Rumba Beach Resort, Caloundra, Qld

Who doesn’t love a sun lounger? Now we can stop moaning about the cold, our ire turns to the rain. Time for us to fly north to Queensland, don’t you think? Or Cambodia or Uluru: it’s nice and warm there, too. A word for snow lovers: time to check out earlybird deals for the US, in this week’s Australian and international travel deals.

Go now: Queensland
Hit the beach with a four-night spring deal in Caloundra,
on the Sunshine Coast. Rumba Beach Resort will throw in fish & chips for a
beach picnic, a bottle of wine, bicycle hire and a dining discount card. From
$796 a couple until November 30. (07) 5492
Go sooner:
Save up to 15 percent on a luxury 19-day tour of Laos,
Vietnam and Cambodia, from Vientiane to Cambodia’s dramatic Angkor Wat. Book by
November 13 for travel until November 15. From $4450 a person, twin share. 1300 836 764,
Monks at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Go later: USA

Ski in California and Nevada for seven nights, pay
for only six. Heavenly resort at South Lake Tahoe costs from $905, including
3-star digs and a six-day ski pass. Book by November 1 for travel January 1-March
29, 2014. 1300 939 414,
Show the kids Australia’s heartland with a journey to
Uluru. The family package at Desert Gardens Hotel includes free indigenous
activities such as spear throwing and gentler art classes and bush tucker
yarns. Save 20 percent off and kids under 12 stay free when booked by November
30 for travel September 30, 2013-March 31, 2014. From $714, three nights for
two adults and two kids. 1300
134 044,
Source: Belinda Jackson, Sun-Herald newspaper