3 Day Hunter Valley Weekend Getaway

A romantic luxury experience in the Hunter Valley

OVERVIEW

A 3 day self drive luxury getaway at the heart of Hunter Valley just 2 hours north of the Sydney CBD. Enjoy a relaxed self-paced journey to your luxury accommodation at one of four prestigious property options in the centre of wine country. On day 2 or 3, indulge and sample the wines & produce of the region on the included half day guided tour. With so much to do in the area you can explore the wineries and experience what’s on offer (see suggestions in ‘Things to Do’) or unwind and relax in your elegant living space enjoying views of country landscapes.

On your half day tour, leave your car at the resort and enjoy a guided tour of Hunter Valley where you get to sample the local produce. The day begins from your accommodation stopping first at a boutique cellar door for a tasting of Hunter Valley premium wines where you will learn all about what Hunter is famous for. Have some fun at a seated Mystery Wine Tasting experience and test your knowledge and taste buds. Try to pick what you are drinking while enjoying a complimentary antipasto plate. Cheese has always worked perfectly with wine so time to learn the art of matching with this guided wine and cheese pairing at the next cellar door.

Hunter Valley is known for its gourmet dining options. You can dine at one of the four SMH Good Food Guide hatted restaurants or try a picnic in a vineyard. No matter where you dine, you will be treated to some of the freshest produce plated creatively by acclaimed chefs, using local olives, oils, cheeses, poultry and beef, along with a dose of true-blue Hunter hospitality. Ask us for recommendations.

Package includes:

  • 2 nights stay over a weekend in your selected property
  • Daily a la carte breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Parking onsite
  • Sample the Hunter Valley half day tour

 

ACCOMMODATION

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

From $475 per person twin share in One Bedroom Villa (enquire for Two or Three Bedroom Villas)

Nestled amongst some of the most premium wine producers, including Brokenwood, Tamburlaine, Pokolbin Estate, Audrey Wilkinson and Roche Estate you will find one, two and three-bedroom villas set against a stunning backdrop of the Broken Back Mountain Range. The iconic, 300 acre resort offers premium facilities including; a pro golf course & country club, two restaurants, two bars, three pools and two tennis courts.

Unwind. Breathe. Space is what greets you on entry to your home away from home in the heart of Wine Country. Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort features a range of one, two and three bedroom villas featuring kitchen / kitchenette facilities, spacious living areas and private balconies allowing freedom for independent travelers to design their own ways to stay. Our Premier Villas reflect the four-star level of accommodation. Standard Villas are yet to be refurbished and discounted to offer the best value proposition in the Hunter Valley. The full-service resort provides 24 hour reception, family dining options, smart dining, a main bar, boutique whiskey bar, a variety of swimming pools, tennis courts and golf Pro shop. Terraced into the natural bushland surroundings are the villa accommodation, providing guests with extraordinary views over the golf course fairways, Broken Back Range and the resorts own vineyards. Lucky guests are treated to a morning visit from the resident kangaroos, kookaburras and koalas in the private accommodation setting.

 

Spicers Guesthouse

From $485 per person twin share in King Room (enquire for King Deluxe, Garden or Hunter Suite)

Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley offers a modern elegance where wine & exploration is the talk around the table. A five star hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. You’ll feel a sense of relaxed luxury as soon as you arrive.

The Hunter Valley has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine with De Bortoli and Tyrrells being two of the First Families of Wine in Australia. The region is now home to a wide variety of cellar doors and Spicers Guesthouse is perfectly located in Pokolbin, the heart of the region. The Guesthouse has been an iconic destination within the Hunter Valley for 35 years (circa 1984). Having undergone an 18 month revitalisation the retreat has an inviting, homely feel that envelops guests once inside. The upgrade reflects a fresh contemporary uplift while the welcoming spirit of the original Guest House has been preserved.

Éremo Restaurant with its modern Italian cuisine is a centre piece of the retreat, led by multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews, the experience is exceptional. The private dining room offers a unique experience for small private occasions while the variety of larger spaces are ideal for weddings and conferences. Our Hunter Valley accommodation offers 49 guest rooms with 40 acres of grounds overlooking the surrounding mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards.

Chateau Elan at the Vintage

From $499 per person twin share in Villa Studio (enquire for Spa Suite or One Bedroom Apartment)

Chateau Elan at The Vintage is one of Australia’s finest golf and spa resorts, located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. Features include five conference venues, superb dining, a championship golf course and luxury accommodation for up to 200 guests.

The Spa at Chateau Elan has 17 treatment rooms, a relaxation area and a Hydrotherapy lounge with outdoor plunge pools. Ex-clusive products include Kerstin Florian, Thalgo and Healite Therapy.

Accommodation styles include 20 super-luxury Spa Suites located in the Spa complex and a series of private villas with 40 Villa Studio Rooms and 40 One Bedroom Apartments. Spa Suites feature Ergomotion beds, a sensual plinth-mounted spa bath open to the room and a Nespresso machine. All Villa Studios and One Bedroom Apartments come with spa baths, separate showers plus balcony/terraces enjoying views over fairways and the vales of The Hunter. The One bedroom Apartments offer a fabu-lous 2-way gas fireplace.

The complex overlooks the fairways of The Vintage championship golf course, the only Greg Norman-designed course that is accessible to the public in NSW. At Chateau Elan at The Vintage, experience the subtle difference of excellence. Just two hours north of Sydney, or 45 minutes from Newcastle airport.

 

Spicers Vineyards Estate

From $670 per person twin share in King Spa Room, including evening wine or cheese experience in the lounge (enquire for King Deluxe, Garden or Hunter Suite)

Spicers Vineyards Estate is renowned for being the Hunter Valley’s most awarded destination for romance.

Just a two hour drive from Sydney or one hour from Newcastle, you’ll be greeted by our very own vineyard and natural bush land at Spicers Vineyards Estate. Where Spa Anise adds to the feeling of rejuvenation and appreciating life comes as naturally as appreciating the latest vintage.

Our boutique five star retreat has just 12 luxury suites each with its own fireplace plus a separate four bedroom house. Restaurant Botanica is renowned for its innovative and delicious cuisine with views overlooking our private vineyard.

THINGS TO DO

The Spa at Chateau Elan Hunter Valley

One of the largest private spa facilities in Australia with 17 beautifully appointed treatment rooms. The Spa offers a comprehensive menu of services and a team that understands care, comfort and discretion. They have dedicated spaces for massage and hydrotherapy, exercise and beauty as well as lounge areas for extended relaxation, socialising and wellbeing.

The Vintage Golf Club at Chateau Elan Hunter Valley

A Greg Norman designed 18-hole championship golf that is challenging, engaging and welcoming in equal parts, The Vintage Golf Course welcomes you to partake in a game – be it as leisurely or competitive as you like. Professional golf lessons are also available.

The Grape Italian Escape Cooking Class

This is a truly unique and memorable tour experience out amongst the vines not to be missed! Immerse in a fun filled day beyond the vines touring a working winery, followed by a hands-on informative Italian cooking class and then gather around the table for a shared leisurely lunch taking in picturesque views of rolling vineyards and the Brokenback Ranges – a touch of Italy and serenity right in the heart of the Hunter Valley!

Wine, Beer & Fork Twilight Tour

Swirl, sip and taste your way around Australia’s oldest wine producing region and thriving micro-brewery scene as we journey from day into night taking in views of rolling vineyards and indulging in the culinary delights of the Hunter after dark, on an all-inclusive guided tasting and dinner adventure visiting a range of sort after wineries, brewery and dining destinations!

Hunter Valley Classic Carriages

Clip-clop your way along the tree-lined back roads of Pokolbin in our unique western themed Cobb & Co. Stage Coach or Old Style Covered Wagon. Your day includes visiting a selection of wineries, ranging from the smaller boutique style to the larger more commercial wineries. Full day or half day tours available and Horse drawn carriage tours pick up hotel guests from Chateau Elan at The Vintage.

 Balloon Aloft

Balloon Aloft is celebrating 30 years of flying over the beautiful Hunter Valley. Friendly staff, exceptional service, modern equipment and a true local knowledge will ensure your balloon experience will be one to remember. The sunrise flights depart daily, enjoy spectacular views of the Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury wine regions. All flights finish with a gourmet champagne breakfast at Peterson’s Champagne House.

Hunter Valley Horses

Enjoy the spectacular Hunter Valley from a truly unique perspective, upon your gentle-natured and well cared for horse, admiring views of the breathtaking Broken Back Range, surrounding vineyards and farmland. For professional attention rides are restricted to 6 riders per instructor.

FINE PRINT

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Low Season: 18/04/21 – 11/06/21, 14/06/21 –16/09/21

High Season: 17/09/20 –  17/12/20, 09/01/21 – 01/04/21, 05/04/21 – 17/04/21
Black Out Dates – 18/12/20 – 08/01/2021, 02/04/21 – 04/04/21

PRICE:

Price based on High Season in One Bedroom Villa. Cheaper rates will apply for Low Season & weekday stay.

Weekday Package $415 per person twin share
Weekend Package $475 per person twin share

Upgrade to Two Bedroom Premier Villa (Suitable for 4).

Weekday Package $375 per person quad share
Weekend Package $425 per person quad share

Upgrade to Three Bedroom Premier Villa (Suitable for 6)

Weekday Package $355 per person six share
Weekend Package $405 per person six share

Upgrade from Half Day tour to Full Day tour available at $70 per person

Child/Extra Person charge:

Infants/Children aged 0-12 years are free of charge when staying with one paying adult and using existing bedding (which does not include sofa beds / rollaways). Additional charges will apply if extra beds or linen (including rollaways, sofa beds or cots) are required, and the number of guests cannot exceed ‘maximum occupancy using additional bedding. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or an individual over the age of 18. The property has the right to refuse any booking when the legal parent/guardian over 18 cannot produce current photo ID.

Additional bedding (rollaways and sofa beds) are charged at AU$67.00 per person and are made available upon request and subject to availability.

Cots are made available upon request and subject to availability at $20 per night.

The extra person rate will include the use of a Rollaway or Sofa Bed with a maximum of 1 additional bed permitted per room and subject to availability and maximum room occupancy.

Check-in is from 2.00pm Check-out is 10.00am.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Low Season: One night cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled 48 hrs or less prior to arrival or in the case of a no show.

Shoulder/High/Event/ Peak Season: One night cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival or in the case of a no show.

Weekend/Weekday Rates: When weekend/weekday rates fall into low season, one night cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled 48 hrs or less prior to arrival or in the case of a no show. Any specified high, peak or event date within this period will incur two nights cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival or in the case of a no show.

Free cancellation if due to COVID is permitted if government travel restriction applies.

Spicers Guest House

All year round: valid 01/04/20 – 31/03/21

Black Out Dates: 23/12/2020 – 02/01/2021, 02/04/21 – 05/04/21

PRICE:

Price based on King Room for Friday and Saturday night stay. Cheaper rates will apply for weekday stays.

Weekday Package $390 per person twin share
Weekend Package $485 per person twin share

Upgrade to Kind Deluxe.

Weekday Package $410 per person twin share
Weekend Package $510 per person twin share

Upgrade to Hunter Suite.

Weekday Package $510 per person twin share
Weekend Package $710 per person twin share

Upgrade from Half Day tour to Full Day tour available at $70 per person

Child/Extra Person charge:

Children of all ages catered for. Select King, King Deluxe and Suites can cater to children, using existing bedding.

Extra Child Rate:  4 -16 years $69 per night, includes breakfast and extra bedding

Check-in is from 2.00pm Check-out is 11.00am.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

As a small boutique property our business depends on maximising occupancy, cancellations often result in empty rooms due to booking lead times and limited air capacity. Cancellations or date changes within 14 days of arrival will incur a 50% fee; within 7 days will incur a 100% fee. No refund can be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption. We recommend that you protect yourself with travel insurance. Rates are subject to change without notice.

 

Chateau Elan at the Vintage

Low Season: 01/04/20 – 09/04/20, 26/04/21 – 02/09/2021, 14/01/21 – 31/03/21

High Season: 01/04/21 – 25/04/21 & 02/09/20– 12/12/20
Peak Season: Christmas 13/12/20 – 13/01/21

Black Out Dates – Public Holidays, Concert Weekends

PRICE:

Price based on High Season in Villa Studio Room. Surcharge applies for Peak season rate.

Weekday Package $375 per person twin share
Weekend Package $499 per person twin share

Upgrade to Spa Suite.

Weekday Package $420 per person twin share
Weekend Package $550 per person twin share

Upgrade to King One Bedroom Apartment

Weekday Package $475 per person twin share
Weekend Package $610 per person twin share

Upgrade from Half Day tour to Full Day tour available at $70 per person

Child/Extra Person charge:

Cot charge of $20 per night applies 0-2 yrs.

Extra Person Charge: 3+ years $66 per night, includes breakfast and extra bedding

Check-in is from 3.00pm Check-out is 11.00am.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If the reservation is cancelled within 3 days prior to arrival the first night of accommodation will be retained as a cancellation fee. If you do not arrive at all you will also forfeit the first night of accommodation.

Free cancellation if due to COVID is permitted if government travel restriction applies.

 

Spicers Vineyards Estate

All year round: valid 01/04/20 – 31/03/21

Black Out Dates: 23/12/2020 – 02/01/2021, 02/04/21 – 05/04/21

PRICE:

Price based on King Spa Room for Friday and Saturday night stay. Cheaper rates will apply for weekday stays.

Weekday Package $540 per person twin share
Weekend Package $670 per person twin share

Upgrade to Luxury Spa Suite.

Weekday Package $640 per person twin share
Weekend Package $770 per person twin share

Child/Extra Person charge:

Children are catered for using existing bedding in the Vineyards House. Enquire for costing and details of the 4 bedroom Vinyard House for your group getaway

Check-in is from 2.00pm Check-out is 11.00am.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

As a small boutique property our business depends on maximising occupancy, cancellations often result in empty rooms due to booking lead times and limited air capacity. Cancellations or date changes within 14 days of arrival will incur a 50% fee; within 7 days will incur a 100% fee. No refund can be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption. We recommend that you protect yourself with travel insurance. Rates are subject to change without notice.

 

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