A business trip doesn’t end when you step out of the meeting room. There’s so much more the destination can offer you and your meeting delegates. That’s why Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts has curated city itineraries full of inspiring venues and energising activities in our Crowne Plaza Mostly Business Hub for you to include in your next event. Check out the local hidden gems and activities to fully experience the destination you’re visiting.

Here’s our top picks for Hunter Valley.

Mix business with food at Muse
Celebrate a great meeting by savouring culinary brilliance at Muse. No matter who you’re bringing, this elegant restaurant will tick all the boxes. If you’re planning a more casual working lunch or bite between conference calls, the Muse Kitchen down the road is a bistro and winery serving up local fare. Delight your tastebuds with great food in a great setting.



Help your team reach for the sky
There’s nothing quite as inspiring as the view from above. Plan to go on an exhilarating journey above Hunter Valley in a hot air balloon at dawn. Feast on views of the sun hitting the vines, of golden rays mixed with every shade of green. The largest balloon can take up to sixteen people. Include a champagne breakfast and aerial photography and give yourself a memorable downtime.



Give your offsite meeting a creative spark
Need some team inspiration? Visit the local Ogishi Craft Centre, the place where art and science meet performance. Here the skill and delicacy behind the art of glassblowing is on full display. Inspired by her Japanese heritage and the surrounding landscape, the Centre’s owner describes the process as a combination of music, sport, teamwork and expression. This offbeat and intriguing activity is the perfect team exercise – a great and unique way to bring everyone together.



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