Tuesday 30 September 2008

Catch Cinema-Scale Romance And Adventure At Peppers Seven Spirit Bay

Romance and adventure, the two star qualities of much-anticipated cinematic release Australia, have always shared top billing at award-winning wilderness retreat Peppers Seven Spirit Bay.

And as the curtain prepares to lift on Baz Lurhmann’s sweeping epic showcasing our mystical Top End to audiences world-wide, travellers can capture its unique spirit first hand by escaping to Australia’s most secluded lodge.

The essence of Dreamtime and grand panoramas of an ancient land, which are soon to pan out on the silver screen, are an essential part of the real-life guest experience for visitors to Peppers Seven Spirit Bay, in the heart of Aboriginal Arnhem Land.

The area of myth and magic that Peppers Seven Spirit Bay calls home has belonged to the Aboriginal people for more than 25,000 years. Visitors are granted special permits by Tribal Elders, arranged by the lodge, which are bestowed on those individuals who recognise the calling to rediscover the spirit of the wilderness.

Just as tribal ancestors were entranced by this extraordinary land thousands of years ago, modern visitors will be mesmerised by Peppers Seven Spirit Bay’s mosaic of sandy beaches, open woodlands, coral reefs and unique rainforests.

Peppers Seven Spirit Bay is a delicious tapestry of natural beauty, unspoilt wilderness and complete isolation blended with luxurious accommodation, exceptional food, exemplary wine and the local charm for which Peppers is renowned.

Nestled amongst tropical forest, Peppers Seven Spirit Bay hovers on the edge of the Arafura Sea in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, on the remote northern most point of the Cobourg Peninsula.

The property offers 23 habitats, six Premium Habitats and 17 Tropical Habitats where guests are privately lodged in stand alone bungalows, nestled in the natural environment with bush or water views allowing for complete retreat, comfort and relaxation.

Guests can savour award winning dining at Oasis restaurant featuring succulent seafood caught in nearby waters and nourish the mind, body and soul with the soothing treatments offered by the Wilderness Day Spa.

Visitors can experience the timeless land at the heart of the new film Australia for themselves with packages to Peppers Seven Spirit Bay available from $2470* per person twin share including:

• 45 minute scenic flight over the Arafura Sea, skirting Melville Island
• 30 minute land transfer to Peppers Seven Spirit Bay
• Arnhem Land entry permit
• 4 nights accommodation in a Tropical Habitat
• All meals prepared by award winning chef Luke Smith
• A selection of complimentary walks and 4WD activities
• Return land transfers and flights to Darwin
The lodge also offers accommodation packages from two nights up plus a daily schedule of activities and tours for adventurers and romantics.

These include a Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari, clifftop dinners overlooking Coral Bay, guided wetland walks, coastal exploration trips, visiting Aboriginal rock art, discovering colonial ruins in the Top End wilderness and mingling with unique wildlife such as water buffalo, wild ponies and the only wild bantang cattle herd in the world.

For reservations please contact Peppers Seven Spirit Bay on +61 8 8979 0281, by emailing or book online at
About Peppers: Peppers manages a collection of premium retreats, resorts and hotels in beautiful locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, including NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, TAS, NT and the North and South Island.

About the movie: Australia is Baz Luhrmann's first feature film since the 2001 musical success Moulin Rouge. It centres on an English aristocrat in the 1930s, played by Nicole Kidman, who comes to northern Australia to sell a cattle property the size of Belgium. After an epic journey across the country with a rough-hewn drover, Hugh Jackman, they are caught in the bombing of Darwin during World War II. Filming began late April 2007 & concluded December 19th 2007. The film is slated for a November 13 2008 release.

* Valid until 31 March 2009 subject to availability, (Property is closed 01 December 08 -14 March 09). Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. For direct bookings only.

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