Planning for Fiji

Since the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, Fiji has made health and safety its top priority. Due to the country’s quick and effective response to COVID-19, Fiji was able to contain the virus from a very early stage and mitigate any risk of outbreak within the islands.

The government’s effective containment measures put in place in March meant Fiji was able to officially declare itself COVID-contained in June. Now, with the introduction of the Care Fiji Commitment, travellers can be assured that Fiji is a safe destination to enjoy on their next visit to the islands.

When borders open, or a travel bubble is established, passengers will need to download the Carefiji app, Fiji’s contact tracing app, prior to travel.

In the meantime Fiji has been getting ready to welcome you back to their shores through the implementation of best-practice COVID-19 control policies and protocols. It is their commitment developed in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) so that you can have a relaxing and safe holiday in Fiji.

Seabourn Europe 2022

When looking to cruise, more people are choosing quality rather than quantity. In the current environment, small ships are the ships of choice.

Step aboard any one of Searbourn’s vessels, and you’ll enjoy a sophisticated and luxurious small ship cruise like no other. You will feel as though you’ve been invited to sail on a private yacht.

Each small ship cruise offers all ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed accommodations, an open-bar policy serving premium wine, champagne and spirits, and a world-class dining experience, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller.

Seabourn Cruise Line offers unique, all-inclusive, luxury cruise holidays, featuring ports of call around the globe with service consistently ranked best of the best.

Experience the rich history and cultural diversity of the European continent in 2022 on board one of four Seabourn ships. Choose from 68 hand-tailored itineraries visiting marquee ports and hidden harbours.

Huka Lodge & Golf

Escape the Hawkes Bay for a 2 night stay at NZs most famous luxury lodge. This 2 night package includes 18 holes with golf cart and 2 nights accommodation in a junior suite. Plenty of time to wander the grounds, walk to the falls and enjoy the river.

Luxury SKI in Wanaka

Stay at the luxurious ranch style lodge, Mahu Whenua, accessible to Treble Cone, Cardrona or Coronet Peak. This 3 day itinerary can be extended or added to the end of your South Island trip to end on a high note!

Otago Farmhouse Gardens

Cost $3790 share twin or $4390 single – departs 17 November 2021

7 Day / 6 Night tour visiting Queenstown, Central Otago’s best gardens and the Oamaru Victorian Fete.

Meet the farmers, wander their beautiful gardens and enjoy the charm of quaint gold rush towns on this small group garden tour of the Otago region. Art Deco elements, Ranfurly, Fleur’s famous café at Moeraki and Oamaru’s Victorian Fete are special highlights.

Enquire with jody@searletravel.co.nz

Canterbury Springtime Gardens

Departs 27 October from $3890 share twin or $4490 single

7 Day / 6 Night Tour with stays in Hanmer Springs, the Canterbury Countryside and Akaroa with a visit to the Hanmer Springs Fete

On this springtime New Zealand garden tour the blooms are at their very best. You’ll enjoy private farmhouse lunches with country hospitality from the Hurunui to Mt Somers and Banks Peninsula too. Among the numerous highlights are lunches at Flaxmere Farm, Akaunui Farmhouse and Fisherman’s Bay and the  gardens at Giant’s House and Ohinetahi. 

Taranaki Rhododendron Gardens with Moa Tours

From $2990 pp share twin

Dates 13-18 October or 16-21 October 2021

6 Day / 5 Night tour visiting the best Rhododendron Gardens in the central North Island with stays in New Plymouth, Whanganui and Tongariro National Park

This New Zealand garden tour makes the most of New Plymouth during full rhododendron bloom. Meet private gardeners and wander magnificent Pukeiti and Tupare. Other highlights include Whanganui, Cross Hills garden in the Manawatu and the Chateau Tongariro. This small group tour focuses on showcasing the most beautiful gardens of the North Island.

Enquire with jody@searletravel.co.nz

Princess announces one of its largest programs ever with a full 12 months of cruises on offer. The year-long season will feature 4 ships visiting 108 destinations in 33 countries with 90 unique itineraries. The program offers 26 cruises with departures to or from Auckland sailing to New Zealand and Australian destinations, as well as a selection of cruises across the Pacific.

Glamping from Christchurch to Queenstown

This package is self-drive and independent, designed for glampers and hikers and those seeking extraordinary adventures. 2 night stays at two unique glamping sites, a 2 night/2 day Trail adventure at Welcome Rock including an overnight in an historic mountain top hut. From French Akaroa, to stunning Waitaki Valley near Kurow, the Clay Cliffs and Lindis Pass enroute, an alpine scenic flight, to incredible Welcome Rock —1000 hectares under conservation covenant since 1911, to protect and preserve The High Country….a very unique experience

Glorious Great Barrier

Great Barrier Island is unique, with its own special atmosphere. It is an outdoor destination where you can en-joy hiking and meeting locals in pubs. The island is a summer idyll, and features the most beautiful Island scenery – white sand beaches, tidal bays, canyons and rocky hills covered with native bush.