Asia

Meet your multi-stop: Fly South for the Winter

Multi-stops rock our world at STA Travel – they’re a great way to stretch your journey and see more of the world. New Zealand is amazing sure but what about all that land you’re flying over? Could there be something to explore down there as well?

This week we’d love to tell you about one of our favourite multi-stops “Fly South for the Winter”. Flying with Emirates with 8 sectors to 6 countries and the opportunity to travel overland in New Zealand; all from £1149 for students & under 26 and £1429 for all – what more could you need!

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Meet your multi-stop: Fly South for the Winter

Dubai

Why stop?
So much more than just a transit hub, Dubai is a glittering jewel of the UAE with the tallest building in the world, amazing shopping opportunities and white sand and celebrity strewn beaches.

What to eat?
Honestly? Anything you like! Dubai is truly a worldwide hub and whether you fancy sushi or shawarma they’ll be something to tickle your taste buds.

If I see one thing?
Head out of the city for a night with a local Bedouin tribe under the desert stars.

Colombo

Why stop?
The capital of Sri Lanka is the perfect gateway to the stunning beaches and laid back culture of this island country. It’s also a fascinating city in it’s own right with a long history and beautiful temples to explore.

What to eat?
Seek out some street food, fresh fish rotis are to die for.

If I see one thing?
In the city explore the beautiful Gangarama Temple. If you’re heading out to the beaches there are hundreds to choose from but head to Galle to see the traditional stilt fisherman at work.

Sri Lanka

Singapore

Why stop?
Singapore is the traveller’s version of a famous meat flavoured spread; you love it or your hate it. Some are lulled by the clean, safe streets, amazing architecture and brilliant attractions where as others find the city state sterile and a little dull compared to the metropolises of Bangkok and KL. Our verdict? We loved it!

What to eat?
Chicken rice is a traditional dish in Singapore but the dim sum of Chinatown takes some beating.

If I see one thing?
Head down to the harbour and gawk at the incredible Marina Bay Sands. Honestly, Google it.

Sydney

Why stop?
Really? Why stop? Come on its Sydney!

What to eat?
An amazing culinary hub but Sydney is pretty hard on the wallet. Head to the Haymarket area for a great selection of cheep Asia eats

If I see one thing?
Cheat and climb the Harbour Bridge – you can see everything from there!

Sydney

Christchurch – Auckland

Why stop?
This is the part of the trip that’s totally up to you; the flights will take you into Christchurch and out of Auckland but what you do in between is your call! We’d suggest jumping on the Kiwi Experience bus and seeing the sights while making friends for life.

What to eat?
We have a bit of a love affair with Fergburger. We may have mentioned it.

If I see one thing?
Franz Joseph Glacier on the South Island is one of the most beautiful natural sights in the world – and it wont be around for long.

Brisbane

Why stop?
The gateway to both the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast with a great urban vibe and plenty of activities for culture vultures.

What to eat?
It’s got to be about the seafood here – be it prawns from Moreton Bay, local mussels or Tasmanian salmon, it’s all good.

If I see one thing?
Don’t miss Fraser Island. 4 hours from Brisbane (a walk in the park in Aussie distances) it’s the largest sand island in the world with a crystal clear freshwater lake and heart pumping adrenalin activities.

Bangkok

Bangkok

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Why stop?
From night markets to canal trips to temples to the legendary Koh San Road, there’s just so much to love about Bangkok we don’t really know where to start – you got to feel it to believe it.

What to eat?
Everything. Anything. In abundance.

If I see one thing?
The Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po are all must dos. Ok we know that’s three. Sorry.

This brilliant multi-stop is available with Emirates from as little as £1149! Find out more, spread your wings and get ready to fly south.