BookMe is the kiwi daily deals site most Aucklanders won't have heard of...yet! BookMe.co.nz is an online activity and attraction booking website, and they've been operating successfully in the lower part of the South Island for just over 2 years now.
Since November 2010, they've focused on New Zealand's tourism hot spots of Queenstown and Rotorua. If you were wanting any fun type of activity in those regiopns BookMe would always have a great selection of deals for you.
They have just launched in Auckland, offering all manner of cheap deals on fun things to do. And it's not just daily deals that Book Me offers. You often find $1 deals, 50% off deals, early-bird discounts, last-minute discounts, and deals "just because" :)
A great feature of BookMe over other deals sites is the ability to book the actual date and time you want to do the deal. No having to call up, and be stuck with a time that dosen't suit. Book Me is true to it's name with the ability to book on the spot using their online calendar.
Here are the regions that BookMe operate in:
Auckland (including Waiheke and Warkworth)
Rotorua (including Taupo and Waitomo)
Christchurch (including Canterbury and Kaikoura)
Queenstown (Southern Lakes and Fiordland)
West Coast (including Nelson and Abel Tasman)
So until this point Aucklanders haven't been able to utilise the site unless they were doing some travelling. The wait is over, and BookMe's excellent site is now set to take Auckland by storm.
There are over 35 deals running in Auckland today, here is a selection:
- $1 for 100 Balls and JK's World of Golf Driving Range
- $87.50 for a Full Day Canyoning Adventure
- $15 for a Big Picture Wine Tasting Experience
- $99 for a Goat Island PADI Dive Experience
- Half Price Spookers Attraction
- $120 Auckland City Scenic Helicopter Flight
Rock Climbing, Mini Golf, Driving range, Bungy Jumping, Sky Diving, Wine Tasting, Horseriding, Bowling, Fishing, the list goes on. Most of these deals are 50%, some even more! The deals are ranked by discount starting from the higest discount. Today there are deals with 92% and 90% off. Pretty impressive!
And BookMe isn't stopping with Auckland. Founder James Alder says that Northland and the Bay of Islands are also on the cards for 2013. While the strategy of the big name deal sites has been to grow fast and add deals in all regions, Book Me has taken a more measured approach. Starting in Queenstown in 2010, they took time to build relationships and get things right before expanding.
With 5 major tourism regions covered now, you'd expect there to be a hoard of sales people on the phones striking deals. Not so with BookMe, the whole operation is run on a shoestring budget with just 2 full time staff. An amazing feat considering there are over 100 deals around the country running on a given day.
Now they are in Auckland, I'm sure this will soon become a favourite site for those who enjoy real experiences. Family Group Bookings are easy to make through the site - just pick your date, the number of Adults and Kids and you can book right there online.
If you are looking for something fun to do this Summer, then jump on to BookMe.co.nz and have a browse at their amazing selection of deals.