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 note: the shuttle ticket is a $25 all day ride (9.30am to 4.15pm) ticket.
There are now two options available.
Event Ticket and Transport Package - 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, these will be advised to you just prior to the event! You are booking a surprise Lovedale Long Lunch experience and Rover Coaches 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 Shuttle Bus Transport operates between the wineries on LLL weekend. Tickets are $25pp. The shuttle travels a one way circuit - Allandale-Tatler-Gartelmann-Saltire-Emma’s-Sandalyn-Wandin-Allandale. Shuttles run every 10 – 15 minutes from each venue starting from 9:30am to 4pm. No pre-booking required, simply pay for a ride all day ticket. At peak times, the shuttle can take up to one hour to travel the circuit.
You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the event.
Tastes of the Hunter Wine Tours
We are offering transport to the Lovedale Long Lunch from Sydney (both Saturday and Sunday) as well as from local Hunter Valley accommodation venues, the Central Coast and Newcastle.
You can check out our page and transport offerings 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: https://zephertours.com.au/tours/sydney
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 on 0424 033 606
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/
Hunter Valley Helicopters
See Lovedale from the sky and arrive in style when you fly with Hunter Valley Helicopters. Transfers from accommodation and wineries available throughout the Lovedale Long Lunch weekend. Transfers and joy flights available from Emma's Cottage, Sandalyn Estate, Saltire Estate and Tatler Wines.
Remember not to drive if you have been drinking. RBT means you need a plan B! (Please note: this applies to Bicycles also).