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Discover the Around Hermitage food and wine trail in the Hunter Valley

Discover the Around Hermitage food and wine trail in the Hunter Valley

There are numerous reasons to spend a few days in the vicinity of Hermitage Road, located in the north-west corner of Pokolbin. Marvel at breathtaking views, explore dozens of charming boutique wineries and cafes, visit a brewery or two, and discover plenty of enjoyable activities if lounging by the pool isn't your preferred pastime.

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Wine Selectors 15 top rated things to try in the Hunter Valley

Wine Selectors 15 top rated things to try in the Hunter Valley

An easy two-hour drive from Sydney and Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley has so much on offer. From award-winning wineries and exceptional restaurants to hot-air ballooning and concerts under the stars, there’s always something to keep you going back for more.

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Fall in love with Lovedale

Fall in love with Lovedale

It’s no surprise that some people base themselves in Lovedale and explore no more. Local cellar doors are small and intimate but make character-laden wines to a very high standard. Experience sunset trike tours, a charming trattoria, artisan smokehouse, small farm cheeserey, cooking and amazing ballooning. Here's all the inspiration you need for your next getaway.

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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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Activities Aplenty: Unwind on the wild side

Activities Aplenty: Unwind on the wild side

Not only a destination for exceptional wines and gourmet food, the Hunter Valley also offers plenty for the nature lovers, thrill seekers and adventurers.

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