Wheeling through South Korea, wining in dear old Lonnie: travel deals & kids' gigs, August 25



New to travel: cycling in South Korea.

With winter just about out the window, you could be forgiven for thinking Tasmania's raison d'ĂȘtre has also gone the way of the Australian tiger. That's only because you haven't been to Launceston, up on the north coast. Interestingly (well, ok, interesting to me), a Brit once said it should be pronounced Launston ( the 'ces' isn't pronounced: think Worcestershire sauce). But I digress. Check out this week's travel deals and kids' gig, where smearing your nose along a window is encouraged - nay - obligatory.





TASMANIA
Visit Launceston and take in the art galleries, harvest markets and Tamar Valley wineries. Stay in a one-bed Superior suite at The Sebel Launceston from $219, and they’ll deliver breakfast in bed and a wee bottle of champagne. Until December 31. accorhotels.com.

SOUTH KOREA
Singapore is about to roar: F1 racing comes to town.
Get ahead of the pack with South Korea’s new cycle trails. Save 25 percent on the first, nine-day Korean Cycle trip from Seoul to traditional Andong through unspoilt forests and villages. Departs October 26, from $2590, 1800 107 060, adventuresouth.co.nz.

SINGAPORE
Head to the 2013 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, September 19-23. Packages include a three-day Grandstand race ticket, race preview lunch, return international airfares and four nights’ accommodation. Save over $500, costs $2595, 1300 888 858, sportsnetholidays.com.

Gentle luxury at The Sebel Launceston.
KIDS
If squished noses on windows is a feature of your airport visits, check out the Parkroyal Melbourne Airport’s Kids Plane-Spotting package and watch the big birds take off right outside your hotel room. Includes accommodation for one adult and one child under 12 (Friday and Saturday nights only), breakfast and an activity package, from $269 until 31 December. Extra adults from $20. 1800 192 144, parkroyalhotels.com. 

Source: Belinda Jackson, Sun-Herald newspaper


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