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Delicious Dining in Delights

Delicious Dining in Delights

Picture yourself relaxed and of good cheer, living the Hunter Valley good life to the full in accommodation that feels both like an escape as well as a home away from home. You wouldn’t want to leave, right? Sometimes the best way to unwind is spending time with your significant other, family or friends in the privacy of your own abode. Whether it’s basking in the sunshine around the pool or curling up by the fire and admiring the sweeping sunset views your vista boasts, sometimes you just want to dine in and save yourself the fuss of the leave. We’ve helped narrow down our top picks for tasty takeaways for both snacking and dining.

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Tourist Drive 33 - Take the scenic route to Hunter Valley Wine Country

Tourist Drive 33 - Take the scenic route to Hunter Valley Wine Country

The drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley via the M1 and Expressway can feel like it goes on forever and ever. Why not take the scenic route? Next time you’re driving up for a visit to the Hunter Valley, take the road less travelled and discover the rich history and natural beauty of Tourist Drive 33. Not long after you get onto the M1, you'll soon find yourself driving on a motorway that cuts through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, which is full of bush-walking trails and offers the perfect opportunity to take a break during your travels. The motorway is also bordered by huge sandstone cut walls that lead in and out of lush bushland.

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Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

For many pet owners, the hardest part about travelling is leaving our four-legged companions behind. Luckily for us, most venues in the Hunter Valley are in the same boat – pooches are part of the family and in many cases, staff rosters as well. You’ll find that many wineries and even restaurants will have a resident fury friend on-site, in charge of the hellos and goodbyes.

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Top 5 sweet spots in the Hunter Valley

Top 5 sweet spots in the Hunter Valley

Treat yourself in Hunter Valley Wine Country and indulge in all things sweet and dangerous. From exquisite, hand crafted bon bons, mouth-watering hot chocolates and gourmet gelatos, the Hunter Valley offers a range of unique sweet treats for sweet tooth's of all kinds. Even the non-sweet tooth's will find something they'll enjoy.

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Northern Exploration: Visit the Upper Hunter

Northern Exploration: Visit the Upper Hunter

Next time you visit Hunter Valley Wine Country, save some space in your itinerary to venture a little further and explore the northern part of the region. Known for open, green grasslands, stunning national parks, fine wining and dining and plenty of history, the Upper Hunter offers a memorable trip with plenty on offer to experience.

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