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   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: Website:
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                                                                                            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

                                                         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-
                                                                       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:
     Located at the western end of the world fa-                                                              tained apartments (each with a large patio or        E-MAIL:
   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:                      PHONE: (07) 5474 8890, 1-800 352 890                  Castaway Cove is AAA rated 4.5 star accom-
                                                         E-MAIL:                  FAX: (07) 5474 8893                                modation, so you certainly won't be doing it
                                                                                                               CONTACT: Glen Toyer                                tough like Robinson Crusoe!
                                                                                                               WEB:                          All units are fully self-contained, well-ap-
                                                                                                               E-MAIL:                  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 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
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                                                                                          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.
   The cedar clad chalets are homestead style          E-MAIL:
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:
   Hallowell Chalet - 2 Bedroom. Mcleod and                                                                                                            E-MAIL:
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:
                                                                                                 scape of Laguna Bay.                                  E-MAIL:
                                                                                                    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
          • 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

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:
Whitsundays. The Great Barrier Reef is at your        E-MAIL:
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     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

                                                                                                                                                                      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:                      Morning mists are common at Toms Creek Re-
     Guest Facilities include:                        E-MAIL:                       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:                                                                             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:
                                                     kitchen with microvawe, 520L fridge/freezer,         seaside town has a distinctive atmosphere of              E-MAIL:
                                                     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
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                                                                                        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:                                                                          WEB:
                                                          flyinghorseshoe                                                                                     E-MAIL:
                                                        E-MAIL:                                                                   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
   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:
                                                                                                           All this, makes Carmel By The Sea the ulti-        E-MAIL:
                                                                                                        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:                          relaxing spa.
Sports Clubs and endless first class restaurants,       E-MAIL:                      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
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                                                                                             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:
     Alternatively you could have a gourmet meal           E-MAIL:
  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:
  towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, Qual-                                                                   Town, City Shops, The Opera House and Rocks.           E-MAIL:
  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- or for bookings call 1800 994
  • Retail outlets                                        tice.                                                 994 or email:

   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
                                                                                                                from 6:30am-8:30pm daily, Garden Bistro-               E-MAIL: matarankahomestead@
                                                                                                                open 6:00pm-8:30pm during peak season,         
                                                                                                                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:
      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:             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.
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                                                                                        Travel 2004
El Questro Wilderness Park                                                                                                                                                      Candlelight

                                                                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:                            minutes walk to the great Gold Coast beaches.            ADDRESS: 22-24 Leonard Ave,
                                                     E-MAIL:                                                                                  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:
                                                    Questro Homestead to Emma Gorge Resort,
                                                    from Station Township - family Bungalows to           " Direct dial telephone                                  E-MAIL:
                                                    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:
Ground, National Tennis Centre and the State         E-MAIL:
   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:
                                                                                                             We have spacious, clean, quiet,                       E-MAIL:
                                                                                                          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.
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                                                                  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:
   tact, conversation and laughter with guests from                                                          Kaikoura - famous for whale watching, swim-         E-MAIL:
                                                        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:                  from home, great accommodation in a stunning
   distant mountains and the historic port area.        E-MAIL:                   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

   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:
                                                                                                          two. Enjoy total privacy within a self-contained
   " 3 studio units                                     E-MAIL:                       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.
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                                                                 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:                                                                                                                                 FAX: 0011 64 9 275 0968
                                                                                                                                                                CONTACT: Laurel Blakey
                                                                                                         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
                                                         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:
for a relaxing break.                                                                                    ter and Wendy Sharland invite you to share their
                                                          Whangaparaoa, Hibiscus Coast, New Zealand      unique affordable partments.                           E-MAIL:
   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:                                                                       Auckland. The popular Opua coastal walk is
                                                                                                            They offer five, large comfortable modern stu-
" Off-road car parking                                  E-MAIL:                                                                          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.
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                                                                                             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:                             of Newcastle famous for its Restaurants. Close
      hamiltonheritage.html                             proximity to Newcastle Business District, Fore-
    E-MAIL:                      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
                                                           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:
                                                                                                                  Whilst in Griffith visit Catania Fruit Salad Farm    E-MAIL:
                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                       CONTACT: Phyllis & Daryl Phegan
                                                                                                                  It must be the sight of two of the original ov-      WEB:
                                                                                                               ens in the foyer, one still completely intact. The      E-MAIL:
                                                                                                               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:
     The Edge on Beaches, offers luxurious, self-        E-MAIL:
  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
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                                                                                            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:
                                                                                                               rant.                                                   E-MAIL:
                                                                                                                  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:                                                                                                             Phone or
rior standards, complete with full modern                                                                                                                                                                e-mail
kitchen facilities, including microwave,                 E-MAIL:                                                                                                            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
   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
                                                                                                               "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

                                                                                                                   "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:
                                                                                                               short stroll in one direction and the wonderful         E-MAIL:
                                                                                                               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:                                There is a lounge, dining, gourmet kitchen,
catch up with a mate and experience the coun-             E-MAIL:                      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.
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                                                                                            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
   The area consists of several beautiful bays and        E-MAIL: enquiries@
   villages and at the end of the road is the Cape
   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:
                                                                                                              onto the sands of Palm Beach.
                                                                                                                 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:                                                                          WEB:
  affordable Motel Suites and One & Two Bed-              E-MAIL:                                                                     E-MAIL:
  room Apartments set amongst lush tropical gar-
     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
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                                                                                           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

                                                        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-

                                                        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:
cleaning, coin operated laundry, brasserie and             Centrally located, we offer personalized          most stylish hotel - after your stay, you'll under-    E-MAIL:
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:                                                                            CONTACT: Brian Mitchell
                                                         E-MAIL:                 Coral Cove International Resort, Golf Course,          WEB:
                                                                                                             Country Club & Residential Estate is the gate-         E-MAIL:
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!
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                                                                                             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
     Echuca-Moama’s days are always bright and                                                                beautiful Lake Broadwater.                            WEB:
  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:
  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:                                                                                  E-MAIL:
  boat.                                                    E-MAIL:
     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:
  seats and handrails, ensure passenger safety.                                                               in a five-star setting.                               E-MAIL:
     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. Spacious and full of light,          Experience the world-famous InterContinental
     A selection of merchandise and souvenirs is                                                              they provide outstanding views of the Harbour,       service this Valentine's Day where we know what
  available, as a memento of your experience,                                                                 Botanic Gardens and Circular Quay.                   it takes to make you feel special. Our combi-
  from the Bookings office and retail shop located                                                               With our focus on your well-being, you won't      nation of quality service and luxury setting pro-
  at 'Harbourside' Darling Harbour.                                                                           want to leave the new generation guest rooms         vide the ultimate in Sydney hospitality.
     All Adventures depart daily from the Conven-                                                             with cushioned window seats to relax on and             Valentines Day special from $395 per room
  tion Jetty, Darling Harbour.                                                                                absorb the view, chaise longue and ottoman,          per night includes: overnight accommodation
     Group bookings and customised charters are                                                               generous oversized bed with feather and down         for two plus: breakfast served in room on win-
  available.                                                                                                  pillows, crisp linen, luxurious throw and bolster    dow seat, Piccolo bottle of Moet and boxed
                                                                                                              plus blackout blinds for the ultimate sleep in.      chocolates on arrival, complimentary use of fit-
              Bookings are essential.
                                                                                                                 And when you awake continue the indulgent ex-     ness centre and pool and a gift from Bvlgari to
        Call 1300 88 7373 or book online
                                                                                                              perience with breakfast in bed before exploring      the value of $100 (male or female).
             for the Ride of Your Life!
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walking distance to popular shops & restaurants • 88 rooms, suites & penthouses • classic & custom modern designer furnishings
& Frette bed linens • 2-line phones with conference & speaker capabilities • in-room fax machines • media center including
AM / FM radio, cassette, compact disc player, VCR, 27-inch TV with full cable access & pay-per-view • in-room safe • high-speed internet
access • mini-bar • 24-hour room service • full-service concierge • blue on blue restaurant & bar • fitness center & pool with
cabanas • in-room treatments by aura spa • dry cleaning & laundry • conference room • local cellular phone rentals • rental car,
taxi & limousine service • valet parking • penthouse terrace and pool area available for private functions

one of the 36 best new hotels in the world – CondéNast Traveler 2000 Hot List • Wallpaper’s favorite Los Angeles hotel

9400 West Olympic Boulevard Beverly Hills California 90212 T 310 277 5221              F   310 277 4928
           800 535 4715 KOR HOTEL G ROU P
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                                                                                           Real Estate
    Raine and Horne Wallan                                                                                                 Tweed Sutherland

                                                                                                            Tweed Sutherland First National has been serv-
                                                                                                            ing the Bendigo area for over 27 years, and is                  REAL ESTATE FACT FILE
                                                                                                            independently owned and still operated by its
                                                                                                            original owners and Directors, Craig Tweed &             NAME: Tweed Sutherland First National
                                                                                                            Keith Sutherland.                                          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:
   and more families are asking Raine & Horne to        ADDRESS: Shop 2/69 High St, Wallan, 3756            munity involvement through their support of              E-MAIL:
   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
   ket in order to achieve the optimum price in the                                                         in Residential Sales, Commercial & Industrial,          awards, including 2 staff members being
                                                        E-MAIL:                 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-
                                                                                                            chises across the State, including Buninyong,
                                                                                                            Torquay, Queenscliff, Werribee, Geelong and
                                                                                                               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
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   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:                                                                            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.                                                      
   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.