Wild Deals: Kangaroo Isl, Paperbark Camp, North QLD and more

Welcome to the weekly Wild Deals. This week you can jump on a new Kangaroo Island tour, find some hot deals in tropical North Queensland and jump on a glamping retreat deal in New South Wales.

here are this week’s Wild Deals to get you out to #RoamAtHome.

Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour

To aid the recovery of Kangaroo Island in the aftermath of their devastating bushfires, Kangaroo Island Odysseys has launched a new one-night/one-day ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’. The tour operates daily and a special ‘Hot Deal’ rate of only $599 per person twin share, normally $650 per person twin share, is available for travel from the 5th to the 31st August 2020 including a free breakfast.

Designed in consultation with the company’s local tour guides, the KI Odysseys Kangaroo Island ‘Road to Recovery Tour’ visits the bushfire affected areas at the western end of Kangaroo Island, including Bunker Hill, Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Admirals Arch, all in Flinders Chase National Park which re-opened recently only to Certified Tour Operators. The tour also visits the fire damaged areas of Vivonne Bay Beach and Point Ellen at Vivonne Bay and the North Coast of Kangaroo Island.

The KI Odysseys ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’ offers a personalised small group touring experience, with guests travelling in luxury touring vehicles that will still allow for social distancing to be implemented. Each small group is accompanied by a local KI tour guide who is passionate about the island and who has their own personal story to tell.

Arrive on Kangaroo Island late afternoon and enjoy overnight accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, at scenic American River in a Superior King Bayview Room or upgrade to a Deluxe Studio Waterview.  Spend the following day touring the island before returning to Adelaide that night.

The KI Odysseys ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’s’ ‘Hot Deal’ rate starts from only $599 per person, twin share from Cape Jervis including breakfast. Upgrade for an extra $25 per person to deluxe accommodation. The hot deal rate includes return SeaLink ferry transfers from Cape Jervis, shuttle transfers from ferry to accommodation, overnight accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in a Superior Bayview Room, free breakfast, Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour, all entrance fees, guided tours, special permits, and a delicious lunch.

The ‘Hot Deal’ rate departing from Adelaide and including coach transfers from Adelaide is $624 per person, twin share, normally $698 per person twin share.  The Hot Deal is available for travel until 31 August 2020. Car parking at Cape Jervis is available at the local council car parking area or book secure parking with SeaLink.

From September 2020, the ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’ will be priced from $650 per person, twin share from Cape Jervis, or with coach transfers included from Adelaide for $698 per person, twin share, but will not include breakfast. All other inclusions remain the same.

Hot winter special at Australia’s first glamping retreat

Australia’s first ‘glamping’ retreat, Paperbark Camp, at Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast, has reopened and celebrating with a 30 percent discount for Winter Escape weekends that will allow luxury campers to enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows and warming liqueurs around the campfire as well as hearty gourmet meals in the camp’s award-winning restaurant.

Paperbark Camp’s winter special is available until August 29, 2020, and offers a 30 percent saving on two nights’ weekend accommodation in one of Paperbark’s elevated, luxurious glamping tents and dinner and breakfast in the camp’s Gunyah Restaurant, nestled amongst the treetops.

Boasting open campfires, luxury bedding, contemporary furnishings, free-standing bath tubs and hot showers overlooking the bush, which is home to kangaroos, possums and colourful birdlife, Paperbark Camp is perfect for a winter getaway. Located just a five-minute drive from the blue-sapphire waters and chalk-white beaches of Jervis Bay, Paperbark Camp is also a hub for adventure and relaxation, with several scenic walking trails and  kangaroos nearby and whales and dolphin frolicking in surrounding waters.

Including a saving of 30 percent, the new Winter Escape Weekend package is available from $995 per couple, including two nights’ weekend accommodation, dinner each night and two cooked breakfasts. The offer is available until August 29, 2020.

For bookings, visit www.paperbarkcamp.com.au or call Paperbark Camp on 02 4441 6066.

Relax in the rainforest

Relax in the rainforest with a cheese patter and pate, French champagne, imported beers and a stocked coffee machine at Mist at Cape Tribulation. Built with comfort at the centre of every design aspect, mist introduces light, airy, modern and fresh accommodation to the rainforest. Freestanding and spacious, with expansive views, mist at Cape Tribulation is the newest luxury boutique accommodation in the rainforest of Cape Tribulation and each pavilion offers 50 sq mt of living space. Stays of two nights or more are discounted by $100 a night.

Cairns getaway

Unparalleled views of the waterfront are a part of every one, two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments at The Cairns Sebel Harbour Lights. If you’re looking for convenience of location, look no further than us for your next stay. Located just 7km from Cairns Airport, within short walking distance of where Reef tours depart and close to Cairns City you can spend your time enjoying the diverse offerings of Cairns rather than travelling between locations. Ochre Restaurant has a $260 Stay and Dine Romance package with a night’s accommodation at Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights. It includes a bottle of champagne in the room and a two course dinner for two at a waterfront table. Call (07) 4057 0800 to book.


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