Travel deals: Free Fiji
Stay eight nights at the five-star Outrigger on the Lagoon with return airfares, $600 resort credit, butler service, spa treatment and kids stay and eat free, saving $2000. Book by February 28; travel until March 31. Worth $2790, from $1990 a person. Phone 1300 003 454, see myfiji.com.au.
Be one of the first to stay in the newly refurbished apartments and suites of Seahaven Noosa, set between Hastings Street and the beachfront. Save $25 a night, with 2pm checkout, on stays until March 30. From $175 a night, studio. Phone (07) 5447 3422, see www.seahavennoosa.com.au.
Book a historic mansion in Marais, five minutes' walk from the Musee Picasso, and save $70 a night. The large guest suite of Apartment 268 includes a private terrace and breakfast served by your Parisian host. Costs from $272 a night, double, until March 30. See petiteparis.com.au.
Cosy up in a country cottage in Hall and pay half price until July 31. Book two nights at the 4.5-star Gooromon Park Cottages and get champagne and chocolates, breakfast and Wi-Fi. From $380, two nights, quote "Elegance" or "Silhouette". Phone 1300 88 7979, see wotif.com/hotelW212536.
Just 15 minutes from Angkor Wat's temples, the new 30-room Angkor Heritage Boutique hotel's opening special cuts 35 per cent off room rates until September 30. From $86 a night, includes breakfast, Wi-Fi and airport transfers. Phone 855 63 966 660, see angkorheritagehotel.com.
Book a 19-day West Coast Discovery Tour from Darwin to Perth by March 31 to get discounts and your friend flies free. Discover Litchfield, Kakadu and Monkey Mia. Departs July 9, August 6 and 27. From $7395 a person, twin share. Phone 1300 383 747, see evergreentours.com.
TOURWATCH: Top End angling
Snap up a fishy tale in the Top End as luxury lodge Bamurru Plains transforms into a fishing lodge until April 28, with metre-long barramundi up for grabs. Three hours from Darwin on the NT's Mary River floodplains, cast a line from Bamurru's airboats with fishing guides. The all-inclusive eco-camp has nine safari suites, operates on a catch-and-release ethos and includes all meals, drinks and fishing tours. From $2350 a person, twin share, three nights. Phone 1300 790 561. See wildbushfishing.com.
KIDS' DEALS: In the zone
KERRY HOTELS/SHANGRI-LA, SHANGHAI, BEIJING
Kids run the show at the new Cool Zones and Adventure Zones in 11 Asia-Pacific Shangri-La properties including Kerry Hotel, Beijing, which has just completed a $6.5 million renovation. Its Adventure Zone has three slides including the Demon Drop, net towers, ball pits, a wading pool and village complete with dress-ups for toddlers, free for kids four to 12 years. (Psst, parents! The hotel's new wine bar opens June 2014.) Deluxe rooms cost from $274 plus taxes; see shangri-la.com.
This column by Belinda Jackson was published in the Sun-Herald newspaper.