Monday, October 19, 2009

News and Deals from Peppers

Here's the latest news and hot deals from Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels.


BERN’S ON BOARD: Award-winning Victorian property Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa has announced the appointment of experienced hospitality professional Bern Barry to the position of Hotel Manager. Bern will be responsible for the retreat’s food and beverage operations as well as the housekeeping and maintenance departments. Owner and General Manager of Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa, Wayne Cross, said Bern would be a valuable asset to the business. “Bern has a strong background in hospitality, holding many and varied roles over the years including 15 years running his own high end corporate catering business,’’ Wayne said. “We believe he will be a valuable asset to the Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa team and will be someone who will be a great mentor, coach and inspiring leader to all staff.’’ Situated just 75 minutes from Melbourne, Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa allows guests to rejuvenate in blissful surrounds only three minutes from Daylesford. Call 03 5348 2202, email or visit

BABYMOON BLISS AND A LARK GIFT: Award winning Victorian property Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa has delivered something special for expectant mums and dads with this blissful “babymoon” package combining elegant accommodation, fine food, indulgent body treatments and a bit of a Lark. Priced from $995* per couple, the pampering pre-baby escape includes two nights accommodation in a traditional room, delicious hot cooked breakfast on both mornings, Mineral Spa treatments, a hand made Lark gift and a 15% discount card to be used in Lark’s new Daylesford store. Mothers to be will enjoy an all-encompassing 75 minute spa session combining three of the most popular LI’TYA treatments covering the face, hands and feet to create a deluxe pampering experience, while dads will receive a relaxing 90 minute remedial massage designed to realign and rebalance. Situated just 75 minutes from Melbourne in the heart of Victoria’s spa country, Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa allows guests to rejuvenate in blissful surrounds. Call 03 5348 2202, email or visit

CLASSIC ESCAPE FOR GOLF LOVERS: Amateur golfers have the once in a lifetime opportunity to step into the shoes of a tournament professional at Peppers Moonah Links from February 1-7 2010. The luxury Mornington Peninsular property has teed up special player packages for the inaugural Moonah Amateur Classic for golfers with a current Golf Australia Handicap not exceeding 18. Priced from $1750* plus GST per person or $5000* plus GST for teams of three players the package includes a practice round on Wednesday on the Open Course with a professional in the official Pro Am; three rounds of tournament competition including one round with a professional on the Saturday; breakfast and lunch Wednesday-Saturday; gift package; invites to the official welcome cocktail party, pro am function and cut party; invite to official dinner; discount rounds at Moonah Links and trophies for winning team. Peppers Moonah Links has accommodation packages from $260* per room per night for two people including full breakfast. For further information phone Glenn Lloyd, PGA of Australia on (03) 8320 1911 or visit


LOVE SHACK LUXURY: Music fans can catch legendary new wave party band the B52s live in the Hunter Valley and add a little luxury to the Love Shack experience on an exclusive weekend package from Peppers Guest House. The whacky, fun and highly infectious dance beats of the US outfit will reverberate through the vineyards on Saturday November 21, 2009, when they rock Bimgadgen Estate winery with such classics as Rock Lobster, Love Shack and Roam. Nearby Peppers Guest House joins the chorus with deals from $650* per person including two nights accommodation, full country breakfast each morning, two A Reserve tickets to see the B52s, coach transfers to the concert venue and dinner for two in Chez Pok Restaurant on the Friday evening. Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country and surrounded by beautiful gardens and vineyards, Peppers Guest House is one of the region’s best loved retreats. Phone (02) 4993 8999, email or visit

STYLISH SURF ESCAPE: Whether it’s a romantic weekend or family getaway, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa on the tranquil Tweed Coast has everything holidaymakers could wish for an unforgettable break from everyday life. Just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane, and 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast airport, the stylish resort offers an array of first class facilities including onsite Golden Door Spa, award winning Roughie’s Restaurant and Bar and year-round patrolled beach on its doorstep. Rates start from $178* per room per night for a Resort Room including breakfast or enjoy the family deal from $274* per night for a two bedroom apartment with breakfast and Peppers inclusions such as in-room movies, games, unlimited broadband, tennis courts and boogie boards. Deals are valid for sale until February 28 and for travel until March 31 2010 with blockout dates applying. Phone 1300 987 600 or visit

JOIN THE PEPPERS PARTY: Celebrating 25 years of exquisite escape experiences this year, Peppers is inviting guests to join the party with great rates to a selection of properties all located within an easy two and a half hour drive from Sydney. For example Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley has midweek getaways from $258* per room per night in a Classic Room; Peppers Anchorage, Port Stephens has Anchorage Rooms from $206* per room per night; Peppers Manor House, Southern Highlands has Garden Wing Rooms and full breakfast for two from $252* per night and historic Craigieburn in Bowral has Elms Wing Rooms from just $116* per room per night. . Rates are valid for sale until November 30 and for travel to December 23, 2009 with blockout dates and minimum stays applying. Phone 1300 987 600 or visit

ANCHORS AWAY: The blue water paradise of Port Stephens beckons for an idyllic Christmas holiday adventure with these great deals to Peppers Anchorage combining deluxe accommodation and delicious food. Designed with togetherness in mind, Peppers Anchorage’s tranquil surrounds make for the perfect destination to reconnect as a couple or family, indulge in a spa treatment, enjoy a gourmet beach picnic or enjoy sumptuous food and wine at Merretts Restaurant which offers flexible dining to suit all ages. Peppers Anchorage has Christmas packages from $1295* per couple including three nights accommodation in an Anchorage Room, breakfast daily and Christmas Degustation lunch served in Merretts Restaurant. Family packages start from $1760* per family of two adults and two children aged 4-12 years complete with three nights accommodation in a Loft Suite, breakfast daily and Christmas Degustation lunch served in Merretts Restaurant. Call 02 4984 2555 or visit


CELEBRATE ON A HIGH NOTE: Visitors can scale new heights in luxury, seclusion and relaxation on Queensland’s awe-inspiring Scenic Rim this festive season with the launch of indulgent Christmas and New Years packages from Peppers Spicers Peak Lodge. Surrounded by World Heritage Listed parks and ranges the architecturally stunning lodge is the perfect place to beat the summer heat and experience Christmas and New Years the cool, calm and sophisticated way. Priced from $1590 per couple per night the Christmas Package valid 24-26 December includes two nights accommodation for two people; French Champagne on arrival; all meals including Christmas Eve Tapas on the terrace, Christmas morning champagne breakfast, signature seven course degustation Christmas lunch, three course Christmas dinner, all beverages throughout the stay and jazz entertainment. Also priced from $1590 per couple night the New Years package valid 31 December 2009 to 1 January 2010, includes two nights accommodation for two people; French champagne on arrival; all meals including Black Tie New Years Eve seven course degustation dinner with live jazz entertainment, New Years Day late breakfast-brunch, gourmet tapas on New Years Day evening and all beverages throughout the stay. Peppers Spicers Peak Lodge is located 90 minutes drive south west of Brisbane and two hours from the Gold Coast. Visit or call 1300 773 452

PIER AT THE WHALES: With the whales continuing to frolic and the calm, sheltered waters of Hervey Bay until the end of October, there’s still time to splash out on a memorable holiday with the humpbacks, staying at Peppers Pier Resort. Guests can now spend more time with the majestic creatures with the resort extending its whale watching tour on Spirit of Hervey from half a day to three-quarters of a day. The tour is included in special two-night packages priced from $536* for two adults in a one bedroom spa suite or $728* per family of two adults and two children in a two bedroom spa suite. Situated on the esplanade opposite Urangan Beach and its famous pier, Peppers Pier Resort offers a landscaped lagoon swimming pool and lap pool plus the indulgent Spa Botanica where a range of beauty therapies are available to soothe the mind, body and soul. For bookings or further information call 1300 987 600 or visit

TROPICAL TRANQUILITY: For the ultimate in coastal relaxation with a tranquil tropical ambience, Peppers has a stunning range of summer escapes to choose from. For example guests can enjoy the magic of Magnetic Island based at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort from $134* per room per night in a Teal Resort Room, picturesque Palm Cove based at Peppers Beach Club & Spa from $217.50* per room per night in a Lagoon Spa Room or the pleasures of Port Douglas staying in a One Bedroom Sanctuary at Peppers Bale Resort from $413* per night. Rates are valid for sale until November 30 and for travel to December 23, 2009 with blockout dates and minimum stays applying. Phone 1300 987 600 or visit


WINE NOT?: Offering two idyllic waterfront properties just a short drive from theTamar Valley grape-growing region, Peppers is the perfect place to drop in and acquaint yourself with Tasmania’s premium wines. Featuring luxury accommodation, an excellent range of leisure facilities and impeccable personalised service, guests are assured of an unforgettable experience on the Apple Isle. Now is the ideal time to experience a Tasmanian food and wine experience that’s all about you with Peppers Seaport Hotel, Launceston, offering Standard River View Rooms from $187.50* per room per night and Peppers York Cove Resort, Tamar Valley, offering one bedroom apartments from $249* per room per night. Rates are valid for sale until November 30 and for travel to December 23, 2009 with minimum stays applying. Phone 1300 987 600 or visit


LAKESIDE LUXURY: A spectacular and exclusive lakeside retreat surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is the perfect destination for a luxurious escape. The charming two-storied lodge is a converted 1930s mansion with spacious entertaining rooms, a breezy terrace, open fireplaces, a timber-panelled dining room and a magnificent timber staircase. It is the idea base to experience the rich geothermal wonders of Rotorua or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of the stunning location. Peppers on the Point has Luxurious Escapes including two nights accommodation in a Lake View Suite with full breakfast each morning, pre-dinner drinks with canapés and a four course gourmet dinner on one evening and two 30-minute massages from NZ$845 per night twin/double share, valid to December 20, 2009. Phone +64 7 348 4868 or email

* Conditions minimum stays and blockout periods apply. Subject to change and availability

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