Watch out, the Aussie’s are rounding up the Yanks for the next Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive in 2010 by giving them a taste of what’s to come in a special Outback Weekend at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley of California on September 17-20, 2009. Guests will ride horseback, sip Australian Shiraz, enjoy an Australian and American BBQ, as well as a special dinner cooked up by Australia’s favorite kitchen darling, Curtis Stone (from “Surfing the Menu”), who sent hearts, stomachs and ratings through the roof in the US with his hit TV show, “Take Home Chef.” Stone’s down-to-earth, wholesome and organic food philosophy epitomizes the relaxed Australian lifestyle that centers around great food, good people, and fun times. Alisal guests will automatically be eligible to win a trip for two to the Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive in August 2010 (valued at $8,000.00). The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive is a unique horseback adventure involving 600 head of cattle, 120 horses, some of Australia’s most famous and experienced cattle drovers, and a host of other characters in an unforgettable journey across the legendary Oodnadatta Track in Southern Australia. What better way to go ‘Waltzing Matilda’?
COST: The Outback at Alisal Weekend is available for $2,495.00 for two people, all-inclusive. (Additional per person, and suite rates are available upon request.) The package for two includes: studio accommodations for three nights, four days; welcome reception, special lakeside lunch, wine dinner featuring Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone, Australian and American BBQ, breakfast horseback ride, screening of “Australia” the movie–under the stars, all meals–including wine, unlimited activities such as golf and horseback riding. To make a reservation, please call 800.4.ALISAL or email: email@example.com