Monday, 18 April 2011

Millamolong Polo - Venice Rowers - Glacier Express - Mary Poppins


John Crook

They’re racing

Well, not exactly, but it’s to do with horses, wine and food at a major sporting event at Mandurama in New South Wales. It’s the Millamolong Polo Carnival on Saturday April 30th. For more information on the event call 0467 67 65 62. Some of the nation’s best polo players will battle it out at the polo grounds. Admission is by a gold coin donation, with proceeds to the James Ashton Charity Fund. For those who want to be VIP’s on the day, get the details by either telephoning or email The program includes a Volvo car versus horse race, heaps of activities and food for the family. For all the details go visit Vintage cars to helicopters, a petting zoo to a pig called Sharon.

This is one heck of an event,- not to be missed !

A rowing race in Venice

A 30 km rowing race with hundreds of boats (all shapes and sizes) is scheduled for Sunday June 12th. The participants include local Venetians and foreign rowers. It is a huge festival and an event which saw the light of day in 1974 when locals gathered together to rid the lagoon of noisy boats with outboard motors. The event this year will welcome about 5000 rowers. To get the full story go to or telephone the Italian Government Tourist Office in Sydney, on (02) 9262 1666. The email address is

Train it in spectacular comfort

A spectacular rail journey is about to set off into the Swiss Alps. It is the three-day Glacier Express,- and what an experience.

Travel is between St Moritz to Zermatt and aboard the world’s most famous railway, across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and the Oberalp Pass. The price is from $652 per person twin share. The package includes two nights in some of Switzerland’s most popular resorts, first class train travel, two breakfasts and three transfers.

There are other packages available, so check them out by visiting or your local travel agent, or telephone 1300 558 987.

Mary Poppins

Saturday May 7 is one date to set aside, for it heralds an attempt to create a mosaic world record attempt in beautiful Bowral. In the early 1900’s teenager Helen Lyndon Goff made up bedtime stories to tell her younger sisters. One such story has made it to the silver screen,- Mary Poppins. Another teenager, Melissa McShane is out to set a new record. She, along with more than a thousand people hope to smash a record, set in Serbia (2009) where 1,026 people are to face ‘defeat’ by the ‘down under’ locals, - but you are needed at Bradman Oval, on Bowral’s big day. Get all the facts by ringing (02) 4801 0622, or visit See you there!

* 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. 

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