The Blue Mountains NSW

The Blue Mountains is a magical place any time of the year. Glowing in autumn, cool in winter, colourful in spring and refreshing in summer. The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. The atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter shorter wave-length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour. The Greater Blue Mountains was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 and was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.

There are many activities in the Blue Mountains region which makes it a destination in its own right. The regions around the Blue Mountains provide a number of experiences, such as exploring the Jenolan caves as well as adventure, walking trails, restaurants, wildlife and stunning scenery. There are also exceptional accommodation options for people on a budget right up to six star resorts, such as The One and Only Wolgan valley.

LOCATION
A scenic 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. The resort occupies just one percent of its own 7,000 acre conservancy. The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometres long and seven kilometres wide. The Wolgan River cuts a deep gorge through the sandstone in part of the valley, forming a bottleneck that is only one kilometre wide. Steep cliffs contrast with the gentle curve of the valley floor and a picturesque road winds along the river to reach the resort on the eastern end.

SOAK UP THE BEAUTY OF ALL YOU CAN SEE. UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF WINTER IN THE GREATER BLUE MOUNTAINS.
As the autumn leaves fall in Australia, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley transforms into a magical winter wonderland where nature comes alive.
Breathe in the crisp mountain air, curl up by roaring fireplaces, embark on a wildlife adventure, indulge in an after-dinner gin tasting or simply gaze at the star-filled sky. Do as much or as little as you please, as we celebrate the very best of the winter season.

WINTER ESCAPE
FOR TRAVEL  MARCH 2019 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019
includes
Ultra-luxury Heritage Villa with private shimmering pool
Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Selected regional wines and beers with meals
Non-alcoholic beverages and in-villa snack bar
Two daily on-site activities from the schedule of complimentary inclusions Use of the gymnasium, tennis courts, sauna and steam room
From $1,790 per villa per evening for two guests (Sunday to Thursday inclusive) From $1,940 per villa per evening for two guests (Friday to Saturday inclusive) Minimum two-night stay applies

Many things to do in the Blue Mountains and surrounds

The Blue Mountains area is worth more than a day trip if you have the time to explore it wont let you down. There are great accommodation options and excellent food choices. The Blue Mountains is close to Jenolan Caves as well as regional centres such as Dubbo home of the Dubbo Zoo, a free range Zoo that offers visitors the option to sleep with the animals in luxury cabins.

Open every day, Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world’s oldest caves – one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world. You are never too young or old to experience the amazing – award-winning tours, adventure caving, scenic bush walks and Australian Aboriginal culture. Glimpse Australian birds and animals in the wild, including kangaroos and platypus. Relax in our magnificent Chisolm’s Restaurant, café or bar. We even offer accommodation – hotel, motel, cottage or backpacker lodge. More than a tourist attraction, we also host school excursions, unique weddings, conferences and team building days. Set in Blue Mountains

Jenolan Caves

World Heritage wilderness, Jenolan Caves are a national treasure, of awe-inspiring beauty and scale.Open every day, Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world’s oldest caves – one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world. You are never too young or old to experience the amazing – award-winning tours, adventure caving, scenic bush walks and Australian Aboriginal culture. Glimpse Australian birds and animals in the wild, including kangaroos and platypus. Relax in our magnificent Chisolm’s Restaurant, café or bar. We even offer accommodation – hotel, motel, cottage or backpacker lodge. More than a tourist attraction, we also host school excursions, unique weddings, conferences and team building days. Set in Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness, Jenolan Caves are a national treasure, of awe-inspiring beauty and scale.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo!

Three and a half hours drive from Jenolan caves through picturesque countryside of New South Wales is the City of Dubbo home of Taronga Western Plains Zoo. At AABH we can organise an itinerary for you to take in some of the fine cuisine and wines the region has to offer as well as organise your visit or stay to the Zoo.Experience the ultimate zoofari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo! Whether you walk, drive or ride around the Zoo’s five kilometre circuit on hired bikes or carts, there’s plenty to see and do.

The Zoo is home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals including giraffes, rhinos, elephants and big cats. Daily keeper activities (included in zoo entry) and special tours deliver magical experiences you will never forget. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, giving you ample time to experience all that is on offer.

Don’t miss the the Zoo’s all new African Lion Pride Lands precinct. Explore a sprawling visitor area with views across to the Lion pride! Get an up close view at the glass viewing windows, or hop on board Pride Lands Patrol, a purpose-built safari tour that journeys deep into Lion territory (additional cost).

The Zoo’s free access Savannah Visitor Plaza includes shop, playground and cafe overlooking Savannah Lake and Primate Island, home to Black-handed Spider Monkeys and Squirrel Monkeys.

For the ultimate zoofari, experience African style Zoofari Lodge, self-contained Savannah Cabins, or go bush camping at Billabong Camp.

For more information or for us to design an itinerary for your customers please let us know on enquiries@aabh.com.au

Swiss – Belhotels and Resorts in Australia and New Zealand

Swiss- Bel Hotels have some excellent accommodation options available for international customers in both Australia and New Zealand.

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland, New Zealand

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park is centrally located in the heart of Auckland just minutes from Sky City Tower, Viaduct Quarter, surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants. The spacious 40 luxury guest suites, starting from 52 square metres to 160 square metres are broken down into 12x One Bedroom, 23x Two Bedroom and 5x Three Bedroom Suite – all three suite options have Swiss-SuperSuite range with greater views of Auckland Harbour Bridge, the city, and Victoria park and larger living room space. The suites come with balcony, lounge, dining room and kitchen area, ready for leisure stays, business meetings or entire families.

Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand

Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak is nestled in the lush mountains, just 10 minutes from Queenstown.  Well known for its beautiful scenery and native birds that gives guests the ultimate back to nature experience.  The resort offers a large restaurant opening up on an impressive courtyard, dining options also include the Bar and onsite Bowling alley with arcade games and pool tables.  Various attractions including ski fields, golf courses and hiking and biking trails are located nearby.  A variety of 78 rooms – Standard, Twin, Triple as well as Family Guest Rooms. To explore Queenstown, there is a free shuttle into town.

Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu, is 5-Star Qualmark, includes 80 serviced suite apartment style rooms and a leisurely 10-minute walk from the centre of Queenstown.  The spacious luxury suites ranging up to 104sqm offering spectacular uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu taking in the vista of Queenstown’s rugged Mountains. You also have the option to choose one of our Alpine Studios or combine the studio with a One Bedroom Suite and enjoy the luxury of a Two Bedroom Suite with stunning views. The Suites are tailored for your comfort offering warmth and privacy. Complimentary WIFI, underground car parking with secure ski/golf storage lockers included.

Contact AABH for our special inbound rates at these properties. www.aabh.com.au

The York Sydney by Swiss-Belhotel, Sydney CBD

The York by Swiss-Belhotel is centrally located within strolling distance to explore all Sydney attractions, Sydney Harbour, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, major business houses and transportation; making it the perfect choice for both business and leisure travel. Sydney’s largest serviced residences comprise of 120 Suites, offering spacious serviced Studio, One and Two Bedroom accommodation ranging from 65-167 sqm in size. All rooms boast a large living area, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, air-conditioning, separate bath and shower, open aired balcony, Wifi access and secure parking. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor recreation area including spa, sauna, gym and heated pool.

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, South Brisbane

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is a premium, full-service hotel designed for business and leisure travellers situated at 218 Vulture St, South Brisbane. Within easy walking distance of Southbank Parklands, River Quay, the Gabba and nearby Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Mater Hospital, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum. The 134-room hotel comprises 108 Superior Rooms, 14 Deluxe Studios (45 square metres) and 12 Executive Studios (54 square metres). The hotel features a full size gym, and indoor heated pool with complimentary Wi-Fi, secure onsite parking – subject to availability.

Be a Star at The Sydney Opera House

STAR AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Available till End of March 2019
Be a diva at the Sydney Opera House with your very own walk-on role.
Have your hair and makeup done when you hear your half-hour call. You’ll be dressed in a costume fitted especially to you. Be on stage with the chorus at the Sydney Opera House – the world’s most famous building. The footlights glint in your eyes as you take your place in performance. Be surrounded by the sound of fifty people singing in perfect harmony, the power of the human voice ringing out over a crowd of 1500 people.

This is opera from the star’s perspective, and tonight, the experience is all yours.

A walk-on role with Opera Australia lets you explore so much more than the stage. You’ll visit the Opera Australia studio and a costume dresser will fit you with a handmade costume. The Assistant Director will take you through what happens on stage – when you need to be still, when you need to be a star. On the night of your performance, you’ll enter the Sydney Opera House house via stage door and report to hair and makeup to have your show make-up and wig applied. Then, you’ll mount the stairs to the stage to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience, while someone you love watches from the auditorium.

You’ve always known you’re a star. Now let the world see it!

*Picture credit Edmund Lund

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AABH New F.I.T Booking System

March: We are excited to announce the launch of our new booking platform our new system. The system will offer our customers even more products than are available today. Products will be available in multi currencies as well as multilingual. The system will have access to both static as well as dynamic rates. In addition AABH has a number of inbound rates previously available offline which will now be available in our system. As an AABH agent we are also able to “white label” our system for you so that it appears with your logo and identity. AABH has the option of providing the system both online in web form or alternately we are able to provide API and XML functionality directly into your system. If you would like enquire about a link to the system or accessing the system contact us today at enquiries@aabh.com.au.

We have had a number of requests fro our customers so let us know as soon as you can to enable us to link your company up to the system as soon as possible.

AABH at AIME

The AABH team recently attended A.I.M.E (Australian Incentives Meetings and Events ) event in Melbourne brining suppliers and the trade together who are involved in this market. AABH has delivered a number of incentive groups recently and this was a great opportunity for us to update the team on whats new in this area. If you would like AABH to organise your next Incentive group please contact us on enquiries@aabh.com.au