Travel deals: Save over $500 on a five-star Tuscan-inspired Hunter Valley holiday

Set in the heart of Australia's premium wine country, the European-inspired five-star Château Élan retreat brings a little piece of Tuscany to New South Wales, with laid back country elegance and high-end gastronomy. Rooms are designed to take full advantage of the location, with floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces or balconies offering an elevated position overlooking the green rolling hills and The Vintage golf course.

Relish the delights of seasonal local produce at Legends Grill or dine alfresco at Spike Bar. Practice your swing at the hotel's Greg Norman-designed 18-hole golf course or watch the world go by from the 25-metre lap pool. If you'd rather unwind, the peaceful Hunter Valley Day Spa will help with relaxation, rejuvenation and recuperation. And while leaving the hotel is optional, there's more to see further afield — from wine and cheese tastings to early-morning hot air balloon rides and many walking or cycling trails.

This deal includes: daily gourmet breakfast; welcome bottle of local wine; a $25 spa credit; a wine and cheese tasting at McLeish Estate; spirit tasting at Hunter Distillery; a wine and cheese appreciation course at Hunter Valley Cheese Factory; and discounted green fees at The Vintage Golf Course.

Two nights from $379 a studio, valued up to $912. Book by February 22 for travel until December 15, 2021.  

Phone 1300 88 99 00. See luxuryescapes.com

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