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                                           Sydney and surrounds

Valid from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013
                                                                sydney to Hobart yacht race   Photo: Hamilton Lund; destination nsW

                                                                                                  What’s On
    Sydney is a cosmopolitan world city brimming with
    attractions and events all year round. Explore its rich
    mix of colonial and indigenous history, incredible
    variety of cuisine, superb shopping, multicultural                                               NRL and AFL seasons March – October 2012
    festivals, internationally famous beaches, museums,                                              April
                                                                                                     1 - 28               Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
    fascinating exhibitions and world-class theatre                                                  1 - 30               Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes – Art Gallery of NSW
    productions. There are plenty of famous attractions                                              5 - 18
                                                                                                     24 - 30
                                                                                                                          Sydney Royal Easter Show
                                                                                                                          Sydney Comedy Festival
    and events to intrigue people from all walks of life.                                            May
                                                                                                     1 - 12               Sydney Comedy Festival
                                                                                                     1 - 31               Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes – Art Gallery of NSW
                                                                                                     3-6                  Mind Body Spirit Festival
                                                                                                     20 - 31              An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical
                                                                                                     25 - 31              Vivid Sydney
                                                                                                     1-3                  Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes – Art Gallery of NSW
                                                                                                     1 - 11               Vivid Sydney
                                                                                                     1 - 30               An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical
                                                                                                     6 - 17               Sydney Film Festival
                                                                                                     13                   Rugby League State of Origin Game 2
                                                                                                     22 - 24              Good Food & Wine Show
                                                                                                     23                   Qantas Wallabies v Wales
                                                                                                     TBC                  Sydney Winter Festival
                                                                                                     2-6                  Sydney International Boat Show
                                                                                                     12                   Sun Herald City to Surf
                                                                                                     TBC                  Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival
    Royal Easter Show   Photo: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW                                                             NRL finals
                                                                                                     16                   Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
                                                                                                     30                   Rugby League Grand Final
                                                                                                     1 - 31               Crave Sydney International Food Festival
                                                                                                     18 - 31              Sculptures by the Sea – Bondi Beach
                                                                                                                          The Rocks Markets by Moonlight
                                                                                                     TBC                  Cockatoo Island Film Festival
                                                                                                     1-4                  Sculptures by the Sea – Bondi Beach
                                                                                                     30                   Sydney Telstra 500 (V8 Supercars)
                                                                                                     1 -2                 Sydney Telstra 500 (V8 Supercars)
                                                                                                     TBC                  Australian Open Golf Championship
                                                                                                     26                   Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
                                                                                                     31                   New Year’s Eve celebration
                                                                                                     TBC                  Cricket Test
                                                                                                     TBC                  Chinese New Year
                                                                                                     TBC                  Sydney Festival
    Vivid Sydney Festival   Photo: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW                                    TBC                  Apia International Tennis
                                                                                                     26                   Australia Day celebrations
    Cover Photos:                                                                                    February
    Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Sydney Photo: David Druce; Destination NSW                       TBC                  Tropfest
    Luna Park, North Sydney Photo: Sally Mayman; Destination NSW                                     March
    Dining, Cockle Bay Photo: Tony Yeates; Destination NSW                                           TBC                  Mardi Gras
    Sydney Arcade Photo: Tony Yeates; Destination NSW                                               TBC = to be confirmed

         doyles on the Beach, Watsons Bay   Photo: andrew Gregory; destination nsW             Government House, sydney            Photo: Jeffrey drewitz; destination nsW

Getting Around
                                                                      Experience Sydney’s famous attractions, bays and surf beaches on City Sightseeing’s
                                                                      open top double decker bus tours. Their two tours for one ticket allows you to hop-on
                                                                      and hop-off at 34 different locations as many times as you like in either 24 or 48 hours.

 Stunning Sydney Tour                                                                   Scenic Bondi and Bays Tour
Visit 25 of Sydney’s most famous areas and landmarks. Stops include                    Visit nine of Sydney’s most picturesque harbour and beach locations.
Sydney Opera House to enjoy views of the harbour; Australian                           Visit the world-famous Bondi Beach for a swim or to dine at one of its
Museum; Darling Harbour; Sydney Aquarium which displays the                            many cafés and restaurants, take a coastal walk south to Tamarama
largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life; the Chinese Gardens                 or north to Watsons Bay and then travel the harbour shoreline back
where you can immerse yourself in the stunning landscape featuring                     through the affluent eastern suburbs of Rose Bay and Double Bay.
waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants and hidden stone pathways; the
Botanic Gardens a place of natural beauty and the Sydney Fish                          Child policy: under 5 years – free of charge. 5-16 years – as quoted.
Markets to try some of Sydney’s best seafood.                                          senior: aged 60 and above.
                                                                                       student: identification required.
                                                                                       Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children from the same family.
 Price                  Adult      Child        Senior       Student        Family     Validity: 3 months from the chosen date.
 Combined Sydney and Bondi tours                                                       Exclusion dates: nil.
 24 hour ticket         $40        $25            $30           $35          $110
 48 hour ticket         $60        $40            $45           $50          $170

                                                                                       Bondi Beach   Photo: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Sydney Explorer                                                                        Bondi Explorer

    Sydney Attractions                                                                                                             SAVE
    Book your ticket through CountryLink to any of Sydney’s world-class attractions listed
    below and not only do you avoid the queues, you save 10% off the entry fee quoted below.
                                                                             Skywalk at the Sydney Tower Eye
     Breakfast with Koalas
                                                                             Open: daily 10.00am - 7.00pm
     What better way to start your day than enjoying                               from the roof of Sydney Tower.
     breakfast in the company of cute cuddly Koalas.
                                                                             Departs: hourly. Returns: 60 minutes later.
     See the animals at their most active time.
     Includes:                                                               Double the height of the Sydney Harbour
     • Entry to WILD LIFE Sydney                                             Bridge! Skywalk at the Sydney Tower Eye is
     • A guided highlights tour of WILD LIFE Sydney                          a breathtaking outdoor experience – 268
     • A hot buffet breakfast on the Koala Rooftop                           metres above the streets of Sydney. Step out
     • A 6x9 photograph to take home as a                                    onto the clouds as you venture across the
       memento of your cuddly Koala experience                               glass-floor viewing platform for unique 360
     Open: ???????.                                                          degree views over glittering Sydney.
      Adult       $55     Child (4 - 15 years)      $45       Family   n/a   • 45 minutes guided walk around the outside
                                                                               of Sydney Tower Eye
    WILD LIFE Sydney                                                         • Entry to Sydney Tower Eye and
    Open: daily 9.00am - 5.00pm.                                               4D experience
    Journey around Australia on an all-Aussie                                • Safety briefing and all safety equipment
    animal adventure at WILD LIFE Sydney. Get up
                                                                               Adult      $65      Child (4 - 15 years)     $45   Family      n/a
    close to koalas, walk amongst red kangaroos
    and eye-to-eye with Rex, one of the world’s
    biggest crocodiles. With a host of other unique                          Sydney Tower Eye
    and legendary animals, WILD LIFE Sydney is the                           Open: daily 9.00am - 10.30pm.
    Australian animal adventure!
    Includes:                                                                At 250m tall, the Sydney Tower Eye offers
    • Entry to WILD LIFE Sydney                                              stunning, uninterrupted, panoramic
    • Daily shows and feeding sessions                                       360-degree views of Sydney and its famous
    • Interactive displays and walk through                                  landmarks including the Harbour Bridge,
      habitats                                                               the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and
                                                                             Botany Bay. On a clear day you can see up to
      Adult       $35     Child (4 - 15 years)          $18   Family   $85   40km to the Blue Mountains.
                                                                             • Entry to Sydney Tower Eye
    Sydney Aquarium
                                                                             • 3D virtual tour
    Open: daily 9.00am - 8.00pm.
    Walk underwater and discover the world’s                                   Adult      $25      Child (4 - 15 years)     $15   Family      $65
    largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life
    at Sydney Aquarium. Come face to face with                               Madame Tussauds
    sharks in the Great Barrier Reef habitat; be
                                                                             Open: daily 9.00am - 8.00pm.
    delighted by little penguins; marvel at giant
    rays; find Nemo in his coral home and look                               Experience the glittering world of fame at
    out for the secretive platypus!                                          Madame Tussauds. Start your journey on the
    Includes:                                                                red carpet and strike a pose before you arrive
    • Entry to Sydney Aquarium                                               at the biggest celebrity party ever staged. So,
    • Over 12,000 aquatic animals                                            who do you want to meet?
    • Extensive range of sharks and rays in the                              Includes:
      open Oceanarium                                                        • Entry to Madame Tussauds
                                                                             • 10 exciting interactive zones
      Adult       $35     Child (4 - 15 years)      $18       Family   $85

                                                                               Adult      $35      Child (4 - 15 years)     $18   Family      $85
    Oceanworld Manly
    Open: daily 10.00am - 5.30pm.
                                                                              Sydney Attractions Combination Tickets:
    Dive into Oceanworld Manly with huge sharks,
                                                                              Visiting more than one attraction? Save money and purchase one of the
    giant turtles, rays, tropical fish and more.
                                                                              combination tickets which includes entry to Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE
    Just 200m from Manly Wharf, Oceanworld                                    Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye, Oceanworld Manly and Madame Tussauds.
    offers fun for kids of all ages. Walk underwater
    through the oceanarium tunnel, experience                                  Combination Ticket        Adult     Child (4 - 15 years)    Family
    daily interactive shows and guided tours.
    Includes:                                                                  Any 2 attractions           $55              $30             $170
    • Entry to Oceanworld Manly                                                Any 3 attractions           $65              $40             $195
    • Interactive shows
                                                                               Any 4 attractions           $75              $50            $230
    • Guided tours
                                                                               All 5 attractions           $80              $60            $240
      Adult       $20     Child (4 - 15 years)      $12       Family   n/a

                                                 Cruising sydney Harbour Photo: Captain Cook Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises
Let Captain Cook Cruises show you one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating
harbours. All sightseeing cruises include an informative commentary about this great harbour city.
Book your Captain Cook Cruise through CountryLink and save 10% off the cruise prices quoted below.
 Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise                                                Captain’s Club Dinner
Discover Sydney Harbour’s most famous sightseeing tour,                     Sydney’s most elegant way to dine. Enjoy a 3-course a-la-carte
including morning or afternoon tea.                                         menu on Sydney’s most popular dinner cruise with live music,
Departs: daily 10.00am and 2.15pm.                                          dancing and spectacular harbour views.
Returns: 12.00pm and 4.15pm.                                                Departs: daily 7.00pm (Jetty No. 6 Circular Quay).
                                                                            Returns: 9.30pm.
                                                                                      10.30pm Saturday during high season.
 Harbour Highlights
                                                                            Tour also picks up from No. 1 King Street Wharf, Darling
Short on time or on a budget? You can still cruise Sydney                   Harbour at 7.30pm.
Harbour in style, seeing and hearing about its major attractions.
Departs: daily 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.                                  Zoo Express
Returns: up to 1 hour 15 minutes later.                                     The Zoo Express is the easy way to visit
All departures are subject to minimum numbers.                              Sydney’s renowned Taronga Zoo with
                                                                            regular departures throughout the day.
 Cocktail Cruise                                                            Captain Cook operates the Zoo Express
A great start to the evening or the perfect end to a hectic day!            service daily between Circular Quay,
                                                                            Darling Harbour and Taronga Zoo.
As the sun sets on the city skyline enjoy a cocktail and a few
canapés.                                                                    Includes: return cruise to Taronga Zoo
                                                                                       from Darling Harbour or Circular
Departs: daily 5.00pm.
                                                                                       Quay (with commentary), plus
Returns: 6.30pm.                                                                       entry to Taronga Zoo and the
                                                                                       Sky Safari cable car.
 Seafood Buffet Lunch
                                                                            Departs: daily every 30 minutes from 9.30am until 2.45pm.
Enjoy a sumptuous seafood buffet lunch whilst enjoying the
sights of Sydney Harbour with full commentary.                                                                                         Concession      Child
                                                                             Price                                       Adult
Departs: daily 12.00pm (No. 1 King Street Wharf).                                                                                       Student   (5 - 14 years)
Returns: 1.45pm.                                                             Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise      $49                         $39          $28
Tour also picks up from Jetty No. 6 Circular Quay at 12.30pm.                Harbour Highlights (ws)           $32                         $27          $16
                                                                             Cocktail Cruise                   $39                         $39          $22
                                                                             Seafood Buffet Lunch*(ws)         $79                         $69          $49
 Sunset Dinner
                                                                             Sunset Dinner*(ws)                $89                         $79          $59
Enjoy a 2-course a-la-carte dinner with                                      Captain’s Club Dinner*(ws)       $149                        $129          $99
seasonal flavours while seeing the harbour                                   Zoo Express                       $55                         $55         $28**
at its prettiest. Includes sparkling and still                               Winter Special:
wines, beer and soft drinks.                                                 1 April - 31 October 2012 discount available on tours noted (ws).
Departs: daily 5.00pm.
                                                                            * Window seat surcharge for dining cruises, price available on application.
Returns: 6.30pm.                                                            ** Zoo Express child policy: 4-15 years.
                                                                            Exclusion dates: 25-26/12/12, 31/12/12, 26/1/13, 14/2/13.

                     three sisters, Blue Mountains               Photo: robbi newman; destination nsW                       dolphin watching

                                                                                                              BOOK TWO
                                                                                                           FULL DAY TOURS
                                                                                                        AND RECEIVE A HALF DAY
                                                                                                              TOUR FREE
    Gray Line
                                                                                                            (either 202 or 231)                      SAVE
    A wonderful way to see Sydney and the surrounding areas, with experienced local guides
    and the comfort of Gray Line’s air-conditioned coaches. Choose from a wide range of tours.
    Book your Gray Line day tour with CountryLink and save 10% off the tour prices quoted below.
    Blue Mountains (284)
    Departs: daily 8.15am.                                                       Returns: 5.45pm.                           Adult          Concession             Child
    Delight in the crisp, clean mountain air as you gaze into distant blue horizons. Awesome
                                                                                                                            $140                $135               $70
    canyons, waterfalls, sleepy hamlets and the smell of the Australian bush will make this a day
    to remember. • 3 Sisters • Leura • Katoomba • Australian Wildlife Park.

    The City Tour – Morning Tour (231)
    Departs: daily 8.15am.                                                            Returns: 11.45am.
                                                                                                                            Adult          Concession             Child
    Discover this vibrant city and spectacular harbour with its colonial history, stunning architecture
    and beautiful waterways. • The Rocks • Opera House • Darling Harbour • Cathedrals                                        $67                 $65             $33.50
    • Bondi Beach • Kings Cross • Exclusive Double Bay and Vaucluse • Harbour vantage spots.

    Sydney Highlights – Afternoon Tour (202)
    Departs: daily 2.10pm.                                                    Returns: 5.30pm.
                                                                                                                            Adult          Concession             Child
    Tour the highlights of Sydney, then cross the Harbour Bridge to Manly and the beautiful
    northern beaches. • Seaforth Lookout • Harbour vantage spots • Manly • Opera House                                       $67                 $65             $33.50
    • Northern Beaches • Harbour Bridge.

    Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher (286)
    Departs: Wednesday and Saturday 8.00am (1/4/12-30/9/12).                    Returns: 7.30pm.                            Adult          Concession             Child
              Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 8.00am (1/10/12-31/3/13). Returns: 7.30pm.
                                                                                                                             $177               $172              $88.50
    Discover the beautiful coastline, holiday villages and white sandy beaches of magnificent
    Port Stephens. Visit a wildlife park and meet famous Australians - crocodiles, kangaroos and                          Tour with buffet lunch (286L)
    koalas. Observe dolphins frolicking in the Pacific Ocean around your cruise boat. All a short
    journey north of Sydney.                                                                                                Adult          Concession             Child
    • Dolphin watch cruise • Wildlife park • Stockton sand dunes 4WD.                                                        $197               $192              $98.50

    Capital Hill, Canberra   Photo: Australian Capital Tourism                                                  Hunter Valley   Photo: Sally Mayman; Destination NSW

                        illawarra tree-top Fly Walk      Photo: tourism southern Highlands                            the rocks Market     Photo: sally Mayman; destination nsW

 Gray Line ~ continued
 Hunter Valley Wineries (299)
 Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 8.00am.                      Returns: 6.15pm.                                          Adult        Concession             Child
 The world acclaimed Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Just two hours                                          $177             $172             $88.50
 from Sydney, this spectacular region will delight both the palate and the eye.
 • Wine tasting and winery tour • Lunch • Traditional Aussie towns.

 Canberra Day Tour (275)
 Departs: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.00am.                                 Returns: 8.45pm.
 Discover our nation’s capital. Visit the Australian War Memorial, travel past the Prime                                               Adult        Concession             Child
 Minister’s lodge and diplomatic embassies and enjoy an exclusive guided tour of new                                                    $159             $154             $79.50
 Parliament House and the Australian Museum.
 • Parliament House • Australian War Memorial • National Museum or National Gallery
Price includes: air-conditioned, fully escorted touring, entry fees, CBD hotel pick-up (on request) and meals as indicated.
Child policy: under 4 years – free of charge. 4-14 years – as quoted above. Exclusion dates: Christmas Day except for tour 284. Tour 299 does not opeate 6/4/12, 29/3/13.
Note: ask your consultant for other available tours.

 3801 Limited
 Cockatoo Run
 Departs: selected Thursdays and Sundays 9.06am. Returns: 6.53pm.
 Relive the nostalgia and romance of the bygone era of rail on a 1930s style
 passenger train hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive. Travel through the Royal
 National Park and enjoy spectacular views of the Illawarra region as you journey
 along the coast before ascending the Illawarra escarpment to the Southern
                                               Combined train and
 Return train journey                          Illawarra Tree-Top Fly walk
   Adult       Senior        Child               Adult       Senior         Child
    $87          $81          $70                 $100         $94           $77

                                                                                                                          The Cockatoo Run
 The Rocks Walking Tour
 Departs: Monday to Friday 10.30am and 2.30pm. Returns: 12.00pm and 4.00pm.
 Weekends / Public Holidays 11.30am and 2.00pm. Returns: 1.00pm and 3.30pm.
 There is no better way to get up close and personal with the story of Sydney than
 on foot. Take a leisurely stroll with a friendly specialist guide through this unique
 heritage precinct of beautifully restored buildings situated as it is in a picturesque,
 harbourside setting. Be entertained with lively tales of The Rocks’ colourful past and
 vibrant present.

      Adult             Child           Concession/YHA                   Family
        $32              $16                      $26                      $80

Price includes: 90 minute fully guided tour.
Child policy: under 10 years – free of charge. 10-16 years – as quoted above.
Family: 2 adults and 2 children.
Exclusion dates: 25-26/12/12, 31/12/12-1/1/13, 31/3/13.                                                                   The Rocks Walking Tour

                                         sydney opera House                                                               sydney opera House, backstage

    Sydney Opera House ~ Guided Tours
    The Sydney Opera House Tour                                                            The Backstage Pass
    Departs: daily 9.00am-5.00pm.                          Returns: 1 hour later.          Departs: daily 7.00am.                                   Returns: 9.00am.
    More than 60 years ago a young Danish architect Jorn Utzon,                            This intimate tour grants you exclusive access to areas
    designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings                          normally reserved for the stars and their crew. You will visit the
    of all time. A work of art that came into existence against                            backstage areas of one of the busiest performing arts centres
    impossible odds to become one of the busiest performing arts                           in the world, as it prepares for upcoming performances.
    centres in the world. This tour is a tribute to his creative genius.                   Take up the conductor’s baton in the
    Visit the inside of the performance venues where you will be                           Opera Theatre orchestra pit, peek
    taken on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to                            inside the stars’ dressing rooms, and
    rival any opera plot with its dramatic                                                 hear about the secrets and real-
    twists and turns.                                                                      life dramas that go on behind the
    See where some 1600 performances                                                       curtain.
    take place to audiences of around                                                      At the end of the tour enjoy a full
    one million each year, in every genre                                                  breakfast in the Green Room, the
    you can imagine, including opera,                                                      private domain of performers and
    ballet, symphony and dramatic                                                          staff, where your guide will join you
    performances.                                                                          for more stories.

               Adult                    $35        Concession / Child             $24.50                 Adult                  $155                     Child             $155
    Price includes: 1 hour fully guided tour.                                              Price includes: 2 hour tour and breakfast.
    Child policy: under 5 years – free of charge. 5-16 years – as quoted above.            Child policy: under 12 years – not suitable. 12-16 years – as quoted above.
    Exclusion dates: 6/4/12, 25/12/12, 31/12/12, open days.                                Exclusion dates: 6/4/12, 25/12/12, 31/12/12, open days.

    Sydney Opera House Tour plus Tasting Plate                                             Sydney Opera House Tour plus Bento Tower
    A package that combines the Sydney                                                     After exploring inside with the Sydney
    Opera House Tour with world-class                                                      Opera House tour relax and unwind
    delicious alfresco dining at the                                                       at Sydney’s newest dining spot Opera
    Opera Kitchen. Choose to have your                                                     Kitchen, home to Sydney’s best chefs,
    three-tier gourmet Tasting Plate                                                       food artisans and producers. Choose
    before or after your tour as lunch                                                     to have your three-tier Japanese
    or return for dinner at dusk or a                                                      Bento Tower before or after your tour
    late supper. Indulge in their famous                                                   as lunch or return for dinner at dusk
    oysters, mini wagyu burgers or                                                         or a late supper.
    dumplings and take in the Sydney                                                       Enjoy the views and mouth-watering
    Harbour views.                                                                         sushi and sashimi, fresh oysters,
                                                                                           fried fish and miso soup.

               Adult                    $75        Concession / Child             $64.50              Adult                    $75        Concession / Child             $64.50
    Price includes: 1 hour fully guided tour and tasting plate.                            Price includes: 1 hour fully guided tour and tasting plate.
    Child policy: 0-16 years – as quoted above.                                            Child policy: 0-16 years – as quoted above.

                           sydney opera House   Photo: Hamilton Lund; destination nsW                                      Verdi’s La Traviata

While in Sydney see a world-class opera performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Performances are held in the
Opera Theatre and with seating for 1547 people, it’s the second largest venue at the Opera House. As the operas are
performed in their original language (mostly Italian), subtitles in English are projected onto a screen above the stage.

Verdi’s La Traviata Opera on Sydney Harbour                                             Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
                                                                                        One of the world’s best-loved operas
One of the greatest operas ever written, Verdi’s La Traviata,
is presented on a giant shimmering stage positioned on the                              He is an officer stationed in Nagasaki. She is an innocent young
waters of Sydney Harbour, with the Sydney Opera House                                   local. Their marriage is arranged. But on their wedding night
and the Harbour Bridge as the stunning backdrop. This huge                              they fall in love. If only it could last forever...
production features spectacular sets, beautiful costumes,                               Madama Butterfly is a perfect first opera, a touching story,
dazzling lighting and effects, fireworks and a nine metre                               passionate music and an exquisite production.
chandelier suspended above the purpose-built stage.
                                                                                        Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Bizet’s The Pearlfishers                                                                Some Enchanted Evening
Friends Forever                                                                         Experience the buzz of a Broadway show when South Pacific comes
The Pearlfishers is a treasure trove of Eastern fantasy; Indian                         to the Sydney Opera House. Set in wartime on an American base
inspired dancing, costumes of silver and gold, and a melodic                            in the Pacific, South Pacific is more than just a feel-good musical.
score that conjures Ancient Ceylon.                                                     Don’t miss all those great songs – ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘Bali
                                                                                        Ha’i’ – performed by an outstanding cast.
Verdi’s Aida
Aida is the stuff of operatic legend. Gold-clad warriors and
lithe dancers traverse the stage, pyramids emblazoned with                              CountryLink can book any of the above
mysterious hieroglyphs loom from the shadows, while Verdi’s                             performances. Please check with your consultant
moving arias tell the epic story of two people at war.                                  for availability and prices.

Bizet’s The Pearlfishers                  Verdi’s Aida                                  Puccini’s Madama Butterfly         Rogers and Hammerstein’s
                                                                                                                           South Pacific

        Where to Stay


                                                                                                                                                                        6      Check with
                                                                                                                                                           7                 your consultant
                                                                                                                                                                  1         for best available
                                                                                                                                                4                             online rates*
     Circular Quay, Sydney     Photo: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW                                                                                5

     Metro Hotel Sydney Central HHHI                                                               Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf HHHI
     431-439 Pitt Street, Sydney                                                              W    22 Shelley Street, Sydney
                                                      Standard                                                                                          Superior queen
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                                                                               Superior queen

     Located in the heart of Sydney’s entertainment district and just                              Perfectly located only a few minutes walk to King Street Wharf, Wynyard
     a short stroll to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Sydney Aquarium,                                Railway Station, Pitt Street Mall and Darling Harbour restaurants, shopping
     the Entertainment Centre and the Capitol Theatre complex.                                     and attractions including Sydney Aquarium, Convention Centre and Casino.
     • Licensed restaurant and bar • Air-conditioning             • Foxtel                         • 24-hour bar and reception • WiFi Internet access                  • Foxtel
     • Internet access in all rooms • Rooftop swimming pool                                        • In-room safe                      • Digital in-house movies
      Room type                    No. of adults        Price per room        Extra person          Room type                    No. of adults            Price per room      Extra person
      1/4/12-30/9/12                                                                                1/4/12-30/9/12
      Standard                           1-2                   $149                 n/a             Standard queen                     1-2                      $160               n/a
      Superior                           1-2                   $159                 $50             Superior queen                     1-2                      $185               n/a
      1/10/12-31/3/13                                                                               1/10/12-31/3/13
      Standard                           1-2                   $159                 n/a             Standard queen                     1-2                      $190               n/a
      Superior                           1-2                   $169                 $50             Superior queen                     1-2                      $215               n/a
     Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.                                                      Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.
     Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing bedding.   Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing
     Exclusion dates: 30/9-2/10/12, V8 Supercars, City2Surf, Sydney Marathon,                      bedding (Superior queen only).
     30/12/12-1/1/13, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras 2013.                                           Exclusion dates: 30/12/12-1/1/13.

     The Marque Hotel HHHH                                                                         Citigate Central Hotel HHHHI
     Corner George & Quay Streets, Sydney                                                     W    169-179 Thomas Street, Sydney                                                           W

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                                                                                                                                                        Citigate king

     Superbly located close to Central Railway Station, providing easy                             Situated in the heart of vibrant Sydney with Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay,
     access to the best that Sydney has to offer. Within walking distance                          Central Railway Station, major shopping and entertainment precincts
     of Chinatown, Darling Harbour, theatres and restaurants.                                      just a short stroll away. BONUS OFFER: stay 3 nights and receive a $60
     • Restaurant and bar           • Rooftop pool                • Cable TV                       credit voucher to spend on food and beverages in the hotel.
     • 24-hour reception            • Guest laundry               • Sauna                          • Restaurant and bar               • Rooftop pool and spa
                                                                                                   • 24-hour gym
      Room type                        No. of adults      Price per room Extra person               Room type                       No. of adults             Price per room Extra person
      Premier king (Sun-Fri)                 1-2                 $160               $50             Citigate room (Sun-Fri)               1-2                     $165             $60
      Premier king (Sat)                     1-2                 $195               $50             Citigate room (Sat)                   1-2                     $190             $60
     Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.                                                      Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.
     Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing bedding.   Child policy: under 13 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing bedding.
     Exclusion dates: 9-10/6/12, 29-30/9/12, 29/12/12-2/1/13.                                      Bonus offer: 1/4-31/8/12, 16/12/12-31/1/13.
                                                                                                   Exclusion dates: State of Origin, Hillsong, NRL Grand Final, V8 Supercars,
                                                                                                   30/12/12-2/1/13, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras 2013.

Mercure Sydney HHHH                                                                               Travelodge Sydney HHHI
818-820 George Street, Sydney                                                                     Corner Wentworth Avenue & Goulburn Street, Sydney                                            W

   5                                                                                                   6

Located adjacent to Central Railway Station, providing easy access                                Located on the edge of the Sydney CBD, within easy walking distance of
to all Sydney has to offer including restaurants, theatres, Chinatown,                            Central Railway Station, the city and its superb restaurants, theatres and
Darling Harbour and much more.                                                                    shopping precincts.
• 24-hour reception                • Restaurant and bar                                           • Breakfast restaurant             • Cable TV and movie channels
• Business centre                  • Internet access                                              • Kitchenette and microwave • Guest laundry
• Guest laundry
• Indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym

 Room type                    No. of adults        Price per room        Extra person              Room type                    No. of adults       Price per room              Extra person
 Standard                          1-2                    $175                $44                  Standard                          1-2                   $198                     $40
Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.                                                          Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.
Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing                Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing bedding.
bedding. Free breakfast when dining with paying adults.                                           Exclusion dates: 29-30/6/12, 30/12/12- 7/1/13, 28/1-17/2/13, 25-27/2/13.
Exclusion dates: 29/12/12-2/1/13.

Breakfree on George HHHH                                                                          Travelodge Wynyard HHHH
653 George Street, Sydney                                                               W         7-9 York Street, Sydney                                                                  W

    7                                                                                                 8

                                                 2 bedroom apt

This modern apartment style accommodation is located in a convenient                              Located close to all of Sydney’s attractions and within easy walking
CBD hot spot in the heart of Chinatown, Sydney Markets and the Darling                            distance of the Opera House, the historic Rocks, bustling Darling Harbour,
Harbour Precinct. Close to cafes, shops and public transport.                                     theatres, restaurants and a great selection of major shopping outlets.
• 24-hour reception               • Restaurant                                                    • Restaurant and bar               • 24-hour reception
• Digital in-house movies         • Foxtel                                                        • Cable TV and movie channels • Internet access
• WiFi internet access            • Laundry/dry cleaning service                                  • Guest laundry                    • Gym
• Full kitchen (2 bedroom apt only)
• Limited cooking facilities (studio and 1 bedroom apt only)

 Room type                    No. of adults        Price per room        Extra person              Room type                    No. of adults       Price per room              Extra person
 Studio suite                      1-2                    $215                $45                  Standard                          1-2                   $232                     $40
 1 bedroom apt                     1-2                    $255                $45
                                                                                                  Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.
 2 bedroom apt                     1-4                    $390                $45                 Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing bedding.
Price includes: 1 night’s accommodation.                                                          Exclusion dates: 29-30/6/12, 30/12/12-7/1/13, 28/1-17/2/13, 25-27/2/13.
Child policy: under 12 years – free of charge when sharing with adults in existing bedding.
Exclusion dates: 27/9-1/10/12, 27/12/12-6/1/13, 25-27/1/13, 28/2-3/3/13.

The Rocks, Sydney      Photo: Sally Mayman; Destination NSW      Sydney Fish Markets      Photo: Destination NSW                 Capitol Theatre, Haymarket
                                                                                                                                 Photo: 3 Stroke Photography; Destination NSW

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The following terms and conditions constitute an                                                                            Maps and Photos are schematic representations and not
agreement between you and CountryLink. By booking                                                                           geographically accurate. Hotel room photographs may
a holiday package/trip with us, you will be deemed                                                                          not be specific to the actual room occupied.
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Travel on all CountryLink train and coach services is                                                                       accommodation, tour operators, transportation
subject to certain additional Conditions of Carriage                                                                        companies, restaurants, hire car operators.) To the
which you accept when you travel with CountryLink.                                                                          extent permitted by the Commonwealth of Australia
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the CountryLink website at              Adult rail fares vary according to the season and are not     any loss, accident, delay or irregularity whatsoever
By booking travel with CountryLink, you agree to be           included in accommodation or tour prices. Concession          resulting from a third party supplier’s acts or omissions.
bound by these terms and conditions. Packages are             and children rail fares are at 50% of the full adult high     The travel services provided by these suppliers are
quoted in Australian Dollars inclusive of Commonwealth        season fare. These need to be added when obtaining            subject to the conditions imposed by the suppliers and
Government of Australia Goods and Services Tax (GST),         a quote. Infant and child rates vary according to each        their liability may be limited by their tariffs, conditions
and apply from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Packages        package. Rates are available on application or from the       of carriage, and agreements. Seasonal conditions
and prices are subject to change without notice.              CountryLink website at                  occasionally necessitate adjustments to touring.
Fitness for Travel                                            Cancellation Fees                                             Holiday Package/ Tour Cancellations
Before making a reservation, you must advise                  The following fees apply in the event of cancellation and     CountryLink reserves the right to amend or cancel tours
CountryLink if you are ill, injured or have a medical         in addition to any fees which may be imposed by the           at any time.
condition which may make it unsafe for you or other           operator.
                                                                                                                            Departure and Arrival Times
guests travelling on board our services or services           - More than 45 days before departure: Loss of any
supplied by our third party operators. The full terms                                                                       CountryLink does not guarantee departure or arrival
                                                                deposit which has been paid.
and conditions of the CountryLink Travel Policy may                                                                         times or the operation of any service. CountryLink is
                                                              - 15-45 days before departure: 25% of total packages.         not liable for any delay, Including without limitation, any
be obtained from your booking agent and can also be
found on CountryLink website at          - 7-14 days prior to departure: 50% of total package cost     failure to meet with connections with other services.
Bookings & Payments Conditions                                - Less than 7 days before departure and after departure:      Travel insurance
                                                                up to 100% of total cost.                                   Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. Your
For bookings made more than 45 days prior to travel
which include accommodation or a CountryLink                  Refunds                                                       consultant can arrange this for you.
Package, a non-refundable deposit of $100 per person          Lost rail tickets are non refundable.                         Luggage
or 10% of total booking or deposit as required by third
                                                              Unused trip/holiday/package components are non                Guests must abide by the following luggage limitations
party operator, is required within seven (7) days of us
                                                              refundable. Claims for refunds will be subject to a           depending on the transport options to be utilised in
confirming your reservation. Full payment for your
                                                              minimum processing fee of AUD$50.                             their holiday packages;
holiday must be made at least 45 days prior to travel.
For bookings made less than 45 days prior to travel, full     Refunds and substitutions are offered with the express        CountryLink Train and Coach services: Refer to Luggage
payment of your holiday must be made within 3 days of         understanding that the receipt by the customer is waiver      section of the CountryLink website at www.countrylink.
us confirming your reservation (unless otherwise stated       of additional remedies. No refunds will be payable in         info or stated in your ticket wallet.
at the time of booking.)                                      connection with airline or train delays, unused services,     Other Services: Baggage is entirely at ‘owner’s risk’, some
                                                              or other acts beyond the control of CountryLink.              third party operators have strict luggage requirements.
Different Booking and Payment Conditions may apply
to special offers. These will be advised at the time          Amendments                                                    Check with your consultant at the time of booking.
booking. Bonds or credit card imprints may be required        Modifications of a confirmed booking may result in you
by accommodation providing for security on telephone,         incurring an Amendment fee of AUD$30 in addition
mini bar or other accommodation services. CountryLink         to any costs charged by operators. Modification of a
reserves the right to cancel any booking for failure of to    confirmed booking can not be made less than seven
meet the conditions as outlined above.                        (7) days prior to the date of travel. An amendment is a
                                                              change to an existing booking with the same inclusions.
                                                              A transfer to another package may be treated as a
                                                              cancellation, in which case the cancellation fees set out
                                                              above will apply.
                                                              All rooms are subject to availability. Triple room rates
                                                              and child rates provided on application and subject
                                                              to availability. The third bed may be a ‘foldaway’ or
                                                              ‘rollaway’ bed for triple share rooms. Alternative hotels
                                                              of similar standard to those outlined in packages within
                                                              the itineraries may be used without notice. The star
                                                              rating system for hotels is provided as an indication
                                                              only, and are subject to change without notice. If arriving
                                                              before or after standard check-in times please advise
                                                              operator or accommodation provider and any additional
                                                              charge to be paid direct.



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