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New Deals on

Christmas is coming early for those
wanting to turn their dream Australia vacation into a reality. A range of
new deals Down Under are now featured on Tourism Australia and Qantas Airways have combined with some of
Australia’s top accommodation, operators and restaurants to provide a
wider assortment of planning and booking options for travelers.

Qantas Aussie Air Pass extended, Hayman added!

After a hugely successful launch, Qantas has extended its deadline for
booking air travel for its Qantas Aussie Air Pass from December 31, 2004
to August 31, 2005. But don’t wait till August, the best deals from
USD$999 in low season, April 26 - June 17 and July 19 - August 26th, 2005
go the quickest.

The easy to use pass works like a Eurail pass and includes round trip
economy air travel between Los Angeles or Honolulu to Sydney plus three
domestic flights within Australia. Prices start from USD$999 (NY from
$1299, discounted US add-ons also available).

The freedom to put together Australia’s top destinations combined with an
unbeatable price has made the pass very popular. Divided in zones, the
base price is zone one with travel to/from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Hobart and Launceston.


For an additional USD$200, travel in zone two—Cairns, Hamilton Island,
Townsville, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock and Darwin—is also possible. Or,
for an additional $400, options expand to zone three’s Perth, Broome and
the just added Hayman Island.

For more information on making the most of the Air Pass or to book, call
1-800 965-6252 or visit

Honeymoon/romance, luxury and value packages added

For the ultimate honeymoon or romantic getaway, seven new 12 to 14-night
packages with adventures in the country’s top cities and on reef, island
and rainforest retreats are now easily accessible on

The packages, starting from $3499, include roundtrip air from Los Angeles
on Qantas, domestic air in Australia, transfers and accommodation.

The trips also have some unbelievably romantic touring and sightseeing
activities like seaplanes and sailing tours, sunrise balloon rides,
tropical spa treatments, long gourmet lunches and dinner in Australia’s
best restaurants.

For more information on romance packages call 1-800-350-8952 or visit

General 8 or 12-night packages that helpfully include roundtrip economy
air on Qantas from Los Angeles, domestic air in Australia, accommodation
and some touring options have also been added onto

Starting at $1399, the packages are interesting combinations of
Australia’s top destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
Adelaide, Tasmania and the Great Barrier Reef, and are a good value.

Finally, for something really over the top, four new luxury packages
highlight Australia’s best of the best in 12, 15 or 18-day tours.

Tours feature some of the country’s newest and restyled hotels like
Shangri-La, Sydney InterContinental, Henry Jones Art Hotel and Longitude
131, Great Barrier Reef snorkeling and sailing trips, wildlife, aboriginal
and world heritage sights, wine tours, seaplane and scenic flights and
Lizard Island and Hayman, consistently voted the world’s best island

More information about the luxury packages is also available at

All of the above packages and travel on the Qantas Aussie Air Pass can
also be booked by Aussie Specialist travel agents.