Sunday, 25 April 2010

Mother Mary MacKillop Canonisation Tour

Travel Briefs for w/c April 26 2010. 


John Crook

Dumped ! A musical

Brisbane audiences are currently enjoying a spot of musical theatre at Twelfth Night Theatre. The show, launched on Wednesday April 28th, stars Colette Mann, Jodie Gillies, Amanda Levy and Brisbane girl Meghan O'Shea. 

Check for ticketing by visiting  or telephone (07) 3252 5122. 

Moorea an option

Much has changed since I visited Moorea back in the '70s.  There's a beaut package awaiting all 2010 decision makers.  Five nights for the price of three, plus daily breakfasts at the Intercontinental Resort & Spa.  Priced from $2799  per person ex Sydney flying Air Tahiti Nui to Papeete via Auckland, or $2849  per person ex Melbourne flying Emirates to Auckland  and then Tahiti Nui between Auckland and Papeete.  The deal is valid for sale until May 15 2010 and the packages apply for travel between November 1 and December 12 2010.  Call Jetset on 13 63 83, or visit   Check the conditions. 

Discover top quality artisan products

Italy is the destination and a special  event, in Turin, is scheduled October 21 to 25 2010.  Awaiting you and yours is a village with colourful streets, voices, culture and aromas aplenty. 

Go visit and be ready to meet a bevy of food lovers, covering all styles of foods from all over Italy. 

Two nights going nowhere

Here's a cruise which could be just the starter for bigger and better cruising holidays. 

It is a two-night thank-you cruise for that special  person in your life.  Royal Caribbean International's Radiance of the Seas super-liner brings on the magic  when she visits Sydney in November of next year.  It could be you and your loved one sailing  the harbour for a two-night cruise on board.  The prices start from $469 per person, twin share, which is below some previously advertised prices.   The price includes onboard dining from a choice of 5-star restaurants, grills and cafes, port charges and taxes, and even onboard gratuities.  To book your spot for this two nights of luxury and glamour,  go to  

One of the best in Australia

The Hills district of Adelaide  has been named as having a cooking school listed as one of the best in the country.  Competing against a line-up of other cooking establishments, the Hills Sticky Rice cooking School has the ribbon to prove it.  Owner Claire Fuller has been overwhelmed by the interest shown in her school since her success at the national tourism awards.   Check on availabilities by ringing  (08) 8339 1314. 

An update on Mother Mary

There will be heaps of options associated with being part of the canonisation of Mother Mary MacKillop, however, with the Icon Holidays package seating in St Peter's Square will be included. Check this company out as they offer a huge range of options. The packages are from $3499 per person twin share, and range from silver, gold and platinum and include economy airfares from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.   

Conditions apply so check out the inclusions and make your own comparisons.  I'm impressed !  Contact Icon Holidays on (03) 9810 7666 or visit or 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