Victoria’s Great Ocean Road with a school holiday special from $299 a night in a two-bedroom apartment. The resort is set on 4.9ha of landscaped gardens and features the family-friendly 144 Brasserie and Bar, an endota day spa, heated indoor pool, tennis courts and more. The special also includes entry for two primary schoolaged children into the resort’s holiday program each afternoon. Plus children dine free from the kids menu when eating with two paying adults. Minimum fournight stay. Valid September 21-October 7.
Ph 13 15 17 or see mantra.com.au
Bali yoga retreat
INDULGE in a week-long yoga retreat at the Surf Haven Bali from $1995 a person, saving $380 for bookings made in August or September. Enjoy seven days at the women’s yoga, surf and spa retreat in Seminyak, where you can choose from either the ‘‘ surf and yoga’’ package or the ‘‘ yoga, food and fitness’’ package. Both come with up to seven hours of spa treatments, gourmet cuisine and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see surfhavenbali.com and quote ‘‘escape’’.
4Save on safari
SAVE more than $850 a person on a three-night stay at Sanctuary Puku Ridge in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. The deal, which can be combined with other activities in southern Africa, includes flights from Lusaka, luxury tented accommodation, all meals and drinks, and game-viewing activities from $2120 a person, twin share. Puku Ridge has seven tents overlooking a waterhole frequented by a range of animals and birds. Available until October 31. Ph 1300 195 873 or see benchinternational.com.au
5 See Thai elephants
ENJOY an eight-night family holiday in Thailand for less than $1000 with a landonly package from family travel specialists BYO Kids. Priced from $998, it includes eight nights at the Paradise Beach Resort Koh Samui in a deluxe room for two adults and two children and an Elephant Trek & Mini Eco Safari, which includes a visit to an elephant camp to learn about elephants and elephant conservation. There’s also a Koh Tao/Nang Yuan island tour by speedboat, with lunch and snorkelling. This deal is based on two adults and two children sharing a room and is available for sale until December 20, or until sold out. Email email@example.com or see byokids.com.au