Be a Part of the 60th Sydney Film Festival and Festival of Lights and Music with Austravel

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Austravel, leading Australasia specialist, has launched exciting and affordable offers to Sydney for its customers to soak up the atmosphere at two of its biggest events.

This year’s Sydney Film Festival marks the 60th anniversary of the event. The longest-running film festival takes place in the city over 12 days in June and has grown into a world renowned event since it was first held in 1954.

The Sydney Film Festival has grown from its four room venue at the University of Sydney with only 1,200 tickets available to a 12 day event that draws international attention, with films being showcased in several venues across the city. Running from 5-16 June this year, the Festival will feature films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world. Judged on their emotional power, resonance and courageous direction, the shortlisted films will compete to win the prestigious Sydney Film Prize of $60,000 which will be revealed at the Closing Night Gala event.

Austravel, the leading specialist in travel to Australia and New Zealand, is offering its customers the opportunity to visit vibrant Sydney and take in the atmosphere of the Film Festival with its exciting new offers. Austravel is taking its customers right to the heart of the action with packages to Sydney’s must see highlights over the dates of the Film Festival. Combine holiday packages with the option of a variety of tickets for the Film Festival which include those for the red carpet Opening and Closing Night Galas, the Official Competition Awards Ceremony and the famous after-parties for the chance to rub shoulders with the some of the biggest names in the industry. Also take advantage of various flexi-pass ticket options to see a number of film screenings throughout the event.

Sydney has a lively and vibrant reputation and hosts some of the world’s most atmospheric and exciting events. It’s not unusual that different events will be going on at the same time in Sydney with its vast venues and fun culture. Sydney will host an 18 day Festival of Lights and Music at the same time as the Film Festival. A spectacle of light, music and ideas will take over Sydney as the sun goes down. The festival, Vivid Sydney, is the biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere. For the first time, this year’s Vivid Sydney will extend to Darling Harbour where thousands can marvel at a colourful show of dancing water fountains, water screen projection performances and dazzling light shows, never before seen in Australia! Transforming the city, Vivid Sydney will take place from 24 May to 10 June and with Austravel’s affordable Australia package holidays, you get the opportunity to be part of two of the most exciting festivals in Sydney.

Take advantage of a holiday to Australia with Austravel’s 12 day trip to Sydney, which includes a Harbour Cruise, from £1,495 per person. Stay 11 nights at the three star Cambridge Hotel in Sydney and save £225 per couple. This holiday includes a Captain Cook Harbour Cruise, Sydney Bridge Climb and flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow. Offer based on departures between 1-7 June 2013.

Alternatively enjoy a 12 day Sydney and Reef holiday with Austravel from £1899 per person and save £190 per couple. Stay seven nights at the three star Cambridge Hotel in Sydney and four nights at the four star Trinity Beach Hotel. This offer is based on departures between 1-7 June 2013 and includes a Blue Mountains Day Tour, Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef Cruise and flights with Etihad and Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow.

Take the ultimate Australia holiday with Austravel’s twin centre holiday to Sydney and Melbourne from £1495 per person. Explore two of Australia’s most popular city destinations and save £160 per couple. Stay seven nights at the three star Cambridge Hotel in Sydney, three nights at the three star Mercure Hotel in Melbourne A Great Ocean Road Day Trip and return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow (internal flight with Qantas) are also included. Offer based on departures between 1-7 June 2013.

For more information on Sydney holidays and affordable flights to Australia with Austravel, visit its website or call a travel expert on 0800 988 4834.

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