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HATS OFF TO PEPPERS: Renowned boutique accommodation brand, Peppers, has been honoured with a hat-trick in culinary excellence. Two of its finest restaurants – Season at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff and Wilson’s by the Creek at Peppers Coorabell Retreat in Byron Bay – have been awarded Chef’s Hats in the 2012 Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) Chef Hat Awards. This takes the total to three restaurants in the Peppers portfolio to be given the Australian food industry’s stamp of approval, with Katers restaurant at Peppers Manor House in the Southern Highlands again successfully retaining its Chef’s Hat this year. Scott Robertson, Group Food & Beverage Manager, attributes the success to Peppers’ focus on the food and wine experience for its guests. For bookings at Season call 02 6674 7766, for Wilson's by the Creek call 02 6684 7348, and for Katers call 02 4860 3102.
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
COUPLES CAN CELEBRATE: With a new Executive Chef on board at Peppers Beach Club & Spa in picturesque Palm Cove, it's an ideal time to test out the new Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Package for all those special occasions to celebrate. Chef Vanessa Grace is now leading the talented team at the resort's acclaimed Lime & Pepper restaurant on the Williams Esplanade dining strip, bringing with her a superb knowledge of tropical flavours and a love of fresh produce. Stay for three nights in a Lagoon Spa Room and enjoy full breakfast daily, a set menu three-course dinner by Chef Grace on one evening, return limousine transfers and two 60-minute massages at the onsite Salt Beauty & Spa, all for $1600* per couple. Valid until 31 March, 2012. Visit www.peppers.com.au or call 1300 987 600.
B&B AT AIRLIE BEACH: With a spectacular hill-side outlook to the Whitsunday Passage, Peppers Coral Coast Resort at the holiday haven of Airlie Beach offers a luxury full-service apartment resort that is truly unique. On top of that, experience culinary delights at the sophisticated Tides Restaurant & Bar, with a magnificent view shared by the stunning wet-edge resort pool. Then choose to indulge in pure pampering and relaxation at the on-site endota spa or venture out to explore. From $305* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment including a sumptuous breakfast for two people daily. Valid until 31 March, 2012. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au.
MAGNETIC ISLAND, QUEENSLAND
ISLAND ROMANCE: Peppers Blue on Blue Resort at Magnetic Island has a Romantic Package for couples to make the most of their Valentine’s Day. Stay for two nights at the intimate island resort, including ferry transfers from Townsville for two people, a romantic two-course dinner for two people overlooking the marina and bay on one night of your choice, a latest release in-house movie each night and a hot daily breakfast for two. From $249* per night in a Hotel Superior room or $299* per night in a Studio Superior room. Valid until 31 March, 2012. Relax by the lagoon pool, be pampered onsite at endota spa, or explore the surrounding National Park and secluded beaches. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au.
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
YOU DESERVE IT: With the new All About You Package devised for Peppers Broadbeach, now you have a legitimate excuse to relax, unwind and rejuvenate, all the while staying in the pinnacle of cutting-edge accommodation on the Gold Coast. This luxurious package is $295* per couple per night and includes overnight accommodation for two people in a spacious One Bedroom Suite, a 30-minute clarity massage at endota spa, unlimited in-room movies and internet access, a superb pillow menu, complimentary iPad hire plus on-site parking and daily housekeeping servicing. Valid until 31 March, 2012. Call 07 5635 1000 or email email@example.com.
PORT STEPHENS, NEW SOUTH WALES
RESTORATIVE RETREAT: Yoga by the Port Stephens seaside is on offer at Peppers Anchorage with two restorative weekend yoga retreats already planned. Beginners through to experienced practitioners will undertake a holistic journey with yoga, meditation, outdoor activities and wholesome cuisine under the guidance of YOGA TV host Kris McIntyre. The autumn yoga retreat from 23-25 March will complement the changing needs of the season according to Ryoho yoga therapy with themes of autumn cleansing, respiration, elimination and improved digestion. The winter-spring program from 17-19 August will focus on spring cleansing and detox, improved flexibility and strong backs and joints. From $536* per person twin share, the all-inclusive yoga escape includes two nights in an Anchorage Room, six yoga classes, a yoga mat and DVD, breakfast daily, wholesome meals using seasonal produce including supper Friday and Saturday and lunch Saturday and Sunday, meditation sessions, morning ‘joggles’ and bushwalking sessions, full use of resort leisure facilities and daily free time to explore the region. Call 02 4984 0350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NEW SOUTH WALES
FANCY FOOD & DIVINE WINE: For the ultimate taste test, head to the Dan Murphy's Food and Wine Festival 2012 at Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse on 3-4 March, held as an extension to the Australian Highlands Wine Show to promote the fantastic food and wine from the Southern Highlands region. Peppers Manor House and Peppers Craigieburn play an integral part of what the region has to offer guests by way of culinary excellence with both retreats boasting respected award-winning restaurants – Katers restaurant and Montfort's Dining Room. Meet the talented Katers (Peppers Manor House) Executive Chef Twan Wyers and Montfort’s Dining Room (Peppers Craigieburn) Executive Chef Warrick Brook at the festival, located at stall number one, and sample a taste of their passion for the fine regional produce with delicious cooking demonstrations. Tickets are $10 and children under 15 are free. For Katers restaurant reservations call 02 4860 3111 and Montfort’s Dining Room reservations call 02 4862 8000. For festival details visit www.australianhighlandswineshow.com.au.
SURF COAST, VICTORIA
INDULGE & UPGRADE: Immerse yourself in a unique Indulgent Oriental Geisha Retreat at Peppers The Sands Resort, Torquay, and relax in a private Japanese plunge bath at Saltair Spa Retreat before indulging in an hour-long Susu Dew Massage. Then continue the pampering with a complimentary upgrade from a Studio Room to a Studio View Room (subject to availability) from $399* per night, followed by hot breakfast for two in Hanners Restaurant and to top it all off, a late checkout (subject to availability) and car parking. Valid until 30 April, 2012. Call 03 5264 3333 or email email@example.com.
LAKE TEKAPO, NEW ZEALAND
KIDS DINE FREE: Ensure you get the best value holiday by take advantage of Peppers Bluewater Resort’s Kids Dine Free offer where children under 12 eat free off the kids menu when dining with paying adults at the resort's on-site Rakinui restaurant. Also receive your third night's accommodation free for the family when paying for two nights. From $386* per night in a Two Bedroom Mountain View Villa set amongst the scenic mountains and glacial lake of the stunning Lake Tekapo, enjoy some rest and relaxation or an action packed escape with hot springs, swimming, fishing, scenic walks up Mount John and alpine flights available. Valid until 31 March, 2012. Call 03 6382 9900 or visit www.peppers.co.nz.
*Subject to availability. Block-out dates and minimum stays may apply.