Soak up the Sunshine

Rumba Beach Resort at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast is offering a Spring into Summer deal, with seven nights for the price of five. The deal includes a breakfast hamper for the first morning, tickets for the Caloundra Cruise boat trip, two days' bicycle hire, a restaurant discount card, in-room wi-fi, and parking. It is available until December 22 and costs $1125 for a seven-night stay in a one-bedroom apartment, or $1375 for a two-bedroom resort spa suite.


Christmas indulgence

The Fleming is a modern, 66-room boutique hotel in Wan Chai, near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A Christmas package includes complimentary evening cocktails at reception and a bottle of wine and box of chocolates in-room. Guests also receive 20 per cent off Cubix restaurant's set Christmas Eve menu, which offers choices such as salmon carpaccio, lobster bisque, roast turkey and ham, grilled lobster, Christmas pudding and a glass of wine. The usual price is $HK799 ($98) a head; $79 with discount. Rooms from $HK1780 a night for stays between December 23 and December 26. See

Grand's anniversary celebrations

The Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Melbourne has undergone extensive refurbishment to mark the 100th anniversary of the heritage-listed Flinders Street building. The Grand Reveal Package includes a deluxe room for two, welcome drinks for two and three tapas dishes in The Travellers Bar, breakfast for two, valet parking, free wi-fi, and late check-out, subject to availability. From $214 a night. Valid until March 30.


Adventure on the Nile

Save 25 per cent on A&K's nine-day Nile in Style cruise. It includes exploring Cairo with an Egyptologist, and visits to the pyramids, the Sphinx and temples and tombs along the Nile during a cruise between Luxor and the southern city of Aswan on board Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. The cruise is priced from $3169 (includes a saving of $1056) a person, twin share; for single travellers the fare starts at $4508 (includes a saving of $1502). The offer is valid for departures between January 4 and May 17. Phone 1300 851 800; see

Game for Kenya

One child under 12 travels free when two adults book Bench International's eight-day Kenya Highlights package. The offer includes meals and sightseeing for all three, plus accommodation and road travel in a minibus with an expert guide. The tour starts in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, before two days at a luxury tented camp in the Masai Mara game reserve and a visit to Lake Nakuru, followed by a night at Lake Naivasha before visits to the Shaba and Samburu game reserves. The price is $1895 a person, twin share (with the child also sharing the same accommodation). Phone 1300 195 873; see

Thai luxury

The Sarojin, Khao Lak, is a small, luxury beach resort north of Phuket and a jumping-off point for some of Thailand's most spectacular national parks. The property's excursion manager can organise individual adventures and experiences, including rock climbing, elephant bathing and private dinners near waterfalls. Book "garden residence" accommodation for the Christmas period, December -January 6, and children aged 10 and over stay free, sharing with their parents. The price is $439 for December 24-25 and $627 for December 26-January 6 a night, twin share (plus optional child), with breakfast for two included. (Breakfast not included for the child.) A 10 per cent discount is available for last-minute bookings. See

Take a beach break

Book the two-night Byron Break package at The Byron at Byron and receive a bottle of wine on arrival, a one-hour massage for each person, a $130 meal voucher, daily bicycle hire, and yoga classes. The cost is $1315 for two adults. Valid until March 31. See