On the flight from Darwin to Melbourne, alcohol was not included leading me to rethink my Avios valuation (see Burn Those Avios!).
The US dollar is too strong to justify paying in points in Australia (see Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin). My bank account is too weak to pay $120 a night for Holiday Inns.
Don't you hate when a hotel is too many points to validate booking and not cheap enough to validate paying? The DoubleTree Darwin was 19k points a night or $88.