HideAway Haven
Small Award Winning Business challenges the Health Department and WINS!!
In October last year the State Health Department closed our Jacuzzi.  They claimed it did not meet the Rules and Regulations under the Aquatic Facility Regulations.  One of the major issues was that we used Ozone as our water purifier and not chlorine.  After a 4 year battle to obtain a permit to operate and a compliance certificate for our Jacuzzi, we recently received the incredible news that we have been granted an exemption from the Aquatic Facilities Regulations, which means we can re-open our Jacuzzi.  
We are thrilled that we were able to successfully challenge the Regulation regarding using Ozone water and hope that this challenge will ensure that the Department will now consider Ozone as a purifier in the future.  If you would like to know the benefits of OZONE and why we were so keen to continue to use it please click HERE.  Of course being de regulated does give us the extra responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all our guests, hence we have needed to document instructions for the correct use of our Jacuzzi.

Busy times at HideAway Haven

We have been extremely busy and have loved meeting all of you and introducing you to the experience that is HideAway Haven.  If you have stayed with us and have written us one of our wonderful Trip Advisor reviews, THANK YOU so much. TripAdvisor is the biggest travel reviews website in the world. If you haven't but have been thinking about about telling our prospective guests what they could experience if they stayed with us, here is the link to our property.  Click HERE.  If writing English is not easy for you, please write one in your own language, there are a lot of people from your homeland, who would love to read a review in their own language.

Sammie Jo

Sammie Jo continues to bring joy and excitement to our many guests.  They love watching her from their room as she grazes below them and enjoy giving her a cuddle before they leave.  She is becoming the most photographed kangaroo in Australia.  If you want to keep up with how she is doing and her mishaps please visit Sammie Jo's Diary.


We receive a lot of requests to some of our special breakfasts, esp. our gluten free ones.  We have a new page on our web site Recipes where will post recipes as requested.  Use the search option to find the relevant recipes.
Why not try this loctose free breakfast during the winter months.  Prepare the night before and then just sear in the pan, top with your favourite fruit and some maple syrup.  So good.  Pan Seared Oatmeal

Porongurup Food and Wine Festival

Every year at this festival Maggie participates in the Wok Off.  Contestants are given secret ingredients, one wok and 30 mins to create a dish to impress the judges.  The judges this year were Don Hancey and Adam Liaw and the ingredients were pork (choice of belly, mince or fillet) avocados and sheep's yoghurt.
Maggie was equal first place with her dish of Mexican Pork Belly with spicy Black Beans served with salsa, guacamole and yoghurt with home made sweet chilli sauce served on soft tortillas and topped with lettuce and coriander.


Easter in Albany

04 Apr 2015

Festival of the Sea

The Festival of the Sea is a fun-filled family day held on Easter Saturday at the Duyfken Boatshed in Albany. Local musicians accompany you as you taste local seafood delicacies prepared from the pristine waters whilst sipping on locally produced beverages.

Take in the local boat building skills of the amateur competitors and enjoy the fun of the race as the builders test out their creations. Enjoy the gourmet delights cooked up by the celebrity cook with produce sourced from local waters and gardens

For more information see the web site.

Denmark Markets

First established in 1981 the Denmark Arts Markets have become a showcase for Denmark's craftspeople, entertainers and arts community. Held only four times a year it now attracts a great array of stalls and provides free entertainment to over 12,000 visitors each year. The over 100 stalls are an essential part of the Market Day, with handcrafted and innovative designs encouraged. There are also fresh produce, hot food, coffee, teas, ice cream and information stalls. 

The Denmark Arts Markets are held on the banks of the Denmark River in Berridge Park from 10am - 4pm.
For a program of events please visit their webpage  Denmark Markets

ANZAC Centenary Memorial Concert

23 April 2015 Showing at: Albany Entertainment CentreBUY TICKETS

Presented by City of Albany Band and Albany Sinfonia

The City of Albany Band and the Albany Sinfonia are proud to perform a community concert to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, featuring music from the First World War era.

It will be specifically directed towards recognition of Anzac history, and will feature items that are particularly relevant to Australia. Arrangements of such music are available for both brass band and orchestral presentation.

The performance will also feature the projection of images and videos that will depict appropriate wartime events from WW1.

Anzac Day 2015 Program of Events

Commemorative Events

Combined Schools Centenary of Anzac Service & Parade 24.4.15 York Street, Albany School children of Albany and the surrounding region will participate in a schools parade down York Street, finishing with a service in Anzac Peace Park. 10.00am onward
Kapyong Day 24.4.15 Albany War Memorial Memorial service to remember the battle of Kapyong, which took place in April 1951 in South Korea. This battle came to be the most significant for Australian troops in Korea. 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Dawn Service 25.4.15 Desert Mounted Corp Memorial Traditional Dawn Service on Mt Clarence. Albany claims to have held the first “Official Dawn Service” led by Padre White in Albany, Western Australia in 1930. At the completion the service he led the congregation to the top of Mt Clarence where they watched the boat man lay a wreath at the entrance of the harbour where it would drift out into King George Sound. Padre White would then make the sign of the cross and pray aloud; “As the sun riseth and goeth down, we will remember them” Amen. When he entered the details of the service in the church register he wrote ‘First Dawn Service held in Australia.’ This record is preserved by the church. 03.00am - 06.30am
Gunfire Breakfast 25.4.15 Albany Entertainment Centre A traditional gunfire breakfast at the doorsteps of the Albany Entertainment Centre - by coin donation to the RSL following the Dawn Service. 06.00am - 08.30am
Anzac Day Parade 25.4.15 York Street, Albany Traditional RSL Parade along York Street in Albany 10.00am onward
Anzac Day Memorial Service 25.4.15 Anzac Peace Park Traditional RSL memorial service at Anzac Peace Park, Albany 10.30am onward

For more information please go to the Anzac Albany page.

Sleeping Beauty: Moscow Ballet La Classique

4 May 2015 Showing at: Albany Entertainment CentreBUY TICKETS

Presented by Grand International Concerts

The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.

Established in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, with internationally acclaimed ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets, the illustrious La Classique takes you on a mystical journey to the fairy tale world of Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty.

Moscow Ballet La Classique invites the whole family to an evening of spectacular ballet, bringing to life Tchaikovsky’s fantastically popular score. In this 2 act fairytale performance La Classique will capture the imagination, the passion and the magic of SLEEPING BEAUTY - ballet's most loved fairy tale.

A hugely enjoyable dance spectacular for ballet lovers of all ages.

Till next time (after our trip to Adelaide for the National tourism Awards)


Becki and Maggie

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