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     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.
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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.

				
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