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Stranded

STRANDED NEVER ABANDONED! It was 3AM when Maria answered the phone. “HARO. PEAS! JAPAN PEAS! ALP” Yep some tru blu Japanese Tourists in Distress. Their car had broken down, they were stranded in Port Augusta, tired and alone. But our guests need not worry. When everybody else was sleeping we were doing our job – taking care of our guests….

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Geoffs Room

Meet Geoff ! This is Geoff and his son Ben. Geoff has been a guest at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn for the last 5 years! Yep, he runs a very successful business here in Port Augusta and travels up from Adelaide every Sunday Night and checks himself in to his room (which we have renamed “Geoff’s Room” as we…

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Dessert by Reece

Fast Feet, Fabulous Food and Fury New Friends!

Fast Feet! Wow what a weekend! Maria and Andrew were run off their feet last weekend. Saturday Night was huge! The Acacia Ridge Motor Inn crew were in top form catering for the biggest coach group of the year! Pichi Richi is in full swing, the Coach Group were all in for Dinner Saturday night after experiencing a magnificent day…

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Digger the Gnome

Digger the Gnome

Port Augusta- Home away for Gnome When John “JJ” Jarvis, an Acacia Ridge Motor Inn frequent flyer had his gnome stolen. JJ wasn’t prepared for the trauma of the loss of his gnome “Digger”. Poor JJ has had to suffer ransom note, and humiliating photo’s of Digger for over 6 long years. Well Gnome on TV In fact, TV’s prime…

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Maria – Fit for purpose

Maria has joined the Gym!!!!!! Yep she wants to get fit for Summer, so she can keep up with me and Andrew, but so far it cost a Bomb…. The Gym membership was $525 for the year, in the first week she managed to do $3,500 damage to both cars!!! See on the first visit she reversed into a bollard…

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snoring cure

Miracle cure for snoring

Miracle Cure According to Gareth Williams who visited Norwich in the UK  you can buy a snoring cure. Dr William Bailey’s range of miracle cure products treat snoring; grumpiness and grouchiness; and more. The Results Sadly, the miracle didn’t work for his wife….but I’m keen to try a carton or two and see if it helps Andrew!! Andrew says that…

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Enjoy Parent’s Break

The kid’s are back at School…..it’s Parent’s Break…..here’s the school term dates for 2015/2016 So if any Parent’s are in need a break…you know where to stay in Port Augusta! Featured image of school buses (at Coney Island in New York City)  comes from Rupert Ganzer    

Nora’s Sunrise

Nora Jones’ song “Sunshine” was playing as the sun came up this morning as I was feeling mellow….. This picture was taken by Melody Ayres-Griffiths who was travelling through the Flinders Ranges. The words are lyrics from Nora Jones album  “Feels like Home”. Let me know what your fave song is when you’re feeling – well – whatever you’re feeling!…

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Triavago 2014 Award

Best Motel In Port Augusta 2014

Best Motel In Port Augusta 2014 Trivago customers have voted (with thanks) Thanks to all our valued Trivago Customers who nominated the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn in Port Augusta as 1 of the “Best Hotel”  accommodation in South Australia. We don’t want to brag but genuinely appreciate the fact that people who have stayed with us are prepared to make…

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Diesel the Dog 11th Birthday

Celebrate Historic Dog Day at Port Augusta

The 4th of November marked my Birthday, yes that is right I turned 77 dog Years! However, I would prefer you said,  I was 11. For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Diesel. And I am the TOP DOG at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn in Port Augusta. To celebrate my Birthday, Melbourne had a Carnival…

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