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Discover Oscar Contender Lion's Filming Locations With Travel Deals to Australia

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the new film Lion contends for Oscar glory, About Australia is making it easier than ever to visit some of its most beautiful filming locations. The San Antonio based travel company is offering 3 different vacation specials; two pre-planned discounted itineraries and for those who want a more catered experience, the opportunity to create a custom Australian vacation with 15% off Tasmania hotels, tours & transfers.

Seeing the country's rugged splendor highlighted in Lion is bound to inspire travelers to visit Australia's largest island. Even the cast and crew of Lion were taken in by Tasmania's charm.  Producer Angie Fielder told The Mercury, "Dev Patel [Slumdog Millionaire and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel] and Rooney Mara [The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo] are here for the first time and they're blown away."

"We've all been really enjoying the night life in the evenings – the restaurants, the delicious food, the fantastic wine. Everyone is ordering lots of oysters," Fielder said.

 For those who want to experience this pristine wonderland but are short on time, there is a quick Australian getaway package.  From $1,299 take a 7-night vacation to see Hobart, its surrounds & Sydney.  On a wilderness cruise, look out for dolphins, whales and seals as you cruise past staggering coastal landscapes and sandy beaches, much like the beach where the main characters play cricket in the film.  Take a tour to the top of Mt. Wellington, towering more than 4,000 feet above Hobart, where Patel and Mara acted out an emotional scene. Breathe the cleanest air in the world and enjoy the bountiful food and culture found in Hobart.

Tasmania is increasingly becoming a must-see destination in Australia, with more people including the island on their first-time visits to Australia. The Ultimate Tasmania, Sydney & Cairns Vacation, starting at $1,699 for 9 nights, combines the best of Tasmania with the best of Australia as a whole. A combination "Big Three" tour makes its way from Hobart to Launceston, with two nights in each city, stopping along the way at historical heritage sites and national parks such as Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay. Feed kangaroos, watch Tasmania Devils in a feeding frenzy, sample decadent chocolate, take photos with Pink Granite Mountains as a backdrop, look for wildlife in the wild, enjoy lunch by a quite stream and more!

Afterwards, jet off to Sydney for two nights and Cairns for three nights. With Sydney's eponymous Opera House and Harbour and Cairns as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, this vacation package includes some of Australia's most iconic and world renowned destinations.

Looking for something more "out of the box"?  Plan the perfect vacation with an Australian Destination Specialist.  When you include 4 nights in Tasmania, you will receive 15% off all Tasmania hotels, tours and transfers. You can start planning your vacation here.

For more information about Lion Filming locations, please visit AboutAustralia.com

About Australia is an Australian Owned & Operated Company in San Antonio, TX. They specialize in vacations to Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific and are proudly ARC Accredited. ARC Agencies are the most select group of dedicated professionals in the U.S. travel industry and are recognized as having met stringent financial, personnel, and security requirements. About Australia are partnered with Tourism Industry Leaders and can help you make the best selections for your vacation. Their Travel Experts have helped people travel for the best part of 20 years and look forward to helping you plan the trip of a life time!

For more information about these deals to Australia, please call toll-free (888) 359 – 2877.

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