Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

Want a night in one of New Zealand's most modern hotels for $99 or a wild Wanaka adventure that usually costs $300 for a donation instead? Now's the time.

There's bargains to be had across the country as local tourism begins its recovery.

As Kiwis look at getting away for a weekend now that pandemic lockdown rules have eased, we put the callout across Newshub Travel, The AM Show and Magic Talk for local businesses who rely on tourism to get in touch with any deals they have on offer.

Below is a collection of the best deals we've been sent. Have you seen a great one we're missing? Let us know on the Newshub Travel Facebook group.

Hotels 

Palazzo Motel, Nelson

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

One-bedroom spa apartment $160 per night or $145 per night for two nights.

Studio suites $125 per night or  $115 per night for two nights.

Free continental breakfast included for any AM Show watchers (must mention deal when booking and at check-in).

For more information including available dates, get in touch via the website.

Whangaparaoa Lodge

A 14-room lodge just north of Auckland in Whangaparaoa on Little Manly Beach.

Book direct and save 10 percent off the standard online booking prices (Booking.com and Expedia) and they'll donate 5 percent of the stay to a local charity.

Deluxe 'Dine and Stay' offers an upgraded room with a dining voucher to use at a local restaurant - save on the price, get an upgrade and spend it locally.

For more information including available dates, get in touch via the website.

Queenstown's mi-pad Hotel

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

A fun, modern, local hotel start-up in Queenstown's town centre that's currently offering rooms for $99 per night. 

Also has its own app, which offers contactless, remote check-in and is full of useful features to make a great stay.  

Newshub Travel has previously visited mi-pad and highly recommends the app.

Contact Josh at www.mipadhotels.com

Holiday Parks

Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park, Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park, Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park and Takapuna Beach Holiday Park are offering either 50 percent off the second night on a two-night stay, or a three-night stay for the price of two.

Commodore, Christchurch and Queenstown Park Hotel

The Commodore is offering $199 bed and breakfast while the Queenstown Park Hotel is offering a $299 bed and breakfast. Mention Newshub and also receive a free rental car during your stay.
Available Friday - Sunday nights.

Rotorua City Homestay

For the next 12 months, they are offering 30 percent off normal room rates. 

For a double it's now $130 a night, including breakfast.

Their website is rotoruacityhomestay.com

Holiday Homes Queenstown

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

A luxury lodge on Queenstown Hill that sleeps up to 14 people and usually rents at $1200-$1500 per night, this is on special for $800 per night through June.

That's for 14 people and includes all linen and a clean on departure. 

For July and August, the rate will be $1080 per night, perfect for families or couples travelling together.

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Sixteen private cottage suites, each with its own entrance, described as perfect the hideaway. Each cottage boasts views of the rugged coastline and the untouched Remutaka Ranges.

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

Wharekauhau Country Estate will reopen on June 26 with a very special rate of $995 until September 2020. This includes one night’s accommodation for two in a private cottage suite, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, a four-course dinner and Wharekauhau's famous farmhouse breakfast.

Experiences 

Waiheke Wine Tours

This boutique small rustic wine tours company has 30 percent off all its wine tours till November. 

Contact Sharon via: www.waiheke-winetours.co.nz

Southern Alps Air

Mt Aspiring National Park, Mt Aspiring, South Island, West Coast, New Zealand, Australasia

Reduced rates on all flights of up to 50 percent off, including the amazing Mt Aspiring and glacier flight for only $150 (normally $330).

They can be contacted on 0800 345 666 or email info@southernalpsair.co.nz.

Guided mountain tours

Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. Panoramic shot from the highest point, showing the beauty of the crater lake and surrounding country. You can see three people in the distance which emphasises the scale of this beautiful live volcano.

One day guided tour up Tongariro reduced from $285pp to $175pp.

One day guided Ruapehu climb reduced from $295pp to $195pp.

For more information including available dates, get in touch via their website.

Go-karts in Cromwell

Experience the go-karts at Highlands for $30, plus you get to spin the wheel of fortune.

For more information including available dates, get in touch via their website.

Queenstown eBike tours

Ride to the Sky Queenstown has a 25 percent discount for all of May and can do family deals too.

It runs fully guided eBike tours up Grants Peak on purpose built tracks and through working farms  

Stargazing

Southern Hemisphere

Naseby Nightsky Tours is offering a Queen's Birthday weekend special.  

People are taken to a dark sky location five minutes from the township of Naseby (Central Otago) where they are given a tour of the night sky using telescopic objects.  

The cost is normally $50 per adult and $35 per child (under 16 yrs), but they are offering a 25 percent discount over Queen's Birthday weekend. Tours will be restricted to people within their own bubble..

Bookings at nasebynightskytours.wixsite.co.nz/home.

Queen Charlotte Track 

Experience the stunning Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds. Wilderness Guides are offering a 40 percent discount on a three day independent walk from trips booked from October 1 to the end of November.

You don't even have to carry your backpack as these go by boat each day and it's restaurant dining all the way.

Contact them on 0800 266 266 or through their website

Skydiving

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

Queenstown's NZONE Skydiving is offering Kiwis a 12,000ft tandem skydive for  $299 (normally $379) from Queen's Birthday Weekend until further notice.

NZONE Skydive is New Zealand's first tandem skydive operation and is celebrating 30 years of skydiving.

Wildwire Wanaka 

Now this is an amazing deal - Wildwire Wanaka is offering their waterfall climb - which usually costs $300 - for a Koha to all New Zealanders.

Get Spooked

Normally Spookers is strictly R16 with a "no ID no entry" rule, but for the next couple of weeks they have are dropping the age restriction to 13 years and lowering the price by $10. It is now $45 for all four attractions plus a group photo each.

Kaikoura Kayaks

Kaikoura's original kayak operator, in the business since 1998, is offering one adult at half price with every full paying adult for the next two weeks.

Phone 0800 452 456 or head to www.kaikourakayaks.nz

Underworld Adventures on the West Coast.

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

Underworld Adventures in Charleston on the West Coast of the South Island is offering a 20 percent on its award winning Underworld Rafting & GlowWorm Cave Tours.

For more information including available dates, get in touch via their website.

Attractions

Wellington's Cable Car

Wellington's iconic Cable Car is letting kids ride for free with a paying adult every weekend through to the end of June.

Zealandia 

Wellington's Zealandia ecosanctuary is offering free entry until further notice.

Auckland Zoo

Revealed: A guide to the best hotel and tourist attraction deals under COVID-19 alert level 2

Auckland Zoo is super excited to welcome everyone back to Auckland Zoo from Wednesday May 27 and is offering day passes for the reduced rate of $19. The zoo will not be selling tickets at the gate, you need to book a visit online. 

For more information including available dates, get in touch via their website.

Are you a tourism operator currently offering special deals? Email details to travel@newshub.co.nz

 

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