Five highlights in your travel week | 16 June

Walking the Flinders Ranges … Wild Bush Luxury has a great last-minute deal for families.

Walking the Flinders Ranges … Wild Bush Luxury has a great last-minute deal for families.

This really is a last-minute deal, so you’ll have to be quick.

Book two adults on a Wild Bush Luxury four-day Arkaba walk in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, departing Adelaide on July 6, and bring two children aged 10-16 free of charge.

The cost of $2400 per adult includes flights from Adelaide to Whyalla and connecting road transfer to Arkaba in the Flinders Ranges, all gourmet meals and beverages, two nights of swag camping on a comfortable Star Bed under the night sky, one night in the 1850s Arkaba homestead and return trip by scenic road transfer through Clare Valley wine country.

Phone 02 9571 6399 or visit www.arkabawalk.com 

Elements of Byron … sustainable living at Byron Bay.

Elements of Byron … sustainable living at Byron Bay.

Byron Bay’s Elements of Byron resort will relaunch in October with expanded leisure, accommodation and education offerings.

The development will include a dozen new and revamped leisure areas, including a new adults-only 25-metre heated pool with swim-up bar, and new children’s playground.

A new Eco Education Centre will provide a hub for the local community and resort guests to learn about sustainable living including food production. The centre will be 100 per cent solar-powered and include productive market gardens that will provide food for the resort’s restaurants.

Importantly, nature will remain the resort’s “real star”, with less than 4 per cent of the area developed.

Guests will be able to choose from five dining outlets, including a private club on Belongil Beach, and 99 new villas are being crafted within an entirely new section of the property surrounded by forest and creek.

Activities include horse-riding, yoga classes, tennis, an outdoor fitness circuit, indoor gym and fire-pit Fridays.

Visit www.elementsofbyron.com.au

Hiking Kangaroo Island’s remote south-west coast … with luxurious accommodation provided each night.

Hiking Kangaroo Island’s remote south-west coast … with luxurious accommodation provided each night.

Kangaroo Island’s Southern Ocean Lodge has organised a seven-night hiking expedition, departing August 26, using the new 61-kilometre wilderness trail which opened last October on the island’s remote south-west coast.

The walk is limited to 10 hikers and follows bush tracks through a variety of terrains, from rugged limestone cliff-tops to dense eucalypt forest.

Participants will stay in the luxury lodge each night and be transported daily to the trail.

Priced from $7200 per person twin-share, the package includes all dining and beverages, as well as a spa treatment, a full expedition kit, services of a lodge guide and provision of a gourmet walker’s lunch each day.

Visit www.southernoceanlodge.com.au 

Solar Springs … a slice of heaven in the Southern Highlands.

Solar Springs … a slice of heaven in the Southern Highlands.

Save up to $200 on a five-night indulgence package at Solar Springs health resort at Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Pay from $1430 per person, including accommodation, all healthy, delicious meals, participation in the resort’s health and fitness program, use of all facilities (including heated indoor pool, spa, gymnasium, tennis court, etc), facial, choice of massage, and pedicure.

Phone 1800 044 994 or visit www.solarsprings.com.au 

Sovereign Hill … lighting up for Christmas in July.

Sovereign Hill … lighting up for Christmas in July.

Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill theme park will celebrate its annual Christmas-in-July Winter Wonderlights event all of next month.

Highlights will include the Gingerbread Man plotting his escape from hungry visitors, the sound of carolers echoing throughout the township, more than 20 Victorian-style buildings coming alive through large-scale light projections, and snow flakes falling at regular intervals in the main street.

The Winter Wonderlights show will run each evening from 5.45pm.

General admission is $59.50 for adults, $27 for children and $150 for a family.

Visit www.winterwonderlights.com.au 

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