President's Council ~ Australia Trip

6-18 July 2017
Destinations: 
Sydney and Cairns, Australia
Thursday 6 July

Arrival Day ~ Sydney

Pier One Sydney Harbor Autograph Collection Hotel
Check in from 16:00
Porterage included in room rate
Sydney

Friday 7 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
8:30 Worship and Welcome Meeting in lobby
9:00 - 5:00 Full Day Sydney City Sightseeing with local guide, Rosie Hopkins, including: 10:45-11:45 Opera House visit
12:30-3:30 Harbor Tour with lunch on the boat, and Bondi Beach afterward
5:00 return to hotel
Pier One Sydney Harbor Autograph Collection Hotel
Sydney

Saturday 8 July

7:00 included breakfast begins in hotel
8:30 Board Coach and drive north to Cooranbong New South Wales 126 km ca. 2 hours

11:00 Attend Avondale College Church
Meet Kevin de Berg after church outside foyer door for short campus tour
Join potluck lunch at the church (yes we've made a contribution)
Our hostess is Marian de Berg, administrative assistant Ellen G White Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre
2-4 Tour Sunnyside, Ellen White's Home and visit the SDA South Pacific Museum
Stop by Morisett Psychiatric Hospital on return to Sydney

6:30 arrive at Pier One Sydney Harbor Autograph Collection Hotel
Sydney

Sunday 9 July

7:00 included breakfast begins in hotel
10:00 Transfer to airport
Fly Sydney to Cairns
13:10 Qantas flight QFO926 departs Sydney
16:20 arrives Cairns
Transfer to Hilton Hotel
6:30 meet in hotel lobby for transfer
7:00 Tjapukai Indigenous Cultural Experiences ~ program and dinner
Hilton Hotel
Cairns

Monday 10 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
9:00-Full Day Tour Australia Tropical Rainforest via Scenic tramway/or scenic train
9:30 Skyrail departure Smithfield station to Kuranda
10:45 Arrive Kuranda with free time to explore the village~ popular tourist destination with abundant shopping and local crafts
11:45 Lunch at Frog's Restaurant ~ Kuranda http://www.frogsrestaurant.com.au/
12:30 departure Kuranda to Rainforest station
12:45 arriving Rainforest station, enjoy Koala $ Wildlife Park, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and Army Duck Rainforest Tour
15:00 departure and transfer back to hotel
Hilton Hotel
Cairns

Tuesday 11 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
8:30 Walk 3 Minutes to Reef Fleet Terminal
Full day tour of Great Barrier Reef
Option to snorkel/scuba OR to stay dry ~ ride in a submersible, glass bottom boat, or walk to an underwater viewing area
Lunch provided at the Reef Station
Hilton Hotel
Cairns

Wednesday 12 July

6:30-10:00 included breakfast in hotel
Free day in Cairns
Hilton Hotel
Cairns

Thursday 13 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
8:00 Full Day Tour ~ The scenic Highlands of Australia
9:00 Lake Barrine
10:00 Curtain Fig Tree
11:45 Lunch at Gallo Dairyland ~ Atherton Tablelands ~http://gallodairyland.com.au/
1:45 Milaa Millaa falls/Josephine Falls
6:00 Return to hotel
Hilton Hotel
Cairns

Friday 14 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
11:45 Transfer to airport
Fly Cairns to Sydney
13:25 Qantas flight QFO923
16:20 arrive Sydney
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel
Sydney

Saturday 15 July

7:00 included breakfast begins in hotel
Church as a group
8:00 Drive to the Blue Mountains
Visits to Featherdale Wildlife Park and Scenic World
5:30 back at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel
Sydney

Sunday 16 July

7:00-11:00 included breakfast in hotel
Free day in Sydney
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel
Sydney

Monday 17 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
7:30 Departure
9:45 Arrive at Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Head Office reception and walk across to Factory-or go straight to BV Factory-TBC
10:00 Welcome and Sanitarium overview with Todd Saunders-BV seminar room
10:30-11:30 Factory tour
11:45 Group loads bus at factory reception
Drive 67 km south to Wahroonga NSW 2076
1:00 Tour South Pacific Division Office with Pastor Wayne Boehm
After your visit to SPD offices with Pr Boehm 1300-1400, his assistant , Linda Thomas Ph 98472269
will organise an escort to bring your group across to SAH chapel on level 4 Clifford Building
Julie Behren, Director of Marketing and Strategy and Fiona Strykowski, Marketing Manager (0427118021 )will meet you in the chapel 1415 start for your tour
During the tour your group will divide into 2 groups
During your tour you will visit a ward area in the new Clark Tower Jacaranda Lodge (cancer support centre), Healing Garden, Museum and Clinical Education Centre
1520 the group will make their way to the cafeteria for afternoon tea
Return to Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel
Sydney

Tuesday 18 July

6:30 included breakfast begins in hotel
Transportation to airport
Return to USA

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:

Sydney

Pier One Sydney Harbor Autograph Collection Hotel
11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel +61 2 8298 9999
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sydak-pier-one-sydney-harbour-autograph-collection/

Cairns

Hilton Hotel
34 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Tel +61 7 4050 2000
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/queensland/hilton-cairns/

Sydney

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9252 4600
http://www.stamford.com.au/sscq