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Take the time to see Australia with Virgin Australia & No Leave No Life

No Leave No Life airs Saturdays 4:30pm on 7TWO.

If you’ve seen more of your laptop than your loved ones then you need a break and there’s nothing like an Australian holiday for recharging your batteries. For some crazy reason Australians have over 129 million days of annual leave stockpiled - that’s over 350,000 years of holidays!

Join Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross on No Leave No Life as he surprises hardworking Australians and takes them on a holiday they’ll never forget.


Episode 7 – Yarra & King Valley


VIC Yarra and King Valley (Yarra Valley and King Valley)

Emma Shahin is a case worker for DOCs and works for Wesley Mission. Her work is very emotionally exhausting and she works 12 hour days. Her last holiday was her honeymoon in 2008 in Noosa. She was nominated by her husband, Andre who really wants her to take a break and for them to have a family.

Key Experiences

A food and wine extravaganza - Brown Brothers Big Occasion and chopper ride, ballooning over the Yarra, a tasting at Domaine Chandon, Pedal to Produce, Bocce at Dal Zottos and Pizzini’s cooking class.

View the highlights from their holiday to Yarra & King Valley.

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No Leave No Life - Yarra & King Valley - Terms and Conditions

*Departing Melbourne. All fares are subject to availability and may vary until ticketed. Fares are one way on the internet and are for economy travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Baggage limits and excess baggage charges apply. Fares are correct as at 15 June 2012 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.

^Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 15 June 2012. Package on sale until 30 June 2012 unless sold out prior, for travel until 30 September 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.

No Leave No Life - Episode 1 - Ningaloo Reef, WA

Episode 1 - Ningaloo Reef, WA

WA Ningaloo Reef (including Exmouth, Yardie Creek and Coral Bay)

Marielle Caroll, 29, is the much loved Director of Apple Tree Preschool. With four weeks of leave stockpiled, she loves her job so much she never takes a break because she doesn’t want to miss out on time with the kids.

Her husband Matt nominated her because he wants her to take the break she deserves and for them to spend some time together doing things other than chores and renovations. Rosso takes the Caroll’s to stunning Ningaloo Reef to experience the beauty of Australia’s underwater world.

Key Experiences

Snorkelling with manta rays at Coral Bay, scenic flight in a Cessna over Ningaloo Reef, boat cruise at Yardie Creek and whale watching.


View the highlights from their holiday to Ningaloo Reef

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Flights to Perth from $179*
Novotel Ningaloo Reef Resort Holidays include return airfares to Learmouth (Exmouth) and 4 nights accommodation. Ex Perth from $982pp^
Exmouth Cape Holiday Park Holidays include return airfares to Learmouth (Exmouth) and 4 nights accommodation. Ex Perth from $867pp^

 

No Leave No Life - Yarra & King Valley - Terms and Conditions

*Departing Melbourne. All fares are subject to availability and may vary until ticketed. Fares are one way on the internet and are for economy travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Baggage limits and excess baggage charges apply. Fares are correct as at 15 June 2012 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.

^Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 15 June 2012. Package on sale until 30 June 2012 unless sold out prior, for travel until 30 September 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.

 

No Leave No Life - Episode 2 - The Barossa, SA

Episode 2 – South Australia

SA The Barossa (including The Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula)

Kerry McHugh, a phlebotomist at Sydney Adventist Hospital was nominated by her partner, Alex Micati. Kelly works hard at 3 jobs to makes ends meet. Rosso takes Kerry and Alex on a trip to South Australia where their love for each other and the country is cemented. 

Key Experiences

Trike tour of the Barossa including a visit to Seppeltsfeld and Yalumba, biplane flight over Fleurieu Peninsula and a high speed circuit at Targa Adelaide.


View the highlights from their holiday to Ningaloo Reef

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Flights to Adelaidefrom $94**
Novotel Barossa ValleyHolidays include return airfares to Adelaide and 2 nights accommodation. Ex Melbourne from $441pp#
Barossa Shiraz Estate Holiday DealHolidays include return airfares to Adelaide, 2 nights accommodation & breakfast. Ex Melbourne from $522pp#

 

No Leave No Life - South Australia - Terms and Conditions

**Departing Melbourne. All fares are subject to availability and may vary until ticketed. Fares are one way on the internet and are for economy travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. For bookings made on or before 15 May 2012: Pre pay $12 online for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights for up to 23kg of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For bookings made on or after 16 May 2012: Pre pay $12 online for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights for up to 1 piece of checked baggage at 23kg per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Baggage limits and excess baggage charges may apply. Fares are correct as at 10 May 2012 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.

#Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 10 May 2012. Package on sale until 30 June 2012 unless sold out prior, for travel until 22 September 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. For bookings made on or before 15 May 2012: Pre-pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online for up to 23kg of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For bookings made on or after 16 May 2012: Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees may apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.

No Leave No Life - Episode 3 - NT The Top End

Episode 3 – NT The Top End

NT The Top End (including Darwin, Kakadu and Adelaide River)

Richard Porter, 58, of JanJuc hasn't had a holiday for 20 years except for a gruelling year battling non hodgkins lymphoma cancer (and the surgery and chemo that goes with it). He has over 23 weeks leave. His wife Diane would try to talk him into taking a holiday and he would say he’d had one...when he was sick!!?? Rosso surprises Richard and Diane with an amazing adventure to the Top End to Kakadu, Adelaide River and Darwin to fulfil Richard’s father’s unfulfilled dream of a holiday to the NT.

Key experiences

Outback adventure at Mount Bundy Station, Kakadu from the air, land and water including a cruise at Yellow Water and the beautiful rock art at Ubirr and a chopper ride over the wetlands.


View the highlights from their holiday to NT The Top End

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Flights to Darwinfrom $193^^
Travelodge Mirambeena Resort DarwinHolidays include return airfares to Darwin and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Melbourne from $506pp~
Vibe Hotel Darwin WaterfrontHolidays include return airfares to Darwin and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Melbourne from $570pp~

 

No Leave No Life - NT The Top End - Terms and Conditions

*Departing Melbourne. All fares are subject to availability and may vary until ticketed. Fares are one way on the internet and are for economy travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Pre pay $12 online for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights for up to 1 piece of checked baggage at 23kg per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Baggage limits and excess baggage charges apply. Fares are correct as at 17 May 2012 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.

^Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 17 May 2012. Package on sale until 30 June 2012 unless sold out prior, for travel 1 May – 31 July 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.

No Leave No Life - Episode 4 - North Queensland

Episode 4 - North Queensland

QLD Townsville and surrounds (including Townsville, Magnetic Island and Charters Towers)

Colin Belay is like any hard-working family man; he works long hours at Detroit Diesel Corporation as an auto electrician to look after his family and has six weeks leave up his sleeve. He and his wife Leanne have been together since they were teenagers and have Luke (7) and Lara (4) now too. The only thing missing from their family is a regular holiday. Will a trip to QLD show Colin what he’s missing out on?

Key experiences

Everything from Reef to Beef! Up close and personal with sharks at Reef HQ, jet skiing and sailing around Magnetic Island, chopper ride to Texas Longhorn station ‘Horseshoe B Longhorns’ at Charters Towers.


View the highlights from their holiday to North Queensland

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Flights to Townsvillefrom $129***
Base Magnetic IslandHolidays include return airfares to Townsville and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Brisbane from $431pp^^^
All Seasons Magnetic IslandHolidays include return airfares to Townsville, 3 nights accommodation & breakfast. Ex Melbourne from $476pp^^^

No Leave No Life - North Queensland - Terms and Conditions

***Departing Brisbane. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Pre-pay $12 online for up to 23kg of checked baggage per person per one way flight, $17 by phone on an existing booking, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Excess baggage charges apply. Fares are correct as at 13 December 2011 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.

^^^Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 13 December 2011. Package on sale until 31 January 2011 unless sold out prior, for travel until 2 January – 28 February 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room, additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. Pre-pay $12 online for up to 23kg of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver Members. Excess baggage above 23kg will attract a charge of $15 per kg (or part thereof). Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.

No Leave No Life - Episode 5 - Canberra

Episode 5 – Canberra

ACT Canberra

David Gustin, better known as Gus, is everyone’s favourite family man. He’s a manager at the Bank of Queensland and is loved by his friends and colleagues. He hasn’t taken a holiday in 7 years and has over 6 weeks of leave. Carmen his lovely wife nominated him because she wants him to see the value of spending some holiday time with Harry, 12 and Lucy, 4 whilst they’re still young enough to enjoy the family holiday. Rosso takes the Gustins to our nation’s capital where he has endless surprises up his sleeve.

Key experiences

A family day out at Questacon, a chopper ride over Lake Burley Griffin, a moving experience for the whole family at the War Memorial and close encounters at the National Zoo and Aquarium.


View the highlights from their holiday to Canberra

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Flights to Canberra from $110*^
Rydges Lakeside Canberra Holidays include return airfares to Canberra and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Sydney from $430pp##
Pavilion on Northbourne Holidays include return airfares to Canberra and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Sydney from $417pp##

 

No Leave No Life - Canberra - Terms and Conditions

*^Departing Sydney for travel until 30 June 2012. All fares are subject to availability and may vary until ticketed. Fares are one way on the internet and are for economy travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Baggage limits and excess baggage charges apply. Fares are correct as at 31 May 2012 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.

##Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 31 May 2012. Package on sale until 30 June 2012 unless sold out prior, for travel until 30 September 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.

No Leave No Life - Episode 6 - Outback NSW

Episode 6 – Outback NSW

NSW Outback NSW (including Lake Mungo National Park, Menindee and Broken Hill)

Ron Payne, 50, ran the family fruit shop for over 25 years and in that time, Ron only took one real holiday. A few years ago the family fruit shop went under but Ron was still working 80-100 hour weeks to make ends meet.  Even with these life challenges, Ron remained a community minded man and was heavily involved in the local footy club who spent weeks helping clear up Grantham after the QLD floods. Samantha, 22, his daughter nominated him because he really deserved a break and because she wanted to spend some quality time with him and show him that there’s more to life than just work. Rosso surprised them with an outback roadtrip that every family should take them time to go on.

Key experiences

Graham Clarke a traditional owner from Harry Nanya Tours shows them the significance of World Heritage listed Lake Mungo National Park, bird watching in Menindee and Kinchega National Park, River Lady Boat Cruise on the ancient Darling River, scenic flight over Broken Hill, a day out at Silverton Pub, a personal tour of the Pro Hart museum from Raylee Hart, a visit to the Living Sculptures Desert.


View the highlights from their holiday to Outback NSW

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Flights to Mildurafrom $104&
Comfort Inn Deakin PalmsHolidays include return airfares Mildura and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Melbourne from $416pp+
Mungo LodgeHolidays include return airfares to Mildura and 3 nights accommodation. Ex Melbourne from $659pp+

 

No Leave No Life - Outback NSW - Terms and Conditions

&Departing Melbourne for travel until 30 June 2012. All fares are subject to availability and may vary until ticketed. Fares are one way on the internet and are for economy travel. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares advertised on the internet cost $15 more when booked by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. The applicable change or cancel fee will be the fee published on our website on the date you request the change. Name changes and refunds are not permitted. A credit/debit card surcharge of $4.50 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. Fare price is based on a Saver Fare. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members are exempt from these charges. Baggage limits and excess baggage charges apply. Fares are correct as at 6 June 2012 and are subject to change. Visit www.virginaustralia.com for more information.
 
+Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 6 June 2012. Package on sale until 30 June 2012 unless sold out prior, for travel until 31 October 2012. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and cancellation or amendment fees apply. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 more per person by phone, capped at 4 people. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Prices based on lead-in room additional rooms available. Checked baggage charges apply. Pre Pay $12 for Tier 1 flights or $15 for Tier 2 flights online 1 piece of checked baggage per person per one way flight, or pay $40 at the airport for the same allowance. For information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 flights, please go to the ‘Checked Baggage’ section on our website which can be found at www. virginaustralia.com. Baggage fee not payable by Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.