The biennial Australian wooden boat festival awaits your visit when the festivities get underway from February 11, next year. Unlike so many other festivals this one offers free admission. There will be around 620 crafted wooden boats, an extensive model boat collection, through to boat handling demonstrations. Too good to miss. So whilst this may be an early plug, I'm so aware that it's events such as these which so often see the 'house full' sign. More information closer to the event. In the meantime google Australian wooden boat festival.
The Yangtze is one heck of an attraction
The 15-day Majestic Yangtze itinerary is on offer from $4235 per person, twin share. Departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth cover all the highlights including a four-night cruise. This is an ideal tour for those passengers who want to get the most out of their China visit. There are other packages on offer. Check them out by calling 1300 727 998 or visiting www.wendywutours.com.au
Free holiday activities in Ballarat
The September school holidays mean that Sovereign Hill operates free holiday activities including panning for gold. One of the real highlights for the kids is the junior red coats, - for conditions and inclusions, check it out by visiting www.sovereignhill.com.au
Lapland here we come
Time is running out to take advantage of a 20% discount on Bentours' 2010 Christmas Lapland tour. It's a five-day tour based on Santa's home town of Rovaniemi from 23-27 December 2010.
The package combines accommodation in a quality hotel, meals including a traditional buffet Christmas dinner and a cram packed program of activities. The offer is valid for new bookings made before 20 September 2010. Get in touch with Bentours on 1800 221 712 for details of optional extras or go visit www.bentours.com.au
Italy's lakes and alpine experiences
Avoid the beaten tracks of the romantic lakes district and the lower Alpine highlands, and be sure to do consider those tours which take in some of the smaller villages. Experience Italian life, walk through the streets of Verona for a touch of Romeo and Juliet. So much to see and so much to do. For all the info, prices and inclusions go visit www.carolinasusi.com.au or call (07) 3396 8652.