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Just a short drive and - Guess What? We're There!

Just a short drive and - Guess What? We're There!
Feel like an 'almost trip to the country' with the kids? It’s no stress to take the delightful drive just out of Sydney to the Sebel Resort and Spa Hawkesbury Valley. Horses and cattle take over from cityscapes and freeways. Road side stalls with local produce tempt you to stop awhile. It only took an hour and 10 minutes to arrive at our destination in Windsor. Not one “Are we there yet”. Guess what guys? We’re here!

So much to do so little time

Indoor pool, warm spa, kids playground, all tempting the younger members of our group. In holidays and on weekends there are fun activities on offer in the kids club. Enough happy distraction to give me a couple of hours in the heavenly Villa Thalgo Day Spa. Relaxed, happy and feeling refreshed I ventured back the clamouring mob. Meanwhile our golfers had their share of fun practicing their swings on the driving range right next door. We really didn’t need to leave the property.

Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury Valley

Venture further afield

Ready to explore the local area of Historic Windsor! Perched on the edge of the Hawkesbury River there is a plethora of sites and buildings to keep the most avid buff happy. The kids were content to potter along peering into the burial grounds and the Barrack Guardhouse. If venturing into the blue is more your style, the Blue Mountains and all their glory are a quick scenic drive away.

Sebel Resort and Spa Hawkesbury Valley is a very cool place! Check this list out for a the full rundown of what fun and fancy you can get up to when you go and stay there.

The hotel is set within 8 hectares of manicured, landscaped garden, and includes an indoor heated pool, 2 floodlit tennis courts, an on-site 9 hole golf course and an adjacent 18 hole championship course, fully equipped gym and kids playground, plus the only Villa Thalgo Day Spa in Australia.

Villa Thalgo Day Spa

  • Indoor heated pool, sauna and spa
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • 2 all weather tennis courts
  • Croquet
  • Jogging/walking track
  • 2 adjacent Golf courses and a driving range

Family packages help make this choice to visit even simpler - the perfect 'almost trip to the country' ever!


Elisa Elwin is a Publisher, Travel Writer, Social Worker and parent to 2 teenage daughters Sam & Tori. With family far and wide, they visit and spread their wings a couple of times a year.

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