A time for making merry
This spring is full of red-letter dates, in Australia and around the world. Why not take off for a once-in-a-lifetime trip?
The tour costs from $1369 a person, twin share, including seven nights in hotels with breakfast daily, one lunch, three dinners, transport, arrival and departure transfers, local guides, an English-speaking Indian tour leader and sightseeing. The tour departs New Delhi on October 22 and is valid for sale until September 30.
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Adventure World Travel (adventure world.com.au, 1300 295 049) has a five-day package featuring entry to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park from only $393 a person, twin share, not including flights.
You’ll stay four nights at the 4-star Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel and receive return airport transfers.
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dining destination, enhanced by regional NSW produce and wine.
For this year’s festival, Sydney takes on a spicy South American theme and plays host to a swag of international and homegrown superstar chefs during hundreds of events.
One of the festival’s signature events is the two-day World Chef Showcase (October 1-2) where some of the biggest stars on the international culinary stage share their skills in intimate, interactive sessions at the Hilton Sydney (hiltonsydney.com.au 02 9266 2000).
Why not book a room at the Hilton that weekend and taste what the festival has to offer?
A swish executive room starts at $489 a night. Only those with Irish blood in their veins could think of trying to outdo the famous Running of the Bulls with Boorowa’s Running of the Sheep.
Significantly less deadly, this event is the centrepiece of the annual Irish Woolfest (irishwoolfest.boorowa.net), this year held on October 2 in the charming little country town on the fertile tablelands north of Canberra.
There’s also a street parade, Irish singers and dancers and pipe bands.
A grand place to stay is the cosy Old School B&B (theoldschool.com.au) in Rye Park for $170 a couple a night.
CELEBRATE: Fireworks are set off for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light.