Mackay: bonus night
Jump on this summer holiday in Queensland. Book four nights for the price of three on stays at Rydges Mackay Suites between 21 December and 31 January next year. The hotel is walking distance to shops, eateries and local attractions, and it's a short drive to uncrowded beaches replete with kangaroos. Rydges Direct has a flexible booking policy and cancellation fees are waived.
From: $119 per night
Save more than half price on stays of two or three nights at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra and explore all the art, culture and history of our nation's capital. Just a short stroll from Parliament House, this heritage property was once a base for Australia's senior politicians. Daily breakfast at Chifley's Bar & Grill, a bottle of wine on arrival and a 12pm late checkout are included. Travel before 31 August 2021.
Price: from $299 for 2 nights
Break up your working week with an escape to Blueberry Hills on Comleroy. Save on mid-week stays at this adults-only B&B on a blueberry farm. Close to the Blue Mountains and Wollemi national parks, there is ample opportunity to get your daily dose of fresh air. A welcome drink and plenty of sheep and alpacas will be waiting. There's also a cooked breakfast daily. Travel before 31 August 2021.
Price: from $349 for 2 nights
Langham for less
Bolt out of lockdown and straight into five-star luxury. Make a grand return to Melbourne CBD with up to 20 per cent off stays at the Langham Melbourne in Southbank. Dine at Melba Restaurant or book in for a Wedgwood afternoon tea. Travel before 31 March 2021.
Price: from $252 per night
SA tour special for Explore readers
Imagine Holidays has a seven-night itinerary visiting Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and the Murray. It includes a three-night paddlewheeler cruise, hotel accommodation, flights, taxes, transfers and most meals. Departing April-August 2021, it's priced from $2499 per person (ex-Mel, for an inside cabin). In a special for Explore readers, book by October 31 and quote "Explore" for a free upgrade to an outside cabin (a saving of up to $500).
Price: from $2499 per person for 7 nights
Visit: imagineholidays.com.au; 1800 958 405
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