NORFOLK ISLAND BRIDGE HOLIDAY 2017

Norfolk Island Bridge Holiday 2017

Posted 05 January 2017 by Ron

HOLIDAY BRIDGE invites you to join RON & SUZIE KLINGER on our 33rd NORFOLK ISLAND ANNUAL BRIDGE HOLIDAY

 

VENUE : SOUTH PACIFIC RESORT HOTEL

8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS

Monday, 30th October to Monday, 6th November, 2017

EXCELLENT PRIZES, TROPHIES AND RED MASTERPOINTS

A WONDERFUL BRIDGE VACATION WITH

THE TOP BRIDGE HOLIDAY ORGANISERS IN AUSTRALIA

 

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

WELCOME DINNER, SOUTH PACIFIC RESORT HOTEL

½-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

CLIFFTOP COOKED BREAKFAST

FISH FRY DINNER IN SCENIC SURROUNDINGS

OUTDOOR BARBEQUE LUNCH

FAREWELL DINNER AT SOUTH PACIFIC RESORT HOTEL      

DAILY MORNING WALKS (optional, of course)   

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF NORFOLK ISLAND

    Excellent conditions: In past years, some of our Norfolk Island Bridge Holidays have proved so popular, they were sell-outs. The reasons include the excellent playing conditions (the conference area is well-lit, quiet and can handle all the tables in comfort) and the hotel accommodation.

    Only the best will do: Norfolk Island has so much to offer that we are delighted to hold a regular bridge holiday there. Talk to anyone who has been on one of our Norfolk Island Bridge Holidays and they will confirm what a wonderful time all of us had. We have now had 32 consecutive annual Norfolk Island Bridge Holidays. That definitely speaks for itself.

    Enchanting scenery Picturesque walks

    Plenty of excellent eating places

Norfolk Island boasts about the things it doesn't have: no language problem, no nasty surprises, no crowds, no snakes, no dangerous spiders, no pressure, no pollution, no anxiety.

 

 

THE PRICE OF THE HOLIDAY INCLUDES

    Airfare to and from Norfolk Island ex Sydney

    Transfers between airport and Norfolk hotel

    7 nights' accommodation at prices shown opposite for the South Pacific Resort Hotel

    All bridge activities and duplicates

    Morning, afternoon and evening coffee and tea during bridge sessions

    One ½-day island tour,

    one outdoor breakfast, one outdoor BBQ,

    one outdoor fish fry meal,

    all including transport.    If the weather is

    inclement, these will be held indoors.

Plus Welcome Buffet Dinner and Farewell Buffet Dinner at the South Pacific Resort Hotel.

    MORNING WALKS with Suzie and Ron. For those who like it, we have a daily morning walk, 7.15-8.30, at a different location on the island each day. See scenic parts of the island which you might otherwise miss.  

    Dining, tours, hire cars are cheaper than at most other destinations. Clothing and electronic items are much cheaper and discount vouchers make shopping cheaper still.

    Morning classes with Ron Klinger. Afternoon and evening duplicates with master points and prizes for the winners of each duplicate session. Winners of the Pairs and Teams Championship receive engraved trophies.

 

    Other leisure activities: Whenever you want time off, there is golf, tennis, swimming at safe beaches or in pools, walks, fishing, tours, everything to guarantee a good time.

    Pinetree Tours will be organizing all the tours included on this holiday. They are friendly and most professional in their organisation.

 

THE HOLIDAY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    Single accommodation (see opposite page)

    Meals or drinks other than those specified

    Extra tours beyond those provided

    Any departure tax from Australia. At present, there is no departure tax from Australia to Norfolk. There is a $40 departure tax on leaving Norfolk, but this is included in your airfare and the prices opposite. Also, each passenger requires a current valid passport.

And please do not pack it in your suitcase!

    Insurance is essential! Please organise this with your travel agent or contact us.

    Items of a personal nature, e.g. laundry.

    GST. At present all the costs of this holiday on Norfolk Island are GST exempt ex Australia and include Norfolk Island’s GST. If this changes, an additional amount will be charged.


HOLIDAY COST (All prices quoted include Norfolk Island GST. If the Australian Tax Office holds that GST is applicable to any component, an additional cost will apply.)

Please note that the accommodation, while being of excellent quality, is not equivalent to a 5-star holiday resort. For couples, please specify twin beds or double bed.

ACCOMMODATION SELECTED                                SOUTH PACIFIC           

AND PRICE PER PERSON EX SYDNEY                    RESORT HOTEL                   

 

GARDEN TWIN/DOUBLE per person                        $A2495                $NZ2196*               

GARDEN SINGLE                                                           $A2935                $NZ2796*               

SUPERIOR SUITE, TWIN/DOUBLE    per person      $A2835                $NZ2656*           

SUPERIOR SUITE, SOLE USE                                        $A3375                $NZ3346*           

DELUXE SUITE, TWIN/DOUBLE (2 only) per person    $A3645                $NZ3696*       

PENTHOUSE, TWIN/DOUBLE (3 only)    per person    $A3995                $NZ4196*       

*NZ prices exclude airfare and transfers

 

AIRFARE INCREASES: With fuel price fluctuations, increases in published fares are always possible. The above prices are based on current prices but may increase if the price of airfares increases. Once payment in full has been made, you are protected against future rises in the airfare component.

 

 

 

EX SYDNEY: Air New Zealand has taken over the Norfolk route from March 2012. Above prices apply if travelling ex Sydney with Air New Zealand. You will be notified of departure time well in advance. Likewise for the return flight ex Norfolk.

 

 

EX MELBOURNE: You need to be at Sydney airport 2 hours before departure. You will be notified of flight times to and from Norfolk well in advance. Prices do not include return flight Melbourne-Sydney. Please allow at least 2 hours between arrival in Sydney and domestic return flight to Melbourne.

 

 

EX BRISBANE: You need to be at Sydney airport 2 hours prior to the Sydney departure. You will be notified of flight times to and from Norfolk well in advance. Prices do not include return flight Brisbane-Sydney. Please allow at least 2 hours between arrival in Sydney and domestic return flight to Brisbane.  

 

 

NEW ZEALAND PARTICIPANTS: Air New Zealand has discontinued its Auckland – Norfolk Island route. This might change during the year or Norfolk Jet might institute an Auckland – Norfolk Island run. We will know further during 2017. If joining our group at the South Pacific Resort Hotel, the above prices apply. If not, the ‘bridge-only-fee’ of $NZ560 is payable. This includes all bridge sessions plus all the tours listed. It does not include transfers to and from the airport to your hotel. Please have your travel agent arrange transfers. To exclude the half-day tour, deduct $NZ30.

 

All bookings must be accompanied by $A430/$NZ480 per person deposit. Bookings without a deposit will be placed on wait list until the deposit is received. Due date for final payment: 3rd July, 2017.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Medicare does now extend to Norfolk Island, but it is still advisable that you arrange insurance to cover all contingencies including medical and hospital expenses in case of accident. The organisers accept no liability for any such expenses.

You can arrange insurance for this holiday with your own travel agent. For this holiday, we use Nicky Page-Ross, tel. 1800 242613 or nicole_page-ross@travel-associates.com.au for email.

 

Travel insurance is also essential. After payment in full, there is no refund for the airfare component. There is also no refund for any component of the holiday for cancellation after July 25, 2017.   

 

For all details and inquiries:

 

Telephone Suzie on (02) 9958-5589 or 0411 229 705 email suzie@ronklingerbridge.com

or write to HOLIDAY BRIDGE, P.O. BOX 140, NORTHBRIDGE NSW 1560

 

NOTES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

(1) The tour is based on departure from Sydney. You will need to make your own way to Sydney airport.

(2) Prices for non-bridge participants are available on application.

(3) All prices quoted are for current members of Holiday Bridge ($A30.00 / $NZ35.00 per household per annum); if not a member of Holiday Bridge, add 10% to prices overleaf.

(4) All bookings must be accompanied by a deposit of $A430/$NZ480 per person, made payable to ‘Ron Klinger’.

(5) This holiday has been booked out in past years. Bookings will close when all rooms have been allocated.

(6) Upon cancellation 124 days or more before the scheduled departure date, all moneys paid will be fully refunded. Cancellations between 124-101 days from departure will incur a $900 charge. For cancellation of 100 days or less before departure: Total loss of package. (This why is it so vital that you insure!)

(7) Baggage: Strict weight limits apply for travel to Norfolk Island. Maximum baggage permitted at present is one (1) suitcase weighing no more than 23kg.

(8) Final payment is due by 03 / 07 / 17.

(9) Insurance is advisable to insure for hospital & medical expenses for accidents and against cancellation of travel and other expenses due to unforeseen circumstances. Note that Medicare does now extend to Norfolk Island, but insurance is still strongly recommended. Check with us or your travel agent for further details, BUT DO INSURE.

(10) Passports: A current passport with six (6) months validity is required. Passengers go through Immigration on leaving and returning to Australia. Norfolk Island is treated as part of NSW.

(11) On current schedules, travel to Norfolk is ex Sydney, 30th October and return will be on 6th November. The organisers accept no responsibility for changes to these dates due to flight rescheduling.

(12) Tour responsibility:

(a) Holiday Bridge is the organiser of the bridge activities on this holiday.

(b) Air New Zealand is responsible for the carriage of passengers and their baggage by its service in accordance with the conditions on its tickets.

(c) The Owners of the hotels and the operator of the tours and associated services ('Owners') are responsible for the provision of these services.

(d) Holiday Bridge, Air New Zealand and the Owners reserve the right to vary any of the schedules and costs associated with this holiday.

(e) Holiday Bridge has made every endeavour to ensure that the details in this brochure are in accordance with the information supplied by Air New Zealand and the Owners at the time of printing. Holiday Bridge accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracy or any misdescription.

(f) Although Holiday Bridge is acting as agent for the Owners in regard to this holiday, Holiday Bridge is not liable for any damage, injury, inconvenience, loss or delay arising out of the provision of or failure to provide services by the Owners or by Air New Zealand.

(g) No compensation/refund will be paid on any unused component of this holiday.

(h) Prices quoted are exclusive of GST ex Australia. If GST becomes applicable during the course of the year, an additional charge will apply.


CAR RENTAL ON NORFOLK ISLAND.     It is handy to have your own car and car rental is cheap. It is best to arrange this yourself by contacting Eldoo Hire Cars by email to eldoo@norfolk.net.nf  or contact Fiona Anderson: telephone 0011-6723-24355. The costs are from about $A40-$A50 per day, which is inexpensive if shared 2-4 ways. Unlimited kilometres, free delivery and pick-up.

If interested, do book as soon as possible and specify manual or automatic, medium or small. With great demand, all vehicles are sometimes booked out before we reach the island. Cars are also handy for travel around the island for the daily morning walks.

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BOOKING FORM

To: HOLIDAY BRIDGE    Telephone: (02) 9958 5589   Outside Australia (612) 9958 5589

P.O. BOX 140,                    Mobile: 0411 229 705      email: suzie@ronklingerbridge.com

NORTHBRIDGE NSW 1560                 

                                       

Looking forward to joining the 2017 Norfolk Island Bridge Holiday,

 

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Accommodation required: South Pacific Resort Hotel     Garden Unit     Superior     Deluxe

 

Penthouse     Single             Twin beds / Double bed     

 

Enclosed is cheque for $........................     Deposit ($A430 / $NZ480 each)      Full price of holiday

Please make all cheques payable to Ron Klinger. Direct deposit available: please contact Suzie.

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