Crystal Creek Meadows News

Come and celebrate Spring this October Long Weekend

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26 August 2013 - 5 September 2013

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 gift pack made with beautiful bergamot, lavender and citrus.

Enjoy this package as a 3 night stay over the October Long Weekend Call Sophie on (02) 4465 1406 to book your three night stay.

Crystal Creek Meadows publishes ‘Getting Connected to Nature’

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Juli Freeman tells Aboriginal Dreamtime stories as part of our World Responsible Tourism Day 2012 event

This beautiful 24 page full colour book shows how important having fun in the garden is to our outlook on life. It completes our World Responsible Tourism Day 2012 research programme which involved children from Kangaroo Valley Public School and their field day. The book has lots of great pictures of the kids' eco art, drawings and stories. You can read the book here (link below) or better still relax in the comfort our cottages and read the guest copy.

Lara's Last Blog: Goodbye Crystal Creek Meadows

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16 July 2013

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 work experience year is designing and writing a book which reflects on the Connection to Nature day we put on at Crystal Creek Meadows last November for World Responsible Tourism Day (link below).

Showcased by UK university

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Bicycle Rides Kangaroo Valley
6 May 2013

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 into fun positive guest experiences like offering free bicycles to encourage guest to drive less, providing our guests with handmade aromatherapy products rather than buying in standard prepacked personal care products.

A brush with nature, kids and stories - Lara's Blog 5

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The first project I managed here at Crystal Creek was back in November, in aid of World Responsible Tourism Day, and I’d like to tell you a little about my experience... just briefly!

Leading environmentalist recognised

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Justin and Anne at the end of their prize holiday in Jolly Jumbuck Cottage

Winner of the Nature Conservation Council's environmentalist Dunphy Award - Justin McKee who enjoyed his prize this February - 2 nights at Crystal Creek Meadows. Justin has worked tirelessly (read more in the link below)in the Blue Mts for environmental conservation and we are proud to provide the prize for this annual award that recognises people's efforts to care for nature. We hope the short break helped to sustain you Justin!

Crystal Creek Meadows Poetry Award

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Carl Leddy's peom inspires reflection of historic French town

The 2012 Crystal Creek Meadows bush poety award judged at the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, has been won by Carl Leddy. Our theme for this years was 'why the past is important to remember'.

Thoughts in Roubaix past by Carl Leddy

and old things challenge the mind in determined, stirring ways;

we drift back in ease and comfort on thought’s infinite and swooping path,

as we view the present state,

of time’s relentless, searching purge of things once new.


Crystal Creek Meadows launches its vegetable garden

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Pick you own vegetables and fruits from our gardens
27 December 2012

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.

My Third Month Here - Lara's Placement Blog

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21 November 2012

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 interesting conversations with Chris, and also the chance to study and actually calculate Crystal Creek Meadows carbon footprint (all by myself!)- watch the video below.

Lara's Student Placement Blog 1

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October 2012

Official NSW Environmental Awards Sponsors

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10 October 2012

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 by an individual. We sponsor this award because we recognise that our beautiful natural attractions must be conserved and protected for all to enjoy, so we are delighted to congratulate a hard working environmentalist with a two night luxury eco friendly break with us in beautiful Kangaroo Valley. Good luck to all the entrants.

Crystal Creek Meadows participates in World Responsible Tourism Day

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World Responsible Tourism Day, 7th November 2012, at Crystal Creek Meadows in Kangaroo Valley NSW, will involve local school children learning about environmental connectivity through Aboriginal cultural systems.

Research confirms that individuals who have pro-environmental values also hold a strong connectivity to nature, and are frequently positive thinkers. Therefore to stimulate society change towards a better world, methods need to be found to build connectivity to nature which in turn can influence pro-environmental social practice and behaviour.

Photography Winners

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Discovery at the end of the glen
27 July 2012

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 our lovely old stockyard and the fact that children really enjoy gardens. The subject also very nicely links with our sustainability principles of respecting farming families and locally source food.

Art & Soul Launched

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Just launched is the fabulous Art & Soul book which shows all 96 local artisans, foodies and wine makers in Kangaroo Valley. It is a treasure trove of talent all inspired by Kangaroo Valley’s natural beauty and great soil!
It makes a great souvenir for visitors.

With 156 full colour pages it makes a wonderful reminder of all the authentic food, wine and crafts one can enjoy during your stay.
Guests who stay at Crystal Creek meadows can buy a copy of Art & Soul for $35 or select a package which includes this beautiful book – see package choices below.

Come and Celebrate our Farms

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Come and enjoy authentic farm stay expereinces in Kangaroo Valley
15 July 2012

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 more locally produced food for our guests to enjoy in their breakfast baskets.

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