26 September 2023

The Sebel Melbourne spring special in Ringwood

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By Rama Gaind.

The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood.

Laughter can be an instant vacation, but to ensure you make happy memories – a change is as good as a holiday – no matter how short the sojourn. With spring just around the corner, here are a couple of appealing minibreaks on offer to Melbourne and the Hunter Valley.

Located at the gateway to Victoria’s Yarra Valley, and only a 30-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood is the perfect spot to relax.

Unwind in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The four-star property is offering an exclusive spring accommodation rate starting from only $215 per night in one of its comfortable apartment-style rooms.

This rate will only be available from 1 September 2022 until 30 November 2022.

Take the time to enjoy the fruits of the Yarra Valley and beyond in The Sebel’s on-site vibrant restaurant, The Orchard Restaurant & Bar. Boasting the best fresh ingredients of the Yarra Valley and regional Victoria, the restaurant is full of intimate spaces and a breezy terrace for those warm spring nights.

Ringwood is a vibrant business hub and features a range of walking and cycling trails for the fit and active. The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood boasts four state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces for those wanting to escape from the busy Melbourne city.

For the fashion-conscious, there’s Eastland Shopping Centre only two minutes away to satisfy all your shopping and retail needs.

Make sure you spring onto this exclusive deal before it’s too late!

Save on getaways to Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort is nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country.

With up to 30 per cent off stays until the end of September, now is the time to beat the winter blues and head out for a fun-filled getaway to Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley.

Book by 31 August for stays until 30 September 2022.

Designed for families, the resort is the ideal base from which to explore it all. Nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, this resort is a 121-hectare property offering one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, many with private balconies with bushland, vineyard or golf course views.

Enjoy the outdoors at the Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.

Those who prefer a bird’s eye view with a little more speed can take a scenic chopper flight above the rolling hills of the Hunter with Hunter Valley Helicopters or enjoy a Champagne Breakfast Flight or Margan Estate Helicopter Wine & Lunch Tour with Skyline Aviation.

Exploring the Hunter Valley on horseback is a romantic way to while away an afternoon. From a leisurely guided trail ride with Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures for those who like to get up close and personal with the countryside, to a cosy, private horse and carriage tour with Hunter Valley Classic Carriages. Why not leave your four wheels behind and settle in for a scenic, slow adventure instead.

Seasonal events

The Hunter Valley’s festivals and events schedule doesn’t slow down as it hits full speed in spring – with a range of regular, one-off and weekend activities to discover.

Highlights include:

  • Merrick Watts: An Idiot’s Guide to Wine, Brokenwood Wines – 26 August
  • Low & Slow Smoking Masterclass, Majors Lane Cooking School, Lovedale – Saturdays & Sundays
  • Wollombi Wild Ride (mountain biking) – 3 September
  • Seafood & Cider Festival, Stanley Park – 10 September
  • 1st Release Wine Week, Pokolbin – 10-11 September
  • Hunter Valley Gin & Jazz Festival – 10-11 September
  • Drag & Dine Brunch, Roche Estate – 10 September
  • Sculpture in the Vineyards – 10-25 September
  • Handmade in the Hunter Markets, Sobels Wines – 10 & 24 September
  • END2END Festival, Oaks Cypress Lakes – 17 September

Organising a holiday escape is only half the fun since you are the one who has to create it. Only then does “an upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate.”


The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood


Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort


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