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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Canon Australia’s Collective Team is hitting the slopes at Mt Buller

 For four fun filled snow days Canon Australia's Collective Team is creating a range of winter photography experiences in Mt. Buller, Victoria. From capturing the action of dog sledding to learning new techniques in photography workshops, there is something for everyone!

Active photographers can step into a pair of snowshoes and explore the mountains with Canon Master and adventure photographer Krystle Wright. If you're looking for more action, join one of our daily dog sledding photographic tours.

Don't miss out on a holiday moment! Borrow a Canon camera for the day and hit the slopes, or why not try one of our photography challenges for a chance to win a pair of skis or snowboard and your own PowerShot D30 adventure camera – waterproof, freeze proof and with an anti-fog lens, it's ideal for snowy conditions.

See below for a full itinerary of our activities or visit the Canon Collective Team at the Village Square.

For online registration visit Canon Collective Events

July Itinerary

Adventure Photography Talk with Krystle Wright

Thurs 24th - 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Mt. Buller Cinema

Krystle Wright takes capturing breathtaking images to a new level through her adventure photography. Listen to incredible stories on 'how she got the shot' paragliding in Pakistan, camping in the Arctic and base jumping in Canada. Attendance is free.

Summit Sunrise Shoot

Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th - Meet at Village Square at 6:30am for a 6:50am

We have four places available ($30 each). Shoot the sunrise over breathtaking alpine views at the summit of Mt Buller in the golden morning light. A Canon EOS 70D will be provided.

Snowshoe Photo Walks

Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th, 10:00am to 11:30am / 2:00pm to 3:30pm ($30)

Enjoy photo walks in snowgums and surrounding areas. A Canon EOS 70D will be provided.

Night Photography

Fri 25th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm ($30 each)

Discover the beauty of night photography as you walk through the snowgum forests shooting the landscapes and stars. A Canon EOS 70D will be provided.

Krystle Wright Photography Workshop

Sat 26th, 12 to 1:30pm / 2:30 to 4:00pm ($50 each 15 places available)

Travel around Mt. Buller with adventure photographer Krystle Wright and photograph freestyling snowboarders performing for the camera. Skidoo available to shuttle snowboarders. A Canon EOS 70D will be provided.

Canon Dog Sledding

Daily Thurs 24th to Sun 27th (10am, 11:45am, 1:15pm or 3pm)

Come on a dog sledding tour through the picturesque snow gum forests. The experience runs for 45 minutes which includes dog sledding and time to interact and photograph the Huskies. Included in the experience a Canon 70D with 18-135mm lens will be provided on loan and an A4 print per person.

Details: Adults $155 Children $80 (max of 2 people per tour per session).

Bookings are made directly with Brett Hadden on australiansleddogtours@gmail.com or by phoning (03) 5159 1626 OR 0418 230 982 / 0447 562 767

Registration

For online registration visit:

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/imageSpectrum/Community/Collective-Events/Winter-photography-experiences 

 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Little Polynesian Resort’s “Let’s Get Social” Promotion

Little Polynesian Resort, Rarotonga, is set to launch an exciting “Let’s Get Social” Facebook promotion. 

The campaign takes off on 22 July 2014 at 12pm AEST, and runs for just over two weeks offering a grand prize of a holiday at the resort worth just over NZD$5500. The winner will be drawn randomly at 12pm AEST on the 8th of August 2014.

The accommodation giveaway is a land-only offer and includes:
  • 5 nights’ accommodation for two in an exclusive Overbeach Are - a mere coconut's throw from a pristine, azure lagoon
  • Tropical breakfast daily in the Little Polynesian CafĂ©
  • Complimentary return airport transfers for two.
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Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga, Little Polynesian Resort is a sophisticated playground for grown-ups. Here, serenity is certain, seclusion is guaranteed, and romance is everywhere. This is a resort of unpretentious luxury where idyllic beaches demand that you remove your shoes, slow down and spend your days sipping fresh-fruit cocktails by the resort’s infinity swimming pool. Traditional architecture complements the island’s natural beauty, and the resort's Overbeach bungalows are designed with every modern luxury, from gazebos with daybeds to outdoor showers and a Jacuzzi.

To be in the running to win this holiday of a lifetime simply visit the Little Polynesian Resort Facebook page and complete three simple steps. Entrants from all over the world (18 years of age and over) are eligible to enter.

Taste Norfolk Island Serving Up Feast Of Food And Fun

A heady cocktail mix of great food and stunning locations will be served up at the inaugural Norfolk Island Food Festival - Taste Norfolk Island – being held from 22 - 29 November 2014.

Norfolk Island is peppered with high quality culinary experiences showcasing the impressive abundance of locally sourced fresh, wholesome and organic produce. Think fresh fish, succulent beef and pork, and
boutique products including coffee, honey and cheese and a local winery.

Taste Norfolk Island is a platform in which everyone can enjoy a special line up of events being presented by Guest Celebrity Chefs, ‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi and Dominique Rizzo and a band of talented local Chefs.

Norfolk Island is one of the few places outside the US to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, which is a legacy left by American whalers who operated from the island in the 1960s, and will be part of the celebrations during the festival.

Oxley Travel is offering a Taste Norfolk Island Food Festival package including:
  • 7 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • ‘Wild Wetls’ 4 Chefs Dinner with Fast Ed
  • Galloping Gourmet Progressive Dinner
  • Pancakes By the Bay with Fast Ed
  • Taste Norfolk Island’s Bounty Festival Evening
  • Thanksgiving Service in historical Kingston
  • Thanksgiving Island Feast
  • Cooking Demos with Fast Ed and Dominique Rizzo
  • Return economy airfare with Air New Zealand including taxes
  • Return airport transfer on island
  • 7 days’ car hire including insurance
  • Half-day island tour
Cost per person twin share is from:
  • $1989 ex-Sydney (21-28 November )
  • $1949 ex-Brisbane (22-29 November)
For bookings, contact Oxley Travel on Toll Free 1800 671 546 or holidays@oxleytravel.com.au  or www.oxleytravel.com.au

Celebrate 100 years of ANZAC on the River Kwai with David Reeves and InterAsia

Asia travel specialist InterAsia is offering the opportunity to commemorate the 100th anniversary of
ANZAC at one of this country’s most revered overseas wartime sites – the Bridge on the River Kwai.

The ANZAC anniversary falls during an eight-day fully escorted ‘Eastern & Oriental Express ANZAC Journey’ departing from Bangkok on 22 April 2015.

Personally escorted by Asia travel expert David Reeves, this special tour comes complete with luxury accommodation stays in Bangkok and Singapore and a three-day fine dining experience  travelling aboard the legendary Eastern & Oriental Express as it makes its way from Thailand via Malaysia to Singapore.

A highlight of the train program is the stop at the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi Province on ANZAC Day 2015 where passengers will commemorate the ANZAC Centenary. There will be an expert on board to present the  history of the region and its wartime past.

The tour will also visit the famous bridge, the War Museum and Cemetery.

The program includes a stop at Butterworth on Penang Island where many Australian troops and airmen were based during WWII and the Malayan Emergency.

Featured five-star accommodation for the Bangkok and Singapore section of the tour has been reserved at the Mandarin Oriental in both cities.

Added tour bonuses include a tour of the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok and the Changi Chapel and World War II Museum in Singapore.

Prices start from $3990 per person twin share which includes all accommodation with daily breakfast, fine dining – lunch and dinner – while on board the Eastern & Oriental Express, all tours and sightseeing as per program.

*Conditions apply. Please note spaces on this exclusive program are limited.

For more information, visit www.interasia.com.au/thailand/eastern-oriental-express-anzac-journey, telephone toll-free on 1300133 001 or email info@interasia.com.au.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Magical "Unlimited Wine & BBQ" Promotion at Flow

FLOW Tasting Room” located on 2nd floor of Le Fenix Sukhumvit soi11 is now offering a weekend special promotion, an “UnlimitedHouse Wine & BBQ Corner” with a wide variety of worldwide house wines both white and red with an unlimited BBQ corner including Pork Loin, Chicken and Seafood BBQ, Wild Mushroom, Potato wedge, Sauerkraut and Assorted Tostadas for 2 hours from 7.00 -9.00 pm at price only at THB 599 Net.

This promotion is available for only on Friday and Saturday from now until 31st August 2014. 

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For more information or reservations; please call 0-2305-4000 or E-mail: fbm@lefenixbangkok.com, website: www.lefenixbangkok.com



Best Western Offers Serene Spa Escapades in KL

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The Spa Escapades package has been designed especially for couples and newly-weds, offering luxury suite accommodation and an indulgent spa pampering session.

Guests can relax in the spacious comfort of a One-Bedroom Suite at the luxury BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral Hotel, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. 

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These 582sqft rooms offer the perfect sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with a comfortable king-size bed, separate living room, two 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and movies, and a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.

The package also invites couples to enjoy daily buffet breakfast at the Kembali Kitchen restaurant, plus one 60-minute Bhuvana Signature Massage for two people at the hotel’s serene Bhuvana Spa.

unnamed (2)“Life is all about those special moments you spend with your loved ones,” said Glenn de Souza, Best Western International’s Vice President of International Operations for Asia & Middle East.

“At Best Western we understand that in the stress and strain of everyday life, it can be difficult to find the time to simply unwind with your partner. Our new Spa Escapades package is designed to allow guests to take a short break from their busy lives and relax in luxurious surroundings. We all deserve a bit of pampering sometimes!”

Valid from now until December 31st, 2014, the Spa Escapades package includes a one night stay at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral Hotel - perfect for those short romantic breaks. The package is priced at RM590 net.

NEW Butler Service + July & August Specials

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Boutique retreat Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu has made the Balinese escape more blissful than ever, now with an upgraded butler service for villa guests and great new rates for winter.
An exclusive haven of privacy, Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu features seven individually designed villas with 30 metres of cliff frontage and private infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Acting as personal assistant, concierge, driver and valet, the new dedicated butlers allow guests in each villa to feel like they are staying in their own private resort, with their every whim catered for.

Ensuring the stay is as personalised as it is pampering, the butler service covers airport welcome and return transfers, assistance with check-in,  explaining villa and resort facilities, unpacking service, all-day private chef service,  check-out assistance and farewell.350479_num908847_600x600
The butlers are also on beck and call for a wide range of other services including transport around the resort, laundry duties, serving picnics, childcare, arranging restaurants and activities and much more.

Now is the perfect time to experience the decadent new butler service at Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu where rates have been slashed by 40% on villa holidays during July and August.

For example five bedroom villas for up to 10 people have been reduced to USD $2240* (plus 21% tax and service) per night including butler service, private chef, airport transfers, daily car service with driver, 20 minute spa treatment, free Wi-Fi, Semara gift pack, daily entry to Finns Beach Club plus free gym, tennis and use of the putting green.

For couples, Garden Terrace Suites are available at 65% off the regular price during July and August, available from just USD $419* (plus 21% tax and service) with similar inclusions.

Perched high on the limestone cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula overlooking the Indian Ocean, Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu is an A-Lister's retreat offering a helipad, private beach, two tennis courts, putting green, fully equipped gym, pampering spa, refined cuisine and world-class services.

It also features king size beds, indoor & outdoor living spaces, poolside bar & dining area, fully equipped kitchen and home theatre media room.

Monday, July 21, 2014

X2 River Kwai Resort is now open

To celebrate the opening of the resort, X2 River Kwai is offering River Romance package for couples to unwind and indulge in a romantic setting on the bank of the Kwai Noi River.

The package includes accommodation of your choice, two glasses of bubbly upon arrival, daily Champagne Breakfast, Romantic in room set up and candle-lit aromatherapy bath, a dozen of roses for her, one romantic river dinner for two with special menu selection by chef and one Love Lantern release.

X2 River Kwai’s all eight cabins overlook the stunning view of the river with mountains as natural backdrop. The resort portrays an “Industrial Chic” design which can be seen in every corner of the resort. 

In order to create a sense of place, the architecture of X2 River Kwai takes “light structure” as a formal expression. Light structure can be found throughout Kanchanaburi province such as houses, rafts, and bridges. Steel trusses of factories, unnamed (5)mining equipments, and the most renowned landmark, The Bridge over River Kwai, can also be considered as light structure which possesses “slim but strong” philosophy. With triangulated members, this kind of structural system gives us freedom to build things that almost fly in the air to be a part of emptiness. This quality of flying or floating is therefore used to create the place and give a special experience.  LuXe Cabin guests can admire the panoramic view on the Flying Deck that reach out to the vastness of nature while PoolXide Cabin guests rest and soak their feet in a well-crafted infinity pool on their own raft terraces or Floating Deck.

Conveniently located just 2 hours west of Bangkok. The resort is easily accessible by various transportation means, and is conveniently located near many famous tourist attractions including the Bridge over the River Kwai, WWII Museum & Art Gallery, Don Rak War Cemetery and Thai-Burma Railway Museum. For golf lovers, there are several 18 holes championship golf courses (Evergreen Hill, Grand Prix, Mida) within 45 kilometers distance.

The rate for PoolXide Cabin is 6,200 Baht/night and LuXe Cabin is 7,200 Baht/night for Monday to Thursday. An additional 1,000 Baht per night supplement will be added to stays on Friday to Sunday. For reservation, visit www.x2resorts.com/resorts/river-kwai or email book.rk@X2resorts.com. The promotion is valid from now until 31 October 2014 and a minimum two night stay is required.

ESCAPE OFFERS at W Retreat Koh Samui

Mark your calendar, book the flights and be escape with us, check out and select an offer that matches your vacation retreat:

RED HOT DEAL
Save up to 50% when you stay at W Retreat Koh Samui. Book now and enjoy;
•Complimentary daily breakfast for 2350098_num908493_600x600
•Special rates starting from THB 18,000+++
Offer is valid for stays booked until August 31, 2014 and completed by March 31, 2015.

EXTREME EXPERIENCES
Stay minimum 3 nights and enjoy US$100 spa services credit at AWAY® Spa to be used during your stay.
•Nightly accommodation in our private-pool Retreat
•US$100 spa services credit per stay
•Daily interactive breakfast at the Kitchen Table
•A minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights is required350098_num908494_600x600
Rates starting from THB 21,000+++ for stays booked and completed by August 31, 2014.

WELL WORTH
Enjoy exclusive rates for your next escape to W Retreat Koh Samui.
•Daily interactive breakfast at The Kitchen Table for two persons
•Roundtrip Airport Transfer by W Signature Wheels
•A minimum stay of 2 nights is required.
Rates starting from THB 21,000+++ per night. Valid for stays booked and completed by August 31, 2014.

Special Fares to Farewell Aranui 3 in 2015

Aranui is offering savings of more than $500 on two of Aranui 3’s final voyages around the islands of Tahiti next year.

After more than a decade sailing the South Pacific, the distinctive cruise freighter will be retired in late 2015.

To farewell Aranui 3, the Tahitian freighter cruise line is offering discounts of 10 per cent on the ship’s June 6 and August 29, 2015, departures, with fares now priced from $5500* per person twin share in a standard cabin.

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Aranui’s Regional Representative Australia New Zealand Laurent Wong said the cruise fare included thousands of dollars’ worth of added value such as shore excursions in each port, a twice weekly laundry service, all main meals and a complimentary glass of wine with onboard lunches and dinners.

“The Aranui experience offers travellers the chance to explore nine beautiful islands across three French Polynesian archipelagoes – the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands – and with transport, meals, accommodation and tours all included, it’s a great value way to see Tahiti,” Mr Wong said.

During the two 14-day roundtrip cruises from Papeete, Aranui 3 will visit Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou,  Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka, and in the Marquesas, Takapoto and Rangiroa in the Tuamotus and the famed Society Island of Bora Bora.

Aranui 3 accommodates around 200 passengers in air-conditioned cabins including suites with private balconies and deluxe and standard twin rooms.

The freighter line dispenses a lifeline of food, fuel and other staples to remote island ports while passengers disembark and explore lush Garden of Eden landscapes on a range of complimentary excursions including hikes and 4WD tours. In 2015, Bora Bora will be added to all of the itineraries with guests enjoying a picnic lunch on a secluded beach and optional activities such as a lagoon excursion, manta ray experience and a helicopter ride.

Throughout the journey, guests enjoy the comforts of a cruise ship from a spacious sundeck to a freshwater swimming pool, a gym and a library.

Aranui 3 is scheduled to retire in late 2015, when the 256-passenger Aranui 5 commences service.

For more information on Aranui visit www.aranuicruises.com.au or phone 03 9449 3778.

*Subject to availability, conditions apply. Prices are in $AUD, per person twin-share. Single occupancy attracts a 50 per cent surcharge.

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