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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Last Minute School Holiday Getaways From Peppers, Mantra & BreakFree

A summer of fun for families awaits at Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree resorts in country and coastal destinations, from movies under the stars to Christmas lights displays, action packed Kids Clubs, surf shacks and water sport activities and theme park fun.

Cinema under the Stars at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff
Balmy summer nights in northern NSW are best spent bobbing around the pool watching your favourite family movies – so says Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff of their unique ‘Cinema under the Stars’ this summer. 

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Free to in-house guests, Saturday night family movies from 21 December to 11 January will be shown on a giant screen over the Peppers lagoon pool.  Complimentary giant floating rings will be provided for a fun and unique way to spend time with the family at the flicks.  Pizza, soft drinks and the bar will be open to fuel all movie goers.

Situated overlooking the spectacular Salt Beach and just minutes from Kingscliff and Casuarina, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa also offers a number of running, walking and cycling tracks and the superb on-site Season Restaurant.
Packages at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa start from $418* per night in a 2 Bedroom Apartment, including breakfast daily.

Visit for bookings and further details.
*Conditions apply. Subject to availability. 

Christmas lights up at Peppers Guest House 
Celebrate a magical Christmas Eve experience at Peppers Guest House where old-fashioned fare with a festive twist and a Christmas movie classic will be served up. The four-course dinner in Chez Pok restaurant will be followed by dessert under the stars including sea-salted caramel popcorn and waffle ice-cream sundaes, plus drinks such as sticky dessert wines, homemade old-fashioned lemonade and creaming soda.

The meal will be followed by a viewing of the Christmas classic, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ being played in the ‘Starlight Outdoor Cinema’ under the stars in the grounds of Peppers Guest House.   The Christmas dining and movie experience is $120* per person, or $40* for just dessert and the movie.

Guests staying at Peppers Guest House from now until 26 January can also experiencing the ‘Christmas Lights in the Hunter Valley’, featuring nightly light displays (except 25 December) at the Hunter Valley Gardens. Packages start from $259* per night Sunday to Friday or from $349* on Saturdays and include two tickets to the Christmas Lights at Hunter Valley Gardens, complimentary wine on arrival and daily breakfast.

For Peppers Guest House bookings and enquiries call 02 4993 8999 or visit
*Conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Surf’s Up On The Great Ocean Road At Mantra Lorne 
The picturesque coastal town of Lorne is all set for a summer of fun for families at Mantra Lorne.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, now is the chance to take on the challenge at one of Australia’s most iconic beaches.  Mantra Lorne is making it Mantra Lorne high ropeseven easier with local surf company, Go Ride A Wave, setting up a surf kiosk on the resort grounds.  Located just a 2 minute walk from the beach, guests can ‘gear up’ with surfboard, boogie board and wetsuit hire and head straight for the waves.  Surf hire starts from $25 for two hours including a foam board and wetsuit, and lessons start from $55 an hour for kids and $65 for adults.

Another addition, this summer the Go Monkey Tree Surfing Mobile Ropes Course set up on the resort grounds are set to challenge even the most active of kids!
The Mantra Lorne Kids Club sessions and activities are back to keep the whole family occupied. Kids Club sessions run daily from 9.30am-11.30am for 5-12 year olds (free of charge to Mantra guests) and include a variety of fun filled activities including treasure hunts, kids party time, mini Olympics, Paint Art Classes.

Mum and Dad’s will enjoy some down time at the pop-up Peroni & Wood Fire Pizza Bar to round off the day.

Mantra Lorne school holiday specials start from $369 in a 2 Bedroom Apartment and includes breakfast for 2 adults daily and kids play & eat free when accompanied by paying adults.

Visit for bookings and further information.
*Conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Coastal family escape at Mantra Ettalong 
Less than 90 minutes drive from Sydney on the picturesque Central Coast, Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort is offering a ‘Summer Sizzle’ package for families looking for a laidback beachside getaway these school holidays with a host of activities for the kids on offer.

Adjacent to the Resort, the Ettalong Beach Club will open its School Holiday Kids Club with an array of options for bubs through to teens.  Offering soft play equipment for the little ones and X-Box, video games and a large screen TV for the older kids the Starfish Kids Club is free of charge. All children must be supervised by parents who must be on site in the Club.

The package includes accommodation in a one bedroom spa suite with complimentary sofa bed for 2 children under 12 years of age from $219* per night for stays from 22 December to 7 January and $199 per night for stays between 8 and 28 January.  Two night minimum stay applies over Saturday nights.
Mantra Ettalong Beach is ideally accessible to surrounding unspoilt beaches and secluded bays, with National Parks and Australian Reptile Park only a short drive away. Combining well appointed beachfront accommodation with a wide range of facilities, including the Jhalu Day Spa & Fitness for some parental pampering!

Visit for bookings and further details.
*The Summer Sizzle package is available for travel from 22 December 2013 to 28 January 2014. Subject to availability, conditions apply.

Aquatic fun in the Whitsundays with BreakFree Long Island Resort 
Whether it’s adrenaline-fuelled fun in the sun or pampering and relaxation, BreakFree Long Island Resort has appointed the experts to deliver the best of both holiday experiences for guests, just in time for school holidays. 

The popular Whitsunday Island resort now has water sports gurus ‘The Watersports Guys’ in charge of all ocean activities.  A wide range of activities are now available including jet skis and tube rides for the action lovers or for the more sedate, Turtle and Reef Safaris, Eco Reef Tours, paddleboards and kayaks - all on offer for half and full day packages.

Prices have been set with guests’ budgets in mind, with tube rides for $25 per person, and turtle and reef safaris on a guided kayak tour at $30 per person just to name a few.

The on-site Long Island Massage and Day Spa is also under new management with a delectable menu of treatments such as Lemongrass Crème Body Wraps; Outdoor Island Escape Massages and Botanical Facial Treatments.

BreakFree Long Island Resort offers one of the most economical Whitsunday Island getaways and is offering a special 3 night package from $119* per night (3 night minimum spend of $357*) in a Family Garden Room or $129* per night (3 night minimum spend of $387) in a Family Beachfront Room.
Visit for bookings and further details.
*Valid for travel until 31 March 2014. Subject to availability. Conditions apply.

Visit Australia’s Theme Park Capital with BreakFree Resorts 
A summer of fun awaits on the Gold Coast - Australia’s Theme Park Capital – and a host of great deals are on offer BreakFree Resorts for families looking to stay close to the action.

With 10 resorts to choose from across Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, BreakFree provides a host of options for families to combine Theme Park visits with chill out time on the beach or by the pool.  

Whether it’s the rides at Dreamworld; the underwater life at SeaWorld; the magic of Movieworld or the aquatic fun of Wet ‘n’ Wild and White Water World that beckons, all hotels are within easy driving distance.

BreakFree Resorts offer a great option for families looking for a quality 3.5 star apartment hotel.  Save on accommodation and spend up big at the theme parks!

For affordable accommodation and million dollar views, BreakFree Moroccan is the ideal choice with 5 night package rates starting from $145* per night in a 2 bedroom apartment (minimum spend $725*).  Guests will enjoy the convenient location within walking distance to Surfers Paradise Beach and esplanade.

BreakFree Diamond Beach in Broadbeach also boasts a magnificent location and is offering 5 night packages from $154* in a 2 bedroom apartment (minimum spend $770*) or from $193* in a 3 bedroom apartment (minimum spend $965*).

Visit for bookings and further details.
*Valid to 31 March 2014, subject to availability.

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