5 OF THE BEST

Won­der­ful Wanaka

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2 Di­rect to sav­ings

HEAD to the ski fields in Wanaka New Zealand and save with a ‘‘ pay for five nights and get seven nights’’ of­fer. It’s priced from $877 a per­son, quad share. You will also re­ceive seven days’ car hire and a three-day ski pass. Ac­com­mo­da­tion is in a two-bed­room apart­ment at the Alpine Re­sort Wanaka, a great base to hit the slopes at nearby Tre­ble Cone, the South Is­land’s largest ski area. Valid for travel from June 15 to Septem­ber30, sur­charges may ap­ply for travel dur­ing peak sea­son and school hol­i­days. Must book and pay by May 31. Ph 1300 136 997 or see ski­max.com.au TO CEL­E­BRATE the launch of its new web­site, Travel Direc­tors has slashed $1000 a per­son off three of its most pop­u­lar small group es­corted tours. The dis­counts ap­ply to the Leg­endary TransSi­berian: Naadam Fes­ti­val tour (now from $11,947 a per­son, de­part­ing July 7); the South­ern African Magic Tour (now from $12,597 a per­son, de­part­ing Au­gust 23) and the Great Silk Road Tour (now from $11,697 a per­son, de­part­ing Au­gust 28). To qual­ify, book and pay the de­posit on any of th­ese tours by March 15 with the bal­ance payable three months prior to de­par­ture. Prices in­clude re­turn flights from all Aus­tralian cap­i­tal cities. Ph 1300 856 661 or see trav­eldirec­tors.com.au

3 See more of Canada

EX­TEND your rail jour­ney through West­ern Canada with the ‘‘ Stay and Play’’ of­fer, valid un­til March 28. Rocky Moun­taineer of­fers guests who book a 2013 hol­i­day package of seven nights or more in GoldLeaf Ser­vice added value worth up to $C800 a cou­ple. Trav­ellers can ap­ply the bonus to­wards a cruise por­tion, ex­tra ho­tel nights or a scenic Whistler Sea to Sky Climb.

See rock­y­moun­taineer.com

4Thai temp­ta­tion

TWOad­ults (and up to two kids un­der 12) can en­joy an eight-night hol­i­day at the Novo­tel Phuket Re­sort Pa­tong, Thai­land for $999 – down from $3199. The of­fer in­cludes daily buf­fet break­fasts, two all-you-can-eat buf­fet din­ners for all guests, six in­di­vid­ual mas­sage treat­ments, daily sun­set cock­tails, free Wi-Fi, room up­grades, late check­out and more. This of­fer is avail­able for pur­chase be­fore Sun­day, un­less sold out prior. Travel un­til Oc­to­ber 2014. Ph (03) 9020 0245 or see deals.com.au

5 Es­cape to Fiji

ES­CAPE to the trop­i­cal par­adise of Fiji and re­ceive 33 per cent off a six-night stay at Shangri-La’s Fi­jian Re­sort & Spa. Priced from $576 a per­son, the package in­cludes a meet and greet wel­come at Nadi Air­port, re­turn air­port trans­fers, six nights for the price of four in a su­pe­rior la­goon view room, buf­fet break­fast daily, free meals pro­gram for kids 11 years and un­der, kids club ac­cess for chil­dren aged 4-12 years, use of non-mo­torised water­sports and com­pli­men­tary in-room in­ter­net. Shangri-La’s Fi­jian Re­sort and Spa is a 45-minute drive from Nadi In­ter­na­tional Air­port on the Co­ral Coast of Fiji’s main is­land, Viti Levu. This of­fer is valid for sale un­til March 31 and valid for travel un­til June 25 and from July 21-31.

See trav­elon­line.com

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