Experience 1:

The Auckland Explorer bus is a great way to get around and see some of the highlights that the city has to offer. At around $42 for a 24-hour pass (way cheaper than a taxi!) this hop-on-hop off option includes sightseeing with guided commentary as well as transport to all the major attractions, such as the Auckland Museum, Parnell Village, Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, the Auckland waterfront and the Sky Tower.

Speaking of the Sky Tower, why don’t you check out the best outlook of Auckland while you are there – 360-degree views for up to 80km and at a price of only $24.50 per person. Or take to the water on a Fullers Harbour Cruise!

The cruise takes in the best views of the three major Auckland icons, the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island and the Sky Tower from the sea, in about for 1.5 hours.  The cruise includes full on-board commentary, morning or afternoon tea and a free return ferry ticket to Devonport, so you can visit this wonderful seaside village, all at a cost of around $39 per person.

Experience 2:

Rotorua is where New Zealand culture really shines. Get yourself a TePuia day pass for a great mix of geothermal touring and Maori cultural experience. Once a fortress, TePuia protected the people and its culture from warring tribes.

Today TePuia stands as a symbol of protection for New Zealand arts, crafts and culture, upholding the values of Maori – past, present and future. On this tour you will visit the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, Kiwi House (with real kiwi birds!), Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley where geysers, mud pools and boiling waters still play after 40,000 years and a traditional Maori performance – not to be missed! And all that for only around $55 per person.


Auckland City Oaks »

Fancy a central CBD location and free Wi-Fi? Yes, please! Most rooms at the Auckland City Oaks have balconies and a supplied continental breakfast pack included in the rates. Secure undercover parking directly below the property with easy access to guest rooms makes Auckland City Oaks the perfect ‘home away from home’.

Ibis Rotorua »

The Ibis Rotorua is a great value hotel that is excellently located close to the lake shore, within a five-minute stroll to the city centre restaurants, shopping and some of Rotorua’s popular tourist attractions. Guests are also able to access facilities at the neighbouring Novotel Rotorua Lakeside.

- Ellie Downs, Flight Centre Cruise Specialist, Altona Victoria