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  About Jandra Serviced Apartments      
         
Jandra Serviced Apartments is the ultimate location to rest your head while you explore the Hunter Region, offering two ground floor units each with two rooms that are perfect for travellers, corporate representatives looking for peace & quiet or relocating employees.
       
The name is an Aboriginal word for “welcome”, and is also derived from the names of the owners of the Serviced Apartments, Jenny and Robert Aitchison, or ”JandRA”.
      Native Plants and Animals  
  Unique Accommodation – in harmony with nature  
     
  Jandra is a property where “Eco-friendly” meets function and comfort. The property was developed out of the existing buildings from the previous site of the All Australian Journeys headquarters in Thornton. A mob of kangaroos lives in and around the 3 acre property as the family who live there do not own any domestic pets, so they can come and go as they please. The local bird life includes kookaburras, mo-pokes, and the endangered Powerful Owl. Other native fauna that have been seen onsite include pygmy possums and echidnas, and there is a population of rabbits around the area that can often be seen.  
     
  From an Eco-friendly perspective, Jandra’s sole water system comes from large water tanks connected to the property. Water is disposed of using a bio-cycle septic waste system that waters the gardens around the house. The building which houses the bed and breakfast is also connected to the grid and harvests power from the sun and feeds it back into the National Electricity grid.  
     
  The Hub of the Hunter  
     
  Jandra is close to the junction of the F3, Pacific & New England Highways.  
     
  Located only 3 minutes from the All Australian Journeys Office, only 10 minutes from Maitland and 30 minutes from Newcastle.  
     
  In Thornton:  
         
Beauty Therapist Close By
       
  A la Paix  – (‘Sanctuary of Peace’) is just next door. Beauty, oxygen and spa therapy as well as nail enhancement and cosmetic tattoo and procedures. Call 02 4966 8005 or email alapaix1@bigpond.com
to book an appointment.
   
       
  Thornton Shopping Centre    
     
Located on the corner of Taylor Avenue and Thomas Coke Drive, Thornton Shopping Centre  has developed a reputation in the community for providing high quality retail offerings as well as easy access and stress free shopping. Shops include Coles, Baker’s Delight, Ice Box, Dominos, Henny Penny, Australia Post and more.
     
  In East Maitland:  
     
  East Maitland Golf Club  
  The East Maitland Golf Club  offers a championship 18-hole golf course, fantastic a la carte dining, free live entertainment twice a month, award winning function centre, a range of Keno, TAB and entertainment facilities and a fully stocked pro-shop all within a family friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere. Located just off Raymond Terrace Road on Tenambit Street at East Maitland, just 10 minutes drive from Jandra.  
     
  Greenhills Shopping Centre      
         
Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre  is located in Molly Morgan Drive, East Maitland, just and easy 5 minute drive from Jandra.
       
  We have more than 90 specialty stores and services providing you with great variety for all your food, fashion and homeware shopping needs. Parking is easy with over 1,600 car spaces, with 600 of them undercover. Major stores include Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Best & Less and Dan Murphy’s.    

  Local Food & Beverages      
Woody’s Cafe
  Woody’s Café and Conference Centre  is located at the All Australian Journeys depot in Thornton and has prepared your meals fresh for your stay. The meals you have pre-ordered (either Dinner or Breakfast & Dinner) will be delivered to your room prior to 5pm each day. They are open from 7am – 2:30pm Monday to Friday, with deliveries available from 10.30am – 2pm.    
       
The George Tavern
  The George Tavern  has been a part of the East Maitland landscape for over 30 years. They are conveniently located next door to Stocklands Greenhills. The George Bistro is a large area that with inside and outside dining choices as well as a kids room for the families. The George Bar consists of our Sports Bar, TAB, Lounge Bar and Undercover Heated Decks. They also have a Bottlemart Bottlo is open 7 days with a wide range of local and imported wines, beers and spirits.    
       
The Windsor Castle Hotel
  The Windsor chef has created a menu offering a unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Why not try one of their Gourmet Woodfired Pizzas from the special Pizza Menu or one of their traditional Pub Schnitzels? Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find something on the menu at The Windsor Castle Hotel  that will become your favourite. Chefs can also cater for vegetarians, coeliacs and people with other food allergies.    
       
East Maitland Bowling Club
  East Maitland Bowling Club  is located just off the New England Highway on Banks Street at East Maitland. There’s something for everyone with two fantastic dining options, including the award winning Billabongs Family Buffet Restaurant or the Meet & Greet Café for a delicious meal and a coffee.    
       
   
       
       

   
    Phone:
: 02 4923 5923
    Hours: 9am to 5pm
    Email: jandra@aaj.com.au
    Address: 3 Woodfoord Place, Thornton, NSW.