Crystal Creek Meadows News & Events

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Guest donations help local wildlife


Crystal Creek Meadows raised over $238 from guest donations for Friends of the Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby in 2013-14. "This is wonderful, we've collected more funds this year than ever before, so a big thank you to all our guests, " says Sophie who...

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13 August 2014
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Top UK scientist visits Crystal Creek Meadows


Our guest’s conservations actions are growing fast. A return visit by John Allen left him amazed at how quickly native trees, indigenous to the area, can grow. John planted a River Ppeppermint seedling in 2011 and was surprised to see his original...

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28 March 2014
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Star Rating Review Megan's Blog


The Assessor Arrives! Today, Christopher invited me to assist him in the AAA visit to Crystal Creek Meadows (AAATourism run the accommodation star rating scheme in Australia). This accreditation consists of three fundamental categories: facilities...

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13 March 2014
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The Crystal Creek Meadows Annual Poetry Award


Every year we promote sustainability through a sponsored category at the bush poetry competition. Entries come from around Australia and are shared at the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival. Our theme for this year ‘Hand Made verse Mass Made’ supports...

» Crystal Creek Meadows News
26 October 2013
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Come and celebrate Spring this October Long Weekend


We have put together a wonderful new package to celebrate spring now the gardens are filled with wonderful blossoms, birds singing and bees humming. To celebrate we are giving guests a special gift pack of limited edition bath salts and face cream...

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26 August 2013
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Lara's Last Blog: Goodbye Crystal Creek Meadows


So my placement is over, and I am more than a little bit sad! My last couple of weeks have been busy with a record month of bookings, and tying up projects in the office with Chris. Something I have just completed, as a lovely way to finish off my...

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16 July 2013
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Showcased by UK university


Our eco-friendly actions have caught the attention of Leeds Metropolitan University in UK which has chosen to use Crystal Creek Meadows as an international case study on responsible tourism. They noted our way of turning sustainability principles...

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6 May 2013
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Putting theory into practice


Lara Claringbould's Blog A few exciting things have been happening since my last blog entry. I have been involved in helping Chris and the Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association organise a workshop for the Green Kangaroo (which is like a pledge that...

» Responsible Tourism
1 March 2013
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Lara's Blog: Christmas at Crystal Creek Meadows


Hello 2013! Yes, it is already January and time is flying! I had been a little apprehensive prior to coming to Australia about spending Christmas away from my family, but in fact it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined. Of course being away from family...

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3 January 2013
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Crystal Creek Meadows launches its vegetable garden


When you visit come and pick your own vegetables and fruit from our garden and enjoy the delicious taste of fresh tomatoes lattices and fruit. We even make pies as a special treat for our guests read on - link below.

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27 December 2012
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My Third Month Here - Lara's Placement Blog


I am already over a quarter of the way through my placement, and feel like I have learned so much. The realization of just how bad the problem with world travel and sustainability actually is, has sunk in this month. This was brought on by...

» Crystal Creek Meadows News
21 November 2012
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Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Early Bird Tickets


Early bird tickets are on sale now for $70 for a weekend of local music, food, poetry and fun. An authentic real country experience that is friendly, supports local musicians and is a million miles away from the commercial world.

» Kangaroo Valley Events
19 October 2012
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Sponsoring this year's Bush Poetry


The Crystal Creek Meadows Bush Poem Award This years theme "Why the past matters" This theme has been chosen to encourage us to reflect on and appreciate the way of life of lovely rural communities, their quaint buildings, their self sufficiency,...

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19 October 2012
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Official NSW Environmental Awards Sponsors


For a second year Crystal Creek Meadows is an official sponsor of the Nature Conservation Council's NSW awards. We are providing a special holiday package for the lucky winner of the Dunphy Awards for the most outstanding environmental effort made...

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10 October 2012
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Aboriginal Story Telling with Julie Freeman - 'Fireside Yarn'


Lara Claringbould - Student Work Experience Diary Last week Chris arranged for myself and his family to take a trip down to Booderee National Park, home to the large Wreck Bay Aboriginal community, where I was introduced to an aboriginal lady...

» Responsible Tourism
5 October 2012
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Photography Winners


We’ve had some wonderful entries to our Crystal Creek Meadows Guest Photographic Competition and the winners are: Stockyard - By Belinda Cook – Category: Gardens at crystal Creek Meadows We choose this picture because it so beautifully shows off...

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27 July 2012
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Come and Celebrate our Farms


As part of Australia’s celebration of the Year of the Farm, Crystal Creek Meadows is introducing several new projects and experiences for guests that let them taste great local produce and experience our wonderful farms. So far we have sourced even...

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15 July 2012
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Nature Conservation Council Sponsorship


Crystal Creek Meadows donated the prize for the second year for the winner of the Dunphy Award given by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW to acknowledge an outstanding contribution made by an environmentalist. Chris Jonkers won the award this...

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12 December 2011
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Crystal Creek Meadows approved as an Australian quality assured tourism business


Crystal Creek Meadows has been approved as a T-QUAL quality assured accommodation provider as part of a national tourism programme initiated by the Federal Government. T-QUAL aims to promote the best tourism operators in Australia. To be approved a...

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8 December 2011
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School environmental fieldtrip to Crystal Creek Meadows


Laura's Diary On Thursday 10th November, to celebrate World Responsible Tourism Day and 2011 being the International Year of Forests, Chris invited a group of year nine students from St John the Evangelist school in Nowra for an educational field...

» Responsible Tourism
10 November 2011
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Learning through experience


For this year’s World Responsible Tourism Day we invited sciences students from St John’s the Evangelist High School in Nowra to come for a field trip and learn about our environmental initiatives. Since it is also the International Year of Forests...

» Responsible Tourism
10 November 2011
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Visit to the Folk Festival


Laura’s Diary – Tourism Student Work Experience On the weekend of 21-23 October, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival took place. I thought it would be a brilliant opportunity for me to volunteer and integrate more with the local and extended community. I...

» Responsible Tourism
21 October 2011
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Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival


Come and enjoy great folk music and bush poetry in the beautiful surroundings of Kangaroo Valley. This years Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival has a strong line up of performers including Andy Gordon and Badja River Quartet to name but a few. For the...

» Kangaroo Valley Events
21 October 2011
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Contributing to Better Nature Tourism


On 10th October, Chris was invited to attend a national parks workshop, and luckily they agreed to me coming along to. The day was great we had a nice guided walk around some of Fitzroy Falls (which I hadn’t had chance to visit until that date) it...
10 October 2011
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Booderee National Park Tour


Laura’s Diary – Tourism Student Work Experience Not long after I arrived at Crystal Creek Meadows, Chris took me to Booderee National Park (winners of the Responsible Tourism Awards for best Conservation of Culture); he knows one of the Aboriginal...

» Responsible Tourism
17 September 2011
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