August's latest news and hot deals from BreakFree Hotels, Resorts and Apartments
NEW ROLE: The Mantra Group has created a new position of Group Food and Beverage Manager for Peppers, BreakFree and Mantra, with the inaugural role being filled by former qualia General Manager Scott Robertson. Scott has received a warm welcome on the Gold Coast, where he has relocated for the new position. The new role will entail responsibility for all aspects of food and beverage operations within Mantra Group, including conferencing and events. Prior to his role on Hamilton Island, Scott has held senior positions with Sheraton Resorts in Fiji and Port Douglas.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
ROYAL WELCOME: Brian Thompson is staying in Tropical North Queensland and has taken the lead at BreakFree Royal Harbour in Cairns as the new General Manager. The move follows his contribution in nearby Port Douglas to Mantra Heritage, Mantra in the Village and Mantra on the Inlet over the past 18 months.
NATIONAL AND NEW ZEALAND
SAVE YOUR SANITY: BreakFree from work for a short getaway to save your sanity with super special rates or even one night's accommodation absolutely free. BreakFree has a host of amazing short break deals at a range top holiday destinations. Choose from beachside apartments to city studios, including the following fantastic offers of staying for four nights but only paying for three - Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast from just $119* per night, Queenstown in New Zealand from $132* per night, Adelaide from $139* per night, and the ever-popular Noosa on the Sunshine Coast from $145* per night. Or stay for three nights but pay for only two - Cairns in Tropical North Queensland from $190* per night, beautiful Byron Bay from $188* per night, or the cosmopolitan Gold Coast hub of Broadbeach from $135* per night. Or take a city break such as Melbourne from $135* per night or Sydney's South West from $129* per night. Call on 132 007 or jump online and book at breakfree.com.au.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
ROCK 'N RELAX: Escape the southern winter and go north to the tropics, where one event to heat things up in Cairns on August 26 will be a performance by legendary rock artist Eric Clapton at the Tanks Art Centre. Rock out then relax back at BreakFree Royal Harbour on The Esplanade at Cairns and take advantage of one free night's accommodation with a deal where you can stay for 3 nights but only pay for 2, from $162* per night in a 1 Bedroom Ocean Room. Valid until 31/08/11. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
FRASER COAST, QUEENSLAND
WHALE WATCHING: Now is the ideal time to take the plunge and see a whale first hand with Whale Watching Packages from BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, the only resort to offer absolute beachfront access and uninterrupted views of the bay and marina. Share such a magical moment with the whole family by booking a Family Package including accommodation and tickets for a half-day Whale Watching Cruise aboard the Quick Cat II with Hervey Bay Whale Watch. Family Packages are from $328* per night in a 2 Bedroom unit, plus receive two adult tour tickets and tickets for two children aged between 4 and 14 years. Valid for travel until 31/10/11 and a two night minimum stay applies. Additional tickets for extra people are available from reception.
Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND
TRI AND ENJOY IT: Enjoy a weekend of fun and excitement for all the family when the Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon comes to town from September 3-4. Whether you are running the race or cheering on your support, BreakFree Rainbow Shores is the perfect place to stay close the action. Have a night free in a 1 Bedroom Apartment when you stay 3 nights but only pay for 2, from $140* per night (minimum 3 night stay). Then indulge with a deluxe breakfast pack for just $19 extra per night. There's also complimentary late check out for guests and or competitors who will be dining at the pig on the spit on Father's Day, September 4. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
WALK THIS WAY: Celebrating the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Festival of Walks from August 19-28 features community and cultural events, and guided walks from rainforest and mountain walks to multi-day walks and even a speed dating walk. Then rest those weary legs in comfort at a BreakFree resort nearby. Choose from BreakFree Alexandra Beach at Alexandra Headland where you can stay for 3 nights but only pay for 2, at $209* per night in a 2 Bedroom. Or BreakFree Grand Pacific at Caloundra has a Stay for 3, pay for 2 deal in a 1 Bedroom Garden View room from $160* per night or 2 Bedroom Garden View room for $230* per night. BreakFree Noosa International in Noosa has for 2 Bedroom Apartments from $161* per night or 1 Bedroom at $126 per night when staying for 4 nights minimum and BreakFree French Quarter is offering 2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartments from $209* per night. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au. For information on the event visit festivalofthewalks.com.au.
NOOSA JAZZ FEST: Groove to the smooth sounds of the Noosa Jazz Festival from September 1-4 when this event brings together the cream of Australian and international artists. Unwind to the cool melodies of a variety of jazz genres played in the holiday town's Hastings Street restaurants and the Noosa Woods Park. Stay at BreakFree Noosa International in the heart of Noosa Heads, just 800m from Hastings Street, on a 'Stay 5, pay 3' special for $180* per night including 2 free nights in a 1 Bedroom Apartment, or $230* per night including 2 free nights in a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
WINNING ACCOMMODATION: On August 26-28 Noosa's Main Beach will host one of six Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman series qualifiers, which will feature elite athletes along with a scenic backdrop and course. Be there for the spectacle of it all and enjoy BreakFree's winning rates in Noosa, close to the action at BreakFree French Quarter, in a 1 Bedroom Apartment from $242* per night. Or choose BreakFree Noosa International, in a 2 Bedroom Apartment from $136* per night. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au
FOODIE FUN: The Sunshine Coast's Real Food Festival from September 10-11 is a celebration of the wonderful variety of food that local producers, manufacturers and restaurants all have to offer. Take the chance to have a taste of some holiday time too with a stay at BreakFree's popular resorts. Choose BreakFree Alexandra Beach at Alexandra Headland in a Studio Room for a minimum of 2 nights from $139* per night. Or settle in at BreakFree Noosa International in the heart of Noosa with 2 Bedrooms from $161* per night for a minimum stay of 4 nights. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au. For information on the event visit realfoodfestival.com.au.
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
JOY OF JAZZ: The Broadbeach Jazz Festival is set for August 19 to 21, featuring a host of Australia's finest jazz artists all performing for free on outdoor stages and at venues throughout the precinct. So jazz up your enjoyment of this great event with a break away in this cosmopolitan hub by the beach at BreakFree Diamond Beach where you can stay for 3 nights but just pay for 2, from $135* per night for 1 Bedroom. For sale and travel until 31/08/11. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
SHOW TIME: Surfers Paradise is always a top getaway spot year-round, but with the Gold Coast Show being held from August 27-29, it's a perfect time to plan a visit. Fantastic family-friendly accommodation choices include the popular BreakFree Moroccan with great on-site facilities to keep the kids entertained. Stay for 4 nights but pay for only 3 from $150* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au
NETBALL ANYONE?: The netball spectacular of Netfest is being held on the Gold Coast from September 8-11 and it's not just fun on the court, with lots of exciting things going on throughout the carnival, including a fantastic opening night party and medal presentation. Score a winning deal at BreakFree Neptune in Broadbeach during Netfest, where you can stay for 3 nights but only pay for 2 from $135* per night for 1 Bedroom. Or if you need more time and more room, BreakFree Diamond Beach at Broadbeach has a Family Package from $170 per night for 2 Bedrooms including a family pass to Dreamworld, for a minimum stay of 7 nights, totalling $1190* for the week. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES
SAMPLE THE SOUNDS: Beautiful Bangalow has two events coming up to tempt guests. The Bangalow Music Festival from August 12-14 will present music in beautiful surroundings, including professional chamber ensembles, emerging young artists, Australian composers and outstanding soloists. Or tempt yourself with the Sample Food Festival - A Taste of NSW, being held on September 10 in Bangalow. Join in the celebration of everything that is produced, cooked and created from our rich earth with a Farmers Market, Marquee Stalls and Restaurant Marquees serving a selection of tasting plates prepared by local chefs. Tune in to the ambience and stay nearby at BreakFree Eco Beach in Byron Bay for 3 nights but only pay for 2 from $170* per night in a Studio. For sale and travel until 31/08/11. Call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
*Subject to availability. For travel dates, full terms and conditions visit breakfree.com.au. Block-out dates and minimum night stays may apply.