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DEALS OF THE WEEK
Mercedes Maguire selects packages to kick-start your 2021 holiday plans
WHITSUNDAYS, QLD 2-DAY PACKAGE $495
Experience the Whitsundays with a two-day Reefsleep package and save $100 a person when you book before March 31, 2021. The package includes morning and afternoon teas, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with drinks including beer and wine. The package allows you to sleep under the stars, a unique way to experience the Whitsundays. THEWHITSUNDAYS.COM.AU
SWAN RIVER, WA OVERNIGHT RATES $699 (FOR TWO)
Enjoy an Ultimate Winery Experience with a weekend away at The Colony on Mandoon Estate in WA’s Swan River. Priced from $699 for two people, the package includes an overnight stay in an Executive Suite, breakfast at Homestead Brewery, a bottle of vintage sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival. MANDOONESTATE.COM.AU
MORETON ISLAND, QLD 4-DAY PACKAGE $699 (FOR TWO)
Escape to Tangalooma Island Resort off the coast of Brisbane for three nights from $699 for two people. Stay in a Hotel Standard Room and receive return ferry transfers from Brisbane, breakfast vouchers, a dolphin feeding experience, desert safari tour, bottle of wine and more. Travel on select dates from February to August 2021.
PH 135 777, TRIPADEAL.COM.AU
DARWIN, NT 6-DAY PACKAGE $1190
Explore Darwin and Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks with a five-night package priced from $1190 a person, plus get $1000 in bonus value. The package includes staying at Mantra Pandanus Darwin and bonuses include breakfast daily, welcome drink, Kakadu and Yellow Water Wetland tour with lunch and transfers, a Litchfield and Adelaide
River tour with lunch and transfers and a sunset harbour dinner cruise with transfers. Book by February 28, 2021, and travel on select dates from April 2021 to April 2022. PH 1300 642 642, MYHOLIDAYCENTRE.COM.AU
NEW ZEALAND OVERNIGHT RATES $220
New Zealand will welcome Australians back in 2021 with new deals. For example, stay the night at five-star The Rees Hotel, Queenstown, and save 15 per cent when you pay from $220 a room. This hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu offers a courtesy shuttle to and from the town centre, WiFi and in-room films. Book with promo code WELCOMEOZ byJune 30, 2021, and travel from March 1 to June 30, 2021. PH +64 3 450 1100, THEREES.CO.NZ
HOBART, TAS OVERNIGHT RATES $325 (FOR TWO)
Be among the first to experience Movenpick Hobart – Australia’s first Movenpick hotel – which opened on January 21, 2021. Make the most of opening specials with an overnight rate of $325 to stay in a Classic King or Classic Twin Room for up to two adults. The price also includes a Tasmanian cheese platter and wine on arrival and a 3pm checkout. Book by March 31, 2021, and travel until September 30, 2021.
FRASER ISLAND, QLD 5-DAY PACKAGE $789
Save up to $500 a person when you stay four nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island from $789 a person. Stay in a Wallum Resort Hotel Room and receive breakfast daily, a full-day ranger-guided 4WD tour, a Sea Explorer cruise and return ferry transfers from Hervey Bay. Travel on select dates from February 1 to December 19, 2021. PH 1300 887 398, FLIGHTCENTRE.COM.AU
AUSTRALIA-WIDE OVERNIGHT RATES $274
Get in quick to nab a summer deal from Marriott with 50 per cent off room upgrades when you book by the end of today. For example, pay from $329 a night at Pier One Sydney Harbour; from $274 at Marriott Melbourne; from $369 at W Brisbane; from $469 at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth and from $349 at JW Marriott Gold Coast. Offer includes breakfast for two and children under 12 staying in the same room and is valid on stays until April 30, 2021.
HOTEL-DEALS.MARRIOTT.COM CENTRAL COAST, NSW 3-DAY PACKAGE $399 (FOR TWO)
Live it up on the NSW Central Coast with a two-night escape at the five-star Pullman Magenta Shores priced from $399 for two people, down from $620. The package includes à la carte breakfast daily at Barretts
Restaurant, a $50 food and drink credit per room for Barretts Restaurant or Shallows Bar, welcome cocktail, $20 golf credit per person and $25 spa credit a person. Book before February 8, 2021, and travel in select periods until December 15, 2021.
PH 1300 88 99 00, LUXURYESCAPES.COM