Monday, 17 November 2008

Fancy dinner at the Gol Gol ?


By John Crook

Fancy dinner at the Gol Gol ?

A family package, for two adults and two children under 12 years of age, offers four nights on board a deluxe 6-10 berth houseboat, from $1500. Included in this Mildura based deal is a dinner at the Gol Gol hotel, gourmet BBQ and full breakfast provisions, a bottle of local wine, fishing gear and tinnie with oars and sporting equipment. Packages of up to the super luxury style are also available. Chris and Marina Durban look forward to welcoming you aboard their multi-award winning houseboats. Check the facts. Telephone (03) 5024 7770, click on to

Paris special package

A deal which combines France rail pass and two nights in the three-star Hotel Marena in Paris is on sale until November 27 2008 and available for travel between April and September 2009. You may not believe the price, which is $482 per person twin share, - and there's more. Accommodation, continental breakfasts and three days first class travel within one month. Airfares not included. Don't just pinch yourself, but be quick about it and check

Pampering by experts

There's a whole series of pampering packages on offer at the Milawa resort property, LindenWarrah, ranging from getaways with the girls, to romance for two. For the girls, accommodation in a twin room, with the package including a two-course dinner in Restaurant Merlot, a fully cooked buffet breakfast , a one-hour massage or complete facial. The price is $279.00 per person, twin share. Valid until the end of February 2009. Telephone (03) 5720 5777 or email

Christmas market

Germany prepares for the Christmas markets, with many now operating through until Christmas. Just to the north of Frankfurt is the historical rural Christmas market.

It's Hessenpark where visitors, on December 13 and 14, get to experience a festive event from a bygone era. This is just one of many open-air museums which stage Christmas festivities. For more information on the markets go to

Holiday playground and millions

Thunder down under 1-19 January 2009, when the Magic Millions takes over the Gold Coast. First up organise your accommodation. Here's an option! Base yourself at BreakFree Equinox Resort apartments during the big event from $143 per room per night. Or, BreakFree Surfers Paradise and pay from $125 per room per night, based on three night stays. Check the details by ringing 132 007 or hop on to

Return the car and benefit

I am most impressed with the deal offered through Europcar. They offer up to 48 hours of free passenger car hire rented and returned to selected locations. For instance pick up the car in Wellington and return to Auckland and gain 48 hours free hire and 750 km free travel. Valid from December 1 2008 until March 30 2009. Log onto or call 1300 13 13 90.

Tour Borneo in 2009

A 15-day inclusive tour departs 6 September 2009, travelling via Kuala Lumpur to Kuching. Then discover the highlights of Sarawak and Sabah,- truly fascinating destinations. Adventurers, explorers and naturalists have targeted the world's undiscovered frontiers. Now, it's your turn. Prices, ex Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne, start from $5,380 per person, twin share. Five star hotels and most meals are included. You will need to make an early booking for this one. Contact Adventure Associates on 1800 222 141 for more information.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages and prices are subject to change and availability. Block out periods may apply. Need a holiday ? We're archived on