Transport and Shuttle Buses
The Lovedale Long Lunch does not organise transport, there are a few ideas below that might help you to organise your own:
Note to private bus charter groups:
Some local establishments will not accept bus groups after events. If you are planning to have your bus drop you at a local pub or club after the event, we suggest that you arrange this with them prior to the day to avoid disappointment.
Rover Coaches Coach Packages
For a range of coach transport options and bookings, including the shuttle bus that runs on a constant loop between the participating venues on the day, visit: www.rovercoaches.com.au
Please be aware that there are some major changes to the transport options provided at Rover Coaches for the 2018 event.
There are now two options available.
The first is an Event Ticket and Transport Package, which includes transport to and from local accommodation. Your bus and driver will collect you from your accommodation in the morning and operate on a designated loop throughout the day and then return you to your accommodation at the end of the day. You will stay with the same bus and driver for the entire Lovedale experience visiting three wineries during the day. Please be aware when you book these packages you will not be able to select your venues.
You are booking a surprise Lovedale Long Lunch experience and Rover Coaches will look after you all the way!
These Rover packages include a Lovedale Long Lunch entry package, so if you would like to book transport with Rover Coaches, go to www.rovercoaches.com.au
The second is the shuttle bus option. The Shuttle Bus Transport will operate for $25pp between the wineries on the day – starting at Allandale Winery and then operating a one way circuit, finishing at Wandin Valley – from 9:30am to 4pm. You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the event. There is no need to pre book this option, you can simply pay at the wineries on the day. Don’t forget the shuttle goes in one direction and during the busy peaks can take up to one hour to operate a circuit. You need to plan your wineries so you are not going past a winery that you would like to visit later in the day as you are wasting valuable Long Lunch time on a bus!!
Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours
Looking for a fun and friendly small group experience for your Lovedale Long Lunch adventure from Sydney?
Enjoy the style and sophistication of our luxury 20 seat minibus (leather seats, DVD player, 8 speaker sound system, individual air conditioning controls, mini fridge, onboard iPad and 3 Apple/Android charging ports at the front of the bus) as you experience the Hunter's premier food and wine event in comfort and style!
Book your Lovedale Long Lunch return transport and festival package from Sydney for Saturday or Sunday here: http://www.tastesofthehunterwinetours.com.au/lovedale-long-lunch-from-sydney
Tastes of the Hunter is a Sydney based tour company offering full day tours from Sydney to the Hunter Valley wine region.
Zepher Tours Packages
Travelling to the Lovedale Long Lunch from Sydney? Enjoy your weekend from the moment you step on the bus. No boring commentary, just some fun facts and great music that lets you unwind. Book your hassle-free return transfer from Sydney here: www.zephertours.com.au/all-tours/lovedale-long-lunch-bus/
Operating on Sunday only.
Cutting Edge Adventures
If you are travelling from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, jump on board our bus for a fun & relaxing day in the Hunter Valley. Our buses are comfortable, air conditioned & full of people having a fun time listening to great music. Book your return package here: http://www.cuttingedgeadventures.com.au/wine-tours/home.asp
Slattery Helicopter Packages
Travelling by helicopter is an experience that stays with you long after touching down. Slattery Helicopter Charters offer hotel and winery transfers. For details and bookings visit: www.slatteryhelicopters.com.au/
Remember not to drive if you have been drinking. RBT means you need a plan B! (Please note: this applies to Bicycles also).