All villas have fully equipped kitchens, so you are encouraged to bring bread, butter, jam etc to prepare your own breakfast. There is a microwave and oven for you to prepare dinner in your villa if you choose. Cessnock is a 15 minute drive from Cypress Lakes where there are a number of supermarkets open until 10pm each day.

Breakfast at Cypress Lakes (daily). Just outside the hotel on the lawn

1. Full buffet breakfast (pre-booked at the time of checkin) – $17.00 per person

2. Full buffet breakfast (no pre-booking) – $25 per person

3. Quick and easy take-away (front of the breakfast restaurant)

Bacon and egg roll – $6.50 per person

Roll with fried free-range egg, fresh pesto, spinach and roma tomato (V) – $6.50

Fresh fruit salad – $6.50 per person

Bircher muesli – $5.50

Muffins – $5

Water & drinks available for purchase

Dinner options at Cypress Lakes Bistro (daily)

Cypress Lakes Bistro will offer $15 “daily specials” for EcoTAS delegates who wish to dine in the restaurant.  

Need something quickly? 

The Proshop at Cypress Lakes is open from 6:30am to 6:00pm. You can purchase snack items, as well as bread, milk and butter, or even a pre-packaged dinner ($12.50). Tea, coffee and sugar is available (complimentary) in all villas.

EcoTAS Dinners

Saturday 25 November – Post Graduate Students’ BBQ and Trivia night

Location: The Event Centre Lawns

Cost: $15 per person for food, plus cash bar available

 Menu: 

Spiced BBQ Lamb skewers with Tatsiki

Halloumi & roasted vegetable kebabs with thyme and lemon dressing (V)

Chef’s selection cake of the day

Beverages: cash bar to be available. Soft drinks, beers and house wines.

Sunday 26 November – Casual Dinner

Location: The Event Centre Lawns

Cost: $15 per person for food, plus cash bar available

Menu

Build your own steak sandwich

Chickpea & Lentil burger with cheese & tomato bush chutney (V)

Beverages: cash bar to be available. Soft drinks, beers and house wines.

Monday 27 November – Casual Dinner

Location: The Event Centre Lawns

Cost: $15 per person for food, plus cash bar available

Noodle box dinner, incl dim sum station; vietnamese noodle salad

 

Beverages: cash bar to be available. Soft drinks, beers and house wines

Tuesday 28 November – Night Markets

Location: The Event Centre and Lawns

Cost: $15 per person for food, plus cash bar available

Market stalls with chicken and vegetarian noodle dishes, thai beef, pasta

 

Beverages: cash bar available. Soft drinks, beers and house wines. 

Local wineries will offer wine tastings, and have bottles of wine available for sale. (Please note that you cannot purchase wine by the glass from the wineries, but you can buy  bottle or two to consume at your villa). 

Local suppliers in attendance include: Hunter Valley Honey, McGuigans Wine, Tempus Two, Peter Drayton Wines