Australia and Pacific
Australia and Pacific Travel GuideWhen to visit Australia and the Pacific
Australia and the Pacific is a diverse region that includes tropical, temperate, and desert climates. For the most part, it has two seasons that last six months each and are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere: summer, from December to mid-May, and winter, from mid-May through November. Anytime can be a good time to go considering that many areas are warm year-round. Australia and New Zealand have more distinct seasons, but the cooler periods can be ideal for activities like skiing.
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$1988 -- Australia: 3-City Vacations, Inc. Air and Hotel
Including all flights, the package hits Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne.
40% Off, Plus Free Breakfasts at Novotel
Book a City Breaks package at Novotel Hotels, and you can receive up to 40 percent off rates with daily breakfast included. A minimum two-night stay is required.
Best-Rate Guarantee at Novotel
If you find a better price on another website within 24 hours of making your reservation, Novotel will give you that rate minus an additional 10 percent.
Advance-Booking Discounts at Novotel
If you're willing to prepay for your stay, you can save at Novotel. Make reservations at least 21 days in advance to request discounted rates.
Free Breakfast, Late Checkout, & More for Families at Novotel
Lodging and breakfast are free for two children under 16 when they stay in their parents' room. Families are also offered late 5 p.m. check-out on Sundays and can book a second room at half price.
3 Nights for the Price of 2 at MGallery Hotels
MGallery Hotels packages include three nights for the price of two. All offers include free breakfast.
Room Upgrades, Late Checkout at Swissotel
Relax, not rush, with Swissotel's promo.
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