Fly nonstop to Auckland for $1698 roundtrip, including taxes, from Vancouver and save as much as $325 on peak summer fares Down Under.
Travel Feb. 7 - June 8 during the fall season when crowds thin. For $50 more, fly to another connecting city, like Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown or Rotorua. See lush landscapes and snow-capped mountains that created the backdrop for "The Hobbit," the prequel to the "Lord of the Rings" films.
Other departure cities from across Canada also are available.
Named Air Transport World magazine's 2012 Airline of the Year, Air New Zealand features seats equipped with personal entertainment centers offering movies, games and music. Travelers are served fresh and innovative cuisine, alongside a wide array of New Zealand wines.