Mount View really pushes the envelope when it comes to idyllic views, so set your GPS to find Mount View Road and wind your way up to the very top past terraced vineyards and lush green pastures dotted with cows and kangaroos.
The landscape is a kaleidoscope of colours with each changing season and the views from Bimbadeen Lookout stretch to Barrington Tops and the coast on a clear day.
Along the way you’ll come across acclaimed boutique cellar doors offering a wide range of wine styles as Mount View is lucky to have an assortment of soil types, so new alternative grapevines grow alongside the traditional Shiraz and Semillon. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy a laidback wine tasting in scenic surrounds with cheese and antipasto platters to nibble on.
Mount View is also home to one of the region’s most awarded restaurants perched high on a hill where you can take in the extraordinary views from the Provencal -style interior or the pretty wisteria-covered courtyard. The vibe is as relaxed as it is romantic – one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments you’ll want to share with friends on Facebook.
There’s also an eclectic mix of places to rest your head, from lovingly restored farmhouses to luxurious secluded villas. Some are adults only, others cater for families and groups, and some are pet friendly so you can bring your fur babies too.
What more can we say? It’s a tranquil setting with a beautiful mountaintop outlook. What’s not to like?
As far as idyllic rural backdrops go, you can’t ask for much better than Mount View. Mount View Road weaves its way past terraced vineyards, quaint tasting rooms and B&Bs up to the Bimbadeen and Mt Bright Lookouts, with breathtaking views in every direction. It’s a picturesque, peaceful setting in a quiet corner of the Valley.