Travel deals: Tall sail tour through Auckland Harbour and forgotten Fiordland

Tall sails in Auckland with the Maritime Museum

A Family Pass for two adults and two children aged under 14 years is discounted to $100 (usually $125) for entry to the New Zealand Maritime Museum and a one-hour sailing experience aboard heritage vessel Ted Ashby. At Auckland Viaduct Harbour, the museum offers a wealth of historical stories and extensive galleries, filled with artefacts ranging from the early days of voyaging, shipwrecks and European immigration to a quintessential “Kiwi-as” bach, New Zealand beach culture and memorabilia from the thrilling America’s Cup Yacht Race. The discounted Family Pass is available until October 31. The museum is open daily from 10am until 4pm, with last entry at 3pm.

Contact: The Maritime Museum, (09) 373 0800, e-mail [email protected] or check

Velocity Valley welcomes speed fiends

Fast thrills guaranteed to get your adrenaline rushing are on offer at Velocity Valley adventure park in Rotorua until the end of this month. Usually $55pp, activities are currently priced at $40. Choose from the Freefall Xtreme, Shweeb Racer, Swoop or Agrojet.
Contact: Velocity Valley in Ngongotahā, Rotorua, 0800 949 888, e-mail [email protected] or book online using the promo code NZProud at

Adventure free in the Waikato

Gather together three friends or loved ones for a full day’s adventure in the Waikato, where you’ll cycle, walk, lunch and be taken on a private glow-worm tour. The Double Couple Bubble Adventure is currently available to a group of four people but the collective price is for just three people. Use the code DOUBLE when making your online booking, which ensures the fourth member of your group goes adventuring for free.
Contact: Lake District Adventures, 0800 287 448 or text 027 728 7448 or book online at

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