Saturday, 6 February 2010

Renault self-drive through Europe

Travel briefs for w/c Feb 8 2010-02-06


John Crook

On the heritage estate

We may not have the same heritage strength as say Britain, but some of Australia's early days have left their mark.  Take Q Station for instance. Located at North Head in the bushlands of Sydney Harbour National Park, what once was the quarantine station, is now a 'new' option for a retreat.  Self contained cottages, harbour view rooms and the beachside boiler-house restaurant await your visit. Google Q Station Sydney Harbour and book in for a tour, or a few nights heritage style.

The musical many have been through

Brisbane theatregoers have the first chance to join cast and crew at the Twelfth Night Theatre for Dumped, the Musical.  It commences its national tour on April 29.  It features Australian's top comedic performers.  Simply, go visit  

The bloodiest of wars

Check out Australia's war history whilst paying your respects to those who fought in the bloodiest of battles.  There are some remaining vacancies in a tour departing and ending in Paris.  Prices are from  $2,850 per person twin share and that includes eight night's accommodation, with a nine-day touring itinerary, entrance fees and services of an experienced 'battlefields' tour guide.

A highlight of this package is attendance at the dedication ceremony at Fromelles.  International air fares are not included.  For all the information please contact RSL Travel on 1800 460 462.

Book and travel before March 31, 2001

One of the most popular Thai destinations is beautiful Phuket,- with its stunning beaches and rich cultural experiences.  Pay from just $432 per person, twin share, and stay five nights for the price of three. Full breakfasts daily, free non-motorised activities and it's just a slice of paradise.  For more information go visit    Use this same site to ascertain competitive airfare prices.

See Quebec by bike and boat

Departures from May to October 2010 provide plenty of opportunities to select best date for you on any of seven day cruises. Bike and boat cruises offer two popular ways of exploration.  The idea is that you unpack just the once returning 'home' each night for dinner and your comfy cabin.   All meals, including  picnic lunches are part of the package.  This is just one option of exploring Canada,- but one of the best.  Just log onto  and start planning.  You could also ring toll free 1800 331 582.

Renault,- what a way to go

Self drive holidays in Europe are at best value for those who take up the 'early bird' offer and book before March 31 2010.  The prices are actually lower than last year, with seven free days on top of 21-day bookings.  Try this for size.  Pay as little as $1399 for 21-days on an economic 2-door Renault Twingo, plus of course the additional seven day use, and if you are a past customer as far back as 2005, Renault Eurodrive  wil throw in a further three days use.  This is worth following through, so check out the conditions and telephone 1300 55 11 60 or go visit  

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.    Need a holiday ?  We're archived on