Travel A Special Marketing Feature appearing in the Local Media Group: Melbourne Observer, Diamond Valley Advertiser, Whittlesea-Kinglake-Yea Advertiser, Preston-Reservoir Advertiser, Heidelberg-Ivanhoe Advertiser, Seymour-Nagambie Chronicle, Kilmore Chronicle, Southern Cross Weekly. Uncover Tasmania’s history from Fishing along the Murrumbidgee. Riverina Regional Tourism - Page 6 AIR PACIFIC: the Old Bakery Inn - Page 10 OUR AIRLINE Explore the fun of Sydney with HarbourJet - Page 14 OF THE YEAR AIR PACIFIC has been named as our Airline of the Year for 2004. The Fiji-Australia airline is again proving its worth as a favourite amongst Pacific travellers. A Room With A View in New Zealand - Page 8 Fiji is a wonderful place for a holiday, whether for relaxing, taking a romantic break, absorbing different cultural experiences or getting away with the whole family. Air Pacific can take you there with an instant feeling of being part of Fiji from the moment you step on board, greeted with a friendly "Bula!" ! Air Pacific offers a They offer a range of fares with varying conditions, depending on what your travel style is. There is something to suit everyone - wide selection of flights children can become Captain Bula Club members with activity from Melbourne and kits to keep them busy and we deliver full service, entertainment Sydney to Nadi, with an and meals so you are well attended to. attractive package of We recommend that you join their "Island in the Sky" and let holiday fares for families them show you their Fiji. and couples. Discover the beauty of West Gold Coast style by night Australia at El Questro - Page 7 THE BEST NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESTINATIONS - CENTRE PAGES at Narrowneck Court - Page 11 Do you wish to accommodate your business visitors in a first class Hotel environment in Manukau, NZ? Then consider the new deluxe rooms and suites at the Jet Inn Hotel Opening next month, these superbly appointed rooms will satisfy and be appreciated by the most discening of guests. There are many striking features which set these rooms apart, including: ! Fully independent air conditioning ! Balconies with ranch slider on 1st & 2nd floors ! Flat screen LCD televisions ! Sky digital and maginet movies ! Stereo systems and CD player ! DECT cordless phones which may be used any where in the hotel ! Modem and Internet access ! Personal safe ! Mini bar By upgrading to a suite there is, additionally, surround sound stereo, home theatre DVD and spa bath. All 45 new rooms have contemporary colour schemes with bedding in stunning and contrasting white. Features include Italian bathroom ware with complementing tiles. Once the new rooms are operational the hotel will offer room categories as follows: - overnighter - premier - deluxe - junior suite - executive suite All rooms are of an extremely high standard commensurate with the Jet Inn’s Qualmark 4 star hotel rating. To complement the accommodation facility there is the very popular and successful Te Maroro restaurant. Winners of 14 medals at the 2003 New Zealand Culinary Fare as well as the Hotel Association of New Zealand’s Best Beef Dish Award for 2003, the restaurant is open to the general public as well as house guests. Reservations are recommended. Private dinner parties may be arranged. The Jet Inn Hotel also has four medium sized conference rooms for up to 60 persons theatre style, or 30 u-shaped in the largest room. Conference equipment, refreshments and meals are tailor made to suit each occasion. The large lounge and bar which adjoin the tepid swimming pool is an ideal place to relax and wind down. With the addition of the new rooms in February, this will complete what truly is a first class hotel facility in Manukau City. The proximity to Auckland International Airport adds a further advantage for people meeting of taking both national and international flights. The Jet Inn provides a complementary shuttle to and from the airport terminals for guests. Try the hotel out, or call for more details, you will be impressed. Jet Inn Hotel 63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland Phone: 0011 64 9 275 4100. Fax: 0011 64 9 275 3291. Reservations NZ 0800 538 466 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.jetinn.co.nz ■ Page 2 - Travel Travel 2004 #2 Hastings Street TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: #2 Hastings Street ADDRESS: 2 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, Queensland 4567 PHONE: (07) 5448 0777 FAX: (07) 5448 0929 CONTACT: Bob Dorsch and Alana Hitch WEB: www.2hastingsst.com.au E-MAIL: email@example.com Hastings Street and Sunshine Plaza. Noosa and its surrounding areas are rich and diverse in every possible taste ensuring that you will find exactly what you are looking for. Moor your boat, fish or launch the guest kayak. Our apartments back onto the pictur- esque Noosa River and our private jetty allows you to experience the beauty and scenery of this Sandcastles On The Beach area. Have a picnic in the Noosa Woods Re- serve and enjoy the surrounding parks and wild- life. The Penthouse Suites These light and airy apartments with pan- oramic views of the Noosa River and picturesque Sandcastles On The Beach at Bargara is an hinterland offer 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms spa- award winning, absolute beachfront property, TRAVEL FACT FILE cious fully tiled living area, polyurethane kitchen opposite the golf course and close to open air with granite bench top, dishwasher & micro- cafes. NAME: Sandcastles On The Beach #2 Hastings Street offers the ultimate "Noosa" wave, separate laundry with washing machine experience and is the perfect choice. One can It's an ideal base for discovering Bundaberg's ADDRESS: 82 Miller St, Kelly’s Beach, Bargara, & dryer, wide tiled wrap-around balcony, colour many attractions like turtle egg laying and Qld 4670 participate in the exciting lifestyle of Hastings T.V, video & CD player, reverse cycle air condi- Street but at the same time enjoy magnificent hatching; snorkelling and diving; and cruising PHONE: (07) 4159 2175 tioning, ceiling fans, direct dial telephone with to coral islands on the gateway to the Great panoramic views of the meandering Noosa River MOBILE: 0407 594 375 internet access, security garaging & use of our Barrier Reef. and hinterland, the surf and sand of Main Beach private jetty. The sunsets and reflective lights on FAX: (07) 4159 2175 and the peace and tranquillity of Noosa Woods Sandcastles is situated on beautiful sandy CONTACT: Jan or Derek the Noosa River in the evenings are an added Kelly's Beach, and our two bedroom self-con- Reserve. bonus. WEB: www.bargarabeach.biz/sandcastles Located at the western end of the world fa- tained apartments (each with a large patio or E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org mous Hastings Street, these luxury apartments balcony) overlook either the ocean or the golf are uniquely positioned opposite the golden course. lands, fishing trips and coaches, or other at- sand and surf of Main Beach Laguna Bay on the Or pamper yourself in a luxurious beachfront tractions are the Rum Distillery; Schmeider's Noosa River and nestled on the edge of the three bedroom, two-bathroom suite, with it's Cooperage; Mystery Craters; aviation history; Noosa Woods Reserve. own pool and spa, and huge deck overlooking Botanical Gardens with steam railway; bowl- Noosa is often referred to as 'The Lifestyle the ocean. ing; heritage buildings; fishing charters; win- Capital of Australia' and has an unique combi- Every unit has undercover parking, and full eries, and the Whaling Wall art. nation of sophisticated Charm, Excellent Climate kitchen and laundry. Linen is supplied, also tis- We have a RACQ/AAA three and a half star and Breathtaking Views. It is flanked by a lush sues and a hairdryer. rating, and belong to the Bundaberg Region hinterland and the cool clear Coral Sea. ■ Riverfront Barbecue in the garden near the beach. Tourism Association. You're welcome to inspect From traditional Eumundi and Montville with Apartments at Stroll to local shops, clubs and restaurants, our clean, affordable, relaxed "sarongs and their picturesque scenery and markets to the #2 Hastings St picnic areas and all facilities. We book tours - thongs under a palm tree" lifestyle, in a casual high flying fashion extravaganzas that are Noosa Heads and friendly environment. whale watching and turtles (seasonal), reef is- Port Douglas Plantation Resort Castaway Cove TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Port Douglas Plantation Resort court, or hire a bike and go for a ride on the ADDRESS: 1 Captain Cook Highway, TRAVEL FACT FILE bike track. Port Douglas, FNQ 4871 There are many golf courses in the immedi- PHONE: (07) 4099 3522 NAME: Castaway Cove ate area, as well great tourist attractions such FAX: (07) 4099 3544 ADDRESS: 528 David Low Way, Marcus Beach, as Australia Zoo, Fraser Island, Underwater World or boat trips on the Noosa River and Ev- CONTACT: Paul Douglas-Irving Noosa, Qld 4573 erglades. WEB: www.plantationresort.com.au PHONE: (07) 5474 8890, 1-800 352 890 Castaway Cove is AAA rated 4.5 star accom- E-MAIL: email@example.com FAX: (07) 5474 8893 modation, so you certainly won't be doing it CONTACT: Glen Toyer tough like Robinson Crusoe! WEB: www.castawaycove.com.au All units are fully self-contained, well-ap- E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org pointed and have TV, VCR (some with DVDs), and satellite TV. The friendly managers can help When you stay at this absolute beachfront re- you with all your holiday plans and don't hesi- sort, you feel like you're miles from anywhere. tate to ask if you require something special. On your doorstep is 15km of ocean beach, yet Reservations Freecall 1800 352 890 or you are only minutes from all the restaurants www.castawaycove.com.au for more informa- Port Douglas Plantation Resort is a 4.5 Star Bou- and shops of cosmopolitan Noosa. tion. tique Resort, set on 4.5 acres of lush cultivated At Castaway Cove you can "get away from it tropical gardens, - family run, offering holiday all" in your own private Beach House, Villa or accommodation in Villas, Townhouses and Apart- Penthouse, all of which have spectacular ocean ments - 4th largest resort in Port Douglas. views. Port Douglas Plantation Resort, with 64 holi- Enjoy an early morning walk on the beach, day apartments, villas and townhouses, makes have a late breakfast on your private balcony, the resort ideal for children, perfect for families sip champagne in your spa watching the waves and a haven for couples wishing to be at arm's roll in, have a private picnic for two on the se- length to the hustle and bustle of downtown Port cluded beach, enjoy a BBQ on your deck, eatout Douglas. The resort is also an ideal venue for at one of Noosa's many famous restaurants, ar- conferences, incentives or events. range to have an in-house massage or just sit Our guests choose the freedom of space, and relax in the comfort of your tastefully ap- peace, privacy & tranquility with a twist of the pointed accommodation. relaxed laid-back welcoming, home away from For the more energetic, there are walks (or home atmosphere. runs!) along the beach, a pool, full-sized tennis Travel - Page 3 ■ Travel 2004 Cinnamon Coloured Farmstay Bayview Beach Holiday Apartments Sited on a knoll above the junctionb of the Little River and a tributary the outlook is peaceful. TRAVEL FACT FILE You can sit and listen to the river as it tumbles over the rocks. The surrounding paddocks are NAME: Cinnamon Coloureds Farmstay home to sheep and kangaroos. ADDRESS: RMB 1017, Denmark, WA 6333 Swaying karris, majestic karris with a varied PHONE: (08) 9848 1781 understorey form a dense green backdrop to FAX: (08) 9848 1231 the north and east. To the south across the val- CONTACT: Ross and Bev ley graze cattle with the heavily timbered slopes of Mount Hallowell dominating the horizon. WEB: www.denamrkwa.com.au/cc/ The cedar clad chalets are homestead style E-MAIL: email@example.com with a verandah all the way round. There is a seven piece outdoor setting provided. Sit and enjoy breakfast in the morning sun or read. Internal walls are built from stabilised earth masonry. These rustic round faced bricks Wide comfortable balconies with magnificent complement the slate covered floors. Heating views over the Broadwater. - situated at 418 is by solid fuel fire with wood provided. Marine Parade. Biggera Waters. Gold Coast. The living rooms have a video player and ste- Qld 4216 reo CD/cassette/radio player. Ph: (07) 5537 6770. The kitchens have natural pine slab benchtops Fax : (07) 5537 8074 and are fully supplied with fridge, stove, micro- wave, oaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, etc. Food " 2 Bedrooms with two bathrooms can be purchased from any of the three super- " Wide balconies markets in town or the Gourmet Deli for that " Fully equipped kitchens special treat. " Fully equipped laundry facilities Bed and linen is provided. We also have a " Master bedroom/ensuite trundle bed, high chair and a cot for younger " Master bedrooms/dressing room children if needed. The only thing you will need " Pool to bring are beach towels. " Spa There are facilities for recycling and " BBQ Area composting, while rainwater is used through- " Entertaining area out. " Color TV Because of the kangaroos, southern brown- " Dial Direct Phone - Intercom nosed bandicoots and sheep we are unable to " Weekly Serviced accept pets. " Free Booking service About Denmark " Tourist Information Service Drive 7.5-km west of Denmark on the South " On site management Coast Highway to Cinnamon Coloreds, a small property grazing sheep. This quiet rural atmo- sphere is close to town (six minutes). Find views TRAVEL FACT FILE of the Little River valley, Mt Hallowell and the encircling forests. Encompassing you are pan- NAME: Bayview Beach Holiday Apartments oramic vistas of the gently rolling valley and the ridges. The slopes of Mt Hallowell to the south ADDRESS: 3/418 Marine Parade, and Mt Shadforth to the north.Giantr karris, Biggera Waters, Queensland 4216 marris, paddocks with sheep and cattle grazing PHONE: (07) 5537 6770 are within easy reach. On the property you have FAX: (07) 5537 8074 two accommodation choices: chalets or a B&B CONTACT: Ian and Kym Allardyce apartment - all are spacious. WEB: www.bayviewbeach.net Hallowell Chalet - 2 Bedroom. Mcleod and E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Shadforth - 2 Bedroom. Lindesay - 3 Bedroom. Experience Exquisite Martinique The Emerald Noosa Noosa's finest accommodation is located right in the heart of famous Hastings Street, amidst TRAVEL FACT FILE this exquisite boulevard of savvy boutiques, al fresco eateries and fine art galleries. NAME: The Emerald Noosa The Emerald Resort is literally steps away from ADDRESS: 42 Hastings Street, Noosa, Qld 4567 the azure waters of Noosa's Main Beach and PHONE: (07) 5449 6100 the Noosa National Park which offers a network TOLL-FREE: 1-800 803 899 of walking trails throughout 477 hectares of FAX: (07) 5449 6196 forest, heathland, clifftops, picturesque bays and CONTACT: David Woods rocky coves opening out to the spectacular sea- WEB: www.emeraldnoosa.com.au scape of Laguna Bay. E-MAIL: email@example.com The Emerald offers 4 1/2 star luxury accom- modation, combined with 5 star service and quil resort offers, whilst taking advantage of the style. central location. The streetfront Cafe, Bar and Restaurant is When making your accommodation enquiries, open from breakfast through dinner and offers our professional, friendly team, are available a great vantage point to view the action on to assist you with any recommendations you may • Stepping off point to the Great Barrier Reef Hastings Street. require, to make your Noosa holiday, the get- Enjoy the privacy that the design of this tran- away you deserve. • Nestled on the hillside, overlooking the Coral Sea • Spectacular views from every 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment • Walking distance to shops and restaurants $ FROM 175 per night (2 persons), extra persons – $22 per person, per night. *Rates increase as of 1/4/04. (Special rates available). Martinique Whitsunday Resort 18 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach Phone: (07) 4948 0401 Fax: (07) 4948 0402 www.martiniquewhitsunday.com.au The perfect place to base your Whitsunday holi- day with spectacular views from every 1, 2 and TRAVEL FACT FILE 3 bedroom apartment. Inspired by the archi- tecture of the French Caribbean, Martinique NAME: Martinique Whitsunday combines the vibrant tones of the Coral Sea, golden beaches, lush rainforest and Mother ADDRESS: 18 Golden Orchid Drive, Earth. It is an exquisite expression of a tropical Airlie Beach, Queeensland 4802 holiday. PHONE: (07) 4948 0401 Nestled on the hillside, overlooking cosmo- politan Airlie Beach, you are a few moments FAX: (07) 4948 0402 away from the main street of the village and CONTACT: Maureen Hastie you are at the gateway to the serpentine sprin- kling of 74 islands that make up the WEB: www.martiniquewhitsunday.com.au Whitsundays. The Great Barrier Reef is at your E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org doorstep. ■ Page 4 - Travel Travel 2004 Werribee Park Motor Inn Toms Creek Retreat TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Toms Creek Retreat ADDRESS: 223 Toms Creek Road, Ellenborough (near Port Macquarie), NSW 2446 PHONE: (02) 6587 4313 FAX: (02) 6587 4313 CONTACT: Margaret Williams WEB: www.tomscreekretreat.com.au E-MAIL: email@example.com Toms Creek Retreat is an easy 45 mins west of Port Macquarie via Wauchope. Unlike many other rural retreats, access is via sealed roads Port Macquarie Hinterland - al the way, being only 2 kms off the Oxley High- NSW mid-north coast way. Toms Creek Retreat is perched on top of a hill with views for miles, up to the Comboyne Pla- Where else can you ... teau in one direction, down the Hastings Valley " Relax in a private 4 star cottage with in the other, and over the ranges of the spacious balcony and spectacular views Werrikimbe National Park. " Wake up to birds singing and wallabies The cottages are set far enough apart to be grazing on your doorstep truly private with huge balconies looking out in " Spoil yourself with a breakfast hamper and different directions. candlelit dinner They are well stocked with everything re- " Wander for hours along walking trails quired, from shampoo and soaps to home-made through tall blue gums and rainforest biscuits, jams and sauces. gullies For those that don't want to self-cater, meals " Cool off in the river and enjoy a natural spa can be supplied on request and include a break- " Observe the illusive platypus fast hamper with home-made bread and an " Appreciate the natural unspoilt beauty of an evening meal. eco-tourism retreat Dinner can be served either in the cottage or " Experience all this and only 45 minutes west in the nearby Woodcarver's Chalet for a special of Port Macquarie candlelit experience with home-made country "Naturally the perfect place to relax" fare cooked and served by the hosts. The Werribee Park Motor Inn invites you to en- There are 160 acres of unspoilt native euca- joy their hospitality and luxurious, all ground TRAVEL FACT FILE lypt and rainforest to explore. Extensive walk- floor accommodation. ing trails make much of it accessible, and for Situated in the tranquil environs of historic NAME: Werribee Park Motor Inn the truly energetic there is a climb to the top of Werribee, just 20 minutes via the freeway from ADDRESS: 112-124 Duncans Road, the hill directly behind the cottages. the Spirit of Tasmania and the hustle and bustle Werribee, Vic.. 3030 Down at the Ellenborough River, which flows of Melbourne. PHONE: (03) 9741 7222 through the property, many guests have been The Werribee Park Motor Inn is close to The FAX: (03) 9741 8553 rewarded with a view of the illusive platypus, Mansion, Victoria’s Open Range Zoo, Werribee besides providing a wonderful private swimming Park National Equestrian Centre, local shops CONTACT: Andrea Paine hole in the warmer months. and restaurants. WEB: www.werribeeparkmotorinn.com Morning mists are common at Toms Creek Re- Guest Facilities include: E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org treat and it is a truly wonderful experience to " Executive Suites with Spa Baths watch the sun come peeping through the trees " Interconnecting Rooms " Picnic & BBQ Area and the hills emerge above the mists, as they " Pool And heated Spa " Ample coach & truck parking drift along the valley. Buck ‘n’ Carol’s Fraser Island Holiday Rentals Hotel Laguna - On Hastings Street Buck ‘n’ Carols provides a central rental service for properties in the beautiful Hervey Bay re- gion of Queensland. TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Buck ‘n’ Carol’s Fraser Island Holiday Rentals ADDRESS: PO Box 5224, Torquay, Conveniently located in the heart of Noosa on Hervey Bay, Qld 4665 colourful Hastings Street, Hotel Laguna is the TRAVEL FACT FILE perfect base for soaking up the Noosa lifestyle. PHONE: (07) 4127 9454 It is easy to slip into the relaxed Noosa lifestyle FAX: (07) 4127 9454 NAME: Hotel Laguna - On Hastings Street with boutiques, cafes, white sandy beaches and ADDRESS: 6 Hastings Street, Noosa Beach, CONTACT: Carol Buckley National Park at your doorstep. Hotel Laguna's E-MAIL: email@example.com Queensland 4567 convenient location means that you can spend your time indulging in your Sunshine Coast holi- PHONE: (07) 5447 3077 K'Gari (top left) - 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house day. FAX: (07) 5447 3806 accommodating up to 10 people. Facilities in- Noosa is nestled at the northern end of the CONTACT: Tony Jedynak, Manafer clude 24-hourr solar power, fully equipped Sunshine Coast in Queensland. This charming WEB: www.hotellaguna.com.au kitchen with microvawe, 520L fridge/freezer, seaside town has a distinctive atmosphere of E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org chest freezer for all the fish you will catch, Gas casual sophistication. Spectacular ocean BBQ, upper and lower decks with ocean views beaches and National Parks are combined with lent service at the hotel and also for their strong and fully screened. Has its own laundry. the comforts of contemporary living. It is this community focus. Tony and Linda Jedynak have Noller Place (at left, centre) Upper level - 3 unique mix that makes the Noosa lifestyle so managed Hotel Laguna for 10 years, making bedroom, 2 bathroom house sleeping up to 10 enticing. them one of the longest standing management people. 2-hour solar power, fully equipped Hotel Laguna offers exceptional value for couples on Hastings Street. kitchen with microwave, 520L fridge/freezer, money, and has just been refurbished with fresh Hotel Laguna on Hastings Street offers the chest freezer, 3m wide verandah with ocean colour schemes and contemporary décor. Styl- best that Noosa has to offer at an affordable views and gas BBQ, fully screened with double ish studios or suites boast views of either the price. Rooms start from just $60 per person, per carport and separate laundry with automatic tranquil Noosa River or the elegance of Hastings night. washing machine. Noller Place Lower level - 2 Street. This is a real value for money hotel, offering bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeping up to 6 people. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel's heated quality accommodation at an affordable price - All facilities are the same as upper level. We pool, and make use of the pool side BBQ area. all in a prime location. Complimentary facilities include undercover car Features at a glance: do not rent upper and lower levels out to sepa- parking and in-house movie channel. Hotel " Fresh colour schemes and contemporary rate bookings but alternatively the whole house Laguna's friendly staff can also arrange all of décor can be booked to comfortably accommodate up your Sunshine Coast touring. " Located on Hastings Street in the heart of to 16 people. Not only will you find Hotel Laguna's location Noosa Elenora Units (pictured at left) - spacious and appealing, you're sure to find the atmosphere " Fully air-conditioned apartments comfortable 2 x 2 bedroom units sleeping up to warm and inviting. "We pride ourselves ensur- " Fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes 5 people in each unit.Facilities include 24 hr ing that every guest has an enjoyable and com- " Complimentary in-house movie channel solar power, fully equipped kitchen with 520L fortable stay," said Hotel Laguna's manager, Mr " Heated pool fridge/freezer, gas BBQ, ceiling fans, cable tv, Tony Jedynak. " Poolside BBQ fully screened and shared laundry with wash- Hotel managers, Tony and Linda Jedynak have " Undercover car parking ing machine. Wheelchair friendly. received awards for their commitment to excel- " On site management Travel - Page 5 ■ Travel 2004 Flying Horseshoe Motel Deja Vu, Lakes Entrance TRAVEL FACT FILE TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Flying Horseshoe Motel NAME: Deja Vu ADDRESS: 281-289 Sheridan Street, ADDRESS: Clara Street, Lakes Entrance, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Vic. 3909 PHONE: (07) 4051 3022 PHONE: (03) 5155 4330 FAX: (07) 4031 2761 FAX: (03) 5155 3718 CONTACT: Bev Hewson CONTACT: Greg WEB: www.bestwestern.com.au/ WEB: www.dejavu.com.au flyinghorseshoe E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Off Peak 7 Night Packages in Spa Suite from $727 Our spa garden offers a secluded garden en- Conditions Apply Déjà Vu in Lakes Entrance on the Gippsland vironment and heated spa to allow you to soak Lakes was established in 1993. This Lakes En- those aching muscles after a hard days work. trance estate is on 7 undulating acres of abso- Reception is open 24 hours, early or late lute private lake frontage. The North Arm Lake checkouts are available upon request enters the Bass Strait ocean nearby. The lake is 24 hour reception also tidal. The Flying Horseshoe Motel, Cairns, is locally Deja Vu's temperate rainforest & natural wet- " BBQ lands are also accommodation for 180 species owned and operated member of the Best West- " Coach Tours Welcome ern Family. of birdlife. The private 90m beach with bathing " Conference and/or Meeting Facilities box, canoes, hammock and seating, and the most Close to both the city and the airport. " Direct Dial Phones in Rooms Fully airconditioned and well appointed rooms, superb lake and ocean views make Deja Vu the " Disabled Facilities premier accommodation of not only Lakes En- are only some of the facilities available. " Eftpos Our poolside area is the perfect setting to re- trance and the Gippsland region, but through- " Guest Laundry/Dry Cleaning out Victoria and Australia. lax in, either after a hard days work, or enjoying " In-room Hairdryers any of the numerous attraction available in the The architecturally innovative 4 level main " In-room Iron/Ironing Board building is sculptured onto the crest of a natural Cairns area. " In-room Microwaves The Flying Horseshoe Motel`s facilities are ridge. " In-room Mini Bars Mediterranean style landscaping compliments suited to both the business and holiday visitor. " Liquor License or Bar Air conditioned for your comfort, mini bars and superb lake and marine views, and the many lands and forests; the myths and legends of the " Modem line available welcoming daylight and evening facets of the in house movies for your relaxation. Snowy River; high Alpine Country with it's win- " Non Smoking Rooms Available Lakes Entrance township. All rooms have private bathrooms, air condi- ter snows; the second largest silt jetties in the " Room Service Meals Available Deja Vu is set in unsurpassed natural beauty, tioning, tea & coffee making facilities, Color TV`s, world; and the last wild river, the Mitchell River. " Spa. (Charges may apply) in the south eastern corner of Australia, we have in house movies, hairdryers, irons & ironing They are delightfully different, and we hold " Swimming Pool On Premises the pristine beaches of Lakes Entrance ; the larg- boards, direct dial phones pride of place in the "Hall of Fame" Gippsland Designated non-smoking units available on re- est national inland lake system; age-old wood Business Awards 2003 quest Norty`s licensed bar & poolside buffet is the perfect spot for a quiet drink with your homecooked dinner. Our executive units and self contained units have fully equiped mini bars Our Free Airport transfer service is the best way to go, we are located only five minutes from the airport and the city centre. Our Self contained units have microwave ov- ens, hotplates, sink, and cooking utensils, plates and cutlery to suit a family of six Champelli Palms Carmel By The Sea Carmel By The Sea provides it's guests with Luxury Apartment accommodation. TRAVEL FACT FILE Carmel is a highrise offering a superb collec- tion of spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, NAME: Carmel By The Sea state of the art security and unmatched facili- ADDRESS: 177 Old Burleigh Road, ties. Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Qld 4218 Carmel has a most splendid beachfront posi- PHONE: (07) 5570 2799 tion, featuring spectacular ocean, waterway & FAX: (07) 5570 2788 hinterland views and is located a short stroll to the Gold Coast's premier shopping, dining & CONTACT: Troy Gay entertainment. WEB: www.carmelbythesea.com.au All this, makes Carmel By The Sea the ulti- E-MAIL: email@example.com mate choice for your next holiday experience. The spacious living and private elegance of All apartments at Champelli Palms have balco- your apartment with balcony views of sunrise nies where guests can relax in the morning sun. TRAVEL FACT FILE over the beach and sunset over the hinterland It is only a few metres to the Broadwater which combine to create the ambiance of penthouse provides excellent cafés, fishing, boating and NAME: Champelli Palms ADDRESS: 12 Whiting Street, Labrador, style living which will be sure to make your stay swimming for all the family. at Carmel a memorable experience. Champelli Palms is located just 5 km north of Gold Coast, Queensland, 4215 Each apartment has access to the spacious central Surfers Paradise. Parking is easy and the PHONE: (07) 5591 8155 balcony that provides serene views of the Pa- lifestyle is relaxed, but only a few minutes away FAX: (07) 5527 0250 cific Ocean. The Master Bedroom has a walk in are Australia Fair, Runaway Bay, Harbour Town CONTACT: Dave and Jenny Carter wardrobe through to a spacious ensuite with factory outlet Shopping Centres, Runaway Bay WEB: www.champelli.com relaxing spa. Sports Clubs and endless first class restaurants, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org We at Carmel by the sea offer our guests an golf courses and beaches. array of recreational facilities to ensure our A large pool with spa set amongst tranquil " Security to each of the apartments and se- guest enjoy their time with us. These facilities tropical gardens to cool off after a big day at cure undercover parking include: Movieworld, Dreamworld or Seaworld, which " Bus stop adjacent to the front of the build- " Indoor heated pool & spa are only 10 minutes away. ing " Sauna and steam room Apartments are 1 and 2 bedroom 3 ½ star " Tours and cruise booking arranged free of " Gymnasium rating with ensuite, bathroom. Full kitchen and charge " 20 metre outdoor swimming pool laundry facilities " Centrally located to all Theme Parks " Wading pool " Colour television (video players on request " Pool and Spa set in tropical gardens " Tennis court for a fee) " Friendly professional resident manager on " BBQ gazebo surrounded by.. " Direct dial ISD/STD phones site. " A water themed resort setting If you would like to visit some of our world famous tourist attraction during your stay at Carmel by the sea, you can purchase your trans- portation and admission tickets from the Recep- tion Desk. Relax in luxury in your own self contained apartment and soak up the ocean views and refreshing sea air. Then take a stroll to the exciting shops and restaurants of cosmopolitan Broadbeach. You can spend the day at the beach or maybe cruise Broadwater or the Nerang River. By staying at Carmel By The Sea, all the at- tractions of the Gold Coast are within reach - choose from theme park entertainment, a round of golf or the thrill of the casino ■ Page 6 - Travel Travel 2004 Quality Resorts Twin Towns YWCA’s Y On The Park Hotel Quality Resort Twin Towns is a prestigious 4½ star property overlooking the pristine beaches TRAVEL FACT FILE of the Southern Gold Coast, the sparkling blue waters of the Tweed River and the picturesque NAME: Quality Resort Twin Towns Hinterland. Located on the doorstep of Twin ADDRESS: Cnr Griffith St (Coolangatta, Qld) Towns Services Club and only metres to the and Wharf St (Tweed Heads, NSW) beach, the resort has everything you need for PHONE: (07) 5536 2122 the perfect holiday. TOLL-FREE: 1-800 192 020 You can indulge in cocktails at sunset, dine a la carte in the resort's own Signatures restau- FAX: (07) 5536 8899 rant and then see a world-class show in Twin CONTACT: Elaine Jackson Towns' famous Showroom. WEB: www.twintowns.com.au Alternatively you could have a gourmet meal E-MAIL: ElaineJackson@twintowns.com.au in Horizons, overlooking the harbour, and then enjoy the free live entertainment and dancing every night in Images. The kids will be specially catered for in their very own children's club called Kidspace. For your recreation and sporting pleasure the resort features a heated pool, spa, fully A great place to stay in Sydney equipped gymnasium and massage room. A The YWCA's Y on the Park Hotel is a great place TRAVEL FACT FILE courtesy coach will take you 5 minutes down to stay in Sydney providing comfort, style and the road to Club Banora, where you can enjoy excellent value for money in a great city loca- NAME: YWCA’s Y On The Park Hotel golf, tennis, swimming and other fun activities. tion. ADDRESS: 5-11 Wentworth Ave, Whatever you're looking for in your next holi- Opposite Hyde Park and Oxford Street the Ho- Sydney, NSW 2000 day, Quality Resort Twin Towns offers the ulti- tel is surrounded by everything you could want PHONE: (02) 9264 2451 mate package, all in one exhilarating destina- including great shops, Café's, cheap eats, bars, FAX: (02) 9285 6288 tion. Olympic Pool, Gym, jogging track, parks gar- Uniquely situated on the border of dens and galleries. CONTACT: Nicole O’Brien Queensland and New South Wales, at the twin You can also walk to Darling Harbour, China WEB: www.ywca-sydney.com.au towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, Qual- Town, City Shops, The Opera House and Rocks. E-MAIL: email@example.com ity Resort Twin Towns is easy to access. Y on the Park Hotel caters for everyone with It’s just 3km from the Gold Coast Airport, 80 a fabulous range of rooms including studio, de- minutes drive from Brisbane International Air- luxe, standard, traditional and share accommo- port or 20 minutes drive from Murwillimbah and dation all of which include a complimentary Robina railway stations. • Conference facilities continental breakfast. From the resort it's just a short walk to two of • Laundry / dry-cleaning service There's a friendly atmosphere and plenty of the Gold Coast's best surfing beaches • Foreign currency exchange shared areas to relax in with TV Lounges on each (Coolangatta and Greenmount), shopping • Inter-connecting rooms available floor and a BYO Café, which is open daily. malls, cinemas, bus stations and local attrac- • Facilities for persons with disabilities There is also a guest laundry and kitchen fa- tions. • 24 hour room service and reception cilities, Conference and Business facilities, Tour A 40 minute drive or courtesy coach trip will • Tour desk Desk and secure luggage storage as well as a take you to the famous Gold Coast theme parks. 120 spacious hotel suites are air-conditioned state of the art security system with in-room safes You can be in the heart of Surfers Paradise in and have private balconies, most with sweep- and personal security card access. only 30 minutes or in 40 minutes you can enjoy ing ocean or harbour views. Rooms feature a The Hotel is owned and operated by the the relaxed beachside atmosphere of Byron Bay. bath, hair-dryer, microwave, tea and coffee YWCA of Sydney who has been providing qual- Facilities: making facilities, mini-bar, IDD phone, Cable ity accommodation in the CBD of Sydney since • Heated pool and spa TV and info channel. Hotel rates include buffet 1918. It's the hotel that works for the commu- • Fully equipped gymnasium and massage room breakfast for up to 2 persons. Rates are per room nity. • Restaurant and bar per night, double share incl. GST. Rates are sub- Check out the rooms at www.ywca- • Fully supervised and themed children's club ject to availability and may change without no- sydney.com.au or for bookings call 1800 994 • Retail outlets tice. 994 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Riverina Regional Tourism Mataranka Homestead This property offers basic motel and cabin style accommodation. Motel units offer air condition- TRAVEL FACT FILE ing, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and private bathroom. NAME: Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort Mataranka Homestead offer many hotel fa- ADDRESS: Box 4006, Mataranka, NT 0852 cilities for your use including, a kiosk, poker ma- PHONE: (08) 8975 4544 chines, coach stop, car wash bay and free en- FAX: (08) 8975 4580 tertainment from April to September. CONTACT: Mick Lang For all your wining and dining Mataranka has many facilities including Jeannies Kitchen- open WEB: www.travelnorth.com.au from 6:30am-8:30pm daily, Garden Bistro- E-MAIL: matarankahomestead@ open 6:00pm-8:30pm during peak season, bigpond.com.au Coolibah Spit- May-September, and Maluka's Bar- open 7 days a week, 7am to 11pm. stant 34 Celsius, Elsey Homestead Replica and * During your stay at Mataranka you may wish Aboriginal Humpies, Live Entertainment, Sce- to indulge in the many surrounding attractions nic Bushwalks, Canoeing, Fishing, Horse Riding including the unique Thermal Pools at a con- or even a free Historic Tour. The Riverina ... We've got it all, from some of the nation's best TRAVEL FACT FILE food and wine, to the widest, most breathtak- ing horizons filled with wonderment, just wait- NAME: Riverina Regional Tourism ing for your discovery. ADDRESS: PO Box 104, Wagga Wagga, We've national parks, picnic grounds, unique NSW 2650 wildlife, heritage buildings, festivals, art galler- ies, historic trains and planes, walking trails, PHONE: (02) 6921 1155 country music, haunted houses, botanical gar- FAX: (02) 6921 0780 dens, agricultural shows, museums, producer's CONTACT: Katie Ritchie markets, rivers and ancient aboriginal culture. WEB: www.riverinatourism.com.au The Riverina's playgound offers golf courses, Travel North offers 5 Day Natural Wonders of the Top End "plus" Aboriginal Culture, Located swimming pools, horse-riding, ballooning, fish- E-MAIL: email@example.com Located within walking distance from the famous Mataranka Thermal Pools is the Mataranka ing, tennis courts, boating, sky-diving, bowling within walking Homestead. distance from the famous Mataranka Thermal Pools is the Mataranka Homestead. Departs: Between 6:30 & 7.00am from Darwin accommodation. Dates: Daily (except Friday)- greens, picnic race meetings, vintage car ral- pack; or study the fauna and flora on a lies and cricket, football and netball facilities - bushwalk. June, NatuLocated 5 DayJuly, August within walking distance from the famous Mataranka Thermal Pools is the entertainment for all ages. The Riverina has four distinct seasons. Hot, The ultimate excursion, Mataranka Homestead. this tour takes in the same itinerary as the 4 day Natural Wonder tour as above, with an extra day at “Manyallaluk The Dreaming Place”. Truly an experience you will not You can spend the night in a grand colonial dry, 'I love a sunburnt country' water sports' sum- forget. hotel, a village pub, a modern motel, a B & B, mers; delightful autumnal weather reflecting the 5 Day Natural Wonders of the Top End "plus" Aboriginal Culture DAY 3- Katherine and Mataranka: Depart Katherine at approximately 8:15 am for a memorable genuine farmstay or the simplest caravan park, colours of town and country gardens; wintry days and choose from a range of restaurants, cafes on the neighbouring snowfields and country visit to Elsey National Park and swim in Darwin accommodation. Departs: Between 6:30 & 7.00am fromthe magical Mataranka thermal pool.Visit Territory Manor, and clubs offering the best of our superb natu- comfort food by warm open fires; and the glory Mataranka (except Friday)- June, July, August Dates: DailyHomestead and the Elsey Replica - then back to Katherine in time to cruise on the famous Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. ral produce. of the Riverina spring, which brings a huge *Other options are available for this day- Ask your guide on DAY1. We can relate our history, thrill with breath- patchwork of lush green, gold and purple pad- taking scenery, and offer the friendliest of hos- docks to the never-ending panorama. DAY 4- includes Kakadu National Park: the same itinerary as the 4 day Natural Wonder days in The ultimate excursion, this tour takes in Depart Katherine at 7:00am for and exciting 2 tour as Kakadu. We approach via the Southern End through Mary River. Next is Waterfall Creek (Gunlom), above, with an extra day at “Manyallaluk The Dreaming Place”. Truly an experience you will not pitality. You can fossick for gold or semi-pre- Yes - we've got something for everyone. Come cious stones; go fruit-picking with your back- and visit us! We will welcome you all! a deep forget. permanent pool fringed by pandanus palms and high cliffs. We then go to Cooinda, home of Yellow Waters. You will enjoy the variety of birds, wildlife and crocodiles on a sunset cruise. Travel - Page 7 ■ Travel 2004 El Questro Wilderness Park Candlelight Holiday Apartments TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: El Questro Wilderness Park ADDRESS: PO Box 909, Kununurra, WA 6743 Candlelight Holiday Apartments is a low rise PHONE: (08) 9169 1777 TRAVEL FACT FILE family oriented apartment building located in a FAX: (0*0 9169 1383 quiet residential area within easy 6 minutes walk CONTACT: Christopher Fenech to the heart of Surfers Paradise and about 8 NAME: Candlelight Holiday Apartments WEB: www.elquestro.com.au minutes walk to the great Gold Coast beaches. ADDRESS: 22-24 Leonard Ave, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217 Candlelight Holiday Apartments are fully self PHONE: (07) 5538 1277 El Questro offers four independent accommo- contained FAX: (07) 5592 2376 dation facilities, each different in style and bud- " Kitchen " Washing machine/dryer/iron CONTACT: Jim, Darryl get; from the internationally acclaimed El " Television WEB: www.users.bigpond.com/canlight Questro Homestead to Emma Gorge Resort, from Station Township - family Bungalows to " Direct dial telephone E-MAIL: email@example.com Riverside Camping. " Fans Do as much or as little as you like, El Questro has activities for the Ecotourist, Agritourist and Other features available Sportsman alike; whether it's photographing " Solar heated pool butterflies or fishing for barramundi. No matter " Undercover parking which accommodation facility you have chosen " Gas barbecue to stay at, your hosts can help you plan your " Cot & appliance hire personal itinerary upon your arrival to get the " Fax service most out of your stay. " Tour desk Batmans Hill on Collins Aaron Inn Motel, Narrabri Welcome to Melbourne's Premier Tourist Hotel Type - Batman's Hill " - where service is not just a TRAVEL FACT FILE TRAVEL FACT FILE word, it's an attitude. Batman's Hill Hotel is conveniently located NAME: Batmans Hill On Collins NAME: R within a few minutes stroll of the excitement of ADDRESS: 66 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Melbourne's Crown Casino and Entertainment Vic 3000 Complex, fashionable Southgate, Colonial Sta- PHONE: (03) 9614 6344 dium, part of the new "Docklands precinct" and FAX: (03) 9614 1189 the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centres. A little further lands you at the world famous CONTACT: Sue Lever Queen Victoria Market, the Melbourne Cricket WEB: www.batmanshill.com.au Ground, National Tennis Centre and the State E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Theatre. At the doorstep you will find Spencer Street n's Hill Hotel is well known for providing ac- Train Station. Alternatively, catch the free City commodation tailored for travellers who de- Circle Tram, or one of all direct tram routes to mand quality facilities without a first class price Type travel to major attractions, shops and city ac- tag. Our personal service and genuine warm tivities. welcome keep our guests returning. Narrabri is situated on the Newell Highway, only a 6 hour drive from Brisbane. When traveling OBSERVER FACT FILE from Melbourne, it is a good stop-off point in your journey. On arrival in Narrabri, just con- NAME: Aaron Inn Motel tinue following the highway north through town, ADDRESS: 137 Barwan Street (Newell Hwy.), and you will find the Aaron Inn Motel on the Narrabri, NSW 2390 left hand side. PHONE: (02) 6792 4000 We are a member of the Country Haven Chain FAX: (02) 6792 1354 and located close to the CBD of Narrabri, and 200 metres from the Bowling Club, McDonalds CONTACT: Allan and Shirley Burns and KFC. WEB: www.aaroninnmotel.com.au We have spacious, clean, quiet, E-MAIL: email@example.com airconditioned/heated rooms which are taste- fully appointed to make your stay with us an All units are ground floor and non-smoking enjoyable experience. All rooms have Queen and would suit families, singles, doubles and size beds and a single bed, along with a refrig- company reps. erator, toaster, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Outside is a pool, children’s playground and Extra facilities include Austar, direct dial tele- BBQ facilities. phones, photocopying/fax facilities and internet Why not spend a few days in Narrabri and capabilities. A secretarial service is also provided see the attractions including the new Australia for those who want some work done while they Cotton Exhibition Centre? are away from home or the office. Your hosts are Allan & Shirley Burns. Please Cots and fold-up beds are available on re- contact us if you would like any further infor- quest, at no extra charge. mation. ■ Page 8 - Travel Travel - Page 15 ■ Travel 2004 - New Zealand A Room With A View B&B Donegal House Your host, Murray, will ensure you are made welcome. TRAVEL FACT FILE With thirteen newly-built guest rooms, (all with private ensuite bathroom) magnificent gardens, NAME: Dongeal House licensed restaurant and a homely Irish bar, all wrapped in Irish Boyd family history, (with a fair ADDRESS: Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, Tariff:NZ$100 per night double, $65 single, dollop of humour!) we know your stay at New Zealand includes continental breakfast. TRAVEL FACT FILE Donegal House will become a memory re- PHONE: 0011 64 3 319 5083 Robert McGregor, owner of 'A Room With a called with delight many times over. FAX: 0011 64 3 319 5083 View', ran a successful Bed & Breakfast opera- NAME: A Room With A View B&B Donegal House is close to Kaikoura's unique attractions, with Whale Watch and the town's CONTACT: Murray Boyd tion with his late wife for 10 years, and since ADDRESS: 9 Milton Terrace, Napier, her passing has been enjoying continued con- Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand centre only a few minutes away. WEB: www.donegalhouse.co.nz tact, conversation and laughter with guests from Kaikoura - famous for whale watching, swim- E-MAIL: donegalhouse.co.nz PHONE: 0011 64 6 835 7434 all over the world. ming with dolphins & seals, and many other FAX: 0011 64 6 835 1912 activities. His house is a 30-year-old two-storeyed cot- tage on Napier's hill with sweeping views over CONTACT: Robert McGregor At Donegal House, you'll find a home away Hawke Bay, the surrounding hill properties, the WEB: www.bnb.co.nz/mcgregor.html from home, great accommodation in a stunning distant mountains and the historic port area. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org setting, and the traditional warm hospitality the The property, which has been in his family for Irish have always been famous for! four generations, includes a large garden with where it can be enjoyed with the view. 13 brand new rooms, all with private ensuite a 100 year old summer-house designed for af- Restaurants and shops are a 15 minute walk bathrooms. ternoon teas during croquet parties. away. Off street parking; no smoking in the Easy comfortable Irish hospitality. And, laid There is only one guest room, spacious and house; laundry facilities available at nominal out in the morning, a temptingly delicious ar- tasteful, with a 180 degree view and with pri- charge; free pick up service; major credit cards ray of fruits and cereals, yoghurt, and freshly vate bathroom (with bath and shower) across accepted. baked croissants with home-made preserves the passage. Robert is Executive Director of Napier's Art and freshly ground Vivace coffee, all included A third member of the same party can be ac- Deco Trust, an innovative heritage trust which in the tariff. commodated separately. Breakfast is served in protects and interprets Napier's world famous Donegal House is set amongst lovely gardens the breakfast room or on a tray in the bedroom Art Deco city centre. in a beautiful rural area under Mt. Fyffe. Avonhead Lodge Motel Brisa Cottages B&B TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Brisa Cottages B&B ADDRESS: 92B Te Wahapu Road, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand PHONE: 0011 64 9 403 7757 FAX: 0011 64 9 403 7758 CONTACT: Jenny and Peter Sharpe WEB: www.bay-of-islands.co.nz/ accomm/brisa.html E-MAIL: Brisa@xtra.co.nz Your Hosts Gail and Murray Ruddle welcome you to their 11 large self-contained units situ- TRAVEL FACT FILE ated on a main thoroughfare into Christchurch. It's just a 2 minute drive off the North/South NAME: Avonhead Lodge Motel bypass and 5 minutes to the airport. ADDRESS: 168 Yaldhurst Road, Quiet spacious units, surrounded by peace- Christchurch, New Zealand ful, well-groomed gardens. Easy main road ac- PHONE: 0011 64 3 3481 309 cess and undercover parking enhance these FAX: 0011 64 3 3481 351 well-appointed units. On the Water's Edge " 4 x 2-bedroom family units CONTACT: Gail and Murray Ruddle Brisa Cottages offer a romantic hideaway for " 4 x 1-bedroom units WEB: www.avonheadlodgemotel.co.nz two. Enjoy total privacy within a self-contained " 3 studio units E-MAIL: email@example.com cottage that has a kitchenette with fridge and Tariffs cooking facilities, a spacious bedroom/ lounge Units $NZ85 - $NZ95 per night (1-2 persons), Your Hosts Gail and Murray Ruddle welcome area and ensuite bathroom. $NZ15 each extra adult, children under 12 years you to their 11 large self-contained units situ- Each cottage has its own area of flowers $10 (per night). Prices negotiable for long stay. ated on a main thoroughfare into Christchurch. shrubs and trees, a separate entrance and large deck that overlooks Orongo Bay. The emphasis is on tasteful, comfortable sur- roundings with all the essential extras such as fresh flowers, home baking, toiletries and bath- robes. galleries are just seven minutes away by car. Top quality beds and bedding, cotton sheets Brisa Cottages Bed and Breakfast is in the and soft absorbent towels ensure a feeling of heart of the Bay of Islands and all the activities luxury. of the area are close by. Our breakfast table is set with white linen, We can help with information about popular silver and fine china and features fresh coffee, local attractions: dolphin watching, cruises, sail- baking, home grown fruit, our own preserves ing, swimming beaches, fishing, bush walks, art and eggs from our free range hens. and craft trails and historical sites. A dinghy is at hand for fishing or a leisurely Tariff NZ dollars: Double $160, Single 140 paddle from our beach. October - Easter. Low season and extended Historic Russell's museum, restaurants and stay rates available on request. Travel - Page 9 ■ Travel 2004 - New Zealand Proffit Farmstay, Mahoenui Airport Bed & Breakfast NAME: Proffit Farmstay TRAVEL FACT FILE ADDRESS: 2033 State Highway 3, R.D. Mahoenui, 2553, via Te Kuiti, NZ NAME: Airport Bed & Breakfast PHONE: 0011 64 7 8778 904 ADDRESS: Westney Road, Mangere, FAX: 0011 64 7 8778 905 Auckland, New Zealand CONTACT: Jeff and Lyn Proffit PHONE: 0011 64 9 275 0533 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 0011 64 9 275 0968 CONTACT: Laurel Blakey WEB: www.airportbnb.co.nz E-MAIL: email@example.com Seeking affordable and comfortable accommo- We pride ourselves on making your stay a dation near Auckland International Airport? pleasant and memorable experience. Just 5 minutes drive is the Airport Bed & Break- Dining Room Area fast. We are the closest B & B to the airport. We We have a range of tasty meals available or offer great value for money with ample facili- ties. alternatively ask us about eating out options. Receive the warmest of welcomes by the TV Lounge Area friendliest of kiwi hosts who will ensure your Enjoy relaxing in front of the television after stay is pleasant and relaxed. a long day of sightseeing. Jeff and Lyn welcome you to their home and farm, we have a spacious 4-Bedroom family home, 150 metres off main highway between New Plymouth and Hamilton surrounded by lovely trees, swimming pool, tennis court and lovely farm views. We love entertaining and meeting people, playing crib, five hundred, and euchre. We have 1800 acres flat to rolling country with native bush river boundary and easy walks. We have 4,000 Sheep, 1,000 Cattle which in- clude 100 Stud Shorthorn Cows, 700 Stud Perendale Ewes, 140 Stud Suffolk Ewes, with the rest being a commercial flock. Te Kuiti is our closest town being 35 minutes away with Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Black- water rafting, lovely walks, or Otorohanga Kiwi House only 45 minutes away. We are 30 minutes away from the small coastal townships of Awakino and Mokau. We are central to many places 2 hours to Taupo and Rotorua . 1½ hours to Hamilton and New Plymouth. Taranaki has lots of things to see including Mount Egmont, Pukekura Park and also a lovely walkway along the water front in New Plymouth Jeff enjoys showing you around the farm his animals also his farm dogs working. Hibiscus Coast B&B Alfa Boutique Motel TRAVEL FACT FILE At the Bay of Islands: NAME: Alfa Boutique Motel “The Big Kids’ Playground” ADDRESS: 76 Seaview Road, Paihia, Hibiscus House Quality Bed and Breakfast is Alfa Boutique Motel is proud to offer old-fash- Bay of Islands, New Zealand ioned hospitality, which is charmingly green, PHONE: 0011 64 9 402 7686 located at Red Beach, Hibiscus Coast, TRAVEL FACT FILE clean and quiet. The motel is a place where you Whangaparaoa, at Auckland in New Zealand. FAX: 0011 64 9 402 7681 Your hosts Judy and Brian marsden are de- can sit down and relax. CONTACT: Wendy and Peter Sharland NAME: Hibiscus House Bed & Breakfast Family owned and operated since 1990, Pe- lighted to welcome you to their lovely new home ADDRESS: 13A Marellen Drive, Red Beach, WEB: www.alfamotel.co.nz for a relaxing break. ter and Wendy Sharland invite you to share their Whangaparaoa, Hibiscus Coast, New Zealand unique affordable partments. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org This is high quality bed and breakfast with PHONE: 0011 64 9 427 6303 The motel is the ideal base for shopping, the friendly, personal hospitality. kitchen. Facilities include hot spa, inhouse video, It is in a handy location if travelling north, or FAX: 0011 64 9 427 6303 beach and numerous attractions. CONTACT: Brian and Judy Marsden, Alfa Boutique Motel is set amongst sub-tropi- barbecue, flat walk along the beach to wharf, wanting to stay out of Auckland City, but within shops and restaurants. short travelling distance. Owner-Managers cal gardens, 40 metres from a good swimming beach and central Paihia. Paihia, Bay of Islands is 250-km north of Features: WEB: www.bed-and-breakfast.co.nz Auckland. The popular Opua coastal walk is They offer five, large comfortable modern stu- " Off-road car parking E-MAIL: email@example.com nearby. " Smoke free environment dio apartments, all with their own separate " Queen or twin rooms with television and " Restaurants/Bars/Cafes for all tastes and blaconies occasions 5-15 minutes away " Enbsuite or private bathroom with heated " Golf courses, driving range, and tennis and towel rails squash courts nearby " Cosy lounge with deck access, books and " Leisure Centre with a heated swimming pool games available and gym - 10 minutes away " Hair dryer, iron, laundry available on request " Centre Stage Theatre, Orewa - 5 minutes " Video, e-mail, phone-fax available " Berkley Cinema Complex, Whangaparaoa - " Full or continental breakfast. Other meals 10 minutes drive by arrangement " Silverdale RSA - 5 minutes " Tea and coffee available any time " Gulf Harbour Marina - 20 minutes, for boats, The Hibiscus Coast has a number of local fishing, ferries attractions for the break you deserve: " Shopping Centres at Red Beach, Orewa, " Sports park/playground at rear of property Silverdale and Whangaparaoa. ■ Page 10 - Travel Travel 2004 Hamilton Heritage B&B Griffith Visitor Information Hamilton Heritage B & B, "Old World Charm", TRAVEL FACT FILE is situated on Historic Cameron Hill in tranquil and leafy surroundings. NAME: Hamilton Heritage B&B It offers old world charm and hospitality for ADDRESS: 178 Denison Street, Hamilton, weary travellers and visitors to the Newcastle NSW 2303 region. PHONE: (02) 4961 1242 It is onveniently located to: Broadmeadow Sta- tion, Broadmeadow Race Course, Newcastle En- FAX: (02) 4969 4758 tertainment Centre & All Major Sporting Ven- CONTACT: Laraine ues. Beaumont Street the Cosmopolitan Heart WEB: www.bbbook.com.au/ of Newcastle famous for its Restaurants. Close hamiltonheritage.html proximity to Newcastle Business District, Fore- E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org shore and Beaches. Hamilton Heritage B&B has light airy ceilings and stained glass bedrooms with queen beds. There are private bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, heater, fan, TV, iron and hair dryer. Feel free to enjoy the serenity of the garden or the verandah.Breakfast of choice and time served in the Breakfast Room overlooking gar- den Laundry facilities available. Fax and e-mail access. They also offer a unique and memorable place to stay for newly- weds, before heading off on their honeymoon. Hamilton Heritage B&B is close to Newcastle’s beautiful beaches and foreshore, and the re- gion offers guided walks, river cruises and tram rides of historical significance. Griffith is well know for fine wines and good Plus the region offers vineyard tours, rainforest food, a mix of cultures provides a culinary ex- TRAVEL FACT FILE excursions, as well as a stroll in the fabulous perience of the Mediterranean, Asian and Eu- Beautmont St cosmopolitan heart of Newcastle ropean influences. NAME: Griffith Visitors Information Centre - it’s just five minutes away. With a mix of elegant fine and alfresco style ADDRESS: Cnr Banna & Jondarayan Ave, You’ll find international cuisine, a wonderful dining, you can easily find a menu to satisfy even Griffith, NSW 2680 selection of restaurants, cafes and boutique the most discerning palate. pubs. The Civic Theatre is close by, so is the PHONE: (02) 6962 4145 Griffith is home to some of Australia's most FAX: (02) 6962 7319 famous Broadmeadow Racecourse. Hamilton successful wineries, as well as some marvellous Heritage B&B is also nearby to the major sport- boutique wineries, whom operate cellar door CONTACT: Janine Rolles ing venues of the region. facilities for you to visit and enjoy. WEB: www.griffith.nsw.gov.au Whilst in Griffith visit Catania Fruit Salad Farm E-MAIL: email@example.com where Sharon and Joe Maugeri will treat you to an culinary tour of the farm to see the variety of producing a quality gourmet product using ex- fruits, nuts and vines grown, you will also hear cellent Riverina product". the history of the region. In Griffith at Easter we celebrate our rich and Why not treat your taste buds with a visit to diverse multicultural community with La Festa, Riverina Grove who specialise in a wonderful which features music and dance from around range of local products, plums in port, olives, the world when the local community and pro- tapenades, sundried tomatoes, pasta sauces, jams and much more? fessional groups take to the stage. Described by food media celebrity Peter For more information on visiting Griffith con- Howard, Riverina Grove products are "a true tact the Griffith Visitors Information Centre on testimony of Louis Marangon's commitment to phone 1-800 681 141. The Old Bakery Inn The charm of a bygone era envelopes you on entering this beautifully restored inn, once a TRAVEL FACT FILE Georgian-style bakery managed for generations by the Crosby Family. NAME: The Old Bakery Inn It's hard to believe that such a respectable ADDRESS: Cnr York & Margaret Sts, business was started by an ex-convict. Launceston, Tas. 7250 Can you hear the echoes of the horses mov- PHONE: (03) 6331 7900 The Edge on Beaches ing restlessly in the courtyard before setting out FAX: (03) 6331 7756 with fragrant cartloads of freshly baked golden loaves? CONTACT: Phyllis & Daryl Phegan It must be the sight of two of the original ov- WEB: www.oldbakeryinn.bestwestern.com.au ens in the foyer, one still completely intact. The E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org stables are also still there and two Victorian ter- Situated on the Discovery Coast of Central races adorn the complex of buildings. Why not breakfast in the restaurant where you Queensland, The Town of 1770 enjoys a per- TRAVEL FACT FILE You will enjoy the character of the buildings can enjoy a casual atmosphere? fect all year round climate! Travel time from and the elegant rooms so tastefully decorated, The traditions of hospitality still remain. The Brisbane to Agnes Water is approx five hours by NAME: The Edge on Beaches but you won't suffer from the whims of Victo- friendly staff will genuinely welcome you and road. ADDRESS: PO Box 262, Agnes Water, rian servants and cold water washes from a jug. be happy to help plan visits to the many historic In Agnes Water at the Edge on Beaches Re- Qld 4677 All modern comforts are cleverly combined and natural beauties close by. sort, you'll discover a hidden paradise which isn't with the distinctive historic ambience so the dis- It's only a few minutes walk to the centre of hard to find, but is so hard to leave, and even PHONE: (07) 4902 1200 FAX: (07) 4902 1299 cerning traveller can enjoy luxuriating in this Launceston City, and the spectacular Cataract harder to forget. A place where people set their delightful old inn. Gorge. own pace and everything is unspoiled - except CONTACT: John Wilson for our guests. WEB: www.edgeonbeaches1770.com.au The Edge on Beaches, offers luxurious, self- E-MAIL: email@example.com contained, beachside accommodation. Enjoy a lazy day by the resort pool, cruise the Great Your search for the perfect beachside Barrier Reef, take a 4WD tour, walk or surf the holiday is over... local beaches. The Edge on Beaches Resort in Agnes Water The Edge on Beaches Resort welcomes you to and the Town of 1770 features uniquely styled a spectacular beachfront paradise. With a short 1- and 2- bedroom villas. All of our villas are stroll to the beach and close to restaurants and air-conditioned, luxurious and fully self-con- shops, we are perfectly positioned for you to tained. enjoy the beauty of Agnes Water and the Town 1 Bedroom Villa – separate bedroom, kitchen- of 1770. ette with plenty of cupboard space Your onsite managers, John and May welcome 2 Bedroom Villa - large kitchen with cook top you, with: and oven, dishwasher, extensive cupboards, " Holiday Activities and Attractions... open plan dining and entertainment area, 2 " Enjoy year round swimming at beautiful bedrooms, main bedroom has ensuite and large beaches private balcony, separate bath/shower, toilet " This is the last surf beach north and laundry. " Go snorkelling or diving " Villa Features... " Take a day trip to Bustard Head lighthouse " Ensuite and built in robes " Explore the Great Barrier Reef " Ceiling fans and air-conditioning " Go on a bike or canoe tour " Entertainment area , TV with Austar " Explore the natural beauty " Windows tinted and screened " Have fun estuary fishing or crabbing " Separate laundry " Play golf at the new Country Club " Phone, Carport and private deck " Go on a fishing charter on the LARC The Edge on Beaches Resort features ... " Explore the national parks on a 4WD tour " Onsite management " Hire a boat to reef fish or just party " BBQ facilities , Swimming pools " Or just laze around the pool and relax! " Onsite tour bookings Travel - Page 11 ■ Travel 2004 Charlton Luxury Apartments High Country Motor Inn We invite you to experience the World of High Country Hospitality…… Set on 4 acres of won- TRAVEL FACT FILE derfully manicured grounds The High Country Motor Inn provides a welcome haven from a NAME: High Country Motor Inn busy lifestyle. ADDRESS: 13-17 Great Alpine Road, We have 32 beautifully appointed and spa- Bright, Vic 3741 cious units, some with spas, a honeymoon suite, PHONE: (03) 5755 1244 self contained family units and a specially de- FAX: (03) 5755 1575 signed disabled unit. Enjoy a drink in "Ned's Bar" in front of the CONTACT: Linda Barker open fire before dining in our a la carte restau- WEB: www.highcountrymotorinn.com.au rant. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Two fully equipped conference rooms cater for small and large functions of up to 120 perhaps the Honeymoon Suite. people. Our friendly experienced staff are more Families can enjoy the spaciousness of 2 bed- than willing to assist with your next special event. room units. Some of these are self contained. A spa, sauna, pool, guest BBQ and children's We also have disabled facilities for those with playground complete the picture. special needs. Stay for a night or stay for a week, once here All units have ensuite bathrooms, some with The Charlton Luxury Apartments, offers presti- you won't want to leave. Our 4 star property baths, colour TV, lounge, table and chairs, re- gious 2 and 3 bedroom and unique spacious TRAVEL FACT FILE has excellent facilities to enjoy and relax. verse cycle air-conditioning, electric blankets, Penthouse Apartments, situated on the Espla- All rooms have large French doors which over- tea & coffee making facilities, toaster, iron & nade, overlooking Hervey Bay's most popular NAME: Charlton Luxury Apartments look either the garden or pool area. For that ironing board, hairdryer. Units are serviced on swimming beach. ADDRESS: 2/451-452 The Esplanade, special occasion we have suites with spas or a daily basis. These architecturally designed apartments of- Torquay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 SPECIAL fer open plan living areas, the finest choice of PHONE: (07) 4125 2661 GETAWAY internal fixtures, plus electronic security, dual TOLL-FREE: 1-800 636 901 PACKAGE lifts, underground security parking and fully $249 per landscaped pool and BBQ area. FAX: (07) 4125 1221 couple All apartments have been furnished to supe- CONTACT: Krief and Lee 2 Nights WEB: www.charltonapartments.com.au Phone or rior standards, complete with full modern e-mail kitchen facilities, including microwave, E-MAIL: email@example.com for details wastemaster and dishwasher. All apartments have two bathrooms, and full laundry facilities with washing machine and dryer. The large balconies are excellent for re- laxing, entertaining and enjoying the ocean views. Each three bedroom apartment has its own spa, and each penthouse suite boasts a large oval spa bath. The Charlton is centrally located in (Torquay) Hervey Bay, and is within easy walking distance to many fine restaurants, Banks, Post Office, Hotel and shops. The Charlton boasts a 4½ star rating and is a multi Fraser Coast Tourism award winner for superior accommodation. The Resident Managers' local knowledge of the area will ensure that you receive expert ad- vice on local attractions and can organise your tour bookings for you. Tumut Narrowneck Court Region "Narrowneck" is a tiny strip of land between Surfers Paradise and Main Beach which is only TRAVEL FACT FILE 100 metres wide. The ocean is at your front door and the NAME: Narrowneck Court Visitor ADDRESS: 204 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Nerang River is by your side. This location is one of the most beautifuland one of the most Queensland 4217 central locations on the Gold Coast. PHONE: (07) 5592 2455 Centre "Narrowneck Court Apartments" are situated FAX: (07) 5538 4153 in this exclusive area. Thebeach out the front is patrolled 7 days a week. CONTACT: Jacque Lowman Cavill Mall, the heart of Surfers Paradise is a WEB: www.narrowneckcourt.com.au short stroll in one direction and the wonderful E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org el fresco restaurants of Tedder Avenue are a This is the Tumut region and it is truly diverse short stroll in the other direction. with the towns of Adelong, Batlow, Talbingo and TRAVEL FACT FILE The views from the apartments are breath- Tumut, from mountain streams to rolling val- taking. They take in the ocean, the river and leys, you can catch a trout, climb a mountain, NAME: Tumut Region Visitor Information Centre the lights of the city at night. explore caves, take a drive or just relax and stay ADDRESS: The Old Butter Factory, The apartments are extremely large fully self- awhile. 5 Adelong Road, Tumut, NSW 2720 contained, one or two bedroom. With Kosciuszko National Park and the beauty PHONE: (02) 6947 7025 There is ensuite to the master bedroom and of the Snowy Mountains and Australia's high FAX: (02) 6947 3752 if it is a two bedroom apartment the second bed- country on our doorstep it is the perfect place room is at the other end of the apartment and to start your mountain holiday. CONTACT: Mark Lees has own bathroom and toilet. It is all here for you to explore, so take a break, WEB: www.tumut.nsw.gov.au There is a lounge, dining, gourmet kitchen, catch up with a mate and experience the coun- E-MAIL: email@example.com own laundry and FREE cable TV. We are a high try hospitality that is the Tumut Region. rise complex with security parking under the After two weeks in the Tumut Region I must The fresh water fisherman is well catered for building, there is a great pool on site and facili- say how impressed I am with the friendliness of with high mountain streams, winding rivers and ties for family barbecues. the locals and their willingness to offer assis- clear fresh lakes all well stocked with Trout, Sleep to the sound of the waves crashing in tance and make you feel welcome. Salmon and Cod to name a few. on the beach - can you smell the salt in the The natural beauty of the area is the most If you are into dark places or just wont to have air? outstanding to be found, it has much to offer an underground experience, then the Narrowneck Court is a magical place to spend with high mountains, lush valleys, cool streams Yarrangobilly Caves will give you an impressive your holiday -You come as a guest and leave as and great recreational lakes. thrill with their magnificent Limestone forma- a friend. Nothing is too much trouble for us to It is the doorstep to Kosciusko National Parks tions and vast tunnels and caverns. make your stay relaxed and enjoyable. with its impressive wilderness areas and recre- If you're into power then the Snowy Moun- ational facilities. The towns of Adelong with its tains Hydro Scheme is sure to blow you away heritage listed main street, Batlow, which is fa- with its dams and PowerStation's. You can snow mous for its high quality Apples and Stone Fruit, ski in winter or water ski in summer or just come and Talbingo, a snowy town gives the Tumut to take a leisurely drive through the rolling val- Region uniqueness not found anywhere else in leys and check out the great scenery. Australia and offers something for all ages. The Tumut Region is one of Australia's best What can visitors experience in the Tumut Re- kept secrets with the locals and some travel wise gion, well there is not much they can't. We have tourists having had it all to them selves for too vast bush and mountain tracks winding through long. some of the most rugged terrain on offer for Tumut Region Visitor Centre is jointly funded the 4 X 4 or motor bike enthusiast. by the Tumut Shire Council and the National There are walking and nature trails for all Parks and Wildlife Service. This great facility is levels of fitness with the most impressive scen- available to all that require information on the ery in the country and hikers can walk in the Tumut Region and Kosciuszko National Park; no footsteps of the Great Explorers Hume & Hovel matter if you are a local or a visitor to our re- with the majority following their original path. gion we are here to assist you. ■ Page 12 - Travel Travel 2004 Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort Regency On The Beach TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort ADDRESS: 51 Risley Pde, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland 4741 PHONE: (07) 4959 0152 FAX: (07) 4959 0500 CONTACT: Robyn Shulkins WEB: www.capehillsboroughresort.com.au The area consists of several beautiful bays and E-MAIL: enquiries@ villages and at the end of the road is the Cape capehillsboroughresort.com.au Hillsborough Nature Resort. Just 40 minutes drive north of Mackay and majestic trees to thrive. The Beachcomber Cove surrounded by the Cape Hillsborough National track passes through hoop pine and vine forest Park you can leave the city jungle behind and and leads you to the Cascade Waterfall and enjoy total peace and relaxation. swimming hole - a popular spot in the summer, The Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort fronts and the Andrews Point track rewards the ener- Casuarina Bay with National Park on the other getic with amazing views of the rugged coast- three sides creating a secluded environment for line and Whitsunday Islands. those who want to get away from it all. A recent and award winning addition is the There is no one suggesting you should disco Environmental Walk - a boardwalk through the the night away, or parasail or jetski all day - mangroves. This 1.2 km track is a self-guided intrusions of this sort are not provided or en- walk that incorporates four elements of diver- couraged. You are encouraged to relax, do a sity - wildlife, genetics, community and cultural. little fishing, take a walk in the National Park or Beach Accommodation: Rustic single room do absolutely nothing at all. beach huts and two bedroom beach cabins just Cape Hillsborough National Park is 816ha in metres from the beach are very popular with area with lowland rainforest through to euca- nature lovers. This accommodation has linen, lypt forest. Walking tracks cater for different in- ensuite, cooking, fridge, fan and television. En- terests and different levels of difficulty. joy a cool drink and watch the world go by from The Juipera self-guided trail at Hidden Val- your own verandah. ley, a gentle walk, explores lowland rainforest Units: For those not so inclined to enjoy the plants used by the Juipera people. When you close proximity of the friendly wildlife, our air Just 5 years old, this 4½-star quality resort is reach the billabong and enter Hidden Valley you conditioned units provide that special getaway located right on one of Queensland's best TRAVEL FACT FILE will be amazed at the sheer beauty and age of - when you have walked the tracks, had a swim, beaches. the area. The wall of rock on one side and the Being located in the middle of the Gold Coast, NAME: Regency On The Beach enjoyed a relaxed meal, then the privacy of your ocean on the other creates a unique climate for unit is very welcome. we are just far enough away from the noisy ADDRESS: 1483-1489 Gold Coast Highway, crowds, to be ideal for family groups and those Palm Beach, Qld 4221 just wanting to relax. PHONE: (07) 5520 9888 Our impressive reception foyer, featuring an FAX: (07) 5220 9889 8-floor atrium, leads to a heated pool and spa, CONTACT: Brian Coates or Jan King sauna, gym and games room and then right WEB: www.regencyonthebeach.com.au onto the sands of Palm Beach. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also use the safe waters and sandy beaches of the Tallebudgera Creek, which is only from those on the beach level or on the rooftop a short walk from the resort. where you will also enjoy panoramic views of The nearby Surf Life Saving Club not only pa- the Gold Coast. trols the beach each day of the year, but also The rooms boast all mod cons, including air- offers family bistro-style meals every day. conditioning, together with private balconies Should you prefer to BBQ, you can choose and cable TV". High Chaparral Motel The Nambucca Valley TRAVEL FACT FILE TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: High Chaparral Motel NAME: The Nambucca Valley ADDRESS: 199-205 Sheridan Street, ADDRESS: PO Box 540, Nambucca Heads, Cairns, Queensland 4870 NSW 2448 PHONE: (07) 4051 7155 PHONE: (02) 6568 6954 FAX: (07) 4031 3527 FAX: (02) 6568 5004 CONTACT: James CONTACT: Joy Lane The High Chaparral is a 3½ Star property with WEB: www.highchaparralmotel.com WEB: www.nambuccatourism.com affordable Motel Suites and One & Two Bed- E-MAIL: email@example.com E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org room Apartments set amongst lush tropical gar- dens. Our guests say it is the perfect place to enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Port Douglas ... and the towns and rainforests that dot this glorious 400 kilometre waterfront. We are ideally situated just off the northern 40km's south of Coffs Harbour is the Nambucca approach to the city from Cairns International Valley - with its towns Nambucca Heads, Airport, with shops, restaurants and other ser- Macksville, Scotts Head, Valla Beach, Bowraville, vices very nearby and only minutes from the Taylors Arm and Eungai. bustling Cairns city heart. The area boasts 23km's of coastline, pictur- The coastal region of Cairns is framed by two esque waterways, rainforest, and uncrowded features of such pristine beauty and exceptional The colourful, sophisern hospitality and en- beaches. activities to enjoy. value that they have been listed by the World thusiasm are the order of the day. The main town Nambucca Heads, is on the Our people, places and culture form an inte- Heritage Society. Acclaimed as amongst the We invite you to enjoy our Region! For years, coast where the Nambucca River enters the sea. gral part of your holiday experience in the re- world's most wonderful assets are the Great people have been coming to the High Chapar- The river flows from the mountains of the New gion. Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. ral to taste the genuine hospitality of Tropical England National Park down to the coast. Whenever you visit Coffs Coast, there's some- These year round natural attractions are truly North Queensland and we look forward to see- Whilst visiting the Nambucca Valley, your thing happening - festivals celebrating jazz or memorable and inspiring. ing you soon. choice of activities extends throughout the en- food & wine; sporting events from rugby to rac- Alive with live and charm tire Coffs Coast Region. So crack a wave, saddle ing; cultural discoveries in music, art & craft - Cairns city is alive with life and charm. Here, up, grab a racquet, pull on your flippers, drop all year round, there's plenty to enjoy. warm northern hospitality and enthusiasm are back into low range, bait up a hook! At the end of a sun-drenched day, take your the order of the day. Maybe you don't want to do them all on the pick of a comfortable place to relax and spend We invite you to enjoy our Region! For years, same day, but if you feel like trying, your the night. The choice is wide - watch the last people have been coming to the High Chapar- Nambucca Valley holiday experience can be a light of the evening from the balcony of your ral to taste the genuine hospitality of Tropical feast of non-stop activities. Check them out! room in an ocean-view resort; book into a com- North Queensland and we look forward to see- The Coffs Coast region is not just spectacular fortable motel then take a stroll to explore the ing you soon. beaches, hinterlands, natural beauty and great local restaurants. As a holiday destination Cairns has so much to see and do for travellers on all budgets. We have first hand experience and would like to help you get the most out of your time spent in our region. We offer unique specials and specialise in cre- ating tour and accommodation packages to meet your needs and budget. Group discounts are available. We highly recommend you wait until your ar- rival to book your tours. We are an agent for over 440+ Far North Queensland tours Travel - Page 13 ■ Travel 2004 Perth Ambassador Hotel Colonial on Elizabeth TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Perth Ambassador Hotel ADDRESS: 196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA 6000 PHONE: 1-800 998 011 FAX: (08) 9325 6317 CONTACT: Reservations WEB: www.ambassador-hotel.com.au E-MAIL: email@example.com A REFRESHING DRINK If you are looking for a quiet place to unwind at the end of a busy day, a secluded corner of our Cocktail Bar is the ideal spot. It's just perfect for pre-dinner drinks, a ren- dezvous with friends or an informal business dis- cussion. FOOD TO DELIGHT At the Perth Ambassador Hotel you will be delighted by the wide selection of Western and The Colonial Motor Inn was built in 1847 to Asian cuisine available in our restaurant. house the Launceston Church Grammar School, Whether it is hot croissants at the beginning of TRAVEL FACT FILE Australia's oldest continuous public school. The Perth Ambassador Hotel is a 3½ star hotel the day, or an exotic dinner with friends in the Careful restoration has transformed the old evening, you can be sure the experience will be NAME: Colonial on Elizabeth with 171 well appointed rooms. All rooms in- school into what is today a quality hotel and ADDRESS: 31 Elizabeth Street, Launceston, clude colour television with satellite channels, simply delicious. function centre. Classified by The National Trust, The Colo- Tas. 7250 refrigerator, in-house movies, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and feature sepa- EVERYTHING YOU NEED nial offers the convenience of modern facilities PHONE: (03) 6331 6588 rate shower and bath. The Perth Ambassador Hotel combines all the coupled with the character and charm of days FAX: (03) 6334 2765 Sauna and spa in the Health Centre offers ingredients essential to any traveler's comfort gone by. CONTACT: Sharon relaxation. Other features include valet dry and requirements at a very affordable price. The Colonial is renowned as Launceston's WEB: www.colonialinn.com.au cleaning, coin operated laundry, brasserie and Centrally located, we offer personalized most stylish hotel - after your stay, you'll under- E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org cocktail bar, and ample off street parking. service,comfortable rooms and superb food. stand why. From room service to laundry service, you will Recently refurbished, The Colonial boasts 64 " Deluxe Rooms ROOM TO RELAX find our staff to be attentive and courteous. welcoming guest rooms incorporating mini bar, " Queen Size Beds All of the rooms at the Perth Ambassador tea and coffee making facilities, electric blan- " Suites & Family Suites Hotel are equipped with everything you could kets, free cable television and private ensuite " Private Ensuite & Hair Dryer possibly need; a generous bathroom that fea- with bath and shower. " Personal Mini-Bar tures a separate shower and bath, TV, in house All guests receive a complimentary daily " Tea & Coffee Making Facilities movies, tea and coffee making facilities. newspaper and free car parking. Additional " Valet Service Total guest accommodation in the hotel is 171 rooms have recently been allocated to non- " ISD/STD Direct Dial Telephones rooms, including one and two bedroom suites smoking status for the comfort of guests. " Free Cable Television and other configurations offering guests an in- For those seeking total indulgence, the el- " Guest Laundry teresting range of accommodation unequaled egant Heritage Spa Suite boasts sponged paint " Fine Dining & Bistro , Cocktail Bars in this star rating. finishes, opulent fabric swags, hand stencilling, " Smoke Free Rooms Available Simply contact our Sales Department or E- quality blackwood joinery, and a full-sized " Health Club Discount mail us for any further information you may re- soothing spa, all complemented by a compact " Ample Free Parking quire. disc stereo. " Private Function Venues Portside Whitsunday Resort Coral Cove International Resort TRAVEL FACT FILE TRAVEL FACT FILE NAME: Portside Whitsunday Resort NAME: Coral Cove International Resort and ADDRESS: 406 Shute Harbour Road, Golf Club Airlie Beach, Qld 4802 ADDRESS: 1 Pebble Beach Drive, PHONE: (07) 4948 2288 Coral Cove, Qld 4670 FAX: (07) 4948 2266 PHONE: (07) 4132 5676 CONTACT: Brian Walker, Manager FAX: (07) 4132 5632 WEB: www.whitsundayportside.com CONTACT: Brian Mitchell E-MAIL: email@example.com Coral Cove International Resort, Golf Course, WEB: www.coralcove.com.au Country Club & Residential Estate is the gate- E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org This is one of Airlie Beach's newest and most way to the world famous "Great Barrier Reef" luxurious premier Holiday Resorts. Located on and an ideal location for a vacation, golfing Have you ever dreamt of holidaying and re- the mainland in the beautiful Whitsunday re- holiday, wedding or function, land and/or home laxing on the ocean front in Award Winning, gion of Queensland, Portside is close to every- purchase and building, ocean activities or for a Fully Self Contained Luxury, adjoining an Inter- thing and an ideal base to explore the lifestyle second to none in a sub-tropical para- national Standard Golf Course, only a short stroll Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. dise with solid returns and resale demand on to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Swim- Featuring luxury self contained villa apart- real estate purchased for either healthy lifestyle ming Pools, and Tennis Courts? ments, Portside is blessed with the best water- living or investment. Coral Cove International Resort, Golf Course front location, yet as private, personal and ro- With a spectacular backdrop of the Pacific Country Club and Residential Estate will make mantic as you could imagine. Ocean, Coral Cove Resort offers an 18 hole Golf your dreams come true. Not only a holiday but Portside's unique waterfront location means Course & Five Star, Award Winning Accommo- a lifestyle change. that its architecture, floor plan and design all dation which is surrounded by exclusive Home, Situated within absolute prime beach front combine to maximise your Whitsunday holiday Land & Investment Properties. This area is re- and golf course access, these 3 & 4 bedroom experience. Just staying at Portside will be a garded as having the best year round climate luxury villas and units have been designed for memorable holiday experience, and when you rainforest tours, playing golf or just relaxing in in Australia, Coral Cove International Resort, the ultimate lifestyle, right down to private se- add its luxury and value - you just can't beat it! and around Airlie Beach. Golf Course, Country Club and Residential Es- curity, air conditioning and covered parking for Here are just some of Portside's Particu- Seven days a week, you can rely on Portside's tate is now open for your viewing pleasure. your car and golf buggy. larly Pleasing Plusses: friendly and efficient management. " Luxurious waterfront villa apartments with superb Coral Sea views. Highlights " Only 100 metres from the attractions of 50 metres from Boathaven Bay downtown Airlie Beach. All units are luxurious and fully self-con- You can't do better than base your Whitsunday holiday at Portside - our booking service is at tained your service for all the best of Island Trips, visits Superb location close to everything you need to the Great Barrier Reef, diving, fishing, . Value for money! ■ Page 14 - Travel Travel 2004 Misty Gum Cottages Dalby Homestead Motel Dalby is at the heart of Queensland’s Darling A honey coloured dappled dawn - the calling Downs - situated just 220km west of Brisbane. TRAVEL FACT FILE of distant kookaburras - the scent of of a red TRAVEL FACT FILE Whether you’re stopping overnight or longer to gum morning riding on the air. visit the Dalby area’s many attractions, the Dalby NAME: Dalby Homestead Motel It’s dawn at Misty Gum Cottages in Echuca- NAME: Misty Gum Cottages Homestead is the perfect place to stay. ADDRESS: 27-29 Drayton Street, Moama. Rise early from your relaxed sleep, stroll ADDRESS: 6 Berry Street, Moama, NSW 2731 Located right across the road from beautiful Dalby, Qld 4405 around your own personal courtyard and listen PHONE: (03) 5480 9292 Thomas Jack Park and only two minutes walk to PHONE: (07) 4662 5722 to the call of the morning. FAX: (03) 5480 9459 Dalby’s central shopping district, the Dalby MOBILE: 0418 712 151 Taking it easy and taking you from it all is CONTACT: Ian Siede Homestead is the ideal base for you to visit the FAX: (07) 4662 2988 what the they’re about at Misty Gum Cottages. Bunya Mountains, historic Jimbour House or CONTACT: Robert Bethke E-MAIL: email@example.com Echuca-Moama’s days are always bright and beautiful Lake Broadwater. WEB: www.travelaustralia.com.au the twin towns are as fascinating or laid back Dalby offers visitors 10 days of attractions (Qld - Toowoomba Region) as you care to make them. At Misty Gum Cot- Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, during the Dalby Cotton Week festival held each E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org tages, they are just a stroll away from the laundry, bathroom, generous living space and March. MoamaBowling Club and only minutes from the can sleep a family of four in comfort. To make Dalby Homestead Features include timeless Port of Echuca. your life easier at Misty Gum Cottages, they have " 19 well appointed ground level units with Within a few minutes of their cottages you pre-arranged office services and you’re not in modern ensuites can fish, water ski, enjoy a paddle steamer ride, the mood for cooking, full catering can be ar- " Executive/Honeymoon self contained suite step back in time at the historic port of Echuca, ranged or you can even savour the fare at one with kitchenette, balcony and seperate or take a lazy browse through the many shops. of Echuca-Moama’s many eateries. bedroom and Spa In fact, they’re a world away from the every day As the sunsets, take a quiet walk through the " Four Star AAAT rating and only a short walk from the day to day bustle bush along the banks of the Horseshoe Lagoon, " Licenced Restaurant of Echuca-Moama. That’s what makes their cot- or the mighty Murray River and enjoy the soft " Swimming Pool and BBQ tages so special. caress of gum lit shadows on a later afternoon. " Cable TV Snuggled against the winding path of the Light up the barbecue, paddle about in their " Covered & Ceiled Car Parking at Murray River, these environmentally friendly 15-metre swimming pool and had-feed the Room Entrance cottages are fully self-contained, with everything kookaburras that descend from the surround- " Direct Dial Phones from cooling/heating and all modern conve- ing red gums every evening. At Misty Gum Cot- " Modem Sockets, email & Fax facilities niences - even spa baths. Stay one night, stay a tages you’re free to be wherever you want to " Whisper Quiet Air Conditioning weekend or a month - they’re happy if you are. be. " Queen Size Beds Harbourjet InterContinental Sydney SYDNEY HARBOUR AS Type YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE! TRAVEL FACT FILE TRAVEL FACT FILE Combine the world's most famous Harbour with the unrivalled excitement of a 420hp jet NAME: Harbour Jet NAME: boat and you've got the ultimate sightseeing ADDRESS: Shop 113a Harbourside Shopping ADDRESS: adventure. Centre, Darling Harbour, NSW PHONE: Harbour Jet, Sydney's original jet boat com- PHONE: 1-300 88 73 73 FAX: pany offers an exciting alternative to lunchtime FAX: (02) 9212 7322 CONTACT: cruise around the Harbour. Passengers can still enjoy the beauty of this wonderful Harbour while CONTACT: Monique Rhodes WEB: experiencing the amazing capabilities of a jet WEB: www.harbourjet.com E-MAIL: boat. E-MAIL: email@example.com Imagine racing at 75km/h through Sydney Harbour, under the bridge, past the Opera House and the Australian Navy Fleet, before skimming around Fort Denison and the Prime Type Minister's Sydney residence. Sit back and hang on while the full power of the Jet is unleashed and put through its paces of 270-degree spins, wild fish tails and awe- some power brake stops. During the adventures customers receive light-hearted commentary and photo opportu- nities, whilst a continual mix of music keeps the jet boats rockin'. Thrill seekers can choose from a variety of adventures, ranging from 35 min to 1 hour and Some people visit Sydney for its icons, others 20 min, with a choice of 2 vessels. stay in them OBSERVER FACT FILE The larger vessel 'HJ1' seats 18 passengers, Overlooking one of the world's most stunning and contains a full wet weather canopy in the harbours is the InterContinental Sydney. NAME: InterContinental Sydney event of inclement weather. From the moment you enter the marble foyer, ADDRESS: 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, The smaller vessel 'Foxy' seat 10 passengers elegance and luxury combine to create a unique NSW 2000 and guarantees to give the rider the wildest and hotel experience. PHONE: (02) 9253 9000 wettest ride of their lives. Recently transformed with a $25 million re- FAX: (02) 9240 1310 Harbour Jet's regimented training process for furbishment, this historic Sydney property fea- CONTACT: Roslyn Thompson its fully qualified local skippers, individual bucket tures 509 beautifully appointed guest rooms - WEB: www.sydney.intercontinental.com seats and handrails, ensure passenger safety. in a five-star setting. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org For customer comfort, Harbour Jet provides Experience a blend of comfort and quality in all passengers with complimentary full-length rooms designed along classical lines - but with Sydney at your doorstep. spray jackets, dry pants and goggles. a new, urban feel. 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Real Estate ADDRESS: 52 Mitchell Street, Bendigo Long serving employee Mr Darryn O’Keefe has been appointed as a Director and he brings Vic. 3550 Come and enjoy all that the Wallan township PHONE: (03) 5440 9500 and surrounds have to offer - scenic mountain enthusiasm and youth to the Company direc- REAL ESTATE FACT FILE tion. FAX: (03) 5443 6742 views, playgrounds, community spirit and all just a leisurely 45 minute drive to the CBD via the CONTACT: Keith Sutherland Hume Freeway and City Link. Find out why more NAME: Raine and Horne Wallan Tweed Sutherland has a reputation for Com- WEB: www.tsfn.com.au and more families are asking Raine & Horne to ADDRESS: Shop 2/69 High St, Wallan, 3756 munity involvement through their support of E-MAIL: email@example.com help them make Wallan home. PHONE: (03) 5783 1268 many charities and fundraising activities. At Raine & Horne Wallan we pride ourselves on FAX: (03) 5783 1096 lian network, consisting of 500 Offices. The our commitment to customer service and con- CONTACT: Simon Best As one of the Leaders in the Bendigo Real Es- Company and their staff members, have con- stantly strive to challenge the Real Estate mar- tate Industry the Company strives for excellence sistently won many National and Victorian WEB: www.raineandhorne.com.au/wallan ket in order to achieve the optimum price in the in Residential Sales, Commercial & Industrial, awards, including 2 staff members being E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Land Management and through subdivision awarded as Property Manager of the year. sale of our client’s properties – no matter the size, the price or the location. advice. “Raine & Horne in Wallan provided us with a “This superbly professional company will remain The Team at Tweed Sutherland have experience, level of service and commitment beyond our constant in my memory, having demonstrated The Property Management Department have youth, energy and many long serving employ- greatest expectations. Simon chose to go the that very rare commodity in today ’s continued to grow in reputation and consistently ees to handle any Real Estate needs. Their car- hard yards and get my family and I the best market,…”genuine consideration for the cus- achieves outstanding results. ing approach to Clients is renowned and all deal he could.” - Martin. tomer.” Customers are treated equally. “…Thank you for restoring our belief in 100% Gaye. Tweed Sutherland First National is in the Top 4 customer service. It can still be found and it “It has been a pleasure to meet such a profes- in the First National Group with the most num- For Personal and Active Real Estate contact the exists at Raine & Horne in Wallan.” sional and dedicated team of people.” ber of Residential Sales throughout the Austra- Team at Tweed Sutherland First National. Peter and Anna. Warren, Janine and Teandra. Andrew McMath Real Estate Jens Gaunt Real Estate Helping to REAL ESTATE FACT FILE realise dreams NAME: Jens Gaunt Real Estate Pty Ltd Since opening in 1986, Jens Gaunt Real Estate ADDRESS: 51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat has helped hundreds of families realise their FRANCHISES: Buninyong, Torquay, Queenscliff, dream of finding the right home or property. Werribee, Geelong and Bendigo Due largely to the company’s commitment to PHONE: (03) 5331 1111 a professional and personalised service, Jens FAX: (03) 5331 2248 CONTACT: Mark Corboy Gaunt has experienced rapid growth with fran- WEB: www.jensgaunt.com.au chises across the State, including Buninyong, E-MAIL: email@example.com Torquay, Queenscliff, Werribee, Geelong and Bendigo. Director of Jens Gaunt Real Estate, Neil Jens said its recent expansion to Bendigo now makes them in the largest real estate affiliation in Cen- tral and South Western Victoria. “Our growth may not be dramatic as some of the larger franchise groups based in Melbourne because we are focused on establishing only quality offices, employing local staff trained from the ground up.” The Jens Gaunt team is determined to con- tinue this growth and building on its reputation for excellence within the industry. Despite the company’s growth and success, Andrew McMath Real Estate is a highly repu- it continues to place emphasis on the day-to- table company with skilled professional staff to OBSERVER FACT FILE day operations of its individual offices to en- assist you in all facets of Real Estate. sure the company operates ethically and hon- We pride ourself on providing unbeatable cus- NAME: Andrew McMath Real Estate estly in all its dealings. tomer service and carrying out all transactions ADDRESS: 2460 Warburton Hwy, Jens Gaunt stands by its mission to lead the in an ethical manner. Yarra Junction Established in 1982 Andrew McMath Real real estate market in Australia with integrity, PHONE: (03) 5967 1800 Estate is well experienced and has vast local teamwork, community involvement, service lev- FAX: (03) 5967 1466 knowledge. The office operates from a promi- els and outcomes for clients, regardless of where nent location along the Warburton Hwy in the CONTACT: Kristen WEB: www.andrewmcmath.com.au they live. Upper Yarra Valley, and services a beautiful area Jens Gaunt believes in contributing to the is a revolutionary, new program aimed at with many spectacular properties ranging from E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org simpligying the process of buying and selling broad acre farms to weekend getaways. communities in which its operates, and as part properties by utilising the Internet to match ven- In recent times we have seen the Upper Yarra We currently have a good range of proper- of its commitment to and passion for the envi- dors with potential buyers. Visit the website on Valley rediscovered as an excellent wine grow- ties to choose from whether it be investment, ronment, plants four trees in community reserves first home, acreage or lifestyle properties. www.jensgaunt.com.au ing area, ideal tourist location and place to re- for every house sold or managed. lax and enjoy the mountain ranges and Yarra We offer seven-days-a-week service to assist The Jens Gaunt team is committed to its goal Jens Gaunt continues to examine new and of becoming one of the leading real estate River. you in finding your ideal property. We are local market leaders, servicing the Feel free to phone or call into our office to- innovative measures that will enable it to com- agents in the State, and continues to look for Upper Yarra Region from Wandin to Warburton day to secure your little piece of paradise in the municate effectively with its clients. BuyerMatch opportunities and suitable partners to extend the and beyond. Upper Yarra Valley. - beleived to be the first of its type in Australia, unique Jens Gaunt way of doing business.