Self Contained Holiday
Sightseeing, B&B's & Places of Interest
In Central Victoria, Australia:
Looking for self-contained holiday or B&B accommodation in central Victoria around the Castlemaine, Maldon, Bendigo areas? Or maybe just somewhere to visit and some sites to see? Then read on - there's sure to be something to cater for all tastes below...
Shades of Gray
Artists Chelly and Peter Gray found a roll of rusty wire on their country property 16 years ago and started twisting it into works of metal art - their metal scultptures & creations are functional as well as original, from candelabras and bowls to beds, mirrors, fire screens, sculptures and garden art. For pictures and more about them visit their Shades of Gray gallery in Castlemaine via ShadesofGray.net.au and let them know we sent you.
I'd just like to mention one of our other passions; HPV Racing or Human Powered Vehicles, typically low slung 3 wheeled pedal powered trikes with an aerodynamic fairing/canopy. These trikes are raced over periods of 24 hours (or 6 hours for the sprint events) travelling almost 1000km. In a straight line they are much quicker than a Tour de France sprinter, and there is always action on the track. Check out our ExPats HPV Racing photos for more information and pictures.
Hollow Log Estate - Daylesford Accommodation
Nestled on a large block in a quiet cul-de-sac, Wombat Retreat has magnificent views looking across the valley to the hills and is within easy walking distance to the townships of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. It is set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens and when you enter the house you are greeted by vibrant colours, polished floors and high quality fittings to set the tone of your stay.
Hollow Log Estate is set amongst 27 acres in a beautiful country stting. Just six minutes from the centre of Daylesford and nearby spa country, Hollow Log Cottage and Hollow Log Stoney are private and entirely self contained cottage accommodation for the most discerning of guests.
For the best accommodation in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, check out our friends Mandy & Deb at www.hollowlogestate.com.au they're sure to have a B&B accommodation package to suit you!
The Castle Motel
Castlemaine's largest Motel is set
in a natural bushland setting on 1.5 acres. Facilities include 1 & 2 bedroom family rooms, queen size beds, large garden area with solar heated pool & spa, and children's playground - ideal family accommodation.
The Castle Motel also has a restaruant suitable for wedding receptions, corporate conferences, and functions contact them for more details.
Check out their site for more details http://www.castlemotel.com.au and do be sure to tell Paul & Diane we sent you!
Hawaiian Massage Courses
At the Central Springs School of Hawaiian Massage, you can receive training in Lomi Lomi Massage, Kahuna Massage & Indian Head Massage... Kaye Dixon is your trainer.
Kaye qualified as masseur in 1985. Since then she has studied and practised many modalities including Polarity Energy Balancing, Spiritual Healing, Hawaiian Kahuna Temple Style Massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage Therapy and Astrology.
Check out their site for more details www.kdmassagecourses.com.au and do be sure to tell Kaye we sent you!
Looking for a Fruit Picking Job in Victoria, Australia?
If you are looking for a Fruit Picking Job in Victoria, then look no further than the Stoneview Orchards! They are situated at Elphinstone just outside Castlemaine and have many fruit picking jobs on offer from Februrary through May each year.
Check out their site for more details www.stonevieworchards.com.au and do be sure to tell Sam & Louie we sent you!
Pyrenees Quarries have ALL your architectural stone and slate needs
They have a large selection of stone and experience in ensuring the stone you select is right for the job. Should you wish to see some of their products or wish to discuss building or landscaping details you can contact them directly for their expert advice. They also offer retail sales direct from their Castlemaine site.
Emphasis is placed towards architectural products, flagstones, large and unique rocks for landscaping, terracing and feature, and the production specialists products to suit your customers demands.
More details, and an online catalogue, at http://www.pyreneesquarries.com.au, Please tell Glenn and the team we sent you!
Peter Cummings Glass Artist
Peter's glass artwork is based on a new and unique method of of layering the coloured glass in a kiln and then carving detail into the layers. Traditionally this technique is known as cameo glass, but Peter has taken it to a new modern level. Check out some of his glass artwork pictures here.
More details at www.petercummings.com.au please do tell Peter we sent you!
Is a web site run by a local (Macedon) business that features the works and backgrounds of the world's leading watercolour artists... The site's motto is: "only watercolour and only top quality."
International in character and tightly focussed it concentrates solely on watercolour (watercolor) paintings and the works of recognised leading practitioners and innovators in the medium. Paintings are available for sale with previews available on the WaterColor web site itself.
More details at www.watercolorweb.com, please do tell Geof we sent you!
Looking for some interesting events in the Castlemaine District?
Then look no further than the Castlemaine Lions Club - they often host interesting and unusual events such as their well known giant Swap Meet each year, and their MotoMania and New Years Eve shows. Full details on their web site www.castlemainelions.org.au