Thursday 22 May 2014

Hit the Slopes with Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree in Australia and New Zealand

Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree retreats and resorts have released accommodation deals ready for ski season in Mt Hotham in Australia, and Lake Tekapo and Queenstown in New Zealand.  A full spectrum of offers from deluxe fireside getaways, spacious mid-range apartment options and affordable family friendly breaks are on offer for ski enthusiasts and snow bunnies alike.
Australia – Dinner Plain/Mt Hotham:
Boutique ski lodge Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge and Mantra Tullamarine Hotelhave teamed up with Victorian ski field transport specialist HothamBus to offer a couples-focused getaway combining accommodation and coach transfers to and from Melbourne and Mt Hotham Ski Fields. 
Interstate skiers can take advantage of the 'Bus 'n' Bed' offer and overnight at Mantra Tullamarine Hotel before boarding the deluxe HothamBus transfer the next morning.   The 'Bus 'n' Bed' offer at Mantra Tullamarine staying in an Executive Room plus bus transfer starts from $129 per person. 
Skiers can then enjoy a 4 day/3 night package at Peppers Rundells Lodge from $686* per person twin share in low season and from $873* per person in high season and includes one three-day ski pass valued at $298*, daily breakfasts and one dinner at the highly acclaimed Graze Restaurant.
Located in the picturesque off-piste village of Dinner Plain just ten minutes from the Mt Hotham ski fields, Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge is as an attractive option for non-skiing partners wishing to enjoy the many non-ski related activities and attractions on offer, including the Onsen Day Spa or for a truly unique mountain experience, dog sledding for the more active guest.  A regular shuttle service is available between Dinner Plain and Mt Hotham ski fields.   
For information and bookings contact Hotham Holidays, telephone toll free on 1800 468 426 or visit  Further and
*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Low season 6 - 26 June and 31 August – 27 September 2014. High season 27 June – 30 August.
New Zealand – Lake Tekapo:
Lake Tekapo transforms from a summer hub of water based activities into a winter wonderland amongst the Alps and Peppers Bluewater Resort and Mantra Lake Tekapo are offering special ski bunny packages and 'stay longer and save' deals.
The Peppers Bluewater Resort 'Ski Bunny Escape' includes accommodation in a fully self-contained One Bedroom Mountain View Villa for two nights including a full buffet breakfast daily in Rakinui Restaurant and a Roundhill Ski Fields Day Lift Pass per person. Located just 30 minutes from Roundhill, Peppers Bluewater is set near the shores of Lake Tekapo and surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps.  Tekapo is Maori for 'night sleeping place' and Peppers provides the premium accommodation option for guests in the region.  Rates start from NZ$349* per room for two nights (total minimum spend NZ$698).
Visit for bookings and further information.
Mantra Lake Tekapo is offering rates in 2 and 3 bedroom apartments providing that extra space for families and groups to make themselves at home in the region.  Stay two nights in a two bedroom apartment from NZ$239* per night (minimum spend of NZ$478*); or in a three bedroom apartment from NZ$324* per night (minimum spend of NZ$648*).
Other activities on offer include the Tekapo Springs and Day Spa where guests can soak in hot pools surrounded by snow under the magnificent clear night sky breathing in fresh alpine air; enjoy a long massage or mud wrap to soothe the aches and pains from the day's skiing; take to the ice on the international sized outdoor ice rink for a game of Ice Hockey or a sled or tube run down the snow slope adjacent to the ice rink.
Visit for bookings and further information. 
*Peppers Bluewater: Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Block out dates apply. 2 night minimum. Lift passes must be booked on arrival and are valid for one day only. Valid for sale until 14/09/14. Valid for travel from 28/06/14 until 14/09/14.
*Mantra Lake Tekapo: Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30/06/14. Valid for travel until 30/12/14. Block out dates may apply. 2 night minimum.
New Zealand – Queenstown:
New Zealand's adventure capital and skiing mecca is forecasting a bumper winter season and with four Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree hotels in Queenstown to choose from all tastes and budgets are catered for. 
Peppers Beacon Queenstown is offering an Early Bird Ski Deal which includes seven nights for the price of six in a One Bedroom Suite from NZ$229* per night (7 night minimum spend NZ$1,374) including continental breakfast for two daily.
Situated on the waterfront overlooking Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range, Peppers Beacon Queenstown is a few minutes walk to the town centre where a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars await.  Apartments are superbly furnished and fully self contained with full kitchens, espresso coffee machines and iPod docking stations as well as a cosy fireplace to relax in front of after a day's skiing.
Visit for bookings and further information.
Mantra Marina Queenstown is also offering a 'Stay 7, Pay 6' deal in two and three bedroom apartments.  Boasting secluded lake frontage, Mantra Marina Queenstown is the perfect base for groups or families looking for extra space and quality surroundings.  All deluxe apartments offer full kitchens and large living areas plus a balcony or terrace overlooking the spectacular Lake Wakatipu.
Stay in a 2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment from NZ$294* per night (7 night minimum spend of NZ$1764*) or a 3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment from NZ$394* per night (7 night minimum spend of NZ$2,364*). for bookings and further information.
For affordable, convenient and good quality accommodation in Queenstown,BreakFree The Point offers an excellent base for groups or families on a budget.  Nestled into the mountainside with stunning lake views, BreakFree the Point is just a gentle 20-minute walk along the lakefront to the centre of Queenstown where shopping, restaurants and bars, and a thriving atmosphere all year round awaits.
Take advantage of the two night package offer in a Two Bedroom Apartment from NZ$258* per night (total minimum spend NZ$516*) or in a Three Bedroom Apartment from NZ$418* per night (total minimum spend NZ$836*).  Visit for bookings and further information.
*Peppers Beacon: Subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30/06/14. Valid for travel from 01/06/14 until 15/10/14. 7 night minimum stay.
*Mantra Marina: Subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30/06/14. Valid for travel until 30/12/14. 7 night minimum stay.
*BreakFree The Point:  Subject to availability. Valid for sale until 30/06/14. Valid for travel until 30/12/14. Block out dates may apply. 2 night minimum stay.

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