There’s nothing quite like a romantic getaway to rekindle the spark in your relationship. And what better place to enjoy some quality time together than the stunning Hunter Valley region? From its picturesque vineyards and charming country villages to its array of fine dining options and luxurious accommodation, the Hunter Valley is the ideal destination for a romantic escape for two.

With more than 150 wineries scattered across the region, picturesque vineyards, romantic activities and award-winning restaurants, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley provides luxurious resort accommodation perfect for reconnecting and reigniting that spark. Relax and unwind while indulging your senses at Ubika Spa. Enjoy mouthwatering fine dining cuisine at Redsalt Restaurant and Lovedale Bar + Grill. Breathe in the warm Hunter Valley air from the outdoor pool and make the most of your time away together.

To help you plan the perfect Hunter Valley romantic getaway, here are some of the best activities for couples looking to enjoy some quality time together.

Romantic Hunter Valley Accommodation

Relax, recuperate and reconnect in a King Premium Room with Spa at the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Perfect for a romantic weekend away, make the most of our on-site restaurants and in-room dining, leisure and entertainment facilities, and our convenient location, close to multiple wineries and attractions.

Leave the noise of the city behind and wake up to beautiful Hunter Valley views from your very own furnished private balcony or outdoor terrace. Kick start your day with an invigorating spa jet bath or shower before heading down for the famous buffet breakfast and have your eggs cooked just how you like them. After a filling and energy-boosting breakfast, take a dip in the outdoor pool, breathing in the fresh Hunter Valley air.

Come lunch, drop by Lovedale Bar + Grill or order up to your room – the choice is yours. Relax in front of a large flatscreen TV, order extra pillows from the pillow menu, get cozy in a King-size bed and enjoy your time exactly how you want to. With some of the best bars and restaurants in the Hunter Valley on-site, everything you need from sunrise to sunset is to hand.

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Hunter Valley Wine Tours

There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine with your partner to set the mood for a romantic getaway. The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most famous wine regions, and there are plenty of cellar doors to choose from for a tasting or two. Why not make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in between sips? Home to award-winning Verdelhos, Tempranillos and even orange wine, make the most of your tastings as you explore Pokolbin and the surrounding area.

The quickest and easiest way to go from cellar door to cellar door is by the central Pokolbin hop-on/hop-off bus. Running on a continuous hourly loop, you get to pick and choose where you want to stop and which venues you want to visit. Running every Thursday to Monday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, a half-day pass costs $49 while a full-day pass is $69. The tour also has dedicated stops for cheese and beer too, creating an unforgettable day with the perfect trifecta of deliciousness.

Some of the most popular wineries and cellar doors include Peppers Creek, Piggs Peak Winery, Estate Tuscany and Hart and Hunter. The bus also stops at the Shopping Village at Hunter Valley Gardens too, perfect for stocking up on local delicacies and a few keepsakes.

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Relax with a Spa Day

When it comes to enjoying each other’s company and bolstering the romance, what better way than with a few relaxing treatments at Ubika Spa at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley? Offering a variety of treatments designed to help you unwind and feel your best, choose between indulgent body wraps and exfoliations, rejuvenating facials, destressing massages, plus other options such as foot treatments, waxing and spray tans.

Located on the ground floor of Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, look and feel a million dollars after an hour or two of having the weight of the world rubbed off of your shoulders. If you’re planning an extra-special meal at Redsalt restaurant and want to look your best, why not treat yourself to a new hairstyle and a fresh colour – or simply go for a blowout.

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The Sydney Brewery

The Sydney Brewery is one to add to your to-do list. Located on the grounds of Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, take a closer look at how their lagers, pale ales and porters are made. Home to four huge serving vessels that provide Lovedale Bar + Grill with crisp and cool seasonal beers and ciders.

Tours of the Sydney Brewery last approximately 15-minutes and guide you behind the scenes of operations. At the end of your tour, enjoy sampling fresh and thirst-quenching favourites with a selection of four beverages served on a paddle in Lovedale Bar + Grill. Be sure to try the Agave Ginger Cider and the limited edition “Hoptimist” – savouring the flavour of craft beer and cider made from filtered Hunter Valley water.

Tours are currently not running at the brewery and should be operating again shortly.

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Helicopter Flight and Cellar Door Lunch

With a Hunter Valley helicopter and cellar door flight package, you and your partner can enjoy all of the beauty the Hunter Valley has to offer from above, before landing for a wine tasting at one of Pokolbin’s renowned cellar doors. Soar above sprawling vineyards and estates and take in stunning views of the Brokenback Ranges as you glide through the air – it’s an experience you’ll both remember for years to come, adding a touch of luxury and excitement to your time away.

As part of the VIP tour, your helicopter will collect you and return you to and from your hotel or Cessnock Airport. Soak up beautiful views as you enjoy a scenic flight to your lunch and wine tasting venues. Upon arrival at your chosen winery, dig into an A-la-carte lunch and glass of wine, with the opportunity to taste additional wines and buy a bottle or two to take home. After an amazing day of wine tasting, dining and enjoying the view from above, you’ll be dropped off at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to enjoy the rest of your day.

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Hunter Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight

For a hunter valley romantic getaway with a difference, why not indulge with a spot of ballooning? Beyond Ballooning Hunter Valley offers special couples packages, complete with a champagne breakfast after your flight. Regular flights take off at sunrise and sunset. Enjoy stunning views of the Hunter Valley as the sun slowly rises or sets, casting the rolling countryside below in a golden glow. It’s the perfect way to start or end your day!

One of the most popular packages is the Gourmet Breakfast flight, which flies you over the glorious Hunter Valley before landing for a truly sumptuous breakfast at Redsalt Restaurant. Dig into the Danish pastries, croissants and muffins followed on with a hot cooked breakfast featuring eggs, mini franks, mushrooms, hashbrowns and more. Fresh fruit, fresh juice, an array of bread and preserves and freshly brewed tea and coffee await.

After your flight, enjoy a dip in the pool before soaking up the sun together poolside as you relax and breathe in the fresh Hunter Valley air.

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Hunter Valley romantic getaway

Relax and enjoy spending time together in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Stay in rooms made for that perfect night’s sleep, with a signature pillow menu and all of the facilities and amenities you could need for the most amazing stay possible.

Take advantage of on-site restaurants and bars serving up award-winning food and drink. Relax and unwind at Ubika Spa with treatments that will soothe the soul. Make the most of a beautiful, large outdoor resort pool, 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and modern gym. And explore the best local Hunter Valley wineries, cellar doors and vineyards around – with easy access to many local hot spots and attractions.

Whether you’re staying the night or making a weekend of it, make every moment of your Hunter Valley romantic getaway count at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

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