Going, going, gone: last-minute summer holiday ideas
Throw the schedule out the window and cut loose. There's still time to plan and book a holiday this summer. Really. What about a fancy weekend on the Gold Coast, or a touch of luxury in Bali? Auckland's sparkling harbour is calling or go on the hunt for powder in the Japanese alps. Adelaide's festival scene is about to kick off and there are bargains to be had in the South Pacific's off-season.
Cheer up, slackers, the early bird doesn't always catch the worm, but you'd better get your skates, fins or walking boots on, quick smart.
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Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Tallebudgera Valley
The deal Who doesn't dream about getting away from it all? Organic, low-tech, wellness, but with a hefty dose of gorgeousness. Internationally recognised for its luxury spa offering, five-star a weekend escape at Gwinganna includes all-organic meals, and activities - think bosu balance training, indoor cycling, hiking or creative dance - and a massage in its 33-room Spa Sanctuary. Save 15 per cent on selected weekends from January 17 to March 30.
How much From $948 a person, twin share in an Orchards Suite.