As the mercury begins to drop in the southern Australian states, there’s no better time to escape the chill and chase the sun north on an action-packed adventure.
The Northern Territory and Tropical North Queensland comes alive in autumn and winter, as the wet season makes way for the highly anticipated dry season and balmy days meld with mild nights, warm water and clear skies. Plan your own winter-sun getaway with Oaks Hotels & Resorts and take advantage of the incredible lineup of events on offer, from unique Indigenous experiences in Darwin to jungle surfing in the Daintree and partying under the full moon in Townsville.
April not only marks the beginning of Darwin’s dry season, but also Kakadu Discovery Month, an opportunity for visitors to connect with Kakadu National Park’s ancient natural landscapes and learn about its fascinating history and people. Less than two hours’ drive from Darwin, join the celebrations and take part in guided ranger walks, rock art discovery, bush food cooking demonstrations, Aboriginal art workshops and didgeridoo performances. Darwin city also offers a host of activities for travellers with a penchant for adventure, market shopping, crocodile spotting, fishing and cruising – all of which are popular winter pursuits in the Top End.
Oaks Elan Darwin in the heart of the city is offering a ‘Top End Value’ package from $144* per night (minimum two night stay), including accommodation in a Hotel Room, a bonus midday late checkout, free onsite parking, complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and 20% off meals at Seoul Food.
Each month, Townsville welcomes thousands of revelers who are in town to attend the iconic Full Moon Down Under – a celebration that brings together the best of Australia’s music and entertainment acts for a beach party on the shores of Magnetic Island. Easily accessible by ferry from Townsville, the city provides the perfect base to relax pre and post-party, and also experience the region’s multitude of must-do attractions, from swimming at protected beachfront promenade The Strand, exploring world-class snorkeling and diving hot spots, watching a footy match featuring hometown heroes The North Queensland Cowboys, and visiting Reef HQ – the world’s largest living coral aquarium.
For a limited time, Oaks M on Palmer is offering special ‘Stay 3 and Save 15%’ deals, starting from $118* per night in a Studio Room.
The World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest is a wilderness lover’s dream – a true spectacle of pristine rainforest, unspoiled waterways and a thriving ecosystem. The best way to experience this natural wonder first hand and appreciate its true beauty is from above (20 metres above to be exact!) – on a thrilling zip line Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour! After an exhilarating sky-high adventure, retreat to the tropical seaside village of Port Douglas – home to the magnificent Four Mile Beach, outstanding golf courses, art galleries and a superb dining scene.
Stay at Oaks Lagoons in tropical Port Douglas for three nights or more and save 15% on your booking, starting from $124* per night in a Hotel Spa Room.
For your chance to win your very own Jungle Surfing experience with Oaks Hotels & Resorts, including two nights’ accommodation at Oaks Lagoons and a family pass to experience Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (total prize value $1080), visithttp://mhg.to/is6cn.
To book, visit www.oakshotels.com
*Terms and conditions apply; subject to availability. Darwin deal has a minimum two night stay and is valid for travel until 31 May. Townsville and Port Douglas deals have a minimum three night stay and are valid for travel until 31 August 2016; on sale until 24 April. Some blackout dates may apply.