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Seasons Greetings – and a gift from us!

Seasons Greetings - and a gift from us!
Seasons Greetings – and a gift from us!

Seasons Greetings – and a gift from us!

All of us from the team at La Maison Pacifique would like to wish all our treasured subscribers, their friends and families our very best Season’s Greeetings – and a gift from us!

We wish you and yours, peace, happiness and a bright and happy 2014 as we say goodbye to a very busy 2013!

Our special deal

The best way to pass on our best wishes to all our subscribers, friends, followers and past guests (“friends”) is to offer a discount when next you stay…  So, in the spirit of the festive season, we are offering all current friends who confirm a 2014 (Jan 1 -Jun 30) booking between 1 December 2013 and 28 February 2014 a friends rate – that’s right – a 10% discount!

The terms and conditions are quite simple:

  • book online – www.lamaisonpacifique.com (or email us at info@lamaisonpacifique.com) and let us know that you are taking up our “friends” offer;
  • off-peak bookings only;
  • no other discounts apply; and
  • Bookings can be for any 2 or 3 night weekend OR weekly booking for the period January 1 2014 to  June 30, 2014 which is confirmed (and deposit paid) between 1 December 2013 – 28 February, 2014.

You could save up to $275.00 on a weekly booking – a great celebration – and you have 3 months to book!

An added extra – Our gift to our friends at Wesley Mission Brisbane or OzHarvest

For all new bookings made and confirmed in December 2013, we will donate $100 to either Wesley Mission Brisbane’s Emergency Relief Service (supporting those in financial distress this festive season) or to OzHarvest – you choose!  We’ll let you know in our December 2013 newsletter how much we have raised – and you can be safe in the knowledge that your booking will provide Christmas Hampers (Wesley Mission Brisbane) or approx 100 meals (OzHarvest) to those most in need.

So as we get ready to farewell 2013, celebrate a wonderful festive season, and bring in a New Year, we wish you all a wonderful, safe, happy and peaceful festive season!

Merry Christmas!

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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Di Hendy
Property Consultant
La Maison Pacifique
Telephone – call +61 (0) 411 052 759
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La Maison Pacifique November 2013 Update

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Latest news from La Maison Pacifique November 2013 Update

Our La Maison Pacifique November 2013 Update includes our recent social media articles, posts, tweets (and some other great information added in) including:

You can ink with us via Twitter, facebook, Google+, Linked in and Youtube for our news/stories as they happen (although our newsletter does have added extras too).  Read on and enjoy!

1. BOOK NOW for a week between 30/11/13 to 21/12/13 and pay off-peak rates!  That’s a super special $2,950 per week

Ok, this is your chance!  Stay at our beautiful, luxury beachfront property between the dates above and pay just $2,950/week – that is a massive saving of  over $750 for the week and a great chance to get away before the Christmas rush!  Email me now to avoid disappointment – it will be first come, first served!
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/last-minute-accommodation-specials/

Things to do on the Gold Coast - the App

Things to do on the Gold Coast – the App

2. Things to do on the Gold Coast – The App

Planning a trip to the Gold Coast, Queensland? Know that there are so many things to see and do but don’t know where to start?  Visit Gold Coast has just released their own Official Gold Coast Traveller Destination Guide.  We’ve found it for you – ready for your trip!
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/things-gold-coast-app/

 3. Top Things to do in Byron Bay and Surrounds

Summer is coming – you can smell it – and you are keen to seek out the top things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds…  Well, we’re here to help! :-)   Byron Bay is just a short 30 minute drive south from our beautiful La Maison Pacifique and with many local towns to explore along the way (Brunswick Heads, Bangalow, Pottsville, Cabarita Beach to name a few), we have done our own list of things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds.

So, get here fast and soak up the sun!
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/top-things-byron-bay-surrounds/

4. Top things to do in Mt Tamborine

Things to do in Mt Tamborine

Things to do in Mt Tamborine

We are always looking for some great reviews and information on the best places to visit in our Northern Rivers Region and this time we have come up with the Top things to do in Mt Tamborine.  From Casuarina, we are heading north and a little west – into the beautiful, majestic and sumptuous Gold Coast Hinterland to the quaint and peaceful Tamborine Mountain region.  With its close proximity to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and our own Northern Rivers area, Mt Tamborine is great for a day trip from our beaches at Casuarina and a perfect compliment to your beach holiday.  Mt Tamborine is an easy one-hour drive from Casuarina NSW via the M1 motorway or take the scenic route via Springbrook and Advancetown Lake (2 hours).
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/top-things-mt-tamborine/

5.  Great Travel Tips – How to stay healthy when traveling

IAs we move from Spring to Summer – and that all important Christmas Holiday – now is the time to think about ensuring that you are able to remain healthy through this next hectic period!
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/great-travel-tips-stay-healthy-traveling/

6.  Travel Tips – how to avoid mistakes on flights

Your bags are packed and you are ready to go!  You’ve made the airport on time and all that is left to do is board that flight for your long awaited holiday in the sun.  But wait, have you done everything you can think of to start your holiday well?  Here are some great travel tips – how to avoid mistakes on flights..
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/travel-tips-avoid-mistakes-flights/

7. Don’t be “that” person this holiday season

Christmas is the busiest time of year for family holidays and you need some tips so that you don’t be “THAT” person this holiday season – with a chance that you may ruin the fun for others..
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/dont-person-holiday-season/

8. Keeping the kids happy on your wedding day!

musical chairs on your wedding day

musical chairs on your wedding day

Many bridal couples and families are keen to involve young guests (including their own kids) and it can be a challenge keeping them all happy on your wedding day.  There are many strategies used by couples to embrace their pint-sized guests and we all know that if the kids are happy, the parents are happy too!

So, we’ve put our thinking cap on, done some research and come up with some great ideas on ensuring that everyone at your special day has a great time!  And remember – it is just not the “little” kids we are talking about “big” kids love having fun too!
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/keeping-kids-happy-wedding-day/

La Maison Pacifique November Tweets – my favourites!

But firstly, my favourite tweet of all time – check these flight safety videos out!

Followed by:

To be honest, probably love all my tweets – otherwise I wouldn’t pass them on…  🙂

….Have we convinced you yet that your Casuarina NSW holiday could be your best ever?  All you have to do now is book your beach holiday!  Northern Rivers area NSW (including Kingscliff, Casuarina, Pottsville and Cabarita Beach) is the perfect spot – and its location is ideal – 1/2 way between the Gold Coast and Byron BayPatrolled beaches line the coast.  We even have Lisa and Pete’s top tips on things to do in Kingscliff!  Check out our blog and news, location and attractions and what’s on and markets for more great tips and things to do on your Northern Rivers summer holidays!

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

Would you like to book or find out more about us?

Check out our rates,

Look at our last minute accommodation specials or

Send us an enquiry now! 

You can also Contact us for more information or Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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Di Hendy
Property Consultant
La Maison Pacifique
Telephone – call +61 (0) 411 052 759
Mobile/Cell – call or text +61 (0) 411 052 759
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Keeping the kids happy on your Wedding Day!

Keeping the Kids Happy on your Wedding Day!

Keeping the kids happy on your Wedding Day!
Keeping the kids happy on your Wedding Day!

http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/blog/keeping-kids-happy-wedding-day/

Many bridal couples and families are keen to involve young guests (including their own kids) and it can be a challenge keeping them all happy on your wedding day.  There are many strategies used by couples to embrace their pint-sized guests and we all know that if the kids are happy, the parents are happy too!

So, we’ve put our thinking cap on, done some research and come up with some great ideas on ensuring that everyone at your special day has a great time!  And remember – it is just not the “little” kids we are talking about “big” kids love having fun too!

Are they the bridal couple’s children?

It is quite normal these days for brides and grooms to involve their kids in their ceremony and wedding day.  That will be a whole other blog (!) but certainly involving them in some special ceremonies as you join the two families together can be a great way to keep your kids happy on your wedding day.

Consider a “kids” coordinator

You may want your smaller guests to sit with their parents and a great idea is to think about putting together some activity bags or books for each one.  Depending on the age, this can range from colouring in to some craft activities and have a roving “coordinator” to ensure the kids are giving their parents a break can be a thoughtful choice.

Musical Chairs on your Wedding Day
Musical Chairs on your Wedding Day

If you can organise a kids room – this could be a great option where the activities are only limited by your imagination.  Think:

  • dress up boxes, (make sure you have some cameras/a camera booth handy!);
  • I spy (again with a camera and get the kids to take the photos of a list of fun photos that you have prepared earlier (ie. Grandma dancing, bridesmaids shoes, someone with a milk moustache – clue any “targets” up before hand though!);
  • pinata; and
  • kids games (musical chairs, pass the parcel, pin the bouquet on the bride).

These can be all themed around “wedding” prizes enabling the kids to participate in some great fun activities throughout the wedding.

The kids coordinator will run this all for you and it will be a great bonus to you day to get all the kids involved!

Kids Space

Set up a corner with some comfy cushions for those who want some quiet space, source a range of kids books (raid your local charity store or library) or think about a special kids dvd or two to keep them entertained.

Another option is a craft/drawing table covered in butchers paper (yes, like they do in some restaurants), or even some puzzle/games/card tables for the older kids.

Games consoles can be a hit as well – though be mindful where you place it and a kids coordinator (see above) may need to be on hand to ensure everyone gets a turn – I know – YOUR kids don’t fight do they!? :-).  Get the parents to bring some favourite games if you don’t have any.

Plan your activities so that the more energetic ones are at the beginning, with opportunities for rest time/books/dvd as the night gets later…

…and don’t forget some sleep mats for when the little ones eyes start to droop (or ask parents to byo)…

For a Destination Wedding – maybe a babysitter?

Use your contacts to find a reputable babysitter who, if you are at a destination wedding, can care for the kids in their own room/s.  Do this for your guests and they will be forever grateful!  Also, if you REALLY don’t want the kids at the reception, a contribution/paying for this cost could be a great way to encourage the parents to agree.

Caring for the really little ones (and their mums)

This is hard for everyone and can really distract guests during your ceremony.  Think about whether you have a special area set up for the youngest kids, and hire a nanny to ensure that they are well cared for.

Also, maybe a special area just for the really little ones – and maybe a nice lounge area for the breast feeding mums.  There is nothing worse than trying to breastfeed and feeling that you are “stuck away” in a drab room somewhere and not having the time to peacefully relax in a nice space.  Stock up a fridge inside the room with water and a few treats and the Mums will be forever grateful!

A kids’ snack box

Kids meal and snack times rarely coincide with wedding schedules.  Think about some healthy snacks and drinks for the kids and have them ready and on hand for during the ceremony and in the breaks between when food is served.  Avoid loud crinkly wrappers during the ceremony (and things that can spill easily or make sticky fingers) and ensure that it is all easy to get to – you’d hate a spillage to spoil your day!

Healthy Kids Food at Weddings
Healthy Kids Food at Weddings

The menu

Some parents insist that their kids eat the same menu as they do.  Others are keen for their kids to have their own “kids meals”.  Chat to the parents beforehand about their child’s favourite food and speak to your caterer about a menu which suits all their needs.  Not only will the parents thank you for being so considerate, the kids will be keen to eat their food (hence saving the caterers too)!

Entertainers

Hiring entertainers such as magicians, face painters and activity creaters (ie. canvas art, crafts), can be a great way to mix up your activities and keep the kids entertained.  Sure, it is an extra cost, but if there is a group of kids to keep amused it could be the best way!  We have also heard of hiring jumping castles and other inflatable activities and you would be amazed at how many “big” kids join in!

Have a special kids “time” for dancing

We really don’t want to lock the kids away during the whole reception, so a great way to involve them (and to get the dance-floor jumping!) is to have some fun competitions/dancing for the kids during breaks between courses.  Get the DJ/Band to strike up some old-favourite fun dances (ie. Nutbush, Macarena, Chicken Dance), but mix it up with some “dance with Mum/Dad/Grandma/Grandpa/Bridesmaid/Groomsman” dances with the kids to get everyone moving.  Again, make sure you have the camera handy – we adults know all the old favourites and it is time to pass on the traditions to the kids!

Outside games and activities

Don’t leave all the activities indoors – think about some outdoor fun activities/sports which can keep the kids happy between the ceremony and reception.  Everything from croquet, boules, quoits and hide and seek can be a great idea.  Nothing like a dose of fresh air to tire the kids out for some quiet time later on…

Other references (we just couldn’t fit everything in!)

We found a couple of other posts from other websites which may also inspire some activities too.  Check out:

http://offbeatbride.com/2011/04/wedding-activity-book

http://www.weddingideasmag.com/11-incredible-ways-to-entertain-children-at-weddings/

and for some food ideas:

http://www.lilsugar.com/Wedding-Food-Kids-22943617

So, we do hope the above is helpful in your wedding planning.

..and remember…  At La Maison Pacifique, we specialise in Wedding Accommodation for brides, grooms and families in Casuarina NSW – 1/2 way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW.  A great alternative to a 5-star resort accommodation and honeymoon choice (and yes the main bedroom has its own private wing)!

Happy wedding and happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

Would you like to book or find out more about us?

Check out our rates,

Look at our last minute accommodation specials or

Send us an enquiry now! 

You can also Contact us for more information or Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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Di Hendy
Property Consultant
La Maison Pacifique
Telephone – call +61 (0) 411 052 759
Mobile/Cell – call or text +61 (0) 411 052 759
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Don’t Be ‘That’ Person This Holiday Season

Don’t Be ‘That’ Person This Holiday Season

Don't Be 'That' Person This Holiday Season
Don’t Be ‘That’ Person This Holiday Season

Christmas is the busiest time of year for family holidays and you need some tips so that you don’t be “THAT” person this holiday season – with a chance that you may ruin the fun for others..

From travelers rushing to get home to share time, fun and festivities with friends and families to those who take the opportunity to take a vacation during the festive season, we’ve found a great article by cheapflights.com.

We’ve copied it here for you too:

Chestnuts are roasting on open fires, Jack Frost is probably nipping at your nose, and travelers across the world are getting ready to take to the skies for the holiday travel season. So, in the name of keeping this time of year jolly, Cheapflights.com has turned to the traveling public to find out what behaviors are sure to land you on the naughty flier traveler list.

A Cheapflights.com survey of 1,081 Americans focused on the good, the bad and the ugly of flying. And the ugliest are those quirks from others that irk us the most as passengers. What tops the list? Seat kicking! Just about 20% of Americans say having their seats kicked by fellow travelers is the most annoying thing that can happen during their travels. Having someone jab at your seat back is followed closely by talking loudly or incessantly, and letting children misbehave.

Here’s the full break down on the most annoying traveler behaviors:

  • Kick your seat (19.33%)
  • Talk loudly or incessantly (17.58%)
  • Let children misbehave (17.11%)
  • Put feet on your armrest/tray table/into your leg room (8.14%)
  • Carry on excessive amounts/oversized luggage (6.48%)
  • Recline his or her seat (6.01%)
  • Yank on your seat back (5.27%)

But even when faced with these travel faux pas, most fliers tend not to let their inner Scrooge come out: More than one third will often just seethe quietly and do nothing, while another third often decide not to let these behaviors bother them at all.

  • Seethe quietly and do nothing (34.90%)
  • Let it go/not be bothered (34.52%)
  • Confront the passenger directly (29.64%)
  • Retaliate subtly (e.g., recline back on the seat kicker) (18.57%)
  • Report the traveler to the flight attendant (14.54%)
  • Ask for a new seat (13.98%)
  • Rant on social media (9.29%)

To compare the good and the bad of flying, we also did a little digging into what were really the most common travel incidents, both fortunate and unfortunate. While some standard complaints, namely screaming children and long delays on the tarmac, did pop up for more than half of our respondents, there were more than 30% who reported having been upgraded and about one-quarter scoring free food and drinks, among other positive experiences. We even had some who had life-changing events, like meeting a future spouse or being inspired to invent a product or start a company.

Most common “unfortunate” travel moments

  • Screaming child (61.70%)
  • Long delay stuck on the tarmac (54.21%)
  • Lost luggage (41.35%)
  • Missed connection (35.34%)
  • Smelly fellow passenger (30.90%)
  • Snoring neighbor (22.02%)
  • Out of order entertainment system (18.04%)

Most common “fortunate” travel moments

  • Bumped to business or first class (31.36%)
  • Scored a free drink or meal (26.64%)
  • Got someone’s phone number (7.59%)
  • Joined the “mile-high club” (3.42%)
  • Secured a new job (1.85%)
  • Met a future spouse or significant other (1.67%)
  • Landed a new client (1.67%)
  • Been inspired to invent a product/start a company (1.67%)

“As the annual flux of holiday travelers gear up to take the air in the coming days and weeks, we all need to pack an extra dose of patience and consideration and be aware of how we impact those around us,” said Melisse Hinkle, site editor and travel expert at Cheapflights.com. “Travel is, to some degree, a team effort. We can work together to make or break the success of the trip for everyone. Being good travel companions can go a long way toward keeping the journey smooth and, at times, even rewarding.”

The weather outside may be frightful this holiday season, but be a good traveler (for goodness’ sake).

Follow Cheapflights on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cheapflights

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

Would you like to book or find out more about us?

Check out our rates,

Look at our last minute accommodation specials or

Send us an enquiry now! 

You can also Contact us for more information or Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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Di Hendy
Property Consultant
La Maison Pacifique
Telephone – call +61 (0) 411 052 759
Mobile/Cell – call or text +61 (0) 411 052 759
Email – contact info@lamaisonpacifique.com
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LinkedIn Group – join http://www.linkedin.com/groups/La-Maison-Pacifique-4634043
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Top things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds

Top things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds

Top things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds
Top things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds

Summer is coming – you can smell it – and you are keen to seek out the top things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds!  Well, we’re here to help.  Byron Bay is just a short 30 minute drive south from our beautiful La Maison Pacifique and with many local towns to explore along the way (Brunswick Heads, Bangalow, Pottsville, Cabarita Beach to name a few), we have done our own list of things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds.

So, get here fast and soak up the sun!

We’ve been inspired by the article “The Ten Best Local Secrets of Byron Bay”, (Graham Simmons, Australiantraveller.com) but added in a few comments, links and other information of our own.

Take the Cumbebin Wetlands Boardwalk

Just a ten minute walk from the Byron CBD, The Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary, at the corner of the market grounds in Byron Bay, is managed by the Byron Environment Centre on behalf of the Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary Trust. The sanctuary is a pristine area that captures some of Byron’s original environment and is just a ten minute walk from the Byron Bay CBD.

A boardwalk offers visitors a glimpse of this natural paradise and seats have recently been installed so you can enjoy the tranquility of this peaceful oasis in the heart of Byron Bay and is the perfect location for a picnic.  Our suggestion – pick up your lunch from the markets on market day and enjoy them in the peace and tranquility of the Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary.

The Local – The Rails

There is a great little music venue, bar and restaurant  – right on the old Railway Station in Byron Bay . It’s the only pub in Australia to have featured live music seven nights a week, for over 30 years.  The official name of the Railway Hotel in Byron Bay is “The Railway Friendly Bar” but the locals affectionately refer to it as “The Rails’. . .

It is located just back from the main road on Jonson street in central Byron Bay, beside the historic Byron Bay Railway Station and left of the Railway Park. It’s fascinating rustic decor and semi-out doors layout gives it a unique relaxed Aussie atmosphere and takes full advantage of the balmy Byron Bay weather.

It’s a distinctive funky little music bar that is instantly popular as a meeting place for travellers from all over the world when they arrive in Byron Bay, drawn by the legendary laid-back Byron lifestyle and glorious beaches …., but you’ll also rub shoulders with lots of quirky local characters, the occasional hippy and dedicated surfer downing a few beers…. and people from all walks of life enjoying the live entertainment that is featured 365 days per year.

Visit the famous Protestors Falls

When loggers clear-felled “The Big Scrub” of northern NSW for the valuable Australian Red Cedar tree from the mid-1800s right through to the banning of logging in 1982, the native Bundjalung people displaced from their traditional homelands retreated to the few remaining pockets of untouched rainforest. One of these pockets, a luxuriant swathe of Bangalow Palm forests and spectacular waterfalls, was a sacred place to the Widjabul clan, and is today known as Nightcap National Park. Its survival is largely due to the efforts of protestors (hence the name) who put a halt to logging operations along Terania Creek in 1979. The Falls are among Australia’s tallest and most spectacular, and lie along the outstanding Protestors Falls trail – an easy walk of about 1.5km return, partly along a boardwalk, which begins at the Terania Creek picnic area about 15km from the village of The Channon. Following heavy rains in 2008, the forest floor is a carpet of newly emerging Bangalow Palms. And the Falls themselves are scenic enough to justify any number of return visits.

The Food and Wine Trail

The Northern Rivers area is renowned for its plethora of beautiful food and wines, including many organic producers who pride themselves on offering the best their is.  The whole Northern Rivers area has a commitment to grow local, buy local and not only will you find many family stallholders on the roadside (with their honesty tins), but a range of growers passionate about their produce.

We’ve found a great little Food and Wine Trail to inspire your trip, but don’t forget we also have a range of other options for you in our previous blogs including:

For more information there is also this great article Eat The Northern Rivers.

Explore the Byron hinterland coffee-growing trail

Coffee, Byron Bay-style, takes on a quality all its own.  There are a plethora of local coffee producers with a keen focus on producing the best coffee in Australia.

Zentveld’s are the Australian Coffee Specialists, based on the family plantation in the hills behind Byron Bay.  Since 1993 they have been dedicated to producing the finest, most complex Australian coffee blends for cafes, restaurants and retailers. Their focus on quality and good taste is reflected in being Australia’s most awarded coffee company in the national coffee competition – The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show – with over 22 medals for their 100% Australian coffee during the years they entered.

Practicing real fair trade, Zentvelds proudly support our local growers with a true world premium price, and remain the largest purchaser of Australian estate coffee, roasted and presented as 100% Australian estate coffee.

Zentvelds regional coffee benefits from rich volcanic soil and plentiful moisture. The cool micro-climate of the NSW North Coast induces a slower ripening season, developing characteristic sweetness and naturally low caffeine, in their high quality arabica coffee. All beans are naturally pesticide & GM free. Zentvelds coffee is vacuum packed, within 24 hours of roasting, into customised bags with a one-way degassing valve for maximum freshness and shelf life.

With environmental sustainability in mind, one fifth of Zentveld’s plantation is dedicated to local rainforest species, creating a wildlife corridor and creekline regeneration. All their coffee crop by-product becomes compost to feed both trees and soil and they have a range of long standing minimal water usage and recycling initiatives.

Other local coffee producers include:

More details on the coffee producers and industry are available here

Go kayaking in Belongil Creek

The Belongil precinct is home to some of Byron’s top beachside dwellings, the ambience of which is disturbed only by frequent disagreements with the local council over residents’ rights to build sea-walls to protect their valuable properties. But there’s one place not subject to tidal or political erosion: Belongil Creek (or, more properly, Belongil Estuary). You can launch a kayak near the Belongil Beach Resort and kayak a few kilometres inland (depending on tides), past scenic wetlands and through rural landholdings that, funnily enough, still exist in today’s holidaymaker-fixated Byron Bay.

Discover Arakwal National Park

Arakwal, one of the newest national parks in NSW, was opened and dedicated by Arakwal tribal elders in 2001. The easiest access is via Ironbark Avenue – take Bangalow Rd towards Ballina, then turn left into Ironbark about two klicks south of the Byron Bay CBD. A walk through pristine bushland leads past a sandblow (veer hard left, or you’ll lose the track) to Tallow Beach. Exercise care if swimming at Tallows, as the beach is unpatrolled and subject to dangerous rips and undercurrents. Opposite the golf course, a bike path also leads through the Arakwal wetlands to another section of Tallow Beach. The wetlands here are at their most scenic after heavy rains.

Dine fresh at the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market

Organic sourdough breads; Bangalow farm cheeses; organic veggies; pecan nuts from the Nimbin Valley; Dunoon macadamias; Tweed Valley beef; fresh Brunswick River whiting and prawns; these local delicacies and more are on sale every Thursday morning at the Farmers’ Market on the Butler St Reserve. Official hours are 8-11am, but locals get there from 6:30am onwards, with onsite coffee stalls making the gathering something of a social event. The only downside is that high stall rents tend to force up prices; so for cheaper produce you may prefer to shop at the fruit stand outside the caravan park on Ballina Road (opposite Byron Bay Golf Course).

“It’s the unique mix of natural and cultural environment that draws people here. There aren’t many other places on earth that enjoy such assets.”

Don’t forget that many of the local towns hold markets too – the market scene is thriving in Byron Bay and the whole Northern Rivers area has a market almost every day!

Browse the funky antique shops of Bangalow

Bangalow could be light years away from Byron Bay, its proximity (just 7km) to Byron notwithstanding. The scenic Old Bangalow Rd winds up through the hills behind Byron Bay, twisting and turning upon itself like an itchy snake. Drivers have to be super-careful to avoid gawking at the spectacular scenery to the detriment of their road-handling capabilities.

By contrast with Byron Bay, Bangalow seems quieter than a country cousin on Serapax – except, that is, on market days Thursdays and Saturdays, when bumper-to-bumper traffic clogs the narrow streets. On all other days, the visitor has free rein to browse, graze and check out the many antique shops and cafés that make Bangalow just a cut above its brash lowland neighbour.

Take time to peruse the eclectic merchandise of the Wax Jambu Emporium, the clothing at Don’t Tell Mama, or the fine “Antiques for the People” at Mostly Mao. The Bangalow Historical Museum is also well worth a visit. Later, adjourn for a coffee at the Utopia Espresso Bar, which delivers a super-charged brew made from its own special blend of Zentveld’s.

Get a surf lesson from the experts

Surfing legend Rusty Miller, who moved to Byron from California in the ’70s, has been publishing the avant-garde Byron Guide for more than two decades. “It’s the unique mix of natural and cultural environment that draws people here,” he says. “There aren’t many other places on earth that enjoy such assets.”

Even those with only a few days to spend in Byron are invariably mesmerised by the beauty of the place. The beaches are outstanding – for starters, try surfers’ favourites Watego’s Beach or The Pass – but for sheer quietude, you can’t beat the ambience of Broken Head Beach.

Traveling north though is our favourite surfing spot at Kingscliff.  Josh Fuller – former pro surfer and owner of in2surf is great fun and we also enjoy the many watersports activities offered by the Watersports Guru.   Another great option is the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre for your surf classes.  Other great beaches (that we love – and that are near us) include:

Go bargain shopping at the Arts and Industry Park

The Byron Bay Arts & Industry Park is located off Ewingsdale Road on the north/western perimeter of the town. It’s a hotch-potch of retail outlets, workshops, studios and exhibition spaces.  All manner of artists, artisans, craftspeople and manufacturers work here, and it’s worth a trip to find a special bargain or a unique handcrafted item. There’s also an IGA supermarket, newsagent, bottle shop, bakery and florist at the small shopping precinct in Bayshore Drive.

Some of the exciting shops and factory outlets you’ll find here include clothing, bedding, linen, babywear, bicycles, art supplies, recycled clothes, garden furniture and ornaments, leatherwork, metalwork, glass blowing and etching, picture framing, surfboards, surfing gear, pets and pet supplies, jewellery, furniture and antiques.

You can follow the Artists Trail around the park which has been created to give visitors a glimpse into this unique environment and an opportunity to purchase a one-off work of art directly from the source. These include glass paintings, sculpture, fashion design, jewellery and a host of others as well.

…and after all this activity you will need a rest!…

..and that is where we come in!  There is just so much to do in the local Byron Bay area that even a week won’t be enough time to cover it all.  And we haven’t even touched on what you can do on the nearby Gold Coast!  What better excuse then to book a luxury resort-style beachfront holiday home for your next getaway? Available for weekends or weekly stays, at La Maison Pacifique we can sleep up to 10 people – often at a price that will surprise.  With a master bedroom “wing” there is plenty of separation between the adults (and other adults/kids)…  We’re ready and waiting to take your booking (and you can pay by credit card too!).

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

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Travel Tips – How to avoid mistakes on flights

Travel Tips - How to Avoid Mistakes on Flights
Travel Tips – How to Avoid Mistakes on Flights

Travel Tips – How to Avoid Mistakes on Flights

Your bags are packed and you are ready to go!  You’ve made the airport on time and all that is left to do is board that flight for your long awaited holiday in the sun.  But wait, have you done everything you can think of to start your holiday well?  Here are some great travel tips – how to avoid mistakes on flights..

 

We’ve found this great article Eight In-Flight Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Trip by Christine Sarkis.  We’ve changed the headings a little, and the text is a little US-centric, but the tips are great and can all mean that you will arrive in your destination as happy and healthy as you can be – and ready to start your long-awaited holiday straight away!

What you do (and don’t do) on a plane can make or break the trip to come. Seemingly innocuous activities can set you up for exhaustion, illness, and jet lag — all total vacation killers. Here are eight ways you might be ruining your vacation even before you land, plus tips for beating the odds and arriving primed to squeeze every last fabulous drop out of your travels.

The thing about alcohol…

A glass of wine with dinner on an international flight? Reasonable (especially if you’re also drinking a healthy amount of water). Three vodka tonics in quick succession on a cross-country flight? Recipe for regret. Both air travel and alcohol are dehydrating, and dehydration is a major contributor to jet lag (and hangover) symptoms. Alcohol also drives up your body temperature, which can actually make it more difficult to sleep in-flight. So to avoid ruining a trip before it’s even begun, wait until you’ve arrived before indulging in those celebratory rounds.

Related: Eight Perks That Are Still Free on Your Flight

The Statue

Sitting in an airplane seat is hard on your body. If you’re not moving and stretching at regular intervals in-flight, you’re putting yourself at risk. Opt to remain in your seat for hours at a time and you’ll likely arrive with the aches and pains of tight muscles. More seriously, people who sit still for long periods have a higher likelihood of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which a blood clot forms, usually in the leg. DVT causes leg pain, but the real concern is that part of the clot could break off and flow to the heart or brain, causing severe injury or death. In its DVT pamphlet for travelers, the FAA advises airline passengers to increase leg-muscle activity while flying by walking around in the cabin or exercising lower legs and ankles from a seated position.

Related: In-Flight Exercises That Aren’t Totally Embarrassing

Mix it up

Sure, your main goal on long-haul flights is usually to simply pass the time, but your number-one priority should be to maximize vacation time by preparing your body for the trip to come. For that reason, we don’t recommend simply settling in for an epic movie marathon or reading an entire book in one sitting. Rather, make time for stretching and napping, both body-benefitting activities that help ward off everything from stiff muscles and DVT to jet lag. Before you take off, set your watch for your destination and let that time zone loosely guide your activities. Try to sleep during your destination’s nighttime (cabins are often dimmed accordingly). And since well-rested travelers acclimate faster, it’s a good idea to attempt a few catnaps even if your entire flight time occurs during your destination’s daytime. You can always watch movies between snoozes.

Related: How to Survive a Red-Eye Flight

An ocean of water

Pair the dry air of an airplane cabin with the tiny cups of liquid occasionally doled out by flight attendants and you’re well on the road to in-flight dehydration. Unfortunately, the effects of even mild dehydration can stick with you long after you land. Mild discomforts like dry skin and itchy eyes usually fade within a day or two, as long as you’re diligent about drinking enough water once you arrive. The bigger problem for most people is that dehydration worsens the symptoms of jet lag—fatigue, sleep problems, irritability, and nausea chief among them. To combat the drying effects of flying, bring your own water onboard and be sure to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your flight.

Related: Seven Foods You Should Eat Before Flying

Fast food – reaction can be furious!

Airport concourses are lined with unhealthy eating options engineered to tempt fatigued flyers with the promise of salty, greasy comfort food. Onboard, candy and salty snacks are sometimes the only offerings. It’s a bleak landscape of on-the-fly eating and one that can lead to dehydration, jet bloat (pressurization causes cabin air to expand inside and outside your body), and digestive problems that can dog you for days after arrival. Seek out healthier snacks and meals (or bring your own from home) and you won’t kick off your vacation with a junk-food hangover.

Related: 10 Healthy Snacks You Can Buy at the Airport

Everybody loves good neighbours

Most of the time, you can’t choose who you end up next to on a plane. But if your seatmate turns out to be the poor soul with a massive bag of cold medicines and a tray table littered with used tissues, it’s probably worth your time to attempt a seat switch. Here’s what we recommend: Get up and discreetly ask a flight attendant if there’s a free seat somewhere else on the plane, mentioning your reason for wanting to change.

If you’re stuck with your assigned seat, be sure to wash your hands often, not to touch your face, and to position your air vent slightly in front of your face to try and deflect some of the germs your seatmate is so generously sharing with you.

Related: Five Simple Tips for Staying Flu-Free on Vacation

The Zzzzs

A popular practice among junk-science enthusiasts, staying up all night before your flight to confuse your internal clock and fight jet lag mostly just makes you more tired and prone to illness and stress. And that sets a bad tone for any trip. Instead of pulling an all-nighter, aim for good sleep before your trip and use the flight time to ease yourself into the destination’s time zone by sleeping and waking according to the clock where you’ll land.

Related: 11 Secret Natural Cures for Travel Ailments

Eeww…  The germs are where?

Even if you’re not sitting next to someone who is obviously ill, there’s still a good chance that germs from passengers past are lurking in the cabin. Bathroom door handles, arm rests, tray tables, seat-back pockets, and seat-back screen controllers are among the surfaces that get dirty fastest and might not be properly disinfected between flights. Shared airplane blankets and pillows, especially those not sealed in plastic when you board, also tend to be germ factories. Since nothing ruins a vacation faster than coming down with a cold or the flu, it’s key to be vigilant against germy surfaces when you fly. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. (Have mixed feelings about hand sanitizer? The New Yorker recently ran a great story about it.)

Related: The 10 Germiest Places You Encounter While Traveling

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

Would you like to book or find out more about us?

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Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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Top Things to do in Mt Tamborine

Top things to do in Mt Tamborine

Top things to do in Mt Tamborine
Top things to do in Mt Tamborine

We are always looking for some great reviews and information on the best places to visit in our Northern Rivers Region and this time we have come up with the Top things to do in Mt Tamborine.  From Casuarina, we are heading north and a little west – into the beautiful, majestic and sumptuous Gold Coast Hinterland to the quaint and peaceful Tamborine Mountain region.  With its close proximity to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and our own Northern Rivers area, Mt Tamborine is great for a day trip from our beaches at Casuarina and a perfect compliment to your beach holiday.  Mt Tamborine is an easy one-hour drive from Casuarina NSW via the M1 motorway or take the scenic route via Springbrook and Advancetown Lake (2 hours).

We found this fantastic blog on Queensland Blog “the Official Blog for Holidays in Queensland”, authored by Hannah Statham.  Read on for all the details and wonderful information… (oh and we can’t resist updating some of the links and adding in a few comments of our own :-))  (Note: The original article wording is in italics)

Gary Poole knows Mt Tamborine better than most. As the owner of The Escarpment Retreat & Day Spa, he loves to help visitors experience the mountain as a local, and here he reveals his top tips.

Best coffee
As a coffee snob, I have to say the best brew on the mountain is at the Spice of Life Café and Deli, serving up an organic blend in the heart of North Tamborine. Locals also love the Mt Tamborine Coffee Plantation, where the organic beans are grown, picked and roasted on the mountain just behind their shop.

The Mount Tamborine Coffee Plantation is a small family owned and operated boutique coffee plantation and roastery specialising in producing high quality gourmet coffee. They are located approximately 40 kilometres west of the world famous Gold Coast Beaches, high on the fertile plateau of Mount Tamborine.  Their plants have been selected from the world’s finest stock. The rich volcanic soil, pure mountain water and high altitude (550 metres above sea level), combined with their organic growing principles, make their beans some of the most sought after in Australia and the world.  All their handpicked beans are processed and roasted on site to ensure uncompromising quality and their products are available in whole beans or ground and custom roasts are available on request.

Favourite dinner spot
The Old Church is off the tourist track and you’ll sit among locals who return to this restaurant for its sumptuous menu and degustation options. In winter you can sit around a roaring fire, sipping wine, and enjoying winter warmers like slow roasted five spiced duck and sticky date pudding.

For something less formal, Deli Vino is where I’d go. Located at the start of North Tamborine in the commercial centre, it’s the perfect spot for a casual lunch, afternoon tapas over a few vinos or a cosy dinner for two with its European-style menu. Breakfast fiends should note their eggs benedict is sensational too.

Top spots for a tipple
With eight wineries, two breweries and one distillery condensed into eight-kilometres, you’re spoilt for choice on Mt Tamborine. My recommendation is the Witches Falls Winery – where both the red and white are full bodied and fresh but won’t break the bank.

Must-do activity
I’d recommend starting your diet after any visit to the mountain. Mt Tamborine is famous for three things: alcohol, cheese and fudge, and no trip is complete without sampling all three.

Depending on your choice of tipple – you can visit the amazing Tamborine Mountain Distillery. Owner Michael has a range of 50 different liquors, and has 150 (now 260+) international awards on his mantelpiece – including awards for his Vodka in Russia and his Limoncello in Italy.

Beer drinkers can taste test a range of eight designer beers at Mt Tamborine Brewery, crafted by their own brew master and using ancient recipes dating back hundreds of years.  With its open and easy atmosphere and stunning views of Mt Tamborine, the MT Brewery is the perfect place for relaxing and catching up with friends and family.

For cheese, visit the Witches Chase Cheese factory where you can watch expert cheese masters at work. Their signature blend is the Tambembert – a rich, creamy Camembert with a special Mt Tamborine twist.

Granny Macs Mt Tamborine
Granny Macs Mt Tamborine

As for fudge, there’s one true fudge guru on the mountain – Mandy Ffrench – and her shop, Granny Macs, serves a variety of sweet treats.

Favourite way to spend a Sunday
Try to coincide your visit with one of Mt Tamborine’s local monthly markets. The Showgrounds Market  is on the second Sunday of the month and is full of arts, crafts, music, kids rides and local fudge. The School Market is on the last Sunday of the month and is more about bric-a-brac, antiques, plants, and second-hand books.

Other Sunday Markets at Mt Tamborine

  • The Green Shed Produce Markets – Held every Sunday (7.00am-12.00pm), located at The Showground, 386-398 Main Western Rd, Mount Tamborine, Queensland, is the local market for fresh fruit & vegetables, and is open every Sunday from 7.00am to noon. We also sell flowers, honey, nuts, herbs and plants….
  • Tamborine Mountain School Markets – Held on the last Sunday of each month (8.00am – 2.00pm), the ‘Markets on the Mountain’ is sponsored by the local State School on land at the corner of Curtis and Long Road. Renowned for some of the best burgers in town, here you can enjoy a walking breakfast with pancakes….

Combine this with a wander along one of the many national parks walking trails – my pick is Curtis Falls – and you’ll have a perfect Sunday on your hands.

Other great walks

Macdonald Rainforest Circuit – 1.4km circuit (Allow 30 minutes) Easy grade. This relatively flat track passes through rainforest with large strangler figs, piccabeen palm groves and tall trees festooned with vines and ferns. The track is ideal for birdwatchers and visitors seeking a quiet rainforest walk away from road noise and large numbers of people.

Tamborine Mountain Skywalk – ia magical setting of 30 private acres of magnificent rainforest alongside a kilometre of tumbling creek and rockpools, Skywalk offers a new eco-adventure exploring the beautiful rainforest in a different way. Discover rainforest canopies and breath-taking flora and fauna along The Walk

Best free activity
One of the best things to do on the mountain is to watch the sun set at The Knoll National Park. ‘Knoll Park’ is just a short drive out of town, and the road conveniently passes the IGA so you can stock up on dips and crackers to supply your evening picnic.

Most romantic spot
I’d recommend sitting out on the western edge (where the hang gliders take off during the day) to watch the setting sun over the majestic landscape.

If money is no object…
I’d go for a balloon ride over the mountain to see this wonderland from above. Take it from me, the views are heavenly.

Family owned, Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim flies every day. Their hot air balloon take-offs are so gentle, that quite often our passengers don’t realize the balloons have lifted off. See the horizon expand and breathe in all the mountain fresh air as everyone has a “window” seat in our wicker baskets!

Thunderbird Park QLD
Thunderbird Park QLD http://www.thunderbirdpark.com.au

A family day out – Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park’s range of onsite adventure activities adds to the fun. Fossick for gemstone-filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Find treasure and meet Rockodile, Thunderbird Park’s rock expert. Take excitement to the top at Tree Top Challenge (formerly known as Adventure Parc), Australia’s longest and highest adventure ropes course. Climb cable ladders, balance on rope bridges, catch a flying fox, crawl through tunnels, maneuver on suspended trunks or jump from great heights. Go horse trail riding, bush walking or play laser skirmish in an outstanding rainforest battlefield, themed with an authentic Kokoda village.

Tours to Mt Tamborine

If your preference is to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving, there are some Tamborine Mountain day tours available too…

We hope you have found this informative and that you will have a great time visiting the wonderful scenery, delights and friendly people in Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

Would you like to book or find out more about us?

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