Friends with benefits
Ovolo Hotels are offering a 25% discount when you sign up to their ‘friends with benefits’ program on any two night stay booked Australia wide. A bottle of wine and chocolates can also be expected on arrival. Ovolo has hotels in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Bring your furry friend for a V.I.Pooch experience that offers peace of mind to every dog parent. Perhaps you’d rather have a lavish romantic evening in Canberra to indulge in a six course dining experience from Monster restaurant in your own private dining room.
Price: $240 a night
Crown Metropol Perth stay
Save $650 on a two-night stay at Crown Metropol Perth. No expenses will be spared at this glamorous resort in Western Australia’s vibrant capital. Sprawling palm-fringed pools, restaurants aplenty, boutique shopping and a world-famous casino all before you leave the resort. For $469 you can spend two nights in a luxe twin room or a luxe view king room including, daily buffet breakfast at the Atrium, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, valet parking during your stay and a 12pm late checkout. Travel before November 30 2021.
Price: from $469
Luxury Green Island retreat
Unwind on Green Island and discover the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with a four-night stay in one of Green Island resorts Reef Suites. For two adults, inclusions are, daily buffet breakfast, a full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise, return scheduled catamaran transfers, a $50 dining credit to use at Emeralds Restaurant & Bar, one nightly sunset drink per adult, a complimentary glass-bottom boat tour, guided evening nature and rainforest walks as well as complimentary use of snorkels, canoes, kayaks, windsurfing gear and more. Travel Before December 20 2021.
Price: From $1,499
The recently renovated Novotel is waiting for you to visit and find yourself in a foodies haven. Geelong is the perfect gateway to the great ocean road but also an excellent break from the inner-city hustle and bustle. Save almost $300 on a two-night stay that includes, daily breakfast, a $50 drinks and dining credit a complimentary bottle of wine and valet parking. Travel before September 24 2021.
Price: from $399
Ultra-luxe small group gourmet tour
Discover the rich local produce, fine wine and exquisite fresh seafood of South Australia on a five-day small-group tour of Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. Packages are priced from $2,099 per person and include, four nights of accommodation – including a night at Rydges Adelaide with a welcome drink and breakfast at the beginning and end of your tour, and two nights at Port Lincoln Hotel as well as return flights from Adelaide to Port Lincoln with airport transfers. You will love the gourmet dining at award-winning restaurants and local tastings of fresh oysters, wine, seafood and more. Travel before June 14 2021.
Price: from $2099 per person.
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.