Deal of the week: Explore the emerald Isle

Learn all about the folklore and legend of Ireland while coach-touring over seven days through the Emerald Isle. Priced from $1099pp, twinshare, this round-trip from Dublin will take you to the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, to the House of Waterford Crystal to see artisans creating the famous crystal, and to Glendalough. There are overnight stays in Ennis, Killarney and Waterford. Departures from Dublin begin in November and are available through to March next year.

Boxing day cricket

It will be the first time since 1987 that the Black Caps take on Australia for the prestigious Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds.Asell-out crowd of 95,000 is expected, sure to make the atmosphere electric. Be amongst it with tickets for Day1and 2, and three nights’ accommodation, all from $499pp.
Flights from New Zealand are additional. This accommodation and cricket tickets package is valid for travel on December 25 to 28.

Your golden ticket

Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is playing in Sydney and it’s now on sale for its performances in Melbourne later this year. Two nights’ accommodation at Mercure Welcome Melbourne and an A-Reserve Tuesday or Wednesday matinee performance are priced from $289pp, twin-share. These show tickets are valid for shows on set dates between August9and January 31 and there are options to upgrade and extend your stay.

Cruising into the New Year

Cruise into 2020 aboard Pacific Explorer on a nine-night roundtrip from Sydney which will take you to Noumea, Port Vila and Lifou, departing December 30. Priced from $1999pp, twin-share for an Interior Stateroom, multiple venues onboard will be open to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. The price includes main meals and entertainment onboard, plus a bonus Premium Drinks Package and an AU$100 onboard credit with your Stateroom. Book by June 11. Flights from New Zealand to Sydney not included.

One for the art lovers

The Broad, Downtown Los Angeles isacontemporary art museum, offering free general admission and temporary exhibitions. Make time to wander its art-filled spaces on a five-night holiday in Los Angeles this August, September or November. Priced from $1889 for return Air New Zealand fares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and your accommodation in Anaheim, this must be booked by June 10. Pre-set travel dates are August 8 to 17, September 1 to 12 and November 17 to 27.