Hunter Valley Destination Guide
Looking to escape to flourishing wine country where you’ll discover world-class wineries, top-notch restaurants, delicious local produce and renowned golf courses? Hunter Valley is your one-stop destination.
Here you can indulge in one big gorge fest of fine wine, acclaimed diners, boutique beer, chocolate, cheese, you name it! This region has something for everyone and like its shiraz, it is best enjoyed in the cooler months.
THINGS TO DO
TASTE THE BEST WINE IN THE COUNTRY
With more cellar doors than any other wine region in Australia, the Hunter Valley offers a diverse range of mouth-watering experiences from big-name labels to boutique winemakers alike.
The beauty of the wineries in the Hunter is that they are all located on the same stretch of road, so you can’t get lost finding them. Take Broke road in Pokolbin, for instance. If you follow it all along, you’ll see some of the best labels in the country pop-up for you to take a quick detour such as Lake’s Folly, Tyrrells, Peppertree & Hope Estate.
If you’re joining us, we have the ultimate Hunter Valley gourmet tour in store for you. We will have our own first-class chef serving up a memorable journey filled with tastings and produce that will satisfy our tastebuds.
STROLL THROUGH THE DIVINE HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS
One of the most underrated experiences in the Hunter Valley is taking a walk through its award-winning gardens. There are 10 individually themed gardens that showcase the magic of horticulture from around the globe.
One moment you’ll feel like you’re strolling through an estate in Italy, the next in the gardens of Japan, and at one point you’ll even walk through a storybook!
There is good news for the fellas who aren’t so much into gardening, they can loiter inside Harrigan’s, a conveniently placed pub nearby.
TREAT YOURSELF WITH CALMING SPA TREATMENT
The Hunter is a haven for relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. Unwind, breathe and enjoy the peaceful countryside with a soothing spa treatment that will restore your well-being.
A short drive away from your hotel is The Golden Door’s Spa Elysia – the state’s largest day spa. They offer over 50 calming therapies and treatments that will nourish your mind, body and soul. Be sure to book in when you’re here to fully immerse yourself in the Hunter’s serenity.
SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS ON A HOT AIR BALLOON
For the early-risers, one of the best ways to truly appreciate the stunning Hunter Valley countryside is a sunrise flight on a hot air balloon.
The landscape from above is breathtaking, and the serenity is unrivalled. You’ll look down to rolling hills clouded in mist, perfectly aligned vineyards and maybe catch a kangaroo hopping around. The local flight operators are pros at this stuff so your safety will be assured.
If you are interested in seeing the Hunter Valley through this awesome perspective, book with Beyond Ballooning. They are a premium hot air balloon company who’ll provide you with a champagne buffet breakfast, free photos from the flight, PLUS 100% refund if you can’t fly due to bad weather.
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