In Pictures: Australia fam trip part one

Agency planners are attending a fam trip to Sydney and the Whitsundays this week, organised by Ovation DMC and hosted by Tourism Australia, Emirates and Kerzner.

Australia fam trip
Australia fam trip

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Guests of the week-long fam trip, which include event professionals from agencies such as Zibrant and Corporate Innovations, as well as C&IT, arrived in Sydney on Sunday morning ready to take on a busy itinerary packed with surpirses and organised by international DMC Ovation.

Yesterday (2 November), the group journeyed to Sydney Harbour for a sailing excursion underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge and around the Sydney Opera House, with confident members trying their hand at steering and raising the 35ft mast themselves.

Dinner was enjoyed on the top floor of the InterContinental Sydney hotel, which has views overlooking Sydney Harbour and Hyde Park, where the group will be staying for three nights.

This morning, the group donned leather jackets and took Harley Davidsons around the sights and the suburbs of Sydney, finishing at Bondi Beach.

The next surprise of the day came in the form of a sea plane, which transported the group over the city's many beaches to a quiet restaurant on the bay for a spectacular lunch.

Tomorrow, the group will suit up for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk before heading to the Melbourne Cup – the biggest horse race in the Australian calendar.

The second leg of the trip will see the group transported to the Whitsundays, via Brisbane, where they will stay at the One&Only Hayman Island resort.

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