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New South African Visa Requirements for NZ Passport Holders

Effective 16 January 2017, all New Zealand passport holders require a visa when travelling to South Africa.  Visas (Single & Multi-Entry) must be applied for in person at the South African High Commission in Wellington. The current turnaround time for Visa Applications is between 5 and 7 days and involves:… Read the rest

Discover the travel stories others miss.

Experience.  The Difference.   Previously known as Adventure Travel, Discover Travel was the first commercial business to re-open just two weeks after the February 2011 earthquake. Rebranded as Discover Travel in 2013, the fresh new brand continues to offer the same destinational focus on long haul and explorational travel experiences.… Read the rest

A first look at Emirates new A380 flight from Christchurch

Emirates A380s are now flying between Christchurch and Dubai daily with the commencement of services on the airline’s double-decker flagship aircraft. The new service removes of the en-route stop in Bangkok so passengers now travel all the way from Christchurch to Dubai with just one stop in Sydney. Peter and… Read the rest

Emirates Seat Reservation Changes

  Emirates have advised that they are now charging travellers for advanced seat selection for flights originating in New Zealand.  Prices start from NZ$20 per adult for a trans-Tasman sector, increasing to  NZ$90 per adult for flights through to Europe.  Call us for more details… Read the rest

Cuba’s hot, but how do I get there?

Cuba has certainly been a ‘hot’ destination again in the latter half of 2016; after the big surge in interest for this most unusual of Caribbean islands in 2014 & 2015, we thought interest might start to wane a little, but now the first American scheduled flights have begun, demand… Read the rest

Air NZ flying to the Philippines

Air New Zealand will launch direct flights from Auckland to Manila in the Philippines from December 2016. The new year-round service will operate three times a week using Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a flight time of around 10 and a half hours in each direction. Schedules and pricing to be… Read the rest

Speed Limit and Parking Changes to Oxford Tce

The speed limit for Oxford Terrace has been changed to 30km/h and parking outside of Discover Travel will be limited while the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial is constructed opposite. The roadworks are due to end for the dedication of the Memorial before the 22 Feb 2017 anniversary event. We recommend that… Read the rest

Air NZ fly direct to Vietnam

Air NZ have now announced details of New Zealand’s first direct service to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. They will fly three times a week between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City’s  International Airport on a seasonal basis, operating from 4 June to 29 October in 2016 on Tuesdays,… Read the rest

16 in ’16

Discover a smorgasbord of 16 enticing experiences for the new year. Whether it’s wildlife, vibrant cities, getting off the beaten track in Europe, or the world’s most remarkable sites, call us to make your dream a reality in 2016. #1 Gorillas … Sitting face to face with a mountain Gorillas… Read the rest

East Africa & Kenya E-visas

From 1 September 2015 Kenyan tourist visas should be obtained online (using Google Chrome) prior to arrival at this website. If visiting Kenya, Uganda and/or Rwanda you can apply for a blanket East African Visa, introduced in April 2014. An East African visa is a blank visa which covers… Read the rest