Sept 1, 2002

Issue 9



Editor's notes

Welcome to our ninth 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.  There has never been a better time to get away with over 22 new B&B's joining in the past 3 weeks!

In this edition

  • Tyalgum Annual Festival of Classical Music

  • Why stay in Bed and Breakfasts?

  • We're listening

    Classical Music Festival - Sept 6-8, 2002
    At this time of the year when we are thinking this long hot summer will never end, it is refreshing to turn our thoughts to September and the event that is now synonymous with Spring on the Tweed, the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music.

Those of us who attended last year's Festival thought it was the best ever. With the benefit of ten years' experience and continual improvements, the three day feast of exceptional music and performance was carried out smoothly and efficiently. The village of Tyalgum hummed with activity and a reassuring sense of community.

This highly successful musical event did not go unnoticed and at the Australia Day awards in January the Tweed Shire Council's Australia Day Committee named it the Community Event of the Year. This was a fitting occasion to give just recognition to the vision and commitment of so many people over the years. The Tyalgum Festival can feel that it has come of age and established its own special reputation in the music world.

For those of you who have not been to Tyalgum, it is a unique village nestled among the valleys of the volcanic caldera that makes up the Tweed. As one visitor has commented, "to sit and gaze at great granite mountains, it is easy to understand that this was a special spiritual place for the aboriginal people, a place to think and contemplate".  A great place to listen to classical music too.

There are plenty of fantastic places to stay in the area.  One we recommend is

Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast.  Regional Tourism Award Winners in 2000 & 2001 and NSW State Tourism Award Finalists in 2001.  Peace, privacy, and spectacular views from Mt Warning to the QLD Border Ranges.  Enjoy a solar heated pool and jolly good food. Only 12 minutes from Murwillumbah and 15 minutes from Tyalgum.  For more information, phone (02) 6679 1023  or Email:

Article by
Margot Anthony

For more information on the Tyalgum festival, contact:
Tyalgum Festival Committee
PO Box 100, Tyalgum NSW 2484
Phone: (02) 6679 2244


    Why stay in Bed and Breakfasts?

by Elizabeth Arneson (

The bed and breakfast industry began to blossom during the 1980s, and B&Bs thrive today in large part because they provide an atmosphere of warmth and coziness that traditional hotels simply can't match.

Most B&Bs are owned by the innkeepers, who often live on the premises. It's natural to expect that innkeepers who live in their own inns will bring a different perspective to the job than someone who works a shift behind a hotel reception desk and then goes home to forget about the customers left behind.

At B&Bs, "customers" truly are guests, and it shows. Innkeepers will gladly help you find the best restaurant in town, point you to the most romantic spot in the nearby park, and much more.

Most B&Bs generate a substantial portion of their income from repeat business. Many also depend on word-of-mouth recommendations. Combine those two factors and it's easy to see why most innkeepers go out of their way to make sure your stay provides some great memories.

aerial view of Brookside Meadows

Tree Tops Guesthouse - 1915 Edwardian Guesthouse fully refurbished with Ensuite &spa

At, we are here to help you find the perfect Bed and Breakfast for your getaway.  Simply click on a State and find the region you are heading to.  A comprehensive list will appear for you to start your search. 

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Altogether, OZbedandbreakfast provides you with over 900 Bed and Breakfast alternatives.  So, click away for your perfect getaway!

The best way to find what you're looking for may be the simplest: Just use the search tool found near the top of the homepage. Enter a keyword (such as the name of a city or activity), click "go" and you're on your way!

    We're listening

Many changes have been made over the past few months to the look and feel of our website.  We have you to thank for helping us improve.  If  you have any feedback on our website and our services, please tell us about it.  We not only want to be the most comprehensive B&B directory on the web, we want to be the best.  Please send you questions or comments to:  We really look forward to hearing from  you.  Till next time, happy getaways... Team


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