Sunday 22 October 2017

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Thomas Breathnach

Thomas Breathnach

Getting there

* Thomas travelled to Sydney on Emirates Business Class where rates including chauffeur transfers start from €4,086 return. Economy fares are available from €1,168 return. Keep tabs on online promotions where prices can dive off-season (emirates.com; 01 517 1600).

Where to sTay

* Rates at in-spot QT (qtsydney.com.au; 0061 2 8262 0000) start from €149pps. For a budget-friendly stay, downtown's Bounce designer hostel (bouncehotel.com.au; 0061 2 9281 2222) offers private queen rooms from €42pps.

* For more info, see australia.com.

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