From yoga retreats in the Hunter Valley and the Tweed Coast to gourmet getaways at hatted restaurants in Daylesford, and literary festivals in the Whitsundays – Peppers is serving up a delectable array of experiences to welcome spring…
AIRLIE BEACH: Whitsundays have the Write Stuff
Lovers of great music and a good book need look no further than Airlie Beach, which is hosting the The Whitsunday Writers Festival from 10 -12 October followed by the Airlie Beach Music Festival from 7-9 November. Enjoy a weekend event featuring talks from authors, creative writing workshops, and a chance to mix and mingle with attending authors including Peter Fitzsimons. Or rock out to 74 bands over three days including Aussie legends like The Screaming Jets and Mark Seymour. Unwind afterwards in luxury tropical surrounds and soak up stunning views with a great deal at Peppers Airlie Beach, from $ 194* per night for a minimum 5-night stay in a One Bedroom Spa Apartment including hot breakfast daily, recent release movies and free in-room WiFi. Plus enjoy 10% off Tides Restaurant and 10% off full-priced treatments at Endota Spa. Valid for sale to 31 October and for travel to 21 December. Call 07 4962 5100 or visit www.peppers.com.au/airlie-beach For event details visit www.airliebeachmusicfestival.com.au andwww.whitsundaywritersfestival.com
*This is an 'Eco rate' that doesn't include daily service but is kinder on the environment. Subject to availability.
NEW SOUTH WALES
HUNTER VALLEY: Yoga in the House
What better combination of relaxation on offer than yoga and meditation in winery country just two hours north of Sydney, which is why Peppers Guest House has designed an indulgent package delivering just that, with a focus on rejuvenation and relaxation. The Weekend Yoga Retreat from 24-26 October is all-inclusive for guests of all yoga levels to absolute beginners, comprising either twin share from $620* per person or single share from $850* per person in a Vintage Room overlooking the gardens, full country breakfast and two-course healthy and wholesome dinner at the French influenced award-winning Chez Pok restaurant, five 75-minute sessions incorporating various yoga classes, meditation and wellbeing seminars with time after each session for herbal tea and questions. Guests can also choose from a mini spa session or bike hire. One night stays are also an option, with a more limited selection of inclusions, from $395* per person twin share and from $520* per person single share. Visitwww.peppers.com.au/Guest-House or contact Peppers Guest House on 02 4993 8977.
TWEED COAST: Rejuvenating yoga weekend for mothers and daughters
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff's Salt Village has a Mother and Daughter yoga retreat for the ladies from 24-26 October, offering a unique opportunity to relax together with a rejuvenating stay focussed around women's health, sugar cravings, stress release and core strength. Designed for beginners through to experienced practitioners, enjoy the combination of dynamic yoga, wholesome cuisine and a Spa at Salt experience, hosted by YOGA TV's Kris McIntyre. Priced from $599* per person twin share, the all-inclusive getaway includes two nights' accommodation, full buffet breakfast daily, five yoga classes, yoga mat, a 50-minute spa treatment at The Spa at Salt, wholesome meals including dinner on Friday as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday prepared by Peppers Salt Resort & Spa's onsite restaurant Season, full use of resort leisure facilities, unlimited in-room movies and more. A 'Just Yoga' package is from $432* per person including five yoga classes, yoga mat, a treatment at the Spa at Salt, two dinners and one lunch is also available. Book by calling 02 6674 7777 or email email@example.com. For further detailswww.peppers.com.au/salt
HUNTER VALLEY: Tempting mix of seasonal events
Peppers Convent is holding a series of gourmet events starting with aSpringtime Garden Party on 19 October beginning with a tour of the renowned Roberts Circa 1876 market garden with Executive chef George Francisco, followed by a garden-inspired three course lunch from noon, for $75* per person. Or punters could enjoy a win at the Melbourne Cup luncheon on 4 November for, for $95* per person beginning at 11am with Champagne Taittinger on arrival on the Vineyard Deck, followed by a two-course meal and cheese bar. Fashion parades, sweeps and the great race on the big screen are also included on the day. Book before 1 October for a chance to win a two-night luxury stay at Peppers Convent for two! With Chef George Francisco being a proud American, there's also a Thanksgiving Banquet Feast on 30 November at Roberts Circa 1876, set on a long table of platters and abundant food while Chef carves up the turkey on the marble bar. $85 per adult, $45 per child from 1-6pm. To book for any of these events call 02 4998 4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details www.peppers.com.au/convent
DAYLESFORD: Top hat award for talented chefs
The Argus Dining Room at Peppers Mineral Springs has been recognised for its unique and distinctive cuisine with the Australian food bible The Good Food Guide beingawarding it a coveted Chef's Hat. This honour follows recent recognition in Gourmet Traveller's Top 100 Australian restaurants of 2015 and Best Australian Food and Wine Experience at the 2014 Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards. See what all the fuss is about and sample the stunning cuisine served by chef David Willcocks and his team with the Springs Getaway package priced from $540 per night which includes a three course dinner at the Argus Dining Room, gourmet breakfast in The Conservatory and overnight accommodation. The Hotel is also home to the multi award-winning Mineral Spa, set in Victoria's picturesque Daylesford spa region. Call 03 5348 2202 or visitwww.peppers.com.au/springs
MORNINGTON PENINSULA: In the mood for a Spring Fling?
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is putting some zing into Spring for couples eager to grab a break away before the end of year mayhem begins. The special Spring Fling Package offers 20% savings and includes overnight in a contemporary styled Open Suite, two Bathing Passes to Peninsula Hot Springs, a full buffet breakfast in Pebbles Restaurant for two, a bottle of wine or champagne on arrival, box of chocolates on arrival, and guaranteed 11am late checkout. Stay from $365* weekdays or from $395* weekends. Valid for sale to 31 October and for travel from 1 October to 31 December 2014. Call 03 5988 2000 or visit www.peppers.com.au/moonah
LAUNCESTON: Best of Tassie delivered to your door
Peppers Seaport Hotel is serving up a sample of Tasmania's very best in a great deal that saves guests from $99* per night, priced from $199* in a City View Suite for travel to 31 October 2014, and from $249* per night from 1 October 2014 to 31 January 2015. The deal includes a sample of Mud Restaurant's “Tassie on a Plate” served in your room with a bottle of Jansz Sparkling Wine, complimentary WiFi and noon checkout. Valid for sale to 31 January, 2015. Call 1300 737 444 or visit www.peppers.com.au/seaportTweet