Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sydney Trip with Giggle & Hoot Meet and Greet

In February, we took the Sydney trip I won. The actual prize was flights for 2 adults and 2 children to Sydney, with 1 night’s accommodation and breakfast, an ABC set visit including a Meet and Greet with Giggle and Hoot from the ABC kid’s show of the same name and a Family Pass for entry into Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wildlife World.  I’m assuming it was because we would only be taking 1 child instead of 2, that the promoter extended it to 2 night’s accommodation and upgraded the Family Pass to a 4 Park Pass that also included entry into Centrepoint Tower and Manly Ocean World (WOO!).

We had other things we also wanted to do while there, including go to a Mossimo store (no flagship stores in SA) to spend the $600 voucher I won that was set to expire in July this year. So we extended the stay at our own cost, staying an extra two nights in the Four Points Sheraton in Darling Harbour. The first hotel that was included in the prize was Star City Hotel and Apartments.

This was a free online competition run by New Idea, where you simply filled out your details on a webpage and pushed submit. No purchase required. Also, it was unlimited entry. Zach, our son, is a massive Giggle and Hoot fan, so I admit, I did put in about 20 or so entries per day for the duration of the competition. But still, I was Very Lucky to win! Here are the happy snaps!

Ride him, Cowboy!

Too innocent to be scared shitless!

Wildlife World: It’s a hard life.

Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World

The Marina at Darling Harbour

So many water features, so little time.

Wasn’t kidding about the water features

Zach playing on Manly Beach

Manly Beach: Hurry or the water will get you!

Manly Beach: Our cute little munchkin

View from the Ferry

Sydney Opera House taken from the Ferry

ABC Studios: B1 is cuter than normal!

We arrived on the Giggle and Hoot set and saw this.

Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the Owl

Zach with Giggle and Hoot!

Room With A View: Sheraton Harbourside room!


  1. Congrats on your win, what a lovely trip and your son is so so cute :D

  2. What a gorgeous little man you have,looks like yous had a great time.

  3. Zach is so cute!!
    I love sydney!! And Manly Beach is where I first met my husband :)

  4. Thanks! Yeah Sydney is beautiful. How romantic that you first met your hubby on a beach!


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