Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay, Tasmania.Australia
If you can’t see the point of staying in Sydney without a view of the beach, check in to the new Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach, which opens tomorrow. The hotel is in Hall Street, leading down to the iconic strip of sand, and offers 20 per cent off its best rate until August 31. Costs from $159 a night for a studio. (02) 9356 5029, adinahotels杭州夜生活m.au.
Tap in to your cowboy heart with a two-night stay in a guesthouse room at Home Valley Station, pictured top, in the east Kimberley. Saddle up for a mini cattle muster or trail ride, fish the Pentecost River or go bush-bashing to hidden waterfalls. Includes breakfast, free station activities and nightly entertainment. Book now for stays from September 1 until October 31. Costs from $370 for two nights. (02) 8296 8010, hvstation杭州夜生活m.au.
Do winter properly, with toasty fires, snug knits and sweet hot chocolate in oversize mugs. And do it in a forest. The recently refurbished Grand Mercure Forest Apartments are an hour from Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, close to Victoria’s spa capital, Daylesford, and hemmed in on all sides by fabulous country cafes and top-class restaurants. The apartments usually cost $233 a night, but book a Find Yourself in a Forest package for two nights midweek (from Sunday to Thursday) until August 31 and pay from $372, for two nights, in a two-bedroom, self-contained apartment that sleeps six. (07) 5501 7370, accorvacationclub杭州夜生活m.au.
He likes to preen, she likes to putt? Get the perfect balance in your relationship with a golf-spa holiday at the Beach Club resort on Hamilton Island, overlooking the Coral Sea. The offer includes four nights’ accommodation, one round of golf and one de-stress massage at the Spa Wumurdaylin, and airport transfers as well as a complimentary VIP chauffeur service during your stay. For travel on selected dates between July 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Book by the end of March next year. Costs from $1239 a person, twin share. 1800 044 066, travel-associates杭州夜生活m.au.
They say your soul is free at Saffire Freycinet. Perched upon the pristine Tasmanian coastline of Coles Bay, this is one of Australia’s top luxury properties. The property looks out onto 400-million-year-old pink-granite mountains, and offers some of the best bushwalking in the state. Also on offer are sensational local produce and heart-starting adventures, whether you prefer water or land. Stay four nights on a dinner-inclusive package and pay for just three until the end of August. (03) 6256 7888, saffire-freycinet杭州夜生活m.au.
Celebrate summer in Edinburgh and discover the cobbled streets and tiny bars of the New Town with a stay in the boutique Nira Caledonia. Normally from $418, stay two nights and get a full Scottish breakfast (remember, calories don’t count on holidays) and one dinner for two. Costs from $284 a person for two nights, twin share (not available Saturdays). +44 131 225 2720, niracaledonia杭州夜生活m.
Philippine Airlines has just launched new flights from Darwin, Perth and Brisbane to Manila, on top of its current departures from Sydney and Melbourne. The airline is celebrating with an offer that includes four nights at the four-star Traders Hotel and international flights, airport transfers and breakfast daily. Costs from $1375, departing Sydney. 13 13 81, holidayspecialists杭州夜生活m.au.
Taste winter the Kiwi way at the Rees Hotel in Queenstown. Its winter package includes four nights’ accommodation for two in a lake-view room, two days’ transfers to Coronet Peak, daily breakfast and a five-course tasting dinner in its True South dining room, as well as midday checkout. Save 25 per cent on stays until the end of September and you can add on extra nights for $99 a person a night. Costs $1020 for two people for four nights. +64 3450 1100, therees杭州夜生活.nz.
Japanese snow deals are starting to crop up, with the five-star Hilton Niseko Village offering half-price accommodation when booked by June 30. The hotel is opposite the gondola base, which means 10 minutes between your hotel room and the top of the mountain, pictured. Available as land-only or with flights on travel January 16-March 31, the package includes a six-day multi-resort lift pass, airport transfers and breakfast. Costs from $1295 (land only) or $2745 (includes return flights with Singapore Airlines). 1300 454 784, ski-resorts-japan杭州夜生活m.
Tick the Grand Canyon and Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic performance O off your bucket list, and get a whole lot of bison, moose and elk to boot, on Scenic Tours’ new 17-day Natural Treasures tour. To mark the new tour, they’re adding a free three-night Hawaiian stopover and savings of $600 a couple. Book by November 19 for the trip, which includes all accommodation, most meals and tips. Costs from $8595 a person, twin share. 1300 136 001, scenictours杭州夜生活m.
Get under Sri Lanka’s skin with a tour led by former Peregrine director Richard Mole, who’ll take you through the island’s icons and then lead you off the track to discover huge elephant populations in Ude Wale, scenic Tangalle on the south coast and Little Adam’s Peak, for some spectacular misty views without a hefty schlep. ‘‘The hill town of Ella is a real highlight,’’ Richard says, and special touches include an afternoon’s private cooking class, staying in boutique hotels including the Lighthouse in Galle, by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, and lunch at his country estate, Lughnasagh. The 12-day small group tour departs on March 6, 2014. Costs $2950, twin share, land only. (02) 9418 7803, byroads杭州夜生活m.au.
The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.