The Pacific is by far the top cruise destination for Australians, but it isn't all about short itineraries on mega-ships.
A private native forest outside Rotorua sets the scene for the ultimate foodie getaway and retreat.
Now better known as "Cuddle Class", the Skycouch converts three economy seats into a bed.
Air New Zealand's Premium Economy is consistently lauded and awarded as the world's best-in-class, and with good reason.
Its guests have included everyone from Prince Harry and Meghan to Somerset Maugham.
One of its pools is called the Devil's Bath and is filled with lime-green mud that would peel your skin off.
Heiva allows its competitors to actually scald themselves with fire.
There are no supermarkets, ATMs, footpaths or streetlights on the island; and most locals are tucked up in bed by 9pm.
Long stretches of coastline, vibrant cultural experiences and seafood plucked from the ocean; the Pacific islands is a top choice for luxury, family or honeymoon getaways.