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Border update 29/07/2020

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NSW:
From 23/09/2020: A border zone, clearly defined along the Murray River, will restrict entry to NSW for Victorians to extremely limited purposes.

Excluding Victoria, there are no restrictions in place for all other states on crossing the NSW border.

Conclusion: Travel to New South Wales is GOOD TO GO providing you are not from Victoria.

VIC:
From 02/08/2020: Victoria declared a state of disaster. Travel to all other states from VIC is restricted.

Conclusion: Travel to VIC is NO GO.

QLD:
From 08/08/2020: Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days, including Victoria, New South Wales and ACT must not enter Queensland.

C19 Hotspots (QLD)

25/09/2020: The QLD/NSW border zone will be extended to include all suburbs as far south as Ballina from 01/10/2020. Queensland residents will be able to travel anywhere in the New South Wales border zone for any purpose, New South Wales border zone residents will be able to travel anywhere in Queensland for any purpose provided you have not travelled south of the border zone in the last 14 days. A border pass will be required for entry to QLD.

Conclusion: Travel to Queensland is GOOD TO GO providing you are not from Victoria, New South Wales or ACT excluding border zone residents.

WA:
From 12/08/2020: You cannot enter WA unless you are an exempt traveller.

Conclusion: Travel to Western Australia is NO GO.

SA:
From 24/09/2020: South Australian residents will no longer be able to return to South Australia from Victoria. Only essential travellers will be able to enter South Australia from Victoria. If you are planning travel to SA, aim to complete the cross border travel registration form at least 14 days before you leave, regardless of where your travel begins. All travellers intending to enter SA should register. This includes people entering from unrestricted states (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, TAS and WA)

Conclusion: Travel to South Australia is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from Victoria.

TAS:
From 23/09/2020: All non-essential travellers arriving in Tasmania are required to enter quarantine for 14 days. In addition, non-Tasmanian residents (who aren’t classified as "Essential Travellers") who have spent any time in high-risk areas specified as an 'Affected Region' or 'Affected Premises' in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not permitted to travel to Tasmania and will be turned back at their own expense.

Conclusion: Travel to Tasmania is NO GO.

NT:
From 17/07/2020: Anyone arriving in the NT must complete a Border Entry Form. If you are intending to travel to the NT from an identified coronavirus hotspot you are strongly urged to reconsider your plans.

Conclusion: Travel to Northern Territory is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not travelling from a New South Wales or Victoria hotspot.

C19 Hotspots (NT)

NORFOLK ISLAND:
From 27/07/2020: People from Victoria will not be permitted to travel to Norfolk Island until further notice. Anybody who has spent time in NSW in the 14 days preceding travel to Norfolk Island is required to quarantine at their own cost for 14 days on arrival into the island. ACT: the quarantine restriction has been removed in relation to people coming from there, providing they have not overnighted in NSW or any Hotspots on the way to Norfolk Island. Persons travelling from any other Australian state or territory will be free to enter Norfolk Island without quarantine if they do not overnight in VIC, NSW, or any other COVID Hotspots during transit to Norfolk Island.

Conclusion: Travel to Norfolk Island is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from New South Wales or Victoria.

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NEW FOR NSW Hunter Valley short break

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3 Days Hunter Valley & Central Coast $1,429 $829pp

Taste the Hunter Valley on this 3-day short break to Sydney's most famed region. Celebrate the region’s award-winning wines, sample delicious food, wonder lush vineyards, and simply unwind in a place like no other. Save up to 42% off retail prices.

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UNFORGETTABLE North West WA Highlights

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7 Days West Coast Explorer $2,351 $1,599pp

Criss-crossing up 'n' back the Western Australian coast, get unplugged and away from the city for a journey full of highlights. Take in dramatic scenery from the desert to the sea, enjoy wind along hilltops overlooking turquoise surf, and marvel at the graceful sight of local marine life. Save up to 32% off retail.

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BEST SELLER Norfolk Island history and fun for all ages

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8 Days Norfolk Island Tropical Holiday $3,290 $1,999pp

Experience Norfolk Island and have lots of fun on this planned, yet flexible package. Enjoy the island's natural beauty, join in the fun of the included activities and dinners, and immerse yourself in the history of this remarkable island. The lovely ocean-view accommodation is an added bonus. Save over 33% off retail.

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BARGAIN Tasmania self-drive

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14 Days Tassie Highlights $3,250 $1,999pp

Great value and all top class. Fly in to Hobart and follow our itinerary from Hobart to Launceston and back with plenty of must-see locations in-between. Includes flights, boutique accommodation, 14 days car hire, day-tours and cruises and much more. Save over 32% off retail.

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Australian Escapes Guided Tours provide exceptional value.

Many of our tours include all transport, accommodation, most meals and activities. Australia and New Zealand tours are available at great member prices. They also suit independent travellers.

The main benefit and the real joy for you comes from the new friendships that you form. The trip itself is just the glue that keeps you together each day. That experience alone can be worth the price of the trip and will represent a large part of the fond memories you keep. Learn more about Australian Escapes guided tours and enquire today. Read more here...

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GEMS OF THE OUTBACK Central Queensland adventure

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6-7 Days Queensland Outback Explorer $2,923 $1,929pp

Escape the city and head to inland Central Queensland to a world where the cattle, sheep and kangaroos outnumber the humans! Many of the stories and legends of Australia’s pioneering days were born here. Early booking is required. (Bronze package $1,929, all-inclusive Silver Star package $2,699 after GCash credits.)

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TASTES OF QLD Sunny Coast Bargain

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3 Days Delights Of Coolum, Noosa & Mooloolaba $873 $489pp

This Sunshine Coast trip will leave you wanting more. Perfect for a group of friends to have an absolute ball! If you’re after sophisticated seaside relaxation, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. Come visit the gorgeous golden beaches of Noosa, Coolum & Mooloolaba.

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HEAD WEST Southern Queensland Adventure

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4 Days Great Dividing Range Explorer $906 $489pp

Experience something new and venture out into Queensland's Great Dividing Range. With gorgeous scenery brimming with rich history just waiting to be uncovered, this trip is perfect for those who want to get away! Visit the country towns of Toowoomba, Dalby, and Kingaroy. Early booking is required. Lots of great inclusions and exceptional value.

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ON THE GOLDIE Seaside Getaway

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3 Days Gold Coast & Tweed Heads $1,393 $799pp

Visit Queensland's east coast, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, ancient rainforests, quiet villages and buzzing beachside suburbs. Relax on the famous golden beaches of the Gold Coast before visiting the vibrant town of Tweed Heads and cruising its tranquil river. Lots of great inclusions to help you discover all this spectacular region has to offer. Enquire now.

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NORTHERN NSW North Coast Explorer

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4 Days Byron Bay, Mullumbimby & Coffs Harbour $1,550 $899pp

Buckle up and begin your journey along New South Wales' North Coast. You’ll be captivated by gorgeous beaches, breathtaking hinterland, spectacular coastal trails, amazing marine life and a buzzing food scene. From Byron Bay to Coolangatta and Coffs Habrour, the North Coast specialises in serving up something for everyone. Top value. Enquire today.

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New packages being loaded now for Australia as well as South Pacfic including Samoa, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Fiji. Tell us where you want to travel to and we'll customise a package for you. Inspire me

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Travel by train from East to West, visit the Rocky Mountains and cruise to Alaska. Save thousands off normal prices.

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Explore the East and West Coasts on one of our custom designed holidays especially made for you, top-class travel at a bargain price.

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Plan an unforgettable self-drive holiday though the north or south islands and get top value combined with our professional planning service.

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Through first-hand experience and past traveller feedback we've designed some of the best Hawaiian experiences at the lowest prices.

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Explore Spain and Morrocco on our comprehensive and great value travel package that can be tailored to suit.

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Explore the UK as a self-drive holiday or on a fully-guided tour at a bargain price. Save thousands off retail prices.

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Explore Vietnam and Cambodia with guided tours and itineraries suited to you. Get great discounts when you enquire today.

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Take advantage of member savings and enjoy this island paradise.

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Discover an island paradise that's close to home, not touristy and where you can get a great deal with our packages.

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Some of our European packages include Italy and offer the best destinations with top-class travel without breaking the bank.

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Our Greek Island Hopper package offers legendary value. Many members have included it and rave about the quality of resorts and value for money.

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Experience French culture through it's food, art, scenery and everyday life. See places and do things that will stay in your memory forever. We make that affordable for you.

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China. The name alone makes you want to start packing. It's going places, so jump aboard, go along for the ride.

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Bula! Put Fiji on your list of destinations and request a travel plan today. Save up to 40% of retail travel prices and get a great itinerary as well.

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Russia has opened its doors to travellers from across the globe. If you want the best value there are many options and we'll steer you in the right direction.

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See what Portugal has to offer when you embark on a holiday that's tailored to suit your interests. Combine Portugal with Spain to enjoy a truly unique and colourful travel experience.

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Make Thailand your next getaway destination with one of our tailored, value-packed itineraries. If you see a package advertised somewhere else, bring it to us and we'll show you exactly why it pays to be a member.

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You will not find better value here. We'll customise your Scandinavian adventure so you experience the trip of a lifetime at a bargain price using your membership travel credits.

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Adrift in the daydreamy South Pacific, it is deliciously remote and surprisingly diverse. You can de-stress or get into the action, with some super-fresh seafood awaiting at day's end.


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"Just to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had in Canada/Alaska thanks to Ben. He did a great job with our Travel Itinerary everything went to plan I would recommend Australian Escapes and this holiday to my friends and family we are definitely going to do this holiday again. I did give Ben a ring and thanked him and told him what a great job he did. We are looking forward to our next holiday with Australian Escapes." Rosanna M.

"I was one of the ladies who went with Cherrie to Norfolk. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought you did a marvellous job organising it all for us. The accommodation in both Sydney and Norfolk was outstanding - I had never been to either places before and could have stayed much longer in Sydney, as the view from our hotel windows was wonderful. Everyone on Norfolk was so friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble. Thank you so much for making our holiday so enjoyable." Jan W.

"Hi, have finally returned. Wonderful, wonderful trip. We think we loved Paris and its age/artworks but all was full of laughter fun and learning. Paris apartment was beautiful, & quiet when windows were closed, which wasn't bad anyway. The street is full of lots of restaurants and cafe's. (we also loved Shakespeare & co bookshop.) Fruit and chocolates in most rooms and champagne which I think we only drank in Brussels. we were ready for bed everywhere else though we almost had it for morning tea at Amsterdam on check in. Magnificent. Cheers." Val C.

"Have just returned from our wonderful trip to the UK. Just wanted to say a huge thanks for your organisation, we had the best holiday ever, an absolutely marvellous time, the tour was magnificent. We would recommend the Trafalgar Britain and Ireland Winter delights tour to anyone who wants to do adventurous travel, learning about other countries, and making friends. The coach was actually over half full of Aussies! Thanks so much for organising such a memorable holiday for us." Lee D.

"Deb and I are very grateful for the work you have put into our holiday. 10 days in and we are blown away by the quality and location of the motels and apartments. Many thanks." Jen W.

"My husband and I have recently returned from a holiday to Canada and Alaska booked through Australian Escapes. The itinerary was planned to take in all aspects of the holiday we required. The travel transfers worked seamlessly and the accommodation was at a standard that met our expectations of comfort and location. We absolutely loved the cruise and surprise upgrade to our stateroom. From our experience with this recent trip I would recommend Australian Escapes." Margaret & Bill T.

"We've arrived back safely after a thoroughly enjoyable trip where all the arrangements ran like clockwork, for which we want to thank you and your team, especially Sonya and Skye. We'd have no hesitation in recommending you and Volga Dream cruises to anyone who asks. Kind regards and thanks again." Irene and Blake S.

"I want to thank you for all the accommodation you arranged for us during our holiday in North Queensland in August. It was all excellent. The transfers went very smoothly too and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our holiday. Thank you for making everything so easy." Gloria K.

"My life has been like a whirlwind since I got back. I am now on holidays and catching up with people that I have not had time to contact since coming back. Thank you so much for organising my trip to The States and Canada for me. I had a great time and everything went really well. All flights went well. The hotel you booked me into in Champaign was a really old home with beautiful gardens, all done up and run by two gay guys. It was really quaint and I loved it. I had a great time, everything went without a hitch, I loved all the accommodation that you organized for me and I would like to wish you a happy Christmas and all the best." Marlene S.

"A message of thanks to you and your staff. The holiday went off without any problems and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and and had a wonderful time. Again many thanks." Dianne D.

"We are back and rested after a hectic few weeks (away), but everything worked out extremely well. Thanks so much for all your organisation – once you get used to the trains and buses, life becomes easy. Once again, thanks to you and the team for all the organisation from both Lorraine and I – we really enjoyed the holiday. All the best." Bob C.

"We just wanted to let you know that the arrangements you put in place for us in WA worked beautifully. You said the Margaret River accommodation was exceptional and it certainly was both in terms of location and facilites. Thanks again." Betty and Clancy S.

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