Deals of the Week: Island life, country escapes, luxurious Barossa

LOSE YOURSELF: Hide away amongst the beauty of Fitzroy Island. Picture: Supplied
LOSE YOURSELF: Hide away amongst the beauty of Fitzroy Island. Picture: Supplied

Fitzroy Island combo

On this ideal family holiday, spend seven nights in Tropical North Queensland beginning in Cairns and then ferrying out for four nights on Fitzroy Island (pictured above). At the Mantra Esplanade you're close to all the action while the 4.5-star Fitzroy Island Resort is an affordable paradise with a swim-up bar, turtle hospital and ocean trampoline. The island has idyllic beaches and offers incredible snorkelling and water sports. Travel before 31 March 2021.

A weekend in Berry

Escape to the country for a weekend and embrace the fresh air. From $279 for two nights is a steal compared to the usual rate of $495 for the Berry Village Boutique Motel in the NSW Southern Highlands. Upgrade to a spa suite for an extra $40 or stay an additional night for $120. Enjoy daily breakfast and a welcome bottle of wine. Travel before end of August 2021.

Scenic Rim tasting trail

This six-day self-drive itinerary covers a 600-kilometre loop from Brisbane through South East Queensland's Scenic Rim, stopping at farm-gate providores, microbreweries and wineries. The package includes five nights' accommodation at 4.5-star hotels in Toowoomba and Stanthorpe and at O'Reilly's retreat in Lamington National Park. Travel is for select dates before 31 March 2021. Car hire is an extra $155.

Visit Bright in 2021

The February special at Chalets Lumineux in Victoria's High Country is $150 per night for a one-bedroom chalet (that's a saving of $30 per night). Soak up summer sunshine in the lush spacious garden surrounds. Venture into Bright to sample the region's local produce and explore the alpine environment.

Luxury stay in Barossa

Experience Provenal life for a weekend at Le Mas Barossa. The property beautifully recreates a French farmhouse stay in the heart of South Australia's Barossa Valley. Jacob's Creek, St Hugo and Rockford cellar doors are nearby. Valued at $1287, you will pay $849 for two nights, including a welcome bottle of wine and breakfast. Treat yourself to an extra night for $150. Travel before end of June 2021.

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