Sunday, 28 March 2010

New Zealand Rugby World Cup Cruise aboard Rhapsody of the Seas

w/c March 29 2010. 


John Crook

Ruggers and the best tickets

If you are a rugby fanatic here's news of the best game in town.  New Zealand is the destination for the World Cup 2011.  The highlight of this tour package is that you will be sharing the thrill of a world cup with other like-minded travellers.  Travel and stay aboard the luxurious Rhapsody of the Seas, which has been exclusively chartered for the World Cup. The package includes the chance to spend time  with heaps of other Rugby luminaries, commentators, coaches and players of the past.  You go on-shore to catch live matches, and come home to the luxury of the Rhapsody of the Seas.  For prices, availabilities, conditions and more details, how about going straight to or phone 1800 225 656.  This is too good to miss.

Temples and Tigers in India

Climb aboard your mode of transport,- namely an elephant and head off in search of the majestic Bengal tiger.  Along the way visit some of the oldest temple sites in India, travel 4x4  into the Bandhavgarh National Park, all the time in search of Indian wildlife,- tigers,  Chital, sambar deer and more than 200 species of bird life.  Prices start from $3,021 per person twin share and that includes 10-nighs accommodation, some train travel and domestic airfare, transfers and conditions as per itinerary.  To check out what is included telephone Travel Associates on 1800 044 066.  International airfares not included.

Mothers' day this year extra special

Popular jazz troupe Mood Swing features over the Mothers' Day celebratory period May 7-9 2010. The location is Spicers Peak Lodge, the luxurious mountain retreat on Queensland's Scenic Rim. This has to be the BIG event for this year's salute to Mums.  Fine food and wine in an award winning retreat setting.  Mood Swing packages in May are priced from $2380 per couple for two nights. Listed amongst the inclusions is lunch on Friday, a spectacular degustation dinner on the Saturday, and on Sunday, a gourmet breakfast or leisurely brunch followed by a long lunch on the deck.  This is one very special occasion which awaits.  For bookings and enquiries call 1300 773 452.  By the way, Spicers Peak Lodge is a 90 minute drive south west of Brisbane.

Honkers in style

The stylish Peninsula Hong Kong is affordable as is demonstrated with a three-night stay in a superior suite, priced from $1929 per person twin share and that incudes return economy airfare  with Cathay Pacific from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns and Perth.   The price includes the hotel's traditional breakfasts,  airline taxes and a half-day Hong Kong city sights tour.  Travel must be between May 9 and June 24, or July 16 to August 30.  Get on the phone now and dial 1300 137 808.

Canberra is the answer

If the question includes reference to a family friendly short-break which doesn't destroy the credit card, then Canberra wins hands down. Apart from costs such as travel,  accommodation  and food, just take heed that Canberra is alive with a wonderful range of attractions which feature free general admission.  

In the main, theme parks come with costly admission charges, - Canberra is one giant theme park, and in a dozen or more admissions are free.  Accommodation costs range from holiday parks to five star hotels.  Care when selecting a noshery, can also help keep the costs down.  With so many restaurants on offer, particularly when the House is not sitting, check out the published menu price lists and again these costs can be reduced.  Get a copy of the latest Canberra and Capital regional holiday planner.  It's free, and available by calling 1300 554 114.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  The information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agent. 

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