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May latest news and deals from Peppers, Mantra and Breakfree

Latest news and deals from Peppers, Mantra and Breakfree

Race Week in the Whitsundays, food and wine events, Christmas in July, half price Barossa touring, Byron Bay festivals, golfing getaways and winter warmer deals across Australia at Peppers, Mantra and Breakfree hotels.

QUEENSLAND

WHITSUNDAY COAST: Flying the flag for Race Week

Get ahead of the pack with accommodation at Peppers Airlie Beach during Airlie Beach Race Week – and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this annual event race week guests are eligible for a special discount. From 8-15 August race week guests can Stay and Save from $224* per night in a One Bedroom Spa Apartment including breakfast for two daily. It’s a great way to wake up to a week of racing and thrills, with views overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea and Whitsunday Passage. Enjoy using the wet-edge pool, dining onsite and being just a five minute drive to the Whitsunday Sailing Club, the hub of the event. Minimum three-night stay required at ECO rate (no daily service). Call the resort direct on 07 4962 5100 for bookings. Valid to 17 August. For more information visit www.peppers.com/airlie-beach/ and for event information visit www.abrw.com.au

GOLD COAST: Fine wining and dining for the Soul    

Two special degustation dinners are to be held at Seaduction, the stunning restaurant within Soul Surfers Paradise (managed by Peppers). The first is on 5 June for a Wine Wars Dinner. For $125* per person, with two heavyweights of the wine industry, William Downie and Dalrymple, battle it out to become the favourite wine region. Join host, Gourmet Traveller Wine's Nick Stock, for a welcome drink and five-course degustation menu designed by award-winning Executive Chef Steve Szabo with two masked wines poured for three featured dishes.

Seaduction will then welcome renowned international chef, Donovan Cooke on 18 July for from The Atlantic restaurant in Melbourne.  Having completed his apprenticeship under the masterful Marco Pierre White, Donovan Cooke joined some of the world’s greatest restaurants including The Savoy Hotel in London and La Cote St Jacques in France to the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Derby Restaurant and now based at The Atlantic in Melbourne. The five-course degustation event is $99* per person (not including wine).  There are also plenty of options to spoil yourselves with an overnight stay in a luxurious Soul Surfers Paradise apartment.

To book call 07 5635 5746 or email events@soulsurfersparadise.com.au, or for more information visit www.seaduction.com.au 

TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND: Battle at the beach 

The tropical setting of Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove will transform in to a battle ground for the ‘Wine Wars’ event between winemakers from Wirra Wirra in South Australia’s McLaren Vale region and Vasse Felix from Margaret River in Western Australia on 27 June. For $149* per person, enjoy a great evening of entertainment for wine buffs and enthusiasts alike, with a three-course menu designed by renowned Executive Chef Thomas Ege, with two masked wines poured for entrée, main and dessert. Stay overnight from $244* per night in a Spa Suite. Call 07 4059 9275 or visit www.peppers.com.au/beach-club-spa/packages/gourmet-food-trail/.

NEW SOUTH WALES

BYRON BAY: Top talent on show

There’s always something interesting going on in the Byron Shire, so if you love your literature and music, BreakFree Eco Beach can help place you in the heart of it for two upcoming festivals during August. The Byron Bay Writers Festival from 1-3 August will be bigger than ever with names such as former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens Bob Brown and former head of the Australian Climate Commission and 2007 Australian of the Year Tim Flannery on the schedule. Next is the Bangalow Music Festival from 15-17 August, featuring some incredible national and international talent ranging from the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo from Germany to Australia’s Trichotomy jazz trio. BreakFree has a bonus offer on sale to 31 March 2015 (some blockout dates apply) where you can stay five nights or more and save 27% off the daily rate, from $114* per night in a Studio to $134* per night in One Bedroom. Call 1300 987 602 or visit www.breakfree.com.au/eco-beach . For event information visit www.southernxsoloists.com and www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au.

COFFS COAST: Stylish seaside makeover for winter

Coffs Harbour’s BreakFree Aanuka Beach is feeling fresher than ever following a complete re-design and refurbishment of all 42 Paradise Spa bures, ranging from upholstered bedheads to hand-woven floor rugs, stylish walnut wooden furniture and beach themed artwork. Celebrate with us and stay for your winter seaside getaway from $199* per night in a Paradise Spa Bure including breakfast, then face the challenge of planning your stay thanks to the official ‘101 Things To Do And See On The Coffs Coast’ list. Anyone for Crab Racing, Zorbing or a Full Moon Canoe Tour? There’s plenty more ideas on the list you can view at www.coffscoast.com.au/101-things-to-do . Call 02 6652 7555 or visit www.breakfreeaanukabeachresort.com.au

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: Christmas in July feasts

Celebrate Christmas in July this year in traditional style in the Southern Highlands at Peppers Craigieburn in Bowral and Peppers Manor House in Sutton Forest. Let Peppers Craigieburn transport you to a land of roaring fires every night this July. Indulge in a feast of Christmas-inspired delights in the stunning Montfort’s Dining Room, featuring the region’s freshest produce and herbs straight from the kitchen garden, prepared by Executive Chef Warrick Brook. Christmas in July packages start from Elms Wing Room from only $332* per night (Sunday – Friday) or $382* per night (Saturday), and include full breakfast. Valid for sale until 30 July and valid for travel from 1-30 July. Call (02) 4862 8000 or visit www.peppers.com.au/craigieburn.

Peppers Manor House also offers up all the Christmas trimmings on 4 & 5 July and 18 & 19 July. For $85* per person enjoy a Tumbarumba schnapps in the Great Hall by the fire, followed by a special three-course Christmas menu from Executive Chef Daniel James, then carols and hot chocolate in the lounge. Bookings are essential. Call 02 4860 3111, email manorhouse@peppers.com.au or visit www.peppers.com.au/manor-house

HUNTER VALLEY: Battle of the Valleys

The tranquil country estate of Peppers Guest House is preparing for the ‘battle of the Valleys’ as part of the Peppers Wine Wars series on 14 June, between one of the Valley’s favourites - Brokenwood Wines – and Barossa Valley giant, Yalumba. The two will compete wine for wine over a five-course degustation menu designed by the Chez Pok Executive Chef and hosted by wine expert Nick Stock, all for $120* per person. Stay over from $244* per night in a Vintage Room including full breakfast. Visit www.peppers.com.au/guest-house or phone 02 4993 8999.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE: Stay with Mantra for 50% savings on Barossa day tours

Mantra Hindmarsh Square is offering guests who stay 2 nights or more a 50% discount with Gray Line Australia day trips to the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills – that’s just $68.50 per adult and $34.35 for children.  Take a journey to the world-famous food and wine regions and soak up spectacular scenery and warm country hospitality as well as plenty of wine! You will also visit Hahndorf village with its diverse arts and craft, German pubs, traditional smallgoods and bakeries evokes the tastes and smells of Bavaria.  The newly refurbished Mantra Hindmarsh Square is offering a complimentary upgrade from to a Parkview Suite from $149 late check out. For bookings contact Mantra Hindmarsh Square on (08) 8412 3333 or email hindmarsh.res@mantra.com.au  quoting ‘Mantra Winter Special’.  Package is valid for booking until 31 July and for travel until 31 October (subject to availability).

VICTORIA

TORQUAY: His & hers getaway to stay and play

Torn between what you and your partner want to do on holidays? Peppers The Sands Resort has you both covered with a Stay, Play & Spa Package, where one person gets to go golfing and the other can soak it all up at the day spa. From $399* per night, per couple, stay in a luxurious Studio Room with free Wi-Fi and a bottle of wine on arrival. Receive a hot buffet breakfast for two at Hanners Restaurant and have complimentary use of the resort’s private Health Club. Then each can enjoy their own time, with 18 holes of golf onsite for one at the private championship course with a motorised cart, and for the other there’s a trip to the Saltair Day Spa for a half-hour soak in the Plunge Spa followed by an hour’s massage. Valid for sale to 30 July and for travel from 19 May to 31 July. Phone 03 5264 3333 or email sands@peppers.com.au. For further information visit www.peppers.com.au/sands

MT HOTHAM: Divine degustation dining

Take an idyllic wintry location like the architecturally inspired village of Dinner Plain, 10km from Hotham Ski Resort on the height of The Great Alpine Way, combine it with the sophisticated accommodation of Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge, and you’ve already got a great getaway. But you can add an extra layer of indulgence to really make the most of your visit in this region of gourmet produce and fine wine with a three-night stay that includes a five-course degustation dinner at Graze Restaurant for two on one night, and full breakfast daily. Priced off-peak from $775* for three nights in a Queen Room or $835* in a King Room, or in peak period from $1150 in Queen Room or $1285* for a King Room. Off-peak valid for travel from 6-27 June and 8-28 September. Peak valid from 28 June to 9 September. Visit www.peppers.com.au/rundells or phone 03 5159 6422 and ask for the three-Night Degustation and Breakfast Package.  

TASMANIA

LAUNCESTON: Warm up to winter on the waterfront

When it comes to winter, Tasmania knows how to handle it with style, so Peppers Seaport Hotel has designed a special Winter Warmer package to keep you cosy and content. Choose a City View Room from $186* per night or River View Studio from $195* per night, both for a minimum of two nights, and enjoy snuggling up to unlimited movies with popcorn, two hot chocolate melts and chocolate treats from renowned Launceston chocotelier Cocobean Chocolates. This thriving waterfront location means a stroll along the Seaport Marina or to the historic town is also a great way to warm up for the day. Valid for sale to 30 May and for travel from 11 May to 17 September. Call 03 6345 3333 or email seaport@peppers.com.au. For further details visit www.peppers.com.au/seaport.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN: Cosy cabins await this winter

Embrace fireside indulgence at one of Australia’s most iconic wilderness experiences with a stay at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge this winter. Take advantage of the Stay Longer & Save package, which includes accommodation in a Pencil Pine Cabin from $213* per night when staying for a minimum of two nights. Indulge when you wake up with a complimentary full lodge breakfast for two daily, and choose to cuddle up with a good book and relax beside the fire in your room or in the main lodge, or perhaps visit Waldheim Alpine Spa for some pampering. Valid for sale until 30 June and for travel from 6 May to 30 September. Call 1300 737 444 or visit www.peppers.com.au/cradle-mountain