The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

Tas­ma­nia’s West Coast Wilder­ness Rail­way has a se­ries of spring itin­er­ar­ies on its her­itage car­riages; a half-day river and rain­for­est round-trip from Stra­han de­parts Wed­nes­day and Fri­day af­ter­noons • Lonely Planet has added six cities and apps to its Make My Day se­ries of spi­ral-bound guides ($24.99): Am­s­ter­dam, Ber­lin, Hong Kong, Rome, Syd­ney and Washington • North Queens­land’s Lizard Is­land re­sort is cel­e­brat­ing its re­open­ing af­ter a $45 mil­lion re­furb with the launch of The Villa, a two-bed­room re­treat fea­tur­ing pri­vate plunge pool and sea views • Pan­daw has new pro­grams on Myan­mar’s Sal­ween River and the Ir­rawaddy Delta; the sea­sonal cruises will op­er­ate weekly from Oc­to­ber next year through to March and can be com­bined with voy­ages on the Chind­win and Ir­rawaddy rivers • Hoot Hol­i­days has a good spe­cial at War­wick Fiji Re­sort on the Coral Coast of the main is­land of Viti Levu for book­ings made by Oc­to­ber 31 for travel to March 31; a seven­night deal costs $900 a per­son twin-share with break­fasts and trans­fers plus two chil­dren un­der 12 can stay and dine free.

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