinations for your next getaway

Time to book accommodation for Labour weekend


 
 
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Hi there,

Need a little pick-me-up while waiting for some warmer weather to kick in? Check out our top six holiday destinations, perfect for a lazy getaway over Labour weekend.

And, if you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your summer holiday. If you’re keen on something affordable, great for groups and near the beach, one of our holiday parks might be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

Book a break!

 
 


 
 

 
 


 

Plans for Labour weekend? 

 

Here are our top six holiday destinations from last month – check out what all the fuss is about.

 


 
 
 


 

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Millbrook Resort Manuka Lodge Belle Mer Apartments
Queenstown Ohakune Mount Maunganui
From $265 From $195 From $265
 


 
 
 


 

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Riverrun Booklovers Cottage The St James
Wanaka Waiheke Island Hanmer Springs
From $380 From $345 From $199
 


 
 

 
 


 

Roll on summer!

 

There are plenty of options that are all great value for money. Ranging from camp sites to cottages, there’s something for everyone.

 


 
 
 


 

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Picton Top 10 Holiday Park Opunake Beach Holiday Park Orongo Bay Holiday Park
Picton Opunake Russell
From $22 From $25 From $42
 


 
 
 


 

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Pounawea Accommodation Centre Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort
North Catlins Queenstown Lake Taupo
From $13 From $55 From $60
 


 
 

 
 


 

Upcoming events

 
 
1 World of Wearable Art

23 Sept–11 Oct, Wellington
2 NZ Burlesque Festival Tour

16 Oct, Dunedin
3 Armageddon

23–26 Oct, Auckland
4 Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival

24 Oct, Paihia
5 Soul Fest 2015

26 Oct, Auckland
 

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Thanks to everyone who entered our EcoZip competition last month. A big congratulations to Trevor from Auckland who will find himself winging his way through the forest at EcoZip Adventures very soon!

Happy holiday planning, see you next time.

Cheers,
Daniel & the Travelbug team

 

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New Zealand Destinations

 
International Destinations

 
NORTH ISLAND
Auckland

 

Northland

 

Paihia

 

Coromandel

 

Bay of Plenty

 

Rotorua

 

Waikato

 

Hamilton

 

Gisborne

 

Ruapehu

Lake Taupo

 

Taranaki

 

New Plymouth

 

Hawke’s Bay

 

Napier

 

Wellington

 

Manawatu-Wanganui

 

Palmerston North

 

Wairarapa

 

Martinborough

SOUTH ISLAND
Nelson

 

Marlborough

 

Picton

 

Blenheim

 

West Coast

 

Christchurch

 

Canterbury

 

Hanmer Springs

 
Kaikoura

 

Fiordland

 

Queenstown

 

Lake Wanaka

 

Otago

 

Dunedin

 

Southland

ASIA/PACIFIC
Singapore

 

Hong Kong

 

Bangkok

 

Bali

 

Phuket

 

Fiji (Nadi)

 

Tonga

 

Rarotonga

 
AUSTRALIA
Sydney

 

Melbourne

 

Gold Coast

 

Brisbane

 

Perth

 
EUROPE
London

 

Paris

 

Rome

 

Venice

 

Florence

 

Barcelona

 

Edinburgh

 
USA
New York

 

Honolulu

 

San Francisco

 

Los Angeles

 

Miami

 

Vancouver

 

Las Vegas

 
 
 


 
 
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Ski steals, food fests and win an iPad mini!

 
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Rightio, we are in the thick of winter now and the ski fields are off to a roaring trade – Mt Hutt and Treble Cone both have 3+ metre bases! We have some sweet all-inclusive ski packages on offer this month.

And if the cold isn't your thing, there are some half price hotel deals going in Australia currently. We've listed five of our favourite foodie events in and around Aotearoa over winter and spring. But wait, there's still more – you could win an iPad Mini simply by telling us a bit about your travel patterns.

Cheers!

This week's sweet deals

 


 

 


 

Australia sale – up to 50% off. Book by 28 July!


Sydney

Sydney from $192

Fancy 30% off at this super central Sydney 4.5-star aparthotel? Valid for weekday travel. Amenities include outdoor pool, spa & fitness facilities. Book by 28 July. Valid for travel until 17 October.


Noosa

Noosa from $154

Stay three nights in a one or two bedroom deluxe apartment in Noosa and save up to 50% throughout the week and 28% in the weekends! Book by 28 July. Valid for travel until 17 October.


Gold Coast

Gold Coast from $173

Stay three nights in the 'GC' and save 40% at this 4.5-star aparthotel. Enjoy sweet facilities like an indoor & outdoor pool, spa tub, gym and sauna. Book by 28 July. Valid for travel until 17 October.

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Secret sale deals – book by 31 July



Queenstown 4.5-star from $113


This Queenstown 4.5-star hotel is a steal at $113 for select nights in July, and $131 throughout the ski season. Free parking is included too.



Auckland 4.5-star from $119


An inner-city 4.5-star hotel for $119, with 95%+ positive reviews and just a short stroll to the waterfront. Valid for bookings till 31 August.



Wellington 4.5-star from $125


This Wellington 4.5-star hotel is a great base for work or play. Rates from $125 on the weekend and $132 during the week. Valid for bookings till 31 August.



Rotorua 4.5-star motel from $99


This 4.5-star Rotorua motel offers free parking, continental breakfast and a duo spa bath, all for under $100 – sweet! Valid for bookings till 31 August.

 


 

 


 

Fill in our Travel survey and be in to win

You could win an iPad Mini (16GB, Wi-Fi only) by completing our July travel survey and helping us learn more about how Kiwis book travel.

It should take just a few minutes, so fill it out and be in to win.

Complete the survey and enter the draw


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Five awesome foodie festivals

Eat your way around New Zealand over the next few months! Here are a handful of our favourite foodie events on offer:

Visa Wellington On a Plate – 9-25 Aug
Street Eats – 10 Aug, Auckland
Kaikoura SeaFest – 5 Oct, Kaikoura
Akaroa French Fest – 11-13 Oct, Akaroa
Summer FAWC – 1-10 Nov, Hawke's Bay

Visa Wellington On a Plate - 9-25 Aug
 


 
 


 

Ski packages in the south


Queenstown long weekend

Queenstown long weekend

Package includes three nights with breakfast at the 4.5-star Kawarau Hotel (the closest hotel to the Remarkables), two 2-day NZSuperpasses valid for skiing and riding at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. From $489 pp.


Methven bargain break

Methven bargain break

Package includes two nights accommodation in a double ensuite room at Breckenridge Lodge and 2 x adult 2-day NZSuperpasses valid for skiing and riding at Mt Hutt. Valid till 4 October.


Snow Excuse packages

Snow Excuse packages

Already got digs? Snow Excuse have the slopes covered, from 3-day beginner ski packages with lessons, gear and transfers, to 7-day ski passes to all the slopes in the Southern Lakes.

Sweet August Queenstown hotel deals

 


 
 


 

Quick travel reads

Planning (or dreaming) about travelling to Europe? Make sure you are clued up before you leave home. Here are a handful of light reads that will go nicely with a cup of tea…

London tube etiquette
World's leading beer festivals
London's foodie hotspots
Tips for travelling around Spain
20 of the best European holiday bargains

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Love the snow?

A number of ski areas around NZ have teamed up to make it easier to hit the slopes. With all the great snow around, there's never been a better time to get out there for the first time, or to give it another go! 

Check out the site, lovethesnow.co.nz and go into a draw to win an awesome weekend for four to Queenstown and Wanaka that includes almost everything! Competition ends 2 August.

Check out lovethesnow.co.nz


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That's all from us – stay tuned for some super, exclusive deals over the coming weeks.

Cheers from the team at Travelbug!

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New Zealand Destinations

International Destinations

NORTH ISLAND
Auckland

Northland

Paihia

Coromandel

Bay of Plenty

Rotorua

Waikato

Hamilton

Gisborne

Ruapehu

Lake Taupo

Taranaki

New Plymouth

Hawke”s Bay

Napier

Wellington

Manawatu-Wanganui

Palmerston North

Wairarapa

Martinborough

SOUTH ISLAND
Nelson

Marlborough

Picton

Blenheim

West Coast

Christchurch

Canterbury

Hanmer Springs

Kaikoura

Fiordland

Queenstown

Lake Wanaka

Otago

Dunedin

Southland

ASIA/PACIFIC
Singapore

Hong Kong

Bangkok

Bali

Phuket

Fiji (Nadi)

Tonga

Rarotonga

AUSTRALIA
Sydney

Melbourne

Gold Coast

Brisbane

Perth

EUROPE
London

Paris

Rome

Venice

Florence

Barcelona

Edinburgh

USA
New York

Honolulu

San Francisco

Los Angeles

Miami

Vancouver

Las Vegas

 


 
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