Travel deals: Destination Canberra special! 10 June 2012

Hyatt Hotel Canberra
$150 Happy Hour deals
Click onto ‘Happy Hour’, between 12-1pm every Thursday in June, to book a great accommodation deal and get a $150 voucher to spend at the Canberra Centre, National Zoo & Aquarium, Canberra Glassworks or a combined 3inFun pass plus Skate in the City experience. The 3inFun pass includes entrance to the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon (The National Science and Technology Centre), 1300 889 026,

Canberra’s most historic hotel, the Hyatt, is a sprawling 1920s pile in the parliamentary triangle, renowned for its afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge and the place to be seen for Friday afternoon drinks. Stay two nights in a Park Room and get 50 per cent off the Hyatt Daily Rate on stays from Thursdays to Sundays until December 31. Costs from $187.50 a night, (02) 6270 1234,

Warm up for your ski trip with an overnighter in Canberra. Mantra on Northbourne gets you up early and primed for the snowfields with a couple of beanies, two travel mugs and a bacon & egg brekky roll and muffin with hot coffee or chocolate thrown into the deal. The Go Ski Package is for stays Friday to Sunday until August 31 and saves $50 a night. Costs from $219 a room, 131 517,

Travel the world’s oldest highway through an exotic exhibition now showing exclusively at the National Museum of Australia. Great for kids and parents, with interactive computer displays and rooms lush with silks and life-sized camels. The Novotel Canberra’s Cultural Getaway includes tickets to the exhibition, a full buffet breakfast and a bottle of wine on mentioning this column. Travel until July 29, costs from $180 a room, (02) 6245 5000,

Crowne Plaza
Get the winter woollies and the walking shoes out and discover Canberra’s parklands and riverside walks, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Stay two nights at the Crowne Plaza Canberra and save up to $230. Book the Discover package until August 17, stay until August 31, includes buffet breakfast. Costs from $175 a room a night, 138 388,

Families get the best of the bunch with a Family 3-in-1 Fun Pass giving two adults and up to three kids entry to Questacon, the Australian Institute of Sport and Cockington Green Gardens when they stay at the Canberra City YHA. Package includes breakfast and one night’s accommodation, until October 31. YHA members get another 10 percent discount: membership costs from $32 for adults, kids under 18 free with an adult. Costs from $295 per family a night, ensuite room (non-members), save $49, (02) 6248 9155,

Stay at one of Medina’s two apartment hotels, the Medina Executive James Court in central Canberra on Northbourne Ave, or Medina Classic Canberra in swanky Kingston, and get 25 per cent off the best available rate and free parking for travel before July 10, quoting this deal. Costs from $230 a night before discount, (02) 6240 1234 (James Court), from $210 before discount, (02) 6239 8100 (Classic Canberra),   

Source: Sun Herald


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