Locals will tell you any Hunter Valley stay should start and end with wine, so enjoy your first bottle on Oaks when you choose to stay at Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks. One of the region’s best leisure destinations, the property is located in picturesque Pokolbin in the heart of the Hunter, surrounded by rolling valleys, vine cloaked hillsides and an eclectic mix of rustic and new age wineries nestled beside a stellar championship golf course and close by to historic gardens and a much loved zoo.
From the serious oenophile to the wine tasting novice, there is a fascinating wine heritage to discover in Australia’s oldest wine region, home to some of the country’s most acclaimed wine families with up to six generations of wine makers. And with over 150 cellar doors offering guided tours, cork and fork tastings and the chance to try the lauded Hunter Valley Semillon along with other local varieties, noses and palettes should be well pleased.
Wine is not the only thing on the menu, and from the paddock to the plate, taste buds will also be tempted with an array of locally grown and homemade artisan produce to sample, learn how to make and take home. Join a hosted tour guided by local gourmet connoisseurs as you taste your way around the region, trying Hunter Valley specialty cheeses, teas, jams, chocolate, gelato, boutique beer and wine, or set out on your own gourmet adventure by self driving and visiting an array of local producers who are always happy to welcome new visitors. After a day of sampling, sit down, relax and indulge at Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks’ casual dining restaurant and bar Bodega where your inclusive dinner for two comprises quality local produce and up to $100 credit per night, per room for two guests.
After a hearty breakfast for two at Bodega Restaurant & Bar, hit the green with a round of golf for two people playing one of Australia’s most picturesque 18-hole championship golf courses, Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club. Consistently ranked among Australia’s top 20 resort courses, enjoy glorious panoramic views across the Hunter Valley’s iconic vineyards, with a spectacular backdrop of Brokenback Mountain. The course is also home to abundant native Australian wildlife, manicured greens, a new club car fleet complete with GPS systems, over 60 bunkers and an exhilarating 6,467m par 72 course that is as challenging as it is breathtaking.
Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ ‘wine, gourmet and golf’ package includes a relaxing stay in a one bedroom villa for two guests including Peter Morrissey amenities, daily breakfast at Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks, a bottle of local wine on arrival and dinner for two to the value of $100.00 daily at Bodega Restaurant & Bar. Also included is a round of golf including buggy hire for two people daily on the championship 18 hole golf course and full use of the impressive leisure facilities, including three swimming pools, tennis courts and gymnasium. For those wishing to take in a spectacular birds eye view of the Hunter Valley, an optional 15 minute scenic Helicopter Tour (bookable via reception) is available at the special rate of $125 per person with a minimum of 2 guests flying. The package starts at $546* per night (not including helicopter).
To book, visit www.oakshotelsresorts.com and enter promo code ‘HUNTERGOLF’.
*Terms and conditions apply; subject to availability; based on two people sharing a one-bedroom villa.
ABOUT OAKS HOTELS & RESORTS
Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 51 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.oakshotelsresorts.com.
ABOUT MINOR HOTEL GROUP
Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 133 hotels, resorts, camps and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. For more information, please visit www.minorinternational.com.
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