Hol­i­day sav­ings on track

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TAKE an Aus­tralian rail hol­i­day in the cooler months and get away from feel­ing trapped at home.

Se­niors can take ad­van­tage of sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings on package rail hol­i­days by Aus­tralian Hol­i­day Cen­tre.

They are set out in the Our New Rail Hol­i­days brochure, in­clud­ing des­ti­na­tions such as the North­ern Ter­ri­tory, West­ern Aus­tralia, Queens­land and the east coast of Aus­tralia.

If you travel on one of th­ese hol­i­day pack­ages be­tween June and Oc­to­ber, you can save up to 20 per cent off the rail com­po­nent of the In­dian Pa­cific or Ghan.

Travel Cen­tre man­ager Sonya Mewett says their Ul­ti­mate Aus­tralian Rail Hol­i­day is now re­duced by up to $547 for each se­nior trav­eller.

‘‘ If you like a hol­i­day with no fly­ing in­volved, then the Three Cities, Three Trains package is for you,’’ Ms Mewett says. It pro­vides a sav­ing of up to $129 a se­nior (twin share) on the rail com­po­nent. Sin­gle trav­ellers can save up to $117. Costs are out­lined in the free brochure con­tain­ing 16 hol­i­day op­tions.

Ade­laide Hol­i­day Cen­tre also has re­leased a new rail and sail itin­er­ary, A Taste of Tassie, at $1895 a se­nior trav­eller, twin share in an in­side cabin.

The package in­cludes rail travel from Ade­laide to Syd­ney on the In­dian Pa­cific (gold sleeper), in­clud­ing all meals and drinks on board. In Syd­ney, pas­sen­gers will have two nights in the Har­bour City be­fore board­ing the Dawn Princess for a four-night cruise to Ho­bart, for A Taste of Tassie. On day five of the cruise, you sail into Mel­bourne and spend two nights be­fore trav­el­ling back to Ade­laide on The Over­land in a pre­mium seat. This is a one-off de­par­ture, leav­ing Ade­laide on Novem­ber 12.

Al­ter­na­tively, you could head fur­ther north on Aus­tralian Hol­i­day Cen­tre’s Kim­ber­ley and Dar­win De­light package, avail­able from May to Septem­ber.

It starts with a flight to Broome for three nights fol­lowed by two nights in Ku­nunurra be­fore head­ing to the El Que­stro, vis­it­ing Lake Ar­gyle and cruis­ing the Ord River. It also in­cludes a three-night stay in Dar­win and then board­ing the Ghan for your re­turn. This package costs from $4584 per pen­sioner, twin share.

Uluru to Kakudu is a new, 11-day tour op­tion, start­ing with a flight to Uluru and tak­ing a five-day Red Cen­tre tour and a night in Alice Springs. You then take the Ghan to Dar­win and have a two-day Kakadu and East Al­li­ga­tor River tour be­fore fly­ing back to Ade­laide. This tour is priced from $3896 a pen­sioner, twin share. De­tails: Ph 1300 799 342 or down­load the brochure and spe­cials flyer at www.aus­tralian hol­i­day­cen­tre.com.au

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