Top 3 New South Wales Road Trips

In New South Wales, there are some great tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore this beautiful state at your own pace, spend time with the whole family or meet new friends in a holiday park. You can choose your own destinations, at your own pace, according to your own budget – this is why we absolutely love self-drive holidays.  Check out … Continue reading

Five of the best European Christmas Markets

After a bit of magic these Christmas holidays? Explore some of the best Christmas markets in Europe for your Christmas holidays and have a Frohe Weihnachten (Merry Christmas in German) or Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas in French) in Europe! Enjoy authentic Belgian waffles in Brussels, or watch the fire jugglers in Berlin all while doing your Christmas shopping at the beautifully  lit up stalls in a … Continue reading

The Perfect Cook Islands Weekend Escape

The Cook Islands are an easy escape from New Zealand – direct flights just 4 hours from Auckland, no visa requirements for Kiwi travellers and you can even use NZ dollars while you’re there. Opportunities for relaxation or adventure are rife on this small island cluster; you can take it as easy or as extreme as you like, making for the perfect quick-trip destination. Check out our … Continue reading

Different Types of Transport around the World

Travelling to a new country is exciting and can be a little daunting, especially when you’re not familiar with the area and its way of commuting. Getting around is all part of the experience and seeing the most of a country. Whether you’re planning a trip to Asia, Europe, the USA or Australia, we recommend you have a read of these different types of transport … Continue reading

New ESTA Visa Guidelines for USA Travel

If you’re travelling to or via the USA soon, it’s highly likely that you will need to complete an ESTA (Electronic System for Visa Authorisation) visa waiver application form – required for all travellers that are from countries that don’t require an actual visa, including New Zealand and Australia. Keep reading for all the information that you need to know. How do I know if … Continue reading

Best Aussie Places To Visit Off The Beaten Track

While Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are all amazing Australian destinations to visit, there are a number of equally wonderful hot spots that lay off the beaten track. Read on for inspiration on where to visit on your next Australian getaway… Phillip Island, Victoria Situated roughly 140km south-east of Melbourne, is the stunning Phillip Island. Most people head to Phillip Island for the … Continue reading

Top Tips for Byron Bay & Northern Rivers

When we think of a holiday to New South Wales, we often think of the sights and sounds of Sydney, however, there is plenty more on offer in this fantastic region. The north coast of New South Wales is overflowing with activities for the whole family and with numerous golden beaches and a relaxed pace of life, it’s suitable for all ages. Keep reading for … Continue reading

Things to do in Sydney in 48 hours

There are many things to see and do in sensational Sydney. From observing the beautiful and iconic Opera House, to walking through the famous sea life aquarium, there’s something for everyone. If you only have a couple of days in Sydney, there’s no reason you should miss out on the experiences it has to offer. Read on to find out what not to miss. Sydney Opera House The … Continue reading

Top 10 Holiday Destinations for New Years

New Year’s celebrations are some of the biggest festivities annually around the globe. It means very different things to different cultures, so be sure to read ahead about your New Year’s destination and know what to expect. It’s also very important to book well ahead, as flights, accommodation and any other ‘tourist essentials’ are booked out long in advance at this time of year. With … Continue reading

Five of the Best: European Family Holidays

Are you planning a family holiday to Europe? From Paris to Lake Garda, there are so many great locations to choose from for your next family holiday. Before you go, read our tips on five of the best  family holiday destinations throughout Europe. With all of the amazing earlybird airfares available right now, for travel throughout 2015, there is no better time to book! Paris, France The … Continue reading

Is Paris the best weekend getaway from London?

The beauty of London is how many other great destinations are right at your doorstep, Paris included. And while Paris is a very popular weekend destination, there are plenty of other nearby destinations to choose from! Read my blog below for the best weekend getaways and day trips from London. Feel like a romantic weekend away, a shopping spree for those big brands or a family … Continue reading

From Spain to Switzerland, top European Destinations for 2015

October is a great time of the year to start thinking about Europe travel for 2015. Around this time airlines release their Earlybird airfares which are often the best priced airfares for travel in the following year. By locking in your flights early you are assured to receive a great deal! If you’re looking for inspiration on where exactly to go in Europe, take a look at our … Continue reading

Top Tips for a Family Holiday to the Sunshine Coast

Just north of Brisbane lies the beautiful town of Noosa where you can enjoy a variety of adventure sports, a sophisticated café lifestyle, golden beaches and plenty of designer stores.  With many things to see and do, Noosa caters to all. Browse your way through the array of boutique stores, cafes and restaurants as you walk up and down the bustling Hastings Street. Find good … Continue reading

The best places to stay in Samoa

Sun, sand, relaxation and adventure; Samoa is one island in the South Pacific that really has it all. Whether you are travelling with your family, loved one, or independently, take a look at some of our favourite spots to stay while exploring the island. 1) Samoa for Families  Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Resort is a great spot for families. Treat yourself to a day of South Pacific … Continue reading

10 Tips for Solo Travellers

Solo travelling is increasingly popular as Kiwis look  to expand their horizons (and even their comfort zone) and take-off on their own. From the islands of the South Pacific to an adventure in Europe or even a tour, there are a few staples rules to keep in mind when you’re flying solo. Keep reading for a few handy tips before embarking on your solo adventure, … Continue reading

Tips for travelling in a group tour

Group tours are one of the best ways to get more bang for your buck if you want to see the world. Be shown the best places by a guide in the know, have your schedule planned for you and enjoy a stress-free front row seat to the world. To get the most out of your next group tour, take a read of Flight Centre’s tips for travelling … Continue reading

Best Events in Melbourne

Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world four consecutive times, so it’s no wonder it has become such a popular destination for Kiwis to hop over the ditch for a holiday. From the famous Melbourne Cup race or the St Kilda Festival to the vibrant night noodle markets, read our blog on the best events in Melbourne to help you plan … Continue reading

How to Plan a Couples Retreat

In order to carry out any successful plan, you must set a goal, a strategy, and most importantly, follow through. So, if you want to plan the perfect retreat for you and your partner but you’re not quite sure how to go about it, see our tips below:   Need more information on planning the perfect retreat? Contact a Flight Centre travel expert  – 130 … Continue reading

Best Beach Holiday Destinations

There aren’t many of us that would pass up a white sandy beach and crystal clear, warm waters year-round. When the winter blues are getting you down, it’s time to get away on a beach escape! Whatever your budget or preferences, there’s a sandy paradise to suit you. Check out 5 of our favourite beach holiday destinations below, and let us know if you agree! … Continue reading

Enjoying Long Haul Flights

Whether you’re on a relatively short flight or flying for 12 hours or more, sometimes the thought of passing the time during a long haul flight can be daunting. While it’s not always the most enjoyable environment (particularly if you’re flying in economy), there are few things you can do on board to pass the time. We have compiled a few tips to help you … Continue reading