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Sydney
'City of Celebrations'



The Essential Guide to the Nation

Official name of the country: Australia
Geographic orientation: Located in Oceania between the Indian Ocean and the South Ocean at 27°S 144°E.
Neighbouring Nations: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand
Population: 22,179,126
Official language: English
Religion: Australia is a predominantly Christian country
Races/ culture of people: Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Jewish, Russians, and Armenians

The Essential Guide to the City

Culture
The cultural life of Sydney is very vibrant, diverse and multicultural.
Food & drinks
Sydney has one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Italian, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Greek, Thai, Malay, French and Vietnamese restaurants are common.
Music
The Sydney Symphony is internationally noted and regularly performs in the Concert Hall (2,600 seats) of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney is famous for its alternative rock scene, and is credited as the original home of the now national alternative rock festival the 'Big Day Out', which began in Sydney in 1992.
Dance and Ballet
The Australian Ballet is known internationally for its high standards.


Currency and Exchange Rates
1.00 CAD = 1.06094 AUD
Security and Safety
be careful for bag snatching and pickpockets
Beware of BLUE BOTTLES on the beach (they are not bottle and not glass. Is similar to jellyfish)

Emergency number : 000 (triple zero)
Tips for travelers
Giant cockroaches are normal
No service charge applies in Australia. Tipping is not mandatory but, a 10% tip in restaurant is normal for good service.
Traveler’s cheques are generally NOT accepted EXCEPT by hotels, big stores and tourist shops.
Don't forget to bring:
Strong water proof sunblock
Insect protection and mosquito repellent
Hat!
Clothing: t-shirt, light jacket as certain night it can get cold.



Itinerary

Flight info
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Depart
Date
Flight


07/03/2010
CX829
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YYZ 01:30 - HKG 06:15
08/03/2010
CX101
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HKG 23:55 - Syd 12:01
Returning
Date
Flight


14/03/2010
CX138
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SYD 22:20 - HKG 05:00
15/03/2010
CX826
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HKG 16:23 - YYZ 18:25

Passenger
Fare
Tax / Surcharge
Adult x 2
CAD 2,319
CAD 341,69
TOTAL FARE: CAD 5,321,38

Day 1
8 march 2010
Arrive in Sydney at 12.01
Enjoy 90 minutes bird's eye view of the sydney harbour by seaplane form Rose Bay
Spend the rest of the day and night at Cockatoo island.


The campsite is Sydney’s only central camping ground and is located on the island’s waterfront, just eight minutes by river cat from Circular Quay in the centre of Sydney.
The campsite is Sydney’s only central camping ground and is located on the island’s waterfront, just eight minutes by river cat from Circular Quay in the centre of Sydney.



Day 2
9 March 2010

10:00 am - start the day with having breakfast
12:00 pm Sydney tower skywalk ( 40 minutes )
lunch
14:00 Kayaking from Rose Bay ( 4 hours)
dinner
Bridge climb at dawn
hotel: Quay Grand Suites Sydney
$ 411 per night

As the largest and widest steel-arch bridge in the world, The Sydney Harbour Bridge is 151.3 feet wide and listed in Guinness World Records as the widest long-span bridge in the world.
As the largest and widest steel-arch bridge in the world, The Sydney Harbour Bridge is 151.3 feet wide and listed in Guinness World Records as the widest long-span bridge in the world.


Day 3
10 March 2010

09:00 - breakfast
11.30 am - Shark dive extreme at Oceanworld ( 2 1/2 hour )
Come face-to-face with giant sharks, stingrays, turtles and much more on your dive with the sharks at Oceanworld Manly! Immerse yourself and enjoy the thrilling excitement of diving with some of the most feared and often misunderstood creatures of the deep blue sea. Tandem hang gliding ( 30 minutes ) Experience the ultimate exhilaration of tandem hang gliding in Sydney at one of the premier coastal flying sites in the world! Balloon Flight ( 45- 60 minutes) The balloon flight let's you look out to the Blue Mountains on one side and view the Sydney skyline with the glistening ocean in the distance on the other.
Hotel : Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
$300 per night




Day 4
11 March 2010

Spend half-day skydiving
Skydiving is an unbeatable sensation. you will fly through the air at over 200km's an hour with at least 50 seconds of freefall flying over Sydney. dinner
Twilight Barbeque Dinner Cruise
There simply is no more glorious way to end a busy day of sightseeing or working than to join our sublime twilight cruise. Experience the thrill that Sydney Harbour has to offer from the unique experience of Sydney’s only authentic timber tall ship.
Hotel: Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Day 5
12 March 2010

Manly Dam Biking Adventure (half-day)
Whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced mountain biker you will enjoy this mountain biking experience. Considered one of Sydney's best rides, this experience offers great views and is sure to be a great bike ride.
Hotel: Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Day 6
13 March 2010

Adventure Caving ( Plughole Cave) 2 hoursYou will experience the first 'dark' cave to be entered in the area over 150 years ago. The cave you'll explore includes several large chambers, some fine crystal and many historical signatures perfectly preserved from the 1800's.Horse riding in blue mountain ( 3 hours )
Blue Mountains Horse Riding offers a wide range of horse riding adventures with a difference suiting beginners through to experienced riders.
Hotel : The Westin Trillium House , Blue Mountain
$275 per night

Day 7
14 March 2010

Surfing Lesson in Bondi beach
Wind surfing
If you enjoy watersports then you will love a windsurfing lesson. Enjoy a two hour lesson where you'll learn the basics of windsurfing to test your balance.
Enjoy the rest of the day

depart form sydney 22:20pm