Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape
DEALS OF THE WEEK
Start the year by booking a getaway with holiday offers selected by Mercedes Maguire
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
$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
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
$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
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
PORT DOUGLAS, QLD
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