NEW ATTRACTIONS IN SYDNEY
New Body Inc Bathhouse revealed
Body Inc Bathhouse, a long established Korean bathhouse in Sydney's buzzing Kings Cross district has undergone a complete refurbishment and will open next month, forming part of the new Chifley Potts Point Hotel.
The original Body Inc Bathhouse operated for twenty years, and became an institution amongst its thousands of regular clients. The owners have ensured the new spa retains its traditional Asian feel "“ with one small difference. No longer is nudity the required dress code, so guests at Body Inc Bathhouse can maintain their modesty as they steam their bodies.
The new Body Inc Bathhouse menu includes luxurious oriental scrubs, relaxing aromatherapy treatments, hot stone massages, body wraps and yoga classes.
New boutique hotel in Potts Point
The Storrier hotel, located in the heart of entertainment district, is the first in a series of new ‘art’ hotels to take their cues from renowned Australian artists, adopting the look and feel of its adopted artist’s works. Leading Sydney artist Tim Storrier’s works adorn throughout and no two guest rooms are the same. The Storrier is a contemporary ‘home away from home’ with earthy hues, bold patterns and subdued lighting which create a glowing atmosphere and luxury throughout.
City of Sydney Mardi Gras Walk
Following the overwhelming success of the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade's 30th anniversary celebrations last month, visitors can now experience the colourful attractions and learn about history of Oxford Street for themselves. This new guided walking tour takes visitors along Oxford Street – Sydney ‘s first boulevard, a dynamic and ever changing thoroughfare with a complex and layered history.
Fly Inn to Berowra Waters Inn
Sydney Seaplanes is now operating a fly and dine service to the acclaimed restaurant, Berowra Waters Inn on the Hawkesbury River . The short trip takes takes passengers for a scenic journey over Sydney Harbour before landing on the restaurant's jetty. Berowra Waters Inn is an award-winning establishment offering elegance in a relaxed contemporary setting. Designed by legendary Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, Berowra Waters Inn can only by accessed by seaplane or boat.
Chic in the City "“ Sydney style
Sydney is proving it is the capital of Australian fashion, first with the inaugural Rosemont Fashion festival to be held in August this year, and now with the new celebrity shopping tours on offer. CHIC in the city is run by Sydney stylist SiobhÃ¡n Young, who takes walking and limousine tours to leading designer and fashion celebrity hotspots in the city. The boutique shopping tour is for style-savvy and discerning shoppers looking for cutting edge, unique designs and quality fashion that is designed and made in Australia .
The tours avoid the high street and department stores, so one-off pieces will be the order of the day. SiobhÃ¡n also offers her expert personal fashion advice to shoppers during the tour.
NEW ATTRACTIONS IN REGIONAL NSW
Horse around on the Coffs Coast
Visitors to NSW's north coast can now enjoy adventure trail rides at Coffs Harbour 's new Horsing Around Riding Centre. The Centre runs lessons for groups and families amongst stunning bushland with an abundant wildlife, just twenty minutes north of Coffs city. There are also private lessons or pony walks for under six year olds on offer.
Snowy Mountains Stone Bridge 4WD tour
Discover NSW's spectacular Snowy Mountain range on a new 4WD eco tour with Stone Bridge Tours. Visit the Stone Bride grazing property 'Worongah', spectacular Matong Gorge and the unique Stone Bridge on the infamous Snowy River , only recently having become accessible to visitors after being locked away for generations.
The tour is a fascinating introduction to the Australian bush.
Etihad has announced the addition of four extra flights per week from Abu Dhabi to Sydney , commencing 31 October 2008. This will result in a weekly total of 11 flights to the city. NSW Minister for Tourism Matt Brown comments "Etihad's choice of Sydney for additional flights confirms the city's status as both a great tourist destination and Australia 's global city."
The announcement was made following the first anniversary of Etihad's commencement of services to Australia . The airline began flying to Sydney in March 2007 with just three weekly services and increased this to daily services by June.