Sunday Herald Sun - Escape
DEALS OF THE WEEK
Start the year by booking a getaway with holiday offers selected by Mercedes Maguire
NEW ZEALAND 3-DAY PACKAGE $379
Enjoy a winery experience in New Zealand’s South Island with a two-night escape from $379 for two adults. Stay at Kinross Cottages in Central Otago and receive breakfast daily and a wine tasting from the cellar door, the tasting venue for five of the region’s top labels. Also receive a 45-minute hot tub soak and a bottle of wine. Travel on select dates in 2021.
PH 135 777, TRIPADEAL.COM.AU
GOLD COAST, QLD 4-DAY PACKAGE $499 (PER FAMILY)
Take the family to the Gold Coast for three nights from $499 for two adults and two children up to 12 years, down from $1295.
Stay in a Superior Resort Room and receive breakfast daily, kids’ club session for two daily, access to Z4K Water Park, bottle of wine and more. Book by January 6, 2021 and travel in select periods until December 23, 2021.
PH 1300 88 99 00, LUXURYESCAPES.COM
TASMANIA 10-DAY PACKAGE $2995
Get in quick to nab a Boxing Day sale on Travelmarvel’s 10-day Grand Tasman trip to the Apple Isle, from $2995 a person until the end of tomorrow. Price includes a tour director, 17 meals, sightseeing, cruises, tours and entry fees. From January 5, the price will be from $3395, still a saving of $300 a person. Book by May 31, 2021, and travel in select periods from February 2021 to May 2022.
PH 1300 205 408, TRAVELMARVEL.COM.AU
CANBERRA, ACT 5-DAY PACKAGE $299 (FOR TWO)
Pitch a tent or park your caravan at the newest ground in the nation’s capital, Canberra Tourist Park. And save when you book the four-night package from $299 for two adults, including entry to Cockington Green Gardens and a BBQ pack with salads to cook in the camp kitchen. The park is also pet friendly. PH 02 6130 1000, CANBERRAPARK.COM.AU
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 10-DAY PACKAGE $2690
Experience SA’s outback and river towns with a 10-day package from $2690 departing from Melbourne, plus get $2000 in bonus value. It includes a four-night Murray River cruise, a night on Kangaroo Island and more. Bonuses include a two-day Kangaroo Island tour and a Barossa Valley tour. Book by January 29, 2021, and travel on select dates from May 21, 2021, to March 25, 2022. Depart Sydney and Brisbane from $2790 and Perth from $2890.
PH 1300 642 642, MYHOLIDAYCENTRE.COM.AU VANUATU 13-DAY PACKAGE $1699
Cruise to Vanuatu over 12 nights departing Melbourne on January 12, 2022, from $1699 a person (inside cabin). Upgrade to an outside cabin from $2099 a person, a balcony room from $2299 a person or a mini suite from $3299 a person. The price includes all on-board meals and $150 on-board credit for inside and outside cabins; $300 credit for balcony cabins and $500 for mini suites.
PH 1300 887 398, FLIGHTCENTRE.COM.AU
NEW ZEALAND 24-DAY PACKAGE $10,295
Travel from Auckland to Christchurch over 24 days and save $400 a person when you pay from $10,295 a person twin share and book before February 26, 2021. The
Scenic itinerary takes in the Bay of Islands, Napier, Franz Josef, Milford Sound, Dunedin and Mount Cook on the TranzAlpine train and more.
PH 1300 950 622, DISCERNINGTRAVELLER.COM.AU
NOOSA HEADS, QLD 8-DAY PACKAGE $1290 (FOR TWO)
Choose Culgoa Point Beach Resort at Noosa Heads for seven nights and save 21 per cent when you pay from $1290 for two adults. Stay in a Garden Apartment and receive a bottle of wine, Coast to Hinterland tour, transfers to Eumundi Markets, Wi-Fi and carparking. Book by January 31, 2021, and travel in select periods from January 27 to March 31, 2021. PH 13 4668, HOOTHOLIDAYS.COM.AU
PORT DOUGLAS, QLD 4-DAY PACKAGE $259
Check in at Mantra Portsea in Port Douglas for three nights from $259 a person. The package includes breakfast daily and a 90-minute sunset sail with welcome drinks and canapes. The resort has three pools, a gym, swim-up bar, barbecue area and tennis courts and is 100m from Four Mile Beach.
PH 1300 883 887, TRAVELONLINE.COM