Travel deals: Hide away in Marlborough or dig up Dunedin dinosaurs

Top of the lake in Glenorchy

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu beneath the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, Blanket Bay Estate is part of Wyuna Station—a working sheep and cattle farm, 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown. Quay Travel’s package for three nights’ accommodation in a lodge or chalet suite saves $1750 and includes some meals. $3500 total for two for stays by October 14.

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Dinomighty in Otago

Kids love dinosaurs, but plenty of grown-ups do, too — so, the Otago Museum is selling adult tickets at kids’ prices for a spectacular exhibition opening in Dunedin next month.
Dinosaur Revolution from Australia’s Gondwana Studios features huge animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar in a scarily life-like way along with skeletons, skulls, gigantic artwork, and touchable fossil casts.

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