Friday, 3 October 2014

Australian summer getaways on offer with Mantra hotels

A bevvy of summer getaways are on offer with Mantra hotels and resorts across Australia including whale and dolphin encounters in Hervey Bay and Bunbury, haute couture exhibitions in Adelaide, marathon festivals on the Great Barrier Reef, seaside escapes in Lorne and a new hotel in the heart of Brisbane.

Dolphins of Koombana Bay, Bunbury - Mantra Bunbury Hotel


BRISBANE: New Mantra wins the space race

The brand new Mantra on Edward in Brisbane opened its doors on 6 October, following the conversion of the former residential Observatory Tower. The 24-level Mantra on Edward is a full serviced apartment hotel boasting some of the largest rooms in Brisbane – a legacy of the layouts initially intended for residential use. Business and holiday travellers can access rates from $189* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment, available for sale at Each room features 40” LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, WiFi internet access and large balconies to enjoy the city views, plus a large lap pool overlooks the streetscape below, next to a fully equipped gymnasium, spa and sauna. Ideally located close to Suncorp Stadium, South Bank, Queen Street Mall and Eagle Street Pier.

FRASER COAST: Tail end of whale season

October is the last chance to see the whales this year in the calm waters of Hervey Bay, where the art of whale watching is a main event. Stay at Mantra Hervey Bay for a minimum of two nights in a 2 Bedroom Spa Suite from $198* per night and receive a 10% whale watching tour discount, bottle of wine, Hervey Bay souvenir pack and 10% food discount. Or choose BreakFree Great Sandy Straits and stay for a minimum of two nights in a 2 Bedroom Apartment from $170* per night. The BreakFree package also includes a 10% discount on your tour, 10% discount at Bistro Aubergine and free coffee with a cooked breakfast purchase. Valid for sale and travel to 31 October. For Mantra call 13 15 17 or For BreakFree call 132 007 or


With the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival running on 9 November, Port Douglas is the perfect location to stay for spectators, competitors and holiday makers who will have the chance to catch the spectacle of runners along the magnificent stretch of beach. Stay at Mantra Aqueous on Port in a Hotel Spa Room from $114* per night when staying five nights or more for a 35% saving off the daily rate, giving yourself time to relax and enjoy the region. Valid for sale and travel to 31 March 2015.For bookings call 07 4099 0000 or visit


GREAT OCEAN ROAD: Springtime by the seaside

Spring is the ideal season to escape to seaside Lorne for either a romantic getaway or a break with the family. Located just two hours from Melbourne, packages at Mantra Lorne start from $149* per night in a Heritage Hotel Room, including a glass of wine and snack share plate in Brasserie 144, buffet breakfast for two and late checkout of 2pm. Or for the family, stay for a minimum of two nights in a 1 bedroom apartment from $190* per night or a 2 bedroom apartment from $290 per night with kids meals included plus breakfast for two, pizza dinner on one night and free kids activity pack. For bookings call 03 5228 9777 or


ADELAIDE: Haute Couture in the festival city

Enjoy a break in the heart of Adelaide at Mantra Hindmarsh Square from $170* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment and save 15% off the daily rate. Make the most of the location and take a short tram ride down to beachside Glenelg, or wander through Rundle Street Mall for shopping and dining options, just a short walk from the hotel. From 25 October enjoy the Art Gallery of South Australia'sexhibition 'Fashion Icons: Master Pieces from the Collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, showcasing 95 haute garments created by the world's leading designers, among them Cristobal Balenciaga, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, or head up to wine country for the 'Blues in the Barossa Festival' from 14 to 16 November. For bookings 13 15 17 or visit


PERTH: Celebrate with Barnesy!

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will celebrate 30 years in the business with an open air concert in Kings Park & Botanic Gardens on 22 November with fans invited on stage to spin the wheel and select from his long list of hits. Make a weekend of it at Mantra on Murray staying in a Queen Studio from $159* per room, including breakfast and wine and noon checkout – a saving of 10 per cent. Valid Friday to Sunday only. Valid for sale and travel to 31 November. Visit or call 08 9347 7000.

BUNBURY: Dolphins at play

A seaside escape awaits just a two and a half hour drive from Perth in picturesque Bunbury as October signals the start of Dolphin season. Koombana Bay is one of few places on Earth – and the only place in Australia – where you can enjoy an exhilarating experience with wild dolphins. Dolphin swim tours operate daily from October to April, bringing you face to face with some of the 100+ wild bottlenose dolphins who call Bunbury home. Stay at Mantra Bunbury Hotel overlooking Koombana Bay, offering an indoor lagoon pool and spa, tennis courts and day spa, for two nights in a Studio from $180 per night and enjoy a weekend adventure with the dolphins. For bookings 13 15 17 or visit


DARWIN: Top savings at the Top End

Enjoy A 20% savings when staying in Darwin with Mantra hotels. These rates are normally reserved for NT locals but Mantra is making them available to everyone so you don't have to sweat it out over accommodation this summer. Stay atMantra Pandanas in a Hotel City View Room from $129* per night including car parking, and at Mantra on the Esplanade from $139* per night including late checkout. Valid from 1 November 2014 to 28 February 2015. For Mantra Pandanas call 08 8901 2900 or visit and for Mantra on the Esplanade call 08 8943 4333 or visit

*Conditions apply. Blockout dates may apply. Subject to availability.

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