Hunter Valley Luxury

Highlights

Exquisite experiences

From private tastings of some of the world’s best wines to opulent resorts and elegant restaurants, Australia’s oldest wine region offers you exquisite experiences. Begin your day watching a glorious sunrise from a hot air balloon high above the beautiful vineyards.

  • Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley
  • Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley

Enjoy a luxury escape in the Hunter Valley

For the discerning traveller, the Hunter Valley will delight your sensors with a range of memorable experiences. With some of the world’s best wines made in this beautiful region, enjoy wine tasting on private tasting tours at cellar doors and meet winemakers and cellarmasters.

Places to stay include first-class resorts with golf courses, such as Chateau Elan, Cypress Lakes and Crowne Plaza. There are secluded rural retreats as well as guesthouses and cottages within vineyard estates, including Spicers Vineyards Estate, and well-appointed holiday homes in tranquil settings.

Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin

A great way to begin the day is watching a glorious sunrise from a hot air balloon. Balloon Aloft, Balloon Safaris, Beyond Ballooning and Wine Country Ballooning each offer the exhilarating experience of soaring above the vineyards. After the gentle flight, enjoy a gourmet breakfast.

You can also experience the breathtaking beauty of Australia’s oldest wine region and the rugged Broken Back Range on helicopter tours with Slattery Helicopters and Hunter Valley Helicopters. Another option is to fly in immaculately restored vintage aircraft with Hunter Valley Vintage Wings.

Just two hours’ drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley has a delicious selection of award-winning restaurants that use the freshest local produce. Reserve a table for fine wine and food at Muse Restaurant, Bistro Molines, Margan, Esca Bimbadgen and Restaurant Botanica, to name just a few.

The Spa at Chateau Elan, Hunter Valley

No matter where you choose to rest your head in the Hunter Valley, you'll be close to many wineries, restaurants and boutique breweries.

Stay at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to take full advantage of the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course set amongst the vineyards, and swim in the huge outdoor heated pool. Play on the Greg Norman-designed golf course at Chateau Elan at The Vintage, and wake up to fairway views from your private villa. For a private escape, the cozy Casa La Vina villas have their own courtyard and outdoor fireplace, while spa villas also feature an outdoor jacuzzi.

Enjoy uninterrupted views towards Brokenback Mountain at Spicers Vineyards Estate, set within a private winery and featuring a sumptuous menu of Modern Australian dishes served at the onsite Botanica Restaurant. The modern Tonic Hotel suites offer valley views, an in-room massage service and a generously stocked fridge with a delicious breakfast platter.

Take some time out of your day to unwind and be thoroughly pampered at one of the region’s many day spas and massage centres. Feel revitalised from head to toe at Spa Anise where you can choose from a wide range of body wraps, facials, and full body exfoliation treatments. The Golden Door Spa offers reinvigorating steam rooms and a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as health retreat programs, natural and alternative therapy options, and fitness programs. Treatments at The Spa at Chateau Elan include access to an infrared detox sauna and hydrotherapy lounge, with two salt water thalassotherapy outdoor hot tubs overlooking The Vintage golf course. Double treatment rooms at the Reflections Day Spa offer a chance to relax with a friend or that special someone.

Travel in style and see the Hunter Valley vineyards and rolling hills from a whole new perspective. Float over the region as the sun rises with Balloon Aloft’s hot air balloon tours, then enjoy a champagne celebration and gourmet breakfast once back on solid ground. Hunter Valley Classic Carriages offer a unique way to explore the leafy back roads of Pokolbin on a horse-drawn carriage while you snack on gourmet cheese and antipasto plates on your journey.

  1. 4 William Hunter Valley

    4 William Hunter Valley

    From $600 per nightTucked away on the edge of a historical Hunter Valley Wine Country village, 4 William is a luxurious retreat for up to 10 discerning guests who expect more from their weekend away.Enjoy a scenic...

  2. Amelies

    Amelies

    From $120 per nightAmelies is a self-contained one bedroom cottage with fabulous views from its spa bath (even the toilet has a view!). The cottage is a picturesque recycled brick cottage set amongst a sea of lavender with a marble...

  3. Casa La Vina

    Casa La Vina

    From $351 per nightCasa La Vina offers three adobe villas, for that couples escape. Featuring log timber ceilings, gas log fireplace, reverse cycle air-conditioning, free wireless internet, iPod docking station, 46 inch flat screen...

  4. Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley

    Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley

    From $270 per nightChateau Elan at The Vintage is one of Australia's finest golf and spa resorts, located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. Features include five conference venues, superb dining, a championship golf course and...

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