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Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

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Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

I am looking at going up to the Whitsundays for 4 nights (3RD TO 7TH JANUARY) after 5 nights in Sydney.

My wife and I will go to Brisbane area for around 5 nights after Whitsundays and the other couple will fly on to Melbourne. My wife and I will then fly down to Melbourne for about our last 4 nights in Australia. Some family who live in Melbourne might fly up from Melbourne and meet us in Whitsundays.

I AM LOOKING FOR ADVISE ON PRICES OF FLIGHTS AND ACCOMODATION.

Sydney to hamilton island - 3rd JANUARY - 186 AUD JETSTAR direct flight including 10kg hand luggage and 20kg hold luggage

hamilton island to melbourne - 7th JANUARY - 216 AUD JETSTAR direct flight including 10kg hand luggage and 20kg hold luggage

Melbourne - hamilton Island - melbourne . OUT 3RD JAN. BACK 7TH JAN.

444 AUD RETURN

Do u think the flights will go up, should we go ahead and book them maybe?

source - webjet and double checked on jetstar website

HAMILTON ISLAND APARTMENTS - 3RD TO 7TH JANUARY

the place i found to be cheapest on Hamilton island for apartments

http://www.hamiltonislandaccommodation.info

did have 31 apartments available 2 bedroom and bigger , now down to 23.

i emailed http://www.hamiltonisland.biz who advertise all the private rentals on tripadvisor but they had a 5 night minimum at that time of year and was more expensive than;

http://www.hamiltonislandaccommodation.info

2 bedrooms from 350-400 AUD a night

3 bedrooms from 500 AUD a night

4 bedrooms luxury villa/apartments are about 850 AUD a night

your looking somewhere in the region of roughly 100AUD per adult per night. im sure for private apartments that's expensive but reflects peak time of year. no other transport costs if u fly into ham island. free buggy with each apartment for driving around island.

SHOULD WE BOOK UP NOW AT THESE PRICES?

Edited: 17 July 2012, 14:21
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1. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

Hi

Itinerary is now looking as follows

5 nights - Holiday Inn Old Sydney (day trip to Blue Mountains)

4 nights - Long Island Resort - Whitsundays

3 nights - Sheraton Noosa (exploring Sunshine Coast,day trip Fraser Island,Australia Zoo)

3 nights - Sheraton Gold Coast (exploring Gold Coast, Brisbane en route, Hinterland)

4 nights - Melbourne Holiday Inn (GOR day trip, Penguins,Australian Open tennis)

flying Sydney - Hamilton Island - Brisbane - Melbourne

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2. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

It's our xmas school holiday time so accommodation/airfares will be at a premium (price and availability).

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3. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

i have all my accomodation locked in - have used Starwood and IHG points accumulated over last few years to pay for Holiday Inn and Sheratons.

Long Island resort I booked last night. They are doing $117aud a night offer at the moment with free upgrade from garden to beach room. also used 10% code on hotels.com

i know its very rustic 3 star at best but going with friends and their family for that part of the trip so should be a good time

Edited: 18 July 2012, 11:34
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4. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

also long island resort is undergoing ongoing renovation and i think i would prefer that sort of an island feel to the more built up hamilton island

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5. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

Hi robertadams,

Wow, it sounds like you really do have a fantastic holiday planned. We are so glad you chose to stay with us at Long Island Resort. Please can you advise your booking name and email address so we can ensure that you are well looked after.

If you have any queries leading up to your stay please do not hesitate to contact me on online@oceanhotelsandtourism.com.au.

We look forward to welcoming you in January.

Warmest Regards,

Nichole Kanzlemar

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6. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

>> Please can you advise your booking name and email address so we can ensure that you are well looked after. <<

Don't you look after all your customers equally well? Or are your travel website member customers just a little more equal ;-)

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7. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

Hi MacKnee,

Yes, we most certainly look after all our customers equally well as they are all of equal importance. If we receive any communication via any medium whether online, email or by phone we are more than happy to assist with requests. We like to connect with guests everywhere possible to offer this assistance.

I apologise for the confusion.

Warm Regards,

Nichole Kanzlemar

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8. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

Your itinerary looks excellent.. & the Sheraton Hotels are my favs...

Hopefully; the weather will be kind to you & remember to wear a stinger suit in Nth Qld.

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9. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

Ellemay - Thanks . I plan to look at booking up the itinerary

5 nights - Sheraton On The Park - using Starwood Points

4 nights - Long Island Resort - Whitsundays - hotels.com

3 nights - Sheraton Noosa (exploring Sunshine Coast,day trip Fraser Island,Australia Zoo) - - using Starwood Points

3 nights - Sheraton Gold Coast (exploring Gold Coast, Brisbane en route, Hinterland) - using Starwood Points

4 nights - Melbourne Holiday Inn (GOR day trip, Penguins,Australian Open tennis) - using IHG points

flying Sydney - Hamilton Island - Brisbane - Melbourne

glad to hear your views on the Sheratons as I ended up booking the Sheraton On The Park instead of the Holiday Inn Old Sydney.

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10. Re: Whitsundays 3rd - 7th january

Nichole,

Thanks very much for your reply.

I will send you an email now with our details.

I have booked four rooms for January.

We are a group of four ( two couples ) travelling from Ireland and I booked two extra rooms in the hope that some family who live in Melbourne will come and join us at Long Island !!

We really cant wait to visit as part of our 3 week trip to Australia !

Thanks

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