We’re feeling a little festive at Mansfield Estate. Christmas is around the corner and before you go on a last minute shopping splurge consider some eco-friendly alternatives.
As an eco-conscious retreat committed to sustainable principles we’re sharing our favourite local experiences to give you inspiration for gifts this season.
Discover a new level of joy and create memories for loved ones by choosing experiences as gifts this year. It’s better for the environment and many people value experiences over consumer clutter.
Check out our top eight gift ideas:
1) Wellness weekends and yoga
Wellness escapes are welcome gifts for busy mums, especially after a year of limited interstate or international getaways. The good news is Mansfield Estate is excited to host our first wellness retreat in 2021. Reform Wellness
has opened bookings for for two retreats set on our stunning property. The retreats will feature functional fitness sessions, yoga and meditation, personal reiki healing and education based workshops centered around achieving, improving and maintaining optimal health.
2) Reach new heights with Affinity Aviation Helicopter Flights
We recently experienced a bucket list experience with a scenic helicopter flight landing at Mansfield Estate. We’re so delighted to offer helicopter flights to guests. Affinity Aviation
have winery tour packages in association with local wineries and gift vouchers perfect for stocking fillers. Highly recommended.
3) Long Point Vineyard Cheese and Wine Tastings
Long Point Vineyard and Art Gallery
is open 6 days a week and a beautiful location to enjoy a cheese and wine platter and purchase local wines grown in the Estate. White grape varieties include Chardonnay, Frontignac and Verdelho. Reds are Cabernet, Chambourcin and Tempranillo. Camden Haven Gift Cards can be used at Long Point.
4) Koala Hospital Adopt a Koala or Hello Koalas merchandise
Mansfield Estate is set within New South Wales Koala Country and our land is available to release koalas who have spent time at the koala hospital. You can adopt a koala from the Koala Hospital
and support local conservation efforts. Or pop into Hello Koalas Tree House Shop
where you can find lots of fantastic memorabilia as well as Hello Koalas sculptures - 16/10 Bellbowrie St, Port Macquarie.
5) Green gifts that keep on giving
Gardening is good for the soul. Everyone appreciates a living plant to brighten up their garden or indoor living space. At Bonny Hills Garden Centre
you will find a beautiful selection of natives and flowering plants which make the perfect green gift this Christmas.
6) Surf fun on the Mid North Coast
Make a splash with this great experience for surf school group and private lessons. Port Macquarie Surf School
has gift vouchers available for all levels of surfers.
7) Support local with Camden Haven Gift Cards
Still stuck for gift ideas? The Camden Haven Gift Card
can be used in many local cafes, eateries and boutique shops. Check out the list of retailers on the Chamber of Commerce website and remember you go in the prize draw to win major prizes including two nights at Mansfield Estate Tiny House.
8) Laurieton Riverwalk Markets
If you’re looking for last-minute stocking fillers let’s support local businesses, artisans and creatives. Riverwalk Markets will be held on Sunday the 20th December 8am - 1pm. Stallholders will have everything you need to make your Christmas shopping complete.
Regift, Recycle, Relax
In Australia, many unwanted gifts can end up in landfill. Where you can choose Aussie made, avoid pointless plastic and toys with batteries. Remember it’s perfectly ok to regift if you receive unnecessary pressies, it’s super important to recycle excess at this time of year, and most importantly from the team at Mansfield Estate enjoy your holidays and time with family.