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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Australia's Newest Luxury Walk - Special Pricing, Unparalleled Inclusions and Exclusive Food and Wine Experiences

351274_num909475_600x600As the name suggests, Walk into Luxury offers more than just a walk. Its all-inclusive walk packages come complete with post-walk massages, gourmet food and wine, and luxury accommodation at award winning resorts and boutique retreats (including two Small Luxury Hotels Of the World). 

For time poor guests, Walk into Luxury offers private jet and helicopter transfers from Perth to Margaret River, and for those seeking an aerial view of the track, scenic helicopter flights are available that will deliver guests to a local winery for lunch on their last day.

Walk into Luxury has partnered with some of the best local operators to ensure every aspect of its ultra-luxe walks is of the highest standard and 100% local. Food in particular is a stand-out. Exclusive tasting menus with matching wines at premier Margaret River wineries and restaurants - 351274_num909476_600x600including Leeuwin Estate and Wills Domain - are standard inclusions. So are daily in-villa canapes and local wines, and a private in-villa chef experience, which provides guests on the 5 and 8 day walks a chance to meet (and be served by) a top local chef. Gourmet hampers provided for guests to enjoy on the track are yet another opportunity to taste the first-rate produce the region is known for, with all products being 100% local. 

In addition to supporting local products and businesses, Walk into Luxury has committed to donating 5% profit from every walk sold to regional charities from day one.

Voted as one of Australia's top ten tracks (by National Geographic), the Cape to Cape track is a spectacular and varied section of coastline running from Cape Naturaliste (near Yallingup) past Margaret River to Cape Leeuwin in the South-west corner of Western Australia. The terrain includes pristine beaches, limestone cliffs and granite boulders, coastal bushland and the majestic Boranup karri forest.

Walk into Luxury offers private walking experiences, so guests have the chance to enjoy the Cape to Cape track at their own pace and without the crowds. Private guides are available, or guests can elect to walk self-guided with all maps, safety gear and a monitored GPS device provided by the Walk into Luxury team.

Special introductory pricing applies to all bookings of Walk into Luxury's 4, 5 and 8 day walks made by 30 September 2014. All-inclusive twin share pricing starts at AUD$1850 per person for the 4 day (Luxury Taster) walk, $2750 per person for the 5 day (Luxury Escape) walk and $4350 per person for the 8 day (Ultimate Luxury) walk. For more information, please visit www.walkintoluxury.com.au or email info@walkintoluxury.com.au.

Noosa - You Could Be Here

On cold wintry days it's hard to imagine that you could be here in Noosa, floating in the ocean beneath blue skies, warm sunshine on your skin. Imagine away, it's easier than you think to escape the chill and be here, with sensational Noosa deals now available throughout winter. Head to visitnoosa.com.au/behere for some great Noosa - You Could Be Here deals including:
Accommodation Deals
  • Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 in boutique beachfront resort – Maison Noosa.
  • Stay absolute beachfront at Netanya Noosa for 5 nights and pay for 3.
  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury Lake Weyba Cottage, including breakfast.
  • Enjoy a Noosa Springs mid-week break with a golf or spa bonus.
  • Enjoy a room with view, dinner and buffet breakfast at Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa.
  • Receive 20% off 5 nights near the Noosa River at The Islander Resort.
  • Stay near Noosa River and receive free breakfast at Ivory Palms Resort.
  • Stay 7 and pay for 5 in a self contained apartment at Australis Noosa Lakes.
  • Enjoy a triple treat 3 nights escape at absolute lakefront Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat.
  • Relish a 3 night Hastings Street getaway with Mantra French Quarter.
Experience Deals
  • Experience a touch of tranquillity with an Ikatan Spa package for two.
  • Hire 1 bike and get the 2nd bike half price with Bike On Australia.
  • Travel together and save with airport transfers thanks to Con-X-ion.
To book your ideal Noosa - You Could Be Here holiday seevisitnoosa.com.au/behere for details or call the Visitor Information Centre on 13000 NOOSA [13000 666 72].
All deals subject to terms and conditions, and availability. Validity dates apply.

Pullman Brisbane King George Square's 'Suite' Royal Deal to Celebrate Prince George's First Year


It has been twelve months since the appropriately named Pullman Brisbane King George Square renamed its presidential suite to the Prince George Suite in honour of the royal birth in July last year. To commemorate the Prince's first birthday, and the first anniversary of the Prince George Suite at the hotel, Pullman is now offering a special rate for guests to experience the palatial apartment style suite for themselves. 

To help continue keep the royal celebration twelve months on, the five-star Pullman hotel (located opposite King George Square and Brisbane's Town Hall) is offering a special discounted rate to experience Pullman's royal treatment and the regal Prince George Suite for themselves. From the 25th of July until the 31st of August 2014, Pullman is offering its best suite at just $365 per night – the price representing one dollar for each day that the Prince has celebrated his exciting first year. 




The offer is available for bookings made to stay on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night only during those dates, and is subject to availability. Representing a saving of more than $200 off the regular lead in price for the upscale apartment, the generous package features not only overnight accommodation but access to Pullman's five-star Executive Lounge which offers evening drinks including Champagne and canapés. The rate also includes a daily buffet breakfast, in addition to complimentary carparking and wi-fi for two people for the duration of the stay. 

The hotel's General Manager Grant Parnell said, “We only have one Prince George Suite available, so obviously it's a case of first in, first served to take advantage of this offer.” 

To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly 07 3222 1125 or email
h8784@accor.com 

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 Café
  • 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

unnamedBest Western International is inviting couples to unwind and indulge in a serene spa break in Kuala Lumpur.

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.

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