Travel Tips – Greek Islands

Can you imagine anything more relaxing than spending two weeks travelling the Greek Islands?

We arrived to Athens late in the evening & made our way to our Airbnb in the main tourist area of Plaka. Here we spent two very hot Summer days & nights roaming the ancient streets and checking out the Acropolis & Parthenon. There are plenty of shops, restaurants & rooftop bars with beautiful views of the vast city. One of the bars with the best view would have to be Point A.

From Athens, we made our way by plane to the beautiful island of Milos. Here we stayed in Pollonia and spent our days exploring the many cliff jumps and swimming spots hidden around the coastline. I had never seen water as crystal clear in my life! We jumped on a boat tour around the island and loved every minute of it.

From Milos we hopped on a ferry to the Island of Ios. Ios was full of Australians and is known for it’s raging nightlife. After three nights of Espresso Martinis & Mythos Beer we were very happy to arrive to the beautiful island of Santorini. In Santorini we stayed in Firostefani which was perfect for restaurants and a view of the famous sunset. The best way to explore the island is by scooter or quad-bike. There are various beaches to visit – black beach, red beach, Kamari beach. However the best swimming spot in all of Santorini would have to be off the rocks at the base of the cliffs of Oia at Amouddi Bay. Another must see is a visit to Santo Wines, a beautiful winery perched at the top of the cliff overlooking the sea. Taste a dozen of their delicious wines paired with some typical Greek antipasto – YUM!

What’s On in May

The weeks before winter seem like the perfect time to hibernate with a good book or head indoors for some yummy food & a decent movie. Lucky, in May there are opportunities to do all these things, with food, film & writing festivals all happening. Don’t forget to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day, Sunday 13th May.

Newcastle

WHAT: RSPCA Million Paws Walk
WHEN: Sunday 20 May 2018
WHERE: Foreshore Park Newcastle
INFO: Click here

Hunter Valley

WHAT: Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival
WHEN: Various dates throughout May
WHERE: Hunter Valley
INFO: Click here

WHAT: Flickerfest
WHEN: Saturday 5 May 2018
WHERE: Ironbark Hill Brewhouse
INFO: Click here

Sydney

WHAT: Sydney Writers Festival
WHEN: 30 April – 6 May 2018
WHERE: Across Sydney
INFO: Click here

WHAT: Vivid Sydney
WHEN: 25 May – 16 June 2018
WHERE: Across Sydney
INFO: Click here

 

 

 

Take 5 With Pinnacle – Brooke

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a Pinnacle Team Events facilitator tick then you have come to the right place! Each month we will be taking 5 minutes to chat with each of our facilitators about their lives both inside and outside of work.

What I love about being a Pinnacle Facilitator:
Being outdoors, working with some of the best people I know, and seeing our delegates get such enjoyment from what we do with them.

My favourite Pinnacle team event to facilitate:
Although I love being outdoors, my favourite event to facilitate is actually an indoor event – Tikes on Bikes – without a doubt my most loved.

Most embarrassing moment as a Pinnacle facilitator:
Receiving a cheque from a client and mistakenly throwing it in the bin with other rubbish from the car whilst stopped at a service station on the way home after the event. 

My favourite hobbies are:
Swimming, yoga, eating healthy food, going on adventures and being with my loved ones.

What I’m listening to at the moment/podcast recommendation:
Guided meditation for birthing, lol. As I am about to have my second baby!

What was the last book you read?:
Unmasked by Turia Pitt

Favourite holiday?:
My honeymoon in 2015 to Central America

Have you ever had a nickname?:
Chooky

I am frightened by _____ :
Snakes

Favourite movie of all time:
The Book Thief

First concert I went to:
Elton John. My parents took me when I was 12 years old

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?:
Newcastle is pretty hard to beat!! As long as it’s near a beach and with my family i’m happy!!

What makes you angry:
When I see people get up and leave their rubbish behind after eating.

What makes you laugh the most:
Watching people trying to fold up collapsible beach tents when they have no idea how to do it

What song would you sing at karaoke night?:
You’re the voice – John Farnham

Venue Spotlight – Q Station Manly

Q Station is located on the site of Sydney’s former Quarantine Station. The 65 heritage buildings have been creatively transformed into hotel accommodation, conference & event space, restaurants, a café and a museum. Showcasing a stunning view of Sydney Harbour, this unique property is an ideal choice to motivate and engage your employees at your next meeting or function.  With plenty of outdoor space and rooms flooded with natural light, your guests will enjoy the Q Station experience surrounded by native Australian bush land on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

Located just thirty minutes from the centre of Sydney CBD, Q Station is a short drive from Manly and also offers access via ferry or chartered vessel, direct to the private wharf.  Unlike any other Sydney venue, Q Station can be booked exclusively for larger groups and is a unique destination providing function rooms, accommodation, fine dining and team building activities for your delegates.  Stay, dine and discover this beautiful property.

Conference Capacity: 200 pax

Number of Accommodation Rooms: 84

Current Winter Special: Save $5 per person when hosting your conference between May – August 2018!

$77 per person
Full Day Delegate Package
including continuous tea and coffee,
morning and afternoon tea,
buffet/working style lunch,
venue hire from 9am – 5pm,
note pads, pens, mints and water jugs.

Testimonials:

“The venue was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful.”
Rabobank

“Perfect venue – we will continue to use Q Station for all of our functions in future.”  Royal Far West

“The room was lovely – bright, sunny and welcoming – excellent venue for a 2 day corporate meeting.”
Screenrights

“Communication was excellent and I really appreciated the flexibility given that we had a fairly last minute booking. Everyone loved the venue!”
Origin Energy

“It is a wonderful venue and allows participants to focus on their workshops with no distractions except for a beautiful view which brings calm.”
Sydney Water

For all enquiries and more information, contact Q Station’s sales team on:
Phone: 02 9466 1597
Email: [email protected]