Swiss Parade – Hobart Walks – Sydney Fish Markets – APT Africa Deal – Noahs Ark Tour

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John Crook

Bring back the herds to the valley
The summer season in Switzerland has commenced with a traditional parade marking the change of season and the return of herds to the valley.  This Swiss parade perpetuates an ancient tradition.  However, for the first time ever the public is welcome to tour the new cheese facility.  September 29 is the date to diarise details of the parade and cheese tasting. Go visit

Go take a walk
Hobart walks take visitors behind  the scenes of the capital’s vibrant, diverse and dynamic arts community.  You can choose from four different guided walks to discover hidden studios,  galleries and the chance to meet emerging and established artists and gallery owners.   Best to do a check by visiting or telephone 0414 391 154.

Seafood basics
There’s a basics class which includes a copy of the Sydney Seafood School, and that comes with the new Seafood Basics class. Also, just released is the September – February program of classes.  View the program of classes by visiting

Companions fly free (conditions of course)
There’s a free flight deal on APT Africa holidays.  The deal works out to be of up to  $2040 per couple. The deal applies to all itineraries running through the May – September season.  Bookings must be made before December 31 2012. give this number a call, – 1300 229 804.
Just to whet the travel bug check this one out.   A 29 day South Africa Highlights which includes  15 nights in South Africa, two at Victoria Falls, 11-nights in Kenya.  Plenty more, so get the itinerary by visiting

Noah’s Ark
The supposed resting place of Noah’s Ark, the point where Cleopatra arrived in her gold and silver barge to meet Mark Anthony and heaps more history recreated in a cram packed cruise departing Muscat to Istanbul March 25 2013.  This is one of the most exciting cruise itineraries on offer. Prices start from $24,700.Ring or an itinerary 1800 08 3 141

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block-out periods may apply.  

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