October 8/9, 2016

What: Bus trip

We have made a tentative booking for 25 rooms at the Diplomat Hotel on the Cnr of Canberra Ave & Hely St, Griffith.

It is not a new trendy place (built in 1980's) but it looks clean and comfy.

We have managed to negotiate $170 per room which will include a cooked breakfast for two in dining room.

By the end of August, we will need to:

    have firm numbers;
    know who is sharing with who.... in other words anyone travelling solo will need to identify a bunk mate for the night unless they want their own room;
    identify anyone with mobility issues

Saturday Night Dinner

We have discussed the Saturday night dinner and we have two options.  
They are:

    buffet style menu; or
    order from the main menu but people needing special dietary requirements must notify them first

Summary of timings:


    0700 - ETD Penrith
    1030 - ETA Floriade
    1500 - ETD Floriade and commence guided tour of Canberra
    1700 - ETA Diplomat Hotel
    1800 - Bar Snacks and welcome drinks (I have discussed this with the hotel and awaiting on information from their chef.   This will be an extra charge of about $5-$6pp on their dinner bill - if required) - ACT members join the group.
    1900 - Dinner


    0900 - ETD Diplomat Hotel travel via Mt Ainslie for group photo opportunity;
    0945 - ETA Australian War Memorial
    1000 - All galleries highlights tour (I will make a booking when approval is received)
    1130 - Tour concludes
    1145 - ETD War Memorial
    1515 - ETA Penrith

Please get back to  Nicko on 0407 942 904 or Joyce 0408 473 254 or email [email protected] to confirm your interest in this trip.

We need to have everything confirmed by the end of August.