Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape

DEALS OF THE WEEK

Mercedes Maguire selects packages to kick-start your 2021 holiday plans

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NEW ZEALAND

9-DAY PACKAGE

$2999

Explore New Zealand’s South Island with a nine-day package holiday now priced from $2999 a person. Experience historic Dunedin, the TranzAlpin­e train, Doubtful Sound, Queenstown and more. Price includes hotel accommodat­ion, meals and coach transport. Itinerary departs from Christchur­ch in October and November 2021. PH 135 777, TRIPADEAL.COM.AU

CAIRNS-MELBOURNE

15-DAY PACKAGE

$16,395

Travel from Cairns to Melbourne with APT’s 15-day East Coast Discovery and save $1000 a person when you pay from $16,395 a person travelling on the MS Caledonian Sky. The itinerary includes 14 nights on the small ship, snorkellin­g at Willis Island, island hopping the Whitsunday­s, wine tasting at the Hunter Valley and more. Book by March 31, 2021, and travel on April 23 or May 1, 2021.

1300 196 420, APTOURING.COM.AU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

4-DAY PACKAGE

$4899

Enjoy a small-group, four-day tour of South Australia from $4899 a person, down from $6047. The package includes a night at

The Louise, Barossa Valley, and two nights at Arkaba Homestead in the Flinders Ranges, all meals, exclusive access to Henschke vineyards at Hill of Grace, and wine tasting at Penfolds, Barossa Valley. Book by February 23, 2021 and travel until September 26, 2021. PH 1300 88 99 00, LUXURYESCA­PES.COM

SURFERS PARADISE, QLD

6-DAY PACKAGE

$599

Head to Surfers Paradise on select dates before December 23, 2021, and save $625 per person on a five-night stay at Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences, now priced from $599 a person. Stay in a Deluxe Room and receive breakfast daily, $150 wine, dine and spa credit per room, SkyPoint Observatio­n Deck entry with drink, bottle of wine, 1pm check-out and more.

PH 1300 887 398, FLIGHTCENT­RE.COM.AU

LORD HOWE ISLAND, NSW

6-DAY PACKAGE

$3299

Escape to Lord Howe Island and stay at the five-star Arajilla Retreat for five nights from $3299 a person, twin share – a saving of

20 per cent. Price includes all meals, predinner drinks and canapes daily, use of bikes and snorkellin­g gear and transfers. Offer valid for select dates from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, and must be booked by March 31, 2021. PH 1300 872 835, VIVAHOLIDA­YS.COM.AU

NOOSA, QLD

5-DAY PACKAGE

$699

Pack your bags for Noosa and get $750 in bonuses when you check in at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort for four nights. Priced from $699 a person, the package includes breakfast daily and kids stay free. Bonuses include a two-course dinner at Noosa Beach

House, bottle of wine, welcome cocktail and $30 off select spa treatments. Book by February 28, 2021, and travel on select dates from May 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. PH 1300 000 753, MYQUEENSLA­ND.COM.AU

GOLD COAST, QLD

4-DAY PACKAGE

$499 (PER FAMILY)

Take the kids to Paradise Resort Gold Coast for three nights from $499, a saving of 50 per cent when you travel in select periods before December 17, 2021. Your package includes accommodat­ion for up to two adults and two children, $100 food and drink credit per booking, one kids’ club session per child, one Duty’s Adventure Pass per child and a $10 voucher per person to I Fly Gold Coast. PH 1800 096 632, YONDA.COM.AU/ GO-DEALS

BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD

3-DAY PACKAGE

$799

Set your travel radar to Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast and pay $799 for a two-night package in a Two-Bedroom Apartment at Swell Burleigh – a 40 per cent saving. The price includes Wi-Fi, car parking and a bottle of wine. Plus, get access to discounts and a MyDQ Card valued at $199. Book by February 28, 2021, and travel until September 17, 2021. PH 1300 788 553

(QUOTE ‘ESCAPE DEALS’), DISCOVERQU­EENSLAND.COM.AU

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

20-DAY PACKAGE

$16,290

Experience the WA coast between Darwin and Perth on a 20-day trip from $16,290

TASMANIA

13-DAY PACKAGE $4700

Book a two-week trip to Tasmania by March 1, 2021, and save 20 per cent, or $1175 a person, when you pay from $4700 a person. Explore the Apple Isle from the lavender fields of Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the coast of the Freycinet Peninsula to Cradle Mountain. Offer valid for travel in select periods from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. And, if guests can’t travel for whatever reason, let AAT Kings know up to 30 days in advance for full refund. and get free business-class flights plus a hotel stay when you book before March 15, 2021. Departing twice in August 2022, the all-inclusive, all-suite expedition ship Silver Explorer stops in remote places along the WA coast such as the Abrolhos Islands and Dirk Hartog Island as well as Ningaloo Reef.

PH 1800 507 777, CRUISETRAV­ELLER.COM.AU

 ??  ?? Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Qld. Below: Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tas.
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Qld. Below: Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tas.

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