Mother’s Day with A&K


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There are two months to go until Aussie mothers are honoured nationwide in the celebration of Mother’s Day, so now is the perfect time to plan a special treat. While handmade cards, gifts and breakfast in bed are always appreciated, every mother will tell you that a well-earned getaway will definitely impress.

Here are five ideas for truly spoiling mums from the luxury travel specialists at Abercrombie & Kent.

Whale sharks in Western Australia

For sun, sand and snorkelling, Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia is a standout. If guests plan to be celebrating the big day there, there are excellent opportunities for swimming with the majestic whale sharks which frequent these waters between April and July. Three nights at idyllic Sal Salis wilderness camp is sandwiched between a night in Perth at beginning and end. In addition to marine activities at Ningaloo there are bush walks, extraordinary sunsets and gourmet tucker.

Six days from A$4540 per person.

Golfing in Tassie

Golfing mums will be thrilled with this new offering from A&K. Easy to slot into a busy schedule, this three-day getaway includes two days playing the iconic links courses of Barnbougle and a round at Australia’s newest course, Cape Wickham Links, on King Island. At Barnbougle, accommodation is at the stylish Lost Farm Lodge and access is via charter flight from Melbourne.

Three days from A$7650 per person.

Biking in the Barossa

What about a four-day indulgence of great South Australian food and wine without the guilt factor. How? Get yourself from A to B by pedal power. Guests cycle through the vineyards, enjoying the scenery, meeting local producers and of course sampling the world-famous produce. Accommodation is at The Louise, an idyllic gourmet retreat in the great Barossa Valley.

Four days from A$1985 per person.

Land of the Long White Cloud

Dust off the passport and head to New Zealand for a longer escape. A&K’s seven-day luxury alpine adventure includes the delights of Queenstown and a Milford Sound cruise where dolphins, penguins and seals cavort in a landscape that defies belief. There’s a day enjoying the wineries of the Central Otago region plus a spectacular stay at Minaret Station in a remote part of the Southern Alps, accessible only by helicopter.

Seven days from NZ$9785 per person.

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