GREAT AUSTRALIAN ESCAPES
Bothfeet walking company suggests those who want to escape Melbourne Cup madness should consider its four-day guided Twelve Apostles Walk from November 2-5; $1995 a person with transfers from central Melbourne or Geelong, threenight lodge stay, meals, gear hire and heli-tour. More: bothfeet.com.au.
Save 30 per cent on a stay for two at Bendles Cottages at Maleny on the Queensland Sunshine Coast hinterland; from $180 a night (three-night minimum stay), including garden cottage accommodation and breakfasts. Valid Monday to Thursday from Monday to the end of January. More: wotif.com/hotelW4708.
December 25 is creeping closer and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has a Christmas Shopping package that includes a $100 Westfield Sydney gift card and a Privilege Card for discounts and special offers, overnight accommodation and breakfast for two; from $525. Westfield Sydney Concierge ser- vice will deliver parcels to the hotel; fourseasons.com/sydney/offers/.
Metro Apartments Darling Harbour will be rolling out the red carpet when Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik arrive to officially launch the Sydney Opera House’s 40th birthday celebrations on October 20. The property is opposite the Slip Inn where the couple first met; a minimum two-night Princess Package is $229 a night (Sunday to Thursday) or $349 (Friday and Saturday) for an executive apartment with Darling Harbour views, valid to October 31. More: 1800 004 321; metrohotels.com.au.
Hotel Lindrum in Melbourne has teamed with The Dressing Table at Kyneton to create a millinery-themed champagne high tea on October 20. The event includes a two-hour ‘‘hat etiquette experience’’ just in time for the race season. $80 a person. More: (03) 9668 1111; hotellindrum.com.au
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