Welcome to RMA-Ville

We could call it a venue, a location or even a destination, but this years conference site is far more than that... Introducing RMA-Ville, your 'home away from home' and a one-stop shop to network, learn, relax and totally immerse yourself in the local culture.

With the whole conference being held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, we want to make your time at RMA20 even better by showing you everything you can see, do and experience onsite. With a range of options available, feel free to bring the whole family!

See below for a list of accommodation ideas, activities and childcare options you can book with the venue.

The location

With over 150 wineries, restaurants aplenty, sweeping landscapes, mobs of kangaroos, and just a two hour drive north of Sydney (or less than an hour from Newcastle), the Hunter Valley is a fabulous destination for RMA and a great place to catch up with friends and colleagues from all across Australia.  

Unsure on the best way to get to the Hunter Valley? Check out our 'Getting there' page for ideas.

The venue

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
430 Wine Country Dr
Lovedale, NSW 2325

Ideally located in Lovedale, in the heart of the Hunter Valley The Crowne Plaza offers premier resort accommodation with a scenic golf course, breathtaking vineyard views, a pool and great leisure facilities right on their doorstep. This location a great way for RMA20 delegates to experience the very best the Hunter Valley has to offer.


Accommodation options

Whatever your budget, you’ll be sure to find an accommodation option in the Hunter Valley to suit your needs.

With over 400 spacious guestrooms, the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every guest and occasion, and they are providing exclusive discounts on accommodation for RMA20 delegates and partners. Access these discounts here. 

Looking for something else?  There are a range of accommodation options throughout the Hunter Valley to choose from. Hunter Valley Tourism have generously compiled a list of participating venues offering discounts for RMA20 delegates and partners. View these here.


Onsite Ubika Spa offers a refreshing sanctuary surrounded by picturesque vineyards and golf greens, and framed by the rugged Brokenback Ranges. Whether you're looking for hair or makeup services or a deluxe spa treatment, Ubika will have something to make you truly unwind and relax. 


The award-winning Sydney Brewery sources beer from the finest, filtered Hunter Valley water, giving their brew masters a blank canvas to create a vast range of beers. Located next to the onsite restaurant,  the brewery provides eight styles of beer and two ciders which can all be enjoyed onsite.


Hunter Valley Golf is a scenic 18-hole championship golf course offering premium facilities, service and unparalleled natural beauty. Enjoy a game surrounded by undulating hills, picturesque lakes, abundant wildlife and stunning views of the Brokenback Mountain Range.

Winery & Brewery tours

With a range of tours available, you can visit some of the Region’s renowned wineries and breweries, sample the different flavours and learn about the art of brewing. Whether you do this by bus, helicopter or coach, there is sure to be something that takes your fancy. 

Childcare services

Bringing your little one to RMA20 and need a reliable sitter? We recommend Red Zebra Babysitting and Childcare services who will come directly to you, wherever you are. *Please note, there will also be an onsite parents room provided at the conference. 

Hunter Valley

As Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley is renowned for its high quality Shiraz and Semillon, fresh produce and fine dining. With over 60 restaurants and 140 cellar doors, the Hunter region is the ultimate foodie destination. See the link below for a compiled list of essential Hunter Valley activities for you to enjoy during your stay.