Friday, 6 February 2009

Daydream Believer

Please note this is for w/c February 9 2009 


By John Crook 

Judging Daydream

Several years ago I visited Daydream Island as a member of the Tourism Awards judging panel.   It's a relatively small island but cram packed with so many activities and I was impressed.    It's a magical place to visit, one which has a rather competitive price tag from now until March 31, but with travel through to June 30.  A four-night 'dream' offer is on sale for only $110 per person per night.  Note a rate change on April 1 and a block out period applies between April 9 – 14.  All dates listed apply to 2009.  Heaps to do but a highlight is the open-air picture theatre, sipping a cool drink, under the stars.  Check it out by calling 1800 075 040 or visit  

Save 10% on June sailing

The wonderful waterways of France call and with a special discount applicable on June sailings, the whole experience has moved up a notch.  Book by February 28 2009 and the discount applies. Each boat is self contained and sleeps  two, four, six or eight guests.  Travel the waterways and stop off when and where you want, explore quaint villages, take in the scenery, without ruining the plastic.  Check availabilities and conditions by ringing 1300 858 304 or visit  

Fancy a real escape?

Sail from Bangkok to Beijing, by way of Singapore, Vietnam, several ports of China and Nagasaki on a sixteen night luxury cruise aboard the superliner Diamond Princess.  Book through and pay from just $3299 per person, twin share.  There's a choice of  nine restaurants, Broadway-style showroom entertainment, late-release movies and of course the thrill of sailing the ocean blue. Check it out by calling 1300 369 848 or visit  

Sydney seafood school

A fabulous autumn program has been released on from March through June.  A range of terrific chefs present the courses.  For example in April, Giovanni Pilu at Freshwater presents seafood recipes from his homeland,  the Italian island of Sardinia. You really should access details of the 2009 schedule and you can do just that by contacting the school on (02) 9004 1111.    

Mexican magic

The ancient land of Mexico can now be accessed year-round at the discount price of $780 if booking deposits paid before March 31 2009.  That price includes hotels, daily breakfasts, transfers and land transportation, coach excursions with bilingual guide and also hotel pick-up and drop-off.  Air fares not included.  For all the facts check with or ring 1300 558 987. 

Tennis anyone ?

There's a good deal going with Flight Centre and Wimbledon, from June 22 to July 5.   A three-night package that includes accommodation in London, with full English breakfasts is priced from $2460 per person twin share. The deal includes admission to the Championship Club located opposite the show courts, complimentary tea /coffee and pastries, plus buffet lunch on both days. Two match day tickets, transfers from Southfields Underground station to the Championship Club.   Airfares not included. Ring 131 600. 

Three nights with one free

That's the deal on offer by Mantra Aqua at Nelson Bay.  Guests booking three nights accommodation in a two bedroom apartment will pay for just two, from just $250 per room, per night.  This deal is valid for sale up until 15 March and for travel until 31 March 2009. This is just the place for a bit of R&R,- at a competitive price too.

To check on availability and conditions, telephone 13 15 17 or visit 

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.    Need a holiday ?  We're archived on 

Caption : A true magical island is Daydream.