OF THE BEST Whitsunday won­ders

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2 African ad­ven­tures

ES­CAPE to Hamil­ton Is­land for seven nights from $1690 a per­son, in­clud­ing re­turn econ­omy air­fares (from Ade­laide). The package in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion in a Co­ral Sea view room, break­fast daily, chil­dren un­der 12 years stay and eat free, com­pli­men­tary use of the is­land shut­tle and two days’ buggy hire. Also in­cludes a full-day Great Bar­rier Reef cruise with Cruise Whit­sun­days and a half-day ad­ven­ture with Cruise Whit­sun­days to White­haven Beach and the Whitsunday Is­lands Na­tional Park. Valid un­til De­cem­ber 21 with some black­out dates. Must book by April 30. Ph 1300 000 753 or see my­hol­i­day­cen­tre.com.au/queens­land IN­TREPID has Africa on sale with 50 per cent off two of its pop­u­lar tours. Get up close to Africa’s go­ril­las and chimps on a 16-day tour priced from $2669 a per­son, twin share. Go on a go­rilla sa­fari in Rwanda, ex­plore the Kazinga Chan­nel, Bu­ja­gali Falls, Lake Mburo Na­tional Park, Nairobi City, Queen Elizabeth Na­tional Park and the Kibale For­est. This tour is valid for travel from May 11 to De­cem­ber 28, with some black­out dates. Or, take off on the 14-day tour to Zanz­ibar through Kenya and Tan­za­nia from $2239 a per­son, twin share. Valid for travel un­til De­cem­ber 8, with some black­out dates. Both tours are valid for sale to 3pm on April 7, or un­til sold out.

Ph 1300 130 485 or see travel.com.au

3An Ital­ian cruise

CEL­E­BRATE la dolce vita with a dis­count of $1500 off a 12-night cruise­and-stay package to Italy. The tour, now priced from $5195 a per­son, twin share, starts in Venice where guests em­bark on their week-long cruise aboard the River Count­ess, be­fore spend­ing two nights at the 4-star Grand Ho­tel Balioni in Florence and three nights at the 5-star Parco Dei Prin­cipi Grand Ho­tel & Spa in Rome. High­lights of the cruise in­clude a visit to the me­dieval city of Padua, a food tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in Bologna and ex­plor­ing Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. You will stay in a riverview state­room on River Count­ess and the price in­cludes all meals on the cruise, a cap­tain’s wel­come gala and farewell din­ner, sight­see­ing tours as per the itin­er­ary and trans­fers. The of­fer is valid for book­ings made by March 31, for travel on July 28. Ph 1300 450 133 or see cruiseabout.com.au

4The best of Egypt

5 Fam­ily ski pack­ages

SEE the an­cient land of the pharaohs on a 10-day tour of Egypt and save 30 per cent when you book and pay in full by March 31. TheNile in Style Tour, now priced from $1291, in­cludes a four-night Nile cruise, pri­vate tour­ing in Cairo and Abu Sim­bel, 3 to 4-star ac­com­mo­da­tion and domestic flights. Valid for travel un­til Septem­ber 27. Ph 1300 558 987 or see tem­po­hol­i­days.com SAVE up to 30 per cent on an allinclu­sive stay at one of Club Med’s 23 pre­mium ski re­sorts in Europe and Asia. Pay from $1033 an adult and $584 a child for a five-night stay and re­ceive great fam­ily sav­ings. Pack­ages in­clude ac­com­mo­da­tion, ski passes and lessons, three gourmet meals daily, open bar and snack­ing ser­vice, Kids Club for four to 17 year olds (at se­lected fam­ily re­sorts), re­turn air­port trans­fers and more. Book be­fore July 1 for travel from De­cem­ber 1 this year to April 7 next year. Ph 1800 258 263 or see clubmed.com.au

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