Flying north for sultry sun in Queensland or Cambodia: travel deals September 15, 2013

Rumba Beach Resort, Caloundra, Qld

Who doesn't love a sun lounger? Now we can stop moaning about the cold, our ire turns to the rain. Time for us to fly north to Queensland, don't you think? Or Cambodia or Uluru: it's nice and warm there, too. A word for snow lovers: time to check out earlybird deals for the US, in this week's Australian and international travel deals.

Go now: Queensland
Hit the beach with a four-night spring deal in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast. Rumba Beach Resort will throw in fish & chips for a beach picnic, a bottle of wine, bicycle hire and a dining discount card. From $796 a couple until November 30. (07) 5492 0555,

Go sooner: Indochina 
Save up to 15 percent on a luxury 19-day tour of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, from Vientiane to Cambodia’s dramatic Angkor Wat. Book by November 13 for travel until November 15. From $4450 a person, twin share. 1300 836 764,

Monks at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Go later: USA
Ski in California and Nevada for seven nights, pay for only six. Heavenly resort at South Lake Tahoe costs from $905, including 3-star digs and a six-day ski pass. Book by November 1 for travel January 1-March 29, 2014. 1300 939 414,

Show the kids Australia’s heartland with a journey to Uluru. The family package at Desert Gardens Hotel includes free indigenous activities such as spear throwing and gentler art classes and bush tucker yarns. Save 20 percent off and kids under 12 stay free when booked by November 30 for travel September 30, 2013-March 31, 2014. From $714, three nights for two adults and two kids. 1300 134 044,

Source: Belinda Jackson, Sun-Herald newspaper


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