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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #240 on: August 02, 2016, 07:47:25 PM »
The PH Melbourne is nice, but in no way is it in the same league as the PH Sydney. Basically, I'd say don't spend time in MEL over SYD because of the PH. If you want to spend time in MEL aside from staying in a nice hotel, that's obviously a different story.

Thanks!

Would most likely do shabbes in Melbourne coupled with the Australian Open and a 1-2 day GOR adventure.
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: August 02, 2016, 07:58:50 PM »
Thanks!

Would most likely do shabbes in Melbourne coupled with the Australian Open and a 1-2 day GOR adventure.
Thay sounds good to me.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: October 30, 2017, 10:57:18 PM »
Thinking about a week-long Australia trip, with tonight's VA error fare. We can't spend more than a week, given school, and in fact, we would travel over Pesach to avoid missing school.

We would spend Shabbos and end of chag in either SYD or MEL, not sure yet, but the question for tonight is about food. I understand that bringing home-cooked frozen meals (or POM meals) is not likely to fly in Australia.  Given that it's going to be Pesach, it doesn't seem like many restaurants will be open during C'H (only Univ of Syd, per Yeah That's Kosher), so I guess we'll need to order meals from a kosher caterer in Australia.  I see several (Lewis, Mila, Kazimoto), so I'm sure we can find one.

So, the questions are
1. Can I expect that Chabad (SYD or MEL) will have meals for both 7th and 8th nights of Pesach? And Kiddush?
2. Is it reasonable to assume that I'll be able to pre-arrange pesadik meals from a kosher caterer to be delivered -- during C'H -- to our hotel?
3. Is there any update (I have read the relevant thread) on what I can bring into Australia?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: October 31, 2017, 02:15:37 AM »
Thinking about a week-long Australia trip, with tonight's VA error fare. We can't spend more than a week, given school, and in fact, we would travel over Pesach to avoid missing school.

We would spend Shabbos and end of chag in either SYD or MEL, not sure yet, but the question for tonight is about food. I understand that bringing home-cooked frozen meals (or POM meals) is not likely to fly in Australia.  Given that it's going to be Pesach, it doesn't seem like many restaurants will be open during C'H (only Univ of Syd, per Yeah That's Kosher), so I guess we'll need to order meals from a kosher caterer in Australia.  I see several (Lewis, Mila, Kazimoto), so I'm sure we can find one.

So, the questions are
1. Can I expect that Chabad (SYD or MEL) will have meals for both 7th and 8th nights of Pesach? And Kiddush?
2. Is it reasonable to assume that I'll be able to pre-arrange pesadik meals from a kosher caterer to be delivered -- during C'H -- to our hotel?
3. Is there any update (I have read the relevant thread) on what I can bring into Australia?

Thanks in advance.

Not sure about Chabad, but there is a kosher (year-round) hotel in Melbourne which will definitely be open for meals - either as guests or external.
http://www.pesach.com.au/
Not cheap though..

You will definitely be able to find a caterer who can supply food delivery in Sydney or Melbourne, will be KFP (non-kitniot). If gebrocht is important you should double-check...

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: October 31, 2017, 12:23:54 PM »
Not sure about Chabad, but there is a kosher (year-round) hotel in Melbourne which will definitely be open for meals - either as guests or external.
http://www.pesach.com.au/
Not cheap though..

You will definitely be able to find a caterer who can supply food delivery in Sydney or Melbourne, will be KFP (non-kitniot). If gebrocht is important you should double-check...
Thanks very much.
Hotel looks great but too expensive for us.
Having second thoughts about this trip...

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: December 25, 2017, 06:01:35 PM »
I will be in Sydney with my family or 1.5 days at the end of January.
We are 2 adults and 3 kids.
Is it worth renting a car?
Any suggestions for how to mazimize the short time that we have there?
Anyone do the opera house tour with kids?

Thanks

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: December 25, 2017, 06:19:40 PM »

Anyone do the opera house tour with kids?

Thanks
I did

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: December 25, 2017, 06:47:31 PM »
I did
What ages are your kids?
I have a 2, 4 & 6 year old

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: December 25, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
What ages are your kids?
I have a 2, 4 & 6 year old
They were 4 and 1 at the time

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: December 26, 2017, 08:08:02 AM »
I will be in Sydney with my family or 1.5 days at the end of January.
We are 2 adults and 3 kids.
Is it worth renting a car?
Any suggestions for how to mazimize the short time that we have there?
Anyone do the opera house tour with kids?

Thanks
Been there twice, don't think you really need more than that to see the main sights. I also don't think you need a car.
Take the train from the airport downtown. And check into a hotel there. From there you can easily Uber, take the Ferries or even public trans to the kosher food and everything else is downtown

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: August 27, 2019, 10:44:12 PM »
Looking for advice on how to spend 5 days in Sydney.
I read up the TR's. No recent postings, however.
Any specifics on where to stay and where to eat that will also be good for Shabbos?
If I stay at PH or the other Hyatt downtown what options are there for Shabbos minyan?
Don't want to rent a car. TIA

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: August 28, 2019, 09:57:03 AM »
Looking for advice on how to spend 5 days in Sydney.
I read up the TR's. No recent postings, however.
Any specifics on where to stay and where to eat that will also be good for Shabbos?
If I stay at PH or the other Hyatt downtown what options are there for Shabbos minyan?
Don't want to rent a car. TIA

you can spend a day by circular quay taking ferry rides, checking out the botanical garden and opera house (i think there's a coney island type of amusement park also). I would also do a day trip to the blue mountains if you like to hike and featherdale wildlife park. You can get up close to kangaroos and koalas there, we had a great time when we went. You can do a beach day in bondi as well.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: August 28, 2019, 10:20:21 AM »
Looking for advice on how to spend 5 days in Sydney.
I read up the TR's. No recent postings, however.
Any specifics on where to stay and where to eat that will also be good for Shabbos?
If I stay at PH or the other Hyatt downtown what options are there for Shabbos minyan?
Don't want to rent a car. TIA

Consider shabbos in MEL?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: August 28, 2019, 08:54:09 PM »
Consider shabbos in MEL?

Booked JFK-SYD RT 11/3-11/12 (arriving 11/5)
Enough time to see MEL?

Moish's TR mentioned Free ETA--link?

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: August 29, 2019, 12:10:32 AM »
Looking for advice on how to spend 5 days in Sydney.
I read up the TR's. No recent postings, however.
Any specifics on where to stay and where to eat that will also be good for Shabbos?
If I stay at PH or the other Hyatt downtown what options are there for Shabbos minyan?
Don't want to rent a car. TIA

Shabbos in Sydney is fine. you can stay in city center and daven at Great Synagogue, either buy food in advance from Bondi or arrange hospitalty through shul.
You can also stay in Bondi where there are many shuls. Few hotels in Bondi, eg Adina Serviced Apartments (which used to be a jewish sports club with decent kosher restaurant, RIP).

I just returned from a week in Sydney, staying with family. Plenty to keep kids amused. Can recommend Taronga Zoo (by ferry from Circular Quay) or Sydney Zoo and Aqarium at Darling harbor (walk from city). I got discounted rates from experienceoz.com.au ,zoo + aquarium cost around AUD 45 (USD 30) combined per adult, AUD 30 for kids.
Lots of day trips if weather is OK.
Kosher options in Bondi pretty good - Katzys, Pita Mix, Savion, Jesse's were all good and reasonably priced (compared to Israel..).

Food options in supermarkets have improved - loads of dips available in all supermarkets (even Uluru/Ayers Rock), Hummus/Avocado, Egg Salad etc. Yumi brand with Australia Kosher symbol.

Any q's let me know.