There's more than 50 per cent off a special manta ray season package to turtle haven Heron Island, as mantas gambol close to the shoreline.
Usually $543 per person twin-share, it's now $217, minimum two nights, until the end of August, which includes breakfasts and dinners, snorkelling gear, island tours, ferry transfers, a sunset cruise, a semi-submersible experience, a massage, and a beer or wine per person a day. Kids 12 and under only $35 extra a night. Phone 1800 875 343. See heronisland.com.