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Travel offers of the week: The ultimate Tongariro Alpine Crossing package

Tongariro Alpine Crossing might be a year-round option for adventurers, but the rugged volcanic environment is best experienced in the warmer months between November and May to avoid hazards like ice, snow and rock-bottom temperatures.

Taking in spectacular glacial valleys, alpine vegetation and crater lakes, the 19.4km (one way) walk can be knocked off by intermediate-level trampers in 7-8 hours. Bookend your adventure with a stay at Tongariro Crossing Lodge and they will organise transport to and from the track, plus lunch.

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All-inclusive Tongariro

Tongariro’s summer season runs from November to May.

Visit Ruapehu

Tongariro’s summer season runs from November to May.

Tick the Tongariro Alpine Crossing off your list without even thinking about the logistics. From $259 per person, this all-inclusive package includes two nights’ accommodation in a suite at Tongariro Crossing Lodge, transport to the track start and finish, daily breakfast and packed lunch for the crossing. All you have to bring is your walking kit. Redeem until February 26, 2023.

To book: visitruapehu.com

Flights and five nights

Pacific Resort Rarotonga sits off Muri Beach.

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Pacific Resort Rarotonga sits off Muri Beach.

Stay five nights for the price of four at Pacific Resort Rarotonga. From $2095 per person, the package includes flights from Auckland with Air New Zealand, accommodation at the boutique resort, transfers, daily breakfast, and food and beverage credit. From $2255 ex Wellington or Christchurch. Redeem until November 27, 2022. For travel between August 9-September 20, 2023.

To book: flightcentre.co.nz

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The Masonic has been a mainstay on Napier's waterfront since 1861.

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