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Nature's bliss in Karuizawa

LOCATED just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo is the mountainside resort Hoshinoya Karuizawa. It is rich in greenery and life, and the Picchio Wildlife Research Center runs numerous nature walks and tours for you to spot some magnificent bird species. At the foot of the mountain is Tombu no yu, where you can relax in both an indoor and open-air bath while taking in the spectacular view. As night falls, you can hear the clatter of guests donning their yukata and geta clogs, making their way for a soak in the meditation bath. A limited offer is available for three-night stays from October to December. Info: hoshinoya.com/ karuizawa/en.

Flinders Ranges tour

FLINDERS Ranges Odysseys has launched a new three-day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour beginning April 3, 2020. This twice-weekly tour offers exclusive accommodation and incredible food and wine, all while discovering the spectacular and rugged scenery of Wilpena Pound and the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Departing from Adelaide, guests will explore the 540 million-year-old Flinders Ranges in air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, in small, intimate groups of up to eight and accompanied by a local tour guide.

Info: kangarooisland odysseys.com.au.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

IMAGINE a Coach Tour that combines the history and culture of Melbourne with the spectacular scenic beauty of the Dandenong Ranges and the Great Ocean Road. This is Coastal Variety Tours 13-day trip to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show which departs March 21, 2020, including home pick-ups from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast. This tour will take you via the Pacific Hwy to Coffs Harbour, Sydney, NSW south coast, Bega and Lakes Entrance, arriving at Melbourne for the Southern Hemisphere's largest and most-loved horticultural event - the international flower and...

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