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Launceston's Pod Inn: Short-term accommodation in inner-city Wellington Street. Image: Pod Inn.
Launceston's Pod Inn: Short-term accommodation in inner-city Wellington Street. Image: Pod Inn.

Bedding down in Launceston

Capsule-style accommodation in Tasmania has landed, with Pod Inn in Launceston offering short-term accommodation in inner-city Wellington Street.

Capsule beds are equipped with a pillow, quilt, mattress and linens. Pods are fitted with swipe-card sliding doors, dimmable ambient lighting, backlit mirrors, a safe to lock up your valuables and air-conditioning. A locker is also provided to all guests.

A single capsule is priced from $39 while a four-bed capsule is $129 a night. Phone 0475 555 549.

Cute: A baby seal on Kangaroo Island.

Cute: A baby seal on Kangaroo Island.

Free ferry transfers to Kangaroo Island

Save up to $196 on a Kangaroo Island holiday, with SeaLink offering free return passenger ferry transfers for two people who book their car and caravan or camper trailer on a Kangaroo Island SeaLink ferry. Outlooks vary from spectacular coastal scenery, to stunning landscapes, pristine beaches and fascinating wildlife.

Couples and retirees can explore a variety of cliff-top wineries and take in the picturesque views, sample gin at Kangaroo Island Spirits, experience amazing wildlife encounters with sea lions at Seal Bay and see kangaroos, koalas and other native animals at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

Families can go sandboarding at Little Sahara Sand Dunes, experience the fantastic birds-of-prey shows at Raptor Domains, swim with the dolphins, try a delicious serve of honey ice cream from Clifford's Honey Farm or Island Beehive and even discover a hidden, sandy beach via a secret path at Stokes Bay.

Kangaroo Island has four privately owned, powered caravan parks. SeaLink's caravan and camper trailer deal is on sale until September 14 and valid for travel until September 15.

Glamping in Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon Resort, in the heart of Australia's Red Centre, has launched new glamping tents, offering guests luxurious hotel comforts combined with a first-hand encounter of the Outback.

The six new homestead-style glamping tents are gathered in a central 'wiltja' (meaning 'shelter' in Indigenous Anangu) area in the resort, and are designed to blend with the Northern Territory landscape.

Three tents are designed for couples, while three family tents feature a king bed plus two king single beds. Rates in the new glamping tents start at $390 per night and include breakfast.

Children 12 years and under stay free.

A tropical-island wedding: Captain Cook Cruises Fiji can make it happen.

A tropical-island wedding: Captain Cook Cruises Fiji can make it happen.

Choose a tropical wedding location

Whether it be a wedding at sea, in a remote Fijian Village or on a magical private island, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji can make it happen with the release of its Reef Endeavour and Tivua Island wedding packages.

Cruise, for instance, the beautiful islands of Fiji on Captain Cook Cruises and be married with sun setting in the background on board small ship MV Reef Endeavour, or on any deserted white sandy beach or in any authentic Fijian village or magnificent location visited throughout the cruise.

The package includes a dedicated wedding planner to nalise the wedding license and ensure the wedding is perfect, a marriage ceremony performed by a celebrant during a three-, four-, seven- or 11-night cruise, a Fijian singer and guitarist is included, etc.

The package is priced from is priced at $999 per couple and a Reef Endeavour cruise from $1276 per person.

Iceland: breathtaking natural wonders.

Iceland: breathtaking natural wonders.

Geysers, waterfalls and fjords

Marvel at the starkly beautiful Icelandic coastline, the swirly, smokey Northern Lights and the beauty of the Eastern Fjords. Exodus Travels' 10-day 'Iceland Explorer' departs August 25 and is pieced from $5549 per person twin-share, a saving of $596.

Starting and ending in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, guests will experience 10 days of breathtaking natural wonders. Highlights include an excursion to Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajkull, viewing world-famous geysers and a 30-metre eruption of water and steam, and exploring dramatic waterfalls located in a 70-metre-deep canyon of the White River.

Phone 1300 131 564 or visit

New villas: White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa.

New villas: White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa.

New villas next to Vanuatu's reef

White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa on Vanuatu's Tanna Island has added three new family villas, with the two-bedroom plantation-style units including a kitchenette, dining area, lounge and large veranda.

Designed for a family of up to four, the new villas feature furniture crafted from local hardwood, designer soft furnishings, ceiling fans, ceramic tile floors, laundry facilities, and wi-fi.

Local dive spots are renowned for their coral and lava formations, abundant marine life (including turtles, whales and dugong) and claim exceptional water quality. White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa has direct access to reef edge and inner-reef pool snorkelling.

Accommodation (including tropical breakfast) in the new family villas starts from about $400 per night.