Travel Advice - Monday 10th August 2020

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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.
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Bucket List School Holiday Activities

Bucket List School Holiday Activities
​It's no secret that when school holidays come around it doesn't take long to run out of things to do to keep the children busy. The Hunter Valley can be just as enjoyable for the children and teenagers as it is the adults. Whether you're looking to keep the children busy with adventure, action, excitement or relaxation, we've got you covered.There...
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Blissful Escapes: Journey to Hunter Valley Wine Country

Blissful Escapes: Journey to Hunter Valley Wine Country
​Are you itching to get away? Looking to experience some fresh air and peacefulness of the countryside? Look no further, we have the perfect escape nestled in rolling hills and vineyards. The Hunter Valley is home to an array of blissful accommodation offerings for all occasions. We know there's one with your name on it!Nothing beats the pure relax...
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Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities

Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities
As officials have laid out a three-step plan to reopen Australia after the coronavirus crisis, there are hopes that the third step could be achieved as early as July. Each state and territory is anticipating when they can be moved from one step to the next, and the Hunter Valley will certainly be an active destination once the doors open.With a hos...
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TAKEAWAY TIPPLES: SPECIAL COVID-19 DEALS & DELIVERIES

TAKEAWAY TIPPLES: SPECIAL COVID-19 DEALS & DELIVERIES
Self-isolating and need a supply of wine? Hunter Valley wineries can come to the rescue offering special deals and super-fast delivery so you can enjoy your favourite tipples while lounging in your trackie dacks in lockdown. Our winemakers have had a tough year with drought, bushfires and now, for many, temporary closure of their cellar doors to ad...
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5 TOP WINERY TOURS

5 TOP WINERY TOURS
​With more than 150 wineries, the Hunter Valley really overdelivers when it comes to wine-tasting. But if you really want to learn more about the wine you're swirling around in your glass, booking a winery tour is your best bet. Not all wineries let you go behind-the-scenes, but there are a bunch of wineries that run scheduled tours, so you can get...
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Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for

Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for
There's nothing quite like a dose of country air and rural charm to set a romantic scene. Add a snug hideaway, delicious wine and quality alone time together and it's lights, camera, action. Hands-on action! These places to stay get the big tick for passionate pampering with beautiful vineyard and bushland backdrops. But don't despair if they're ...
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5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining

5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining
Getting the gang together for a long lunch or delicious dinner is super-easy in the Hunter Valley with 50 plus fabulous eateries. You can break bread amid the bustle of the main dining room, which is always fun, but if you want to spoil yourself with a discreet outing away from the crowd we've got that covered too. Here are five favourites that of...
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Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!

Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!
If you're on a mission to find first-class vinos and views, look no further. Here are 10 sensational spots with cinematic views that are every Instagrammer's dream come true… with lip-smacking Hunter wines to sample and snap too. AUDREY WILKINSON VINEYARDThe panoramic views from this historic Pokolbin cellar door has made it one of the most like...
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Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter

Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter
Want to experience the thrill of grape picking and crushing during the 2020 Hunter vintage? It's our 192nd vintage and that makes us the oldest continuous wine region in Australia!Not surprisingly, our winemakers think they know a thing or two about making great wine. We've seen it all… great vintages – 1965, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2018 – and some not s...
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Gorgeous gifts for the festive season and beyond

Gorgeous gifts for the festive season and beyond
Looking for a unique gift or stocking filler? Then it's time you filled your Christmas list with goodies from the Hunter Valley. We're blessed with tons of delicious drops, so wine lovers, beer drinkers and G&T fans are all taken care of. We also have plenty of extraordinary experiences including gourmet dining, balloon flights, cooking cl...
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