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Australian Tourism Awards - Adelaide

It has been an exciting start to 2015.  In April we headed off to Adelaide to represent Western Australia in the Australian Tourism Awards in the Hosted Accommodation Category.  We didn't win on the night but it was certainly an honour to be there as Finalists.  We stayed a couple of extra days to relax and enjoy Adelaide.  We love Rundle Street Mall and our suitcases were a little overweight on the way home.  The flight to Adelaide was a lot of fun, with the QANTAS crew treating us like royalty.
 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

HideAway Haven received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the 4th year in a row.
This prestigious award, which places us in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, was awarded to HideAway Haven because we consistently earn high ratings from our TripAdvisor guests who review us on Trip Advisor.

A huge thank you to all our guests who took the time to share their thoughts and experience on Trip Advisor.  If you were one of our many happy guests and would still like to write a review, we would really appreciate it.  If we are awarded another certificate next year it will place us into the 'Hall of Fame'.  Click HERE to write your review

2015 Telstra Business Awards
We have been named as finalists in the 2015 Telstra Business Awards in both the Micro Business and Regional Business Categories.  We are really excited to be named among so many prestigious businesses.  

Telstra business group managing director Will Irving said the awards reward innovation and celebrate the “unwavering passion” of Australia’s small and medium businesses.

“They have poured their savings into a dream of independence and doing what they love in their own way — and they are doing it exceptionally well,” he said.

The winners will be announced on 7 July, 2015 during a Gala Dinner at the Crown.  Please send us your best wishes. Messages of support can be sent to Telstra  http://finalists.telstrabusinessawards.com/event/ . These messages will be shown on the big screen during the evening.

HideAway Haven Fundraising Efforts

At HideAway Haven we love being able to support and encourage others to follow their dreams. Nicola at iSail360 is going to sail around the world as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. We hosted a 3 course Italian dinner and a Waffle and Bubbles breakfast. We auctioned seats at the table to the highest bidders to raise funds. In total we raised $1,500.00 to help Nicola on her way. Click on each of the photos to read more.

  

Pay it Forward

De'arn, Clare, Tara and Narelle are 4 beautiful sisters. Clare has 4th stage breast cancer and one item on her bucket list was creating special memories with her siblings (sadly her brother was not able to be with them.) Clare has been tireless raising money for fourth stage breast cancer research.  You can read her story  HERE. Click HERE to see more photos of the special two nights the sisters stayed with us, creating some very special and precious memories.  With 21 children between the four of them it did take some planning and organising to spend some time together.  We feel blessed that we were able to part of this.
A huge THANK YOU to Oyster Harbour Store for their dinner, Beauty at Saltacious for salt therapy, make up, pedicures and manicures and for giving Clare eyelashes again, Southern Ocean Sailing for a Twilight Cruise and to capture the special memories Lata Photography for the photo shoot. HideAway Haven  hosted these beautiful sisters for two nights and served them an Italian dinner.

Anniversary Dinner
We celebrated our anniversary with a special lunch at Pepper and Salt in Denmark.  Silas is an amazing chef and we were very spoiled with amazing service and food.  Pepper and Salt is a place not to be missed when you are in our region.

                 

Our Evening Meals

Our Italian Pasta dish 'Pasta alle Felice' has become very popular. 'Better than Jamie Oliver' 'Full of Fresh Flavours' are some of the guests comments.  If you want to enjoy a meal on arrival or during your stay, please order prior to your arrival.  No need to drive and find a restaurant.   Soup is also available daily. Cheese Board with local market cheeses. We offer local red and white wine or bubbly with dinner.

Sammie Jo
Sammie Jo is growing up way too fast.  She is such a sweetheart and brings smiles and joy to so many of our guests.  She loves it when guests feed her treats.  She continues to write in her diary, so if you want to keep up to date with her antics the link is HERE. Her favourite time of the day is falling asleep on her Mummy's lap at night, before being tucked safely in her bed at night.

 

What's on in Albany
 

Harbourside Concert Series 18 June - 30 July 2015 Showing at: Albany Entertainment CentreBUY TICKETS

Presented by Bendigo Bank Albany Branch

Now in its fifth year, the popular Harbourside Concert Series encapsulates amazing musical talent, stunning water views, award-winning food and wine and state of the art sound. 

Every Thursday evening the Albany Entertainment Centre's harbourside foyer will transform into an intimate acoustic music venue.

Soak up the atmosphere and sample the tasty tapas style menu created by our Head Chef Brandon Barrowcliff, or indulge with sweet treats made in-house. Sip on premium Naked Bean coffee, or relax with a glass of wine or beer in Albany’s most amazing venue.

Snacks, food and bar service available from 6.30pm until late.

mong magnificent trees, overlooking the harbour and protected by the Torndirrup National Park, Susan is free to immerse herself in in the magic of the perfection that surrounds her.

"Taking the inspiration into the studio to create my response to the overwhelming sense of oneness with the divine design."
 

WARAKURNA: ALL THE STORIES GOT INTO OUR MINDS AND EYES  
6 June to 23 August at the Albany Museum


Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is an exhibition of contemporary works that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna.


These paintings combine familiar Western Desert symbols and dots with a more figurative style to re-create scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories. The works are the creative vision of a group of artists including Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, Jean Inyalanka Burke and Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett.

The Whales Are Back
Why not book a SailAway at HideAway package and enjoy the whales with John.


HIDDEN TREASURES GREAT SOUTHERN BLOOM FESTIVAL

The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern will be hosting its fifth Bloom Festival this year.

The Great Southern blooms at this time of year with a huge array of treasures hiding in the bush and reserves such as rare spider orchids, cowslips and donkey orchids. 

Grab a festival program from your local visitors centre or online and choose from over 40 events happening during September and October, and plan your trip through the Great Southern discovering treasures at every bend in the road.

  • Dates

    11 Sep 2015 - 12 Oct 2015

  • Numerous venues through out the Great Southern Region,

    For more information please visit their website  http://www.hiddentreasures.com.au/

    Till next time


    Becki and Maggie

     

 
 
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