Monday, 5 October 2009

Gracious giraffes at front door

Gracious giraffes at front door

Giraffe Manor has been around since 1932.  Then, why has nobody told me about it?  Just outside Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is this unique five-star wilderness hideaway. A package worth considering offers two-nights accommodation two breakfasts, two dinners with wine, alcoholic beverages (excepting champers), through to laundry services, entrance to the Giraffe Centre and use of a sightseeing vehicle. Prices start from $1,054 per person, twin share,  for two nights.  International airfares additional. To get the full story contact 1800 044 066.

Celebrate history week

If your kids are aged between 8 and 12,  they get to  spend some time in a classroom of the 19th century. The location is Ballarat and the experience is part of the offerings of Sovereign Hill.  Places are limited so action is required right now, by phoning  (03)  5337 1188.  Adults too are not forgotten with a whole pile of activities planned for history week (October 25 – November 1).  This includes the chance to dine in 1850's style, at the Taste of Empire dinner.  The dinner is scheduled for October 30 from 6-00pm to 10pm.  For details of the activities and events go visit and for bookings, go straight to

Stars of Mamma Mia touring

Mamma Mia returns to the theatres of Australia with its premiere on October 23.  The production which stars Suzie Mathers and David Somerville has a full-on season taking in  Sydney through until February 7, Melbourne February 13 to May 30, Perth June 5 to August 1 and Brisbane August 10 to September 19.

I caught up with the absolutely charming actors duo during their national promotional tour.
For bookings visit

11 nights aboard Celebrity Equinox

Join the mega-liner as she cruises the Mediterranean next winter.   Ports of call include Messina, Athens, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Naples and back to Roma. This is a dinky-di tour of biblical proportions, and all undertaken in 5-star luxury.  Departure ex Roma is June 25 2010.  With ten dining venues, bars and lounges this one is a must for consideration.

Most certainly it is not your ordinary type of cruise.  It is a super escape.  Get all the information by calling 1300 369 848 or log on to

Surf the waves of Costa Rica

Adventurers in search of some great waves could find the answer to their dreams on the Nicoya Peninsula. Priced from $1139 (even better priced if three book together) the package includes four days of surfing lessons, use of boards all week, six-nights multi-share accommodation in a beachfront house and local bus transport.  The package also includes six breakfasts and six dinners. Guests are based at Zopilote Surf Camp on Playa Hermosa de Cobana, - with easy access to some of the best surf secrets in Central America. Check out the terms and conditions by visiting

15-day itinerary to Borneo

Stories of sultans along with the sight and sounds of local wildlife these tours are a real eye-opener. Wendy Wy Tours has released tours full of mystery and fascination. The Borneo package is priced from $5814 per person twin share and includes return air fares from Australia, taxes, accommodation and meals, along   with transport, daily sightseeing and entrance fees.  Airline fuel surcharge and tipping are included in the price.  Departures are scheduled for November 7 2009, and in 2010 the departures are March 27 and July 3.  Get more information from Wendy herself by visiting

* 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 

Visual is of Giraffe Manor in Kenya.