It might be a quick 25 minute drive from Perth, but the spectacular Swan Valley is almost guaranteed to have you feeling a million miles away from your everyday cares on your next visit. Whether you are escaping for a mini break or extended holiday in the heart of the vineyards, this destination has something for everyone from manicured golf courses and scenic natural landscapes, to inspiring aboriginal art and historic colonial treasures.
Of course, let’s not forget the famous Swan Valley Food & Wine Trail, a 32 kilometre trail that explores more than 150 wineries, eateries and micro-breweries across this special region that produces some of Australia’s best Verdelho, Chenin Blanc and Shiraz varieties. An ideal destination for those with a ‘taste’ for culinary adventures!
All cellar doors lead to The Sebel
Managed by Accor Vacation Club, The Sebel Swan Valley is the perfect choice for travellers who want to stay a while and indulge in the best of the Swan Valley at their leisure.
A true home-away-from-home experience, The Sebel is a hop, skip and jump away from some of Western Australia’s finest cellar doors and wineries, not least of all the world-class Houghton’s and venerable Sandalwood Wineries, and local fromagerie, the Cheese Factory.
Fairway to Heaven
Thanks to the amazing presentation and experience enjoyed by players on the Ellenbrook and Lakes golf courses, The Vines is continually rated as one of Australia’s best golf resorts. The lush, manicured gardens and immaculate greens of these magnificent Swan Valley courses are surrounded by natural bushland, where you can expect to be joined by local wildlife – not least of all curious wallabies – as you play each course.
For those up for a challenge, The Vines internationally ranked courses are the real deal with unique bunkering and an interesting course layouts that follow the natural landscape making for a testing and enjoyable experience. There is also a driving range, unparalleled in Western Australia, featuring a fully grassed teeing off area and a multi-tiered green surrounded by bunkers, for those wanting to perfect their short game.
Self-catering is definitely a popular option for most guests staying at The Sebel Swan Valley, given each apartment’s great kitchen and lifestyle features for entertaining. However, the nearby Novotel provides an easy alternative for those who prefer to pass on cooking while on a minibreak, providing dining options at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and bar for breakfast, lunch, dinner or perhaps a sundowner cocktail as the sun sinks over The Vines.
Guests staying at The Sebel also receive complimentary carparking, and access to Novotel’s outdoor swimming pool and heated spa, tennis and squash courts, a games room, barbeque terrace, hairdresser and massage services. Everything you need for a complete holiday experience.
For those who want to double their holiday fun, Accor Vacation Club offers two more great destinations in Western Australia, within driving range of the Swan Valley.
Endearing Margaret River
Set amongst exquisite, manicured gardens in the award winning Margaret River wine region of Western Australia, Grand Mercure Basildene Manor is a one-of-a-kind historic property, dating back to 1912 and classified by the National Trust and Heritage Council.
A three hour drive from the Swan Valley, Basildene Manor is a firm favourite with discerning travellers,
Now owned and operated by one of Australia’s leading holiday lifestyle programs Accor Vacation Club, the old manor house was originally built by the locally renowned Willmott family, 106 years ago, to be their stately family home.
Steeped in history and tradition, the modern Grand Mercure Basildene Manor offers 19 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, in addition to a restaurant that serves a delicious buffet breakfast (and the hotel’s famous Devonshire tea). There is also a fireside reading room, a sunroom and conservatory, a lakeside pergola and even a tennis court. So much to do without even leaving the grounds!
Of course, with so many beautiful beaches, caves and wineries within easy reach, Basildene Manor is an ideal home base to explore the natural splendours of Margaret River, beyond the main hotel.
A bit of Busselton, on the side
The Sebel Busselton is perfectly located to enjoy the best of the region known as the ‘gateway to Margaret River’, with easy access to Geographe Bay for swimming and snorkelling adventures.
Depending on whether you’re travelling as a couple, or with friends or family, The Sebel Busselton has a variety of modern and spacious apartment options to choose from. Studio spa rooms are ideal for two, while spacious two or three-bedroom self-contained apartments are ideal for larger or multi-generation family trips. Other hotel facilities include a heated indoor spa and pool, an outdoor resort style pool, tennis court and two squash courts. Families will enjoy the location close to the beach, and games room to keep kids entertained.
Over winter, the hotel has undergone an extensive renovation program, to reveal a fresh new look in time for summer 2019. Another great reason to add Busselton to your WA bucket list this year.
Address: 79 Hermitage Drive, The Vines WA 6069
Phone: (07) 5595 3200
Address: 187 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9757 3140
Address: 553 Bussell Highway, Busselton, WA 6280
Phone: (08) 97549800