Known for its sprawling vineyards, charming country villages, and meandering waterways, the Hawkesbury Valley is the perfect place for a luxury weekend away. Whether you’re looking to explore the region’s rich history and culture, indulge in fine food and wine, or simply unwind with some rest and relaxation — Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley provides the perfect setting.

To help you make the most of your time away from the city, here’s how to plan the ultimate weekend away less than a 1-hour drive from Sydney CBD.

Treat Yourself to Some Serious Pampering

Black hot stones on the back

Located right here within our hotel grounds, Villa Thalgo Day Spa is ready to transport you to a world of tranquillity and indulgence. Take your time to enjoy a wide range of treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs, and wraps, the perfect place to unwind and let your cares melt away.

More than just another place to get pampered – Villa Thalgo Day Spa is a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Soak up views of manicured gardens and breathe in the fresh mountain air as you prepare to embark on a sublime sensory escape that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Elevate your visit with the 180-minute ‘Spa Indulgence’ ritual for two, which combines a range of treatments including a soothing marine body wrap, focus massage, petite facial, and an LED scalp treatment. The perfect way to enjoy a relaxing weekend away together, sample a few treatments from the treatment menu and rediscover the joy of doing nothing.

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Wine & Dine with a Gourmet Getaway

Upscale bar with wooden decor

No luxury weekend away would be complete without dining at an award-winning restaurant that delivers on flavour, freshness, and gourmet flair. Harvest Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is a must-visit for anyone who appreciates exceptional cuisine.

Featuring a menu that showcases the best local produce and ingredients, explore a superb wine list that features a range of local and international wines — each carefully selected to complement the restaurant’s curated menu. When the weather’s good, why not dine on the outdoor terrace, which offers stunning views and provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience?

Barracks Bar is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of exploring the Hawkesbury Valley. Enjoy a range of handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers, as well as a selection of delicious snacks and light meals — perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a post-dinner nightcap.

Black grapes on a vine at sunset

If you’re a wine enthusiast and want to sample some of the region’s finest bottles, Tizzana Winery has been producing award-winning wines since 1990. Located just a 20-minute drive from Windsor, sample a range of wines, from crisp whites to full-bodied reds, all of which are crafted onsite at the vineyard’s cellar door.

Luxurious Hawkesbury Accommodation

Whether you are looking to relax and unwind or indulge in a range of luxury experiences, check into a luxurious 4.5-star accommodation experience that is unrivalled in the region. Nestled in a picturesque setting, surrounded by lush gardens, rolling hills, and tranquil waterways,  explore a range of luxury accommodation options perfect for escaping Sydney and its suburbs.

Elevate your stay by booking the 1 Bedroom Suite with Balcony,  the ultimate in luxury accommodation. This stunning suite is tastefully furnished and boasts a spacious layout that includes a separate bedroom, living area, and private balcony with stunning views of the hotel grounds and beyond.

Take advantage of a seriously comfortable king-size bed topped with premium bedding and plush pillow.

The highlight of the suite is the private balcony, which offers beautiful views of the Hawkesbury Valley and provides the perfect spot to relax and unwind with a glass of wine or an early morning cup of coffee. The balcony is furnished with comfortable outdoor seating, allowing guests to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the region. The suite also features a comfortable lounge, a dining table, and a range of modern amenities, including a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffee machine.

Things to Do in Hawkesbury Valley

The Hawkesbury offers visitors a range of exciting experiences perfect for a unique weekend away. From exploring the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains to enjoying the vibrant arts and culture scene in Windsor, it’s easy to lose yourself amongst the natural beauty and cultural heritage of regional Australia.

Here are a few things to do when staying at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley.

Indoor swimming pool at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury

Relax Poolside

Enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley — a highlight of the hotel’s world-class facilities and perfect for unwinding with a view.

After a swim and some time poolside with a good book, be sure to check out the  fully-equipped gym,  tennis court, and day spa offering a range of treatments and services. Whether you are looking to stay active during your luxury weekend away or simply unwind and relax, the hotel’s facilities offer something for everyone.

Visit Windsor Mall Sunday Market

Held every Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Windsor Mall Sunday Market is a popular destination for foodies, shoppers and visitors to the area. Spend a morning browsing a diverse range of stalls selling fresh produce, crafts, clothing, accessories, and local wares — with many of the food vendors at the market using locally sourced ingredients, providing visitors with a true taste of the region.

Buy Local Produce at Richmond Good Food Market

The Richmond Good Food Market is a weekly event held every Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Richmond Park — just on the corner of Windsor and March Streets in Richmond.

Visitors to the market can peruse a wide variety of stalls filled with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, jams and preserves, olive oils, honey, and more. The market is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, providing an opportunity to support local businesses and communities.

Explore Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery showcases a range of contemporary and traditional art exhibitions, featuring both local and national artists. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, admission to the gallery is free and visitors are welcome to explore the exhibitions at their own pace.

Featuring works in various mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, and installation art — exhibitions often explore contemporary social and cultural issues, as well as showcase the natural beauty and heritage of the Hawkesbury region.

Enjoy a Day at Hawkesbury Race Club

Dating back to 1871, the Hawkesbury Race Club hosts several key racing events throughout the year, including the Hawkesbury Gold Cup — which is held in April each year and is one of the premier racing events in the region.

The club offers a rich history, modern facilities, and a range of racing events that are guaranteed to please equine enthusiasts. Feel the ground tremble beneath your feet as supercharged horses power their way to the finish line.

Place a bet or two and enjoy the thrill of the races in some of NSW’s most beautiful scenery.

spacious balcony suite in grey and white

Book Your Relaxing Weekend Away

Escape to the ultimate destination for a relaxing weekend away at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. Check into luxurious 4.5-star accommodation and take full advantage of a heated indoor pool, modern leisure facilities, and a range of dining options — the perfect combination of relaxation and indulgence.

Book your stay today and get ready to experience the ultimate luxury weekend getaway in the heart of the stunning Hawkesbury Valley.

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