Articles in Country New South Wales
Substitute busy for bliss in your sumptuous Spa Suite at Above Wollongong at Pleasant Heights Bed and Breakfast. There are only three unique suites with either a terrace, balcony or courtyard opening onto a lush garden with stunning ocean views. Each individual stylish suite ranges from exotic to modern or chic with exquisite furnishings and a spa to sink into. Forget your deadlines and enjoy the view while you nibble on some indulgent welcome treats too.
It’s time to restore with this week’s rejuvenating Escape to Hermitage Hill– the historic site of Wellington’s former hospital turned boutique accommodation in New South Wales.
Recuperate for one ($149, usually $318), two ($200, usually $427) or five nights ($354, usually $754) in a remodelled and air-conditioned guest suite for two people. With just 13 intimate rooms the guesthouse has access to a large shared lounge, swimming pool and spectacular views from the veranda. Or upgrade to a queen ensuite for one ($168, usually $358), two ($239 usually $507) or five nights ($449 usually $954) for more space and luxury. Plus you’ll get some food for the body and soul with a delicious breakfast for two each morning and in the evening, dine on the veranda with valley views at the classic onsite Grange Restaurant or the Lion of the Waterloo restaurant 5 minutes’ drive away where you can feast on only the best seasonal and handcrafted dishes (complimentary meal to the value of $40).
Whether you’re channeling your inner greenie or simply feel the desire to get closer to some beasts (and not the ones at your local), there’s no better high than a natural one. With today’s deal from Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay, you can get in touch with some real harmony with a three-hour whale watching cruise for only $29 (normally $60). With a number of great whale and dolphin watching sites available in this country, Jervis Bay is one of the best spots to get voyeuristic.
If your weekends drag along at the pace of a snail, we’ve got a deal to get your weekends moving full steam ahead. For just $10, get a family pass to the Richmond Vale Railway Museum (usually $44). Get unlimited rides for two adults and two children on a full-size steam or diesel train between Richmond Vale and Pelaw Main and see the last steam locomotives that were in commercial use in Australia.
Indulge your senses in a getaway to remember with a one-night stay for two in a deluxe guest room for only $299 (value $600). French doors open to your own personal veranda with views over the Estate – the perfect place to watch the sunset and sample your complimentary bottle of Tower Estate red or white wine. Then throw yourself onto your heavenly queen-sized bed or immerse in the pure tranquility of your extra deep bath.
Set in heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley vineyards, you can sneak away for a two-night midweek (Sunday to Thursday for $199, usually $505) or weekend ($371, usually $720) stay for two people in this beautifully appointed bed and breakfast. A trip here includes a delightful bottle of wine from the region, a sumptuous afternoon tea on the day of your arrival and a full country breakfast for each of you to enjoy on both mornings of your stay.
Sift out your swimmers and head down the coast to Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort where you can enjoy everything that makes time away from the rat race special. Roll up to your Garden Villa where you and your significant other will while away two or three nights in this homely environment.
Your villa is fully kitted out with a spacious lounge area and balcony, self-contained kitchen, TV with DVD player and Austar and air-conditioning. Then wake up to a fantastic continental breakfast then hit the beach with your free hire of fishing tackle, snorkelling gear or body board to catch some beaut waves.
Beautiful Retreat for Two in the Hunter Valley
Ducks Crossing • Eleebana, Australia
One ($239) or two ($339) nights for two in a deluxe eco cabin
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Family Funday Sunday – $2.50 per person train, bus and ferry
Every Sunday is Family Fun Day here in Sydney, Australia. Families are given a special treat in going around the city and the nearby region …