Shortbreaks for November

November 9, 2004

Shortbreaks for November

Weekend at the Wineries
The Hunter Valley is fabulous for a weekend retreat. Only 2 hours from Sydney, it offers a bevy of attractions. Take a tour a few of the 120 world class cellar doors and wineries dotted throughout the valley. Stroll through the various galleries, antique barns and craft shops or dine in one of the top class restaurants.

Or, if you want an unusual experience, try travelling in a hot air balloon. See the spectacular views of the Hunter from the most scenic and peaceful venue. Better yet, Balloon Aloft have added a premier Bed and Breakfast lodge. All you have to do is roll out of bed and you?re ready to see a magical sunrise from the air. BB&B packages are available seven days a week.
Weekend package (Friday or Saturday Night): includes accommodation, balloon flight with champagne celebration, continental breakfast. $665* per couple.
Mid-week one night package (Sunday through Thursday): includes accommodation, balloon flight with champagne celebration and continental breakfast. $639* per couple.
Contact 02 4938 1955 for information and reservations.

Rainforest Retreat
The Tweed Shire is the perfect nature retreat. Less than two hours south of Brisbane, come here to enjoy see five World Heritage listed National Parks, including the world?s largest extinct volcano, Mt Warning. Tweed Shire is also home to 37km of gorgeous beaches, including the place where dawn sun first touches Australia.

Whether you want self-contained lodgings or a luxurious bed and breakfast, Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat has the accommodation. Hillcrest Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and a gas bbq on a private verandah where guests can enjoy some of the best views of the mountains. The Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast has two suites in a private guest wing of the main residence. There is catering for only three couples at one time, so peace and comfort is assured.
Hillcrest Cottage or Hillcrest B&B

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