Monday, 6 October 2008

Treetops adventure in Tassie


By John Crook

Treetops adventure in Tassie

The picturesque Pipers River on Hollybank Reserve offers an exciting three hour journey and a birds-eye view of the forest below. A package from Mercure Hotel Launceston, priced at just $275, includes one night’s accommodation in a superior room, full buffet breakfast in Snappers Restaurant for two people and two adult tickets to a Hollybank treetops adventure. For all the details ring Mercure Hotel Launceston (03) 6333 9999. Packages valid until 30 November 2008.

Adelaide guitar festival

Diarise these dates,- November 29 to December 7 2008 and prepare to catch the world’s best identities from the ‘guitar world’ when they descend on Adelaide. For accommodation, how about these properties which coincide with the festival. The Sebel Playford has rooms from $229 per room/night. Franklin Central Apartments with festival accommodation from $155 per room/night. Or go budget style at Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers in Hutt Street with dorm rooms starting from $20 per night. These tariffs are available during the festival period. For bookings or more info go to

Cruise with family or friends

Here’s a chance to exclusively charter a boutique motor-cruiser to escape to the tranquil waters of Tahiti’s Rangiroa Lagoon aboard the 12-cabin luxury catamaran Haumana. From as little as $840 per person per night special interest groups, of up to 24, can charter the vessel which comes complete with all officers and crew, dining and sports staff. Airfares are additional. Contact 1300 662 943, or check the facts on

Early booking essential

One of the most popular northern Indian tour programs is the Golden Triangle. It is a private car, six day round trip package which includes absolute highlights of India and that surely means the Taj Mahal. New Delhi and the desert city of Jaipur are also included.

The tour price starts at $2893 ex Melbourne. For other exit points and prices ring 1300 363 055. The price includes economy airfares and taxes, accommodation with daily breakfasts, all local transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees and return airport transfers. Valid for travel from February 1 until March 31, 2009. Take a look at for more details.

APT small groups

The highly respected touring company which operates under the banner of APT has released details of its discount offers on early and late season departures in its Northern Territory small group 2009 4WD tours. As an example, there’s a 13-day Alice to Arnhem Land package at $8615 per person twin share and from $8515 with discount. Prices include touring, accommodation, cruises, most meals, sightseeing, park fees and permits. Get the facts by visiting or call 1300 656 985.

Kick off

Here’s a good deal which puts you in the stands for Arsenal’s 2008/2009 premier league season with ticket and accommodation packages from $396 and that includes an official match ticket and one night’s accommodation. Call 1300 730 023 for the latest information and availabilities or visit

Top deals for Christmas

Try the on-line provider and snap up a special Christmas rate. Pensione Boutique Hotel in Melbourne has a bed and breakfast offer from $72 per person night, twin share. The Australis Noosa Lakes offers studio rooms from $63 per person per night, twin share. The Courtyard by Marriott Surfers has resort rooms with full breakfast from $136 per person/night, twin share. For details and to confirm these limited offers call 1800 005 125.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages and prices are subject to change and availability. Block out periods may apply.