Get going: trek to Tibet

The new Shangri-La, Tibet
 From Tibet to Canberra, we've got it all covered this weekend for the best travel deals around. Obviously, the theme is to get high: in the Adelaide Hills, the Blue Mountains or Peru's Machu Picchu.

GO NOW
TIBET
Make the trek to the hotel everyone is talking about, the new Shangri-La Lhasa, at 3650 metres above sea level, which opens on April 17. Its opening offer includes breakfast and dinner, mini-bar and 3pm checkout, until June 30. From $498 a night. 1800 222 448, shangri-la.com.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Check in to the five-star Mount Lofty House MGallery, overlooking Adelaide, and get a bottle of wine and country breakfast included with midweek bookings (Sunday-Thursday) until September 26. From $169 a night. 1300 132 799, lastminute.com.au/deals.

GO SOON
NEW SOUTH WALES
Celebrate autumn in the Blue Mountains at the premier Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa. Stay two nights midweek in a suite with a private pool, all meals, two nature activities and $100 spa credit, until June 30. From $1250 a person, two nights. (02) 9290 9733, wolganvalley.com.

MALAYSIA
Cook up a hot shopping trip in bargain-friendly Kuala Lumpur and stay at the city's newest hotel, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar, for $90 a night. Book by May 31 for stays in the chic suburb until September 30. pullmanhotels.com.

GO LATER
SOUTH AMERICA
Spend 20 days discovering the icons of South America in 2015, from Peru's Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, and your companion gets free flights from Australia. Book by September 30. From $11,995 a person, twin share. 1300 723 642, scenictours.com.au.

VICTORIA
The Novotel St Kilda's "wine and wind down" deal is back. Book a non-bayview room from $209 a night and get six bottles of wine worth $200. Includes car parking and breakfast. Until December 30. Quote "wine and wind down". (03) 9525 5522, novotelstkilda.com.au.

Tourwatch
Heli-safari on Fiji's Sigatoka River

Hell-raising on a heli-safari

Fast and fabulous adrenaline-seekers have a new home in southern Fiji. Take a 15-minute helicopter or 30-minute small plane flight over tropical mountains and the Coral Coast then jet boat down the river on a half-day Sigatoka River safari tour, visiting traditional villages for a kava ceremony and lunch. Costs $365 (heli-jet boat combo), $535 (small plane-jet boat combo), see helitoursfiji.com.

Kids deal
Questacon, Canberra

Act up in the act

Discover a miniature village, experience an earthquake and meet an elite athlete with the Canberra City YHA's Family Fun three-in-one package, which includes entry to Cockington Green, Questacon and the Australian Institute of Sport. Save 15 per cent, from $484 for two nights in a family en suite room until October 30, (02) 6248 9155, yha.com.au. YHA membership to more than 4000 hostels worldwide costs $32 adults, kids under 18 join free with a parent. Non-members pay 10 per cent extra.

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