Velocity Frequent Flyer Points

A weekend in the Hunter Valley on Velocity Points

A weekend is a time for celebrations, sleep-ins and catching up with friends. But what’s the one thing that can make a weekend even better?

Getting away.

Plan your ultimate two days of weekend goodness using nothing but a cache of Velocity Points earned on a Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card. Here’s an idea of how you could do it in the Hunter Valley as a spot of mouth-watering inspiration, with help from the Velocity Rewards Store.


By four wheels or two wings, a tail and a nose, your Points could take you to the destination of your dreams – or even places you might not have heard of.

Let’s say you’re a Canberran making tracks for the Hunter Valley one weekend this summer. You fly direct from Canberra to Sydney from 6,900 Velocity Points plus $30.62 Taxes per person (prices may vary depending on your chosen weekend!). Then you pick up a rental car from Europcar at Sydney airport and zip out to the Hunter Valley, putting the tab on your Velocity Frequent Flyer account. This would set you back from around 16,000 Points for Saturday morning pick-up and Sunday afternoon drop-off.

This works for the following participating countries: Australia, NZ, Great Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. Simply choose the car you want from Velocity, continue to the payment page and tap in your Velocity Points details for a quote.

Related: Find out all about Velocity Points.


And where will you rest your toothbrush for the night? At any one of Velocity’s hotel partners.

Take your pick from the high-class Hilton, cosy Crowne Plaza, rad Rendezvous, awesome Australis, magnificent Mahali Mzuri, impressive Intercontinental, stunning Sundowner and more (provided one exists in your chosen destination).

Hunter Valley is home to a gorgeous Crowne Plaza hotel. Grab about three $100 vouchers for from 17,000 Points each, and that should cover your overnight stay.

A weekend away in the Hunter Valley