What’s the number one thing standing in between you and your dream trip to the South Pacific? If you’re like most Canadians, the answer is a long haul flight. “If I could just take a nap in my living room one day and wake up in Australia, then I’d go!”
Air New Zealand’s thought of that. Their Economy SkycouchTM transforms a row of Economy seats into a couch after takeoff, complete with bedding and pillows. It’s a world first! Now, you can stretch out, snuggle up with your partner, or give your restless kids a play area to enjoy on your way to Sydney, Auckland, and the Cook Islands.
Speaking of, here’s a taste of where our multi-city Fare of the Month could take you!
Set out on a hair-raising climb on the edge of Sydney Harbour Bridge to earn the best seats in the house. For an extra thrill, embrace your inner daredevil and take the climb at night to enjoy the breathtaking technicolour panorama.
Head to the historical Bondi Baths to enjoy casual bistro dining to the tune of the Pacific collapsing into a vast lap pool. Serving up pots of mussels, surf and turf platters, and local entertainment, the Icebergs Club Bistro is the only place you’ll want to be on a warm, breezy afternoon.
By bicycle, by horseback, or by hot air balloon, Hunter Valley begs to be explored. Australia’s oldest wine region is just a two-hour drive from the big city. Go vineyard hopping, tour award-winning distilleries, or indulge in local cuisine at the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival.
Next stop, Auckland! Start with a visit to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand’s largest collection of renowned and contemporary pieces, avant-garde experiences, and international exhibitions.
A tried and true favourite among our New Zealand-based Expert Travellers, Waiheke Island is a must for foodies. Pretty much everything served up in Waiheke is roll-your-eyes-back good. Try an impromptu food tour with your fellow travellers to taste as much as you can!
Hop on a quick ferry ride to Rangitoto Island and spend a day enjoying the great outdoors. Hike the Summit Track to the crest of an aged volcano, catch the road train for views of Hauraki Gulf, or grab a torch and explore the island’s network of lava caves.
Rarotonga is flawless. A visit to the idyllic Cook Islands is the perfect way to complete your journey through the South Pacific. Explore the islands at your own pace, but be sure to save time to visit the Aroa Marine Reserve. This lagoon is undisturbed by motorized boats and provides a tranquil home for fantastic underwater marine life.
After a relaxing day at Muri Beach, stick around and explore the eco-friendly Muri Night Market. A gold coin lets you borrow a plate to reduce waste as you taste your way through traditional Cook Island dishes.
Expert Traveller, Curtis Sauve of Toronto, recommends, “This was one of the best ways to kick off the holiday. Try to arrive by 5 pm to ensure you get the full selection of food. There is a variety of home-cooked dishes ranging from seafood, noodles, meat veggie dishes and lots and lots of desserts. All of the food is made by local aunties on the island so when it’s gone it’s gone!”
It’s secluded and untouched, with 15 motus (islets) sprinkled across this huge turquoise, sunlit blue lagoon... it’s the sweetest escape. Just one 45-minute flight from Rarotonga and you’ve landed in a tropical paradise, Aitutaki.
Cruising Aitutaki with the locals is simply a must-do! Enjoy tall tales, live music, and spectacular views of the South Pacific’s best kept secret.
Contact one of our Expert Travellers today for this limited time in-store only flight deal. Ask them about September’s Fare of the Month and let them design your ideal itinerary.