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

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BYO Kids

8-day package

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

AAT Kings

From 10-day pack­ages

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 aatk­

Tas­ma­nia Ex­pe­di­tions

6-day package

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 tas­ma­ni­an­ex­pe­di­

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