Renovated Marty's at Little Beach offers apartments and a heated pool, minutes from Port Stephens beach. Its new "Get on Your Bike" two-night package includes a two-hour ride with Port Stephens Mountain Bike Adventures. Cost from $310 a couple. Valid until December 11, excluding September 19-October 6. Phone (02) 4984 9100. See martys.net.au.
Mercure Melbourne Albert Park has three nights for the price of two if booked through Sunlover Holidays as part of Sunlovers' "September Exclusive Offers". Valid for sale until September 30, and valid for stays September 18-20, September 23-25, then December 16-January 8. Phone 13 88 33. See sunloverholidays.com.au.
Take a guided trail ride into the Hollywood Hills, with five nights for the price of four at the three-star Garland Hotel, LAX airport transfers and a shuttle to Universal Studios Hollywood, Citywalk and the Metro Station. Costs $665 a person twin share. Valid for sale until September 30 and for travel January 8-27. Phone 1300 939 414. See flightcentre.com.au.
Spirit of Tasmania operates high-season sailings departing Port Melbourne, Victoria, at 9am and arriving in Devonport, Tasmania, at 6pm. Adult tickets are $75 and kids' fares are just $5. This offer applies to day sailings between January 18 and March 16, 2015. Valid for sale until September 27. See spiritoftasmania.com.au.
IRELAND AND BRITAIN
Three-star accommodation for 13 nights, coach transport, tours, meals, services of guides and return airfares from Melbourne and Sydney to London and Dublin in this package from Destination International Travel. Costs $3599 a person if booked by September 30, a saving of $500. Phone 1300 813 391. See ditravel.com.au.
A 10-night "Fly, Cruise & Stay Holiday Package" covers seven nights on a cruise of Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Oahu, return flights with Hawaiian Airlines and three nights at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Waikiki. From $3390 a person. Book by September 30. Valid for travel March 11-June 20 (blackouts apply). Phone 1300 004 292. See MyHawaii.com.au.
Adventure travel specialist World Expeditions has almost doubled its India offerings, adding 24 new itineraries to bring its total subcontinental tours to 54. They range from touring adventures in the classic north, to a slow boat cruise down the Ganges, trekking in the Indian Himalaya and cycling adventures in Southern India and Sikkim.
There are also celebrity-escorted tours, featuring Sorrel Wilby, Wendy Harmer and chef Peter Kuruvita. See worldexpeditions.com.