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Travel guide New South Wales for Pet friendly


Review - Old Bara Guesthouse
By Penny Parsons

Old Bara Road via Mudgee New South Wales You feel as though you are the only people around - there is no sign of other houses, just paddocks and grazing cattle, which gives an amazing sense of peace and quiet. There are wonderful views of the Mudgee hills and the property. Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding ambience and cleanliness    What makes Old Bara different? The sense of peace and seclusion makes this a very relaxing place. It feels as though you are living on your own farm and the feeling of privacy is very relaxing. The house is set in 1300 acres and there is plenty of wildlife, including kangaroos, wombats and hares. Accommodation overview Old Bara has four bedrooms, two have queen-size beds, one has a double bed and t... Read more

Review - Seabreeze Thirroul
By Susie Moore

2/16 Bath Street Thirroul, Illawarra Region NSW This is a modern, clean and fresh two-bedroom apartment, perfectly located between the beach and the town. Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding cleanliness What makes Seabreeze different? This clean and bright apartment has everything you need for a seaside holiday and being self-contained, it means that you can choose to browse the local shops and self-cater, or sample the delights of the eateries in the town. Accommodation overview There are two bedrooms, one has a queen-size bed and the other has a double bed. There is room for extra guests, with the sofa sleeping one and there is also a single folding bed that can be used, if necessary. The bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space and lovely li... Read more

Review - Jellore Cottage
By Hannah Kothe

Best pet-friendly holiday accommodation: Jellore Cottage, Berrima, New South Wales Jellore Cottage is the winner of TakeABreak 2008 National Award for best pet-friendly accommodation and is the perfect pet-friendly destination; a charming self-contained heritage listed 1860s colonial cottage in the idyllic town of Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The cottage captures the romance of a bygone era while providing all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay for you and your pet. The town of Berrima was established in 1831 and remains as the only example of an existing and largely preserved Australian Georgian colonial town. Located in a picturesque valley on a bend of the Wingecarribee River, Berrima is comfortable drive from several major centres (Sydney: 125km, 80m... Read more

Review - Blue Moon
By Myrna Smith

18 Killcare Road Killcare Central Coast NSW Blue Moon on New South Wales’s Central Coast is a great retreat only one minute from the beach and close to the shops. Come and enjoy this beautiful cottage. Overall rating?           Excellent What makes Blue Moon different? This cottage in charming Killcare is a great escape from the city. There is so much to do with the nearby beach, national park, shops and more. Robyn makes you feel very well looked after and the house is beautifully prepared, the only thing you need to do is relax.   Accommodation overview This wonderful three bedroom cottage sleeps up to seven people. The upstairs area is a huge open plan expanse with large windows looking out to the view and access to th... Read more

Travelling with Teens
Australia
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

Active seniors, action-packed holidays
By Penny Parsons

Need to get away but want to make sure the access, activities, attractions and facilities where you are going meet your needs? Not to mention finding a great deal!   Reports that we are all living longer and most of us are getting about more freely than our parents could at our age (yippee!). The great news is that we are taking advantage of our good health and traveling more, and for longer. For some of us this is thanks to a financial boost from our compulsory superannuation funds. Better health and more money give us the flexibility to keep on having fun and lets hope it stays that way!   According to the National Visitor Survey conducted by the Bureau of Tourism Research, “The increase mobility and longevity of senior Australians and the financial boost of pay-outs ... Read more

Don’t let kids have all the fun, pets can holiday too!
By Penny Parsons

Need to get away but can’t bear leaving your ‘best friend’ home alone? Not to mention finding someone to look after them, and then the long face they pull when you all pile into the car.   According to the RSPCA, “Australia has the highest incidence of pet ownership in the world with pets being owned in more than 66% of households.” The Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS), says that pets are a normal part of childhood for over 83% of Australians. “You only need to see a child’s face light up when they’re with their pet, to understand the important role pets play in a child’s life” says Ms Denise Humphries, Consultant to PIAS.   14% of us always travel with our ‘best friends’, according PIAS. ... Read more

Need to get away
Australia
By Penny Parsons

Do you just need a break from the hum drum of every day life? Escape from the city, for a weekend, or a longer getaway! The average Australian takes holidays twice a year, and most often we travel with families and friends, including children, according to recent research commissioned by Take A Break Away. Australian holidaymakers most often choose to stay in self-contained accommodation, either an apartment or a house, followed closely by bed and breakfast properties and guesthouses. It seems we like access to self-catering facilities so we can do our own thing, relax and fire up the barbeque. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions How do we decide where to go? We look at location and availability, as well as personal recommendations from friends and relatives. More and more we are using the... Read more

Going on Holiday? Take your 'best friend' too!
Australia
By Penny Parsons

Need to get away but don’t want to leave your ‘best friend’ home alone? Getting away and taking your pet with you used to be difficult, but there is an increasingly large selection of holiday accommodation available for people with pets. Not limited to budget accommodation, caravan parks and camping grounds, you can find luxury accommodation too. Just make sure you book well ahead. Whilst a range of pet friendly holiday properties are available, it pays to contact the operator to check on the range of pets that they accept (is it just dogs or do they accept cats and horses too?), the facilities and shelter they offer. Will your pet be allowed indoors? What do you need to bring in the way of toys, bedding, litter disposal and meal dishes? Avoid disappointment by making c... Read more

Eden - A Whale of a Time
By Penny Parsons

Eden has been the home of whales since early Australian settlement, starting with a land based whaling facility that saw the capture and killing of the Southern Right Whale throughout the early and mid 1800’s. From whale slaughter to whale watching, Eden is now home to a large whale watching industry. Each Spring, from late September through to November, the rare Southern Right and Humpback Whales pause to feed offshore on their way south to cooler Antarctic waters. Photograph: Hamilton Lund, Courtesy of Tourism New South Wales Whilst the whaling industry was abandoned in the early 1900’s, Eden’s Killer Whale Museum provides a fascinating history of the industry and the Killer Whales (Orcas) that helped the whalers catch their prey. Things to See and Do The Killer W... Read more

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