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.
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.