Monday, 16 November 2009

First class all the way


John Crook

First class all the way

You and your partner get to experience ultimate luxury driving four Ferraris and overnighting upmarket country style accommodation.  The Ferrari experience is per courtesy of Prancing Horse, with you at the wheel driving an F430 Spider, an F355 Spider,  an F60 F1 Spider and a classic 328 GTS. Included in the package is insurance, fuel, twin share accommodation, a day spa for two and all meals, including dinner with wine, and an indulgent stopover in the stylish Sebel Harbourside Hotel in  Kiama.   It's class all the way along the 600  kilometre route taking in open freeway driving, along with stunning coastal and mountain scenery.   The price is $1490 per person twin share or $2980 a couple.  Thank you, Mr Ferrari, I'll catch up with you by visiting and to get more info on the Grand Pacific Drive expect my visit on   Better still, I think I'll call 1300 30 70 50.

Fly, cruise and stay

Travel the Holland America Line on a value packed holiday and include two-night stays pre-cruise in some of Europe's  most sought after luxury hotels.  Even more value   with half day sightseeing tours.  Sailings are between April and October 2010.  By the way,  return airfares and taxes are included from mainland capitals.  The packages include such extras as daily hotel breakfasts,  transfers between airports, hotels and ships, hotel taxes all five-star gourmet dining and world-class nightly entertainment.  Gratuities aboard ships are also included.  And, there's more, so please check out the brochure which is available now by calling 1800 225 656.  Packages range from 12 nights to 22 nights, with prices starting from $5340 per person, twin share.     Visit

Happy birthday Sydney seafood school

Twenty years down the track and following a huge celebratory party earlier this month, the diary is awaiting your reservation in one of the 20th anniversary program of classes which are scheduled from November to February.

Classes can be booked on-line and gift certificates purchased from the website.  Now, there's a real beaut suggestion for Christmas presents.  Best thing to do is to check out the upcoming classes by visiting

Myer window display and Hansel & Gretel

Mebourne CBD is so well known for its Christmas window displays and Carols by Candlelight. This year there's another cultural activity, namely the Opera School of Melbourne's Christmas opera Hansel and Gretel.  Six performances, starting November 29 with an 11-00am showing.   Bookings for the 19th century fairytale opera at   Tickets at $20 with a family pass of two adults and up to four children, $60.

Gone fishin'

A not to be missed opportunity.  A fly fishing experience,- two days fishing in one of the 40 streams in Fiordland of New Zealand, and three nights accommodation, all meals.  Fiordland Lodge is in the very heart of Te Anau.  You will have a fishing guide, fishing tackle and fishing licences. Prices in the shoulder season (November) 2009 (April 2010) from $3300 per person.   Check out the prices for high season.  If they can teach me how to cast then they can teach anyone.  For more information and to make a reservation how about emailing  or contact your travel agent.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block-out periods may apply.    Need a holiday ?  We're archived on

Visual  : Ferraris on Sea Cliff Bridge, Wollongong