Play in the snow, on the golf course or in New York City: travel deals July 14, 2013



It's all about playing: in the snow, on the golf course, in China or New York City, in this week's travel deals. 

KIDS: Kids 14 and under ski free on July 20-21, August 2425 and September 14-15 at Thredbo when they’re with a paying adult on a two-day lift pass. Also, the Learn to Ride week, September 16-20, throws in free lessons and gear hire on all lift passes. (02) 6459 4100, thredbo.com.au.


GO NOW Bunker down in the Tasmanian wilderness at the Barnbougle Dunes spa and golf course. Their winter deal includes 18 holes of golf, a hot stone massage, overnight accommodation and breakfast for two. Usually $718, save $192 until September 30. Costs from $526 a couple. barnbougledunes.com.au.

GO SOONER Sleep sweet in eight New York City hotels: pay for two nights in a suite and get a third night free until September 2. Hotels include the new JW Marriott Essex House, hip The London NYC and the Mad Men-esque The Chatwal. nycgo.com/thirdnight.

GO LATER Get free flights to China when you book a 19-day China Explorer by October 31, for travel in 2014. Highlights include Kunming’s stone forest and Chengdu’s panda breeding centre, Beijing and Xi’an. Costs from $7595 a person, twin share. 1300 278 278, aptouring.com.au.

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