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DEALS OF THE WEEK
Mercedes Maguire selects packages to kick-start your 2021 holiday plans
FRASER ISLAND, QLD 3-DAY PACKAGE $314
Save 25 per cent on a last-minute deal to stay on Fraser Island on select dates in January and February. Room rates at the reopened Kingfisher Bay Resort start from $172 a night for a minimum two nights (a total of $344). At Eurong Beach Resort, also recently reopened, room rates start from $157 a night for a minimum two nights (a total of $314). KINGFISHERBAY.COM OR EURONG.COM.AU
PACIFIC ISLANDS 8-DAY PACKAGE $799
Island hop in the Pacific with a seven-night cruise on the Pacific Encounter, departing Brisbane on November 13, 2021, from $799 a person for an inside cabin including $100 on-board credit. The round trip from Brisbane stops at Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila. Upgrade to an outside cabin from $899 and receive $100 on-board credit, or a balcony cabin from $999 ($200 credit) or a mini suite cabin from $1599 ($300 credit).
PH 1300 887 398, FLIGHTCENTRE.COM.AU
FIJI 8-DAY PACKAGE $2299
Explore Fiji with an eight-day cruise of the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands with Captain Cook Cruises from $2299 a person, including accommodation in an upgraded Oceanview Stateroom and departing between April 2021 and September 2022. Swim in the lagoon of the Sacred Islands, explore the limestone cave of Sawa-I-Lau, cruise to Monuriki, enjoy a Fijian lovo feast on Naviti Island and more. PH 135 777, TRIPADEAL.COM.AU
NEW ZEALAND 3-DAY PACKAGE $329 (FOR TWO)
Get in quick to book a five-Star New Zealand holiday at Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu in
Queenstown for two nights before the end of today. Priced from $329 for two adults, down from $1030, the package includes accommodation overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, breakfast hamper daily, bike hire and a 2pm checkout. Valid for select travel until December 28, 2021.
PH 1300 88 99 00, LUXURYESCAPES.COM
GREECE 4-DAY PACKAGE $654
Book a Greek Islands cruise for 2022 and save up to 25 per cent with Celestyal Cruises. For example, the three-night Iconic Aegean is priced from $654 a person twin share and sails from Athens to Mykonos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini and Kusadasi, Turkey. Or the three-night Iconic Discovery, also priced from $654 a person, travels from Athens to Syros and Santorini and Kusadasi,
Turkey. Book by February 28, 2021. CELESTYAL.COM
AUSTRALIA 18-DAY PACKAGE $9040
Sail from Cairns to Sydney over 15 nights on Silver Shadow and receive a US$250 on-board credit when you pay from $9040 a person twin share in a Vista Suite. Departing on January 17, 2022, it stops at Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Newcastle, Hobart, Port Arthur, Phillip Island, Geelong and Melbourne. Price also includes two nights pre-cruise at the Riley in Cairns, air credit towards your flights, transfers in Cairns and the choice of a tour. PH 1300 950 622, DISCERNINGTRAVELLER.COM.AU
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 7-DAY PACKAGE $1899
Set off on a week-long tour of the West Australian coast from $1899 a person twin share. Enjoy the Tree Top Walk through the Valley of the Giants, taste wine in Margaret River and enjoy guided tours in Perth,
Albany and Fremantle. Price includes transport, three- to fourstar accommodation and guided tours. Offer valid for travel from August to October 2021.
PH 1300 205, TRAVELGLO.COM.AU
MANDURAH, WA 4-DAY PACKAGE $432
Stay at any of Seashells’ four- to 4.5-star self-contained properties along the WA coast or Swan River and get a night for free. For example, stay three nights at Seashells Mandurah from $432 on select dates from April 18 to November 30, 2021. Price also includes free parking.
PH 1800 800 850 (QUOTE S3P2), SEASHELLS.COM.AU
PALM COVE, QLD 5-DAY PACKAGE $399
Check in at The Reef House in Palm Cove for four nights and save 25 per cent when you pay from $399 a person twin share. Stay
in a Brigadier King Studio and also receive a gin-infused welcome drink,Brigadiers punch and canapes daily, sorbet daily, in-house activities, Wi-Fi, unlimited use of vintage-style cruiser bikes and fishing rods, and more. The package is available for travel in select periods until March 31, 2022. PH 1300 883 887, TRAVELONLINE.COM