Oprah's visit Downunder!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Saturday, December 18, 2010
Oprah Winfrey's 302 American audience members  left Australia after 8 days of touring places such as Hamilton Island, Uluru, Melbourne, Hunter Valley and Sydney. They were all very excited about their experience in Australia, and many stated about being sad having to leave. Oprah decided to stay an extra day in Sydney and left on the 16th. 
While sitting between the managing director of Tourism Australia and  Qantas Chief Executive, she was heard saying that her trip "has exceeded every expectation.I have named myself an unofficial ambassador of Australia". The same was heard about her, she exceeded everybody's expectation with her down to earth personality & generosity, she definetely won many people's hearts Downunder, and would make a wonderful ambassador for Australia.

On the right is a welcoming Sydney banner for Oprah. Below is the Harbour Bridge displaying Oprah's initial, and the forecourt of the Opera House, affectionately called Oprah House during her stay which is where she filmed 2 shows on the 14th of December. These shows will be shown throught 145 countries sometime in January 2011.



Golden carpet in the Mountains

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Friday, December 03, 2010
If you are visiting the Blue Mountains during summer, there is no way you cannot spot these beauties!
As soon as we get to the mountains region, you can see small to large golden patches of Coreopsis Daisies (Coreopsis lanceolata) along Great Western Highway. These cheerful bunches which originate from Northern America, can be seen in the mountains during summer.

They are very pretty, but they are invasive weeds that need to be controlled. They can spread rapidly and penetrate undistubed native bushlands. In areas closed to National Parks, they need to be pulled out from the roots to stop the expantion. Beside this, they are a great sight when travelling throught he mountains.


Manly Festival of Surfing!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Sunday, November 14, 2010
Manly prepares itself for its annual festival of surfing.It runs for 4 days, from the 18th to the 20th of November. The festival will be full of activities, and a great opportunity to learn surfing for those that have never tried it. If you are visiting Sydney make sure you don't miss it.
For further details about the festival please refer to its official site.

The drought is over!

Patrick's Friendly Tours - Saturday, October 23, 2010
It has been officially announced that the drought in New South Wales is finally over. It is now hoped that the price for fruits & vegetables will go down, as they had risen due to the lack of rain.

Welcome to the new website

Ivan Slade - Thursday, September 16, 2010

We are very pleased to launch our new website with lots more information and pictures of our tours.
Have a look around and let us know what you think!

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