discover more... New Member Benefits The National Trust is pleased to launch an exciting discover more Member Benefits Program, offering exclusive members discounts and special privileges. Now, with your National Trust Membership, you can enjoy exclusive member discounts and special privileges, cultural performances, stay at world class 26 resorts or historic B&Bs, enjoy fine dining at restaurants and more. Even if you have already visited our properties in the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Region, you now have more reasons to return and experience these areas for their history, natural beauty or just because you want to get away and relax. Blue Mountains Experience style residence. The rooms are tastefully bloom. Everglades is hosting a unique decorated with private spa ensuite to candlelight dinner experience ‘Gypsy As a National Trust member you can relax and unwind. Members can enjoy Music & Winter Feast’ with traditional ‘discover more’ heritage and nature by a 10% discount off the rack rate, which tunes and gypsy instruments from experiencing the wonders of the Blue includes any suite and scrumptious Hungary, Russia, Romania and Spain on Mountains, visit our world famous breakfast*. Ph: 02 4782 3001 August 20. Bookings essential (refer to properties Everglades Gardens and Calendar of Events for details). Norman Lindsay Gallery (free of charge!) These properties are perfectly located to and enjoy all with the added benefits explore the charming historic villages of Norman Lindsay Gallery, your membership entitles you to. Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath, drop Faulconbridge will be having a private in at the local antique shops, cafes, art outdoor screening of the movie ‘Sirens’ Peppers Retreats and Resorts are galleries or visit the local attractions. in September – based on the life and offering our members a 15% discount work of our famous Australian artist, on the rack rate and complimentary full When experiencing the Blue Mountains, Norman Lindsay. Booking is required. breakfast* at the luxurious Peppers you can’t go past the magnificence of Enjoy his artworks on display in the Fairmont Resort in Leura. Nestled on the Jenolan Caves – some of the house. Woodford Academy is the the cliffs overlooking beautiful Jamieson world’s most amazing limestone and oldest collection of buildings in the Blue Valley, this first-class resort offers crystal formations. This natural wonder Mountains. Once a wayside inn (circa something for everyone – from families has been open to visitors since 1838 1830s) this property will be open for to couples for that romantic weekend! and a special offer for National Trust public inspection on September 17. Ph: 02 4784 4144 for bookings. members allows entry for two people for the price of one on presentation of If you prefer to travel mid-week, your membership card. Hunter Region Experience The Carrington Hotel, in Katoomba Discover the Hunter Region with its is offering members a generous For the more adventurous types, Megalong Australian Heritage Centre lavish banquet of wineries, fabulous fine discount on their rooms including full restaurants, quaint historic villages and breakfast for two*. This charming hotel offers a wide range of activities like horse riding, abseiling, rock climbing and 4WD National Trust properties. has a long and rich history (1880), and has been beautifully restored with tours, at a 10% discount for members*. Tamburlaine Wines, in the Hunter timeless elegance. Ph: 02 4782 1111 Ph (02) 4787 8188. Valley, are offering our members a VIP for bookings. October is a must time to visit wine tasting in the Members’ Private Everglades Gardens for the Leura Room including a delicious cheese Edgelinks B &B in Katoomba, is a platter, and a private group introduction stylish and spacious circa 1940 Tuscan Garden Festival. Take a picnic and relax amongst the magnificent gardens in of their award winning Winery. This TOP RIGHT: Everglades Garden in spring bloom. BOTTOM: Left to right: Blue Mountains scenery. Image from Peppers Fairmont Resort. Peppers Convent – aerial view. Image from Peppers Convent. Hunter Valley Vineyards. Image from Peppers Guest House. 27 LEFT: Montreal Community Theatre, Tumut. RIGHT: Pool of Cerberus Jenolan Caves Image. offer is complimentary to National Trust Located nearby are three National Trust Show your support to the handful members only* but prior bookings are properties. Grossman House, is a of historic picture palaces in NSW. Enjoy essential ph: 02 4998 7570. substantial townhouse built in 1870 discounted tickets on presentation of in one of NSW’s finest mid-Victorian your membership card at the following If you are looking for a place to stay streetscapes. A short drive away, visit cinemas: Civic Theatre Scone, Avoca with style and grace, Peppers Convent Tomago House. A gracious sandstone Beach Theatre and the Montreal is an ideal getaway. The rooms have villa, beautiful gardens and a quaint family Community Theatre, Tumut. been beautifully restored to reflect the chapel are just some of the wonders of building’s charming heritage and Families will love a visit to Taronga this estate. If you are passing through character. Ph: 02 4998 7764 Zoo, Sydney and the Western Plains Newcastle, why not explore Miss Porter’s Zoo, Dubbo, close to the Trust’s Peppers Guesthouse is a favorite in House. The Porter’s Family’s Textile Dundullimal Homestead. Your National the Hunter Valley, surrounded by lovely Treasures will be on display on Trust membership offers a special entry gardens and overlooking the vineyards, September 18. Bookings essential and discount of 10% on all zoo entry fees. offers visitors a relaxed experience, refer to Calendar of Events for details. Make a Sydney family fun day complete perfect for that short-break. and visit Luna Park. Aside from the Ph: 02 4993 8999. Stay at any of these Discover more... rides, why not learn about its heritage – two Peppers Properties whilst in the For a rich cultural experience, enjoy a your membership offers a 10% discount Hunter Valley, and receive a 15% off night at the Sydney Theatre Company on Mechanical Music and History tours*. their rack rate plus a free breakfast.* offering National Trust members up to Enjoy these member benefits and The Old George and Dragon $10 off evening performances*. Or for ‘discover more’ with your National Guesthouse, in East Maitland is a some classical music appreciation, the Trust Membership. Check out our beautiful heritage house furnished with Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) web site for full details of these offers exquisite art and antiques and rooms is offering a 10% discount on their and more and make the most of are decorated in the style of an English ticket prices to our members*. For being a National Trust Member! county house. The award winning Old performance programs details go to George and Dragon Restaurant www.sydneytheatrecompany.com.au For Terms and Conditions of Offers provides guests with the finest culinary or www.aco.com.au. go to page 29. creations in the Hunter Region. Members receive 10% discount off their NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY OPENING TIMES breakfast and dinner mid-week package* Dundullimal Homestead: Miss Porter’s House: – includes one nights’ accommodation, Obley Road, Dubbo. Open daily from 434 King Street, Newcastle. full breakfast and 3 course meal dinner. 9am-5pm (closed Christmas Day). Open 1-4pm 2nd Sunday each month Ph: 02 4934 6080 for bookings. Ph (02) 6884 9984 by appointment. Ph (02) 4927 0202 Bronte Guest House in historic Everglades Gardens: Norman Lindsay Gallery: Morpeth, is a heritage listed building 37 Everglades Avenue, Leura, Blue 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, (1860) offering contemporary chic Mountains. Open daily spring/summer Faulconbridge via Springwood, elegance and all that one would expect 10am-5pm, autumn/winter 10am-4pm. Blue Mountains. Open daily from from boutique quality accommodation. Ph (02) 4784 1938 10am-4pm (closed Christmas Day). Trust members can enjoy 10% off their Grossmann House: Ph (02) 4751 1067 bed and breakfast mid-week package*. Church Street, Maitland. Tomago House: Ph: 02 4934 6080 Open Thursday-Sunday from Tomago Road, Tomago. Open Sundays 10am-3pm. Ph (02) 4933 6452 from 11am-3pm. Ph (02) 4964 8123 For our members Bring new members to the National Trust and enjoy 15 days in the lap of luxury Bring new members to the SWAN HELLENIC DISCOVERY CRUISES, National Trust, or join the brought to you in Australia by MARY ROSSI TRAVEL Trust by 9 December 2005 have just released details of cruise itineraries for 2006; an exciting range of dream 28 and go into our Diamond visits to many of the world’s most special cultural and heritage destinations. Each Anniversary Membership cruise is themed to open the doors to a special cultural and visually stimulating Draw to win a fabulous experience, while enjoying the spa treatments, gourmet food and luxurious Mediterranean Discovery surroundings of the Minerva 11. Follow the routes of the Spanish Conquistadors; visit the ancient empires of the Moors; go north to the ancient towns of Norway Cruise for two, valued at and the Faroe Islands; explore the myths and legends of the Mediterranean ... it’s $30,000, courtesy of Swan all so tempting, it is almost impossible to choose! Hellenic Discovery Cruises and Mary Rossi Travel. Fly between Sydney and London to meet your cruise connection in the lap of luxury, as you enjoy Business Class pampering, courtesy of Gulf Air. To enrol a new member, please complete the new member application form on page 36. OR ring our membership staff on (02) Etruscans to the Crusaders 9258 0156 for instant 3-17 July 2006 membership over the phone. This is the cruise which will be yours to enjoy - as winner of our lap of luxury membership campaign for 2006! Just the very name of this cruise conjours up the mysteries of ancient cities and National Trust adventure. As our winner, you and your partner will fly to London courtesy of Members’ Evenings Gulf Air, an airline known for the superior quality of its planes and service. You will stay one night in London before your transfer to the Minerva 11 which will The National Trust regularly opens be waiting for you in Istanbul on 3 July. its doors to give members an From the comfort of luxury Minerva 11 you will retrace the steps of the ancient exclusive private viewing of the armies of Alexander and Napoleon. Sailing from Turkey to Greece, Malta, Italy, exhibitions at the S H Ervin Gallery. Spain and France, visiting nine ports en route, you will explore the world these Join us for a relaxing evening, men sought to conquer, and stand on the very spots where world powers rose allowing you to meet fellow up alongside the ruins of their predecessors. members, and taste the delicious selection of wine kindly supplied Flying home in Gulf Air’s luxurious business class, you will be able to savour your by our sponsors Tamburlaine. visit to a different world, arriving refreshed and full of tales to tell. Members’ Evenings are open to all Remember, for every new member you bring to the Trust, you go into the members and their guests, however draw to win this once in a lifetime prize! RSVP is essential. The dates for the For full details of Swan Hellenic Discovery Tours, Members’ Evenings for the rest of contact Mary Rossi Travel, representative of Swan 2005 are Tuesday 30 August and Hellenic in Australia. Tuesday 29 November. Ph (02) 9957 4511, or Please call (02) 9258 0137 to 1800 815 067 reserve your place. www.maryrossitravel.com Start your dream holiday flying business class to *Terms and Conditions of Offers London, aboard the luxury, multi award-winning Conditions apply with these offers. Prior bookings are essential with accommodation, airline, Gulf Air tours and events. Members must present their National Trust membership card to receive 29 Leading Middle East airline Gulf Air now has daily flights from Sydney discounts. These Member Benefits are valid for to its home base Bahrain, with several daily connections to London, 12 months (unless otherwise stated) and are Paris, Frankfurt, Athens and major Middle East centres. Schedules have subject to change. Not to be used in conjunction been designed to give Australian travellers the best advantage when with any other offer. flying Gulf Air, with its comprehensive network to key European cities. 1. Peppers Fairmont Resort, Peppers Gulf Air is renowned for its in-flight, five star chefs who look after Guesthouse and Peppers Convent. passengers in first class, and the airline has just won the Skytrax Subject to availability. Minimum 2 night stay. award for the world’s best first and business class catering. It is also Excludes Public holiday and Christmas period 23 December 05 to 14 January 06. Bookings renowned for its unique Sky Nanny service on all flights in all classes must be made direct with accommodation between Sydney, Bahrain and Europe. property and National Trust Membership card The luxury airline also provides discounted First and Business class fares shown on check-in. Offer valid to March 2006. for people aged 55 or over, offering savings of around 30% to Europe 2. The Carrington Hotel and the Middle East, as well as Singapore. A generous Frequent Flyer Colonial Room: $160.00 (usually $190.00) Premier View Spa Room: $220.00 (usually program offers bonus points for First and Business class travel. $265.00). Both rates include a full cooked For more details call Gulf Air on 1300-366-337 or visit www.gulfairco.com breakfast for two and are valid Sunday to Thursday. (Not valid Friday or Saturday nights and public holidays). Mention offer when MORE BENEFITS booking and show your National Trust Membership card on check in. Did you know that National Trust 3. Edgelinks B&B. Valid Sunday to Thursday membership gives you access, free of (not Friday, Saturday nights or public holidays). charge, to around 800 National Trust 4. Tamburlaine properties around the world? Subject to staffing availability. Bookings and These include the wonderful castles, stately advance notice are essential. homes, gardens and sites maintained by 5. The Old George and Dragon Guesthouse the National Trusts in the UK, as well as Midweek Rate – Dinner Package $320 per our own unique heritage around Australia. couple. For an inclusive rate enjoy overnight accommodation in a luxury suite. Gourmet If you know anyone planning a holiday Cooked Breakfast in the garden courtyard, three around Australia or overseas, encourage course dinner (food only) tea and coffee at the them to join as they may not be aware of Old George and Dragon restaurant Bronte the wonderful travel benefits that Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast packages- membership offers. Midweek- Sunday to Thursday $117.00 per couple, overnight accommodation Gourmet Don’t forget that each time you recommend a friend or family, you Cooked Breakfast. National Trust members must both go into the draw to win our luxurious Mediterranean cruise AND quote the code ‘national’ to receive the also receive a complimentary Diamond Anniversary gift of your discount. The special is valid for 12 months. choice, valued at $15. Choose from our silver anniversary key ring, linen 6. Sydney Theatre Company tea towel or donate the gift back to the Trust. The offer is not available for Friday or Saturday evening performances. The offer is subject to Simply ask your friend to complete the Membership Application Form availability.* Maximum purchase 2 tickets per on page 40, choose your gift and send the form with payment to: show per member.* The discount is only National Trust of Australia (NSW), available via the STC box office on 9250 1777 (not through Ticketek or Sydney Opera House). GPO Box 518, Sydney NSW 2001. 7. ACO. 10% discount on full priced SAVE with a 3 year Membership A-Reserve tickets to the Orchestra’s Sydney performances. Call the venue box office and Next time you renew your membership, consider renewing for 3 years quote your Trust membership number. Sydney and receive a 10% discount on your membership – a saving of up to Opera House – 02 9250 7777 $24! This provides members with a great saving and helps with our City Recital Hall Angel Place – 02 8256 2222. costs, allowing us to dedicate efforts to other heritage matters. Offer subject to ticket availability. Booking fees may apply.