April 12, 2002

Issue 4



What's on...


▪ April/May - The Age Master Series - Series of ten concerts exploring the great orchestral tradition

April - Melbourne International flower and garden show

For more info, check out Tourism Victoria website on www.visitvictoria.com

New South Wales

▪  Martis Conowindra Balloon Festival.  A three-day extravaganza of fun and flying at the largest annual hot-air balloon festival in Australia

▪  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

▪ April - Port Pirie State Masters Games. One of the most exciting sporting festivals attracting in excess of 2200 competitors in 35 sports

▪ May - Barossa Air Show

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

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


▪ Anzac Day.  Dawn Service in front of the Australian War Memorial at 5:30am and Anzac Day Parade at 10:30am

▪  Subaru Rally of Canberra.  The best teams and drivers from throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific test their skills.

Community Events Calendar

For more info, call Canberra Tourism on 02 6205 0666


▪ Noosa Hot & Spicy Food Festival.  Four days when Noosa's eating establishments open the doors to curry lovers

▪ 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


▪ Targa Tasmania.  Six day event over 2000KM featuring the worlds finest cars on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes

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

▪ April - Official opening of the 220Km Larapinta Walking Trail in the West MacDonnell National Park near Alice Springs

▪ May - Pine Creek Gold Rush Festival

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

Western Australia

▪ Mar 29 - Apr 28 - Taste in the Valley

▪ Salmon Masters @ Margaret River International Surfing Tournament

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


Editor's notes


Welcome to our fourth edition of OZ-Escapes!


We thank you for your interest in OZbedandbreakfast.com.  This newsletter is designed for you, the traveller, to plan your perfect Bed and Breakfast getaway.


In this edition you will find information on:

• ANZAC long weekend HOT $$$ DEALS

• Additional information on B&B Profiles

• Bed and Breakfast of the month

• B&B Getaway competition

• Feature Article

With the ANZAC Day long weekend fast approaching, there has never been a better excuse to get out of the big city and head for a relaxing weekend away.  There is something for everyone and every budget here at OZbedandbreakfast.com.  We have Farm Stay properties, Lighthouses, Beach Retreats and Rainforest Retreats.  You will find it all on OZbedandbreakfast.com, Australia’s number one B&B website.






Check out these fantastic long weekend HOT $$$ DEALS.  Hurry, because they are only valid till April 28th!!!!



Bateau Bay Beachfront - NSW - 3 nights, beachfront King suite - $600 or 3 nights poolside queen suite for only $500
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Aroma & Tranquility - Ballarat, VIC - 10% discount bookings in April and may.  Optional Health and Beauty treatments

Orana House - Hobart, TAS - 15% Off your accommodation at Orana House B&B, which of course includes our fantastic full breakfasts

Lake Weyba
- Peregian Beach, QLD - midweek special, 3 nights for $440 (usually $525)Includes: breakfast, bottle of wine, a tapas plate, flowers in room

Oohlala French Bed and Breakfast - Victor Harbor - SA - Weekend Special more...
Ballina Manor - Ballina, 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 www.ozbedandbreakfast.com.

More Information on Profiles


The OZbedandBreakfast.com team has been busy adding new fields and information to our B&B profiles.  You can now find AAA tourism ratings for all B&B's that have been rated by AAA.  Each profile also includes the style of accommodation:  B&B, Farm stay, Guesthouse, or Self Contained accommodation.  We now display any associations that the B&B's are members of.  Add these to our list of great features and finding a B&B getaway has never been easier.  Check out our changes at http://www.ozbedandbreakfast.com.  Just choose a state and you are on your way to a perfect getaway...


April - B&B of the Month

Swanlea Farm B&B - Bolong, NSW

▪ A third generation working farm on the Shoalhaven River
▪ Close to Jervis Bay, wineries, Kangaroo Valley and Berry
▪ Scenic flights with your host
▪ Federation Homestead
▪ Charming ensuite rooms - wide verandahs and rambling country garden

Grand Country Mansion Getaway Competition (Mar/Apr)

Our March-April giveaway is almost closed.  Get your entries in for a chance to stay with Ray and Marjorie at Bishopthorpe Manor, Goulburn, NSW.  For details, you can view the competition banner on our homepage or at the bottom of this Newsletter.

Click on the photo to see Bishopthorpe Manor's profile page


Time for reflection...

Now that the family rituals of Easter are out of the way, we can all concentrate on ourselves and be a little self indulgent. The ANZAC Day long weekend, which is only a couple of weeks away, is the perfect time for reflection.

This weekend could be just a mouse click away with the range of B&Bs that are now available on Ozbedandbreakfast.com. Travellers will find this site to be unusually quick and very user-friendly. It profiles accommodation around the country, from guesthouses and beach shacks to heritage city pads. Simply visit the web site and select the destination you wish to visit around Australia.  Ozbedandbreakfast.com will do the work for you, bringing up a comprehensive listing of quality B&B style accommodation.


A visit to Canberra over the Anzac Day long weekend is a must for those who can get away. Canberra, the National Capital of Australia , is host to over 80 Embassies and the Nation's Institutions, all within a few minutes drive from the home stay properties listed on this website. 


A must see whilst in Canberra is the newly extended National War Museum. The Australian War Memorial is regarded as one of the most impressive war museums in the world. You can see actual fighter planes, view dioramas of some of the significant battles Australians have fought and spend hours pouring over military memorabilia. Free guided tours are conducted daily between 10am-5pm. 


If you make it to Canberra, be sure not to miss the Anzac Day dawn Service in front of the Australian War Memorial at 5:30am and Anzac Day Parade at 10:30am.  Visit www.canberratourism.com.au for more information.


Among the properties on OZbedandbreakfast.com is Birch Corner Bed & Breakfast, located only five minutes from the City centre and close proximity to Anzac Parade making it the ideal location. Run by Leon and Kate Norgate, the hosts offer superb hospitality and scrumptious home made meals using local produce. Guests who stay two nights over the Anzac weekend, receive a complimentary dinner.  There are four rooms to choose from ranging from only $65/night. For bookings call (02) 6281 4421 or simply click on www.Ozbedandbreakfast.com for more details. It is worth getting in quick because B&Bs in Canberra, and elsewhere, are likely to be snapped up over the Anzac Day long weekend.


Ozbedandbreakfast.com offers a huge range of mid-week and Anzac Day specials to suit every taste and budget.  The site is attracting record numbers and is already one of the most visited accommodation sites in the nation.


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Your OZbedandbreakfast.com Team


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