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Venus Getaways

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve been making magical Girls Getaways for 20 years now so we can guess a lot of things you want to ask! If a question you’d like to ask isn’t below though, simply email us on info@venusgetaways.com.au or call Nicky on 0412 884 061. We love what we do so we are always happy to help with your queries 🙂

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Can we cook our own meals on our getaway?

Most accommodation venues we book for you has a full kitchen so you have the option to cook for yourselves if you wish. The exception to this is Byng St Hotel in Orange as it is a hotel.

 

Can we have meals catered for in our accommodation?

Yes you can. Plus at Lavender Majestic your Butler can pick up a takeaway for you. Please let us know if you have booked caterers. At all of our locations we can arrange deliveries of platters/grazing boxes etc. At Lavender Majestic we can also arrange pastas and salad meals and Soup and Cheese Platters.

 

What about alcohol?

When you book a girls getaway with us we book a whole house for your group. The premises are not licensed. As such you need to bring all of your own alcohol and soft drinks. (Which actually saves you money and means you get to drink exactly what you like!) Again,  the only exception is Byng St Hotel in Orange.

 

Do you provide any food?

The details of your package will advise what food we provide. Some venues are a breakfast basket, Lavender Majestic is a cooked breakfast and Beaches Mollymook we can arrange grazing boxes at an extra cost.  Our Byron properties we deliver a breakfast basket. We do provide tea and coffee to get you started at each venue and at Mollymook a welcome hamper of treats.

 

Are there supermarkets close by?

 

Blue Mountains:

There is a Coles, Aldi, Big W and Woolworths in Katoomba which is where Lavender Majestic is located.

 

Mollymook:

There is a fantastic little supermarket in Mollymook just a 2 min drive away, or Ulladulla, which is a 10 min drive south is a huge centre with everything from Coles to Woollies to Bunnings!

 

Byron and Orange:

Loads of shops in Byron and Orange and make sure you visit Spilt Milk Bar Gelato in Orange – best gelato you’ll ever taste.

 

Are there some cafes and restaurants in the area?

 

Blue Mountains:

There are an abundance of great cafes and restaurants in the Blue Mountains especially in Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath. Leura is only 6 min or so drive from Katoomba and it’s a 10min drive to Blackheath.

Here are some of our favourites:

Our favourite cafes:

  • Leura : Red Door Café, Leura Garage, Leura Deli
  • Katoomba: Pomegranate, The Yellow Deli
  • Blackheath: The Victory Theatre Café, Anonymous
  • Wentworth Falls : Blue Mist Café
Mollymook:

Rick Steins at Bannisters Restaurant

One of the main reasons we picked the house that we did in Mollymook is it’s proximity to Rick Stein’s Restaurant – its literally a 5 minute walk away! If you haven’t enjoyed any of Rick Stein’s cookery books or television series in the past I highly recommend you start now!

I find his gentle melancholic voice and his passion for seafood and simple fresh flavoured cookery both relaxing and refreshing at the same time.

There’s nothing try hard about Rick he just loves what he does and thankfully we get to enjoy it too!

So we recommend you book well in advance of your stay so you don’t miss out:

Telephone: 02 4455 3044

The Rooftop Bistro

Thankfully the lovely Peter that invested money in Bannisters to make it a great venue for all of us to enjoy has created another fabulous food and beverage venue to enjoy in Mollymook and its again in walking distance to the house – just a 10 min walk. Located rooftop and by the pool they offer great Bistro food and delicious cocktails and wines. The service has been excellent every time we’ve been we love it.

Telephone: 02 4455 3044

Mollymook Golf Club

If you’re looking for a great value feed of substantial proportion head to the Golf Club. It’s a sizeable venue located at the south end of Mollymook Beach great views in the day/early evening.

 

What’s the shopping like?

 

Blue Mountains:

Quite simply awesome. So many lovely shops to explore. Leura and Blackheath are my favourite for a good saunter and splurge. It’s actually great to plan and save up some extra cash to do some birthday present or Christmas shopping when you stay with us as you’ll find some really different things you don’t find in Sydney or just to spoil yourself for a change!

 

Mollymook:

There are some lovely shops to wander around in in Milton which is a 10 min drive from Mollymook, beautiful homewares, boutiques and great cafes to rest inbetween! Ulladulla also has some lovely boutiques and great surf shops.

 

Are taxis available to take us home from a restaurant/train station?

 

Blue Mountains:

Yes there is a good taxi service in the area. Simply call 4782 1311 or 131008 We do recommend booking taxis though rather than just calling last minute – as you can imagine there aren’t as many taxis in the mountains as there are in the city!

 

Mollymook:

Taxi service: 4455 1862

All locations have Uber available of course too

 

What about if there are a big group of us,  can we arrange transport?

 

Blue Mountains:

Yes you can, we recommend these guys for that : http://www.madjestictours.com.au or of course you can just book multiple taxis. If you’d like a big limo for your group to and from Sydney try these guys : http://www.wowlimos.com.au. There is also a Maxi Taxi available 0423 890670.

 

What activities do your recommend?

Every location we have picked for your Girls getaway has some amazing activities to enjoy. So much so that we have created an activities page for each region on our website. Below are the links to these:

 

South Coast (Mollymook):

https://venusgetaways.com.au/girls-weekend-away-activities-on-the-south-coast-nsw/

 

Blue Mountains:

https://venusgetaways.com.au/girls-weekend-away-activities-blue-mountains-nsw/

 

Orange:

https://venusgetaways.com.au/girls-weekend-away-activities-in-orange-nsw/

 

Where are our treatments done?

Your treatments are done on site at your accommodation venue so you can walk back to your sofa and snooze afterwards!

Lavender Majestic has a dedicated treatment room, your treatments will be done one after the other unless you are a large group in which case we set up a second massage bed in one of the bedrooms to do two at a time.

Treatments are limited at Beaches Mollymook at this time because our therapist Chris is only accepting treatments in his clinic at this time.

Byron Bay therapists come to your accommodation.

 

Do you provide hairdryers?

Yes we do, we also provide basic toiletries in the bathrooms.

 

Is there Free Wifi?

Yes there is.

 

What’s the best thing about staying with you instead of other places?

We like to think you’ll make happier memories with us and having a private space to yourselves means you can truly relax and feel Covid Safe. Many of our regular clients even at Lavender Majestic where they have our wonderful staff looking after them, arrive, change into their bathrobe and stay that way all weekend as they sip on their red wine and munch on their cheese platter. We love that they feel so relaxed with us, it’s a privilege to be trusted by such lovely girls.

Our aim is to make your break away with the girls as enjoyable as possible right from the very start, right from the first time you speak to us/emails us/visit our website. We do hope we have the opportunity to spoil you and look forward to taking care of your soon.

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