Top 5 Things to do in the Hunter Valley

Combining lush fields, traditional vineyards, and quaint towns, the Hunter Valley is one of New South Wales’ most picturesque regions. Bringing together an eclectic selection of gourmet opportunities and incredible views, it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Here are the top things you can get up to in the area.

1. Wine Tasting

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its collection of world-class wineries, each of which boasts its own selection of delicious tipples. Throughout the valley, you can sample some local wine varieties, as well as learn more about the wine-making process and the history of the vineyards.

2. Hot Air Ballooning

One of the best ways to soak up everything the Hunter Valley has to offer is by catching a glimpse of it from above. You can hit the skies in a hot air balloon and look down on the patchwork quilt of fields and towns below. Taking a trip at sunrise in a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the beautiful scenery of the Hunter Valley make it that much more spectacular.

3. Hunter Valley Gardens

Nestled among the vineyards you’ll find the Hunter Valley Gardens and the Gardens Village, which span more than 25 acres and encompass 10 feature gardens. Here, you can get up close and personal with nature, and discover some of the regions most beautiful flora. As well as trails that weave through exotic and native plant species, there are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic or soak up the sun. Afterwards, you can head to the Hunter Valley Gardens Villages, which is home to a collection of boutique stores perfect for picking up souvenirs in.

4. Golf

If you’re a golf enthusiast, Hunter Valley is the place for you. There are a handful of full-sized golf courses in the area that offer great views and a peaceful way to pass the afternoon. Cypress Lakes, Hunter Valley Golf Club, and the Vintage Golf Club are just a few to choose from.

5. Check Out an Exhibition

The Hunter Valley is also a popular cultural hotspot, with a range of creative activities to get stuck into. The Morpeth Gallery boasts a fine collection of traditional Australian landscape and wildlife art, the Maitland Regional Art Gallery showcases almost 3,000 paintings by local artists, while the Australian Woodwork Gallery offers a delightful display of native Australian woodcraft designs, gifts, furniture, and collectibles.

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