Tour Code: WCV14

14 Day Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Day by Day Itinerary

Hanoi (2 nights), Halong Bay (1 night), Da Nang (1 night), Hoi An (2 nights), Ho Chi Minh City (3 nights) – Siem Reap (3 nights)

Highlights

  • Return flight included from New Zealand
  • Incredible sightseeing including discovering the vibrant capital Hanoi, the beautiful stunning views of the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, the picturesque town of Hoi An, the busting city of Ho Chi Minh City and the spectacular Angkor temples in Siem Reap
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour
  • 12 nights in 4* hotel accommodation
  • Dedicated transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Daily Breakfast Buffets
  • Professional English-speaking local guides in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • In-depth sightseeing and all entry fees as per the itinerary
  • 24/7 Support
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From pp twin/double share
NZ$2,699
Single traveller
NZ$610
Land tour only
NZ$2,199

Today, depart New Zealand for Hanoi – the Capital of Vietnam.
Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in
Meals: On-flight meals
Accommodation: Chalcedony Hotel 4* or similar

Remark:
– If you depart from Queenstown/Christchurch, you might need to stay overnight in Auckland or Sydney before connecting flight to Vietnam.

Today you will travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty. Upon arrival, you will board you ship to visit the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene that blends into the sky. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Oriental Sails Cruise or similar

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed! Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy a light lunch before heading back to shore. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty then drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Chalcedony Hotel 4* or similar

Optional tour: Hanoi Street Food (Dinner included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as:
Stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

After breakfast, you will have a bustling day to visit a city tour of Hanoi and will explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda) and Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Later on, you will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Da Nang.
On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in and spend your free tim at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Belle Maison Danang Hotel 4* or similar

Today, you will have a walking tour around Hoi An and visit popular highlights including the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Phung Hung Old House. In the afternoon, freely explore the town or join one of our exciting optional tours.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hoi An Garden Palace 4* or similar

Optional tour: Golden Bridge Tour (Lunch Included)

On arrival at the foot of Ba Na Mountain, we’ll travel by cable car up to the Marseille station. Then it’s a short walk to the Golden Bridge which appears to be lifted by two “hands of the Gods”. When you’re on the bridge, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the clouds.
Time for taking photos of the breathtaking view. Afterwards, it’s on to a romantic flower garden – Le Jardin D’Amour. The 9 gardens are 9 stories in 9 unique architectural styles.
Next, it’s time to visit Linh Ung Pagoda to admire its sophisticated architecture and the 27m high Shakyamuni statue.
Finally, we’ll catch the cable car down the hill for the transfer back to Hoi An.

Today you are free at leisure to explore the city as you wish or buy an optional tour with us.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hoi An Garden Palace 4* or similar

Optional tour: My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel for a 40-kilometre drive to My Son Sanctuary, a World
Heritage Site. On arrival, get ready to be absolutely astounded by the abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed by the kings of the Champa era.
After, we’ll return to Hoi An for a cruise down the Thu Bon River.  Enjoy the peaceful and scenic views before stopping off at the famous traditional, Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you’ll get to see the villagers’ daily life.
Important note:
– Golden Bridge Tour; My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour cannot be arranged on the same day
– A O Show, Hoi An Cooking Class Tour and Hoi An Memories Show cannot be arranged on the same day. Please choose one only.

Optional tour: Hoi An Memories Show

As Vietnam’s largest outdoor visual art-show, Hoi An Memories is guaranteed to sweep you off reality. Featuring 500 performers with superb choreography, this open-air theatrical extravaganza tells a story about the quintessence of Hoi An throughout 400 years of history while shining the spotlight on Ao Dai and the hidden charming beauty of Vietnamese women. Right in front of your eyes, Hoi An will transform from a small farming village to an international trading port where East meets West. A spot in the VIP seat zone ensures a full view of the 1000-meter road stage featuring nearby mountains and sodden river flood, which will leave you an unforgettable experience.

Today, you will take a flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City – the bustling city of Vietnam and you will visit the famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and dive into the colorful Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Athena Hotel Saigon 4* or similar

Optional tour: Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

While most tourists stay in one spot for the night, why not enjoy dinner while cruising down the Saigon River on a huge wooden barge? Observe the picturesque lights from nearby
bars reflecting off the rivers surface as you listen to traditional music.
An experience not to be missed.

<!–Dinner on Saigon River Cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. The city is not only a bustling metropolis but also a romantic land.
Hop on a huge wooden barge and sail down the river. Feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin and enjoy a lovely dinner accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances.
**Dinner is included with this tour.–>

Explore Saigon at your own pace or book our optional tour to Mekong River area and enjoy an unforgettable experience along the mighty Mekong river.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Athena Hotel Saigon 4* or similar

Optional tour: Mekong visit the locals

You will realise quickly why cruising along the Mekong Delta on a boat should be on everyone’s bucket list when travelling to Vietnam.
It is called “The Rice Bowl of Vietnam” because it offers a wide selection of cultural activities including local handcraft and coconut pressing workshops with villagers, cycling through lush rice fields along the water, as well as some down-time chilling in a hammock.
You will also be treated to an authentic lunch.
<!–Mekong Delta is known as “The Rice Bowl of Vietnam” and offers a real experience to the tropical culture of locals. This trip will take you to visit local workshops, a handicraft village and get a unique experience with local activities. Be ready to sail through the coconut trees and take a nap on a hammock in a garden filled with bird chirps and fresh breeze.
You will be picked up at your hotel then take a 1.5-hour transfer to Ben Tre River. Embark on a cruise to brickwork, a coconut processing workshop and a local village making sleep mattresses along the Mekong Delta. Continue taking a motor cart (xe loi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. After lunch, get back to Hung Vuong Pier for returning to Saigon.
*Lunch is included with this tour.–>

Optional tour: Vespa Adventure – Saigon after Dark Tour

Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. You will be picked up at your hotel and start off your amazing night with some cocktail and appetizer at Café Zoom. Afterwards, enjoy some Saigon’s best authentic local food, followed by a stop at a Vietnamese-style coffee shop featuring live music. Your perfect evening will be wrapped up at an exciting music bar where local people party.Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. You will be picked up at your hotel and start off your amazing night with some cocktail and appetizer at Café Zoom. Afterwards, enjoy some Saigon’s best authentic local food, followed by a stop at a Vietnamese-style coffee shop featuring live music. Your perfect evening will be wrapped up at an exciting music bar where local people party.

After breakfast, you head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Athena Hotel Saigon 4* or similar

After breakfast, you are free time till we drive to the airport for your flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this vibrant city.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort 4* or similar

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, then we will visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort 4* or similar

Today, you are free time at leisure to explore the mystery of Siem Reap or swimming at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort 4* or similar

Optional tour: Tonle Sap Lake Tour

Hop on a boat to Tonle Sap Lake. All the houses here are on stilts. The tour offers breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. You have a chance to take a look at crocodiles raised by a family and see how Vietnamese people live on a large lake. Then we return to the hotel for relaxing.

Today you will leave Siem Reap for flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: On Plane

Arrive home today and we hope you enjoy our amazed holiday with Asia Vacation Group.

Included

  • Returned flight Included from New Zealand
  • 03 domestic flights: Hanoi – Da Nang, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap
  • 02 water bottles per person per day
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour
  • 12 nights in 3* – 4* hotel accommodation
  • Overnight cruise on a deluxe, 4-star traditional junk boat on Halong Bay, including all meals
  • Dedicated transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Daily Breakfasts, 02 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Professional English-speaking local guides in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • In-depth sightseeing and all entry fees as per the itinerary

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fee in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (AUD10/per person/day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “03 Instalment Payment Plan” by 3 steps, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of instalments when you select to book your departure tour

  • First payment: You will be required to settle $200 per person deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle second payment at $1,400 per person with after 7 days.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected at 120 days before your travel and you will only pay when you receive our company invoice.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

This package includes international flights from Auckland and surcharge NZ$500 from Queenstown and Christchurch, surcharge NZ$450 from Wellington

In this packages, we will use some different airlines such as: Air New Zealand, Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Vietjet Air or similar airlines (20kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage).

  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Asia Vacation Group change fee of NZ$250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Asia Vacation Group name change fee of NZ$150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler’s expense.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Asia Vacation Group. Asia Vacation Group reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer’s invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in.
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability.
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Asia Vacation Group will also charge a NZ$250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline’s policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Important Information
Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of NZ$10 per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is NZ$      per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Group size:
Maximum 30 persons

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

A visa is required for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation Group and just need to pay NZ$160 for single entry for Vietnam Visa.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can pay extra for arriving early or extension your trip.
Pre-tour night: NZ$     /room/night
Post-tour night: NZ$     /room/night

Dates & Prices

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25 Apr 2024
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08 May 2024
NZ$2,999
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16 May 2024
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29 May 2024
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05 Jun 2024
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13 Jun 2024
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26 Jun 2024
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10 Jul 2024
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11 Jul 2024
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24 Jul 2024
NZ$3,099
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25 Jul 2024
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07 Aug 2024
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08 Aug 2024
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21 Aug 2024
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15 Aug 2024
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28 Aug 2024
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22 Aug 2024
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04 Sep 2024
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29 Aug 2024
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11 Sep 2024
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05 Sep 2024
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18 Sep 2024
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12 Sep 2024
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25 Sep 2024
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19 Sep 2024
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26 Sep 2024
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09 Oct 2024
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10 Oct 2024
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23 Oct 2024
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17 Oct 2024
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24 Oct 2024
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06 Nov 2024
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07 Nov 2024
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20 Nov 2024
NZ$2,699
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21 Nov 2024
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04 Dec 2024
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05 Dec 2024
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18 Dec 2024
NZ$3,499
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19 Dec 2024
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01 Jan 2025
NZ$3,499
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09 Jan 2025
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22 Jan 2025
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13 Feb 2025
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26 Feb 2025
NZ$2,699
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27 Feb 2025
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12 Mar 2025
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13 Mar 2025
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26 Mar 2025
NZ$2,699
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27 Mar 2025
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09 Apr 2025
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17 Apr 2025
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30 Apr 2025
NZ$2,999
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01 May 2025
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14 May 2025
NZ$2,999
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15 May 2025
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28 May 2025
NZ$2,699
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29 May 2025
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11 Jun 2025
NZ$2,699
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12 Jun 2025
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25 Jun 2025
NZ$2,699
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19 Jun 2025
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02 Jul 2025
NZ$2,699
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10 Jul 2025
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23 Jul 2025
NZ$3,199
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24 Jul 2025
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06 Aug 2025
NZ$3,199
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07 Aug 2025
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20 Aug 2025
NZ$2,699
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21 Aug 2025
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03 Sep 2025
NZ$2,699
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11 Sep 2025
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24 Sep 2025
NZ$2,699
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25 Sep 2025
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08 Oct 2025
NZ$3,199
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09 Oct 2025
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22 Oct 2025
NZ$3,199
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23 Oct 2025
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05 Nov 2025
NZ$2,699
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13 Nov 2025
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26 Nov 2025
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27 Nov 2025
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10 Dec 2025
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