Hunter Valley – A Tour of Australia’s Oldest Wine Region

The tantalising taste of Hunter Valley’s wines is something that has drawn people in from around the world for decades, just for a chance to set foot in one of the many cellar doors to experience what this valley is all about.

After a 2-hour drive to the north of Sydney in New South Wales, you will find yourself entering the Hunter Valley wine region. But you may feel as if you’ve just passed through the pearly gates themselves as you’re met with sights of breathtaking beauty, from the sweeping lawns of the wineries to the rolling hills coated in vineyards. There is nothing quite like the view of row after row of grapevines spread out around you as far as the eye can see through the crisp morning air of Hunter Valley.

That being said, the very first thing to do when you visit the Hunter Valley region would be to get a better view of your surroundings, and with a short drive up Pokolbin Mountain you will be standing at an incredible viewpoint where you will have a spectacular view of the entire Hunter Valley region. If this still doesn’t quench your thirst for the breathtaking views that this valley is so well-known for, then be sure to arrive before in the early hours of the morning and jump into a hot air balloon. This will take you on an ambient, yet thrilling tour of the area, with the mottled green valley spread out beneath you as the balloon above you glows with the golden light of the sunrise. There is no better way to treat your eyes to the wonders of this stunning landscape.

Once you’re done with treating your eyes, you can begin the main event, and treat your tastebuds to the flavourful delights of the many wineries in Australia’s oldest wine region. With over 150 cellar doors to choose from, you will have a number of chances to find out why this valley is not only Australia’s oldest, but also Australia’s very best wine region. Wine, however, is not the valley’s only tasty item, and what better food to pair with a good wine than cheese from the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory. And for those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll not want to miss the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, where you can find a whole assortment of delicious treats to sink your teeth into.

From the beautiful sights, to the incredible food and wine experience offered here, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to spend a night in one of the many luxurious accommodations just to enjoy one more day in paradise.

Overnight option available on our Hunter Valley Wine Tour.

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