Relax on a School Holiday Staycation at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

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Thinking about a mini-break with your family for the school holidays? You don’t need to go far to enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled family getaway at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley that both parents and kids will love.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is easy to get to, just a 45-minute drive from Newcastle but hard to leave. Nestled in the heart of Wine Country, this family-friendly resort offers activities for every member of the family such as the Water Dragons Kids Club, swimming pool, 18-hole golf course and Ubika Spa.

Family Activities

The resort features a range of activities for active families including:

  • Resort pool
  • Bike hire
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis Court and equipment hire 
  • Soccer hire
  • Giant lawn games like chess 
  • Barbecue hire
  • Walking guides

Festive Celebrations

Enjoy some Christmas and New Year cheer during a festive holiday stay. Choose from a range of dining experiences (bookings are essential) as well as activities for the kids to enjoy.

Family Fun at the Resort

Amusement Rides

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Climb aboard and let kids enjoy a ride on the carousel (10am & 2pm), the Mini Dragons Express train (10:15am & 2:15pm) and the Dragon Express Train (10:30am & 2:30pm). It’s $5 per ride, per family and funds contributed to the Lovedale Horse Rescue committed to supporting Aussie farmers and their horses.

Kangaroo Spotting Tours

Climb aboard one of the golf carts and take a guided tour to our onsite vineyard where you will have the chance to spot kangaroos grazing amongst the vines in their natural habitat. Tours are $10 per person and operate morning and late afternoon.

Mini Chefs: DIY Gingerbread Decorating Kit

Make fun family memories and decorate your gingerbread from the comfort of your own room with a Gingerbread Decorating Kit. It’s $10 per kit and includes gingerbread, icing and decorations.

Family Scenic Flights with Blue Sky Airways

See the Hunter Valley from the air with scenic flights starting from $59 per person*. Family Flight package $316 for a 10-minute scenic flight. *Subject to availability and number of passengers. Bookings are essential. Please see the Concierge team for more information.

Adventure Pass

Want to add more fun to your stay? Choose an-inclusive Adventure Pass.

$65 pass includes breakfast and lunch, crisp, ice cream and drink vouchers, games room vouchers, one activity at Water Dragons Kids Club, 20% entry discount at Hunter Valley Zoo, 10% discount at Ambers of Lovedale and 1000 IHG Rewards Club Points.

$45 pass includes breakfast and lunch, crisp, ice cream and drink vouchers and one activity at Water Dragons Kids Club.

Kids Club Activities

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Kids Club

Any time of year is fantastic for a stay at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley but school holidays are particularly great for families. There’s a range of school holiday activities for kids to enjoy while parents enjoy three whole hours of uninterrupted “me” time.

Book the kids into the on-site Water Dragons Kids Club. Catering to kids between the ages of 3 and 12, the Water Dragons Kids Club offers a range of fun activities including Creature Craft, Rock Painting, Bubble Trouble, Superhero Craft, Play-Doh and Jellybean Houses. There is one session per day but a different activity each day so you can book kids in for multiple days. Bookings are essential.

While the kids are supervised, parents can enjoy their own fun.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Golf

Play the links on the stunning 18-hole championship golf course. Enjoy a game surrounded by hills, lakes, abundant wildlife and stunning views of the Brokenback Mountain Range.

Enjoy the best of the Hunter Valley with beer and wine tasting in the local area. Sample the delights from some of the Hunter Valley’s oldest and most famous wineries, breweries and local producers.

Ubika Spa

You can also relax with a massage, facial or mani-pedi at the Ubika Spa. To keep you safe, the spa has implemented social distancing, treatment restrictions, additional hygiene practices, and other measures in place that adhere to government guidelines and public health advice.

There’s also incredibly delicious food (including a kids menu) to enjoy at Redsalt restaurant. It’s open daily from December 17 to January 9 for dinner from 5:30pm to 10:30pm (last bookings taken at 8:45pm). From January 10, it’s open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner. Bookings essential for Redsalt. For all-day dining, visit the Lovedale Bar. It’s open from 11am to 9pm. Bookings essential for groups over 10 only. Purchase a kids meal and receive an activity mat that comes to life with technology.


Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Within the resort, there’s a range of accommodation options in the resort from hotel guest rooms to two-bedroom and three-bedroom villas available to fit every budget and preference. 

The spacious villas are ideal for families, offering privacy and comfort to give everyone the space to unwind. Featuring a fully furnished lounge and dining area, well-appointed kitchenette and your own private furnished balcony or outdoor terrace, it’s the perfect spot to take in the stunning views. 

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

If you want to catch up with friends and family, organise a group to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. 


Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is committed to keeping its guests and staff safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IHG Way of Clean includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, and going forward, guests can expect to see COVID safe procedures in every area of the hotel, which includes sanitiser stations, touchless transactions, deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing and other best practices adhering to government guidelines and public health advice.

Current promotions

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Take advantage of some fantastic promotions at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Enjoy The Family Getaway Accommodation package featuring accommodation, full breakfast and family pass to either Hunter Valley Zoo or Hunter Valley Gardens. If you feel a longer break of three nights or more, enquire about the Staycation Sale. Stay Three Nights & Get a Fourth Free* special on accommodation.

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