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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: October 30, 2019, 07:52:27 PM »
Kosher food availability near PH SYD?

Need guidance for Shabbos food prep.
Will PH SYD heat up meals for you?
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: November 25, 2019, 06:16:38 AM »
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: May 17, 2022, 02:07:44 PM »
Need pretty simple information, donít have time to read everyoneís food preferences.
5 days in Sydney in august. Whatís a good place to stay in bondi beach for Friday through sunday night.
Must see trips near Sydney? Attractions worth paying for?

Also good place to stay one night at end of trip by airport. Flying into Melbourne at 6pm and leaving to America 11am

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: May 17, 2022, 02:11:45 PM »
Need pretty simple information, donít have time to read everyoneís food preferences.
5 days in Sydney in august. Whatís a good place to stay in bondi beach for Friday through sunday night.
Must see trips near Sydney? Attractions worth paying for?

Also good place to stay one night at end of trip by airport. Flying into Melbourne at 6pm and leaving to America 11am
Do the Sydney bridge tour first thing in the morning so you're the first tour. Otherwise you spend 2 hours waiting at every point of the bridge for groups in front of you.
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: May 17, 2022, 05:43:49 PM »
Need pretty simple information, donít have time to read everyoneís food preferences.
5 days in Sydney in august. Whatís a good place to stay in bondi beach for Friday through sunday night.
Must see trips near Sydney? Attractions worth paying for?

Also good place to stay one night at end of trip by airport. Flying into Melbourne at 6pm and leaving to America 11am
Climbing the harbour bridge was super fun, the opera house is cool to tour or go to a concert at, and the Taronga Zoo is also really cool since you can go into an enclosure with kangaroos and wallabies.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: May 17, 2022, 10:49:16 PM »
Climbing the harbour bridge was super fun, the opera house is cool to tour or go to a concert at, and the Taronga Zoo is also really cool since you can go into an enclosure with kangaroos and wallabies.
Do the Sydney bridge tour first thing in the morning so you're the first tour. Otherwise you spend 2 hours waiting at every point of the bridge for groups in front of you.

Definitely worth the money? Climbing the bridge?
Also stayed there for shabbos? Looking for a good place to stay, donít think park Hyatt will be good option for shabbos.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: May 18, 2022, 02:19:06 AM »
Crowne plaza coogee beach was great with a car for weekdays. Got upgraded to a suite with diamond status after I pushed a little.

I didnít go to taronga went to featherdale instead. I donít really like zoo and featherdale seems to be a lot less like one. Seems like people like the ferry to taronga more then the zoo.

Mrs Macquaries chair for sunset is one of the best spot. Also seeing the opera and bride at night is different experience then during the day. Walk in the rocks area and check out the park Hyatt even if youíre not staying there.

If staying in bondi area I highly suggest driving to watsons bay and take the ferry to circular quay. Easiest is if you have a card with touch pay for each paying person and it calculates the fare automatically. It came out to $8-9 round trip and was very cool in itself plus best way to get to town! Use google maps for timetable which is accurate.

Bagel co is best cafe IMO. Try the cheese jalapeŮo bagel!
For groceries etc, coles &/or woolworths at Westfield bondi junction.
Katzys has meat pies which is supposed to be a thing but it doesnít really compare to SA IMO.

If you do drive in Sydney be super careful with cameras!! They actually detect if you hold your phone and minimum ticket is 200 AUD. I used both Waze and radar both but technically there can be mobile ones as well.

Parking is ok in bondi area (if youíre used to city driving), you just have to look at signs, many of them have a #P like 2P means you can park free for 2 hours but if you stay longer you can get a ticket (not sure how exactly they know). I was able to manage well. Parking near downtown is already a differnce story, I suggest the ferry during the day.

For shabbos definitely check out central synagogue. Beautiful shul, nice rabbi (wolf) Supposedly the best kidush in town and also has kids program for different ages if youíre going with kids.
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: May 18, 2022, 09:31:00 AM »
Definitely worth the money? Climbing the bridge?
Also stayed there for shabbos? Looking for a good place to stay, donít think park Hyatt will be good option for shabbos.
Imo it was worth the money. Yes, I stayed for Shabbos at friends in Bondi Beach.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: May 18, 2022, 09:31:22 AM »
Crowne plaza coogee beach was great with a car for weekdays. Got upgraded to a suite with diamond status after I pushed a little.

I didnít go to taronga went to featherdale instead. I donít really like zoo and featherdale seems to be a lot less like one. Seems like people like the ferry to taronga more then the zoo.

Mrs Macquaries chair for sunset is one of the best spot. Also seeing the opera and bride at night is different experience then during the day. Walk in the rocks area and check out the park Hyatt even if youíre not staying there.

If staying in bondi area I highly suggest driving to watsons bay and take the ferry to circular quay. Easiest is if you have a card with touch pay for each paying person and it calculates the fare automatically. It came out to $8-9 round trip and was very cool in itself plus best way to get to town! Use google maps for timetable which is accurate.

Bagel co is best cafe IMO. Try the cheese jalapeŮo bagel!
For groceries etc, coles &/or woolworths at Westfield bondi junction.
Katzys has meat pies which is supposed to be a thing but it doesnít really compare to SA IMO.

If you do drive in Sydney be super careful with cameras!! They actually detect if you hold your phone and minimum ticket is 200 AUD. I used both Waze and radar both but technically there can be mobile ones as well.

Parking is ok in bondi area (if youíre used to city driving), you just have to look at signs, many of them have a #P like 2P means you can park free for 2 hours but if you stay longer you can get a ticket (not sure how exactly they know). I was able to manage well. Parking near downtown is already a differnce story, I suggest the ferry during the day.

For shabbos definitely check out central synagogue. Beautiful shul, nice rabbi (wolf) Supposedly the best kidush in town and also has kids program for different ages if youíre going with kids.
Wow, a really comprehensive summary. Nice job!

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: May 18, 2022, 11:52:32 AM »
Definitely worth the money? Climbing the bridge?
Also stayed there for shabbos? Looking for a good place to stay, donít think park Hyatt will be good option for shabbos.
PH is walking distance to the Central Synagogue that has a minyan and nice choir. It worked fine for me on shabbos
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: May 18, 2022, 06:58:08 PM »
PH is walking distance to the Central Synagogue that has a minyan and nice choir. It worked fine for me on shabbos
Right, it just might be complicated if someone has a baby and needs an eruv to get to shul.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: May 18, 2022, 09:22:08 PM »
Crowne plaza coogee beach was great with a car for weekdays. Got upgraded to a suite with diamond status after I pushed a little.

I didnít go to taronga went to featherdale instead. I donít really like zoo and featherdale seems to be a lot less like one. Seems like people like the ferry to taronga more then the zoo.

Mrs Macquaries chair for sunset is one of the best spot. Also seeing the opera and bride at night is different experience then during the day. Walk in the rocks area and check out the park Hyatt even if youíre not staying there.

If staying in bondi area I highly suggest driving to watsons bay and take the ferry to circular quay. Easiest is if you have a card with touch pay for each paying person and it calculates the fare automatically. It came out to $8-9 round trip and was very cool in itself plus best way to get to town! Use google maps for timetable which is accurate.

Bagel co is best cafe IMO. Try the cheese jalapeŮo bagel!
For groceries etc, coles &/or woolworths at Westfield bondi junction.
Katzys has meat pies which is supposed to be a thing but it doesnít really compare to SA IMO.

If you do drive in Sydney be super careful with cameras!! They actually detect if you hold your phone and minimum ticket is 200 AUD. I used both Waze and radar both but technically there can be mobile ones as well.

Parking is ok in bondi area (if youíre used to city driving), you just have to look at signs, many of them have a #P like 2P means you can park free for 2 hours but if you stay longer you can get a ticket (not sure how exactly they know). I was able to manage well. Parking near downtown is already a differnce story, I suggest the ferry during the day.

For shabbos definitely check out central synagogue. Beautiful shul, nice rabbi (wolf) Supposedly the best kidush in town and also has kids program for different ages if youíre going with kids.

If you have IHG points, holiday inn bondi junction is in the Jewish neighborhood 10 minutes walk to the central synagogue (check if itís in the Eiruv)

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 25, 2022, 11:01:59 AM »
PH is walking distance to the Central Synagogue that has a minyan and nice choir. It worked fine for me on shabbos

It says 1:40 walk from park HyattÖ did you mean Great synogague?

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 25, 2022, 12:55:23 PM »
Crowne plaza coogee beach was great with a car for weekdays. Got upgraded to a suite with diamond status after I pushed a little.

I didnít go to taronga went to featherdale instead. I donít really like zoo and featherdale seems to be a lot less like one. Seems like people like the ferry to taronga more then the zoo.

Mrs Macquaries chair for sunset is one of the best spot. Also seeing the opera and bride at night is different experience then during the day. Walk in the rocks area and check out the park Hyatt even if youíre not staying there.

If staying in bondi area I highly suggest driving to watsons bay and take the ferry to circular quay. Easiest is if you have a card with touch pay for each paying person and it calculates the fare automatically. It came out to $8-9 round trip and was very cool in itself plus best way to get to town! Use google maps for timetable which is accurate.

Bagel co is best cafe IMO. Try the cheese jalapeŮo bagel!
For groceries etc, coles &/or woolworths at Westfield bondi junction.
Katzys has meat pies which is supposed to be a thing but it doesnít really compare to SA IMO.

If you do drive in Sydney be super careful with cameras!! They actually detect if you hold your phone and minimum ticket is 200 AUD. I used both Waze and radar both but technically there can be mobile ones as well.

Parking is ok in bondi area (if youíre used to city driving), you just have to look at signs, many of them have a #P like 2P means you can park free for 2 hours but if you stay longer you can get a ticket (not sure how exactly they know). I was able to manage well. Parking near downtown is already a differnce story, I suggest the ferry during the day.

For shabbos definitely check out central synagogue. Beautiful shul, nice rabbi (wolf) Supposedly the best kidush in town and also has kids program for different ages if youíre going with kids.

Maybe we can get some sort of wiki started with this?

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: July 10, 2022, 09:46:22 AM »
In all honesty, is park Hyatt a ďmustĒ? We definitely appreciate our fare share of fancy hotels but it is more than double any other hotel in Sydney and on points itís for a room that doesnít even look at the water let alone the opera house. Do they upgrade to good rooms? Definitely not spending 200k points to look at trees. Any other good hotels there? We are probably gonna spend shabbos in the hotel.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: July 10, 2022, 10:49:36 AM »
We were upgraded to an opera view room, though that was a lifetime ago. And we used FFNs, A"H.
Service was excellent.
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: July 10, 2022, 11:39:08 AM »
We were upgraded to an opera view room, though that was a lifetime ago. And we used FFNs, A"H.
Service was excellent.

Regular room just looking at opera or the large room?
Also did you spend shabbos there?

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: July 10, 2022, 11:43:14 AM »
Regular room just looking at opera or the large room?
Also did you spend shabbos there?
Not sure, the hotel has since been fully refurbished.
We did spend Shabbos at the PH MEL and PH SYD. There should be some ancient TRs for both on DDMS.
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« Reply #298 on: July 10, 2022, 03:09:15 PM »
There should be some ancient TRs for both on DDMS.

"Ancient" "TRs on DDMS"

Redundant ;)

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: July 10, 2022, 03:48:17 PM »

"Ancient" "TRs on DDMS"

Redundant ;)
There's old and there's ancient.
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