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Holidays under $1,000: New Zealand, Phuket, UK and more

Posted: 13 September 2017 1:21 pm

Our round-up of the best tours and holidays you can book for $1,000 or less.

We look at tours both near and far that you can hop onto for a bargain price this week.


$777: 8-day ultimate New Zealand tour

Hop across the ditch and the pay our neighbours a visit with this immersive tour that takes you from Auckland to the North Island's most picturesque locations.

Need to know:

  • Numerous departures from 9 October 2017 to 5 March 2018 available.
  • Visits Auckland, Kauri Forest, Hot Water Beach and Mt Rangitoto.
  • Suitable for 18 to 31 year olds.
  • Includes seven nights' accommodation, five breakfasts, barbecue dinner and airport transfers.


$823: 4-day Thailand sailing tour from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi

Experience Thai island life by hopping from one island paradise to another while exploring hidden bays, lazing on gloriously soft beaches and indulging in the local food.

Need to know:

  • Travellers must be 16 or older. Any travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 16 travellers.
  • Tours depart monthly with discounted sails under $1,000 sailing from 7-10 October.
  • Visits James Bond Island, Railay Beach, Koh Haa, Monkey Bay, Krabi Island, Koh Phi Phi Don and Northern Phuket islands.


$855: 5-day London to Edinburgh tour for Hogmanay

If you've never experienced New Years, AKA Hogmanay, in Edinburgh, now's your chance. It's one of THE places to be at the turn of the year and is an event filled with live entertainment, candlelight processions, street parties and more. Join in all the fun for under $1,000.

Need to know:

  • Departs 29 December from London.
  • Travels through London, Edinburgh and Gretina Green.
  • Includes four nights in a Scottish hostel and four meals.
  • Does not include international flights.


$999: 15-day India tour including hotel stays

Experience the sights, sounds and, most importantly, the colours of India for under $1,000 thanks to this special Scoopon deal. Book your tour today and you'll even get $100 off using this Scoopon code.

Need to know:

  • Departures available monthly until 21 May 2018.
  • Visits Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Agra, Ranthambore and more.
  • Price is per person based on a twin share staying in a standard hotel. An upgrade to a premium hotel is available for a fee. A single supplement is available for solo travellers.
  • Tour includes 12 nights' accommodation, 2 nights' transit accommodation, an elephant ride in Jaipur, a camel ride in Pushkar, a safari in Rathamore, a boat ride in Varanasi, museum entry fees and a welcome garland on arrival.
  • Does not include international flights.


$999: 5-night family stay in Sea World Resort and Water Park

For the ultimate family holiday, you can't beat a trip to Sea World and for the ultimate bargain, you can't beat this. It includes five nights' accommodation for the whole brood (up to four people) as well as unlimited theme park entry, saving you at least 50%.

Need to know:

  • Includes five nights' accommodation for four, unlimited entry to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country during the stay, a bottle of wine on arrival, dolphin discovery presentation entry, unlimited aquatic playground entry, discount vouchers and more.
  • Valid for travel until 24 December 2018, blackout dates apply.
  • Upgrade to premium room available for a fee.
  • Does not include international flights.

Each week, Holidays under $1,000 will let you know about the very best discounted tours. All tours and holiday packages are available at the time of writing.

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