Join a warm and welcoming community of 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!
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:
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.
Please note: prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be withdrawn without notice.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 17 -Wednesday 20 July 2022 - ONE DEPARTURE ONLY!
Self-Drive Package (includes parking for 1 car per room):
Return Transfer Package (departure from Sydney Central Station by coach):
Please Note: the following costs for the return transfer package is based on a minimum of 20 Pax. If we do not reach 20 Pax this price may change.
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 on the "Return Transfers Package".
Sunday 17 July 2022:
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 fellow group travellers with a welcome drink followed by BBQ buffet dinner at Harrigan’s on The Terrace, located next door to the resort.
Monday 18 July 2022:
As 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, McGuigan Wines and Tintilla Estate Wines. Tonight, the evening is yours to discover the local cuisine.
Tuesday 19 July 2022:
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.
Wednesday 20 July 2022:
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before checking out of the resort and heading home with great memories and new-found friends.
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your Sydney accommodation and additional holiday requirements.
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:
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 17 July 2022 at 10:30am (you will need to arrive no later than 10:00am) and return on Wednesday 20 July 2022 at approximately 2:30pm. Please allow ample time for arriving or departing connections from other cities. This Transfer requires a minimum of 20 passengers to operate.
Flying into Sydney - 17 July 2022 :
10.00 am - Please ensure you are at Sydney Central Station to board your coach for your group transfer to the Hunter Valley. Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for a price from your preferred city.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Please note minimum numbers are required for this group to operate.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due no later than Friday 04 June 2022.