Editor’s Choice: Super state-by-state travel deals

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Borders are easing, restrictions in most states have lifted, travellers are scratching at the walls to get out and see our beautiful backyard.

International travel won’t be an option for quite some time, but, you know what? Australia is one of the greatest countries in the world and there is so much to see and do, you could never see and do it all in one lifetime.

But you could try.

Our friends at Flight Centre want to tickle your travel tastebuds, with this superb range of travel deals. So, why not pick up a ripper travel deal now!

New South Wales
Save up to 47 per cent* on a two-night stays at Peppers Manor House and wine tastings, from $199pp* with selected travel dates between 15 October 2020 to 31 March 2021*.

peppers manor nsw


  • two nights in four-star accommodation at Peppers Manor House in a Highland King Room.
  • Breakfast daily*
  • flexible changes and cancellation up to 14 days prior to travel*
  • Wine and produce tasting at a local winery*
  • Room upgrade to a Highland King Room*
  • Free carparking*

*Terms and conditions apply

Peppers Manor House celebrates history and heritage and offers a four-star retreat from city life, located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The region is known for its colourful gardens, tranquil country setting and access to 17 Cellar Doors and wine trails.

To book, visit www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au

South Australia
Save up to $90* on four-night glamping stays at Discovery Parks, Barossa Valley, from $269pp* with selected travel dates between 1 November to 19 December 2020, 28 January to 31 March 2021*.

barossa valley landscape


  • four nights 3½-star accommodation at Discovery Parks, Barossa Valley in a Deluxe Safari Tent*
  • free changes and cancellation up to 14 days prior to travel*

*Terms and conditions apply

Stay in one of the parks new two-person Deluxe Safari Tents, set in a private area with exclusive access to an outdoor lounge, BBQ space, firepit, heated swimming pool and spa. A first-class glamping experience, the eco-luxe tents are set among native gum trees with vineyard views as far as the eye can see.

To book, phone Flight Centre on 1300 887 398 or visit www.flightcentre.com.au

Western Australia
Save up to 52 per cent* on two-night stays at the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River, from $249pp* with selected travel dates between 12 October 2020 to 31 December 2021*.

pool at pulman bunker bay resort


  • two nights 5-star accommodation at the Pullman Bunker Bay in a Studio Garden View Villa*
  • breakfast daily*
  • welcome bottle of Margaret River wine*
  • nightly drink*
  • $30 spa credit*
  • free in-room movies*
  • free changes and cancellation up to 14 days prior to travel*

*Terms and conditions apply

Just over three hour’s drive south of Perth, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort offers an absolute beachfront location with direct beach access. Bordering on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park you will feel a world away nestled amongst nature. Guests looking to explore the surrounding area can easily visit nearby Dunsborough, Yallingup and the amazing Margaret River wine region to sample the local specialties. For the adventurous, Geographe Bay is the place to go for scuba diving and snorkelling.

To book, visit www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au

Save up to $123* on 3-night stays at Mantra on View Hotel Surfers Paradise, from $149pp* with selected travel dates between 17 October to 18 December 2020, 25 January to 1 April, 18 April to 25 June, 11 July to 17 September 2021*.

mantra on the view hotel surfers paradise


  • three nights 4½-star accommodation at Mantra on View Hotel Surfers Paradise in a City View Twin Room*
  • flexible changes and cancellation up to seven days prior to travel*

*Terms and conditions apply

Mantra on View Hotel is the right place to stay if you’re planning on visiting Surfers Paradise, with everything you need in close proximity. You’re surrounded by a great range of eating choices, but it’s hard to go past Mantra on View Hotel’s own NOSH Restaurant with its popular range of dishes. There’s excellent shopping all around, theme parks, and endless Gold Coast beaches.

To book, phone Flight Centre on 1300 887 398 or visit www.flightcentre.com.au

Save up to 49 per cent* on 5-night stays at Shantara Resort Port Douglas, from $399pp* with selected travel dates between 18 October 2020 to 31 May 2021*.

port douglas resort


  • five nights 4½-star accommodation at Shantara Resort Port Douglas in a Studio Pool View Room*
  • two-course lunch at Hi Tide by the Beach*
  • bottle of sparkling wine on arrival*
  • $25 spa credit*
  • late check-out ‘til 12pm*
  • flexible changes and cancellation up to 14 days prior to travel*

*Terms and conditions apply

Shantara Resort Port Douglas sits at the gateway to the captivating Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. It offers stylish accommodation, superb facilities and is the perfect place to just stop, take a deep breath and let your mind and body unwind! You’ll find this chic retreat in the heart of North Queensland’s luxury, romantic hub – tranquil Port Douglas.

To book, visit www.flightcentreexclusives.com.au

Save up to $190pp* on stays for a 7-night Tasmanian West Coast and Wilderness Road Trip, from $599* with selected travel dates between 12 October to 19 December 2020, and 15 January to 31 March 2021*.

cradle mountain tasmania


  • one night 3½-star accommodation in Hobart*
  • two nights 4-star accommodation in Strahan*
  • two nights 3½-star accommodation in Cradle Mountain*
  • two nights 3½-star accommodation in Stanley*
  • free cancellation up to 14 days prior to travel*

*Terms and conditions apply

In Hobart, explore Salamanca and wander into artist studios and galleries that fill the sandstone warehouses before settling onto an outdoor seat for dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants. In Strahan, explore the pristine temperate rainforests of the Gordon River on a boat cruise, or step back in time on a wilderness adventure onboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Cradle Mountain offers a diverse landscape rich with wildlife, including the Tasmanian devils, quolls, wallabies, wombats, echidna and several bird species. In Stanley, explore the coastal Rocky Cape National Park, or the scenic Tarkine Drive.

To book, phone Flight Centre on 1300 887 398 or visit www.flightcentre.com.au

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?



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