Deals: Save a third on a South Africa rail and safari tour, and much more

TOUR

SOUTH AFRICA

Save 34 per cent on a 13-day rail and safari tour, including international flights and hotels, February to September 2019. Includes two nights aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail "Pride of Africa", a tour of the Cape and four nights in a five-star safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Now $6599 per person twin-share. Phone 135 777. See tripadeal.com.au

ECUADOR + GALAPAGOS

There's $2000 off per couple on an 11-day deal for independent travellers with a seven-day cruise any time until the end of 2019 if booked by December 31. Includes luxury accommodation, transfers and some meals while exploring the colonial capital Quito and the Chaco cloud forest, and on the cruise, snorkelling, sea kayaks, guided activities and excursions. From $9733 per person twin-share. Phone 1300 135 391. See contourstravel.com.au

FAMILY

SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND

Ranked among Australia's top 10 family resorts by Holidays with Kids in 2016 and 2017, Caloundra's Oaks Oasis Resort has a water-park, mini putt-putt course, giant kangaroo jumper, a pool, restaurant and bar. Two-bedroom apartments comfortably sleep up to five, with full kitchens and laundries, and start from $232 a night. Phone 13 62 57. See oakshotels.com 

SAMOA

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Save $1740 – or 35 per cent – per couple with six nights at Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa from $799 per person twin-share. Children under 12 eat free, and deal includes transfers, all meals, early check-in, tour or one-day car hire, a foot massage and two 30-minute massages. Book by September 28 and travel most dates November 6, 2018, to May 31, 2019. Phone 13 13 81. See hootholidays.com.au

CRUISE 

FIJI

Slash 20 per cent off an 11-night Lau & Kadavu Discovery Cruise if booked 30 days prior to departure. Fares from $4700 per person twin-share for departures in November 2018, March and November 2019, and March 2020. Includes all meals, guided tours, snorkelling and glass bottom boat excursions, water activities, hikes, kayak safaris, entertainment, kids' club, Wi-Fi and transfers. Phone 1300 86 3454. See captaincookcruisesfiji.com    

CHINA + JAPAN

Take an escorted eight-night land tour from Beijing to Shanghai, with stopovers in Xi'an and Chengdu, with a high-speed train, before boarding Celebrity's Millennium cruise ship in Shanghai for a 14-night cruise to Tokyo. Departing March 22, 2019, guests will visit some of the Orient's best-known sights, such as the Terracotta Warriors, pandas and the Great Wall as well as Seoul, Jeju Island and Beijing, Kobe and Mt Fuji. From $6519 per person twin-share. Phone 1300 369 848. See ecruising.travel

HOTEL

LONDON

There's nearly 44 per cent off a stay at the luxury boutique Eccleston Square Hotel in Belgravia, close to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, voted the city's top hotel by Conde Nast. A three-night deal with breakfasts, welcome drinks and a room upgrade is now $999 for two, valued at up to $2285. Book by September 28 for travel most dates November 1, 2018, to October 31, 2019. Phone 1300 88 99 00. See luxuryescapes.com

NEW ZEALAND

Queenstown's award-winning lakeside retreat Matakauri Lodge has launched a 19-per-cent-off bed and breakfast offer. Valid until October 31, it's $NZ1450 + GST per room per night, including breakfast, daily pre-dinner drink with canapes, Wi-Fi and complimentary mini-bar. It's a great base for experiencing Queenstown, Arrowtown and the Central Otago wine region, golf, wining and dining, and the extended ski season. Phone (+64) 9 407 0065. See matakaurilodge.com

RESORT

ORPHEUS ISLAND

Enjoy the seclusion and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef's Orpheus Island – and one night free. From $2849 per person twin-share for four nights for the price of three in a beachfront room, including all meals, Australian wines and beers, mini-bar, snorkelling, fishing, a cruise, use of motorised dinghies, paddleboards, kayaks and catamarans and return helicopter transfers from Townsville. Travel from October 15 to December 7. Phone 1300 883 887. See travelonline.com

BALI

Stay three nights, pay for two at the five-star Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran Bay.  From $1719 per person twin-share, including transfers and breakfasts. Book by November 30 for travel most dates to March 31, 2019. Phone 13 70 71. See travel-associates.com.au

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