For Kiwis looking to escape the day-to-day in these surreal times, Expedia has looked into its traveller trends for the best places to explore, coupled with great saving tips to make the most of your holiday.
For the last-minute planners, rest assured, there is still time to bag a bargain, particularly for the Easter or school holiday period. Expedia has some great offers for the domestic explorers with up to 50% off on select hotels between 16 March – 16 April 2020 for travel between 16 March – 31 May 2020. ( Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Expedia.co.nz standard booking terms and conditions apply.)
North Island Destinations
Escape to Whitianga to enjoy the beaches, water sports and boat excursions perfect for a family getaway. Offering luxury living at a great rate, the Sovereign Pier on the Waterways is perfect for large groups.
For couples and friends who want to escape and be one with nature, Lake Karapiro Lodge is also offering great deals.
For those who prefer the hustle and bustle of the city, opt for a home away from home in the heart of Auckland.
South Island Destinations
Families interested in exploring Christchurch can score deals at the family-friendly aparthotel Arthur’s Court Motor Lodge.
For the more adventurous, head down to Queenstown for an action-packed weekend and bag a bargain at the family-friendly Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront or city central stay at the Millennium Hotel.
Expedia’s top tips for travelling during these unprecedented times:
Stay informed – as the situation continues to evolve, ensure you’re on top of the latest travel advisories and regularly check updates from local authorities.
Flexibility is key – we strongly encourage travellers to book options with flexibility like free cancellation and changes.
Hit the road – Kiwis are blessed to have beautiful spots just a few hours’ drive away. Whether it’s a beach location, in the wilderness or in the hustle and bustle of a big city, there’s options for every type of traveller.