The Hunter Valley is famed not only in Australia but internationally for its award-winning wine, fresh gastronomic delights, stunning natural beauty and its laid-back pace of life. Known as Australia’s Wine Country; it’s located just an hour’s drive from Newcastle, two hours from Sydney and less than 4 hours from the Blue Mountains and Port Macquarie.
While wine is definitely the order of the day, there are plenty of things to do in the Hunter Valley. Whether you’re travelling as a family, on business, or with friends, your accommodation sets the tone for your entire getaway. One of the most common questions asked by visitors to the region is “what is the best resort in the Hunter Valley?”
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation in the Hunter Valley, but if you’re looking for a holiday with everything you need on-site for an amazing stay, there’s only one choice – Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Our guests return year after year, and for good reason; when you arrive, there’s literally no need to leave.
Here are our top reasons as to why Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is the Best Resort in the Hunter Valley.
Food For Thought – Eat in the Hunter Valley
At Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, food is our speciality. Whether you’re looking for the best breakfast around, a sumptuous fine dining experience, good old-fashioned pub grub or food that’s so fresh you can taste the difference – we have all appetites covered.
Our signature restaurant, Redsalt, is an award-winning establishment where you can feast on gastronomic delights crafted from locally-sourced, seasonal produce the whole family will love. From hearty breakfasts to meals made for special occasions, our breakfast, dinner, desserts and kids menus don’t fail to deliver.
If you’re after something a little more classic, the Lovedale Bar & Restaurant is where you can sink your teeth into fish and chips, the Lovedale burger, easy cheesy pizzas and much more. Wash it down with a glass of local Hunter Valley wine, an ice-cold beer from the onsite brewery or a cocktail of your choice. Kids are catered for with the Kids Menu and plenty of soft drinks to quench their thirst.
Fancy staying in but still want to enjoy amazing food and good drinks? Whether it’s breakfast in bed, an intimate dinner and everything in between, we deliver mouth-watering dishes directly to your suite, guest room or villa. Our 24-hour menus will keep your belly full and the heart satisfied.
Time for Wine – and Whisky, Cocktails and Craft Beer
No visit to the Hunter Valley would be complete without sampling the local Hunter Valley wine, craft beers, cider and whisky. If there’s nothing you like more than kicking back in the evening with a decent glass of vino, you won’t be disappointed.
Lovedale Restaurant & Bar serves up the usual bar favourites, along with local must-tries. In the mood for a bottle of Shiraz? Redsalt Restaurant has you covered. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, the Vista Lounge – our Hunter Valley Whisky Bar has you covered
With 36 different varieties of whiskey to choose from, along with award-winning Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley craft beers, full-bodied local wines and cocktails galore, it’s the perfect place to relax by the open fire. It’s not only the drinks that flow here, but conversation does also. Relax the right way after a long day of sightseeing and exploring in the Hunter Valley.
Tee Off Like a Champion
If you’re a fan of golf and fancy practising your swing, then you are going to love our 18-hole championship golf course. Set in the resort grounds and surrounded by sweeping views of the surrounding area and the Brokenback Mountain Range, it’s a golfers paradise.
We have everything that you need to enjoy a full day of golf in the Hunter Valley. Not a fan of carrying your clubs? Our golf carts will whisk you from hole to hole in no time at all. Left your clubs at home but desperate to enjoy a few rounds? No problem, we have top-quality gear and equipment to hire from our on-site Pro Shop.
After a long day of teeing off, freshen up in the locker room before grabbing a cold one from the Lovedale Bar or head to one of our two swimming pools for a dip.
Keeping Kids Entertained
When it comes to family holidays in the Hunter Valley, it’s all about the kids. One thing that we can guarantee when you stay at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is that you’ll never hear the kids complaining that they are bored.
Our dedicated kids club, the only Kids Club in the Hunter Valley, is the perfect place for making new friends, having fun and creating memories. For parents who want to sneak off for a game of golf, a massage or a few drinks under the sun, Water Dragons Kids Club is fully supervised. Yes. You can have a little bit of “grown-up” time to yourselves here.
The games room will keep kids entertained for hours on end with a variety of classic and modern arcade games. Our on-site mini train rides and carousel are fantastic for upping the holiday vibe, and our teen lounge is the perfect place for older kids to hang out and make new friends.
Relaxation is Part of the Experience
Holidays can be pretty full-on, leaving you wanting a holiday after your holiday. Not at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley! Our sanctuary amongst the vines – Ubika Spa – is the ultimate place to enjoy a deeply relaxing massage, hot stone treatments, a nourishing facial or a new hairstyle.
Explore a wide variety of premium natural products designed to ease aching muscles, revitalise the soul and leave you feeling as you should do on holiday; relaxed and refreshed. Our experienced and qualified hair technicians and beauty therapists will leave you with that telltale holiday glow that screams “getaway done right”.
Location, Location, Location
Our prime location in the Hunter Valley is just another reason why our guests love us. Sometimes, heading out and exploring the local area is a must. And while we have all you need to stay on-site, you’ll want to check out local attractions and landmarks.
Just a 5-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, you’ll find the Hunter Valley Zoo – an absolute must if you’re travelling with kids. Just 10 minutes away you’ll find the Hunter Valley Gardens, the perfect place to enjoy botanical delights, a spot of retail therapy and a bite to eat.
Of course, you’ll probably want to visit a few cellar doors and wineries. Within a 6 km radius, you’ll find Hope Estate, Roche Estate, Tamburlaine Organic Wines, McGuigan Wines and Peterson House. Werakata National Park is right on our doorstep too, giving ample opportunity for hiking, biking and exploring the many trails.
Hunter Valley Resort Accommodation
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, we have Hunter Valley accommodation for every type of guest. Our Hunter Valley Resort Villas are the perfect option for a family getaway. Relax in our stylish and spacious villas, designed for maximum comfort and privacy. Spend the evening on your private outdoor terrace. Spend a family night in front of the TV in the lounge and sleep in beds made for sweet dreams.
For smaller families and groups, our Resort Suites offer luxurious comfort with extra space perfect for special occasions and longer stays. Get together in the separate dining room and lounge, soak away your stresses in your spa-jet bath and relax on your private balcony or outdoor terrace.
Our Hunter Valley Resort Rooms are perfect for a romantic getaway, family holidays and business travellers looking to soak up stunning sights of the local area. Sleep in a deluxe king bed, or opt for two deluxe twin beds – the choice is yours. As with all of our rooms, you have access to your own private balcony or courtyard – perfect for a glass of wine under the stars.
With everything that you need for a comfortable, fun-filled and relaxing stay on-site, you’ll never want to leave after you arrive. When it comes to the best resorts in the Hunter Valley, we’re the number one choice. Book your stay today and discover the difference for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.