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    Default Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    return air Brisbane to Dunedin inc 20 kgs checked luggage (~ 3hours drive from Queenstown) 7 days car hire, inc unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance, airport pick up & drop off, FREE chain & roof rack hire (twin share) for only $519 email only or $30 extra by phone.

    Car is basic, but can be upgraded to eg.4WD Subaru Liberty wagon or 8 person 4wd.

    If taking skis/poles or board-only counts as 5kgs of luggage no matter what the actual weight.

    Available all year round including busy winter season.

    Also available, 4 star 1 to 6 bedroom apartments in Queenstown from only $89/ensuite room per night.

    SAVINGS HINT-most people who want a 7 day holiday want to depart & return on a weekend, so mid week flights often have more cheap seats or cheaper seats.
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    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
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    Default Re: Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    Quote Originally Posted by usacanada View Post
    return air Brisbane to Dunedin for only $519 email only or $30 extra by phone.
    OK I have a couple of questions.

    Is this deal available from Sydney or Melbourne even at a slightly dearer charge, or only from Brisbane. ?

    Is this available at most travel agents or just something you have exclusive rights too. ?

    Now don't take this the wrong way but it has to be said.
    I personally would be very suspicious of any deal that is only available by email or phone, and if this deal is through a travel agent I would want to know that there is a bricks and mortar building behind them and not some guy running a scam from home, or a post office box.

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    Default Re: Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    SYD & MEL don't have nonstop flights to Dunedin.

    It's a wholesale deal, so it's available at all travel agents the wholesaler deals with.

    There's a bit of a war going on at moment, with the likes of one dodgy large retail chain, claiming they can't beat any quote, which they obviously can't.

    Being new flights, airline wants to push them, so they've done a deal, as long as it's combined with car hire &/or accom.

    Like with most cheaper airfares online these days, the deal costs extra if booked by phone.

    check out the link ...

    http://www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown...ive-queenstown

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    Default Re: Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    Thanks for clearing that up and I am sure many will appreciate you bringing this to their attention, it sounds like a good deal to me.

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    Default Re: Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Oberin View Post
    OK I have a couple of questions.
    ...Now don't take this the wrong way but it has to be said.
    I personally would be very suspicious of any deal that is only available by email or phone, and if this deal is through a travel agent I would want to know that there is a bricks and mortar building behind them and not some guy running a scam from home, or a post office box.
    Agreed.
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    Default Re: Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    yes especially when compared to the fares nonstop to Queenstown esp from Brisbane, which seem a bit of a rip, but then again, Queenstown runway is too short so many nonstop flights to OZ have to take off with lots of empty seats + Queenstown airport closes about 12 days each winter & diversions + putting on coach transfers to Christchurch or nearest open airport are expensive.

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    Default Re: Queenstown on a budget-new deal

    Apparently just got word last night from airline that deal is proving to be very popular so being extended til end of May, however apparently weekend flights have been selling really well, so now availability might only be available on mid week flights.

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