Spend a week or two here and you'll fall in love with New Zealand. Some of the best natural landscapes you’ll ever experience are right here in the South Island. Wildlife to wineries, glaciers to mirrored lakes, modern cities to unique villages, the South Island offers adventure, fun and relaxation.
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New Zealand’s South Island is made for self-drive holidays. Take advantage of your member discount.
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Self-drive & Group Packages
GREAT-VALUE, PLANNED ITINERARIES
Planned yet flexible, these packages let you experience the best of each destination at your own pace
Self-guided and group-guided packages with car (or bus hire) are available for Australia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island and Fiji where you can drive on the left. UK is next. Hawaii also coming soon with "right drive" lessons! Be sure to click the Travel Packages (general travel) tab above as well.
With fun activities that suit everyone from kids to adults, and the planning stress taken away for you, this package is a great way for you and your partner, family or friends to visit some of New Zealandâ€™s best holiday spots. It's also perfect for couples and small groups. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,042 per person.
The South Island of New Zealand hardly needs an introduction - its reputation as an outdoor lover's paradise ensures its presence on many people's bucket lists. On this 9-day adventure, be introduced to the highlights of this gorgeous region and participate in a range of exciting activities. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,136 per person.
From wildlife encounters to relaxing boat cruises, this 9-day South Island package is the perfect self-drive option for an unforgettable couples getaway. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,274 per person.
Join us on this 10-day experience of the unique and characterful wildlife and scenery of New Zealand's South Island, from marshland to rainforest and from snow-capped mountains to the sea. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,563 per person.
Across New Zealand, you can find everything from untamed wilderness to rich culture. Visiting places like Auckland, Queenstown, and Rotorua, you will explore icy glaciers, raft through white waters, zip through lush forest and much more. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,854 per person.
Discover beautiful waterfalls, majestic mountain ranges, and more over 12 magical days, basking in the best scenery and natural hot pools along the way. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,423 per person.
On-land activities are paired with fantastic onboard entertainment to make this 13-day New Zealand cruise an unforgettable and relaxing experience... Approx. saving off retail value: $1,511 per person.
Bungee jump in Christchurch, brave the white-peaked rapids of Queenstown, track through New Zealand's spectacular glacier region and so much more on this exciting 15-day adventure guarenteed to get your adrenaline pumping... Approx. saving off retail value: $2,372 per person.
New Zealand farmstays offer a real taste of rustic, authentic Kiwi farm life. Enjoy 15 days staying on real farms or at charming B&B's meeting wonderful people and seeing and doing fun and interesting things every day. Approx. saving off retail value: $1,685 per person.
Bask in the best scenery and natural hot pools New Zealand has to offer over 16 magical days. Highlights include the majestic Milford Sound, geothermal Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Waiheke Island, and much more... Approx. saving off retail value: $2,974 per person.
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FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRAVELER
Less structure, more freedom and great value inclusions that matter
Don't see exactly what you want? These are just examples. Submit a booking enquiry and we'll prepare a travel plan for you that will delight you. Be sure to click the above tab for Tour Packages as well.
Visit Auckland's Sky Tower, join a guided city tour, and enjoy a harbour dinner cruise. Board the iconic Northern Explorer, New Zealand's scenic rail journey from Auckland to Wellington and visit the Waitomo glowworm caves. Continue to the South Island for more adventures aboard the Coastal Pacific. A beautiful way to explore New Zealand... Approx. saving off retail value: $1,934 per person.
Flights, car hire, all silver and gold standard accommodation, Franz Josef wildlife centre, Milford Sound coach tour and cruise, Olveston House tour and evening penguin tour in Dunedin, Akaroa nature cruise, dinner at a French-themed restaurant, then there's NZ itself, an absolute delight. Visit the glaciers, beautiful Wanaka and Dunedin plus a whole lot more. We can tailor this package to suit the number of days you have available... Approx. saving off retail value: $1,216 per person.
Gives you access to specially discounted holiday packages not available elsewhere.
Locks in the savings for up to a year (sometimes longer) giving you flexibility.
Deposit value comes off the discounted price as your initial deposit.
Australian Escapes negotiates special "bulk-buy" packages at Bronze to Diamond standard resorts with genuine discounts up to 60% off the lowest prices offered elsewhere. We pass on those huge discounts directly to you saving you heaps.
Tip #1: Affordability is the key
We promote a range of very affordable stays, for example 2, 3, 5 and 7 nights. You can make an immediate booking or you can buy a "Deposit voucher". The real value to you is that you can get away more often.
Tip #2: Vouchers lock in the deal
The first advantage to you of an Australian Escapes voucher is that it holds the discounted prices for up to 12 months, sometimes longer. You can decide later when you want to get away. You can stay 4 nights, 6 nights or more than 7 nights as well.
Vouchers showing this symbol are fully transferable.
The voucher may be transfered (gifted) to any other individual or the deposit value may be transferred to a booking at a different participating property. Voucher expiry date and terms and conditions continue to apply. Voucher transfers are done in the "MY RESORT VOUCHERS" section of our website.
Tip #3: Voucher bundles give you the best value
The best deal is to buy a "Voucher Bundle". You will receive more deposit and discount value for your investment with access to multiple discounted holidays.
Tip #4: Your deposit voucher comes off the discounted price
The voucher deposit value comes off the discounted price of the holiday. So for example, let's say you have a $79 voucher and you want to stay 5 nights at the promoted resort. The discounted price is $549 for example. We will deduct your $79 voucher and you pay the balance at the time of booking, being $470. It's simple, and the overall advantage to you is you get to stay at top-class resorts at a much more affordable prices.
Tip #5: Early booking gets you the best dates
Book your first stay as soon as possible after you receive your vouchers to get the dates you want, especially if booking for spring and summer.
Why haven't I heard of this before?
If you have heard of Australian Escapes resort vouchers (marketed since 2001) you will already know that we offer by far the best deals available.
Discounted resort marketing using vouchers has been done in Australia since the early 1980's. Packages were originally promoted via telemarketing however that method has become less popular in recent years. There are only a few companies that continue to sell discounted resort packages by phone. If you only have a mobile phone, chances are you have not been called.
Australian Escapes has been at the forefront of discounted resort marketing since 2001. This was long before any online hotel & resort promoters appeared. We stopped promoting resorts by phone in 2016. We have now made discounted resort packages available via online channels such as Facebook and Google. From 2019 Australian Escapes returns with its legendary discounted holiday deals. You'll never pay retail again!
What's the catch?
There are no catches: no time-share seminars to attend, nothing extra to spend. These are simply specially-negotiated, bulk-buy packages that enable resorts to fill rooms that might otherwise go empty.
How it works in a nutshell:
You buy a voucher or voucher bundle
You receive an email with order confirmation linking you to the "My Resort Vouchers" area of our website.
You can print the vouchers and rate package details.
When you are ready to make a booking you log into "My Resort Vouchers" and submit your booking request.
No payment is required until the booking is confirmed with the resort or hotel.
The resort will usually confirm your booking on the same business day.
You'll receive an invoice and will have 24 hours to pay the final balance.
Savings off retail (including other accommodation and travel websites) can be as high as 60%.
What is involved in the travel club membership?
Travel club membership is optional and gives you many additional advantages. Read about the membership.