For nature-loving mums
Spot platypus in the wild on an exhilarating canoe trip and then
rest up in the beautiful Otway Ranges with Forrest Ti Tree
Cottages' three-night package. Enjoy Otway Eco Tours' Paddle with
the Platypus tour for two people plus three nights accommodation in
a self-contained cottage for only $490 per couple (normally $640).
Call OzBook on 5243 3579; www.ozbook.com.au
For history buff mums
Mum can stay, play and eat for free at Cape Otway Lightstation
this Mothers Day weekend. Mums get free entry to the historic site,
free accommodation (rates are usually per person) and a free meal
in the Old Lightkeepers Café, when visiting with another paying
customer. All entry tickets include the chance to climb to the top
of the lighthouse, explore the fascinating Aboriginal interpretive
area and see the regular on-site historical re-enactments.
Tel: 5237 9240; www.lightstation.com.
For luxury-loving mums
Book one night and get another night free at luxurious Captains
at the Bay in Apollo Bay. Just a short stroll to the foreshore,
Captains offers two nights' accommodation in The Bridge or Cottage
rooms, full breakfast each morning, and a bottle of bubbles on
arrival. Book by Mother's Day and you have until September 30 to
use it. Package is $275 per couple. Tel 5237 6771; www.captains.net.au
For one-with-the-lot mums
Big4 Beacon Resort's 'Escape to Classic Queenscliff' package
includes overnight accommodation for two in a Bellarine King Room,
a $20 voucher towards provisions or meals from local provedore
Piknik, unlimited bike hire, unlimited DVD hire, a bottle of local
Jack Rabbit Vineyard sparkling wine and 6pm checkout. Package costs
$195 (valued at $415). Tel 5258 1133; www.beaconresort.com.au.