Venue and Host City


Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is the ultimate luxury resort destination in NSW’s iconic winemaking region. The convenient location of the hotel allows you to explore the best vineyards, wineries and cellar doors at your own pace. Remove yourself from distraction, clear your mind, breathe the fresh air, admire the local landscape, enjoy premium local gourmet produce and appreciate world class wines, in the heart of NSW’s wine region.

With 100 acres to explore and enjoy, the 18 hole championship golf course set amongst the vineyards, tennis, basketball and the region’s largest heated pool, the Resort is your playground. Try your hand at volleyball, bocce, croquet, the gymnasium, giant chess and checkers or simply be pampered in the Ubika day spa.

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Host City

The Hunter, commonly known as the Hunter Region or Hunter Valley is located around a three hours’ drive North of Sydney CBD. The Wonnarua Nation were the first people of the Hunter Valley land and inhabited the area for at least 30,000 years. Today the Region is most well-known for its production of some of the world’s most popular wines. Not only is The Hunter Valley the oldest wine region in Australia, it boasts the highest number of cellar doors than any other region in Australia with over 150 wineries. The Region consists of many well-known cities such as Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland and Cessnock as well as the Upper Hunter Shire and the Hunter River.

The Hunter Valley is however known for a lot more than just it’s wine. From the Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club that consists of an 18-hole golf course, bushwalking through World Heritage bush land to visiting horse stud farms, day spas or even taking a hot air balloon ride, the Region has an activity for everyone.

You can rent a bike, motorcycle or car to visit the endless entertainment and dining options in the Region and always take the scenic route to admire the beautiful vineyards and Broken Back Range as you move from location to location.

The closest train stations to the Region include Maitland and Singleton. Trains leave Sydney via Newcastle. Alternatively, you can fly direct to Newcastle and catch public transport or hire a car from there.


Please see here for activities and tours throughout the Hunter Region.

Please see here for advice on getting to the Hunter Valley.

Please see here for more on making the most of your trip to the Hunter Valley.

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