Crystal Creek Meadows News

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.

Sponsoring this year's Bush Poetry

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19 October 2012 - 21 October 2012

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, the stoic witty characters and aboriginal heritage that makes rural Australia so very special. Understanding the past helps us think where we are today and where we want to go.

Nature Conservation Council Sponsorship

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12 December 2011

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 year and received our special accommodation package as his prize for recognition of the tremendous work he has done in Greater Blue Mountains.

Crystal Creek Meadows approved as an Australian quality assured tourism business

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T-QUAL tourism quality assurance
8 December 2011

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 business must participate in an existing accreditation scheme which meets the highest national tourism standards. Crystal Creek Meadows holds Advanced EcoTourism Certified, Respect Our Culture, AAA Tourism and Climate Action accreditation at the highest level. Find out more from the special Trip Advisor website.

South Coast NSW EcoTourism experience

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Crystal Creek Meadows receives the highest level of EcoTourism accredition

EcoTourism Australia has independently verified Crystal Creek Meadow's environmental plans, policies and guest experience and awarded us Advanced Ecotourism Certification, the highest level of accreditation. This provides guests with a level of confidence that we are taking responsible actions to provide a genuine holiday experience in natural surroundings. Which we actively enhance through our rehabilitation programme, creating more habitat for local wildlife which gives you opportunities to see wildlife in its natural environment.

Spring Is In The Air

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Romantic country garden accommodation NSW
5 September 2011 - 1 December 2011

Crystal Creek Meadows has launched its spring accommodation special package in time for the beautiful blossoms you'll find in the gardens. A special Organic French Lavender aromatherapy gift bag and wine are extra treats for you to enjoy. Find out more (link below)

How Green is My Valley - SMH Article

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27 August 2011

Within the context of a Sydney Morning Herald travel article, featuring Kangaroo Valley Safaris and the eco-awareness of the Kangaroo Valley in general, Crystal Creek Meadows has been recognised as a leading eco friendly tourism businesses and a supporter of wider community action to offer visitors a Greener Holiday alternative.

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