Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? …


  • What and where is ‘Spa Country’?

‘Spa Country’ is based around the Creswick/Daylesford area in central Victoria.  So named for the natural springs (Hepburn Springs) that populate the area.  You’ll love it!


  • How much will it cost?

Based on a standard king room at the Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick, the cost per couple is $1,476.00.  This includes four nights accommodation and all activities and meals from Friday morning to Monday morning.

Note: This excludes Thursday night optional dinner, and drinks across the weekend will be on consumption.


  • I’m an Alfisti, but my partner is not – will they be bored?

We certainly hope not!  Whilst this is a car activity weekend, not all events are car related and we aim to suit the whole family. The area also has many things to see and do in your free time.


  • Are kids welcome?

Absolutely! Today’s kids are tomorrow’s Alfisti! In the accommodation package, kids under 16 are included with free breakfast. Other costings for children will be released shortly.


  • I want to stay elsewhere and still be involved…

No problem! Our package this year has separate accommodation and activities/meal packages. The latter being payable to AROCA Vic.  More information soon…


  • I cannot attend all the events, can I come to some events only?

Yes! A separate day-tripper package will be released soon.


  • Will you cater for Christian traditions for Easter?

Yes! On Good Friday there will be a fish option for dinner and Sunday Church services information will be provided in your pack.


  • What if I can’t attend in an Alfa Romeo?

We understand! Some of our interstate Alfisti are unable to have the time to travel in their beloved Alfa Romeo, so they choose other transport (i.e. flying/hire car).  Whilst we would love to have your Alfa there with you, it is the people that make this such a great event!


  •  Is there a car washing facility nearby?

Yes, the hotel will provide basic car washing facilities. Best if you bring your own washing equipment.  There are also commercial car washing facilities in the area.  We will provide you with the locations of these in your pack.


  • What other things are there to do at the Novotel Forest Resort?

First up, the superb 18-hole golf course.  Plus, walks in the nearby state forest, tennis, swimming, gym and optional spa treatment facilities.


  • How do I qualify for an early-bird free upgrade draw?

You will need to send to the Novotel Forest Resort a completed booking form which includes your credit card details.  There is no requirement for payment until the event, it will just be a confirmation of your booking.  Payment will be required on checkout.  (Note: there are cancellation penalties on the booking form.)

Secondly, pay in full the AROCA component of $720.

Both will need to be completed by 30th September, 2014.

Two free upgrades will be available, the winners to be drawn at the October AROCA Vic club night in the presence of members.  Winners will be notified by email.

For example –
Book a Standard King Room or Superior King Room -> Executive King Room.
Book a Executive King Room -> One Bedroom Suite.
Book a One Bedroom Suite -> Two Bedroom Suite.


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