Thinking of a Holiday in the Ballina/Byron Area?

On December 28th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

It’s not too late to have that fabulous, relaxing holiday in one of the most sought after areas in Australia. Think Ballina/Byron Bay area. Pines on the Plateau Boutique Lodges can accommodate you during mid-January in their self catering and private accommodation. Just think – relaxing and rejuvenating in a magnificent rural setting – Away..

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Have You Purchased Your Ticket for the Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival?

On July 15th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Last year’s Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival was an absolute sell-out so hopefully you have purchased your ticket by this. If not, visit to do so on line. Special guests this year, Paul and Blair from MKR, will demonstrate their culinary skills by providing a variety of dishes. The many far north coast..

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Winter has finally arrived

On July 4th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Winter has finally arrived At last winter has arrived on the NSW far north coast –  the days are similar to spring and the evenings have just enough chill in them to be able to appreciate the warm and cuddly nights. Even during winter, beaches are renowned for surfing, swimming and fishing.  Instead you could go..

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Australia’s Ultimate Luxury Travel Guide

On May 21st, 2014, posted in: Local knowledge, See and Do by 0 Comment

We recently hosted Tara Tyrell, General Manager/Managing Editor of Destinations Magazine – “A Magazine for the Discerning Traveller – Australia’s Ultimate Luxury Guide to Travel”. The magazine covers leisure, accommodation, reviews, fashion and gourmet travel. Tara and others working on the magazine are given an assignment to explore various parts of Australia. The magazine is..

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Beautiful Ballina and the Hinterland

On March 3rd, 2014, posted in: Autumn, Local knowledge, See and Do, Winter by 0 Comment

Although summer has come to an end, here on the far north coast there’s still plenty of time to enjoy our warm sunny climate and everything that Ballina, in particular, has to offer. Our beaches are renowned for surfing, swimming and fishing.  You can even go horse riding along the lovely white sands! However, we aren’t just..

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Eating Inn – Cooking on holidays in the Ballina/Byron Hinterland

On November 20th, 2013, posted in: Food, Local knowledge by 1 Comment

The Northern Rivers especially the Ballina/Byron Hinterland is home to some amazing self-contained accommodation options (like here at Pines on the Plateau), giving travellers to this region the ultimate flexibility when it comes to dining. After days spent exploring the coast, hinterlands and villages it’s only natural to feel like spending a night in with..

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Splendour in the Grass 2012

On May 1st, 2012, posted in: Splendour, Uncategorized, Winter by 0 Comment

No sooner does the curtain come down on the Blues Festival staged at Byron Bay when arrangements start kicking in for Splendour in the Grass.  Dates this year are July 27, 28 and 29.  Artists performing this year include:  Jack White, The Smashing Pumpkins, Lana Del Rey and Bloc Party. Better start to think about..

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Perfect Winter Escape

On April 10th, 2012, posted in: Specials, Uncategorized, Winter by 0 Comment

Easter here on the Far North Coast of NSW always brings to mind the Blues Festival which is held in the Byron Bay area. The festival is now over for another year and has been rated as one of the very best – helped by the beautiful sunny weather and no rain! The festival always..

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Happy New Year!

On January 31st, 2012, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

After another hectic summer holiday break, with lovely guests mostly coming from different parts of the east coast of Australia, life will settle down somewhat – although looking at the diary, Autumn is proving to be a popular time of the year with quite a large number of bookings.  It is certainly a beautiful time..

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My ‘Pines on the Plateau’ Video

On September 20th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Thought you might enjoy my video for Pines on the Plateau.

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