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Air New Zealand brings back its 'mystery breaks' for domestic travellers

Air New Zealand is bringing back its 'mystery breaks', giving brave punters a chance to snag their dream holiday. 

The holiday packages include flights, accommodation and transport but the destination is unknown.

Travellers only find out where their holiday break will be two days before departure.

There are 20 destination options across New Zealand, with options for 'Luxury', 'Great' and 'Deluxe' packages. 

Air New Zealand is bringing back its 'mystery breaks', giving brave punters a chance to snag their dream holiday (pictured: Queenstown, New Zealand)

The holiday packages include flights, accommodation and transport but the destination is unknown (pictured: A vineyard in Hawkesbay) 

The Great Mystery Break costs about $563 per person and includes a three or four-star Accor Hotel, with breakfast and airport transfers. 

The Deluxe Break starts at $656 and includes a four or 4.5-star Accor Hotel, with breakfast and the use of an Avis rental car. 

The Luxury Break starts at $1,530 and includes five-star accommodation, breakfast and dinner, and the use of an Avis rental car. 

Customers can nominate one place they would 'prefer not to go'. 

The mystery package does come with the risk of travellers stuck holidaying somewhere they'd rather not stay. 

The Great Mystery Break costs about $563 per person and includes a three or four-star Accor Hotel, with breakfast and airport transfers

The Deluxe Break starts at $656 and includes a four or 4.5-star Accor Hotel, with breakfast and the use of an Avis rental car

In 2017 a Hamilton couple complained after forking out $1,500 for a 'deluxe' mystery package only to end up in Invercargill, a small town at the bottom of the South Island. 

Air New Zealand's general manager of brand and marketing Jeremy O'Brien said they were trying to do their bit to boost the economy. 

'Previously these had been mostly purchased by corporate customers, but we've developed the packages further to appeal to leisure travellers.'

Like most countries, New Zealand's tourism indusrty has been hammered from the coronavirus pandemic. 

With borders closed, the industry has been forced to rely on domestic travellers.   

Air New Zealand's general manager of brand and marketing Jeremy O'Brien said they were trying to do their bit to boost the economy

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