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Flying high: Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort celebrates 25th anniversary by taking to the skies

October 10, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

One of the Hunter Valley’s most popular resort properties, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, is commemorating a very special milestone in style this month, by taking to the skies over the renowned wine region.

The sprawling 25-acre Resort is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of its very own hot air balloon, which is flying high to mark the occasion.

In partnership with Balloon Aloft, the branded Oaks Hotels & Resorts balloon recently made its debut at the annual Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta, where a kaleidoscope of brightly coloured balloons floated above the Hunter at sunrise, creating a sky-high spectacle for all to see.

Following on from the four-day event, the Oaks balloon will now become a permanent addition to Balloon Aloft’s fleet over the next five years, offering Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort guests and other travellers the chance to experience the magic of hot air ballooning for themselves.

Guests will soar high above Australia’s oldest wine region and take in breathtaking panoramas of the Hunter’s native hinterland, verdant vineyards, charming cellar doors and manicured golf greens from the ultimate vantage point.

Prices start at the special rate of $245 per person and include a sunrise balloon flight, delicious gourmet breakfast at Peterson House, champagne celebration and sparkling wine tasting, and can be added to accommodation bookings at the Resort.

Mr Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Executive Officer of Oaks Hotels & Resorts, said the hotelier was delighted to celebrate 25 successful years in operation.

“Cypress Lakes Resort has enjoyed a rich 25 year history as one of the Hunter’s most sought after accommodation, golf, wedding and conferencing destinations.

“Over the years, the Resort has welcomed thousands of guests through its doors, and we are so grateful for the loyal support we continue to receive from holidaymakers and business delegates alike who choose to stay with us when visiting the Hunter Valley.

“The Resort has transformed significantly since first opening in 1992, with close to $20 million injected into revitalising the property’s villa accommodation, championship golf course, conferencing and events precinct, and leisure facilities. We are extremely proud of the refreshed product we can now offer our guests and look forward to another successful 25 years in business.”  

Located just two hours’ drive from Sydney and close to the Hunter Valley’s most popular attractions and experiences, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort boasts 136 villas in a range of One, Two, Three and Four Bedroom configurations, and features three swimming pools, tennis courts, a championship golf course, onsite restaurant and bar, gymnasium, and seven versatile function venues.

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