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HUNTER VALLEY ESCAPE

Fri 20TH – Sun 22nd June 2014

Attending: Renae Jennings, Kylie Barker, Bec Browning, Lisa Fox, Odette MacRae, & Karina Craig. ** Karina will be traveling and staying with her kids and her man but joining in on the fun..


Itinerary Day 1 Travel: Car pool Leave Tamworth: Friday 20th June 2014 @ 9am (Drive: 3 Hours) Arrive at Hunter Valley: 12pm Accommodation - Crowne Plaza - 3 Bedroom Villa, (Check in 3pm) Lunch: 1pm @ The Lovedale (Crowne Plaza) Afternoon: Free time: Options: Spa session @ Tea Tree Spa or 9 holes of Golf (Both onsite at Crowne Plaza) Dinner: 6:30pm @ Blaxland Inn

Day 2 Breakfast: 9am Morning: 10am to 5pm – Wine Tour Lunch: On wine tour Dinner: 6:30pm @ San Martino restaurant follow on onsite to Bluetongue Brewery

Day 3 Breakfast: 9am Morning: Free time to visit wineries to buy supplies Lunch: and shopping @ Hunter Valley Garden Shopping Centre Departure: 1pm for Tamworth – 4pm arrival.

Costing's: (based on 5 people/ 1 car) Car Pool/ fuel: $ 15.00 Accommodation: $169 ($84.50 per night) Wine Tour: $75.00

= $259

Extra’s: Golf or spa Meals & Drinks Shopping

Personally I’m thinking $500 (costs + spending)


Crowne Plaza Three Bedroom Villa Split-level Hunter Valley villa for up to six guests. For maximum space, privacy and luxury, settle into a well-appointed Three Bedroom Villa. This lavish space has the capacity to cater for up to six guests, ideal for families, groups and hens or bucks weekends. Split over two levels, this Villa is equipped with a master bedroom with king bed, two queen bedrooms, kitchenette, separate lounge and dining areas, and a spacious balcony or courtyard with views.  Fully furnished lounge and dining areas 

Two modern bathrooms with full sized baths and separate walk-in showers

Kitchenette with microwave, stove and refrigerator

Two bedrooms

Furnished private balcony our outdoor terrace

Plasma TV with movies on demand

DVD player

Individually controlled air conditioning

Broadband Wi-Fi internet access

Ergonomic work space

Laptop-sized safe

Tea and coffee making facilities

24 hour room service

Bathrobes

Ironing facilities

Hairdryer

Dry cleaning service

2 Nights $845.00


Hunter Valley Golf Perfect your swing on our Hunter Valley 18-hole championship golf course. Our resort is surrounded by Hunter Valley Golf, home to a scenic 18-hole championship course. Enjoy a game surrounded by undulating hills, picturesque lakes, lush greens, abundant wildlife and stunning views of the Brokenback Mountain Range in the distance. Everything you need is available to hire or purchase at our Pro Shop and our friendly staff is always available to offer expert advice and assistance. A locker room and shower facilities are available onsite so you can freshen up before joining the other players for a meal or a drink at Grapevine Café-Bar. We stock golfing equipment and clothing from leading brands including Oakley, Calvin Klein, Tiger Woods, Nike, Puma, Cross, Ashworth, Sport Leisure and Greg Norman. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley guests are welcome to join weekly local tournaments that run every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, from 6.30am until 1pm, followed by a drink at The Lovedale Bar and Restaurant. Opening Hours: October to March: Monday to Sunday, 6.30am to 7pm April to September: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 6pm Crowne Plaza Guest Rates Midweek: 9 holes including cart hire – $37.50pp 18 holes including cart hire – $55pp Weekends and public holidays: 9 holes including cart hire – $42.50pp 18 holes including cart hire – $65pp


Tea Tree Spa Location: 430 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2325 Phone: (02) 4991 0959 Website: http://www.crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au/spa/

A spa sanctuary to refresh you from the stresses of life. Tea Tree Spa at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is a refreshing sanctuary surrounded by picturesque vineyards, golf course greens and framed by the rugged Brokenback Ranges. We pride ourselves on our reputation for friendly, professional service with dedicated and highly qualified therapists and skin care products, all committed to your relaxation. Tea Tree Spa features eleven spacious treatment rooms, including the indulgent Spa Sanctuary and V.I.P Suites, with private facilities to cater for individuals relaxation, couples, special occasions – hens and bridal parties, conference and event groups. Our Hunter Valley Spa Retreat offers an extensive list of spa rituals, massage therapy including hot stone massages, facials, body treatments including body wraps with a vichy shower experience, manicures and pedicures. Facilities  Eleven spacious treatment rooms 

Spa Sanctuary and VIP suites

Extensive list of spa rituals

Massage therapy including hot stone massages

Facials

Body treatments including body wraps

Manicures and pedicures

Spa menu available


Wine menu available


James’ Wine Tour James Myles 18 The Glade Singleton NSW 2330 Australia Phone: 0437 151 500 Email: Hunter Valley Wine and Vineyard Tours Website: www.vineyardtours.com.au Cost: $75 per person Full day wine tours Your day with James’ Hunter Valley Wine and Vineyard Tours • Pick you up from your Hunter Valley accommodationbetween10.00 and 10.30am. • Wine: During the day we will Visit 4 - 5 of the smaller Boutique Hunter Valley Cellar Doors and Vineyards, sampling different wines at each. • There are over 80 cellar doors and 150 vineyards in the Hunter Valley area and we choose those we visit from a selection of about 20 of these. The cellar doors and vineyards we visit, on any one day, will vary depending on opening hours and particular requests. • Lunch is not included in our price as many visitors are either eating out in the evening or want to have a more substantial lunch and snack in the evening. Cost for lunch ranges from $12 - $25 • We will have a dedicated cheese tasting at The Smelly Cheese Shop – wonderful local Hunter Valley soft cheese • Chocolate tasting cannot be left out – we taste at Hunter Valley Chocolate shop either at Petersons or at their manufacturing facility in Lovedale. • There are also opportunities to taste many of the local olive oil products along the way. • Return to your accommodation between 4.30 and 5.00 pm - in time for a nap before dinner. As we specialise in small group wine tours we only use 12/13 seater air conditioned mini buses – just enough people to get to know one another during the day.


San Martino Restaurant Location: 917 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 49987777 Email: reservations@hunterresort.com.au Bites - Pizza – Pasta A truly authentic Italian restaurant in Wine Country An authentic Italian dish always starts with the best flour, garden fresh tomatoes, and the best quality local produce. Then of course matched to a great wine. Sound simple ... We make all our own pasta and sauces from scratch , in the traditional Italian way. Our restaurant also features a glass fronted air-conditioned wine cellar where we have wines from all over the world including some rare vintage wines from local private cellars. So who is San Martino (St Martin) you ask? He is the patron saint of Churchgoers, Winemakers, Innkeepers, Vignerons and the protector of all drinkers...so you are most welcome 7 nights for dinner! Bookings are highly recommended on 02 4998 7777

Wine menu available


Bluetongue Brewery Location: 917 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 49987777 Email: reservations@hunterresort.com.au Opening hours: Open 7 days Hunter Resort is now the site of Wine Country's first boutique brewery. Quality wine and boutique beer are most compatible and what better way to finish a hard day of tasting in the Hunter Valley Wine Country than with a cleansing beer. A glass wall is the only separation between you at the bar and the brewery. Many styles of beer are available including the unique Alcoholic Ginger Beer, and the sensational premium Lager. Come in and taste the brews... Brewery Cafe - Lunch available from 12pm til 5pm 7 days Brewery Bar - Open 10am til late 7 days Enjoy the full range of Bluetongue's craft brews. Cuisine: Family Restaurant, Modern Australian Facilities • Accommodation on Site • Air Conditioned • Alfresco Dining • Avg. Mains < $20 • Bar • Brewery or Wine Bar • Children's Menu • Conference Facilities • Dietary Requirements • Disabled Access • Function Area • Functions/Weddings/Group Bookings • Licensed • Local Produce for Sale/Tasting • Restaurant on Site • Takeaway • Vegetarian Options • Winery on Site


Hunter Valley Gardens Location: Hunter Valley Gardens Phone: (02) 4998 4000, Fax: (02) 4998 4071 Email: welcome@hvg.com.au, Website: www.hvg.com.au Opening hours: Open 7 days per week (9am-5pm). Closed Christmas Day. Spanning over 25 acres, be amazed by the sensational sights, colours, and fragrances of the ten stunning feature gardens. Explore each garden one-by-one and enjoy an exciting journey through the thousands of flowers, trees, and shrubs with discovery at every turn. Bask in a lavish array of colour and scent found in the Rose Garden with hundreds and thousands of roses on display, rest above the 10 metre high waterfall, of the Sunken Garden and take in the superb views from the lookout; or step back in time with all our favourite fairy-tale characters in the Storybook Garden. Along the eight kilometres of walking paths are more than six thousand trees, one million ground covers and six hundred thousand shrubs. A floral display featuring a variety of plants and statuary, all of a standard that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see elsewhere in Australia. Adult access to gardens $26


Hunter Valley Gardens Location: Hunter Valley Gardens Phone: (02) 4998 4000, Fax: (02) 4998 4071 Email: welcome@hvg.com.au, Website: www.hvg.com.au Opening hours: Open 7 days per week (9am-5pm). Closed Christmas Day.


Who is ready for a weekend of relaxation and fun??


Hunter valley escape 20 june 2014