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Hunter Valley Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
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A weekend in the Hunter Valley is a rite of passage for every romance. If it's a Friday afternoon, throw whatever you can in the back of the car and head north of Sydney for about 160km. Once you get to the edge of the valley, the sun will have set just enough to enjoy that famous twilight drive. Turn up the music, roll down the windows and get a little closer as you enter this labyrinth of pure excess. The things to do are endless for couples who can experience a weekend where time stands still, while couples on the rocks will travel back in time to the very first moment they met.
Park the car and get lost hand-in-hand somewhere within one of the one hundred and fifty wineries. Wander through the vineyards by foot or travel on horseback at Hunter Valley Horse Riding. Before long you'll have a glass of world famous Hunter Valley Semillon cradled in your palm. The Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest wine region for a reason. Like a living and breathing Narnia, the Hunter's fertile soils within the Brokenback Ranges nurture this inimitable crispness. Cheers to that. Visit Mill Creek Vineyard for some of the best wine in the region.
Good wine should always be enjoyed with good food. Whether it's a late lunch overlooking perfectly manicured vineyards at Maragn Restaurant, an old country pub with a gourmet menu or a bespoke dining house you'll be talking about for months, the Hunter Region will impress any pretentious foodie. Mix up your getaway and head out for a meal by the beach at Boomerang Beach.
The valley's villages are peppered with gourmet provedores that provide the perfect trail for afternoon pottering. Pack your car full of farm-fresh jams, cheeses, chutneys, chocolate, fresh crusty bread, olive oil and coffee beans. All locally sourced with recipes that haven't left the family. Come celebrate food the way it's meant to be with your handy local guides.
If you're not feeling the effects of an afternoon wine tasting too much, leisurely wander the local galleries or country gardens and see what's on. Why not head to the water and hire yourself a luxury boat? Wander through hectares of beautiful plants and lose yourself in the lavish Hunter Valley Gardens.
At a two hour’s drive from the Sydney CBD , too much of a good thing has never been so close. In the land where time stands still, indulgence has never been so long-lasting. Fall in love again this weekend in the Hunter Valley.
Hunter Valley Events & What's On
- 2017 Aberdeen Highland Games - Scone Jefferson Park
- Sydney Hotshots Live at Lakes & Oceans Lakes & Oceans
- 'Curiouser and Curiouser' by Denise Faulkner Michael Reid Gallery
- The Original 100 Metre Meal Margan Restaurant & Winery
- Folksongs and Fairytales Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music
- The Sense of an Ending at James Theatre James Theatre, Dungog
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