Home' The Australian Senior Traveller : August 2010 Contents 12 THE SENIOR TRAVELLER August, 2010
OCTOBER is wildflower season in Western
Australia, which makes it a perfect time to
A Rendezvous for Singles is offering a nine-
day/eight-night tour taking in the highlights of
city and country from Perth and out to the south-
west regions, Margaret River region and
You'll enjoy the benefits of small-group tour-
ing in the company of other single travellers.
There is a maximum of 24 travellers allowing for
a more intimate touring experience.
Twin share room rates are available for those
who want to take advantage of the same-gender
room-mate matching service.
The tour, which includes accommodation,
daily breakfasts, some lunches and dinners and
all touring, starts on October 16 and costs $3199
for singles, $2629 twin share excluding airfares.
ATHRILLING sled dog
event will take place
at Falls Creek Alpine
Resort on August 16.
The exciting on-snow
event will be the first
time a sledding exhibi-
tion has been staged
through an alpine village.
While this style of racing
is seen throughout
Europe it is new to the
Australian race scene.
Twenty teams will
travel the short course
within the alpine resort.
The teams of two, three,
four and six dogs will
Alaskan malamutes and
The exhibition will
also showcase the sport of
skijoring, where a mush-
er is towed on skis by one
to three dogs, using noth-
ing but voice commands
to navigate the trail.
Falls Creek Alpine
Resort has also launched
its three-day Boomers on
Groomers program tai-
lored to people 50-plus
who are looking to gain
skills on the slopes or
improve their skiing tech-
nique. Beginner, interme-
diate and advanced level
classes are offered.
The program, which
runs from August 27-29
includes lift pass, lessons,
video analysis, group
photo, lunch with fellow
skiers and a special
momento, costs $740.
THE Mudgee region is an
artist's haven with more
than 50 artists calling it home,
so why not take an artistic
Visitors seeking inspiration
or to learn new skills will find a
rich diversity of arts experi-
ences. They can choose to attend
a weekend workshop, book a pri-
vate lesson with a local artist or
visit galleries, studios and cellar
doors with paintings, craft,
world-class ceramics and photog-
A number of cafes also sup-
port the arts scene, including
Alley Cats and the Butcher Shop.
"The arts scene in the
Mudgee region has grown with
new galleries opening and foster-
ing art appreciation in the com-
munity," said Mudgee Region
Tourism's Lucy White.
"For visitors it's a great place
to browse and buy art, or learn
from our huge talent pool of
Among the many art attrac-
tions and experiences is
Fairview ArtSpace which offers
a gallery, cafe and a huge pro-
gram of art appreciation lessons
and workshops on felt-making,
screenprinting and acrylics.
Mandurah Studio at Mudgee
Railway Station is a craft co-
operative with works from a
range of local potters, painters,
textile artists, felt makers, wood-
workers and jewellers.
Mudgee Visitor Information
Centre on (02) 6372-1020,
Hop over to island
Snges enjoyw dfowers
ATRIP to Kangaroo Island is cheaper than a
movie ticket this winter with SeaLink offer-
ing $10 one-way ferry fares to and from the island
as part of its You'll Love It - Kangaroo Island cam-
Visitors booking two nights accommodation or
more on Kangaroo Island through SeaLink are
entitled to the $10 fare until August 31.
SeaLink offers more than 120 accommodation
properties on the island along with coach and
4WD sightseeing tours, marine tours, nocturnal
tours, caving adventures, quad-biking and scuba
diving. A National Parks Family Parks Pass can
also be bought through SeaLink.
Accommodation options range from the award-
winning Southern Ocean Lodge through to youth
hostels, cabins, holiday homes, beachside apart-
ments, B&Bs, hotels and motels.
MUSH -- Watch the huskies in action at Falls Creek.
DRAWING ON TALENT -- Mudgee is a haven for art-lovers.
sled dog action
Drawing on talent
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