SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today released special regional deals in some of Australia’s most beautiful weekender destinations.
South of Perth, on the southernmost tip of Western Australia, the Margaret River region yields some of the country’s best wines. Enjoying a warm Mediterranean climate, this fertile area boasts more than 138 wineries and sustains a growing wine tourism industry, welcoming upwards of 500,000 visitors every year.
More than just a destination for wine lovers, the Margaret River region presents plenty of opportunity for adventure. The coastline serves up several popular surf spots, plus whale watching, trekking, fishing, and lighthouse tours, while underground, an extensive karst cave system invites visitors of all ages to discover spectacular limestone formations and ancient animal fossils.
Wine tourism in South Australia is just as prolific. A scenic drive from the South Australian capital of Adelaide, the lush Barossa Valley region boasts its own award-winning grapes. “Gastro tourism” is central here, with premium wine, fresh regional produce, German-style charcuterie, and modern Australian cuisine the highlights of any Barossa excursion. Nature walks, gallery-hopping, self-drive tours, and shopping are also popular pastimes in this scenic pocket of Australia.
Also close to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island makes a worthwhile side trip for visitors to the Barossa region. True to the island’s name, kangaroos flourish in the area, as do koalas, possums, penguins, and a vast array of native birdlife. Kangaroo Island’s natural landscapes are as visually stunning as they are diverse, and visitors can enjoy wide range of experiences here, from wildlife treks to wine tasting to adventure caving.
Agoda.com has deals at a range of different properties around the Margaret River, the Barossa Valley, and Adelaide. From luxurious full-service ranch-style accommodation to self-contained family-friendly apartments, these deals are valid for travel until December 30, 2011, unless otherwise stated.
Agoda.com Margaret River deals
Quay West Resort Bunker Bay 5*
Rates from US$295 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Cape Lodge 5*
Rates from US$499 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Boranup Forest Retreat 4*
Rates from US$130 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights, mid-week. Save 35%. Valid until December 16, 2011.
Karma Chalets 4*
Rates from US$255 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Save 35%.
Lighthouse Beach Resort 3*
Rates from US$157 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Reflections Bed and Breakfast 4*
Rates from US$157 per night. Must book at least 21 days in advance. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 20%.
Crest Del Mar 4*
Rates from US$235 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Quality Suites Crest Mandurah 4.5*
Rates from US$233 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Ford House Retreat 4*
Rates from US$99 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Agoda.com deals for South Australia
Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel 4*
Rates from US$151 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 25%.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Currie 4*
Rates from US$129 per night. Must book at least 21 days in advance. Save 30%.
Stamford Grand Adelaide 5*
Rates from US$209 per night. Must book at least 21 days in advance. Save 30%.
Stamford Plaza Adelaide 5*
Rates from US$178 per night. Must book at least 21 days in advance. Save 30%.
Arkaba Station Hotel 4.5*
Rates from US$1654 per night. Pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights. Valid until October 31, 2011.