Travel deals: Tasmanian retreat

Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, Tasmania.
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, Tasmania. Photo: Anthony Burns

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TASMANIA

Get cosy this winter in the heartland of the cold season, Tasmania. Originally a corn mill dating back to the 1840s, the recently refurbished Launceston hotel is offering a hot price to counteract the cold nights, until August 31. From $99 a night. (03) 6335 6600, leisureinnpennyroyal.com.au.

ITALY

Luxuriate at Venice's Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Save 20 per cent on its suites and junior suites, with private balconies or gardens, and vineyard, lagoon or pool views. For stays until November 8. From $1194 a night. 1800 217 568, belmond.com.

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MALAYSIA

Explore the UNESCO-listed city of Malacca during a midweek stay at the Peranakan-style mansion, The Majestic Malacca. Includes dinner in-house or a spa treatment. Normally from $370, B&B. From $210 a room, a night, Sunday-Thursday. +800 9899 9999, ytlhotels.com.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Live it up at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa in Byron Bay. Stay one night and get hot chocolate on the verandah, a bottle of wine when dining in-house, a room upgrade, yoga and bike hire. Costs $299 a room until September 14. 1300 554 362, thebyronatbyron.com.au.

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MEXICO

Rev your Mexican cuisine up a notch from tortillas and tacos, then learn how to shop for the meals and cook them on a 13-day foodie tour from Mexico City to Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido and Acapulco. Departs October 25. Costs $2144 a person, twin share, land only, quote "AUZ14D". 1300 439 756, exploreworldwide.com.au.

QUEENSLAND

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest and get a free night's stay when you book three nights at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove. Book by July 31, travel until October 31. From $150 a person, twin share. 138 833, sunloverholidays.com.au.

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