New Zealand Holidays

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New Zealand holidays are a mixed bag packed with awesome adventure, mad scenery and best of all they can be done on a shoestring budget. There are two islands to explore- North and South, you should definitely and see both, but if you're on a tight schedule you should probably stick to the South Island first. NZ holidays are a brilliant choice for the adrenaline buff - Queenstown is the go for daredevil activities like bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting and jet boating to name a few and if you're handy with an ice pick you can join a hair-raising ice climb adventure at either the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers.

A holiday in New Zealand is great for the hiking enthusiast - check out the Fiordland National Park in the south west corner of South Island, there's a bunch of great trails here like the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track. A cruise through Milford Sound with its towering mountains and sheer rock faces soaring 1200 feet has been described as one of the most beautiful places on earth and is New Zealand's most visited tourist attraction.

If you're on the lookout for cheap New Zealand holidays try camping in one of New Zealand's many camping grounds and holiday parks. You don't have to rough it (although there are plenty of spots where you can if that's your bag) with places like Aaron Lodge in Dunedin offering all the modern comforts at a no-sweat cost. Lanarch Castle is a big draw card in Dunedin; built in 1871, it is New Zealand's only castle and offers breathtaking views as well as some pretty cool gardens. Dunedin is home to one of the oldest Universities in New Zealand as well, so naturally the city has a ripper nightlife and party scene.

The North Island is full of gems and treasures, the geysers and mud pools of Rotarua are awesome (if not a little stinky)while the hot springs are a relaxing treat that combined with a massage is pretty hard to beat. The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's most spectacular landscapes and has heaps of gorgeous wildlife too -swim with dolphins, scuba dive with manta rays, explore shipwrecks and rocky coastlines. The Waitomo Caves are the North Island's famous underground glowworm caves, there's a bunch of adventure activities you can do here like black water rafting, abseiling down huge chasms and in Waitomo itself you can go horse riding or quad biking. No need to stress about where to stay either, there's a stack of New Zealand holiday accommodation to be found on the North Island that will suit all tastes and budgets.

Getting around is fairly easy in New Zealand and if you hire a campervan you can take your accommodation with you. Student Flights offer great deals on New Zealand holiday packages that can include flights, accommodation, tours and car or campervan hire. You can design an itinerary yourself or leave it up to our expert staff to make suggestions for you.

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  • Auckland Flights + 3 Nights

    from $619*

    • Return economy class airfare to Auckland including prepaid taxes.
    • 3 nights accommodation at the 3-star Ibis Auckland in a Standard Room.
    Travel departing from:
    Brisbane from $619*
    Melbourne from $629*
    Sydney from $649*
    Hobart from $799*
    Adelaide from $819*
    Cairns from $905*
    Canberra from $985*
    Darwin from $1109*
    Perth from $1299*

    Auckland's best value 3 star accommodation, offering 100 newly refurbished, functionally designed rooms with a range of bedding options, broadband internet access, LCD flat screen and Sky TV. Located in the same complex as Novotel Auckland Ellerslie, guests guests can enjoy all the facilities of an international 4 star hotel at a fraction of the cost

    Only a 15 minute drive to Auckland CBD and 25 minute drive to the International Airport. Convenient to Auckland's key event centres, business parks and shopping districts including Sylvia Park, ASB Showgrounds, Mt Smart Stadium and Ellerslie Convention Centre. Easy access to southern motorway and ample free parking, with an award winning restaurant and garden bar.
  • Auckland Flights + 3 Nights

    from $629*

    • Return economy class airfare to Auckland including prepaid taxes.
    • 3 nights accommodation at the 4-star Scenic Hotel Auckland in a Standard Studio Apartment.
    Travel departing from:
    Sydney from $629*
    Brisbane from $675*
    Melbourne from $679*
    Hobart from $825*
    Adelaide from $939*
    Cairns from $959*
    Canberra from $1089*
    Darwin from $1225*
    Perth from $1275*

    Scenic Hotel Auckland welcomes guests to enjoy stylish inner- city accommodation that offers space and convenience. A lavish renovation of this heritage building blends its fabulous art deco architecture with a contemporary feel and modern comforts

    As a guest Scenic Hotel Auckland offers spacious apartment style rooms, many with full self-catering kitchens, excellent city views from many rooms, penthouse and upper level apartments with own balconies and secure access, restaurant and bar, and a convenient central location

    Directly across the road guests will find the city's "The Edge" entertainment precinct, home to the Auckland Town Hall, Aotea Square and Centre, Imax theatre and the iconic Civic Theatre.
  • Auckland Flights + 3 Nights

    from $635*

    • Return economy class airfare to Auckland including prepaid taxes.
    • 3 nights accommodation at the 3.5-star Mercure Auckland in a Standard Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily for up to 2 children aged 16 years and under, when dining with adults.
    Travel departing from:
    Sydney from $635*
    Brisbane from $675*
    Melbourne from $685*
    Hobart from $825*
    Adelaide from $945*
    Cairns from $959*
    Canberra from $1089*
    Darwin from $1229*
    Perth from $1275*

    Located in the heart of Auckland's waterfront area, Mercure Auckland overlooks the spectacular harbour and bustling CBD. The Mercure Auckland offers a variety of guest rooms all equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, SKY TV, minibar, iron with ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, and high speed internet access

    Guests also have access to 24 hour room service, a fully equipped gymnasium, laundry and dry cleaning services, undercover valet parking, eight meeting rooms catering for up to 200 delegates and 24 hour reception and concierge to assist guests during their stay.
  • Auckland Flights + 3 Nights

    from $675*

    • Return economy class airfare to Auckland including prepaid taxes.
    • 3 nights accommodation at the 3.5-star Mercure Auckland in a Standard Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily for up to 2 children aged 16 years and under, when dining with adults.
    Travel departing from:
    Brisbane from $675*
    Melbourne from $685*
    Sydney from $709*
    Hobart from $855*
    Adelaide from $875*
    Cairns from $959*
    Canberra from $1039*
    Darwin from $1165*
    Perth from $1355*

    Located in the heart of Auckland's waterfront area, Mercure Auckland overlooks the spectacular harbour and bustling CBD. The Mercure Auckland offers a variety of guest rooms all equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, SKY TV, minibar, iron with ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, and high speed internet access

    Guests also have access to 24 hour room service, a fully equipped gymnasium, laundry and dry cleaning services, undercover valet parking, eight meeting rooms catering for up to 200 delegates and 24 hour reception and concierge to assist guests during their stay.
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