DISCOVERING THE SOUTHERN SKY with Australian Museum // SOLD OUT

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  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Product code: Yulefest18

21 - 23 July 2017

Day 1

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Sydney to Blue Mountains

At 10 am this morning, meet your fellow travellers over a coffee and light refreshment at the Sydney Observatory. Leaving the CBD behind we head to the Museum Discovery Centre - one of Sydney's newest museum sites. Containing the collection pieces of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney Living Museum and the Australian Museum, it provides a fabulous backdrop for the curious mind to explore. Sharing lunch with one of the Museum's curators you can ask questions.  

We then head to the Blue Mountains for a brief stop at Windsor and the home of John Tebbutt. The Noteworthy astronomer, who featured on the $100 note. His delightful home and observatory stand as a legacy to his hard and wonderful scientific work.  

Rug up for an evening of Stargazing at Linden Observatory tonight with the guides from Sydney Observatory. and Fred Watson. We'll share a supper, soup and the stunning skies above. (S)


Day 2

Wednesday 25 July 2018- Blue Mountains

After an evening of stargazing, you've earned a leisurely breakfast at the hotel's buffet. We will leave after breakfast for Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens. The crisp mountain air will invigorate your senses as we visit the gardens with a botanist and see some of their favourite corners of the garden. We'll head back to Leura for lunch (own expense) and some free time to meander the shops. 

Tonight is Christmas. The Blue Mountains are the perfect location to celebrate Yulefest festivities. We've included a welcome drink, warming 3-course dinner of smoked salmon, roast turkey and traditional pudding and Christmas Carols. Don't forget your Santa Hat!  (B,D)

 

Day 3

Thursday 26 July 2018- Sydney

Breakfast late at the hotel then we head back to Sydney with a brief stop at Parramatta Observatory and hear of its history associated with Lieutenant Brisbane. We'll return to Sydney Observatory by 3pm.  (B)


Hotels

Mountain Heritage Hotel


Cost Includes:

·      2 night country accommodation

·      Tour manager

·      Breakfast, Lunch, Morning tea, Supper and Dinner included as listed

·      Stargazing with the Linden Observatory

·      Entrance to all venues listed

·      Air Conditioned Coach and Driver



Not Included:

  • Air transportation, taxes and fees -International and domestic 
  • Personal items such as emails, laundry, room service
  • Alcoholic beverages and drinks with meals
  • Discretionary tips
  • Health costs
  • Personal expenditure and shopping