Friday, 6 May 2016

Savour South Africa’s wild beauty with Silversea

Embark on a South African sojourn to experience the wild beauty of this country, while savouring delicious seafood and exploring historical buildings on a 14-day voyage aboard Silver Cloud.

Departing Cape Town on 21 December 2016, Silver Cloud spends the first two days of her journey at Walvis Bay in Namibia, before sailing to Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban and Richards Bay.  Arriving at Mossel Bay, guests can savour some of the exquisite oysters and observe dolphins as they swim and play in the bay.

Silver Cloud then returns to Cape Town for the final two days of her voyage.  Here, guests can indulge in Capetoninan fine dining and local varieties of wine atop Table Mountain, before this journey concludes on 04 January 2017.

Silversea's Early Booking Bonus offers guests the opportunity to save 10% on the published fare when booked and paid in full before 30 June 2016.  Prices are per person, based on double occupancy of a Vista Suite:

·         Published fare starting from AU$11,050.
·         Early Booking Bonus fare from AU$9,945.

Silversea fares include: all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus inspired by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ships; one hour of complimentary WiFi per day for each guest and unlimited WiFi for the ship's top suites (Medallion and higher categories) and all gratuities.

This voyage is subject to availability.  Terms and conditions apply.  For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mother's Day Special - at Swissôtel Sydney

This Mother’s Day, Swissôtel Sydney has unveiled a grand lunch experience for guests at Crossroads Bar, a contemporary reimagining of the traditional hotel bar, where modern design meets classic style in an open-plan dining area, completed by intimate dining pods; all part of a recent refurbishment by Sydney-based design firm, CHADA.

Joshua Askew, Executive Chef, is designing a vibrant selection of locally sourced, seasonally inspired cuisine, with a conscientious emphasis on sustainable produce - one of the cornerstones of the Swissôtel dining experience. Guests can expect a sumptuous mix of Australian native produce, artfully mingled in a variety of modern flavours.

Guests are invited to make Mother’s Day an extra special treat this year, with an exclusive macaroon bar created by Swissôtel Sydney's talented pastry team, including Head Pastry Chef Tracy Allesina. Guests can mix and match classic (or unexpected!) flavours to create their own unique macaroons.

Kids will also enjoy a fun chocolate workshop where they can make their own chocolate gifts. It’s a decadent experience for the whole family!

The event is scheduled from 12.30pm-3.30pm at Crossroads Bar.

Lunch includes:
  • Unlimited buffet and dessert buffet 
  • Macaroon bar with lots of different flavors made “a la minute” 
  • Food & craft workshop for kids, including cake pops, marshmallows, chocolate, and other delicious delicacies 

  • 0-2 years: free

  • 3-5 years: $15

  • 6-12 years: $49

Adults: $99

To book, please phone Swissôtel Sydney on 02 9238 8888 or email

Mothers Day special - at The Hotel Windsor


Celebrate Mother's Day with an Exquisite Afternoon Tea

Join The Hotel Windsor this Mother's Day (Sunday 8, May) and celebrate with your loved ones over an exquisite Afternoon Tea in Melbourne's most cherished grand hotel. With reservations held up to a year in advance, it is the dining destination choice on such a special occasion.

The Hotel Windsor has been serving its lauded afternoon tea since 1883, creating favourites such as exquisite French pastries, savoury finger sandwiches and canapés, freshly baked scones, all beautifully presented on traditional three-tiered stands. Perfectly complemented by an indulgent dessert buffet and menu of fine teas or bubbles.

In celebration of Mother's Day, the hotel will be hosting the afternoon teas in its One Eleven Spring Street Dining Room ($129 per person), heritage-listed Grand Ballroom ($99 per person) and stunning Bourke Room ($99 per person), with a number of sittings available for reservation.

Guests choosing to dine in the One Eleven Spring Street Dining Room will be served unlimited French sparkling wine throughout the seating and will have a slightly longer reservation to fully embrace the offering.

As a special gift from the hotel, each Mother will receive a sweet 'treat' of soft centred raspberry and pistachio mousse cake, white chocolate and hazelnut crumble.

Those unable to attend the Afternoon Tea will be able to purchase a gift voucher for their loved ones, valid for four months.

Director of The Hotel Windsor, Adi Halim, said: “Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor is a quintessential Melbourne experience, and we're very proud to be the destination for so many celebrations, we feel the much-loved afternoon tea offering is perfect setting to mark the occasion of Mother's Day.”

Limited seats are available for each session due to popularity, and guests are advised to secure reservations early.

All reservations must be pre-paid and can be made by or +61 (03) 9633 6004.

The hotel's One Eleven Spring Street Dining Room will not open for dinner service on Mother's Day.

Date: Sunday, 8 May

Time: One Eleven Spring Street: 12.00 – 14.30; 15.30 – 18.00

Grand Ballroom: 10.00 – 12.00; 13.00 – 15.00; 16.00 – 18.00

Bourke Room: 10.30 – 12.30; 1330 – 1530; 1630 - 1830

Prices: One Eleven Spring Street: $129 per adult

Grand Ballroom: $99 per adult

Bourke Room: $99 per adult

Location: One Eleven Spring Street dining room, The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street

Grand Ballroom, The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street

Bourke Room, The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street


Mothers Day Special - at the Park Hyatt Melbourne

Create memorable moments this Mother's Day with a very special afternoon tea in stunning surrounds of Park Hyatt Melbourne. Sit back, relax and enjoy a selection of delicate sweets and housemade treats as you listen to live music, sip on a glass of champagne and celebrate with your Mum in style.

If you're still searching for the perfect gift, let us help you create a personalised experience that is sure to surprise and delight. Spoil your Mum with a unique dining experience at radii restaurant & bar, treat her to some mid-week indulgence with our Spa Champagne High Tea or gift her with a luxurious weekend away at Park Hyatt Melbourne.

Let our talented team of Guest Service Officers work with you to create a gift that is unique, inspiring and above all, a gift your Mum truly deserves.

To find out more about Mother's Day at Park Hyatt Melbourne visit our website or phone 03 9224 1234.

Mother's Day High Tea Sunday 8 May, 2016, 2:30pm -5:00pm From $67 per person, includes high tea, a glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee

Mother's Day Specials - Lancemore Group

Lindenderry at Red Hill - Lunch
The Linden Tree Restaurant which overlooks our cypress avenue and vineyards is offering a special 3 course lunch and gift for Mum. Price $120 per adult. 
For further information:

Lindenwarrah at Milawa - Dinner
Our restaurant Merlot, which has spectacular views over our vineyards towards the mountains, is offering either a 2 course or 3 course dinner and a complimentary glass of Lindenderry Sparkling for Mum. ($45 per person for 2 course, $60 for 3 courses). 
For further information:

The Mansion Hotel and Spa - Lunch
Our critically acclaimed Joseph's restaurant, which has sweeping views over the parterre gardens, is offering a special 3 course lunch and a complimentary glass of Champagne for Mum. Price per adult $100. 
For further information:

The Mansion Hotel and Spa - High Tea
Due to popular demand we are offering two sittings (at midday and 3:15pm) of our legendary High Tea this year. Prices $85 per person. 
For further information:

The Mansion Hotel and Spa - Spa and High Tea gift package
A gift for Mum that you both enjoy. The package includes 2 x 30 minute pampering spa treatment of your choice and tickets for 2 for High Tea. Also includes a gift for Mum to take home (a Waterlily skin or body care product). Price $300. 
For further information:

Mothers Day Special - Luke Mangan's glass brasserie Hilton Sydney

Celebrate the most important woman in your life this Mother's Day with a three-course culinary adventure at Australian restaurateur Luke Mangan's glass brasserie located at Hilton Sydney.

The lavish lunch will feature Mangan's most delectable lunchtime creations sure to tantalise mum's taste buds—and the whole family's. Two-course options are available for children 12 and under.

Entrees that will put a smile on mum's face include a choice of: fresh oysters, kingfish sashimi, honey and oregano olive oil cheese, free-range crab omelette, or rare Wagyu beef.

Scrumptious main courses are pan-fried potato gnocchi, snapper fillet, wood grilled Mt. Cook Allpine Salmon, or Beef City eye fillet.

To end the afternoon, indulge in glass brasserie's heavenly desserts, coffee and tea— plus enter mum to win a beautiful champagne hamper compliments of Hilton Sydney.


Sunday 8th May 2016

Reservations from 12:45pm

$99 Adult
$35 Child (12 years and under)
To book, call (02) 9265-6068 or visit

Mother’s Day High Tea, Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney

The Mother’s Day High Tea will be served from midday on Sunday 8 th May in the Lady Fairfax room and offers a range of sweet and savoury treats. All hotel guests as well as walk-in guests are welcome to book through hotel concierge by calling 02 8214 0300 or by emailing

High Tea costs range from $49 - $69 per person.

Additionally, Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney has pledged to donate 10% of the revenue raised from their Mother’s Day High Tea transactions to the Manly Women’s Shelter in an effort to raise some much needed funds for the women living there. In addition the hotel will also be donating 10% of all the room revenue generated on Sunday 8th May.

For further information please visit

Mums Roam Free at Featherdale Wildlife Park this Mother’s Day

Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to over 2,200 Australian native animals, is offering free entry into the park for all Mums this Mother’s Day.

In addition, the first 200 Mums through the gates on Sunday 8th May will receive a special Mother’s Day gift pack. What better way for Mums to celebrate this special day than with their own loved ones but also in the company of some fellow furry mothers who also care unconditionally for their offspring.

Chad Staples, General Curator at Featherdale, said: “We are delighted to offer free entry for Mums this Mother’s Day and look forward to welcoming families into the park. We are committed to our conservation and breeding programs and enjoy celebrating new additions to our Featherdale family. It’s a wonderful day out to witness the animals interacting with their offspring.”

In advance of Mother’s Day, Featherdale Wildlife Park has recently celebrated the arrival of some native birds such as a white-cheeked honeyeater, little pied cormorant and a wandering whistling duck. The furry friends born in the park over the last year, who always capture the attention of visitors include a red necked pademelon, three koalas, a yellow footed rock wallaby joey, a quokka and two baby wombats.

Not a mum but still a delight to visit and guaranteed to capture the hearts of all the families visiting the park is Archer the Koala. Archer was unable to be nurtured by his biological mother but was devotedly hand-raised by the loving keepers at Featherdale. He provides great entertainment at the park and has become a celebrity both in Australia and internationally.

Featherdale also has wonderful facilities including a café and shady picnic areas with BBQ facilities so families can really make a full day out of their visit and enjoy celebrating all the Mums out there, humans and creatures.

Featherdale is located at 217 Kildare Road Doonside and is open 9am to 5pm daily. Visit or call 02 9622 1644 for more information.

Mother's Day Special - Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

Parisian Afternoon Tea:
$65 per person including a glass of sparkling wine
3pm - 5pm

Seafood Buffet Lunch:
$79 per person
12:00pm - 2:00pm


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27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000



Mothers Day Special - Primus Hotel Sydney

Treat mum and yourself this Mother's Day to an indulgent High Tea experience at Primus Hotel Sydney. Enjoy your afternoon tea with a flute of Veuve Clicquot in the soaring Art Deco lobby.


Be one of the first to experience Executive Chef Ryan Hong's innovative and sumptuous High Tea with sweet and savoury treats from Petit Wagon Wheels and Salted Caramel Fudge to Moreton Bay Bug Salad on a Wonton Crisp and Wagyu Sliders.


Mum will also take home a curated gift pack by Australian organic skincare brand, Appelles, and a complimentary voucher to enjoy The Wilmot High Tea – maybe next time she'll take you!


Further information on the High Tea menu is available at


WHEN:            SUNDAY 8 MAY




                        339 Pitt St, Sydney


PRICING:          $85 PER PERSON

Includes: Mother's Day High Tea with a glass of Veuve Clicquot each and a gift for mum

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