Kia Orana!

Bubble#2! Time to book your Cook Islands getaway!

5 night packages from Auckland from $1270pp share twin!

Trafalgar are launching a new campaign to inspire you to travel again.  Join them for a sensory discovery of Europe.  Their team of experts are ready to take you on a virtual journey around Italy, France, Scotland and Ireland – all from the comfort of home.

From tasting Chianti with a Tuscan winemaker to hearing an Irish celebrity chef share one of her favourite recipes, this is a must-attend event for those dreaming of when they can travel again.  Discover how you’ll “Tour Differently” and worry-free with Trafalgar.

Register HERE

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.


Calling all Air enthusiasts

Special Event – 1 Set Departure, Small Group Tour – Max 20 Passengers

Come and experience a truly, unique piece of New Zealand’s aviation history as you tour the South Island, aboard a Douglas DC-3. This aircraft flew as part of the National Airways Corporation (NAC) from 1947-1978 when it formed the country’s regional domestic airline. The aircraft has returned to National Airways Corporation (NAC) colours in recognition of its long and extensive history with domestic flights in New Zealand. The DC-3 is a dream way to travel, with wide doors and aisles, large ‘skyliner’ windows, comfortable seating, and great in-flight service options available. We bring to you the ultimate opportunity to join us for a 9 day, very special experience, touring through the South Island aboard this this classic aircraft.

Viking Sessions Napier

Steve, from Viking Cruises, is holding two information sessions at the Masonic Hotel in Napier on Thursday 26th of November. 

This is not a hard selling session – quite the contrary.  This is an opportunity to learn, dream and plan.  Viking will be sharing their Risk Free Guarantee, their current position in the market, and their three types of cruising: Rivers (European and Mississippi), Ocean and their new Expedition cruise.  You will hear about some of their popular itineraries open through to 2023.

If you have ever considered cruising, in any form, large or small, near or far, register your interest with jody@searletravel.co.nz with your choice of session.

Session 1 – Afternoon tea 1-1:30pm, Presentation & Question Time 1:30-3pm

Session 2 – Drink and Canapes 6-6:30pm, Presentation & Question Time 6:30-8pm

Steve from Viking is an excellent speaker and source of cruising information.  Viking is spectacular cruise line, traditionally selling out their cruises well in advance with a high repeat clientele.

Best NZ holiday option yet!!


No need for a sober driver, no need to spend hours driving to see the South Island, this itinerary is the most convenient and luxurious tasting tour around – perfect for any cocktail connoisseur!

Viking Cruises

The Viking Way of exploration is a commitment to delivering profoundly enriching journeys that immerse you in the history and culture of each destination while fostering the creation of lifelong friendships with your fellow like-minded travellers.

Importantly, The Viking Way places your wellbeing and comfort before all else, always.

After 23 years in the industry, their perpetual promise of ‘no kids and no casinos’ has become more than just a point of difference — it is now a point of reassurance in this new era of global travel. When it comes to forward-thinking cruising, there really is no comparison.

While our small, state-of-the-art Norwegian ships have consistently operated to the highest of health and safety standards, as the world continues to change in ways that we never could have imagined, we will continue to develop and improve procedures to protect all those on board.

When the time is right to travel again, The Viking Way will lead the way.

CLICK HERE to Explore the Viking way

Viking Ocean Sales to 30 November 2020

NZ for NZ’ers

These tours have been designed specifically for Kiwi’s supporting New Zealand owned and operated hotels. There is a little less hand holding and more free time on these tours.

All itineraries can be done as a self-drive option, tailored to suit your needs as a family, a couple or a small group of friends.

Travel in the luxury 4-5* Leopard Coachlines with toilet facilities on-board the larger coaches.

NZ Golf Tours

Fancy a round? Get a few mates together and hit the golf course. These tours require a minimum of 6 passengers:

We’re Back!

Hi everyone – sorry it has taken so long for us to update the website, but we have been locked out of it right through level 4 and 3, and only gained access again today.

We want to assure you all that we are still working on each of your reservations to obtain clarification for each component of your booking and to advise you accordingly.

Suppliers are constantly updating/changing their policies so please continue to bear with us.

We are working reduced/staggered hours, and are open from 9am to 2:30pm weekdays, however please make an appointment as not all consultants are in the office each day.

Throughout this very difficult time we have been so lucky to have the support and understanding of our very valued clients. It has made this unique time in our industry much that much easier. To those of you who have just stopped by to say hello, thank you. It has been lovely to see you.