San Mateo on Broadbeach – the Gold Coast’s “Best Kept Secret”.
With the colours of Tuscany and private balconies San Mateo delivers the Queensland holiday you’ve been dreaming of. Situated just an easy stroll to both Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach cafes and restaurants it provides a quiet stay away from hustle, bustle and noise.
With the beach just 40 mts away you can enjoy watching the sunrise or take that late afternoon stroll and enjoy the evening skyline. San Mateo is 4 star and has fully self contained 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments as well as sub-penthouses and penthouses many of which have ocean views. So relax, indulge and enjoy while you dine alfresco on the balcony. San Mateo has it all. There is also a beautiful Beach House, Upon entering the property guests will cross a private hedged grass court yard boarded by white picket fence and then step across the Balinese water feature which contains 3 flood lit fountains. Have a look at the Beach House on our website for more details.
Situated at the very gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region, and just over an hour and a half from Sydney, Wollombi Barnstay provides guests with an affordable country getaway for friends and families. Pets are also welcome.
Wollombi Barnstay provides fully self contained accommodation in a converted a 130 year old barn, loaded with it’s own unique character. The accommodation is comfortable and suits group sizes of 6 – 25 guests, making it an ideal location for country weddings, family gatherings or just a holiday with good friends.
The 100 acre property with private river frontage is well cared for by the friendly owners Gabrielle & Chris, who keep everything in perfect order, while assisting guests with all their holiday requirements. You can feel the relaxing atmosphere, wash across you – the very moment you steer your car along the tree lined driveway that leads to the Barnstay.
The property has it’s own range of onsite activities and attractions to keep all the guests entertained, including – 3 hole golf course *Childrens Outdoor Playground *Volleyball & Badminton Court *Walking Trails *Private Swimming Hole on Wollombi Brook *River Fishing *Animal & Bird watching.
Wollombi Barnstay is also conveniently located for easy access to explore the many vineyards of the region, and tour operators will pick up from the Barnstay so you can really relax and not worry about driving. The small vilage of Wollombi also has a range of local activities to enjoy, and includes four wheel driving in the nearby Watagan National Park and our own local wine trail. The township has many local artists displaying their unique works, and there are many delicious eateries, restaurants and gourmet delights of the region to savior.
For a relaxing escape in the country, Wollombi Barnstay is the perfect holiday retreat in the Hunter Valley region for small to large groups.
For further information and bookings – visit Wollombi Barnstay website
Located only 90 mins drive from Melbourne or 45 mins to Bendigo or Echuca, Heathcote is a former gold mining area, now concentrating mostly on sheep and wine growing. With a reputation for producing some excellent Shiraz as well as other high quality varieties. Its also well known for its golf course, bush walking, bird watching and antique shops. Take time to visit Pink Cliffs, Viewing Rock and many other local places of interest.
Spectacular views in every direction. HUT ON THE HILL is Heaven in Heathcote. Set in an exclusively private rural location where eagles soar and kangaroos emerge at sunset. You’re the only guests in the property. Not another house in sight for miles on the horizon. Wander over 70 hectares at your leisure on our merino sheep farm. At certain times of the year the sunsets over Mt Alexander are awe-inspiring. Step out on a clear night to see one of the best dark skies in the Southern Hemisphere, perfect for star gazing. Enjoy full breakfast provisions including farm fresh eggs often from our chickens, cereals, fruit juice, choice of bread & milk plus either bacon or baked beans, any time you’d like in this luxurious romantic escape.
For mor information on this wonderful destination, we recommend you visit Hut on the Hill
We have all 2 bedroom apartment, 1 Queen, master ensuite. 2nd bedroom twin beds with main bathroom. Lounge & dining room with private balcony overlooking Burleigh Heads Beach. Full kitchen & laundry facilities.
Inground heated pool & spa. All weather tennis court opposite the beach. Gym. Free Foxtel and secure basement parking.
All shops, cafes & restaurants are within an easy 30 – 300 metres walking. Nearby is Burleigh Heads National Park with fabulous walking tracks and brilliant views of the surf rolling in. Voted this year as “The Best Beach in Australia’
For more information and special offers currently available, please visit our website
Autumn in Canberra is an experience not to be missed. Autumn colour everywhere, cold nights, and crisp chilly mornings heralding delightful sunny days. Local wineries entice with their produce and food events, the Canberra Music Festival is in full swing, The National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, Museum of Australian Democracy, War Memorial as well as other special places of interest are open daily for memorable cultural experiences. And even in cold winter sunshine a cruise around the lake with Lake Burley Griffin Cruises is something no visitor to Canberra should miss.
For more information on this wonderful and highly recommended Bed & Breakfast in Canberra, please visit the website
The Gold Coast is a wonderfully exciting region of the south eastern corner of Queensland. Known the world over for it’s clean surfing beaches, warm climate, shopping venues and unique entertainment options, but thats just on the land side of the Gold Coast. Sailing the beautiful waterways and pacific ocean of the Gold Coast, will reward you with an exciting new angle from which to enjoy this most unique part of Australia.
Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast has an extensve range of Gold Coast & Stradbroke Island sailing options available to make your Gold Coast holiday an extra special experience .
Luncheon or Sunset Twilight cruise
An ideal opportunity to escape your busy life for a few hours and enjoy champagne cruising with Getaway Sailing out on the tranquil waters of the Southport Broadwater on the Gold Coast. Choose either sailing south to see the city scapes or sail north to the national parks of South Stradbroke island on the eastern side and the exclusive Efron and Sovereign Islands to the west. An afternoon sail will allow you to see the sunset over the Gold Coast hinterland and experience the peace of the water at twilight. for more information see Twilight Sunset Cruises
Whale Watching Gold Coast Sailing tours – Book Now
Experience the ultimate thrill during the Gold Coast whale watching season with Getaway sailing on the Gold Coast who provide the only whale watching sailing boat on the Gold Coast. Within 45 minutes sailing out of the Seaway entrance we are floating on the “Whale Highway”. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place to watch Hump back and Southern Right whales migrating between the cold Antarctic waters on the way to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef and what better way to see them than under the power of mother nature sailing silently through the ocean. This migration occurs between June and early November and is a whale watching spectacle not to be missed. Dont forget to bring your cameras on these whale watching Gold Coast tours. We often see dolphins and sea turtles as well. There are many fantastic photography moments to be captured. Visit our website for more information on our “one of a kind” Gold Coast Whale Watching Tours
Sailing & Day Spa Pamper Package
Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast also have their very own Day Spa in the relaxing Tamborine Mountains. Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast offer an invigorating Day Spa pampering package, complete with a relaxing afternoon sunset sail on the pristine Gold Coast waterways.
Come enjoy a wonderful sailing experience and see the Gold Coast from a perfectly new angle.
Put on your Flamed Jackets and Helmets! Tattoo up with our Scooteroo tattoos ( plenty of stick on fun) and you are looking …. Born to Be Wild …. ! (: Enjoy an exhilarating three hour ride through the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water and explore the surrounding rural areas with the Scooter Crew riding beside you keeping you safe and showing you the way! See plenty of kangaroos and wallabies with fantastic photo opportunities. Head on down to the Town of 1770 and stop at the marina on the water front as one big Bad Ass Biker Gang. See the best sunset on the East Coast of Australia while eating a bowl of hot crispy wedges topped with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce as the sun sets over the ocean. NB: Start times vary as Sunset Changes ( Usually Sunset minus 3.5 Hrs )
NOW World Famous … Original and unique in Australia having been active for 8yrs and being recently voted one of the Top 5 Things To Do on the East Coast of Australia. Scooter Roo Tours is the first self drive chopper tour that any one can do easily even if you have never ridden before ! The 5 Scooter Crew who ride with you as guides and helpers keep you safe all the way. Takes in a Real Biker Experience and the incredible scenery Sunsets and ocean outlooks of the iconic areas of Agnes Water and 1770.
Recently Voted One of the TOP 5 Things To Do on the East Coast of Australia
For further information on this well recommended tour – visit Scooteroo Tours
Unlike the long beaches and sandy cays of the western side of the Kimberly, the inland is a region of magnificent landscapes, rugged gorges, spectacular ranges and red deserts. As well as being a relaxing oasis in the outback, Kununurra is also an ideal destination for anyone wanting to explore the East Kimberley region. Kununurra is a picturesque landscape of stark contrast – tropical vegetation meeting red rock gorges, and deep blue waterways against the rusty pindan soil. Lake Kununurra, bordering the township of Kununurra provides a playground for water-sports including canoeing, swimming, water skiing and fishing.
When you are looking for a comfortable, well serviced and affordable place to relax while exploring this unique region, you wont find better than the Ivanhoe Village Caravan Resort. Perfectly situated to explore the spectacular and diverse East Kimberley region. including the Gibb River Road, Lake Argyle, the beautiful Ord River, the Bungle Bungles and of course the Argyle Diamond Mine.
Ivanhoe Village is an immaculately presented park with landscaped grounds, lush palms, shady trees and boasts first class facilities and amenities. The resort style pool and spa is always a popular place to kick back, cool off and relax. Staff are knowledgeable in all local attractions and can coordinate and book your tours.
The picturesque Wollombi Valley is situated at the gateway to Hunter Valley Wine Country. In around 2 hours from the Sydney CBD, you will find yourself in a place where you can relax and unwind. Somewhere Unique is located only minutes from the historic Wollombi village.
With an emphasis on privacy, Somewhere Unique is a wonderful setting for a couples-only romantic getaway, a honeymoon to remember, a relaxing holiday, weekend break or for those who wish to escape life’s hectic pace and relax in beautiful accommodation.
The architect-designed retreats are furnished in a contemporary style, and constructed from Colorbond steel and timber to complement the natural surroundings. Both retreats have been placed to take best advantage of the bushland setting, and provide privacy for a truly luxurious and romantic getaway.
The retreats have been rated 4.5 STAR by AAA Tourism, and are also Eco-Certified by Ecotourism Australia.
Situated in picturesque Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and located in an acre of fragrant gardens is this fully self-contained, 3 bedroom cottage out of Africa, with the backdrop of a 500 year old fig tree.
You are only a 30 minute drive to the fabulous Sunshine Coast beaches or you can walk in one of the many rainforests in the area. There is also the opportunity to browse the art galleries and shops in Maleny.
A little bit of Africa in Australia! The “Rondawel & KALAHARI COTTAGE “ are 2 fully self contained cottages with a overlooking the fragrant gardens. Relax by the log fire in winter, or enjoy cool summer breezes in summer. Have a “braai” (BBQ!) on the deck with the branches of the 500 year old figtree touching. It feels like living in amongst the trees! Order a traditional South African breakfast to cook at your leisure or a traditional dinner to enjoy by candlelight in the comfort of your cottage. Have a relaxing aromatherapy massage in the comfort of the cottage, followed by a luxurious bath. Listen to African music, whilst sipping your favourite drop. Enjoy a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants, browse the art galleries, or go for a rainforest walk. Only a short drive to beautiful beaches. Or just chill out under the figtree. Share with some friends. Ideal for a romantic weekend away.
Relax! Revive! Revitalise!
Visit our African Cottage website for more information
We also offer Afrikan Gourmet Tours, which have to be enjoyed to be believed.
You are invited to join us on our next exciting Safari to South Africa! I have just returned from South Africa and was once again SO impressed with the quality of food and wine. We have done yet another fantastic Gourmet Safari! South African cooking has a tradition dating back more than 400 years and is a unique mixture of Malay, African, Indian and European flavours and recipes. We usually start our Safari with a stay at one of the many Game Reserves where you can see the Big Five and experience the thrill of the African bush. Then we travel to the beautiful Cape Dutch town of Stellenbosch which represents the best of South African wines and cuisine. We base ourselves at Stellenbosch and explore, drink fantastic wines, enjoy gourmet food and do a lot of shopping!