Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Metro Hotels Hot Summer Sale

Save 25%* on Summer Stays with this exclusive Metro Hotels offer!
Valid for stays between Sunday 13th December and Friday 15 January 2016. Book by 31st October 2015 to receive this great offer. Terms and conditions apply.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Brand New Look for Metro Hotel Miranda

Hotel Miranda is proud to unveil the new design and décor of their
newly refurbished Superior Balcony rooms! To celebrate, the hotel is
offering a mid-week ‘New Look Hot Deal
from $155 per night which includes a bottle of wine and chocolates on
arrival, complimentary WiFi and car parking. 

The special is valid until
31st October 2016 (subject to availability) and is based on 1 or two

Metro Hotel Miranda
is located in the centre of Miranda City and boasts 52 ample and
commodious rooms and apartments which have all been refurbished in the
tranquil colours that reflect the ambience of Sutherland Shire. The
rooms offer different configurations to suit guest needs and are
equipped with microwave, dining and cutlery set. Many of the rooms have
balconies with spectacular views over the Sydney city skyline in the
distance, Botany Bay, and the beauty and serenity of the local surrounds
near the hotel.

Metro Hotel Miranda
brings convenience to your doorstep with its location opposite
Westfield Shopping Centre, a large mall catering to all tastes and with a
huge variety of retail stores including supermarkets, specialty shops,
fresh produce outlets, cafés and Event Cinemas. The hotel is close to
the medical precinct, with a major hospital and clinics a mere three
minute walk away. Cronulla Beach and its many eateries is a short drive
away at approximately 7km, and the Royal National Park, a huge haven of
nature, is only a 10 minute drive away. For those coming by public
transport, the hotel is located 5 minutes’ walk from Miranda train

All rooms at Metro Hotel Miranda
have ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, television with selected
Foxtel channels, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities
and a mini fridge. DVD players and movies are available for hire, a
barbecue is available on the balcony for guest to use, laundry and dry
cleaning services are available and there is ample parking at the hotel.


For further information on Metro Hot Deals and bookings phone 1800 004 321 or visit

Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro
Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian
Stock Exchange. The Group currently provides a national accommodation
network of properties in key locations and major cities across Australia
including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gladstone, Perth and its latest
addition, Groote Eylandt Lodge in the Northern Territory.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Father's Day at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Dine Out With Dad This Weekend in Ipswich

Ipswich’s premier dining experience

•    Internationally acclaimed Head Chef Guy Farrow
•    Open for A la-carte dinners 7 nights a week
•    Platform 9 Restaurant at Metro Hotel Ipswich
    International is ideal for a special occasion
    or relaxed dining experience   

For bookings phone 3812 8077 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Father's Day at Groote Eylandt Lodge

Father's Day at Groote Eylandt Lodge

Sunday 6th September

Celebrate at the LODGE

Breakfast, Lunch and BBQ Dinner Buffet

"Father's Day Draw"

Overnight Stay in a Spa Bungalow
Sunset Canapes & Bubbly

Names of all Dads celebrating the event at the lodge will be included in the draw

Reservations recommended 8996 4200

Monday, August 31, 2015

Short Summer Escapes at Metro Hotels in Sydney

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Take in a show such as Matilda the Musical or Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. How about some retail therapy or see Sydney light up with a Christmas light extravaganza.

Receive 10% off your next stay when you book online with Metro Hotels. Enter the promo code Summer123 when you make your booking at

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Metro Hotel on Pitt Hosting ‘RUOK?’ Day

Metro Hotel on Pitt Hosting ‘RUOK?’ Day

Metro Hotel on Pitt Asking ‘RUOK?’

Property Manager of Metro Hotel on Pitt, Simon Wanstall and a number of Metro Hotel’s Sydney staff participated in the recent City2Surf in Sydney, raising over one and a half thousand dollars for Oz Harvest. This amount enables over 3,000 meals for people in much needed assistance.
So far this year, the small team at Metro Hotel on Pitt have collectively raised over $3,000 in a variety of causes, and donated their spare time to help out Sydney’s most disadvantaged homeless.
Simon and his team are great devotees to the local community in Sydney and will be holding a number events leading up to“RUOK?” Day on September 11th, 2015.
“The welfare of our guests, colleagues and loved ones is important here at Metro Hotel on Pitt. During September we will be holding a series of events to encourage conversation, promote friendship and comradery and hopefully raise the awareness of the campaign to ask RU OK?” said Simon. “Our mantra borrowed from, is that it isn’t okay to ask to borrow someone’s toothbrush, but it is okay to ask RU OK?” he added.
Metro Hotels has a strong history of ensuring their workforce is given the opportunity to talk to someone should anything not be okay through their Employee Assistance Line and Metro Hotel on Pitt is delighted to further strengthen this link and communication about mental health.
Events for the hotel team will include; coffee making classes, bread making experience, “sushi” rolling class, wine tasting, tea tasting. They will also be holding trust based games and talking a lot more about the stigmas behind this simple question.

Simon Wanstall - Property Manager of Metro Hotel on Pit

More about RUOK Day
In 1995, much-loved Barry Larkin was far from ok. His suicide left family and friends in deep grief and with endless questions.
In 2009, his son Gavin Larkin chose to champion just one question to honour his father and to try and protect other families from the pain his endured.
Are you ok?
While collaborating with Janina Nearn on a documentary to raise awareness, the team quickly realized the documentary alone wouldn't be enough.
To genuinely change behaviour Australia-wide, a national campaign was needed. And from this realisation, and with Gavin and Janina’s expertise and passion, R U OK? was born.
Gavin remained a passionate champion of the fact a conversation could change a life, even as cancer ended his in 2011.
His and Janina’s legacy is ensuring all Australians realise a little question can make a big difference to those people struggling with life.
For anyone suffering from depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts, please visit Beyond Blue's website for support or call 1300 22 46 36

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Top 9 Things To Do At The Royal National Park

Top 9 Things To Do At The Royal National Park
Photo Credit: Andy Richards/NSW Government

Top 9 Things To Do At The Royal National Park

Royal National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 29 km south of Sydney CBD. Located at Audley, just 32km from Sydney city, the park offers incredible beauty and natural diversity just minutes from the highway and train station.

The Royal National Park is the world's second oldest purposed national park (after Yellowstone in the United States), and the first to use the term "national park".

In this natural haven, open ocean, sandstone cliffs and wetlands meet grassy woodland, rainforests, coastal heathland and eucalypt forests. You will also find some significant geological sites, including fascinating beach ridges at Cabbage Tree Basin.

1. Bushwalking and Hiking

The perfect escape for hikers, beginners or those who enjoy a scenic but challenging walk, you can't go past bush walking throughout the Royal National Park. There are numerous walking trails, for walkers of different levels and of different landscapes throughout the park. Over 100 kilometres of walking tracks take in a wide range of scenery - from forests to valleys to beaches - so you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to taking photos.

The most popular walk is the Coast Walk, which wraps around the park's eastern edge and delivers breath taking coastal scenery. It is a 30 kilometre track, beginning from Bundeena to Otford, or vice versa. It's recommended that walkers allow 2 days for the walk.

Coast Walk
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2. Boating and Canoeing 

The park offers two different landscapes for boating - the river system or along the coast line. Towra Beach is an area of protected wetlands, sand flats and seagrass that can only be reached by boat or paddling. A tranquil beach that's great for padding and exploring, so pack a picnic or build a sandcastle by its calm waters. Any visitors will mostly be of the winged kind; rare migrating birds wade the coastline. To reach Towra Beach, you'll need to bring your own canoes or kayaks.

If you’d like to go on a boating or paddling adventure inside the park, you can launch your canoe or kayak from the nearby boat ramp at Fitzpatrick Park.

Inside the park resides the Hacking River which offers affordable boat and canoe hire for a fun filled day out to explore the river system. Boat and canoe hire at the Audley Boat Hire starts at AUD$20 for 1 hour hire to $40 for a day hire. At the end of the river is a beautiful waterfall and rock beds - great place to rest and relax.

Audley Boat Hire (inside Royal National Park):

Hacking River
Photo Credit:

3. Picnics and BBQs

When you’re pining for the feel of sand between your toes, take the family and head to Wattamolla Beach picnic area. With loads of options to keep everyone happy, this is a popular place to base yourself while you’re exploring the park. Unpack a picnic under the shade of the cabbage tree palms and do some serious unwinding, or have a delicious barbeque.

Cabbage Tree Basin is a great place for relaxing and to have picnics. The area even offers gas barbecues so you can cook up a feast.

If you’re looking to escape the city for a relaxing day near the river, head to picturesque Reids Flat picnic area. When it’s time for lunch, spark up a free gas barbecue and cook up a feast, then enjoy it on a rug or one of the nearby picnic tables.

Fitzpatrick Park is another excellent place for picnics and barbeques. Let the kids to kick a ball or throw a frisbee to work up an appetite. After a tasty picnic or barbecue lunch, relax on your picnic rug, take in some sunshine or set off on an exploration of the park.

Wattamolla Beach
Photo Credit: NSW Government

4. Cycling

Lady Carrington Drive is an easy bike trail that follows the Hacking River upstream from Audley. Cycling over 15 creeks, each identified by its Aboriginal name, you’ll pass blue gums, turpentines and patches of rainforest. Keep your ear out for the mimicking call of the lyrebird and your eyes peeled for lace monitors and echidnas.

Loftus loop trail is a 10km trail that is bound to get your heart rate up. You’ll cover 8km of trail, along with 2km of designated bike track. Terrain changes from flat, wide trails to steep, single-track trails that can be a little rocky under your tyres. There are some steep sections around Temptation Creek, so it’s best to walk these if you’re an inexperienced rider. This diverse terrain makes Loftus loop trail one of Royal National Park’s most enjoyable cycling trails.

Lady Carrington Drive
Photo Credit: David Finnegan/NSW Government

5. Swimming, Surfing and Snrokelling 

Wattamolla Beach lagoon offers safe and enjoyable calm waters for snorkelling, swimming and liloing for the whole family. After enjoying a barbecue lunch, go for a walk along one of the beach tracks, with a prize for the first to see a sea eagle or oystercatcher.

Wattle Forest picnic area offers a beautifully scenic place for a swim for the family. You could be tempted to while away a lazy afternoon in the shade by the river, serenaded by the cockatoos and currawongs, or join the kids for some swimming.

Garie Beach picnic area is the spot for swimming and surfing the waves in the warmer months. It’s an ideal spot for birdwatching, so bring the binoculars for a chance to glimpse an albatross, sea eagle, and the rarer peregrine falcon as they cruise on the updraft from coastal breezes. Please note, Garie Beach does not have lifeguards on duty.

Garie Beach
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

6. Beaches

If you want a day at the beach, the Royal National park offers an array of beaches to choose from.

  • Jibbon Beach - offers scenic grounds, Aboriginal tours, fishing and swimming areas.
  • Garie Beach - ideal for swimming, fishing and picnics on this gorgeous and family-friendly beach.
  • Wattamolla Beach - a calm lagoon and sheltered cove with a sandy bar at the inlet, perfect for snorkelling.
  • Werrong Beach - a secluded beach paradise for nudists.

Wattamolla Beach
Photo Credit: Andy Richards/NSW Government

7. Jet-skiing 

Morgans Creek picnic area is a riverside picnic area in Georges River National Park. It’s large and grassy, so an excellent choice for families with children who like lots of space to roam. Popular with anyone who likes to play on the river, you’ll find waterskiers and jetskiers as well as boaters and fishermen out enjoying the water. A dual width boat ramp and easy access from the carpark means you will be out on the water in no time. So take your jet ski down for an awesome ride.

Morgans Creek
Photo Credit: Andy Richards/NSW Government

8. Fishing

Fitzpatrick Park is just the place for a spot of family fishing – cast a line to try your hand at catching a luderick, mullet or mulloway. For beach fishing, you can't go past Wattamolla Beach for a spot of fishing. Jibbon Beach also offers a fantastic spot for fishing on the sands. Reids Flat picnic area provides a calm area for fishing.

Reids Flat
Photo Credit: Andy Richards/NSW Government

9. Whale Watching

Head to Garie Beach for a spot of whale watching in the winter. Every year, humpback whales and southern right whales migrate along the NSW coastline. They head north throughout June and in the first week of July, and return southwards from around September to November. If you're unsure of when to go to spot them, try a walking tour. Sydney Coast Walks (formerly known as Royal Coast Walks) provides expertly guided half day, full day and overnight walking and hiking adventures through Royal National Parks, enabling guests to reconnect with nature and experience the wonder of whale watching.

Sydney Coast Walks:

Whale Watching Sydney
Photo Credit: NSW Government


Looking for suitable accommodation near the Royal National Park? Then look no further than the
Metro Hotel Miranda, strictly non-smoking, conveniently located in the Sutherland area and only a 10 minute drive to the Royal National Park. Situated in the premier corner position, our hotel suites have kitchenettes and magnificent views over Sydney city. The hotel is located across from Westfield Miranda and cafes and shops. Sutherland Hospital is only a 3 minute drive away from the hotel. For those coming by public transport, the hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Miranda train station.

Metro Hotel Miranda is the only hotel near Cronulla which does not impose minimum night stays.

Location: Cnr Kingsway and Jackson Ave, Miranda NSW 2228 Australia
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