A Guide to Exploring Australia’s Premier Wine Region: Hunter Valley – ‘Grape’ Times Await!

Whether or not you enjoy a glass of wine, Hunter Valley is a wonderful retreat, with something for everyone. With its verdant vineyards and rustic charm, read this guide to uncover the best of Australia’s favourite “Wine Region”.

Gorgeous Stays

Weekend escapes deserve idyllic stays and the Valley’s teeming with options to suit every traveller! Make the most of Hunter Valley accommodation deals and take your pick, from beautiful B&Bs to cosy but luxurious resorts such as Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.

Exciting Mornings

Imagine having a bird’s eye view of the sun’s warm morning glow, slowly light up the lush landscape? Book a morning hot air balloon ride to enjoy this experience first-hand. You can even opt to have a bubbly breakfast, as you soak in the morning sun. It’s the perfect excursion to book for a group of friends or even as a romantic date in the clouds.

Image via Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Wine Tastings

With so many winemakers in the regions, book a tasting and tour and you’ll come out of your holiday feeling like a real sommelier! The tours are comprehensive and will give you a great opportunity to learn a lot more about what goes on behind the scenes. That’s not all, you’ll be able to enjoy the local wine and all the accompaniments that would pair well with it.

Enchanting Gardens

The Hunter Valley Gardens are beautifully maintained and are a great choice for those travelling with family. Apart from the serenity this little haven offers, there are lots of special nooks and surprises for all those who visit. From special rides for kids to even Indian, Chinese and Oriental gardens – prepare yourself for a real treat!

Experience the Air balloon tours in Hunter Valley; floating above Hunter Valley

With over three decades of expertise in the hot air balloon business, Balloon Aloft has been recognized for the fact that it offered the very first “passenger balloon” tours in Australia. Over the years, it has been quite clear that the company has maintained its standards and remained as the leader in the market for the trade. The quality and the service offered by the organization have always been deemed highly.
Balloon Aloft has also been recognized with many awards since the year 1980. With the location conveniently placed a mere two hours away in the northern direction from the Sydney city, Hunter Valley is the best place for a picturesque balloon tour that will take you above sweeping scenery beneath. The fact that the tour starts early in the morning means that passengers are always made to feel fresh and enjoy a great start to their day of sightseeing, from a completely different angle.
The Hunter valley tours usually start at sunrise and will take the passengers over the beautiful areas of Pokolbin, Rothbury, Lovedale and Broke. The flights are usually timed for about one hour and are best followed up with a good and hearty breakfast. For most travelers who visit the city there are quite a few hotels and resorts in the area such as Cypress Lakes Resort and others that allow for a great dining at Oaks on Collins.
The daily hot air balloon tours that take place can be done for individuals or for corporate teams. The tours can also be done at a different level for VIP passengers and can be used for various celebrations as well. The scenery of the Hunter Valley locality and the refreshing experience can be the beautiful start of a vacation in Australia and can make for one of the best and most memorable stays of your life.

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