Thursday, 24 December 2009

Canal Cruising


Fly Fishing Aussie style

Ever thought of going after rainbow or brown trout? Then, take the plunge and check out the schools of fish just waiting to be caught near Falls Creek.   There is an abundance of trout in the crystal-clear streams and lakes of Victoria.  Unlike some fishing options Alpine Waters Fly Fishing head guide, Peter Hull, offers the fishing experience at 'gentleman's hours'.  None of this getting out of bed at the crack of dawn.  Peter offers three and five day packages at Falls Creek.  So this means in winter, take to the skis and in the warmer months of the year, take up rod and lure for recreational angling.   To get the full details, such as pricing and availabilities, call the man himself on 0429 440 222. 

More Oz adventures

For a true family adventure consider walking the Heysen Trail, one of the best walking options in Australia,- South Australia to be more precise.   It's a 1,144 kilometre trail, but obviously no need to do the lot in one day!  The walk is an unguided hike along a trail named after the great South Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen.   Hike the Heysen is a walking day trip business on the Fleurieu Peninsula specialising in hikes along the coastal wildlife section of the famous trail.  Google Hike the Heysen, or telephone 1800 786 386, 

2010 – the year of travel deals

Travelzoo is fast becoming one of the nation's leading  internet media websites.  It claims an audience of 17 million subscribers worldwide, - 300,000 of them being Australians. The reason behind such growth is the product itself, offering deals such as 5-star accommodation from $49, flights across Australia for $10, - to mention but a few.  Published every Wednesday  at 11-00am, a definitive list of the best travel deals is published in an email newsletter to all subscribers.  For more information on subscriptions go visit 

London – Paris tour deal

There's a Paris tour on offer from $359 per person and that includes return Eurostar train London/Paris/London. 

The tour includes a tour of Paris taking in famous sites sch as Notre Dame, Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, fast track entry to the Eiffel Tower, glass of champers and lunch in the Altitude 58 restaurant, followed by a cruise on the River Seine.   That's not all!    If you book by January 31 for travel between April 1 and October 31, the deal also includes a free vintage double decker bus tour of London, with a Thames cruise (valued up to $51 per person).   If interested quote the following code 98VDD30 when booking through your accredited agent or Temp Holidays on 1300 558 987. 

Nine days cruising the canals

In a special deal a French cruising company is offering the hire of two bikes free, and a free case of fine French wine with each hire of self-skippered houseboats for cruising the prettiest canals in France.  Any new reservation, departing any Monday or Friday during April to October 2010 is eligible for this very special deal, which also includes nine days for the price of seven.  Conditions apply and the offer is subject to availability.  Best thing to do is to contact Outdoor Travel for more details, prices and the inclusions.  Telephone toll;-free 1800 331 582 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