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

The Best Free Things to do in London

A popular gateway to Europe, London is overflowing with attractions and entertainment options.  There is always something to see and do, however, it can be a bit pricey, especially if you’re not earning pounds.  Are you planning a holiday to London? Make sure you book your flights early and read about some of my favourite FREE things to do below before  you go! Changing of the … Continue reading

Top 5 Father’s Day Escapes in New Zealand

Patterned socks, a box of chocolates, or a novelty tie; if generic Father’s Day gifts are sending you into a heavy-eyed haze, perhaps it’s time to treat your Dad to the gift he really deserves.  We’ve compiled our favourite father-friendly escapes in New Zealand, perfectly tailored to your pops.  Intrepid Dad: Queenstown Let your Dad release the adrenaline junky of his youth in Queenstown! Known for … Continue reading

Top Tips for a Gold Coast Family Holiday

The Gold Coast is a popular holiday destination for kiwi travellers looking to enjoy a quick overseas getaway or a fun filled family vacation! If you’re planning a Gold Coast Holiday, read our tips below before you pack. Theme parks, beautiful beaches, nature walks and some of the latest fashion is just some of the things you can expect to find in the Gold Coast. … Continue reading

5 World Heritage Must See Sites

Are you planning a holiday to Asia or Europe? Do you get excited about historic temples, religious cities and statues? Read our blog below on some of our favourite must-see World Heritage sites before you plan your holiday. World Heritage sites get added to the UNESCO list every day in places around the world and there are now more of them than ever. These vibrant … Continue reading

Top 10 Holiday Spots in the UK & Europe

With the European summer in full force, it’s hard not to be a little envious of friends and family enjoying the sunshine while travelling their way around the UK and Europe. Check out our top picks for your next UK and European holiday… 1. London If you’re planning a trip to the UK, then London is an absolute must! Make the most out of a … Continue reading

5 Tips on Avoiding Cultural Mistakes

We all like to think that we wouldn’t embarrass ourselves when we travel, but how much do we really know about other cultures? You might know to take off your shoes before entering a home in Japan, but would you know which countries a “thumbs up” is considered offensive in? Take a moment to check out our 5 top tips on avoiding cultural mistakes before … Continue reading

Sensational Samoa – A Holiday with a Difference

Are you looking for a holiday with a difference?  Somewhere that offers a unique experience but is light on the pocket? Samoa is a destination that is brimming with culture and an authentic, untouched feel. The best part, it’s only a four hour flight time from New Zealand and you feel like you’re in another world. To help you on your way, the team at … Continue reading

Top Self Drive Holidays

Self-drive holidays are one of the best ways to see the most of a country. Whether you are planning a trip to the UK or Europe, the USA or even looking for a close-to-home escape in Australia or New Zealand, we recommend you take a look at these self-drive options… Route 66, USA If you’re looking for a self-drive holiday full of neon signs or … Continue reading

Top things to do in Fiji

Fiji’s treasures have always been its crystal clear waters, colourful tropical fish and inviting warm weather all year-round. A popular mid-winter escape with Kiwi travellers, there’s plenty of things to do in Fiji beyond working on your tan. The experts at Flight Centre share their recommendations… Stay in an Overwater Bure The ultimate in luxury,  what better way to start your day than by sitting … Continue reading

5 of the Best Winter Escapes

With so many amazing destinations on offer, it’s hard to narrow down your top choices for a mid-winter escape. From the shores of Bali to a resort in Mexico, the options are endless. The team at Flight Centre shares their top picks. New Caledonia France is only a few hours away, who knew? The glamour of France with the hospitality of the South Pacific, New … Continue reading

Signature Dishes from Around the World

Some travel for culture, others for sights and scenery, and some just simply travel to discover new cuisines. We have put together a list of 10 amazing dishes from some of our favourite places around the globe.  Whether you consider yourself a “foodie” or not, we encourage you to try these meals when you are on your next getaway… Argentina – Churrasco con Chimichurri If you … Continue reading

Shop ’til you Drop in Melbourne & Brisbane

If you have a passion for shopping, a long weekend to Melbourne or Brisbane might be in order. These destinations offer a distinctive shopping experience in the heart of their cities and are well worth exploring on your next holiday. Melbourne Being in Melbourne is like shopping in a never-ending wonderland.  You can explore the big shopping centres which offer the best choice of main … Continue reading

Honeymoons: Where to go and where to stay?

Looking for a honeymoon destination for the perfect ‘happily ever after’? Thought about French Polynesia, Greece or Fiji but you’re not sure where to choose? We’ve put together our favourite romantic destinations and hotels for you to celebrate spending your new life together. From the sun drenched beaches of Santorini to a romantic secluded hideaway in Fiji, be inspired by our top places to go and … Continue reading

Gold Coast Holidays: Keep the Kids Entertained

As a kiwi traveller, the Gold Coast is often the easiest and cheapest option for a family holiday. If you’re worried about how to keep the kids (and yourself!) entertained while on holiday, read on and see Flight Centre’s top picks for creating a memorable family holiday! Amusement Parks It is highly likely that your family would have heard of at least one of the world-famous-in-Australia … Continue reading