Monday, 29 August 2011

Avoca Cup - Split Sailing - Vietnam Battlefield Tour - Air Pacific - Turtle Season


John Crook 

Backing the favourite

The PJA Blue Pyrenees Avoca Cup is scheduled for Saturday October 15.  That gives you plenty of time to make plans to include a visit to the  country race meeting.   This is not just any 'old' country race meeting, rather it is to experience country racing at its best.  Sponsored by Blue Pyrenees wines, this is the blue ribbon event at he Avoca Shire Turf Club, hosted by Blue Pyrenees winemaker Andrew Koermer.   For more information go visit  

For 18 to 30 somethings

Should you be between that age bracket, you just may be interested in picking up some information on an 8-day Split to Split sailing experience, or something even grander, ie a 26-day summer fun and sailing Top Deck holiday. The latter visits 14 countries, and features a unique 3-day sailing adventure from $3371. There's a whole pile of options which are available.  Download the latest brochure which features all the options, discounts and conditions.  The address is  A hard copy will be released in October.  There's a telephone number at your disposal, - 1300 886 332. 

Pilgrims embrace Vietnam

The inaugural Vietnam commemoration tour will take place  from March 19 to April 3 2012.   The tour is being conducted with the full cooperation of the people of Vietnam and it takes in all the key Australian sites of the war, long with many of Vietnam's cultural reassures.   A 15-night tour to be escorted by Gary McKay, a former platoon leader, will attract enormous attention, so   obtain the details as soon as you can.  

For more information and for bookings go visit   

2011-2012 turtle season

Ticket prices have changed for the upcoming turtle season. Bookings for the season are essential, and it should be remembered that some nights do get booked out.  For an update on prices and availabilities, check with the visitor information centre in Bundaberg on (07) 4153 8888.

By the way, the next season commences on Saturday November  5th. 

A great deal for travellers

You would be aware that Air Pacific is turning 60. But, did you catch up with the latest news on your inclusion in the celebration and fly off to Fiji with adult return fares from $636 including taxes (ex Sydney).

Children get to fly for $60 return, including taxes.  Conditions do apply and availability is limited.    Check with your travel agent. 

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  The information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agent. 

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