Cruise Kimberley, fly free

Free flights and excursions on a June Kimberley cruise can save up to $7200 a couple.

The 11-night Cruise Express package includes a free flight from mainland Australian capital cities to Broome and back home from Darwin, one night in Broome, and a 10-night wilderness cruise on board the five-star Orion from Broome up the rugged West Australian coastline.

Also included are on-board beverages with lunch and dinner, a free flight over the Bungle Bungles, a free helicopter excursion, a fishing expedition and most shore trips.

The departure date is June 27. The deal is priced from $9400 a person, twin share.

Phone 1300 766 537; see

Dive into the Maldives

Angsana Ihururu Fushi Resort & Spa in the Maldives is offering seven nights for the price of five in a Beach Villa.

The deal includes full breakfast daily and return airport transfers by coach. It is priced from $1259 a person, twin share (land only). This package is available for travel from May 1-September 29 and must be booked by February 28.

Phone 1300 747 400; see

Tour Europe in style

Receive an early-bird saving of $296 when booking Topdeck's 36-day European tour and paying in full by February 28.

The saving applies to the European Pioneer round trip from London travelling through France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece and the Czech Republic. It is priced from $4464 a person and includes accommodation, 34 breakfasts, seven lunches, 20 dinners, coach transport, sightseeing tours of all major cities, driver and more. Departure from London on April 18 and October 24.

Phone 1300 886 332; see

The magic of Mooloolaba

The Sunshine Coast resort Mantra Mooloolaba Beach has completed a $3 million upgrade to rooms, public areas and facilities.

The Mantra Mooloolaba Beach apartments have a new colour scheme, beds, carpet, LCD TVs, outdoor furniture, fixtures and artwork.

The resort also has a new games room for children as well as an indoor and an outdoor pool.

The resort is offering a "Stay for three, pay for two" deal priced from $198 a night for a one-bedroom apartment and from $234 a night in a one-bedroom ocean-view apartment.


Lap up eastern delights

Uniworld has a $400-per-couple discount for bookings made before February 28 on its eight-day Highlights of Eastern Europe river cruise.

The trip takes in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia.

Originally priced from $3445 a person, cruise only (includes port charges, taxes and all gratuities), the trip includes all meals on board with many complimentary beverages, excursions, and all transfers on arrival and departure days. There are departures from May to mid-September. The deposit must be paid by February 28 to receive the discount.

Phone 9028 5199; see

Brisvegas best bet

Save 42 per cent on a night at the 4½-star Jephson Hotel, a modern boutique property in Toowong, Brisbane.

The deal includes upgraded accommodation, Foxtel, in-house movies and parking.

It is priced from $229 a night (with the equivalent full rate being $399).

The offer is valid until April, or until sold out.

Phone 1300 887 979; see

Kids can take centre stage

BYOkids is offering seven nights' accommodation for a family of five at Sonaisali Island Resort, Fiji, in a beachfront spa bure for $1358.

The deal is valid for stays in February and March 2013.

Included is the resort kids' club and continental breakfast daily for parents, with children under 12 eating free when dining with parents, seven nights' accommodation in a beachfront spa bure for two adults and up to three children, a one-hour cocktail party on Monday evenings, a sunset cruise for two guests, and a "Jungle Cruise" for each person.

Sonaisali Island Resort is close to Nadi. Transfers are an additional cost.

Phone 1300 296 543; see

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