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Deals at home and abroad:

A selection of the best travel deals of the week:
Date: February 11 2012
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Save over 50% when you book a 4.5-star Melbourne Secret Hotel deal with

Rooms feature king, queen or two single beds, fully-equipped kitchen and - for a limited time only - breakfast daily.

The deal is for stays until April 20, 2012. Subject to availability.



APT has a 30% discount for companions and 15% off for solo travellers on any APT Red Centre or Top End package of two days or more.

For example, prices on the five-day Red Centre Classic Sights from Alice Springs start from $1,420 per person, twin share for the first person (normal price), from $994 for the companion and from $1,207 for a single traveller.

Prices include touring, accommodation in Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon, guided sightseeing and Sounds of Silence Dinner.

The deal must be booked before March 31, 2012, for travel before December 31, 2012.

Details: 1300 229 804 or


BreakFree is offering special deals across its entire range of properties in Australia and New Zealand. Save big on your next holiday with rates from as little as $135 per room, per night, plus receive a free extra night on many two or three night stays.

The three-for-two deal is available on a selection of properties, including the BreakFree Royal Harbour in Cairns (from $190 per night), BreakFree Great Sandy Straits at Harvey Bay (from $135 per night), and the Gold Coast's BreakFree Moroccan (from $150 per night).

The offer is valid for stays between April 1 and October 7, 2012, and for sale until October 7, 2012, subject to availability.

Block-out dates and minimum night stays apply.

Details: or 132 007.


Peppers Blue on Blue Resort at Magnetic Island has a Romantic Package for couples to make the most of their Valentine's Day.

Stay for two nights at the intimate island resort, including ferry transfers for two from Townsville, a two-course dinner overlooking the marina on a night of your choice, an in-house movie each night and a hot daily breakfast.

The package starts from $249 per night in a Hotel Superior room or $299 per night in a Studio Superior room.

Valid until March 31, 2012.

Details: 1300 987 600 or


Bench International is offering savings of more than $1,200 per couple on two departures of its Shongololo rail safari in southern Africa.

The deal also includes a complimentary sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a free night game drive, and all meals at a private lodge in Hwange National Park or Kruger National Park.

The offers apply to southbound tours which depart Victoria Falls on April 2 and October 1, 2012, and take 16 days to travel through Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland.

The offer, now priced at $5,530, includes daily sightseeing tours and accommodation on the train with breakfast and dinner.

Valid for sale until February 29, 2012.

Details: 1300 195 873 or

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