May 1, 2002

Issue 5



What's on...


For more information, check out Tourism Victoria website on

New South Wales

▪  May - South West Kempsey Toyota Fishing Classic.  Family oriented fishing competition in the Kempsey district

For more info, call Tourism New South Wales - 13 20 77

South Australia

▪ May - Barossa Air Show

▪ May - Penola Festival.  A contemporary celebration of the literary and arts heritage of the South East's oldest town

For more information, call South Australian Tourism Commission - 1300 655 276


Community Events Calendar

For more info, call Canberra Tourism on 02 6205 0666


▪ Opera in the Vineyards.  Held at Ballandean near Stanthorpe.  World-class opera

Eumundi Markets - Saturdays 06:30 - 13:30

For more info, call Tourism Queensland - 07 3535 3535


Tasmanian Heritage Festival

Tasmanian Markets

For more info, call Tourism Tasmania - 1 800 623 191

Northern Territory

▪ Tourism Drives - Pioneers' Path

▪ 2002 Year of the Outback

▪ May - Pine Creek Gold Rush Festival

For more info, contact Northern Territory Holiday Centre - 1800 621 336

Western Australia

▪ Salmon Masters @ Margaret River International Surfing Tournament

For more info, contact Perth Visitor Centre- 1 300 361 351


Editor's notes


Welcome to our fifth edition of OZ-Escapes!


We thank you for your interest in  This newsletter is designed for you, the traveller, to plan your perfect bed and breakfast getaway.


In this edition you will find information on:

• Mother's Day HOT $$$ DEALS

• B&B Getaway competition

• Bed and Breakfast of the month

Mother's Day.  Yes, yet another occasion for us to excuse ourselves from our busy lives and get out and enjoy.  Well, that isn't what we tell mum when we tag along.  We let her know it is all about her, of course.  What better way to spoil your mother than to give her a chance to relax at one of Australia's fantastic local B&B's?  There is something for everyone and every budget here at  We have Farm Stay properties, Lighthouses, Beach Retreats and Rainforest Retreats.  You will find it all on, Australia’s number one B&B website.




Mother's Day HOT $$$ DEALS

Don't forget Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12!

Check out these fantastic Mother's Day HOT $$$ DEALS.  Hurry, because they are only valid till Sunday, May 12th


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Seven Oaks Country Retreat - Seaview, VIC
Mother's Day gift vouchers or booking available for a reduced rate of $120 per couple per night plus champagne on arrival.
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SunnyBrook B&B - Tungkillo, SA
Self-catering accomm. for two, for one night. Bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates together with a delicious 3-course candlelight dinner. Special price $180.
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Oohlala French Bed and Breakfast - Victor Harbor, SA
Spoil mum to a night of indulgence.  Buy a gift voucher valid for 6 months from date of purchase. A night's accomm, cooked French breakfast and a three course Dinner for only $170
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Jenkins Street Guest House - Nundle, NSW
Village of Nundle in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Fresh flowers, damask linen antiques. Half Price accommodation.  more...

Book NOW as these deals won't last long!  The HOT $$$ DEALS section of our site can be found on our homepage at


Autumn Getaway Competition -           A Beautiful Cottage at Moulton Park

Crunchy Autumn leaves, crisp mountain air, crackling log fires... WIN a getaway in the Dandenong Ranges.  Our April/May giveaway is underway! Get your entries in for a chance to stay with Peta and Laurie at A Beautiful Cottage at Moulton Park, Sassafras, VIC.  For details, you can view the competition banner on our homepage or at the bottom of this newsletter.

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"A Beautiful Cottage at Moulton Park"

Congratulations to Sue Lane of New South Wales.  She is the winner of our latest getaway competition at Bishopthorpe Manor.

May - B&B of the Month

What better way to enjoy a big city than to stay with one of the locals.  Check out our B&B of the month in the heart of Brisbane.  Book quick!

Fern Cottage - Paddington (Brisbane), QLD

▪ Newly restored 1930's Queensland home
▪ Four wonderfully decorated and comfortable rooms
▪ Located in trendy Paddington, an inner city 'village' only three kms from downtown Brisbane.
▪ Sidewalk cafes, alfresco dining, boutiques, antique shops and galleries are only steps away

Sign our Guestbook!  It's worth it...

If you have the time, please sign our online guestbook with your comments on the site or a B&B that you have visited.  For taking the time, we will submit an extra entry into our getaway competition.  An extra little help to win you a weekend away.

We also welcome your comments and suggestions about this newsletter. Please send your feedback to us at and a reply will be forthcoming shortly.

Thanks for your support.

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