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    Join us this March 2016 for Mardi Gras! REGISTRATION FORM (Please complete/return with deposit ASAP.)


    Join us on 4th – 7th March 2016 for Mardi Gras! 🙂 More info on Facebook (or see below). Download registration form here.

    Join us in Sydney for the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – an outrageous, unforgettable event…one of Sydney’s most loved celebrations!

    “As more than 9,000 people make their way down Oxford and Flinders Streets in a rainbow extravaganza of LGBTQI pride, hundreds of thousands of spectactors line the Darlinghurst streets to watch the glittering procession of exotic costumes and political slogans. Grab a spot on the sidelines to cheer as the Dykes on Bikes rev their engines at the front of the parade. Copy the dance moves of the Asian marching boys. See gay and lesbian police officers march alongside student pride groups, and Jewish and Arabic gays and lesbians. Perve on the queer lifesavers from Bondi Beach, and don’t forget to pay tribute to the 78-ers who started it all.” Be there in 2016!

    Only 34 seats available | Grab your seat NOW!


    Registration/booking form can now be found here 🙂 Please print, complete & return with non-refundable deposit ASAP to secure your spot(s).

    Send cheque/money order to:
    Bank transfer to:
    BSB 033 254
    ACC 276454

    Post form to: GV Pride Mardi Gras Trip, PO Box 851, Shepparton, 3632

    Shepparton – 136 Maude Street, Shepparton @ 8.45am (depart 9.00am sharp)
    Albury – Train station @ 10.45am (depart 11.00am sharp)

    Luxury coach departs Shepparton Fri morning 4th March @ 9.00am
    Coach returns Shepp. Mon night 7th March @ 7.00pm (depart Syd @ 9.00am)

    FREE parking available in Shepparton for those all over Victoria wanting to make the drive to Shepparton to join us for this fun-filled weekend-long event! (NOTE: Shepparton is a quick 2hr drive north of Melbourne)

    LUNCH/afternoon tea – we will stop on the way to Sydney (twice)

    Arrival in Sydney should be about 6.30pm-7.00pm Fri 4th March
    Return to Shepparton should be about 7.00pm Mon 7th March


    Jump on the V/Line train from Southern Cross Station (Melbourne) to Shepparton station (Thu afternoon 3rd March) & board the luxury coach to Sydney (after a sleep-over in Shepparton) – EASY!

    3 nights @ Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay (2km walk from Mardi Gras Parade)
    (includes full buffet breakfast each day)

    Saturday night 5th March (more details @ http://www.mardigras.org.au/)

    TOTAL COST PER PERSON: From $480.00pp twin/double share, $775.00pp single share
    (price inc. luxury coach/bus-trip, accommodation, breakfast)

    Need a lift to Sydney and back only? Jump on the bus for $220pp! 🙂

    Please confirm your attendance today by clicking “I’m Going” at the top of the Facebook event page and/or then contact Damien Stevens to make a $150 deposit (NOTE: all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE). Additional $100 payments can be made in Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb to finalise your booking OR balance MUST be paid IN FULL by 14th February 2016. Prefer to pay the full amount up-front? Let Damien know on 0418 511 562 or gvpride@gvpride.org 🙂

    NOTE: The Mardi Gras PARTY is Sat night 5th March – you may attend this if you wish, but it will not be part of our official booking process … more info @ http://www.mardigras.org.au

    Looking for something to do on Sunday 6th March? Here are 4 of many options…

    1. AAT Kings – Bondi Beach, Sydney Sights & Majestic Lunch Cruise
    Board your Majestic Cruises vessel at King Street Wharf 5 to commence a luncheon cruise. Dine on Sydney Harbour’s luxury 50 metre catamaran and enjoy a buffet lunch offering an array of fresh local seafood, meat and vegetable dishes, salads, desserts, cheeses and fruits as you cruise around Sydney Harbour. An informative commentary is included. Following your cruise, join your AAT Kings coach to commence an afternoon city tour. Tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit The Gap to enjoy the stunning views then stop at the world famous Bondi Beach. Re-join the coach for the return journey to Sydney travelling through Paddington and the exclusive Eastern Suburbs. Tour concludes at approximately 5.45pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
    Departure Time: 12:00pm.
    Duration: 5.75 hours.
    – Hotel drop off.
    – The Rocks and Circular Quay.
    – Views of Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
    – St Mary’s Cathedral.
    – Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.
    – The Gap.
    – Bondi Beach.
    – Magistic lunch cruise.
    – Luxury coach travel.
    Meals: – Lunch.
    Not Included:
    – Hotel pick up.
    $145 per person

    2. Sydney Opera House Tour
    Check in 10 minutes prior to departure. See inside the world’s most recognisable sails and experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds, to become one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. Working with new, rich audio-visual components, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building, your guide will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. Some 1,500 performances, from opera to circus, rock and cabaret, are staged each year to audiences of around 1.5 million.
    Departure Time: Every 30 minutes from 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Duration: 1 hour
    – Entrance to Sydney Opera House.
    – 1 hour guided tour.
    – Learn of the history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique architectural design.
    – Visit the major performance venues.
    – Learn more about the dramatic world of Australia’s premier performing arts centre.
    $38 per person

    3. Captain Cook cruises Sunset Dinner
    Board your Captain Cook Cruises vessel at King Street Wharf 1, Darling Harbour to commence a Sunset Dinner cruise. Travel aboard MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2, and discover the magic of Sydney at sundown. Enjoy a 2 course Australian a la carte dinner onboard, including wine, beer and soft drinks. Cruise concludes at approximately 6.30pm at King Street Wharf 1, Darling Harbour.
    Departure Time: 5:00pm. Disembark: 6:30pm.
    Duration: 1.5 hours.
    – Cruise on Sydney Harbour.
    – Main Harbour sights.
    – 2 course meal of contemporary Australian cuisine.
    – Sparkling and still wines, beer and soft drinks.
    Not Included:
    – Transfers.
    – Spirits.
    $81 per person

    4. Sydney Harbour Discovery
    This is the ultimate Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise to discover and experience Sydney Harbour and its secluded beaches. The 3-hour cruise includes full commentary as well as an Aussie style BBQ buffet lunch. After lunch guests have the opportunity to disembark at one of Sydney Harbour’s secluded National Park beaches for a walk or to enjoy a swim with views of Sydney Opera House and the harbour bridge. Showers are provided once back on board.
    Departure Time: 12:45pm.
    Duration: 3 hours.
    – 3 hour Sydney Harbour Discovery cruise.
    – Informative commentary on Sydney and Harbour.
    What to Bring:
    – Comfortable footwear, weather appropriate clothing, a camera, towel and a swimming gear.
    Meals: – Full Buffet Lunch including tea and coffee.
    Not Included:
    – Hotel transfers.
    – Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
    $87 per person

    If you are interested in any of the above options, please let us know how many people would like to book and we will be happy to check the availability for you.

    We hope to see YOU there!

    Need accommodation in Shepparton on Thu night 3rd March & Monday night 7th March? (prices subject to change)
    Best Western Motor Inn – Twin Share or Double $135 / room (online booking) – $160 / room (phone booking)
    Country Home Motor Inn- Twin Share $95 / room – Double $84 / room The Carrington- Twin Share or Double $135 / room (online booking) – $160 / room (phone booking)
    Big Valley Lakeside Paradise Motor Inn – Twin Share $110 / room – Double $100 / room
    The Sherbourne Terrace – Twin Share or Double $128 / room Join us in Sydney for Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade! OR Enjoy a return-bus-trip only (for $220) & visit/stay with family/friends for a weekend getaway in Syd! 🙂

    JOY 94.9 is a proud supporter of the 2016 GV Pride Mardi Gras Trip!

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