Travel challenge Explore Australia
Each week we invite three competing companies to give us their best deals for a particular holiday. The result is great offers for our readers
GET away to the Gold Coast with the kids and save with an exclusive seven-night package priced from $990 for two adults and two children. Receive seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment at the BreakFree Diamond Beach and a bonus family pass to the Ripleys Believe it or Not attraction. BreakFree Diamond Beach is 100m from Broadbeach and close to shopping and dining options. Or, stay at the resort and enjoy tropical gardens, two pools and a shaded barbecue area. Children are specifically catered for with a separate adventure playground equipped with water cannons, sparkling fountains and a giant obstacle course. Deals are also available for bigger families. Valid January 28-March 28.
Ph 1300 296 543 or see byokids.com.au
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BOOK one of AAT Kings’ 2013/14 Australia Guided Tours and pay in full by February 15 to save on departures until March 31 next year. Hit the open road and explore our nation’s southern states, go snorkelling in the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, indulge in the food and wine scene of Tasmania or find bush tucker and discover Aboriginal rock art on a sacred cultural walk in the Red Centre. For example, book the 10-day Tasmanian Wonders tour, priced from $2240 a person, twin share (save $250); the 12-day East Coast Discovery tour, from $3235 a person, twin share (save $360); or the 15-day Outback Adventure tour, from $4655 a person, twin share (save $540).
Ph 1300 228 546 or see aatkings.com.au
PEDAL, paddle and plod your way from Launceston via Tasmania’s stunning East Coast to Hobart on Tasmanian Expeditions’ Cycle, Kayak & Walk tour departing February 17 or March 3. Pay $1695 a person (saving $300), if you book before January 31. This adventure travels through a variety of highlights, including the Fingal Valley, Bicheno, Wineglass Bay, Maria Island, Freycinet National Park and Mt Wellington. Each tour is limited to 10 people and bookings must be made direct with the company. The price includes meals, guides, accommodation, internal transfers, park fees, and equipment.
Ph 1300 666 856 or see tasmanianexpeditions.com.au