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unnamed (7)Tiwi Island Adventures is providing travellers the chance to immerse themselves in “the island of smiles”, famous for its traditional lifestyle, art and love of Australian football.

A three-day ‘Ultimate Tiwi Island’ package is priced from $2425 per person twin-share, including SeaLink ferry or flights from Darwin, an art workshop with local artists, walking tour, accommodation in Bathurst Island Lodge, meals and non-alcoholic drinks, a wilderness adventure cruise, fishing options, turtle tour, a scenic flight to Melville Island and museum and art-centre tours.

The packages are available from June 24 to September 11.

Phone 08 8947 3366 or visit

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 The Ganges Voyager … home for a seven-night lower-Ganges river cruise.

Book a 2016 APT India river-cruise holiday of 15 days or longer by June 16 and get free return flights.

The deal applies, for instance, to APT’s new 20-Day ‘Wonders of India’ all-inclusive itinerary which combines a 12-night land journey — from bustling Mumbai and India’s Lake City of Udaipur, to the Taj Mahal, Delhi and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur — with a seven-night lower-Ganges river cruise aboard the Ganges Voyager.

That itinerary is priced from $16,195 per person twin-share, including five-star accommodation, a cooking demonstration with a local Delhi family, and the chance to see a fire-lit Aarti ceremony during an evening prayer cruise in Varanasi.

Phone 1300 196 420 or visit

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  Georgia’s Ushguli valley … stone watchtowers dominate.

Intrepid Travel has launched a series of expedition trips to some of the world’s most obscure, and perhaps daunting, destinations — places such as the southern Mexican jungle, Georgia, Kosovo and Papua New Guinea.

A 10-day trip into Georgia’s isolated and rugged Svaneti region, for instance, is priced from $1590 per person twin-share.

Tribal traditions still hold sway here in a major way. The wheel only made an appearance in 1935, pagan elements suffuse Christian beliefs, stone watchtowers dominate the valleys of Mestia and Ushguli, and provincial cuisine is still preferred.

Travellers will visit centuries-old churches, explore watchtower-strewn landscapes, hike through verdant valleys to see Mt Shkara, and join a local family to help prepare a traditional meal.

Phone 1300 797 010 or visit

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 Rumba Resort … right on Caloundra’s Bulcock Beach. 

Escape to Caloundra’s Bulcock Beach on the Sunshine Coast with a stay-four-nights-pay-for-three package at Rumba Resort.

Pay from $690 per couple, including discounted access to the resort’s waterfront restaurants and two-hour hire of electric bicycles.

The offer is valid for travel until May 31, excluding school holidays.

Phone 07 5492 0555 or visit

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 Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival … a free event for the whole family.

Sticking with the Sunshine Coast, it’s certainly the place to be at Easter if you prefer cheese and wine to chocolate eggs.

On April 4, the region will play host to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival, a free event which kicks off with a cheese-rolling competition, Cheester Egg Hunt for children, and gourmet cooking demonstrations.

The following day Maroochydore will be transformed into a multicultural mecca as part of the Ocean Street World Festival, with the big-top opening, Brazilian samba and Cuban salsa, as well as cuisine from all corners of the globe.


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Macau … a fascinating and safe place for tourists to wander around.

The Macau Government Tourist Office has doubled its ‘Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities’ initiatives by adding a further four self-guided walking-tour routes to its stable.

The routes cover different parishes on Macau peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. The parishes include Cathedral Parish, St Lazarus Parish, St Lawrence Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Parish and St Anthony Parish on Macau Peninsula, as well as Our Lady of Carmel Parish on Taipa and St Francis Xavier Parish on Coloane.

Visit for details.

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Mongolia … hunting with eagles in the country’s ‘wild west’. Image: Beshlie McKelvie.

Extreme Bike Tours has cut than $1500 off a 15-day guided motorcycle tour into the remote ‘wild west’ of Mongolia, departing Ulaanbaatar on May 25.

Licensed riders and also pillion passengers with no riding experience can experience the rarely visited western region of Mongolia on classic Royal Enfield 500cc motorbikes.

Riding between the frontier towns of Uliastai and Ulgii, the all-inclusive, off-the-beaten-track tour will see riders eat around campfires and sleep in traditional Mongolian yurts along the route, which stretches through the Gobi Desert and the Altai Mountains.

Along the way, riders can meet nomadic herders, gold prospectors and traditional Kazakh eagle hunters who ride horses and train golden eagles to hunt fox and hare.

Prices start at US$4650 for riders and US$3750 for pillion passengers.


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 Hotel Pariz … five-star accommodation in central Prague.

Beyond Travel is offering a range of discounts on hotel deals in Eastern Europe throughout most of 2015.

For a luxury experience, the five-star Hotel Pariz, located in an iconic art-nouveau building in Prague’s historical centre, is offering a rate from $665 per person twin-share for a five-night stay, valid for travel until December 28.

Rates include daily breakfast.

Phone 1300 363 554 or visit

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 Save $1000 per couple on AAT Kings’ 15-day ‘Outback Adventure’.

You’ll need to get your bushwalking boots on quickly, but you can save $1000 per couple on AAT Kings’ 15-day ‘Outback Adventure’, a spectacular guided journey from Adelaide to Darwin.

Pay from $5250 per person twin-share.

Includes visits to Wilpena Pound, Uluru and Katherine Gorge.

Valid for March 31 departure.

Phone 1300 228 546 or visit

unnamed (16) Avalon Siem Reap … all-suite luxury cruising along the Mekong. 

Save up to $2000 per couple on Avalon Waterways’ new all-suite Avalon Siem Reap as it cruises the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Pay from $3326 per person twin-share, including seven-night cruise, two nights in Ho Chi Minh City and three nights in Siem Reap, adjacent to the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat.

The 18 air-conditioned suites are beautifully fitted in contemporary Asian style and offer 23 square metres of living space.

Book by March 24 for selected departures during the year.

Phone 1300 230 234 or visit

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The Singapore Grand Prix circuit. Image: Singapore GP.

See the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix live with a Singapore Airlines Holidays five-day package.

Pay from $1995 per person twin-share ex Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane ($1885 ex Perth).

Includes daily breakfast, a three-day Grandstand Pass with access to zones three and four, return airport transfers and fuel surcharge.

Book by June 30 for departure September 17.

Phone 1300 728 998 or visit

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 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Villas … five-star luxury at a bargain price.

Save more than $5000 on a family holiday at Thailand’s five-star Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Villas.

Pay from $1998 for two adults and two children under 12 for eight nights accommodation and all meals.

Includes eight spa treatments, a Thai cooking class and $200 resort credit.

Valid for sale until March 28 and for travel until December 2016.

Phone 1300 889 900 or visit

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