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We look forward to welcoming you to Hunter Valley Wine Country. A friendly reminder to please book ahead before your visit to ensure you don't miss out. For opening hours of individual businesses, health & safety requirements and how to book, please contact the business direct. Please ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest travel advice and any restrictions before and while you are travelling.

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HUNTER VALLEY BLOG

With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

Follow our insider tips by the people who know best… the locals. We ask talented winemakers, chefs, farmers, brewers and journalists to blog about their favourite places and experiences in this fertile wine region.

Special holiday packages to get you through Summer

The Hunter Valley is a place to celebrate life and passion. More importantly, Hunter Valley Wine Country is the place to celebrate you.

Plan your Summer getaway to Hunter Valley Wine Country and treat yourself, loved ones, family or friends to a holiday to remember! Explore the natural beauty of the Hunter Valley and discover its hidden gems and peaceful paradises tucked away in your own backyard.

We've taken the hassle out of trip planning and put together some exclusive experiences and offers that'll keep you entertained throughout the warmer season. From blissful escapes to outdoor activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy! But remember, you need to book ahead, not just for accommodation but for all your tastings, restaurants and activities, to ensure you don't miss out!

​ Whether it's for a family vacation, romantic retreat or besties trip, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley have got you covered. Located in the heart of the Hunter, you're just a short drive from many local luxuries as well. Whatever your trip purpose, make your home base Crowne Plaza. Head to their website for a range of special offers.

​ Celebrate the Good Life at voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, whether it's a couple's getaway or the whole gang, there's plenty of room to fit everyone. Make voco Kirkton Park your home away from home while you explore the wonders of Wine Country. Check out their room deals today!

​ Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to the sanctuary of the Hunter Valley. Take a moment to enjoy the simple pleasures as you surround yourself with peace and serenity. Estate Tuscany makes for the perfect romantic escape to reset your senses and find that inner balance. Visit their website for special deals.

​ Fun, adventure, romance… Hunter Valley Resort is the place to be. With an array of on-site activities and experiences for you to indulge in, you'll be sure to be entertained. Don't worry, if relaxation and rejuvenation are on the itinerary there's plenty of wide open spaces and quiet rooms to kick back and relax in. You can view all their great value Hunter Valley packages via their website.

​ Pokolbin Village offers unique accommodation with a charming and friendly "Village" atmosphere, ideal for the short break.Relax by the pool, play tennis or boules or browse the on-site attractions and retail outlets for some local shopping. Book your stay via their website.

​ Whether you're holidaying with the whole family, a small group or just the two of you, be sure to add a pasta making class with Our Italian Table to the itinerary. Not only do you get to make the pasta and learn about the art of traditional hand rolled pasta, but each class concludes with a well-deserved lunch among the vines. Fun for all ages, this educational and enjoyable activity is a sell-out so be sure to call ahead or go online and book today.

​ Tucked away in the Hunter Valley Gardens is a well-known attraction, Aqua Golf and Putt Putt, and is a must-do when in Wine Country. Aqua Golf and Putt Putt offer the ultimate fun-filled experiences for all ages, singles, couples, families and groups. Plus, test out your skills by hitting golf balls into the floating nets to win prizes – you just might build your own itinerary from playing Aqua Golf! Find out more via their website.

​ Celebrating their 40th Birthday in the Hunter Valley, Balloon Aloft are sure to please with an unforgettable flight over Wine Country. Hunter Valley balloon flights begin at sunrise and take in views of the picturesque wine regions of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury or Broke. Your experience is completed with a delicious gourmet breakfast and champagne celebration at the famous Peterson House winery and Restaurant Cuvee.Book an experience today via their website.

​ Unwind with Yoga in the Vines and let your worries float away as you stop and be in the moment. Indulge in a sneaky glass of wine or two as you learn how to incorporate wellness and self-care into your lifestyle through yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices. Book a class today via their website.

​Celebrate the warmer seasons with one of Margan Wines and Restaurant's ultimate experiences. Take a tour of their vineyard, winery and garden followed by a five-course degustation lunch or wait until the sun sets and immerse yourself in their twilight experience which includes a behind the scenes tour followed by a five-course degustation dinner. Book today via their website.

​ The Adventure Centre Hunter Valley is your one-stop spot located at Hunter Valley Resort where you'll find something to keep everyone happy. Relax on a trail ride or horse and cart ride, go on an electric bike or Segway adventure, put your culinary skills to the test with a candy making or pizza making class or embrace your inner winemaker with some grape stomping and barrel rolling. Visit their website to book your next adventure.

​There is nothing like the feeling of grapes between bare toes as guests jump in the oak barrel to experience the age-old tradition of pressing by foot. As the saying goes… when in Rome or in this case Wine Country, make sure you experience a little piece of tradition and make the most of your visit. Booking subject to availability of grapes, visit their website to find out more and book.

While the Hunter Valley has several kid-friendly Cellar Doors, Tulloch Wines takes child-friendly to the next level. Not only do they have a Junior Tasting Experience for the little ones but they also have a Kombucha Tasting Experience for the teenagers, or the adults.

​If this wasn't enough incentive, they also have colouring-in books, timber board games and outdoor lawn games such as giant jenga, connect 4, croquet and hoopla. There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained! Visit their website to book your next family-friendly tasting experience.

​ For romance with a bit of education, you'll find Audrey Wilkinson is the place to be. Their iconic Picnic in the Vines experience is a highly sought-after package. Enjoy a self-guided tour of their onsite museum, followed by a masterclass and premium tasting from by their in-house wine expert. Finish the experience with a handpicked wine and picnic hamper and relax as you set up your picnic on the property and enjoy the stunning views. Visit their website to book.

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