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Gift A Holiday in Your Stocking this Christmas

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AUSTRALIA: If you’re stuck on what to buy someone for Christmas – especially when that person already has everything – consider giving a Ho... Ho... Holiday. Everyone loves a holiday, and while we can have way too many perfumes, gadgets and decorative stuff, we can never have too many holidays. A holiday or special experience is the most memorable gift of all. 

eGifts by TFE Hotels are perfect for those who already have everything and span 80 hotels - including A by Adina, Adina Apartment Hotels, Vibe Hotels Quincy Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and Collection by TFE Hotels, like The Calile - in 23 locations around the globe. 

Purchase standard dollar value cards with a three-year validity; gift cocktails at Sydney’s hottest new bar, Dean & Nancy on 22; and some pool time on a mini staycation.  And, for a limited time only, you’ll save with bonus credits up to 29% of the purchase price of the standard dollar value cards*.  And, if you can't choose a holiday to gift, check out the ideas below for a little Christmas inspo.* 

Tinsel Tassie

Time slows on a Tasmanian holiday and the Vibe Hotel Hobart, in the heart of historical Hobart, is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the slower pace. Long lunches and dinners, distillery experiences and gourmet tours are the order of the day. 

Roll from one feast to another, enjoying a paddock to plate experience in the truest sense of the word. Check out the farm tours and events organised by ‘Gourmet Farmer’ Matthew Evans at his Fat Pig Farm, or unwind over a rustic Italian lunch at Stefano Lubiana Wines. Dine on 14 courses of local produce at Van Bone in the hills east of Hobart, or book a full-moon dinner or leisurely Sunday lunch at 10-seater city rooftop dining room, Seven and a Half.

Explore some of the more than 150 whiskies at The Still, operated by Lark Distilling Co., or make your own gin at a Gin-stitute gin-blending masterclass. Enjoy an Eat The Wild tour of Bruny Island or the Coal River Valley wine region, or forage for wild ingredients on a Sirocco South tour.

Glittering Gold Coast

Australia’s favourite playground is sassy and sophisticated now, with top-shelf experiences. Enjoy sky-high views from the Vibe Gold Coast before soaring to even greater heights with Hot Air Gold Coast. Its hinterland balloon ride finishes with breakfast at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Flying over the Gold Coast in a helicopter is a magical experience, and there are thrills and views aplenty with SkyPoint Climb when you look right over the edge of the Q1, one of the world’s tallest buildings. 

Get the adrenaline pumping with the TreeTop Challenge at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or get up close and personal with a red panda, a bird of prey or the world’s largest rodent. A private tour of the sanctuary’s Wildlife Hospital is very special.

Three Wise Reasons To Visit Wellington

There are many good reasons to visit Wellington but they can best be narrowed down to three: wine, Weta and wild. Travelodge Wellington is a great jumping-off point for the Wairarapa region, which is blessed with world-class wineries, delicious food, stunning landscapes and charming towns. Book for a music or wine festival, kick back at a vineyard lunch, or buy tickets to Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s premier wine and food festival.

Experience movie-making magic at Wētā Workshop, which has worked on some of the world’s most renowned films and TV shows. Learn tips and tricks of the trade in everything from sculpting to special effects make-up and prosthetics.

For a wild weekend, ride an e-bike to the top of Mount Victoria, sail on Wellington harbour with a Dalmatian dog named Shake, learn how to paddle a waka, and reward your kayaking efforts with a scoop of gelato from Gelissimo. Its most popular flavour, Yum Yum, is made with local Fix & Fogg peanut butter and could be the biggest Christmas treat of all. 

eGifts... the gift you give the person who has everything!

*eGifts cover accommodation and F&B experiences at TFE Hotels. Other operators listed here are not included.

** Peace of mind when you stay with us: Introducing Clean Touch. Note some activities listed may be subject to Covid restrictions.** 

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