Sunday 18 October 2015

Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji 20 per cent discount offer

Fiji’s first ever, all villa boutique resort, Nanuku Auberge Resort has released a new summer special offering a 20 per cent discount on all bookings of three nights or more on all accommodation types.

Valid for travel from now until 31 March 2016*, a stay at Nanuku Auberge Resort comes complete with luxurious residence accommodation, all gourmet meals and a host of added extras.

These range from butler and personal ‘Villa Mama’ services, free to stream movies, use of a golf buggy and all non-motorised waterspouts equipment plus free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.

Each of Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s residences have been designed with huge air-conditioned living and entertaining areas, luxurious en suites complete with spa baths, private yoga bures, plunge pools, media rooms, expansive decks and outdoor living rooms, private landscaped gardens and daybeds.

The resort also offers guests a dedicated spa, yoga classes and resident fitness instructor and for families one of the best organised children’s programs in Fiji with free access to the resort’s ‘Lai Lai’ kids club and a wide range of age appropriate, environmentally oriented activities for older children.

*Conditions apply. The 20 per cent discount is valid for all bookings made up to 31 December 2015 and valid for travel until 31 March 2016.

Black-out period is from 20 December 2015 until 04 January 2016.

For more information on Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji visit

Value-for-money five star hotel and ski deal at Hakuba

SkiJapan's ski-in ski-out package at the family-friendly 25-room five star La Neige Higashi-Kan Hotel, located in one of the most desirable parts of Hakuba, costs from $2,038 per person from March 6, 2016.

The seven night twin share stay (in a Western Standard Room with ensuite and LCD TV's) includes one free night, breakfasts daily, a six out of 10 Hakuba Valley Ski Lift Pass, free area shuttle and round trip share taxi transfers from Tokyo's Narita Airport. Must be booked 90 days before travel.

Trip Advisor reviews for this property (ranked 8 out of 101 Hakuba Hotels) is very complimentary. They include phenomenal service, English-speaking staff, cosy reception are that has a log fire, complimentary hot chocolate, tea, coffee and popcorn. There's also complimentary wi-fi connection in any of the hotel rooms.

One reviewer stated they would stay again and they recommend this hotel to anyone that likes luxury and want a five star experience. Another said any room is a good room in this hotel.

Surprisingly what you do not glean from the Trip Advisor comments is the hotel's amazing cuisine and extensive wine list that includes produce created by small family run wineries located in the traditional French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Bourgogne.

For more details contact 1300 137 411



Saturday 10 October 2015

Win a Royal Caribbean Cruise

You could be the lucky winner of a FREE CRUISE if you book any Royal Caribbean cruise with this month.

Simply book a cruise of 7-nights or more before 31 October and you will go in the draw to win a FREE BALCONY STATEROOM on Royal Caribbean's' Explorer of the Seas short-break cruise next February.

Explorer of the Seas is the latest ship to join the Royal Caribbean fleet in Australia. Recently refurbished, she boasts all of the features of her sister ship Voyager of the Sea including new speciality restaurants, Flow Rider, Ice Rink and much more.

The 3-night short=break departs Sydney on Thursday 11 February and the competition winner will enjoy the sea views from their very own private Balcony Stateroom.

Royal Caribbean still have availability for Last Minute cruises departing from Sydney and Brisbane up to the end of December. Prices start from only $759 so scroll down for details.

PLUS All Royal Caribbean cruises for 2016 and 2017 are on sale with 30% off EVERY cabin on EVERY sailing EVERY where! And if that's not good enough, Royal are offering EXTRA On-Board Credit and Half Price Deposits on any sailing FROM AUSTRALIA after 1 January 2016. Scroll down for details on these great offers.

But remember, book by 31 October for your chance to win a FREE CRUISE!

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Wednesday 7 October 2015

South Australian snow enthusiasts get easy, affordable, access to Hakuba ski areas, Japan

Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific is boosting its flights ex- Adelaide with the addition of a fifth weekly non-stop service. From December 2 2015, CX174 from Adelaide to Hong Kong will run on Thursdays in addition to the previous Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Departures, leaving the South Australian capital at 7:45am reach Hong Kong at 2pm. Connecting flight to Tokyo's Narita or Haneda Airports included in the Hakuba package.

Cathay Pacific previously trimmed its Adelaide route from daily to four-times-weekly, but in doing so made every remaining flight a non-stop service to ditch the previous Melbourne detour's value-for-money six-night Hakabu snow adventure for South Australian skiers or snowboarders costs from $1,950 per person.

Inclusions: Return economy flights Adelaide to Tokyo (including taxes), return airport share shuttle transfers, six nights accommodation in a twin room at Hakuba Highmount three star Hotel (which is only 150 metres from nearest ski lift), a Five Day Hakuba Valley lift pass and Breakfast daily.

Conditions: Subject to availability and price fluctuations due to exchange rate. Prices based on stays between 6-12 March 2016. Must be booked by 31 October 2015

For more details call 1300 137 411


Tuesday 6 October 2015

WIN a five-night trip to Japan

Vacations & Travel magazine in conjunction with the Japan National Tourism Organization, Japan Airlines and Prince Hotels, is giving subscribers the chance to win a wonderful trip to Tokyo, including two return economy flights and five nights’ accommodation – three in Tokyo and two in Nagano.


Saturday 3 October 2015

Outback pub experience - Stay 3 Pay 2 Offer

Experience the heart of Australia's outback at the famous North Gregory Hotel.

Aussies like to celebrate all things Australian and the North Gregory Hotel in Winton, Outback Queensland is certainly the ideal place to do so! With a history as old as the Outback, the North Gregory was key in the founding of Qantas, and more importantly is the place of the first ever public performance of our unofficial anthem – Waltzing Matilda.

Visit the quintessential Queensland outback, explore the rugged natural landscape that was home to Patterson but also where Dinosaurs roamed all those years ago with a limited Stay 3 Pay 2 Outback Offer at the ‘famous’ North Gregory Hotel. Starting at just $420 per room per night including 3 night’s accommodation, cooked breakfast daily & guided tour of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum (the home of Australia’s only dinosaur fossil dig - a genuine opportunity to work with real dinosaurs) with Vision Splendid Tour Company, you’ll ‘Saur’ right into ancient history.

Support Outback Queensland and get out and see some of our amazing history for yourself.

For bookings or further enquiries or 61 7 4657 0647

Package based on 2 persons twin share, complimentary cooked *breakfast daily in the Musical Fence Café, a guided tour for 2 to visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, free WiFi, subject to availability. *Breakfast – available from café menu with espresso coffee.

Package - valid from 1 October 2015 – 31 March 2016.

Fun Festival of Philippine Food at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney


Friday 2 October 2015

Round World Cruise aboard Sea Princess


WORLD cruises have never before been more exciting, more adventurous and more relaxing than what is planned for 2017, with Princess Cruises pulling out all the stops for their 10th anniversary of round world cruises with Cruiseabout

Princess has been sailing on round world cruises since 2008 and is offering the return of their signature 104-night Round World Cruise with a journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

The voyage on board Sea Princess features eight new ports of call, including a new journey above the Arctic Circle and the Land of the Midnight Sun, taking passengers to the far corners of the earth and visiting legendary cities and hidden treasures on almost every continent.

Sailing from Australia, Sea Princess will visit 39 ports in 25 countries and offer passengers more time ashore, unique ports and overnight stays in Venice, New York and Lima (Callao) with an opportunity to visit Machu Picchu, as well as new destinations including Rijeka in Croatia, Valletta in Malta, Genoa for Portofino in Italy, Norway’s Gravdal, Tromso and Honningsvag, Akureyi in Island and Key West in the USA. Sea Princess offers the opportunity for passengers to board and depart at alternative ports around the world from $3,849* or round trip options from Sydney for 104-night from $20,999* or from Fremantle for 115-nights from $23,199*.

All bookings made with Cruiseabout will receive up to $4,000^ onboard credit.

Bookings for the 2017 Round World Cruise will go on sale on October 2, 2015. For more information on Princess Cruises or to book your next cruise, contact a Cruiseabout cruising specialist on 1300 450 133 or visit

*Price is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Fares listed are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply. ^Onboard credit is calculated per cabin.

Pacific cruises with Princess Cruises

CIRCLE the Pacific Ocean in grand style visiting crystal clear waters, famous cities, glaciers and the Orient thanks to Princess Cruise’s new 2017 Circle Pacific cruise with Cruiseabout.

The new 75-day Circle Pacific is going to be bigger than ever thanks to Vancouver’s 150th Anniversary and America’s 4th of July celebrations in the northern hemisphere.

The voyage on board the largest Princess ship ever to be deployed on a world voyage, the Golden Princess, will include an overnight stay in Vancouver during the 150th Anniversary and an overnight stay in San Francisco on the 4th of July; with each visit perfectly time timed to offer passengers a front row seat to the celebrations and spectacular firework shows.

Sailing from Australia, Golden Princess will visit 29 ports across the Pacific and offer passengers more time on shore and the opportunity to discover North American ports, with Alaskan, West Coast and Hawaiian destinations as well as time is Asia and the South Pacific, including Manila in the Philippines. Golden Princess offers the opportunity for passengers to experience 50-nights from Sydney to Los Angeles from $9,799* or the full 75-nights departing and returning to Brisbane from $14,299*.

All bookings made with Cruiseabout will receive up to $4,000^ onboard credit.

Bookings for the 2017 Circle Pacific will go on sale on October 2, 2015. For more information on Princess Cruises or to book your next cruise, contact a Cruiseabout cruising specialist on 1300 450 133 or visit

*Price is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Fares listed are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply. ^Onboard credit is calculated per cabin.

Thursday 1 October 2015

New airfares to Melbourne for AFL Grand Final


VIRGIN Australia has released additional fares from Perth to Melbourne for the AFL grand final weekend, says Flight Centre.

Flight Centre has seen a surge in airfare bookings for the weekend for both Melbourne and Sydney ahead of the AFL and NRL grand final games, but none more so than for the Perth to Melbourne route.

Due to high demand many carriers have increased the number of flights to the respective cities, with Virgin releasing one way flights from Perth to Melbourne from $365.00 and one way fares travelling from Melbourne to Perth on Tuesday from $365.00.

These are by far the cheapest last minute airfares that have been released for the AFL grand final, with many flights selling from $1,765 to $2,000 return.

Those who are yet to book their airfares from Perth to Melbourne ahead of the AFL grand final should contact Flight Centre on 131 600.

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