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Special deals for the Writers Festival


The Courtyard

Offer: Mention the Writers’ Festival and get 15% off any item, including furniture

The Courtyard contact details here.

Friends on the Hill

Offer: One main course, any dessert and a glass of red or white wine $29.90

Friends on the Hill contact details


Offer: Free visit to the garden after the Adrian Hyland Brunch on Sunday 26 May

Cloudehill contact details

Puffing Billy

Offer: All mums traveling on the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train on Mother’s Day, Sunday 12 May, will receive a complimentary flower.

Puffing Billy contact details



Arcadia Cottages (Olinda)

Offer: Stay any two nights in May, mention the Writers’ Festival and receive a cheese platter, a bottle of wine, and a late checkout at midday.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation (Olinda)

Offer: Mention the Writers’ Festival, stay any two nights during May and get two free tickets to Michael Robotham lunch at Nathania Springs on Sunday 19 May. Suitable for 2 – 4 people.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Folly Farm (Olinda Village)

Offer: A cottage perfect for two. Stay two nights midweek (Mondays to Thursday) during May and enjoy a decadent chocolate Platter.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Clarelee B & B, (Belgrave)

Offer: 10 % discount for any booking in May. Parties bookings available.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Eagle Hammer Cottages (Monbulk)

Offer: Secluded cottages for two. Stay two nights, and receive a bottle of local wine or sparkling. Stay three or more nights and receive 10% off and a later checkout of 12 midday.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Adeline B and B (Mt Dandenong)

Offer: Stay 3 nights or more during May and get a delicious gourmet cheese platter and bottle of bubbly. Offer includes full breakfast provisions, complimentary port and 12 midday checkout. Suitable for 2.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Candlelight Cottages (Olinda Village)

Offer: Stay any two nights during the Autumn Authors Writers Festival and get a complimentary bottle of Yarra Valley Sparkling wine and a Candlelight Cottages pen and writing journal to take to your creative writing event. Suitable for 2 to 5 people.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Wild Patch Chocolates and Retreat (Olinda Village)

Offer: Stay during May and get 10% off accommodation and chocolate making packages (see May calendar of events). Suitable for 2 – 6 People.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Loft in the Mill and SkyHigh (Olinda Village)

Offer: Free stretch limousine to SkyHigh midweek (Monday to Friday) to and from the restaurant.

To book call 03 9758 7522

Gracehill Cottages (Olinda)

Offer: Cheese and fruit platter with a bottle of wine. Suitable for 2 – 6 people

To book call 03 9758 7522

A Country Place

Offer: Special accommodation & breakfast package for Friday 24 May of $190 per room, the night before David Astle speaks here,  for a maximum of 2 people per room including breakfast. This has been specially reduced from $250.00 per room.

To book call 03 9758 7522

For all accommodation requests, please ring 03 9758 7522 or email drt2@bigpond.com

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