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Category 04 Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services
Maggie’s Rendezvous Café
Situated in the main street of the Southern Flinders Ranges town of Orroroo, Maggie's Rendezvous Cafe is a pleasant surprise for the traveller. This unique cafe offers an extensive menu of fresh made burgers, sandwiches, homemade cakes, biscuits, ice cream and expertly brewed barista coffee with a wide selection of tea, dairy and non-dairy smoothies, milkshakes and iced drinks. Locally produced items are also available, including kangaroo burgers, yiros and Quandong cheesecake. The friendly staff at Maggie’s Rendezvous Cafe can advise travellers on places of interest to see while in the area and local historical photos and books about Orroroo are on display in the cafe.
Category 07 Standard Accommodation
Black Jack Get-A-Way, at Orroroo in the Southern Flinders, is run by Susan Woolford, a fourth generation member of the Parnell family, pioneers of the district. She opened her first B&B – Magpies Nest – in 2001 and now runs three B&Bs and a seminar function centre, the Blacksmith’s Chatter. Susan is a local tourism dynamo, working with event organisers and regional tourism operators to cross promote and boost their mutual businesses. Her three true country-style B&Bs – Magpies Nest, Nana’s Home and Kangaroo Cottage – are self-contained, warm, friendly, well-equipped and can be booked individually, or collectively.
Category 12 Outstanding Contribution by and Individual
Chris Bretag is the quintessential strong silent type. With his friendly face and big farmer build, he is well known across the Flinders Ranges and Outback in many networks. Chris is a farmer who turned his hand to tourism many years ago. With a farm stay (Glenrest) and camper trailer sales and hire business (Glenrest Camper Trailers), Chris is a businessman with a keen eye for a sound investment.
But for Chris it isn’t all about business. His dedication to the tourism industry across the Flinders Ranges and Outback is well known. As Chair of the Southern Flinders Tourism and Tastes Association, Chris led the group for a number of years, only handing over the reins recently and taking up the role of Vice Chair. His work with the Jamestown Progress Association, Jamestown Fly In Spectacular and other community organisations has earned him a shining reputation as someone who can be relied on and trusted to promote the region.