Travel offers of the week: -20% on Ruapehu mountain accommodation

Mount Ruapehu is home to two ski areas - Whakapapa and Tūroa.

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Mount Ruapehu is home to two ski areas – Whakapapa and Tūroa.

Winter is the ideal season to visit the heart of the North Island. The Ruapehu area is home to two ski areas – Whakapapa and Tūroa – while geothermal attractions can be found around every corner in Taupō.

The Ruapehu Mountain Motel and Lodge is perfectly located for snow lovers hitting the slopes and the property is currently offering 20% ​​off when booking five nights.

Read on to find out more.

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Mid-week savings

Check into Ohakune’s Ruapehu Mountain Motel and Lodge for five nights Sunday-Thursday and save 20%. The property is perfectly positioned for snow lovers heading to the Tūroa and Whakapapa ski areas. Offer is valid through October 31, 2022. Use promo code “WMWS544” when booking.

To book: ruapehumotel.co.nz

extreme air

AJ Hackett's Taupō Swing reaches speeds of 70 km/h.

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AJ Hackett’s Taupō Swing reaches speeds of 70 km/h.

New Zealand’s highest water jump isn’t exciting enough? Combine it with a 12,000-foot skydive with Taupō Tandem Skydiving for an additional 45-second freefall and views of Lake Taupō. The Air2 combo includes skydive and bungee, plus a photo and t-shirt, for $376. Add $86 to include the Taupō swing.

To book: taupobungy.co.nz/deals

Two nights, tea and tea

Devonshire Tea from Bradley's Garden.

Visit Ruapehu

Devonshire Tea from Bradley’s Garden.

Te Awa Glamping is a luxury tented accommodation located on the bank of the Whanganui River. Book two nights and add a visit to Bradley’s Garden Country Estate for a Devonshire tea and mini putt. The tea and tea package includes dinner for two at Te Awa for $1080.

To book: teawaglamping.co.nz/adventure-packages

Three-day cycling adventure

Old Coach Road in Tongariro National Park

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Old Coach Road in Tongariro National Park

Take three days to explore the heritage overpasses and Jurassic rainforest of Ohakune’s Old Coach Road Bike Trail. Includes e-bike rental, two nights of accommodation at Powderhorn Castle, one-way transfer to Horopito, and meals for $479. Valid until September 30, 2022.

To book: travel-booking.stuff.co.nz

Remote bush glamping

The quirky but comfortable cottage accommodation at The Flying Fox.

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The quirky but comfortable cottage accommodation at The Flying Fox.

The Flying Fox is an accommodation offer nestled in the Whanganui National Park, accessible only by cable car or boat. Book two nights Monday-Thursday and save 10% on accommodation. Use the promo code “Midweek10%web” when booking. Valid until August 31, 2022.

To book: visitruapehu.com/deals

Stay safe: New Zealand is currently under Covid-19 restrictions. Follow the instructions on covid19.govt.nz.

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