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apolloHere’s a great deal from Apollo Motorhome Holidays if you’re prepared to do stint of driving in the US during April, May or June to relocate a brand-new vehicle from Iowa to Denver, San Francisco, Las Vegas or Los Angeles.

The company will let you have a vehicle free-of-charge for up to four people, 18 days and 2500 miles. Pick it up in April and you’ll also get up to US$500 free fuel.

All hires include taxes and one-way fee free of charge, a kitchen kit and two bedding kits. A US$1000 bond is required.

Phone 1800 777 779 or visit www.apollorv.comwu

Wendy Wu Tours has added a new nine-day Golden Triangle itinerary to its India portfolio, with a concentration on area’s bazaars and markets, temples and mosques, and palaces and forts.

Included are the Taj Mahal in Agra, the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur.

Another destination is the Kingdom of Dreams, a purpose-built cultural arena located near Gurgaon outside of Delhi. Facilities include a food court serving Indian specialties from around the country, souvenir shops and movie theatres.

Prices start at $3337 per person twin-share, including return flights with Singapore Airlines. There are departures in April, ak_niyamaSeptember, November and December.

Phone1300 727 998 or visit

Luxury specialist Abercrombie & Kent’s 2014 ‘Escapes’ portfolio comprises 24 short journeys across seven countries — the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Fiji and Australia.

An addition is the new 86-studio Maldives hideaway Niyama, where guests can indulge in their own beach studio with private pool, chat with the resident marine biologist, snorkel turquoise waters, be pampered in the spa or head to Subsix underwater club.

A seven-night Niyama package is priced from $US4555 per person twin-share, including breakfast and return seaplane transfers from Malé.

Phone 1300 851 800 or visit

Time get on your bike in Victoria. The 210-kilometre Goldfields Track between Ballarat and Bendigo has just been upgraded and reopened as a dual mountain-biking and bush-walking route.

Creswick, Daylesford and Castlemaine are also on the route, which provides spectacular travelling through forests and pastoral country, linking natural beauty with rich cultural history.

Each of four natural sections can be done within a day’s riding.


A highlight of’s 24-night voyage from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires next December on board the elegant Seabourn Quest will be five days in Antarctic waters, including five planned landings in Zodiac craft.

On-shore visits will also be made at Puerto Mont, Castro and Punta Arenas in Chile, Ushuaia in Argentina, Grytviken in South Georgia and Montevideo in Uruguay.

The cruise includes lectures and photography classes, and complimentary drinks.

Pay from $21,799 per person twin share ex Sydney, Gold Coast and Perth ($22,129 ex Adelaide; $22,149 ex Melbourne), including three nights at each of the Ritz Carlton Santiago and the Alvear Palace Buenos Aires.

The voyage is on sale until February 28.

Phone 1300 369 848 or visit


Travel Indochina’s 2014-15 Burma ‘Handmade Holidays’ program includes the Myanmar Andaman Resort, on the remote Macleod Island in the Mergui Archipelago, near the southern tip of Burma.

A three-night package is priced from $690 per person twin-share, including breakfast daily, three dinners, one lunch, two internal flights, transfers by local boat, and a snorkelling cruise.

new_englandPhone 1300 365 355 or visit

The autumn colours of North America’s New England region, French-flavoured Quebec City, and the lighthouses and fishing villages of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland form part of a Cruise Express 22-day itinerary this September.

Prices start at $6990 per person twin-share, including return flights from Sydney or Melbourne, a 14-night cruise on the 2100-passenger Celebrity Summit, plus three nights and sightseeing in each of San Francisco and New York.

A three-night add-on stay in Las Vegas, including a guided day tour to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, is available from an extra $1799 per person twin-share.

Phone1300 764 509 or visit rock

Ayers Rock Resort will host the inaugural Tjungu (pronounced ‘tjoo-ngoo’ and meaning ‘meeting together’ in the local Anangu language) Festival from April 24-27.

Key events a fashion parade hosted by top Indigenous model Samantha Harris, an Indigenous football match featuring teams mentored by former AFL star Michael O’Loughlin, an exclusive dining experience under the stars, hosted by celebrity chef Mark Olive and featuring a bush-food master class and entertainment by Shellie Morris together with the Mutitjulu Choir.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree-night packages are available from $217 per room per night including full buffet breakfast daily.

Phone 1300 134 004 or visit

Enjoy a day tour of Amsterdam’s canals and Holland’s famous windmill country on Direct Flights’ new holiday package.

Pay from $2017 per person twin-share ex Sydney ($2023 ex Perth; $2119 ex Melourne; $2123 ex Adelaide; $2158 ex Brisbane), including return flights with KLM and five nights at the three-star Hotel City Garden Hotel in Amsterdam.

Includes a visit to the much photographed windmill village of Zaanse Schans, plus visits to a clog maker and a cheese farm, as well as a tour of the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken.

On sale till February 28 for travel to June 30 or from September 1 to November 30.kingfisher

Phone 1300 234 909 or visit

Discover why people rave about Queensland’s Fraser Island with Kingfisher Bay Resort’s ‘Summertime Fun’ packages.

Pay from $148 per couple per night in a resort room, or from $228 for four in a villa, including breakfast.

Activity program for house guests includes guided canoe paddles, sunset cruises, Segway sessions on the beach, and guided walks and talks.

Valid to April 17.

Phone 1800 FRASER or visit

Save up to 21 per cent on a Phuket package during Lowcostholiday’s launch on the Australian market.

Pay from $885 ex Sydney per person twin-share ($925 ex Perth; $1076 ex Brisbane; $1076 ex Adelaide; $1080 ex Melbourne), including return Jetstar flights and seven nights in a deluxe pool-view room, with breakfast, in The Old Phuket, a four-star hotel on Karon Beach.

Hotel has traditional Sino-Portuguese style décor, two pools, seven restaurants and three bars.

On sale until February 28, for departures from April 16 to June 30.

tempoPhone 1800 359 769 or visit 

Get well priced, comfortable accommodation in heart of Rome.

Pay from $104 per person twin-share per night in Domus Australia Hotel, including breakfast.

Quiet city-centre location close to the famous shopping area of the Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, the beautiful gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome’s main railway station Stazione Termini and bus lines.

Valid for sale and travel to December 31.

Phone Tempo Holidays on 1300 558 987 or visit

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