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unnamed-2Aurora Expeditions is offering travellers who book one of their 2017 Kimberley Coast cruises the chance to add a deluxe Broome Eco Beach stay to their experience for $200 per person.

When booking a Deluxe or Upper Deck Stateroom cabin on Coral Expeditions I before 31 January, travellers will be able to enjoy four nights at Broome’s Ramada Eco Beach Resort either before or after their Kimberley cruise.

Originally valued at $599 per person, this Eco Beach offer includes four nights in Garden-View villa, daily breakfast and return transfers from Broome.

Each Kimberley Coast expedition offers the opportunity to discover such features as spectacular King George falls, Western Australia’s highest falls, Bigge Island’s captivating Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock paintings, Montgomery Reef’s marine reserve, as wells as experience a Zodiac ride through the powerful Horizontal Waterfalls.

Phone 1300 061 490 or visit

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 Daydream Island Resort and Spa … more than 20 free activities.

Book a summer escape at the Whitsundays’ Daydream Island Resort and Spa and stay four nights for the price of two.

Pay from $380 per person twin-share for four nights in a Garden Balcony room, a full buffet breakfast daily (children stay and eat breakfast free), a free mocktail and shell necklace on arrival, free wifi and a free holiday portrait.

The island offers more than 20 free activities, including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, a stingray-and-shark-feeding show at The Living Reef lagoon, open-air cinema, rainforest walk and gym.

Travel is valid from now until 30 June.

Phone 1800 075 040 or visit


 Sea Princess in Fiordland National Park

Princess Cruises is offering a new program designed to immerse guests in New Zealand culture from the moment they step on-board for their Kiwi holiday.

Its new ‘Across the Ditch’ program will showcase New Zealand culture, food and traditions through a series of interactive on-board experiences and shore excursions.

As part of the program, guests will be able to eat like a local with some of New Zealand’s most popular and traditional dishes, including racks of lamb, hokey pokey and even a Maori hangi-style dinner.

New Zealand’s Maori culture will also be featured, with Kapa Haka groups performing the world-famous haka and traditional poi dancing.

Emerald Princess cruises include an 11-night New Zealand cruise sailing from Sydney on January 10, priced from $1699 per person twin-share.

Phone 132 488 or visit


 Combine a cruise on the Celebrity Solstice with a New Zealand scenic coach tour.

On the subject of New Zealand cruising and touring, Grand Pacific Tours has partnered with Celebrity Cruises to combine a cruise on the Celebrity Solstice with a scenic coach tour.

There are six itineraries ranging from 19 to 27 days with guaranteed departure dates between November 2017 and February 2018.

The 19-day ‘Cruise & South Island Explorer’, for example, is priced from $5694 per person twin-share, and combines a 14-night cruise with a four-night coach tour.

The tours include one-way airfare, tour guide, cruise gratuities on-board, modern coach travel, four-star hotel accommodation, most meals, all sightseeing and attractions on coach tour.

Phone 1800 622 768 or visit


The Sanctuary Ananda cruising on the Irrawaddy.

Book a 15-day Latitude 33 ‘Myanmar Unveiled’ package by December 30 and receive a complimentary two-night stopover in Singapore, including an upgrade to Club Marina Bay Room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and with access to The Oriental Club during your stay.

The Myanmar adventure includes a six-night overland sector before flying to Bagan to board the five-star Sanctuary Ananda for seven nights of cruising along the Irrawaddy.

This all-inclusive cruise includes a daily variety of local excursions and cultural experiences, all meals with beverages and local wine at lunch and dinner, and pre-paid gratuities.

Prices are from $9990 per person twin-share, including return airfares from Australia, and domestic airfares in Myanmar.

Phone 1300 636 848 or visit


 Phuket’s Patong Merlin … eight nights for the price of four.

Save 50 per cent and receive a free buffet dinner on an eight-night stay at Phuket’s Patong Merlin.

Pay from $399 per person twin-share, including buffet breakfast daily, bonus free buffet dinner per person, free wifi, and the choice of a two-hour Thai massage for two or a four-hour Phuket tour for two.

The offer is valid for sale until November 21 and travel from April 15 to October 31 next year.

Phone 1300 883 887 or visit


 Leisure Inn Pokolbin … mid-week special.

Leisure Inn Pokolbin has a mid-week family Christmas light special priced from $249 per night for a two-bedroom apartment with one queen bed and two single beds.

The offer is available Sunday to Thursday until December 24 for a minimum two-night stay, including night tickets to the Hunter Valley Garden Christmas Light Spectacular, four vouchers for ice-cream and soft drinks, 11am check out and free tennis hire.



 Rio de Janeiro … a South American highlight.

To celebrate its 30th birthday tour company Scenic is offering a range of specials.

The 20-day ‘Icons of South America’ itinerary, for instance, is priced from $15,490 per person twin-share, with return airfares from $495.

Highlights include visiting Peru’s Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley for three nights, Cuzco and Lake Titicaca, the Iguazú Falls and the cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

Phone 138 128 or visit

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