Escape to the picturesque Hunter Valley just a couple of hours north of Sydney and indulge in life’s great pleasures of food, wine and nature.
The world famous Hunter Valley is in the heart of Australian wine country with the region’s rich history stemming from the early pioneering era. Since its early beginnings, the Hunter Valley has produced many world renowned fine wines and has grown to boast more than 150 wineries.
Not just famous for its wines, the Hunter Valley also has a growing olive industry, producing excellent cold pressed olive oil. Treat your tastebuds to local gourmet food and wine with the perfect backdrop of charming vineyard landscapes. You can also sample premium local beers and the unique alcoholic ginger beer at the boutique Bluetongue Brewery, opened in 2003 by four Hunter Valley locals.
While in the Hunter region another must-see are the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. Meander through the 60 acre garden absorbing the sights and fragrances of the feature gardens, including the impressive Rose Garden containing the largest variety of roses in the southern hemisphere. The quaint little village in the centre of the gardens won’t disappoint with several boutique stores including a chocolate store boasting delicious locally produced fudge and chocolate.