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The Hunter Valley: A Summertime Playground for Wine Lovers and Foodies

The Hunter Valley is a wine lover's paradise, and summertime is the perfect time to visit. The weather is warm and sunny, the grapes are ripe, and there are plenty of events and activities happening. Here are a few ideas for your next Hunter Valley summer getaway:


Wine lovers: Visit a winery.

An absolute must if you're a wine lover. There are over 150 wineries in the Hunter Valley, so you're sure to find one that suits your taste. Many wineries offer tours and tastings, so you can learn about the winemaking process and sample some of the region's best wines. Lucky for you, we have a list of the most wonderful, family-owned businesses we would love to recommend. Ready to get planning? Visit our website for more!


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Go wine tasting.

This is a great way to visit multiple wineries in one day and learn about the different grape varieties grown in the region. If you're not sure where to start, give us a call or hop onto our Contact Us page to enquire.



Elysia Wellness Retreat.

After a day of exploring, treat yourself to a massage or other spa treatment. Elysia Wellness Retreat is the place to discover a fresh lease on life and a true balance of mind, body and spirit, offering a variety of services to help you unwind.


Attend a festival.

There are many festivals held in the Hunter Valley during the summer, such as the Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival and the Summertime Music Series. These festivals are a great way to enjoy the region's food, wine, and music.


Take a hot air balloon ride.

Soar over the vineyards and take in the stunning views of the Hunter Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won't soon forget.


Go for a hike.

There are many hiking trails in the Hunter Valley, ranging from easy to challenging. Whether you can handle a breezy walk or a strenuous exercise, your hike will still experience our bushland wonders whilst enjoying the fresh air and scenery.


No matter what you're interested in, you're sure to find something to do in the Hunter Valley during the summer. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!


Here are some additional tips for planning your Hunter Valley summer getaway:

  • Allow us to book your accommodation at our chosen 4-star venues. You will definitely want a place to cool down and relax if you're planning to visit during a major festival.

  • Pack comfortable shoes and clothes for walking and hiking.

  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as the weather can be hot and sunny in the summer.

  • Be sure to try some of the local food and wine. The Hunter Valley is home to some of the best restaurants and wineries in Australia.

For all you wine lovers and foodies, allow us to give you the ultimate Hunter Valley Summertime experience that you deserve. 🍷

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