Things to do in the Hunter Valley
Hot Air Ballooning
Experience the Hunter by air enjoying panoramic views of scenic Wine Country. Balloon aloft is the most experienced hot-air balloon operator in Australia and has been offering sunrise flights daily for more than 35 years.www.balloonaloft.com
Fly in a YAK 52 ex advanced Military Trainer (pulls up to 5G's - 5 times the force of gravity! Standard flight with aerobatics $295 (advanced $350).www.topredwarbirds.com.au
Visit Hunter Valley Gardens.
Winner of the Best Tourist attraction in the Hunter for 6 years running. You can get lost in the 60 acres of stunning feature gardens for hours. There is always something happening such as the winter wonderland, Spring festival of flowers, the rose spectacular and the enchanting Christmas lights.www.hvg.com.au
Treat yourself to a Day Spa
The Golden Door Spa Elysia is a haven of relaxation and healing. A world class spa with 26 treatment rooms, a spacious relaxation lounge and complimentary steam rooms and spa baths, all created for you to take time out, relax and rebalance.www.goldendoor.com.au
Dine on decadent Desserts
Sabor is the Hunter Valley's very first Dessert Bar and the only spot to pair up desserts with local wines from all over the region. Sabor is still the original and the only Dessert Bar to have over 50 desserts on the menu. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and indulge in desserts, coffee, tea and matching wines with the breathtaking views of the Lambloch vineyard and Brokenback Mountain Rangewww.saborpokolbin.com.au
Discover delicious foods on a gourmet food trail
What goes well with wine? Delicious food! The Hunter Valley has it all. There are a selection of fantastic cheese Shops in the area including Binnorie Dairy, Hunter Belle tasting room, Smelly Cheese Shop, Hunter Valley Cheese Co and the Two Fat Blokes gourmet kitchen. Looking for something sweeter why not visit Hunter Valley Chocolates at either locations on Broke Road or the gorgeous artisan chocolate store Cocoa Nib located at Keith Tulloch wine estate. Sample locally produced oils at Pukara Estate Peppers Creek, taste Honey at the Hunter Honey Hive or mild to red hot chillis at The Chilli Hunter at Windsor’s Edge Vineyard. Visit our favourite family run specialty grocery store Wollombi Providore, who offer a huge range of organic locally grown fruits and vegetable along with pre-prepared meals and superior cuts from Hunter Valley rare meat.