DRURY LANE HOME FOR LORD OF RINGS The absolute magic of The Lord of the Rings springs into life at London's Theatre Royal with more than 70 actors, musicians and singers starring in what is a breathtaking journey of enchantment. These shows swiftly sell out so enquire today for more details on an exclusive package including one night's accommodation and a show ticket. Telephone 1300 730 023 or visit www.keithprowse.com.au
BUSH TUCKER AND ALL THAT Katherine is the centre of attention with its flying fox festival scheduled August 20 to September 6. Street parades, arts and crafts, Chinese dragon boat races on Katherine Gorge, music, dance and even indigenous movies. Worthy of a visit should you be travelling that way between the crucial dates. For more information telephone (08) 8972 5500.
SRI LANKAN GARDEN SHOW An escorted garden tour of Sri Lanka departs Oz August 11. The package includes 12 nights accommodation, most meals, all transport in an air-conditioned coach, English speaking guide and entrance fees to tourist sites. Gardens to be visited include those of cinnamon, rose and spice and the big one being the Royal Botanic Gardens home to more than 5,000 species of flora. Priced from $5,719 per person, twin share. Check departure points. As an example the quoted package price is ex Brisbane flying with Singapore Airlines. Prices are subject to change and availability. Conditions apply. Contact Flight Centre Group Travel 1300 737 441.
DISNEYLAND HERE WE COME Disney family-fun air and land deals kick-start holiday packages, with prices ranging from $2225, for sale and travel before March 31 2009. Conditions and some seasonal surcharges may apply.
Packages include return economy class airfare flying Air Pacific, six nights accommodation at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel and Suites in a run-of-house room and a two-day Disneyland resort park-hopper-ticket. Check www.creativeholidays.com
PRINCESS AND THE FAIRIES Victoria's Phillip Island is included in the 13-night Diamond Princess festive cruise between New Zealand and Australia departing Auckland December 22 2009 and visiting the island on January 1, 2010. Get the facts by calling 13 24 88 or visit www.princess.com
HONEYMOON OR HOLIDAYS Tasmania still holds the award for charm when it comes to accessing memorable romantic accommodation options. Try this one for size! Based on a three night stay, Mantra One Sandy Bay throws out the welcome with a price tag of just $130 per room per night, valid to September 19 2008. Air fares not included. For conditions and availability ring 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au
CZECH THIS OUT On sale, until June 30 2008, is a seven-night party in Prague package for stays between now and October 31 2008. Priced from $442 per person, stay for seven nights in a standard room at a cosy family-run property just eight minutes by metro, with daily buffet breakfasts. Party on in Prague. Airfares not included. Telephone Student Flights on 1300 554 175.