Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Australia's Coolest Summer Packages

Cool down this summer by visiting picturesque Thredbo in the heart of Australia's beautiful Snowy Mountains, staying at the coolest place in town - The Denman Hotel & Spa.

In Thredbo, at an altitude of 1400 metres, summer temperatures are an average 10ºC cooler than Sydney or Canberra - offering the perfect escape from oppressive summer heat. Ed Denny, The Denman Hotel & Spa's proprietor states: "Many of our guests enjoy the peace and quiet of Thredbo in summer away from beach crowds, high humidity and sizzling heat. It's always cool on the roof of Australia!"

Here are 10 cool reasons to stay at Australia's coolest destination this summer:

1. Walk amongst cool-climate wildflowers whilst trekking to Mount Kosciuszko, the roof of Australia, marvelling at Kosciuszko National Park's spectacular wilderness scenery.

2. Discover some amazing cool picnic spots and water holes by car or on foot. The Denman Hotel provides guests with their Kosciuszko Picnic Map to help find the coolest spots to enjoy their Denman Gourmet Picnic hamper.

3. Relax with coffee and cake at Eagles Nest, Australia's highest café at 1900 metres, enjoying cool, fresh mountain air and a majestic panorama.

4. Have a cool game of tennis or round of golf in beautiful alpine surroundings.

5. Venture out for some cool stream fly-fishing for rainbow and brown trout.

6. Be pampered by a refreshing Cold Marine Facial at The Denman Thalgo Spa.

7. Laze on The Denman veranda under a shady umbrella enjoying a cool drink and even the coolest ice cream sunday.

8. Savour Australia's coolest cuisine at the Terrace Restaurant. Executive Chef Hayden Ellerton's modern Australian fine dining uses local alpine produce and is gaining rave reviews, being just awarded "Australia's Alpine Restaurant of the Year".

9. Sip a cool cocktail or Veuve Clicquot Champagne in the 'Snowy's' coolest nightspot - The Denman's Après Bar.

10. Take an after-dinner stroll through picturesque Thredbo village in the quiet cool of the evening.

So this year The Denman Hotel & Spa, in association with guiding company K7 Adventures, has created "The Coolest Summer Packages" to entice those seeking a really cool holiday. "The only thing that is sizzling is our summer rates, significantly lower in our summer season", comments Ed Denny.

There's a choice of packages: select from a 15 km trek to Mount Kosciuszko or, for the more sedentary, indulge with spa, champagne and picnic hamper in beautiful alpine surrounds. K7 Adventures Chief Guide Peter Cocker states: "Walking in the Australian alpine area is truly addictive with its cool temperatures and lofty altitudes with stunning views."

The Denman's coolest summer packages:

Coolest Summer Adventure Package
The Denman's Coolest Summer Adventure package features a spectacular walk to Mt Kosciuszko. Your private K7 Adventure guide leads you on a scenic route to Mt Kosciuszko that offers a true appreciation of the region's natural beauty and unique ecology.

The Denman's Coolest Summer Adventure package includes 2 nights' accommodation, continental breakfast daily, half-day mountain adventure walk through the Ramshead Tors to Mt Kosciuszko, gourmet picnic lunch, 2 full day lift access pass, and dinner for two in The Terrace Restaurant. Prices start from $317 per person.

Coolest Summer Indulgence Package
The Denman's Coolest Summer Indulgence Package is designed for those that simply wish to unwind in cool surroundings, enjoying The Denman Hotel & Spa's facilities and services and the natural surrounds of the Kosciuszko National Park.

The Denman's Coolest Summer Indulgence Package includes 2 nights' accommodation, continental breakfast daily, welcome drink on arrival, a 1-hour spa treatment, an easy alpine wildflower walk with gourmet picnic, French Champagne in room on arrival and dinner for two in The Terrace Restaurant. Prices start from $515 per person.

The Denman Hotel & Spa boasts a dress circle position at Terrace Diggings in the heart of Thredbo Village, just a few minutes walk to the Crackenback chairlifts. The Hotel offers 36 guest rooms with ensuites, with a wide range of room styles and sizes, compact to spacious, chalet to contemporary, with no two rooms the same. Room service, porterage and valet parking are included.

Floor to ceiling windows offer stunning daytime mountain views and set the stage for award winning dining at the Denman's Terrace Restaurant. The Restaurant has just been named "Australia's Alpine Restaurant of the Year" in the 10th Annual Skiwatch Awards and has been named as the 'Restaurant of the Year' for the Southern Region of NSW
 in the Restaurant & Caterers Association Awards for Excellence. Open in winter from 6 pm till late, guests enjoy a la carte dining as part of the Denman tariff and savour the modern Australian cuisine of Executive Chef Hayden Ellerton.

The Denman's Après Bar is recognised as the Snowy Mountain's most sophisticated nightspot. It's a chic metropolitan style cocktail lounge with comfortable seating -ideal for either pre or post dinner.

The Denman Day Spa
The Denman Day Spa is the only full day spa in Thredbo and exclusively offers Thalgo treatments from aromatherapy to remedial sports massage. Guests can choose from indulgent spa packages, facial treatments, body treatments, hand and feet treatments, plus waxing and tinting.

K7 Adventures
K7 Adventures is an all-seasons specialist for Snowy Mountains' adventure tours, offering trekking, climbing and abseiling in summer, and snowshoeing, ski touring or the freedom of nordic skiing through the Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School in winter. K7 Adventure Guides are 'mountain people' who love where they live and live what they love. Its experienced team of guides and instructors spend winter after winter exploring the back country steeps, finding the sweetest lines and the purest untracked snow, the best views and most surprising angles that become a photographer's delight. K7 Adventures prides itself on customer service and satisfaction.

Snowy Mountains National Park & Thredbo
Covering 690,000ha. the Snowy Mountains is the largest national park in NSW and one of the Australia's most significant natural resources - with the highest mountains in Australia as well as the legendary snowy river. Besides having New South Wales' major ski resorts and some of the best cross country skiing areas in the world, in summer this is the heart of alpine adventure with numerous walks on the roof of Australia, including Australia's highest point - Mount Kosciuszko, plus great trout fishing, scenic drives and a multitude of other outdoor activities.

Thredbo is the perfect base from which to explore the Snowy Mountains National Park. It is reminiscent of a European mountain retreat, with its town square and Village atmosphere. Summer leisure facilities include a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, indoor leisure centre with 25 m lap pool. Shops, cafés and a myriad of local attractions are all nearby.

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