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October news and deals from Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels


The TNQ team at Peppers has welcomed Chris Northam in his new role as Area Manager for Cairns and Palm Cove, as well as General Manager of Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove. Chris joined Peppers on September 19, most recently from Mirvac where he held the position as General Manager of Sebel Reef House Resort & Spa, Palm Cove. Prior to Reef House, Chris successfully opened Sebel Harbour Lights Cairns and brings with him in-depth knowledge of what the region has to offer, being a previous Committee Member of Tourism Palm Cove and a judge for Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards for the last three years.

TREAT YOURSELF: Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove is turning heads with its new beautifully appointed onsite Salt Beauty & Spa providing its guests with an opportunity to 'turn back the clock'. The high quality service offered by mother and daughter owners Alison and Lee-Ann Ward has ensured Salt Beauty & Spa is attracting residents, wedding parties, corporate clients and even celebrities. A key element of the special service is the premium range of Swiss skin care and spa products used exclusively within the spa such as Arbonne - botanically based products designed to provide visible anti-aging results within 24 hours. Alison has found some spa guests are experiencing results in just minutes and love the take-home sample packs. Salt Beauty & Spa is open Monday-Saturday and by appointment on Sundays. Call 07 4059 9206 or email saltspapalmcove@gmail.com.

Learn the trick to the ultimate Christmas feast with a Masterclass at Peppers Anchorage in Port Stephens. Held on November 12 for $150* per person including a late lunch, the MasterChef Perfect Christmas Fare Masterclass will develop cooking skills under the guidance of the experienced team of chefs at Merretts Restaurant. Beginning at 11am, learn the tricks to the perfect turkey, the best dressed ham and sensational seafood, followed by a sit-down tasting session accompanied by fine house wines and domestic beers. Complete the day with Christmas gifts of a highly prized MasterChef apron and Christmas inspired recipes, handpicked by Merretts Chefs. Stay for a relaxed escape in scenic Port Stephens from $175* per night. Call 02 4984 2555 or emailing anchorage@peppers.com.au. Valid until December 22, 2011.


Peppers Beach Club in the holiday haven of Port Douglas is now officially fit for royalty following a visit by the Saudi Arabian royal family. The resort's Exclusive Spa left a lasting impression on the royal guests, especially the tropically designed and built spa table - a Saudi Arabian Princess ordered two exact replicas for her new private health retreat in her home land. Now guests can really be treated like royalty and experience spa luxury fit for a princess by taking advantage of Peppers Beach Club's relaxing spa and lunch package, comprising lunch and a beverage poolside at Sublime Bar and Grill, and an exquisite 45-minute treatment at the tranquil Peppers Spa for $105*. Make the moment last longer with an indulgent two-night getaway from $210* per night in a Spa Suite. Valid for sale and travel until 31/03/2012. Call 07 4087 1000 or visit peppers.com.au.

Love is in the air at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort thanks to a new Romantic Package on offer. Escape to Magnetic Island, with ferry transfers for two people, enjoy a romantic two-course dinner for two people overlooking the marina and bay on one night of your choice, relax and a select a latest release in-house movie each night and to top off your experience, wake to a hearty hot breakfast for two in the restaurant each morning. Stay for a minimum of two nights in a Hotel Superior room from $249* per night or Studio Superior room from $299* per night. For travel until 22/12/11, or between 08/01/12 and 31/03/12. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au.

Don't miss your chance to catch the majestic creatures of the deep as the whale watching season draws closer to the end for the year. Take the plunge in Hervey Bay with Whale Watching Packages from the award-winning Peppers Pier Resort, located on the esplanade opposite Urangan Beach. This resort has Couples or Family Packages including accommodation and tickets for a half-day Whale Watching Cruise aboard the Quick Cat II with Hervey Bay Whale Watch. Couples Packages are from $270* in a One Bedroom Suite and an extra night is from $208* per night, plus receive two adult tour tickets. Family Packages are from $445* in a 2 Bedroom Suite and an extra night is from $293* per night. Plus receive two adult tour tickets and tickets for two children aged between 4 and 14 years. Valid for travel until 31/10/11. Call 07 4194 9700 or visit peppers.com.au/pier-resort.

Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland has devised a divine way to spend a Sunday with an upcoming event on December 4. The Long Sunday Degustation Lunch for $100* per person will include canapés and French champagne on arrival at 12.30pm in the poolside gazebo, followed by an exquisite degustation lunch starting at 1pm prepared by internationally experienced Head Chef Steve Houghton. Limited seats are available so book by calling 07 5546 7411 or visit peppers.com.au.

MELBOURNE CUP MAGIC: Next month brings with it the day that stops a nation, so this coming Melbourne Cup day, really outdo yourself and stay in style at Peppers Broadbeach where it's all about your experience. The Melbourne Cup Package ensures you are on a winner with a $60 Treatment Voucher for Endota Day Spa (once per stay), in-room movies, internet, on-site parking and daily servicing, all from $295* per night in a One Bedroom Suite. Call 07 56351000 or visit peppers.com.au/broadbeach.

Grab a break by the beautiful waters of the pristine coastline of Salt Village at Kingscliff, where you can enjoy a quiet weekend escape at Peppers Balé Salt in a stylish apartment, including buffet breakfast, unlimited in-house movies and broadband internet access. Prices are from $294* per night for a One Bedroom Apartment, $389* for Two Bedrooms or $463* for a Three Bedroom Apartment. Valid to December 22, 2011. Call 02 6674 7777 or visit peppers.com.au/bale-salt.

MASTERCHEF WEEKEND ESCAPES: Immerse yourself in the tasteful world of MasterChef at the stunning beachside location of Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Salt at Kingscliff, thanks to a deliciously decadent offering of two MasterChef Weekend Escapes. From October 28-30 and November 25-27, savour the world of food, cooking competitions and the very best regional produce, all the while staying in comfort at the resort from $495* per night twin share (minimum two night stay). Enjoy receiving a Peppers Gift Pack of regional produce and craft, two MasterChef aprons and a MasterChef Series 2 cookbook to keep, full daily breakfast for two, in-room movies and internet, a two-course dinner at Season on Friday night, a local tasting plate lunch and glass of wine on Saturday, and a MasterChef inspired Team Pressure Test. The culinary journey continues with a MasterClass hosted by Season's Executive Chef Reuben Radonich, followed by a four-course MasterChef Reward Dinner with matched wines for the ultimate foodie getaway. Strictly limited to 15 couples per weekend so call Bettina Bodley on 02 6670 5011 or email bettina.bodley@conferencesandeventsatsalt.com.au.

In celebration of the 2011 Peppers partnership with MasterChef, the gorgeous Peppers Coorabell Retreat is taking culinary excellence to the next level with a MasterChef 2 Night Culinary Experience from November 2-4. From $749* per person twin share, embark on a two-night intensive food and cooking discovery, designed and hosted by Head Chef Adam Hall and Leah Roland, Food Writer and Principal of Bangalow Cooking School. Be infused with enthusiasm with the package's inclusions of full breakfast daily, three-course dinner at Wilson's by the Creek, hosted local market tour and cooking school with three-course dinner and Foodscapes farm tour, a take home copy of the MasterChef Series 2 Cookbook and a MasterChef apron. Call 02 6684 7348 or email coorabell@peppers.com.au.

: Peppers Guest House will brighten up your Christmas holiday with a Mid Week Christmas Lights Spectacular package available from Sundays through to Thursdays between December 12, 2011, and January 6, 2012, (closed Christmas Day). Enjoy the magical Christmas Lights Spectacular and stay in stylish accommodation for one night at the charming Peppers Guest House retreat from $250* per night, including a full country breakfast for two and two tickets to the Hunter Valley Gardens Spectacular. Email guesthouse@peppers.com.au or call 02 4993 8999.

The grand homestead of Peppers Craigieburn is holding an exclusive MasterChef Degustation Dinner Event on October 29. Priced at $145* per person, the five-course food and wine degustation dinner is an incredible opportunity to savour locally renowned Executive Chef Warrick Brook's specially crafted menu infused with superb local produce and inspired by recipes from the MasterChef Series 2 cookbook. Four courses will also be perfectly matched with Southern Highland wines by special guest winemaker Tony Cosgriff from neighbouring Centennial Vineyards. The evening begins at 7pm in the retreat's Montfort's Dining Room. Make it a weekend to remember by choosing a package combining the degustation dinner and accommodation for two nights between October 28 and 30 in a Terrace or Elms Wing Room with breakfast daily and a MasterChef apron to take home from $680* per couple. Call 02 4862 8000 or email craigieburn.reception@peppers.com.au.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Peppers Manor House is serving up a Spring Special until November 30, 2011, with a specially tailored Spring Garden Package to let guests stop and smell the roses this Spring. From $245*, receive breakfast for two in Katers Restaurant and a gift for the garden to take home with you! Not valid for Saturdays. Phone 02 4860 3111 or visit peppers.com.au.

The tenth annual Toast to the Coast is on again from October 29-30 to celebrate Geelong's premium cool climate wines and regional produce, so Peppers Moonah Links Resort has teamed up with Geelong Wine to create a package that helps wine lovers makes the most of the event. From $250* per night, for two nights in a  Studio Room, experience a two-night stay including breakfast each morning, two tickets to Toast to the Coast festival, complimentary car parking and a complimentary room upgrade to a Studio View Room if available. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au. For information on the festival, visit toasttothecoast.com.au.

Spring is the perfect time to escape to the beauty of the South Island. Whether heading to the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo in the heart of Mackenzie Country, or to Queenstown for a bit of adventure, Peppers offers the perfect place to stay for your getaway - Peppers Bluewater Resort where you can stay three nights, but only pay for two, from $325* per night in a One Bedroom Mountain View Villa. This stunning glacial escape is ideal for a relaxed weekend getaway or to rest and rejuvenate following a busy day exploring the region. Valid for sale and travel until 31/03/12 with one night free night per booking. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.co.nz/bluewater.

*Subject to availability. Minimum stays and block-out periods may apply.

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Mantra Group
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