March 12, 2002

Issue 3



What's on...


▪ Mar 14 - Apr 1 - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Mar 31 - Bendigo Easter Wine Festival

▪ Mar 30- Apr 1 - Brown Brothers Easter Festival

▪ Mar 28 - Apr 21 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

▪ Mar 30-31 Annual Easter Art Show

April - Melbourne International flower and garden show


New South Wales

▪ Mar 15 -17 Blue Mountains Festival Of Folk Blues And Roots Music

Mar 17 - St Patricks Day Parade - Sydney

▪ Mar 22 - Apr 4 - Sydney Royal Easter Show

▪ Mar 29 - Apr 1 - Deni Play On The Plains Festival

▪ Mar 29 -31 Big Brass Band Festivals - Broken Hill call (08) 8087 6779


South Australia

▪ Feb 22-Mar 17 - Adelaide Fringe Festival.  Second largest Arts festival globally to Edinburgh, Scotland

▪ Mar 23-Apr 21 - Woodstock Art Affair/Woodstock Winery

▪ Mar 30-31 Coober Pedy Opal festival



To Mars and Beyond: Search for the Origins of Life - National Museum of Australia

The National Collection - Royal Australian Mint

Community Events Calendar



▪ Mar 19 -24 -Australian Surf Life Saving Championships - Kurrawa Beach

▪ Mar 29 - 31 - Easter Regatta, Sunshine Coast

Eumundi Markets - Saturdays 06:30 - 13:30



▪ Mar 25 - Apr 1 - Big Band Tour

Apr 1 - Freycinet Vineyard Easter Jazz Concert 

Tasmanian Markets


Northern Territory

▪ Tourism Drives - Pioneers' Path

▪ 2002 Year of the Outback


Western Australia

▪ Mar 1-30 - Leeuwin Estate concert - Margaret River

▪ Mar 16-18 The Festa Di Rottnest, Rottnest Island

▪ Mar 29 - Apr 28 - Taste in the Valley


Editor's notes


Welcome to our third 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:

• Easter HOT $$$ DEALS

• Our 'New Look' State pages

• Bed and Breakfast of the month

• B&B Getaway competition

• Feature Article

• webRocket - Surf faster!

• Feature Article

With Easter just around the corner, why not gather up the family and head for a B&B Easter escape!  Easter is all about spending quality time with family.  There is something for everyone here at  Whether your searching for a lighthouse on the cape, a rural retreat, a nunnery in the city or a beach house overlooking pristine white sands…. you will find it all on, Australia’s number one B&B website.




Easter HOT $$$ DEALS


Check out these fantastic Easter HOT $$$ DEALS.  Hurry, because they are only valid till Easter!!!!



Terrigal Lagoon B&B - Terrigal, NSW - Special rate of $340 for three nights and $440 for four nights.  Bookings essential

Atherton Blue Gum B&B - Atherton, QLD - 10%-20% Discounts available over Easter.  Reef to Rainforest to Outback.  Be quick!!

At Moana Seaside - Moana-Beach, SA - 4 1/2 * with bottle of wine, chocolates on arrival and full continental breakfast everyday

Nirvana B&B - Bilambi Heights, NSW - The best Easter value offered anywhere!  Two couples or a family of four

Gladstone Lodge - Leura, NSW - Easter in Autumn more...
rawing Rooms of Berry - Berry, NSW more...

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

New 'Look and Feel'


The team has been busy over the last few weeks creating some new and improved pages to enhance our users experience.  Each State page (as seen by clicking on the map or the navigation bars of our homepage) has been redesigned to include a colourful map of each state.  The maps are broken down into the tourist regions within each state.


Simply click on a region of the map, or read a short description about each region and go from there.  It has never been easier to find what you are looking for at  We invite you to check out our changes at  Just choose a State and you are on your way to a perfect getaway...


March - B&B of the Month

Norfolk Bay Convict Station Taranna, TAS

▪ Overlooking Little Norfolk Bay
▪ Site of Australia's first railway station
▪ Built in 1838
▪ Garden room sleeps family of four
▪ Beautiful views from all bedrooms

Summer Getaway Competition (Jan/Feb)

A big thank you to Gretha of Araluen Lodge B&B, Yarra Glen, Victoria for her involvement in our Jan/Feb promotion.  We are pleased to say was overwhelmed by the number of entries. In fact, it was so successful, that we will now have a monthly giveaway. The lucky winner of the Araluen Lodge promotion was Ray Read of Victoria.

Our Feb/Mar giveaway is almost closed.  Get your entries in for a stay with Vicki & Garry  of Victoria’s B&B, Cambewarra, NSW.  For details, you can view Victoria’s B&B competition banner on our homepage or at the bottom of this Newsletter.


Ah yes,  we all know about it, but do we really know what it is all about.  It's not all power and politics.  From wildlife to nightlife, from observatories to conservatories and physical culture to viticulture, Australia's capital is a city of many parts.  Why not discover some of Canberra's many surprises and secrets with a weekend escape at a local Bed and Breakfast?


Lovingly restored, with Edwardian flair, La Perouse Bed & Breakfast is only a few minutes drive from all of Canberra's major attractions. 

La Perouse Bed & Breakfast is one of Canberra's oldest, grand residences, surrounded by other Heritage homes and is situated just a two blocks from the much photographed American Elm lined Grant Crescent, and Manuka Village.

Noted for its boutique shops, nightlife and 49 side walk cafes/restaurants, Manuka Village and the adjacent suburb of Kingston, is renowned for its culinary delights.  Breakfast at La Perouse B&B in the formal dining room is extensive, with many cooked homemade gourmet specialities on offer.

Guests at La Perouse Bed & Breakfast can enjoy their own private "Floriade" experience, wandering around the Italian inspired rear gardens with the impressive salt pool surrounded with a bank of Sea Daisies and a 14 columned potato vine covered loggia leading to a three tiered fountain.

Night vistas are romantic and enhanced by dozens of softly lit carriage lights. Around the courtyard walls 300 petunias have been planted. Guests can relax with scrumptious afternoon/morning teas in any of the secluded settings or a late supper after dinner.

Article supplied by:
Heather Gaskall
La Perouse Bed and Breakfast
Griffith, ACT

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