Good to go - Australia, Dartmoor, St Lucia

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Down Under for less

A return fare to Australia for £549 this week makes a 10,000-mile trip Down Under ever more accessible. If you're planning a trip to Oz anytime between 1 May and 30 June, the deal could save you at least £200 on your average fare. Fly with China Southern Airlines from any of 14 airports in the UK – including Heathrow – and land at either Sydney or Melbourne (pictured). Book by 30 April.

All in for St Lucia

Thomson Tailormade is offering a week's all-inclusive stay at Smugglers Cove in St Lucia for £790 per person. The resort is ideal for families – with seven pools and four restaurants. There's also nightly entertainment and two bars to enjoy. This price includes transfers and return flights from Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic departing 11 September. Be quick though – the deal ends tomorrow.

More in Dartmoor

In need of a short break? Several holiday properties near Dartmoor are available for reduced rates during May and early June, courtesy of Coast & Country Cottages. Stay for three nights at No 1 Ocean's Edge cottage in early May – with views of Thurlestone Sands and Dart Marina – and you'll pay £368, based on six sharing, which works out at just over £20 per person per night. Guests also get access to the nearby health club.