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Cycle Europe 2022

With the thought of borders opening sooner than later, perhaps now we can dream about visiting those destinations denied to us for the last couple of years.

Europe is always a popular destination and with the advent of Ebikes, cycle touring is accessible to everyone. It’s a wonderful way to immerse yourself in local culture. Bike and Barge trips allow you to unpack once, cycle a different route each day as the barge cruises along for you to board in the afternoon. Stay on board if you want a day off from cycling. Its up to you.

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Searle’s Exclusive Southern Explorer

11 days/10 nights Escorted Tour

DUNEDIN-INVERCARGILL-STEWART ISLAND-TE ANAU-MILFORD SOUND-QUEENSTOWN

$5179pp share twin

single supplement $1570

SMALL GROUP – MAXIMUM 15 PASSENGERS!

27 MARCH 2022-06 APRIL 2022

We are delighted to present our 10 day tour ESCORTED tour of Southland!  With so many of you wanting to visit the best of the south, we have designed this tour to experience it at its autumn best.

Highlights:

  • Royal Albatross Centre and Fort Taiaroa
  • Olveston House Visit & Lanarch Castle Visit
  • Journey along the Caitlins Coast stopping at stunning coastal viewpoints such as Nugget point and its photogenic lighthouse.
  • 3 night stay on Stewart Island with Kiwi spotting and Ulva Island Guided tour
  • Bill Richardson’s Transport World
  • Fiordland Jet & Cinema – Ata Whenua, Shadowlands
  • Breakfast daily, 5 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Milford Sound Day Trip
  • Back Road Excursion to Queenstown – not on the tourist map, this scenic route journeys through conservation park, river fords, farmland and river valleys, joining Lake Te Anau with Lake Wakatipu. 
  • Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & TSS Earnslaw Cruise

This tour starts in Dunedin and ends in Queenstown.  Flights are additional and can be booked to allow for extra days pre or post tour.

Travel to the Cook Islands

Our latest advice from the Cook Islands Government which may effect your upcoming travel plans

·    All future tourists to the Cook Islands aged 12 years and above will need to be fully vaccinated (except those with a medical certificate).

·    Inward arrivals to the Cook Islands restricted until 11.59pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021 (NZ Time).

·    Inward arrivals to the Cook Islands restricted until New Zealand has no community transmission for 14 days.

·    Visitors from New Zealand likely to be allowed once New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

·    For the official Cook Island Tourism advice CLICK HERE

Note : CKT = Cook Islands Time, 1 day behind New Zealand

Vaccinations – there is limited information surrounding this new requirement, however the intent is clear – those 12years and above who are not fully vaccinated will not be able to travel to the Cook Islands. We expect proof of full double vaccinations will take the form of the Vaccination Certificate which you can apply for CLICK HERE. Please ensure that your Vaccination Certificate names exactly match your passports to avoid potential check-in problems – non-matching names may result in you being denied boarding at check-in. We do not believe the purple vaccination cards you receive will suffice, you will need to separately apply for the official Vaccination Certificate. We are also not sure if there will be a requirement to be vaccinated for at least 14 days prior to arrival, which is now standard with many other countries, therefore we recommend expediting your vaccinations as quickly as possible. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you will require a medical certificate to that effect, we presume issued by your GP or registered Health Specialist. Please note we are unable to apply for your Vaccination Certificates on your behalf, this is your responsibility.

Border Closed to midnight Wed 29th September 2021 (NZT) – after this date the travel outcomes are currently unknown and will evolve over time. However at this initial stage we believe that it is unlikely travel will be possible prior to and including Sunday 10th October 2021. On a departure date basis, our team will be reaching out to those affected in this date range, to discuss individual circumstances and requirements. For those departing from 11th – 17th October 2021 inclusive, we recommend that you hold your booking until we hear the NZ Government Update scheduled for Monday 4pm 20th September 2021. And for those departing from 18th October 2021 onwards, we also ask that you wait until the update next Monday 20th September 2021, so more informed decisions can be made about the likelihood of your travel progressing.

If you will not be vaccinating in the future, then it would appear that there is no point continuing to hold your booking, as it stands at present you will be unable to travel. Therefore we would recommend you cancelling your booking as soon as possible, so as to avoid as best possible any Supplier related cancellation fees.

Remember we are here to do everything we can to facilitate the best possible outcomes for you, although as you can hopefully appreciate, we are currently experiencing very high demand and we ask for your patience while we work our way through these new and evolving Covid19 developments.  

Cruise the Kimberley in 2023

Right now cruise options close to NZ are limited. Those of an excellent quality are rare, and those cruising the best of destinations are rarer still. These cruises, with Silversea, are selling quickly for those very reasons. Cruise in luxury on a small ship around an otherwise difficult to access, but stunningly beautiful coastline.

10 Day ex Darwin to Broome or VV

17 Day ex Fremantle to Darwin

18 Day ex Cairns to Broome

Valid for sales until 31 October or until sold out

Luxury cruises of the Pacific in 2022

Cruise close to home on board the luxurious Le Paul Gauguin. Elegant, intimate and newly renovated, this ship will explore the Pacific islands including Tahiti, Cook Islands and Fiji next year.

We understand you may be hesitant to book your next cruise, particularly in the coming months. So take advantage of a SERENITY booking policy allowing for a reduced deposit to confirm your reservation, final balance due closer to the departure date and softened cancellation conditions. This policy is valid for any new cruise booked between 1 July and 30 September 2021, departing before 31 December 2022.

Book early and SAVE up to 30%! New to Paul Gauguin? – Receive $800 off your first voyage. Ts&Cs apply.

P&O Cruises ex Auckland

Cruises departing Auckland July 2022-November 2023

To take the worry out of booking your cruise, check out P&O’s Covid flexible policy here

Lion King Auckland Season

24 June 2021-18 July 2021 – no performance on a Monday

100 million people worldwide have witnessed the phenomenon that is Disney’s THE LION KING and finally New Zealand audiences can experience this unparalleled theatrical experience for themselves.
THE LION KING will open for a strictly limited season on Thursday, 24th June 2021 at Spark Arena in Auckland, in a specially designed theatre-mode layout.  

Package includes 1 night accommodation and price category 5 ticket pp

Featured Hotel:
Nesuto Stadium Auckland Hotel & Apartments (approx. 300m from Spark Arena)
Quad share 2bedroom apartment – $239pp*
Triple share 1bedroom apartment – $259pp
Twin share superior hotel room – $269pp*

Ticket upgrades, hotel and duration alternatives available. *These prices are based on midweek minimum occupancy as listed, room only. Subject to availability, Ts&Cs.

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Kia Orana!

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

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

Gold Coast Packages

We have teamed up with Air NZ and Go Holidays to offer you 7 night Gold Coast Packages including flights and accommodation from Auckland from just $820pp share twin. Book and pay by 13 May 2021.

AIR SAFARI Cape York

This exciting 7 night tour starts and finishes in Cairns and visits the best of the Tropical FAR North. With a combination of air, boat and 4WD you will see the best of this region from the best vantage point. Join the group departure on the 3rd of July 2021, or get a group of friends together for your own charter and travel when you like!

So spread your wings and #visitaustralia!