These little beauties are focused on uncovering ‘not to be missed’ gems in regional areas, because we’ve got plenty to see and do here in our own backyard, you just need to know where to find these local treasures.
The Hunter Valley
It’s all about wine! An easy 2 hour drive north of Sydney (or 1 hour drive from Newcastle Airport), this region has romantic getaway written all over it. The sheer size of the valley on top of the 170+ cellar doors and restaurants makes for a daunting prospect when you arrive and attempt to plan your precious mini break. Dividing the valley into sections and exploring 1 per day makes it a lot more manageable. Leaving the wine expertise to James Halliday, we’ll take you to some of the lesser-known labels you are sure to love. Experience the happening harvest as well as many outdoor concerts and festivals in summer, or cosy on down in winter around a crackling fire with a fortifying glass of local red. Weekend prices can sometimes be triple that of the weekdays and minimum 2 or 3 nights often apply. So if ever there were a reason to ditch the desk and grab a grape escape, you’ll find it in the Hunter.