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barnbougleBarnbougle Spa, set among the fairways of the Barnbougle golf resort at Bridport in north-eastern Tasmania, is offering a two-day ‘Autumn Pause’ retreat.

The price is from $895 per person twin-share, including overnight accommodation in the resort’s Lost Farm Lodge, naturopath consultation, private Pilates class, signature facial, hot-stone massage, soul-to-sole body treatment, vanilla-bliss body scrub and a personalised take-home wellness plan.

Also available is a one-day his-and-hers golf-and-spa package priced at $335 per person, including 18 holes of golf and a two-hour spa pampering.

Phone 03 6356 0094 or visit barnbougle.com.aubyroads

Byroads Travel has added a 17-day Moroccan Trails itinerary to its portfolio, with the focus very much on the country’s scenic diversity.

It includes seven days exploring the Atlas Mountains, with the trip described as designed for “weekend walkers” and the accommodation as “charming boutique hotels”.

Prices are from $3395 per person twin-share ex Rabat, with a departure date of September 5.

Phone 02 9418 7803 or visit www.byroads.com.au.

marvelBook a Travelmarvel Tasmanian holiday from the company’s new 2014/15 program by July 31 and save up to $300 per couple.

Pay, for instance, from $2995 per person twin-share for the 10-day ‘Grand Tasman’ which takes in Launceston, Ross, Port Arthur, Hobart, Strahan, Cradle Mountain and Smithton, and includes a guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine, the chance to explore Freycinet National Park with a naturalist guide, a cruise around the Isle of the Dead, a visit to Salamanca Market, and a Gordon River cruise with a tour of Sarah Island.

The price includes nine nights premium accommodation and 18 meals.

Phone 1300 196 420 or visit www.travelmarvel.com.au.  outrigger

Fiji’s Outrigger on the Lagoon has responded to customer demand with a $100,000 upgrade of its Kids Club and Meimei Nanny Centre to include modern kitchenettes, colourful murals and furnishings, and more windows for extra ventilation.

There is now additional space inside the centre as well as new decking allowing children to play outside under shelter.

Resort General Manager Peter Hopgood quite rightly reckons that if the kids are happy and well taken care of, the parents are happy and everyone has a great holiday.

seasonsVisit www.outriggerfiji.com. 

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s new ‘Choose Your Adventure’ package lets families enjoy any two of the following attractions: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Sydney Tower Eye and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

Prices per night for two adults and two children under 16 start at $585 for a Grand Premier Cityview room. Suites are available from $795 per night.

Phone 02 9250 3100 or visit http://www.fourseasons.com/sydney/offers

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Travel a quarter the circumference of the Earth and across seven time zones on Bentours’ Trans-Siberian Rail Journey.trans

The 13-day package is priced from $4332 per person twin-share, including train tickets between Moscow, Irkutsk and Vladivostok, English-speaking guides for all excursions, hotel accommodation with private facilities, and plenty of time to visit the many incredible sites on the way.

Along the journey travellers can expect to visit Moscow’s magnificent Kremlin, enjoy the Armoury museum, peruse extraordinary Russian cathedrals and wind through the spectacular venetolandscape that makes up this part of the world.

Phone 1800 221 712 or visit www.bentours.com.au.

UTracks is offering a free boat upgrade worth $430 on April departures for its eight-day Veneto Bike & Boat excursion, which enables guests to cycle and cruise their way from Venice through the wildlife-rich Po Delta region of Italy to the Renaissance town of Mantova.

The upgrade provides travel on the Ave Maria, a premium boat which features cabins with large windows, private ensuites, air conditioning and free wifi.

Prices are from $1790 per person twin-share. Phone 1300 303 368 or visit www.utracks.com.

Explore Worldwide’s small-group 14-day ‘Inside Vietnam’ itinerary takes visitors from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, discoveringvietnam spectacular coastal scenery, historic towns and evocative war sites and memorials.

It begins with a walking tour through the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a traditional junk boat cruise through the breathtaking limestone landscapes of Halong Bay.

It continues with a cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda — the symbol of the old imperial capital Hue — then the charming ancient merchant’s town of Hoi An and a citadinesboat ride on the narrow canals of the Mekong River to experience village life.

Prices are from $1894 per person twin-share.

Phone 1300 439 756 or visit www.exploreworldwide.com.au.

Save on Perth accommodation with a ‘Bed and Bite’ package at Citadines St Georges Terrace.

Pay from $165 per couple per night, including full buffet breakfast.

Features heart-of-city location, with the free city bus service CATS at the doorstep.

Valid until December 31. Phone 1800 766 377 or visit www.citadines.com.metro

Metro Hotel Sydney Central … top location for theatre goers.

Enjoy a family package at Metro Hotel Sydney Central for The Lion King.

Pay from $205 per night for two adults and two children (up to 12 years), including chocolates on arrival and hot buffet breakfast. Show tickets NOT included.

Located directly opposite the Capitol Theatre and valid to August 31.

Phone 1800 004 321 or visit www.metrohotels.com.au.

robotGet a last-minute deal with Direct Flights on Tokyo airfares and accommodation.

Pay from $1476 per person twin-share ex Sydney ($1502 ex Mebourne, $1503 ex Brisbane, $1513 ex Adelaide and Perth, $1529 ex Canberra) including return flights with Japan Airlines, and five nights at Agora Place Asakusa.

Includes tickets to an adult-oriented robot cabaret show, with boxed meal and drinks, at the Robot Restaurant.

Valid for sale until March 31 and for travel April 1 to July 31.

Phone 1300 234 909 or visit www.directflights.com.au 

Get Moorea and Bora Bora deals with Air Tahiti Nui.tahiti

Pay from $2499 per person twin-share ex Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, including five nights at the Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa, and two nights in Papeete. Also available at Maitai Polynesian Bora Bora (from $2799) and St Regis Bora Bora (from $5499).

Includes breakfast daily and all transfers.

On sale until April 17 for travel November 1 this year to March 31 next year.

Phone Spacifica Travel on 1800 800 722 or visit www.airtahitinui.com.au.

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