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Win a Blue Mountains Family Holiday

Archived 1 Jul 2012 - Posted: 8 Jun 2012
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Win the Ultimate Blue Mountains Seven Day Family Holiday Experience taking in the best attractions this World Heritage Listed area has to offer. The top attractions in the Blue Mountains are offering a family prize package valued at over $5,500 for you and your family to get away.

Courtesy of the Blue Mountains Attractions Group, enjoy seven nights accommodation plus entry to Scenic World, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens and many other leading attractions. Also included are shopping and adventure experiences, see the itinerary below for full details.

How did you hear about this competition? 

Answer = BlueMountainsAustralia.com
 
Whether you are seeking majestic scenery, adventure and excitement, art and culture or a shopping spree, the Blue Mountains offers you so much to see and do. Only an hour from Sydney an incredible wealth of attractions, speciality retail shops and exciting activities await you with this special family package.
 
Here is the 7 day itinerary and the details of what this fabulous family holiday prize includes.

Itinerary Day 1

1. Free family pass to Featherdale Wildlife Park & one hour private tour with animal keeper
2. $100 shopping experience & morning/afternoon tea at The Brook Arts and Crafts Co-op
3. $200 shopping spree and Ultimate Teddy Bear Experience & free Nana’s Teddies exclusive bear for each child.
4. Free overnight stay at Norman Lindsay Gallery Cottage worth $200.

Featherdale Wildlife Park >
Start your Blue Mountains adventure with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park and see Australia’s native wildlife in a natural bush setting. Cuddle a koala; come face-to-face with a wombat, a Tassie devil or even crocodile for a unique wildlife experience!  Prize includes a family pass and a one hour private tour with an animal keeper. Total value $225.
 
The Brook Gifts at Glenbrook
Pick up a unique piece of handmade art or craft and enjoy afternoon tea at The Brook Gifts at Glenbrook. The Brook is a cooperative of talented local artists and craftsmen and has an amazing variety of unique gifts for almost any occasion. Prize includes a $100 shopping experience and morning/afternoon tea. Total value $150.

Nana’s Teddies and Toys >
Your shopping spree continues at Nana’s Teddies and Toys at Blaxland, Australia’s largest teddy bear store with over 14,000 bears and animals to choose from including collectable bears from Deans of England, Hermann and Steiff bears from Germany. Prize includes a $200 shopping spree and Ultimate Teddy Bear Experience plus a free Nana’s Teddy exclusive bear for each child. Total value $550.

Accommodation
Free overnight stay at: Norman Lindsay Gallery Cottage, Faulconbridge. Value $200.

Itinerary Day 2

1.Free entry to the Norman Lindsay Gallery  
2.$200 shopping & Lightning Show experience at Selwood Science and Puzzles
3.Free overnight stay at Norman Lindsay Gallery Cottage worth $200.

Norman Lindsay Gallery >
Set in beautiful landscaped grounds, the Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is the former home of the controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. See changing exhibitions, the artist’s studios and characters from the Magic Pudding. There is a café in the grounds and a specialist gift shop offers a range of limited edition prints, books and gifts. Family entry included to the Norman Lindsay Gallery.
 
Selwood Science and Puzzles >
Then at Selwood Science and Puzzles at Hazelbrook, you can lose yourself in optical illusions and holograms. Be amazed at the Lightning Show with real sparks over one metre long. You will also find a comprehensive range of educational toys and puzzles and hands-on displays for the whole family. Includes a shopping experience and Lightning Show entry valued at $200.
 
Accommodation
Free overnight stay at: Norman Lindsay Gallery Cottage, Faulconbridge. Value $200.

Itinerary Day 3

1. All day Blue Mountains Trolley Tours bus pass for Katoomba and Leura
2. Free entry and lunch at Everglades Gardens
3. Free overnight stay and Devonshire tea at Bygone Beautys and dinner at Rooster Restaurant. 

Blue Mountains Trolley Tours >
Enjoy riding on a Trolley Bus and hop on and off at the local attractions of Katoomba and Leura.  Prize includes All Day Trolley Tours Passes. Value $100.
 
Everglades Gardens >
Beautiful gardens and fabulous cultural spaces are part of the diversity and appeal of the Blue Mountains experience. Situated on the edge of the Jamison Valley at Leura and offering breathtaking views, is the historic Everglades Gardens designed by Paul Sorenson. Prize includes family entry to Everglades Gardens and lunch. Total value $100.
 
Bygone Beautys >
For those who enjoy a taste of shopping, the Blue Mountains has a range of speciality retail stores for both the collector and the connoisseur. Bygone Beautys has the world’s largest private teapot collection and a great range of antiques, collectables and gifts. Browsing here or having a traditional Devonshire tea will be a memorable experience. Prize includes a 2 night mid-week family stay with dinner at the Rooster Restaurant on one night, and traditional Devonshire Tea at Bygone Beautys. Total value $900.
 
Accommodation
Free overnight stay at Bygone Beautys Cottage.

Itinerary Day 4

1. Family pass and lunch at Scenic World.
2. 2 x 1 hour aroma massages at Yindi Day Spa.
3. Free overnight stay at Bygone Beautys Cottage.

Scenic World Blue Mountains >
No trip to the area is complete without visiting the iconic Scenic World at Katoomba. Ride the world’s steepest railway, experience the thrill of walking on air on the skyway or take the cable car to the valley floor where you can stroll through ancient rainforest. Prize includes a family pass to Scenic World and lunch. Total value $170
 
Yindi Day Spa >
For an activity that is all about pampering, try a relaxing aromatherapy massage at Yindi, the largest spa in the mountains. Prize includes 2 x 1 hour aroma massages. Total value $220.
 
Accommodation
Free overnight stay at Bygone Beautys Cottage.

Itinerary Day 5

1. 2 hour trail ride and skills training at Werriberri Trail Rides.
2. Private cave tour, accommodation, dinner and breakfast at Jenolan Caves.
3. Free overnight stay at Caves House.

Werriberri Trail Rides >
A family trail ride awaits you at Werriberri Trail Rides. The 2 hour ride will take you to the top of Black Ridge - 1000m above sea level. Breathtaking 360 degree views! Prize includes a 2 hour family trail ride and instruction commensurate with your riding experience. Value $396.

Jenolan Caves >

Then why not descend into the underworld? The most magnificent complex of limestone caves in the world can be seen at Jenolan Caves. Technology and imagination make tours increasingly awe inspiring and challenge seekers can experience adventure caving mentored by experts. Prize includes a family ‘Caves Down Under’ Coach Pass from Trolley Tours valued at $212. 1 night stay at Caves House including dinner and breakfast and a private cave tour. Total value $900.
 
Accommodation
Free overnight stay at Caves House, Jenolan Caves.

Itinerary Day 6

1. $200 shopping experience & artist’s metalwork demonstration at the Talisman Gallery & Woodfired Pizza Cafe.
2. Two night family stay at The Jungle Lodge with breakfast pack and lunch at Restaurant Tomah at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.
3. Free overnight stay at The Jungle Lodge, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

Talisman Gallery >
Marvel at the art of blacksmithing and the wide range of handcrafted jewellery and metal art at the Talisman Gallery at Little Hartley. Prize includes a $200 shopping experience and artist’s metalwork demonstration. Total value $450.

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden >
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is situated 1,000 metres above sea level in the world heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains. This tranquil garden is home to a world class collection of plants from the cooler Southern Hemisphere. Here you can enjoy dramatic displays of flowering plants, visit the World Heritage Exhibition Centre or stroll through pristine rainforest. Prize includes a 2 night family stay at garden’s Jungle Lodge including a breakfast pack and lunch at Restaurant Tomah Total value $500.
 
Accommodation
Free overnight stay at The Jungle Lodge, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

Itinerary Day 7

1. Family Pass, foot plate experience & hot shovel lunch at the Zig Zag Railway
2. Free overnight stay at The Jungle Lodge and tour of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Zig Zag Railway >
The Zig Zag railway travels along the picturesque western escarpment of the Blue Mountains. A marvel of Victorian engineering the track passes through two tunnels and across three sandstone viaducts. The views are simply superb. Prize includes a Family Pass and foot plate experience including a hot shovel lunch. Total value $150.
 
Accommodation
Free overnight stay at The Jungle Lodge, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.
 
All up there is a total of $5,623 worth of experiences to be won by one lucky family. Enter now and that lucky family could be yours!

How to Enter

This competition is run by the Blue Mountains Attractions Group.
Complete the online entry form via the Blue Mountains Attractions Group website.

When asked...How did you hear about this competition? 

Answer = BlueMountainsAustralia.com

Entry is via the Blue Mountains Attractions Group website:

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Note: Entries close 5pm Sunday 1 July 2012. Full terms and conditions available on the Blue Mountains Attractions Group website.

This article archived 1 Jul 2012

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