Get going: dreams can come true
Lie back on Daydream Island and save $180 on a four-night stay until April 30. Includes return ferry transfers from the Great Barrier Reef airport and water sports. Kids under 14 stay and eat free. From $598 a person, twin share. Phone 1800 075 040, see daydreamisland.com.
Save up to 40 per cent on a Balinese holiday until March 31. Staying in the three-star Centra Taum Seminyak, get breakfast, Wi-Fi and a pool-view room on Seminyak's hippest street, Petitenget. From $274 a person, twin share, seven nights. Phone 1800 359 769, see lowcostholidays.com.au.
|Ayers Rock Resort, NT|
Stay at the Ayers Rock Resort on April 24-27 and get free entry to the inaugural Tjungu festival celebrating indigenous culture, breakfast, airport transfers and kids under 15 stay and eat free. Quote "Tjungu". From $326 a person, twin share. Phone 1300 134 004, see ayersrockresort.com.au.
Book two nights at The Rees Hotel, Queenstown, on April 25-27, save 20 per cent and get tickets to the town's first Blues & Roots festival on April 26. Includes a jet boat ride down the Kawarau River, breakfast and late checkout. From $866 a couple. Phone +64 3450 1100, see therees.co.nz.
|Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, NSW Snowy Mountains|
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sick of summer? Plan a winter escape at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the Snowy Mountains and save $226. Stay five nights with breakfast daily, three dinners and ski hire and spa discounts, June 6 to October 6. From $1629, two adults, five nights. Phone 1800 020 524, see lakecrackenback.com.au.
Pay just $19 for kids under 9 to stay and eat free when you book five nights in four-star accommodation in Vanuatu. Book by March 17 for stays April 26 to June 27, July 15 to September 21, October 8 to December 19. Adults from $655, five nights. Phone 1300 301 711, see creativeholidays.com.au.
Discover the best of West Australian produce with a seven-day Paddock to Plate tour through Margaret River and beyond. Unearth truffles in Manjimup, take a chef's masterclass in Denmark, dine from a long table in a wheat paddock and shop at the Albany Farmers' Market. The tour departs June 24. From $4945 a person, twin share. Phone 0429 385 642, see perthwatours.com.au.
PLAY AT PARADISE
The Gold Coast's Paradise Resort - voted Holidays with Kids' 2013 best family resort in Australia - teams up with Dreamworld and WhiteWater World to offer a stay-and-play package. Stay five nights at the resort, with its new ice-skating rink and waterpark, and get a three-day family pass to the two theme parks, four hours of kids club each day and discount vouchers, saving up to $640. Available until December 24, 2014, from $995 a room, five nights. Phone 1800 074 111, see paradiseresort.com.au.