Travel offers of the week: Australia’s first bubbletent…
A 3.5-hour drive from Brisbane in the New South Wales high country you’ll find a unique glamping escape where there’s nothing to do but relax.
Mirumiru is a transparent bubbletent providing a 180-degree stargazing experience from the comfort of a queen-sized bed or vintage outdoor bath. Book two nights this summer and knock A$200 (NZ$217) off the rate.
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Sleep in a bubble
Mirumiru is Australia’s first bubbletent glamping experience, accommodating two adults in a suspended transparent tent under the stars. The off-grid accommodation is set on a privately-owned farm just a short drive from Tenterfield, New South Wales. Use the promo code “Summer25” for $200 discount for two-night stays. Redeem until February 28, 2023.
To book: mirumirububbletent.com.au
Enter the Arctic
Spend ten days exploring the fjords, glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen, the largest island of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Viva Expeditions runs cruises to the harsh polar terrain in the Arctic Ocean, touring the remote settlement of Longyearbyen, the 14th of July Glacier and towering cliffs of Alkefjellet. Save up to 25% on 2022/2023 expeditions when booking before April 3, 2023. Includes all meals, guided shore landings, a photographic journal and an official expedition parka. From $13,098.
To book: vivaexpeditions.com
Start your engines for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix this September 17. From $3759 per person, House of Travel’s four-night package includes grandstand tickets to the 63-lap event at Marina Bay Street Circuit, access to the concerts on the Padang Stage, accommodation and daily breakfast. Book until June 29, 2023.
To book: houseoftravel.co.nz
Luxury hotel The Rees is home to five luxury villas overlooking Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Book the Relaxation Package and secure three nights’ accommodation in a lake view room, a 60-minute couples massage, a two-course dinner, daily breakfast, and a bottle wine. From $327.50 per person, per night.
To book: therees.co.nz
Three nights in Hawaii
Book three nights at Waikiki Beach landmark hotel The Royal Hawaiian, known as the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific’, and enjoy all the extras, including an ocean room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, bonus US$100 hotel credit, and waived daily resort fees. From $2719 per person twin share until February 6, 2023. For travel between May 1 to June 23, 2023.
To book: travel-associates.co.nz
Paddle and pedal
See the French settlement of Akaroa from the land and sea. Visit Akaroa’s paddle combo deal includes one hour of freedom kayaking around the picturesque harbour and one hour bike rental to explore the township. For $27 the deal takes 25% off the standard rate for two people. For travel within one day of booking.
To book: visitakaroa.com
Five nights in paradise
Spend five nights at Samoa’s famous Return to Paradise Resort & Spa from A$479 (NZ$516) per person. The package with My Samoa includes accommodation in a Garden View room, a 30-minute massage for two, airport transfers, daily breakfast, and WST$200 resort credit. Redeem by January 31, 2023. For travel until October 23, 2023.
To book: mysamoa.com.au
Save $80 when booking the private family fishing deal with Top Catch Charters Kaikōura. The package for two adults and up to four children (aged 12 and under) runs for two hours in the breathtaking surroundings of Kaikōura and includes craypot lifting and a take-home bucket. Skipper Malcolm Halstead will also fillet and prepare your catch. Pay $395.