A selection of the best international and local travel deals of the week:
To celebrate its one-year anniversary since reopening, Hayman Suite is having a sale. Sixteen suites are on offer for $495 per night. This includes the Hayman Lagoon and pool suites, breakfast daily, plus activities such as paddle skiing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing, tennis, squash, golf putting and yoga. Available until sold out.
Details: 07 4940 1838 or www.hayman.com.au
LOS ANGELES TO SYDNEY
Cruise the waters between Los Angeles and Sydney on a five-star ship for 21 nights from $3499 per person, twin share. This package includes a one-way flight to LA with Delta Airlines, one night pre-cruise accommodation at the Beverly Hilton and 21 nights on board the MS Volendam.
Departing from LA, the cruise visits Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia before finishing in Sydney.
Packages with flights departing from Sydney are priced from $3499 or from $3899 departing Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, or from Adelaide and Canberra from $3999. These include a domestic flight home from Sydney.
Details: 1300 596 345 or www.cruise1st.com.au
Stay in Hakuba mountain for seven nights and ski for six days from $1099 per person, twin share. This package is land only and includes seven nights at High Mount Hotel and a six-day lift pass.
For travel between December 14-29, 2012 and January 3 to April 30, 2013. Available until September 28, 2012.
Details: www.travel.com.au or 1300 130 485
Book a six-night package to Hawaii including return economy flights with Hawaiian Airlines from $2129 per person. This package includes four nights' accommodation at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and two nights' accommodation at Outrigger Maui Eldorado, plus an Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbour tour, a sunset cruise in Maui, a shopping and dining discounts booklet for Waikiki, return international airfare departing Sydney or Brisbane, and domestic flights as specified on the itinerary.
For travel between November 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Available until sold out.
Details: 1300 320 795 or www.coralseas.com.au
Save $845 on an eight-day guided tour of Nepal and the Himalayas priced at $707 per person, twin share, land only. Usually $1522, the tour includes eight nights' accommodation in four-star hotels, all land transfers and daily breakfast.
Beginning in Kathmandu, the itinerary covers the lake city of Pokhara, Chitwan National Park and the World Heritage town of Bhaktapur.
For departures between September 20-27, 2012, December 22-29, 2012, February 8-15, 2013 and March 28 to April 4, 2013.
Save $1000 per couple when booking a trip on one of Avalon Waterways new suite ships, the Avalon Artistry II and Avalon Expression. Trips include the 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise departing May 8, 2013, now priced from $7131 per person twin share. Or the eight-day Romantic Rhine cruise departing April 14, 2013 for $3043 per person twin share.
On sale until September 30, 2012, or until sold out.
Details: 1300 230 234 or www.avalonwaterways.com.au
Stay at the Rayavadee Resort for four nights for the price of two nights. Set in Krabi's Marine National Park, Rayavadee has 98 pavilions and four beachfront villas spread over 26 acres of coconut groves and bordered by three beaches.