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Christmas in July in the Hunter Valley (Travel at 60 community group, 2023)

Includes wine tastings, festive dinner & more!
Join fellow over-60 travellers for four days of great food, great wine and great company! This holiday package includes 4.5-star accommodation, a full day of wine tastings, a three-course “Christmas in July” dinner, and plenty of space to explore the beautiful Hunter Valley region with new like-minded friends!
3 nights
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About this holiday

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Mercure Resort Hunter Valley

Solo travellers, couples and groups are all warmly welcome to join the fun. Get some friends together, or make plenty of new ones!



Your holiday package includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodation at Mercure Resort Hunter Valley
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with live entertainment
  • Full-day Winery Tour including lunch and wine tastings
  • 3-course Christmas in July dinner including a glass of sparkling wine with live entertainment


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Mercure Resort Hunter Valley

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is a premium 4.5-star property boasting the prime Hunter Valley central location. Walk to the Hunter Valley Gardens, 5 cellar doors, restaurants, cafes and shops all from the convenience of your resort. The resort features Elements Bar & Dining, a pool, sauna, spa and tennis courts. Take a break in the Hunter Valley to enjoy fine food and wine with Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.

The property is just a 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney or 45 minutes from Newcastle airport, nestled amongst rolling vineyards and is a great base to explore the region and visit local cellar doors and fresh produce stalls.

Travel dates


Please note: prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be withdrawn without notice. Minimum numbers are required for this group to operate.

Sunday 23 -Wednesday 26 July 2023- ONE DEPARTURE ONLY!


  • Twin share - from $869 per person
  • Sole use - from $1139

P​lease note: For those self-driving, one carpark is allocated per room. for those self driving, one car park is per room is available (includes parking for 1 car per room):

Return Transfers (departure from Sydney Central Station by coach):

Please Note: the following costs for return coach transfers is based on a minimum of 25 Pax. If we do not reach 25 Pax this price may change.

  • from $130.00 per person

Want to avoid the single supplement? Willing to share accommodation? We can pair you with another solo traveller so that you can avoid paying a single supplement. Subject to COVID-19 vaccination, availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.

Are you flying into Sydney? Call our local travel team for a price from your preferred city. Call us today on 1300 414 198 to secure your place!



The below itinerary is based on the "Self-Drive" option above. You can also choose to travel by coach from Sydney Central. Ask our team for details.

Sunday 23 July 2023:

Enjoy a relaxing drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and stop along the way to enjoy the stunning scenery and sample the local produce on your way to the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. Complimentary car parking (one car per room) is available during your stay. Tonight, meet your Travel at 60 hosts and fellow group travellers with a Welcome Dinner at the resort.

  • Overnight: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Included Meals: Dinner

Monday 24 July 2023:

There are so many wineries and local producers to discover in the Hunter Valley, today features a Winery Tour including lunch. Enjoy guided tours through vineyards, visit the Hunter Valley Resort Theatre to learn about the wine-making process, enjoy a relaxing lunch and sample the local vintages at the Hunter Valley Resort, Hungerford Hill and Tintilla Estate.

Tonight, the evening is yours to dine locally (own expense)

  • Overnight: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tuesday 25 July 2023:

After a relaxing breakfast, make your way to the Hunter Valley Gardens which you can explore at your own pace. The peaceful gardens are an easy 10-minute walk from the resort. Built over four years with a dedicated team of over 40 landscape gardeners, architects and engineers, the Hunter Valley Gardens is a beautiful, nature-based experience with 8km of walking paths winding through 14 hectares of gardens consisting of over 6000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground cover plants, plus waterfalls, statues and murals. The 10 individually themed gardens showcase the artistry of gardens around the world and use both native and exotic varieties of plants.

Relax and enjoy the country air this afternoon or ask us about optional touring this afternoon – choose from a game of golf or maybe relax with a beer or wine while sampling the local delicacies.

Tonight, celebrate Christmas in July at our fabulous festive Christmas banquet which includes a 3-course alternate drop dinner and a glass of sparkling wine.

  • Overnight: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 26 July 2023:

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before checking out of the resort and heading home with great memories and new-found friends.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

T​he above itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book any pre nights accommodation in Sydney and or flights as required.



Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you can avoid paying the single supplement. Please note this is subject to COVID-19 vaccination, availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.

Hotel Check-In / Check-out times:

  • Check-in - 3.00pm
  • Check-out - 10.00am

Return coach transfers from Sydney:

Travel at 60 will run a private coach from Sydney Central Station for travellers who don't wish to drive to the Hunter Valley. The coach will depart on Sunday 23 July 2023 at 10:30am (you will need to arrive no later than 10:00am) and return on Wednesday 26 July 2023 at approximately 2:30pm. Please allow ample time for arriving or departing connections from other cities. This Transfer requires a minimum of 25 passengers to operate.

Flying into Sydney - 23 July 2023 :
10.00 am - Please ensure you are at Sydney Central Station to board your coach for your group transfer to the Hunter Valley.Our coach will depart at 10:30am sharp and is unable to wait for passengers.

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for flights prices from your preferred city.

Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Please note minimum numbers are required for this group to operate.

A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due no later than Friday 02 June 2023.