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
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

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
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

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
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

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

KIDS' DEALS: In the zone
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

This column by Belinda Jackson was published in the Sun-Herald newspaper. 


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