Monday, 6 July 2009

Spend New Years Eve in Antarctica


John Crook 

Unique dining experience

Dine at a secluded bush setting under a canopy of stars and sample the hospitality of real  country folk.  The location is Rawnsley Park Station in South Australia's beautiful Flinders Ranges.  This dining experience is scheduled July 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 19 and also October 17.   Cost is $155 per person and the inclusions are a five-course banquet,  with wines to complement each course. Check on the transfers to the site. For details and reservations for the Starlight Banquet, telephone (08) 8648 0030.  Now, just don't turn up without a reservation as you could be dreadfully disappointed. 

Kakadu awaits

Here's a chance to visit the outback with its prehistoric landscape and crocodiles, in an area which has virtually been untouched by mankind.  It's remote, exciting and memorable.   The five-night escape package into the tropical Top End includes five-days of 4WD hire, a Kakadu Yellow Water cruise and a day-long  Arnhem Land safari.   There are two-nights accommodation in Darwin and three-nights accommodation at Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn.  Valid for sale until March 20 2010 and for travel until March 31 2010. Flights are not included. For bookings, telephone  Travel Associates 1800 044 066.  Conditions apply. 
Thredbo is the answer

Ski the fields at Thredbo but stay in the comfort of Canberra's Olims Hotel.  The offer is for a special ski package for two adults and two children (under 14 years of age), staying two nights in a deluxe room, with daily breakfasts and return bus transfers to the snow capped mountains at Thredbo.  The deal includes unrestricted lift pass, hire of skis, stocks and boots.  The normal price would be $1165, however, at the offer is available from $899.  Book before August 31 and stay between now and August 31 2009.

50% savings in Vietnam

There is a saving of 50% at six participating Accor hotels in Vietnam.  The next release of participating hotels is for stays during July 17 and September 30 2009.  The hotels include Novotel's at Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Dalat and Novotel Ocean Dune Golf and Resort at Phan Thiet, where the rate is US$45 per room plus taxes and service. For bookings and conditions visit  

New Year's Eve 2010

Be an early bird and you should be surprised and delighted at the deal-on-offer which will have you aboard the Australian expedition cruise ship Orion sailing south from New Zealand to Antarctica.   The deal gives you your return air travel for free from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to join Orion.  Also, CruiseMart includes a night's accommodation pre-cruise in Dunedin, for free.   Early bird bookings for the 18 night cruise, which must be booked by September 24 2009,  start from $19,112 per person, twin share.  For departure details and conditions ring 1300 305 920 or visit  

South America here I come

You can save $300 per person on a comprehensive tour of the highlights of South America, however, bookings need to be made by July 31 2009.  Travel is valid until December 31 2009.  Including return airfares and taxes ex Australia, the Splendours of South America  tour is priced from $8530.  That includes 21 nights' accommodation with daily breakfasts, some meals, plenty of sightseeing, air and land transportation within South America and airport transfers.

Contact Adventure World on 1300 363 055.