The Hunter Valley's Finest


Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club is a par 72, 18-hole championship golf course and is ranked among the top resort courses in Australia. Unveiled in 1992, it was designed by Steve Smyers of Florida. From the Black championship markers, the layout is a length of 6,467m, par 72, but reduces to 5,520m from the men’s White tees with the ladies facing a distance of 5,216m. 
The golf course has never looked better, so challenge yourself or a few mates to 36 holes over a long weekend. 

Top 5 Wineries

With 130 wineries on offer, all nestled within the rolling hills of the Hunter, we’ve turned to our guests to find out their favourite locations.                  
1. Scarborough Wine Co 
2. Leogate Estate Wines 
3. Waverley Estate
4. Peterson House 
5. Audrey Wilkinson 
You can organise a private driver to take you on your own personalised tour for a half day, full day or split over a few days.

Hot Air Ballooning

For those chasing something a little more daring... lift off before dawn and watch the sunrise over the vineyards in a hot air balloon. The whoosh of the fire burner will send you higher into the sky revealing scenery that will truly leave you wanting more. Many of our guests have been known to take advantage of this romantic experience and pop the question amoungst the clouds, or during champagne breakfast that follows. 

Balloons Aloft are our preferred partner and you can book at reception.


Whilst we’re airborne, those who wish to up the adrenaline rush can take a leap into the drop zone challenge with Skydive Hunter Valley. First timers are in good hands with tandem jumps starting from just $249 per person. If you’re a self-confessed pro you can jump solo, or for those addicted to that freefall feeling, they offer a 9 stage skydiving course that’ll give you a license to thrill anytime, anywhere. Visit for a list of prices and packages to suit you.

Warbird Flights

Feel the G-Force in a supercharged warbird plane with Aerohunter in the Hunter Valley. Fly with an experienced RAAF or Ace Aerobatic pilot with a number of different aircraft on offer. If you’ve always wanted to star in the Top Gun movie, this is as close as you are going to get and what an experience it will be. Starting from $339 per person, there are a range of experiences to choose from. Visit for more information.

Rally Driving

Get behind the wheel and be amazed by the power and grip, driving turbo Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution rally cars. At Rally School Hunter Valley, they have turbo gravel rally cars designed to have you on the edge of your seat... you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face! Ideal for birthday's, Fathers Day or Christmas gifts, or just shout yourself! Packages and specials start from $100 per person. Visit for a list of driving courses available.