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Discovering the Locals of New Zealand
Meet the locals of New Zealand as they rave about everything the destination has to offer. New Zealand’s dramatic landscape speaks for itself, but it’s the people... Read More »
New Zealand
6 Things to Know Before Campervanning Around New Zealand
Wide-open landscapes, spectacular drives and endless mountains, coupled with a wide choice of campsites and some beautiful wild camping spots, make New Zealand the... Read More »
New Zealand
6 of the Best Lord of the Rings Locations in New Zealand
In 2019, it was 64 years since The Return of the King – the third and final instalment in JRR Tolkien’s world-famous fantasy trilogy – first hit the... Read More »
World
5 Perfect Winter Holiday Destinations
Dreaming about escaping the rain and cold for somewhere warm and sunny? Look no further than our selection of the top destinations for the perfect winter... Read More »
World
The Best Places to Travel to in 2020
Looking for somewhere new to go on holiday in 2020? A destination that offers a wealth of unique experiences and things to do, whether that’s a colourful culture,... Read More »
New Zealand
5 of the Best Hikes on the North Island, New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited. With its vast landscapes, snow-capped mountains and endless hidden gems, you could easily spend a... Read More »
South Pacific
Top 10 Things to Do in Fiji
Heading for Fiji? There's so much to this South Pacific gem than just beaches and overwater bungalows. Discover what we're talking about with our guide to the top 10... Read More »
World
The Best Places in the World to See Wild Dolphins
Everyone loves dolphins. Their friendly smiles and playful nature fast-tracks them right to the top of many a must-see wildlife bucket list, with dolphin-watching tours... Read More »
World
The Stargazer's Guide to the World
Amid the frenetic day-to-day of work, bills, taxes and meetings, we sometimes forget how insignificant our lives are in the grand scheme of things. All it... Read More »
New Zealand
Top Tips for Touring the Hidden Gems of New Zealand's North Island
New Zealand needs no introduction. With its beautiful scenery, friendly people and adrenaline-inducing activities, it's a dream destination for travellers all over the... Read More »
New Zealand
The Best Ways to See New Zealand’s Glaciers
New Zealand features on most travel bucket lists, and it’s not hard to see why; with its deserted beaches, winding coastal paths and undulating mountains, it’s a... Read More »
New Zealand
Water and Wine: Tasting my Way Around New Zealand's Landscapes
New Zealand is beloved for its Tolkien-esque topography and endless opportunity for adventure, but it’s the water-rich landscapes and majestic wine regions that... Read More »
How to Stay Fit on your Travels
Whether you’re travelling for work or play, keeping up with your usual fitness routine is tricky when you’re away from home. But fitting in a workout between... Read More »
New Zealand
Inside New Zealand's Weta Workshop
If you’re a film geek like me, the Weta Workshop is a must. I’m not ashamed to say that – from the moment I clapped eyes on its Hobbit hole-inspired exterior – I... Read More »
Flight Centre’s Top 10 Blog Posts 2018
Yup, it’s that time of year again. Time to look back at our favourite blog posts of the year to see what has got you travel-obsessed lot clicking in 2018. Here are our... Read More »
New Zealand
A City Guide to Christchurch
New Zealand isn’t short on incredible experiences, whether you’re venturing across its undulating landscapes or exploring the unique towns and cities. And no matter... Read More »
New Zealand
12 Drone Photos of New Zealand That Will Make you Want to Visit Right NOW
Just when you thought New Zealand couldn’t get any more mind-bogglingly beautiful, someone flew a drone over its best bits – capturing those wind-whipped coastlines,... Read More »
New Zealand
The Best Luxury Lodges: Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand
A hush fell over the boat as we rounded the corner and first set eyes on the Bay of Many Coves Resort. It’s easy to understand why though – this was to be the... Read More »
Los Angeles
Why You Should Upgrade to Air New Zealand’s Economy Skycouch™
Planning a trip to New Zealand or Los Angeles any time soon? Whether you’re travelling with kids in tow, as a couple, or on your own, Air New Zealand’s Economy... Read More »
New Zealand
A Guide to Flying Business Class with Air New Zealand
When you start likening your Business Class seat to your bed at home, the benefits of flying in a luxury cabin soon become clear – particularly when you’re... Read More »
10 Best Places to Escape the Winter Blues
We all know that winter in the UK can be a bit of a depressing time of year. The fanfare of the festive season is over, the weather is miserable and the dread of another... Read More »
New Zealand
Top Things to Do in Wellington
Beloved for its delicious coffee, clean air, laid-back culture and Hollywood connections, it’s easy to see why Wellington is beloved by Kiwis and travellers alike. If... Read More »
World
6 Instagrammable Travel Destinations for Autumn
Autumn is a magical season and its beauty always translates on camera. During the autumn, Instagram is brimming with images of freshly fallen golden leaves and... Read More »
World
A Beginner's Guide to the World's Best Wines
The world of wine can be an overwhelming one, but you don't need to be a connoisseur to appreciate the different varietals on a wine-tasting holiday. In fact,... Read More »
New Zealand
A Guide to Flying Premium Economy with Air New Zealand
I recently had the pleasure of flying from Auckland to San Francisco with Air New Zealand, seated in 25B, midway down their delightful Premium Economy cabin. And I can... Read More »
Australia
Cruising from Sydney to New Zealand
Sally Macmillan has made two previous trips to New Zealand, but a luxury cruise out of Sydney proved to be her standout voyage...Sydney’s beaches, Opera House and... Read More »
Where to Go in 2018
Once the dust has settled on the Champagne and fireworks, new year can be a gloomy time. It’s cold, it’s continuously dark, and spring feels like a million miles... Read More »
New Zealand
7 Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand
The Land of the Long White Cloud is a mystical, mysterious place, full of beautiful landscapes, outdoor adventures and the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Its'... Read More »
New Zealand
Tramping along New Zealand's Milford Track
Tramping – or trekking to us Brits – is a national pastime in New Zealand.  And with all that beauty in the backyard, it’s easy to see why Mark Boucher... Read More »
New Zealand
A City Guide to Auckland
New Zealand is one of the most iconic countries in the South Pacific. Despite being frequently overshone by its bigger counterpart Australia, the Land of the Long White... Read More »
New Zealand
A Guide to Road Tripping Around New Zealand's South Island
New Zealand is the ideal road trip destination, with postcard-worthy scenery, plenty of adrenaline-inducing activities and friendly locals. The gorgeous South Island... Read More »
New Zealand
7 Reasons You’ll Love Queenstown
The crowned 'Adventure Capital' of New Zealand, Queenstown is a scenic town on the country's South Island. It sits alongside Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand’s longest... Read More »
New Zealand
A City Guide to Wellington
New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, is situated at the southern tip of the North Island, nestled between the harbour and rolling green hills. Sometimes cited as... Read More »
New Zealand
5 Things You Have to Do in Christchurch
The largest and lushest city on New Zealand's South Island, Christchurch has long been known as the Garden City. And although it still wears the scars of the 2010/2011... Read More »
New Zealand
Eat Your Way Around New Zealand
What’s the best way to get to know the country that you’re in? Eat your way around it, of course...People want to taste where they are when they travel,” says... Read More »
How to Survive Travelling with your Partner
One of the most exciting things for couples to experience is to be lost overseas with each other. Travelling with your partner can mean discovering new places together,... Read More »
Asia
An Interview with Travel Bloggers Getting Stamped
We've all dreamed of quitting the daily grind to travel the world. Well, Hannah and Adam of the travel blog Getting Stamped actually did it. While their story is... Read More »
Canada
Our Most Inspirational Itinerary Videos: REVEALED
Have you ever been sat on your sofa watching TV, when a beautiful shot of paradise flashes up on the screen? Did it inspire you to book that plane ticket or explore some... Read More »
World
What I Learnt While Travelling the World
In June 2015, my sister Suzannah and I (Clara) packed up our London flat, said farewell to our family, friends and jobs and headed off on our round the world trip – in... Read More »
World
8 of the World's Best Cable Car Rides
Clambering up hills and mountains isn't everyone's cup of tea, which is why it’s no surprise that cable cars have become so popular. They give alternative vistas of... Read More »
New Zealand
How to Live like a Local on New Zealand’s South Island
Thinking of visiting New Zealand’s majestic South Island? At Flight Centre, we work closely with in-destination Experts who offer first-hand tips, advice and secrets... Read More »
New Zealand
Milford & Doubtful: The Best Ways to See New Zealand’s Sounds
Tucked away in the folds of the western coastline of New Zealand’s South Island lie the 14 sounds of Fiordland National Park. While each inlet, a large firth of calm... Read More »
5 Luxury Travel Experiences to Make Your Holiday Extra Special
Your holiday, your luxury getaway, your memories; when you step onto that plane and jet off to the exotic palms of Hawaii or the rugged beauty of New Zealand, you’re... Read More »
A Guide to Moving Overseas
If you’re reading this then you and I have something in common: we both want to leave Old Blighty in search of somewhere new. This year I decided to take the plunge... Read More »
New Zealand
6 of New Zealand's Best Cycling Trails
New Zealand: the land of mystical mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and fairy tale forests. There's so much to see in the Land of the Long White Cloud, and the best way to... Read More »
World
5 Alternative Stopovers You (Probably) Haven't Thought Of
Want to make the most of your holiday allowance this year? Why not roll several incredible places into one trip? Delving into the plethora of routes on offer... Read More »
Asia
Our Most Popular Travel Blogs of 2015
Looking for some much needed inspiration for the year ahead? Then you've come to the right place. 2015 was a great year for Flight Centre. We sent people packing to New... Read More »
South Pacific
Dream Travel Jobs: Australasia Expert Becky Greaves
How many countries have YOU been to? Well we've just found out that Becky Greaves – Flight Centre's pro when it comes to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific... Read More »
New Zealand
Family Travel: Discovering New Zealand
There’s a good reason why our Experts are so well informed when it comes to giving you trusted advice on your holidays – it’s because they have hands-on experience... Read More »
South Pacific
Fiji: The Happiest Place on Earth
In Fiji words like ‘paradise’ come to the lips very easily. That’s because this archipelago nation of 333 islands is blessed with a blissful panoply of... Read More »
Asia
How to Beat Jet Lag
There’s no two ways about it: jet lag is a pain. As your body adjusts to drastically different time zones, you can feel exhausted, dizzy, dehydrated and headachey,... Read More »
A Beginner's Guide to Trekking on your Travels
Want to summit a mountain, plan a multi-day hike or challenge yourself with a long-distance trail? Lace up your boots with confidence when you use Daisy Cropper's ... Read More »
World
7 of the World’s Greatest Adventures: as Experienced by Flight Centre
In honour of the new year fast-approaching, we’ve been talking about what 2016 will bring for travel. The word on everyone’s lips? Adventure. After all, what says... Read More »
Australasia
The Ultimate Luxury Lodges and Camps in Australasia
Want to stay in the depths of the Australian or New Zealand wilderness? Want to do it in style? And with some of the best food and wine on the planet? Well we’ve got... Read More »
Getting More Bang for your Buck: The Best Currencies Right Now
On a budget? Travel doesn’t always have to break the bank. One way to cut your holiday costs – if you’re not fussy about your destination, that is – is to let... Read More »
New Zealand
New Zealand’s Secret Islands
It's not just the North and South islands, you know. New Zealand has lots of secret plots just waiting to be discovered – from far-flung volcanic spots to quaint... Read More »
New Zealand
New Zealand: The Most Photogenic Place in the World
As a landscape photographer, and blogger of In a Far Away Land, Marta Kulesza is always on the lookout for the best scenic shots. Since moving to New Zealand, Marta has... Read More »
The UK Makes Arrivals Even Easier
Attention all Australian, Canadian, Japanese, New Zealand and American nationals! Travelling to the UK just got even easier. The government Registered Traveller service... Read More »
New Zealand
The Story Behind the Image: Dolphins in Kaikoura New Zealand
Welcome to our new series, The Story Behind the Image, in which we ask our team of Airfare Experts to share their favourite travel moments captured on camera. Our first... Read More »
New Zealand
Top 5 Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand
There is something about visiting the adventure sport hotspot of New Zealand that makes usually sedate travellers say ‘why not’ to leaping out of a plane and other... Read More »
New Zealand
5 Museums to Visit in Auckland
Unlike most capital cities, Auckland isn't exactly packed full of museums; not that it seems to bother visitors who use it as a launch pad to explore New Zealand’s... Read More »
New Zealand
7 of the Best Hotels in New Zealand
New Zealand is an area of abundant natural beauty and a long time favourite destination for Flight Centre customers. So there is no wonder that 3 Kiwi cities were... Read More »
New Zealand
5 Must Visit Areas for any Trip to New Zealand
New Zealand is a country that is remarkably geographically diverse. One third of its land is protected, with a lush landscape of sweeping coastline and beaches, ancient... Read More »
New Zealand
6 Day Trips from Auckland to Get you Out of the City
If you're keen on holidaying in New Zealand then you should check out our Tourism New Zealand promotion for fantastic offers.If you’re travelling to New Zealand... Read More »
New Zealand
Why you need to visit Christchurch, New Zealand...now!
New Zealand is a destination deserving of at least a couple of weeks' exploration. Even if you're visiting friends and family, it would be a shame to travel across the... Read More »
New Zealand
How to enjoy New Zealand if you're not an extreme adventurer
New Zealand is known for its natural beauty and extreme adventures. Most people visit to take part in any number of adrenaline heavy activities. But what if that's not... Read More »
New Zealand
Campervanning our way through New Zealand: Our Highlights
Barry from Worldy Nomads tells us about his campervanning trip in New Zealand.We’re always a little embarrassed when we talk about what we did, or more importantly,... Read More »
New Zealand
An adventurous photo journey through New Zealand
Travel blogger, Arianwen Morris, takes us on an adventurous journey through New Zealand and shows us some of the most amazing things to do in this beautiful country.It... Read More »
New Zealand
5 Places to Eat in Auckland
Heavily influenced by Melbourne’s café culture, Sydney’s signature fine dining and Asia’s love of fresh and vibrant dishes, the Auckland food scene is thriving. ... Read More »
New Zealand
5 unusual attractions in New Zealand
Emma shows us a different side to New Zealand with a guide to unusual things to see and do.So you're looking to go to New Zealand? And you know full-well there are lots... Read More »
New Zealand
5 Scenic Spots New Zealand
It’s with good reason that New Zealand has come to be most famously associated with striking scenery. Not only does the country boast impressive landscapes, but it’s... Read More »
New Zealand
Top 10 Things to Do in Auckland
If you’re travelling to New Zealand you’re going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches, adrenaline-filled adventures and more stunning scenery... Read More »
New Zealand
Exploring New Zealand's Bay of Islands
When visiting New Zealand it can be easy to head straight to the major tourist spots, but one of the most charming traits of New Zealand is that just about everywhere is... Read More »
World
Top 10 Adventure Activities From Around the World
If your ideal holiday is less strolling around a new place taking in the sights and more dangling four hundred feet above them, then this is for you. From coming face to... Read More »
New Zealand
Journey to Hobbiton: Discovering Matamata, New Zealand
Swept up with Bilbo’s quest? Fancy an unexpected adventure to Middle Earth? Travel blogger Teresa Curran notices that things have gone a bit Hobbit-mad in New... Read More »
Vietnam
Peregrine Vietnam Adventure – the winning story
It’s a great day for celebrating winners! Following the announcement of our Photograph Morocco winner, we are pleased to reveal the lucky person who’ll be blogging... Read More »
Auckland
The Antipodean's Guide to Auckland
Who better to describe the highlights of Auckland than a resident themself? Over to Andrew Allen, otherwise known as The Antipodean.My home town is a wonderful city. I'm... Read More »
The Kiwi Experience Experience!
 I clearly remember stepping foot on the big green bus in Auckland and thinking, “O no, I am going to be stuck on a coach with these strange people for the next... Read More »
Bay of Islands
True North: 5 Can't-Miss Destinations on New Zealand's North Island
Although the attractions of New Zealand's South Island may be more well known than those of the North, guest blogger Candace Rardon discovers there are many sights that... Read More »
Mobile
Interview with a Mobile Lawyer on the Ultimate Train Challenge
Michael Hodson, known online as the Mobile Lawyer, decided to leave his job as an attorney in 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. For... Read More »
New Zealand
Falling for New Zealand
New Zealand: a veritable playground for adventure sport enthusiasts. Zorbing, bungee, caving, sling shots, luging (if you are not sure what these are just google!) - the... Read More »
New Zealand
Hiking to Mecca: A day on New Zealand's Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Guest blogger Candace Rose Rardon describes her unwarranted fear of the crowds on New Zealand's magnificent Tongariro Alpine Crossing.In the coolness of the early... Read More »