Hot deals: Vietnam, Queensland rail

Remote Vietnam

Known for its mountainous topography, Ha Giang is one of the most remote provinces of Vietnam. Adventure World has a trip travelling along Ma Pi Leng, also known as Heaven's Gate Pass, that also takes in Lung Cu, a village of the Lo Lo hill tribe, and the palace of the last M'Hong King. Package includes accommodation, some meals, transfers and sightseeing as specified with a local English-speaking guide, as well as entrance fees. Five days from $961 a person, share twin. Conditions apply. Airfares additional. Contact Adventure World on 0800 465 432 or visit

Queensland rail

New Zealand seniors seeking some sun this autumn and winter have even greater reason to hop across the ditch, with Queensland's long-distance rail operator offering significant discounts. Queensland Rail Travel has just extended its seniors discounts to New Zealand residents, with fare reductions of up to 15 per cent. Members of or the Super Gold Card can access the discounts when travelling on long-distance services which cover the east coast and the Outback. For details, visit

Whitsunday romance

Premium Travel has return airfares to the Whitsundays with three nights at Qualia Resort, including a sunset cruise on board a luxury cruiser, a gourmet picnic, drop-off to a private beach, a la carte breakfast, one gourmet dinner and launch transfers to Hayman Island. Package also includes a three-night, five-star stay at Hayman Island with breakfast and dinner daily and VIP airport transfers, from $7097 ex Akl, or $6697 ex Chch, a person. Subject to availability. Valid for sales until April 30 unless sold out prior. Travel until further notice. Contact Premium Travel on 0800 228 746 or email

Tour Transylvania

Student Flights has a seven-day "Halloween in Transylvania" tour departing Bucharest, Romania, including six nights' hotel accommodation, visits to Poenar Castle, Bran Castle, Pejmer Fortress, Peles Castle and a half-day hike through the Retezat National Park with a picnic lunch. Also includes entry to Hunyad Castle for the annual Halloween party, local transport and one lunch, from $1499 a person, twin-share. Subject to availability. Valid for sales until April 15. Tour departs Bucharest on October 29. Airfares are additional. Contact Student Flights on 0800 364 448 or visit

- Hamilton News

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