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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

The NSW coun­try town of Parkes is set to shake, rat­tle and roll at its an­nual Elvis Fes­ti­val; dates are set for Jan­uary 6-10, 2016 with a trib­ute artist con­test and a theme of Fun in Acapulco, so ex­pect som­breros and sassy cos­tumes way out west • The Hong Kong Sev­ens rugby fest kicks off April 8-10 and co-spon­sor Cathay Pa­cific has re­leased pack­ages with re­turn flights from its Aus­tralian ports and match passes from $1569 a per­son; the air­line’s web­site also fea­tures a book­ing link to good­value ho­tels • Sil­versea has an early book­ing bonus on more than 60 ocean and ex­pe­di­tion cruises from Oc­to­ber 1 to De­cem­ber 31, 2016; book by De­cem­ber 10 this year to take ad­van­tage of 10 per cent dis­counts • Next year marks the 20th sea­son of Syd­ney’s St Ge­orge Ope­nAir Cin­ema at har­bour­side Mrs Mac­quarie’s Chair and tick­ets will be on sale from De­cem­ber 7 for evening screen­ings from Jan­uary 7-Fe­bru­ary 19.

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