Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Holiday at home – Barossa Valley

W/c February 16 2009 


By John Crook 

Holiday at home - Fleurieu

South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula is one of Australia's prettiest seaside destinations. Discover its magic by headquartering yourself at Cheri sur Mer with its magnificent ocean views. The Victor Harbor apartment is yours from $200 per night.  That includes a continental breakfast, chocolates, cookies and a bottle of sparkling wine. Activate yourself swimming, beach walking, take the horse drawn tram across the causeway, taste the local wines.   Select your dining spot from a terrific range of nosheries.    Best coffee in town at The Anchorage in the main street.     Check availabilities by emailing dianecolt@yahoo.com  

Holiday at home - King Island

Check out the historic shipwrecks, taste the scallop pies, step into the life of a fisherman (even if only for a day), try the dairy products (naturally), and still some time for exploring.  This self-drive tour of King Island includes three-nights accommodation and car hire.  Prices start from $291 per person, twin share and are available for travel until August 31 2009.  Airfares not included.   Contact Travel Associates on 1800 044 066 for more information. 

Holiday at home - Broome

Not many Australians have experienced Broome.  Join the chosen few and head that way with the family.  This package includes four nights accommodation for a family in a 4.5 star Blue Seas Resort from $479. That's for two adults and two children sharing and using existing bedding.  The offer is valid for sale until February 28 2009 for travel until March 31 2009.    Airfares not included.  Check the conditions by ringing 1300 799 783 or visit www.escapetravel.com.au  

Holiday at home - Solar Springs

Participate in the three-night special from Good Friday until after breakfast  on Easter Monday and there's a chance of winning another weekend at Solar Springs for free.  The Easter package is priced from just $820 pp. 

That includes twin-share accommodation, all well-balanced meals, a massage and face 'n' feet treatment and join the fun people in any of the special activities.  These include games, swimming, meditation classes and health talks, cycling, tennis, archery and bush walks in adjacent Morton National Park.  Solar Springs is around 2 hours from Sydney, a little longer from Canberra.  Vegetarians also well catered for.  Telephone 1800 044 944 or visit www.solarsprings.com  

Holiday at home -  Hilton savings

Sounds remarkable and it is.  Quickbeds.com has done a deal which gets you accommodation at Brisbane's Hilton Hotel from just $98 per person per night.   The Hilton Brisbane is luxurious and right in the heart of the city. The deal is valid for travel up to March 8 2009, and for sale  until sold out.  Log onto www.quickbeds.com or 'phone 1800 002 333.    Airfares not included. 

Holiday at home – Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley still remains one of the most favoured destinations,- not only for great wines, but also for a slice of German heritage.  One of the cutest communities is that of Bethany, just a few k's from Tanunda.  There are still some old timers who speak the local dialect of Barossa Deutsch. Bethany is also the oldest German community in Australia. Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Bethany,- not to be missed. 

* 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  http://travellersgoodbuys.info 

Visual is :  Lutheran Church in Australia's oldest German settlement,- Bethany.