The bal­loon goes up at re­sort

The Gympie Times - - ESCAPE -

THE Oaks Cy­press Lakes Re­sort in the Hunter Val­ley is com­mem­o­rat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary by launch­ing its own hot air bal­loon.

In part­ner­ship with Bal­loon Aloft, the Oaks bal­loon made its de­but at the an­nual Hunter Val­ley Bal­loon Fi­esta where a kalei­do­scope of brightly coloured bal­loons soared aloft at sun­rise.

Fol­low­ing the four-day event, the Oaks bal­loon will 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 hot air bal­loon­ing.

Guests will soar high above Aus­tralia’s old­est wine re­gion and take in breath­tak­ing panora­mas of the Hunter’s hinterland, vine­yards and man­i­cured golf greens.

Oaks Ho­tels and Re­sorts chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Dil­lip Ra­jakarier said Cy­press Lakes Re­sort had en­joyed a rich 25-year his­tory as one of the Hunter’s most sought af­ter ac­com­mo­da­tion, golf, wedding and con­fer­enc­ing des­ti­na­tions.

Two hours’ drive from Syd­ney, the re­sort has 136 vil­las, three swim­ming pools and a restau­rant and bar.

DE­TAILS: mi­norho­

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.