What's Old in the Big Volcano?
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15 December, 2004
Now we are two! Torokina Holiday Cottages adds a self catering beach house option. Choose from the original Torokina Farm Cottage with B&B or self cater, at a delightful and private 3 bedroom fully restored colonial cottage, atop a hill overlooking sugar cane fields, or enjoy the lure of sun, sand 'n surf at Torokina Beach House beachside holiday rental at Fingal Head. Either way, it's the ideal way to relax and unwind on your holiday break.
Mount Warning B&B Retreat “Maya” Just 5 minutes drive from Mount Warning National Park, choose from B&B using local organic food, or self serve. Natural health services including consultations and massage, plus guided tours, at this "home away from home" guesthouse set on 5 acres, with Tweed River access.
10 December, 2004
Bundaleer Retreat. Nestled on 15 acres just south of Byron, our self contained luxury cottages are perfect for that couples only midweek or weekend getaway. Relax by the landscaped saltwater swimming pool, enjoy a BBQ, or stroll through the natural coastal health.
Pottsville Beach Motel. In the heart of Pottsville and just 150 metres to the beach, the 3 star motel (recently upgraded from 2½ star) is an ideal holiday getaway or stopover for families, with clean, spacious and modern rooms (some with full kitchens), children's play area, BBQ, swimming pool and licensed restaurant. Now with additional photos, locality map and directions, and an enquiry/booking form.
Calurla Chalets and Teahouse. Our cosy, self-contained loft style chalets have all you need. Relax and enjoy country comfort, just 15 minutes from Nimbin. Enjoy breakfast on the large balcony with stunning views to Mt. Warning and the Border Ranges. Day visitors to the Border Ranges National Park can enjoy a snack or meal at our tea house on the way to or from their scenic day tour.
5 December, 2004
For sale by owner: Luxury oceanfront apartment in Kingcliff, and family apartment in new complex in Ballina. Detailed descriptions, photos, features at a glance, locality maps and enquiry/ contact form.
27 November, 2004
Tweed Bird Observers site now active, with comprehensive bird lists and bird routes for bird watching in the Tweed Valley and Northern Rivers of New South Wales, from Ballina and Byron Bay to Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast. Meetings, outings, contact and membership information also available.
1 November, 2004
Updated Hastings Cove Waterfront Holiday Apartments are the quiet family getaway on the Tweed Coast between Tweed Heads and Byron Bay, offering fully furnished self catering units in landscaped grounds on the waterfront, just 150 metres to the beach. Ideal for couples and families.
29 October, 2004
Grandview on Shelly The newest luxury apartment complex in Ballina, now taking booking for Xmas! 2 bedroom deluxe apartments overlooking Shelly Beach with views to the south and hinterland. Ideal for weekly and longer holiday rentals, also corporate secondments and relocations.
25 October, 2004
Northern Rivers Retreats. Escape to a mountain retreat, backing onto Nightcap National Park. Relax on the verandah and watch the sunset, bathe under the stars. Or stroll to Tallow Beach, and enjoy the cafe culture at our Byron Bay getaway. Both houses are fully self contained and sleep 4 people.
1 October, 2004
EcOasis Retreat is nestled in the lush Tweed Valley, just 5 minutes drive from Uki. Secluded architect designed studios feature extensive use of timber and glass. Enjoy private verandahs, gourmet kitchens and a truly contemporary style. Ideal for couples travelling together. Spectacular views of Mt. Warning from your balcony or the swimming pool. An abundance of wildlife at your front door. Nature in absolute luxury.
Hanging Rock Chalets. Self contained cabins in the Gold Coast hinterland, ideal for a midweek or weekend getaway for couples or that long awaited family holiday, Hanging Rock offers excellent bushwalking and birdwatching opportunities while still being convenient to the attractions of the Gold Coast. Now Advanced Ecotourism Accredited by the Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA), having gained recognition for their commitment to ecologically sustainable operations.
Choose from B&B or "No breakfast option" at Ripples on Tweed B&B, a couples only absolute riverfront bed and breakfast, just north of Murwillumbah, offering just one only private deluxe self contained suite, with sitting room, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, spa, covered patio and BBQ.
Durobby Retreat now offers "Divine Physiques" Personal Training programs, including Fitness Evaluation, Personalised workouts, Relaxation Techniques, Rehabilitation Training, Pilates and Tai Boxing, as well as a range of couples only B&B getaways, relaxation and health retreat options, for those who desire total pampering and privacy.
13 September, 2004
Just 2 self contained ensuite spa suites, on a hilltop overlooking the Tweed Coast, with ocean and hinterland views. Tropical Coast Retreat boasts a swimming pool with lap lane, outdoor spa, sauna, 4 hole golf course, fruit orchard, rainforest and walking track.
August 30, 2004
Speed on Tweed Vacancies Looking for somewhere to stay in Murwillumbah or close by, for the Speed on Tweed Motor Sport weekend? Check here for last minute vacancies.
25 August, 2004
Ruffles Lodge. Spectacular coastal views, a tranquil environment and luxurious villas, are just some of the attractions of the exclusive Ruffles Lodge, a small 5 star B&B retreat perched on a ridge with expansive views, situated on the Gold Coast midway between the mountains and the sea.
Esconder Mountain Lodge Voted by Gourmet Traveller December '03 issue as the best B&B/guesthouse in Queensland for 2003. Also voted in the top 25 destinations in Australia on GETAWAY channel 9, 2001. Luxury B&B with fully licensed bar and dinner available on Saturday nights at our Teppan-yaki bar. For complete guest comfort and enjoyment no smoking, children or pets, are permitted on the property.
4 August, 2004
Byron Bay Rainforest Resort. A peaceful retreat where you can escape to relax and revitalize, with just 9 cabins for couples, and more relaxed guesthouse for backpackers and friends travelling together; it's just 300 metres walk through unspoiled coastal rainforest to the sparkling clear waters and white sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Excellent wheelchair access and dogs welcome.
25 July, 2004
North Star Holiday Resort. New Flash front page, plus new photos, info and tariffs for this 5 star holiday resort, conveniently located opposite the beach and a stroll to a family safe estuary at Hastings Point, on the Tweed Coast 10 minutes south of Kingscliff and 30 minutes to Byron Bay.
7 July, 2004
Properties and Tourism Businesses for Sale and Lease updated. Tourism businesses and property for sale in the Byron Bay - Gold Coast hinterland and Tamborine Mountain area, updated with photos, descriptions and links.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Property for sale by owners. Less than 15 minutes drive from Murwillumbah, this magnificent property is set on 29 hectares (70 acres) of old growth rainforest, with a stunning open plan pole home, looking out over the rainforest canopy and Tweed Valley to the Pacific Ocean beyond.
28 June, 2004
Oceania on Kingscliff A stylish and spacious luxury 3 bedroom penthouse directly opposite the beach, with stunning ocean and hinterland views, suitable for weekly and longer holiday rentals. Ideal for corporate secondments and relocations.
16 June, 2004
Weekend Markets listings updated and a new Farmers Markets section with dates and places added.
Yulefest - Christmas in July on Tamborine Mountain and the Gold Coast hinterland. Hankering for a traditional Xmas dinner in front of a roaring open fire? Then check out these special packages! Midweek Getaways and Weekend Specials also updated.
Byron Bay Oasis Resort Red Hot Winter Specials! Check out the deals for 2 bedroom holiday apartments and Tree Top Houses - Packages for Couples. Winter is a great time to visit the far north coast ... we're getting into the fine and sunny season, with mild to warm days, where you can still be comfortable in lightweight clothing, but have the fun of rugging up when the sun goes down.
Kallora Country Retreat. AAT 4 star rated. New photos, new packages and specials, at this couples only bed and breakfast, with magnificent views over the Currumbin Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland, just 15 minutes from Gold Coast Airport and beaches.
Pottsville Beach Motel New photos, new packages. In the heart of Pottsville and just 150 metres to the beach, the 3 star motel is an ideal holiday getaway or stopover for families, with clean, spacious and modern rooms (some with full kitchens), children's play area, BBQ, swimming pool and licensed restaurant.
Cedar Creek Lodges Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park is the ideal couples and family getaway, with self contained lodges and motel style units, and full country resort facilities including horseriding, wildlife tours, thunderegg rock fossicking, bushwalking, in-lodge massages, mini golf, volley ball, 1/2 court tennis and a recently renovated licensed bar and restaurant.
North Star Holiday Resort. New photos, info and tariffs for this 5 star holiday resort, conveniently located opposite the beach and a stroll to a family safe estuary at Hastings Point, on the Tweed Coast 10 minutes south of Kingscliff and 30 minutes to Byron Bay.
Couples only accommodation. A new guide for those who want privacy and seclusion, away from the distractions of daily life!
Pet's 'n People holidays - Mullumbimby Cottage. Just 15 minutes leisurely and scenic drive to Byron Bay, Joy's Mullumbimby Cottage is already making a reputation as the place to stay, for holiday makers with dog (and cat) travelling companions. A home away from home, the ground floor cottage unit is fully self contained, with 2 bedrooms, kitchen and a magnificent sunken spa bath ... perfect for a luxurious soak after a day out exploring the region.
Michael Borton - Corporate Commisions. Boardroom and executive designer furnishings with a distinctly Australian flair, and unique items suitable for executive gifts, prize, sales incentive, award presentation, or similar. A catalogue of fine design furniture, antique reproductions, Australiana, Objet D'Art and Collectibles, in Australian native timbers.
4 April, 2004
Blue Waters Motel in Kingscliff have their own domain now. Your friendly and professional hosts Jan and Tom Kelly, understand the needs of touring visitors and business travellers. Choose from self contained units, Bed and Breakfast and motel rooms in 3 star comfort.
19 March, 2004
Esconder Mountain Lodge Voted by Gourmet Traveller December '03 issue as the best B&B/guesthouse in Queensland for 2003. Also voted top 25 destinations in Australia on GETAWAY channel 9, 2001. Luxury B&B with fully licensed bar and dinner available on Saturday nights at our Teppan-yaki bar. For complete guest comfort and enjoyment no smoking, children or pets, are permitted on the property.
15 March, 2004
Tourism Naturally is ideal for intimate groups of up to 4 or private family charters, offering the discerning traveller a high-quality, nature-based World Heritage Rainforest Experience, exploring the rainforests, lookouts and waterfalls and the glorious scenery of the Byron Bay region. Multi day accommodation and tour packages also available.
4 March, 2004
Michael Borton - Artist, Sculptor, Designer Craftsman. If you're looking for custom furniture making, joinery, antique restorations, boardroom and executive designer furnishings with a distinctly Australian flair, or unique items suitable for award presentations or similar, Michael's catalogue of fine design furniture, antique reproductions, Australiana, Objet D'Art and Collectibles, in Australian native timbers, offers a splendid selection of pieces to choose from.
Pyramid Caravan Park offers unpowered, powered and ensuite camping and caravan sites, family cabins and deluxe villa accomodation at their quiet, clean and park like grounds. A stroll to the Tweed River, situated just minutes from the beaches and ideally located for you to enjoy everything the Gold Coast is famous for and Tweed Coast has to offer.
27 February, 2004
Max Boyd Group - Sustainability and The Future of the Tweed. Organising a series of free weekend seminars, Max Boyd provides a starting point for discussion and feedback for various industries, promoting sustainable development in the Tweed, in the lead up to Local Government elections on March 27th. Group candidate profile, press releases and presentation papers from the seminars are here.
24 February, 2004
Durobby Retreat now offers a range of couples only B&B getaways, relaxation and health retreats, including the new "Movie Star" exclusive whole of property rental, ideal for those who desire total pampering and privacy, plus new longer term self cater and holiday rental options.
19 February, 2004
Malacchi Range Retreat now offers full day yoga classes on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 9am to 4pm, with lunch included, in a peaceful rainforest setting, just north of Byron Bay and convenient to the Gold Coast.
From Easter 2004, in the heart of Port Macquarie, The Observatory oceanfront luxury holiday apartments and business accommodation situated directly opposite picturesque Town Beach, offers a new standard of amenity and comfort for visitors to this popular holiday destination.
13 January, 2004
Tweed River Houseboats now has a BBQ boat and party pontoon for hire right here in Murwillumbah. Now you don't have to go all the way to Tweed Heads for a day out on the water with family and friends! Houseboat rates also simplified and updated, and new interior photos on show.
For prior updates, see What's Old In the Big Volcano - Stack 2003