Mutawintji National Park … offers an authentic Outback experience. Out of the Ordinary Outback is offering a 10 per cent discount on its one-day expeditions these April school holidays to Mutawintji National Park, an ideal spot to explore the red landscapes and rich Aboriginal heritage of far-western NSW. The deal is available for bookings made by February 28. The tours come in two formats: a full-day coach tour, including morning tea and lunch, priced from $198 per adult, and a tag-along tour for 4WDs priced from $108 per adult. Launched last October by passionate bush lover and tourism businessman, Scott Smith, Out of the Ordinary Outback includes Tri State Safaris, Warrawong on the Darling, the iconic White Cliffs Underground Motel and also Cobar’s Copper City Motel and the Ivanhoe Hotel. Lizard Island’s exclusive Pavilion … complete privacy with a spectacular 270-degree panorama. Save up to $2254 when you book a twin-share room at Queensland’s luxurious Lizard Island for a four-night stay in the resort’s exclusive Pavilion. Positioned high above the Coral Sea and set on the point of Sunset Bay, the Pavilion is the definition of serene luxury, combining complete privacy with a spectacular 270-degree panorama of Anchor Bay, Osprey Island and Sunset Beach. Pay from $5644 per night for the “Pavilion Perfection” package, including accommodation, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages plus a fine selection of wine, beer, spirits and sparkling wine, mini-bar with champagne and canapés daily, use of non-motorised water sports and motorised dinghies, an exclusive in-room dinner, full-day access to Fascination Charter for fishing and diving, a personalised two-hour in-room spa treatment per adult, private research-station tour per adult, private guided hike to Lizard Island’s highest peak per adult. Mantra the Observatory … from $162 per night at Port Macquarie. Mantra the Observatory at Port Macquarie — one of Australia’s few certified 100 per cent carbon-neutral hotels — is the latest addition to Mantra Group’s accommodation portfolio. Overlooking Port Macquarie’s main Town Beach and 400 metres from the town centre, the property boasts 85 hotel rooms, and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, many with ocean views and large private balconies, plus gourmet kitchens and coffee-pod machines. Onsite leisure facilities include an indoor heated lap pool, sauna and heated spa, and barbecue entertainment area. There is also an Endota day spa, free in-room wifi and secure undercover car parking. Opening specials start from $162 per night for two people staying in a hotel room on a minimum two-night stay. The deal is valid for sale and travel until&nbsp;August 31. Foodie action on Noosa Main Beach. Noosa Food &amp; Wine Festival 2017 will run from May&nbsp;18-21, featuring 70 events and 45 visiting chefs from some of Australia’s best restaurants. The program will take place in two across two festival villages — Noosa Main Beach and The Woods. Leading restaurants will also enjoy local collaborations as they play host to a number of visiting chefs. QT Gold Coast … five-star Easter special. Pay from $449 per person twin-share and receive three nights for the price of two this Easter at the five-star QT Gold Coast in a king ocean view room The price includes free wifi and return airport transfers by private vehicle. It is valid for sale until February 27 and for travel from April 13-18. Or celebrate in the city from just $909 per person twin-share including three nights in a Deluxe City Room at the five-star Langham Sydney, including return airport transfers. John Rozentals is a freelance writer whose passions are&nbsp;travel, food and wine. He lives at Molong in the Central West of NSW, from where he hosts Oz Baby Boomers, a lifestyle-resource for mature Australians, and Molong Online.