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MASTERCHEF TEAM CHALLENGES: Peppers and MasterChef have teamed up to offer an exclusive range of MasterChef inspired conference and incentive packages to delight Peppers delegates with their very own MasterChef moment. Just like the real MasterChef contestants, delegates can test their tastebuds with a MasterChef Team Challenge and be inspired to recreate MasterChef quality cuisine in their own kitchens with a Masterclass. The packages give conference delegates at Peppers the exclusive opportunity to experience the only true MasterChef team building activities on offer in Australia and are available at selected Peppers properties until November 30. For more information on Peppers' exclusive range of MasterChef inspired conference and incentive packages call 02 8062 5085, email conference@peppers.com.au or visit peppers.com.au

TWEED COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES

THE SEASON FOR MASTERCHEF: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Salt in Kingscliff has dished out culinary inspiration to MasterChef contestant Danielle Dixon, who chose to perform two weeks of work placement in June at the resort's renowned Season restaurant. After tasting the spectacular pork belly entrée at Season, created by Executive Chef Reuben Radonich during a Reward Lunch and Masterclass for the hit television series, Danielle was keen to learn more about Season's commitment to using fresh local seasonal produce. "I think it's incredibly impressive to follow through on the same philosophy of local and seasonal for the whole organisation and it's something that sets Peppers apart," Danielle said. During filming of MasterChef, contestants enjoyed dinner with Chef Radonich at Season and a night away staying at the stylish Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, arranged thanks to an exclusive promotional partnership between MasterChef Australia and Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels - the biggest undertaken in the history of the Peppers brand.

NEW ZEALAND

MASTERCLASS MOMENT:
The recent MasterChef episode which aired in Australia featured a magical Masterclass held in New Zealand, showing Aussies a taste of what is on offer across the Tasman Sea. For those wondering what else is on the menu by way of MasterChef standard food and wine to be enjoyed there, a variety of local food stories have been collected for your convenience to view on the following websites for three popular New Zealand destinations. For the Peppers Bluewater Resort story visit http://www.newzealand.com/au/#/article/taste-the-south-island-on-a-plate/. For the Peppers Clearwater Resort story visit http://www.newzealand.com/au/article/the-lakes-wild-food-challenge/ and for the Peppers on the Point story visit http://www.newzealand.com/au/article/try-your-hand-at-rare-roast-venison-loin/. To also whet the appetite for a New Zealand holiday, visit the Tourism New Zealand website at newzealand.com/au/food

WHITE WEDDINGS: Experience an unforgettable white wedding at a stunning location at either Peppers Clearwater Resort on the outskirts of Christchurch or Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo. Boasting a unique backdrop of shimmering lakes and towering snow-capped mountains, made all the more spectacular during winter, our New Zealand properties are the ideal alpine wedding destination. Peppers celebrates weddings by offering an hour of complementary canapés and drinks for all weddings of over 20 people held until September 18, 2011 and during next year's winter season from July 1 to September 18, 2012. Conditions apply. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

Hot Deals:

TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND

LIME TIME:
Set in the heart of the charming village of Palm Cove, Peppers Beach Club & Spa offers the perfect setting to indulge in a tropical family holiday. Dine on-site at our signature restaurant Lime & Pepper for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy our 'Kids Eat Free Offer' where you receive a complimentary kids meal for each adult meal purchased. (Conditions apply). Or if you're searching for some quality together time, our Couples Package includes return limousine transfers for Cairns International airport, hot breakfast daily and 3-course romantic candlelit dinner for two on one of the nights, served overlooking the resort's stunning lagoon pool. Also receive a glass of sparkling wine per person with chocolate dipped strawberries delivered to your room at sunset each evening. Stay in a Lagoon Spa from $450 per night before 31/10/11, or from $400* per night between 1/11/11 to 31/03/12. Minimum three night stays apply. Call (07) 4059 9200 or email palmcove@peppers.com.au.

ONE FREE NIGHT: Stay one night free with one of the hottest tropical deals this winter. Fly or drive to the tropics for your winter escape where there is an endless variety of spectacular sightseeing and enjoyable activities to indulge in. Stay with Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas and not only receive the warmest of receptions when you check in, but if you stay 4 nights, you only need pay for 3. From $280* per night in a Spa Suite. Or relax in picturesque Palm Cove at Peppers Beach Club & Spa for 4 nights, but only pay for 3! From $290* per night in a Lagoon Spa Room. Both deals are valid for sale and travel until 31/08/11. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

MAGNETIC ISLAND, QUEENSLAND

WEDDING DAY WELCOME:
Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island is holding a special Wedding Open Day on August 7 to help create your perfect wedding. Preferred industry members in attendance will include hair and make-up artists, celebrants, photographers and beach ceremony specialists, who will be delighted to provide an obligation free quote. Held from 11am to 4pm, entry is complimentary and there will be a free information pack on arrival. Complimentary 20 minute appointments can be booked in advance with the resort's Event Coordinator by calling 07 4758 2407. Plus Peppers Blue on Blue Resort makes it easy to enjoy the whole weekend with a deal where you can stay 3 nights and pay for just 2 from $199* per room per night in a Hotel Room. Valid for sale and travel until 31/08/11. Minimum three night stay applies, with one free night per booking. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au.

FRASER COAST, QUEENSLAND

WHALE TALES:
The annual Hervey Bay Whale Festival is on August 6 and you are invited. The all-day free event includes the Illuminated Street Parade, McDonalds Kids Festival and the LIVE Whale Aid Concert and raises awareness of the plight of the humpback whale. While in town, it is the ideal time to see a whale first hand so take the plunge 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

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

ALL THAT 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 Peppers Broadbeach from $265* per night in a 1 Bedroom Apartment including in-room movies and internet access. Valid for sale until 31/08/11. Minimum night stays apply. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

TWEED COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES

ULTIMATE MASTERCHEF ESCAPE:
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in the picturesque seaside village of Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast of NSW has announced four inspiring MasterChef Weekend Escapes - each an immersion into the world of food, cooking competitions and the best seasonal produce from the Gold Coast Hinterland and NSW Northern Rivers produce-belt. The specially crafted weekend escape packages, which were inspired by MasterChef's passion for food and the pursuit of cooking excellence, will take place on July 29-31, August 26-28, October 28-30 and November 25-27. From $495* per room per night twin share, the MasterChef Weekend Escape Package includes two nights accommodation in a Hotel Room with daily full buffet breakfast, full use of resort leisure facilities, unlimited in-room movies and a banquet of unique dining experiences and events inspired by the series. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

STAY IN STYLE: In true Peppers style, it is the little touches at Peppers Balé Salt at Kingscliff that make all the difference. Book one of our all-inclusive packages from only $449* per night in a One Bedroom Suite and you will receive buffet breakfast, in-house movies, broadband & tennis. From a welcome drink and food platter on arrival, through to sparkling water and a gift for the children at night time, guests will be enveloped in a caring culture of customer service. Your Balé Host will ensure there is complimentary coffee, tea and newspapers in the foyer each morning, and a turn down service each evening. Price is subject to availability and based on two adults. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

BYRON HINTERLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES
MEET THE CHEFS:
Immerse yourself in a three-course MasterChef inspired dinner at 'Wilson's by the Creek' restaurant, nestled in the serenity of the Byron Hinterland at Peppers Coorabell Retreat. To enhance your dining pleasure, meet renowned chefs Adam Hall and Glen Mason as well as take home a sample hamper of Adam's personal favourites from local producers, not to mention a copy of the MasterChef Series 2 cookbook. A complimentary Suite upgrade and a breakfast feast of local produce complete what promises to be a totally satisfying and unique adventure any MasterChef fan or food lover would relish. From $371* per night in a Hinterland Suite for a minimum of two nights. Valid for travel Wednesday to Sundays until 30/11/11. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

HUNTER VALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES

MASTERCHEF MAGIC
: The charming heritage and character of Peppers Convent makes the perfect backdrop to a truly memorable MasterChef inspired experience. Peppers Convent's MasterChef Package from $449.50* includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, wine tasting at Tower Estate & Peppertree Wines, High Tea at Tower Lodge and an exquisite meal at Roberts Restaurant. Executive Chef Daniel Hunt presents dishes using fresh local produce that have been inspired by the MasterChef Series 2 cookbook which each guest will receive to take home. Complete your food adventure with a superb breakfast morning feast in the sunroom. Valid for travel until 30/09/2011. Minimum two night stay applies. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

ROCK ON: Music lovers after some fabulous accommodation for the upcoming Hunter Valley event, A Day on the Green with Steely Dan & Steve Winwood, need look no further than Peppers for an ideal encore. With this hotly anticipated event set for October 22, Peppers Guest House has devised a Concert Package that covers everything you need to fully enjoy yourselves. The exclusive weekend Concert Package is $699* per person twin share and includes 2 nights accommodation in a Vintage or Classic Room at the charming historic retreat, breakfast daily, a concert ticket, return concert transfers and a two-course meal the evening before at Restaurant Sanctuary. Call 02 4993 8999 or email guesthouse@peppers.com.au.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NEW SOUTH WALES

CHOPIN & CHAMPAGNE:
Peppers Manor House is holding an intimate Chopin & Champagne Soiree Weekend of classical music, focusing on the music of French-Polish composer Frederic Chopin to be performed by local pianist and performer, Ambre Hammond. The weekend from August 13-14, will see guests entertained by Ambre's 'Chopin and Champagne' concert - part of her national concert series. From $410* per couple per night (minimum two night stay applies), the package includes includes accommodation, full breakfast daily in Katers Restaurant and the Chopin and Champagne Soiree Dinner on Saturday evening. Savour sweet canapés in our majestic Great Hall and sip champagne as Ambre introduces and plays each piece by Chopin and a host of other composers such as Beethoven, Debussy, Piazzola and Gershwin. For an additional $110* per person enjoy a second performance on Sunday from 1.30-2.30pm with champagne, canapés and High Tea. To book call 02 4860 3111 or email manorhouse@peppers.com.au

TORQUAY, VICTORIA

WINTER WARMER:
Indulge with a cosy winter's getaway to southern Victoria, staying with Peppers The Sands Resort at Torquay. Bring your favourite book, borrow one from our library or rug up and take a walk along the stunning foreshore of Torquay beach just metres away from the resort. Enjoy an afternoon drink beside the fire and then dine on the delicious new winter menu just released in Hanners Restaurant. Stay from $159* per room per night in a Studio Room. Valid for travel until July 30. Call 03 5264 3333 or visit peppers.com.au

TAMAR VALLEY, TASMANIA

WINE TASTING TRAIL:
Peppers York Cove has developed a Tamar Valley Experience Package worth toasting. Positioned on the edge of the Tamar River and amidst the iconic Tamar Valley wine region, this Package enables guests to experience the divine tastes of the region with a wine tasting trail and local produce included. From $379* per night twin share based on a minimum two night stay, this package includes overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Hotel Room, a la carte breakfast, Hillwood Strawberries and a bottle of Tamar Valley Sparkling wine on arrival, a half day winery tour of the Tamar Valley and a picnic lunch to top it all off. Valid for travel until 23/12/11. Call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Block-out dates and minimum stays may apply.