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THIS WEEK’S HOTTEST DEALS ARE ALL THE EX­CUSE YOU NEED TO EXERCISE THOSE ITCHY FEET

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | ESCAPE - WORDS: CHAN­TAY LO­GAN

1 GET A TASTE OF TASSIE

Food­ies will likely al­ready be fami­lar with the Stillwater name, but now you can sleep­over at Launce­s­ton’s iconic restau­rant. In a re­stored

1830s flour mill, Stillwater Seven com­prises seven rooms with rest­ful water­front views and be­spoke fur­ni­ture, but the real perk is be­hind-the-scenes ac­cess to the renowned kitchen. The in-room pantry, bar and fridges are stocked with Tas­ma­nian treats such as cheese, sour­dough, lo­cal but­ter and hazel­nuts. The ho­tel is a 10-minute walk from the Launce­s­ton CBD and each stay in­cludes an a la carte Stillwater break­fast.

Go to stillwater.com.au

2 GRAB A SUITE DEAL

Treat your­self to a Mal­dives get­away and save more than $1000 per per­son with Flight Centre. Now from $4445 per per­son, the pack­age in­cludes seven nights in an over­wa­ter suite at Manta Ex­clu­sive Space Club Med Kani, ac­cess to fa­cil­i­ties at nearby Club Med Fi­nolhu via jet boat, three gourmet meals a day and all-day snack­ing, a pre­mium open bar, Wi-fi, daily sched­ule of mul­ti­ple sports and ac­tiv­i­ties, live evening en­ter­tain­ment, in-room break­fast ser­vice and more. The deal is valid for sale un­til June 25 for se­lected travel dates from Novem­ber 1 to

April 30.

Go to flight­cen­tre.com.au

3 WATCH WHALE SAT PLAY

Mantra Ho­tels has sur­faced with a range of ac­com­mo­da­tion deals for whale watch­ing sea­son in Her­vey Bay. Known as the whale watch­ing cap­i­tal of Aus­tralia, the laid-back seaside des­ti­na­tion will trans­form into a heart­land of hump­back ac­tiv­ity from now un­til Septem­ber. Stay at Mantra Her­vey Bay, the only absolute ma­rina-front prop­erty near cruise de­par­ture points, from $117 per night in a ho­tel room

(Sun­day to Thurs­day, min­i­mum two-night stay) and they’ll throw in a bot­tle of wine and a whale watch­ing gift pack. Choose Breakfree Great

Sandy Straits for absolute beach­front ac­cess and un­in­ter­rupted views of the bay and ma­rina. Stay from $129 in a one-bed­room apart­ment

(Sun­day to Thurs­day, min­i­mum two-might stay). Both deals are valid for sale and travel un­til Septem­ber 20 and con­di­tions and block­out dates ap­ply.

Go to mantra­ho­tels.com/deals/whale-watch­ing

4 PLAN A ROCK­IES ROAD TRIP

Ex­pe­ri­ence the Cana­dian Rock­ies at your own pace on a nine-day self-drive hol­i­day from Flight Centre. Pay from $999 per per­son and re­ceive a to­tal of eight nights 3.5 and 4-star ac­com­mo­da­tion in some of Canada’s most breath­tak­ing lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Banff, Edmonton, Jasper and Calgary Down­town, plus seven-day car hire. Take a gon­dola to the sum­mit of Sul­phur Moun­tain, visit a turquoise glacial lake, see stun­ning snow-capped peaks, go elk and bison spot­ting and try bootscoot­ing in a tra­di­tional western dance hall. The deal is on sale un­til July 31 for travel from Oc­to­ber 14 to De­cem­ber 31. Con­di­tions ap­ply.

Go to flight­cen­tre.com.au

5 PIG OUT IN KINGAROY

If you sub­scribe to the the­ory ev­ery­thing’s bet­ter with bacon, you bet­ter be at the sec­ond an­nual Ba­confest in Kingaroy from Au­gust 23 to 25. While the fes­ti­val cel­e­brates ev­ery­thing porcine, it also sup­ports lo­cal pro­duc­ers and raises funds for drought-af­fected farm­ers. More than 8000 vis­i­tors chomped their way through a va­ri­ety of bacon prod­ucts last year and or­gan­is­ers are pre­par­ing for an even big­ger crowd turnout this time. The fes­ti­val kicks off with a Wine and Swine cock­tail event on the Fri­day evening, fol­lowed the next morn­ing by a cy­cling and run­ning event, Rasher’s Rush. There will be bacon eat­ing com­pe­ti­tions, a Miss Ba­confest pin-up pageant, a two-day bacon themed food mar­ket and cook­ing demon­stra­tions by celebrity chef Adrian Richard­son, the host of tele­vi­sion cook­ing show Se­cret Meat Busi­ness.

Go to kingaroy­ba­con­fest.com.au

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