From Tanzania to Tasmania, the 10 top holiday deals to book now



WHETHER you are looking for an overseas adventure or a quick trip in Australia,

1. Encompass Africa / 13-day package ($5760)

Go on safari in Tanzania with a 12-night bush and beach safari that includes four free nights – saving more than $2000 a person. Priced from $5760, the trip starts in Arusha before travelling by light aircraft to Tarangire for three fully inclusive nights on safari at Olivers Camp. Then, fly to the Serengeti for three all-inclusive nights at Dunia Camp before flying to Zanzibar for six nights at the Matemwe Lodge. Valid for sale until October 31 for travel until June 30 next year.

Ph 1300 988 378.

2. Spirit of Tasmania / Day Tickets ($75)

Head to Tassie on the Spirit of Tasmania and save up to 40 per cent on an adult day ticket, now $75, and up to 90 per cent on a child’s day ticket, now $5. Price valid for day sailings between January 18 and March 16 next year. On sale until September 27. Spirit of Tasmania has day sailings in high season, departing Port Melbourne at 9am, arriving in Devonport at 6pm.


3. Amankora Luxury Lodges / 8-day package ($US4621)

Check in at one of five Amankora luxury lodges across Bhutan and save 40 per cent. This offer is available for travel from December 1-19 and January 6-February 28 next year. The seven-night Amankora Luxury Journey is priced from $US4621 ($A4933) a person, twin share, and features private guide, driver and SUV, seven nights’ luxury accommodation in Amankora properties, all touring, transfers, sightseeing and excursions, gourmet meals and snacks daily, including unlimited house beverages, laundry and a one-hour massage a person.

Ph 1300 367 875

4. / Overnight rates ($50)

Save up to 70 per cent when you stay at the Villa Diana Bali in Legian before December 20. Now priced from $50 a night, the Villa Diana Bali features four swimming pools, a poolside bar, airconditioned rooms and free breakfast. The hotel is a 15-minute walk to the beach and Seminyak’s shopping strip.


5. AAT Kings / 15-day package ($4925)

Book early and save up to $580 on the 15-day Outback Adventure guided holiday with an itinerary that includes travel from Adelaide to the Top End of the Northern Territory. Priced from $4925 a person, you will join a food expert at the Adelaide Central Market, taste local wines in the Clare Valley and watch the Uluru sunset while you tuck into wine and canapes. Offer available on bookings paid in full by November 28. Departures are available from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

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