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The weather in Hunter Valley
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World-Class Wine Festivals Await in Australia’s Hunter Valley
Although holiday cottages in Hunter Valley are just under two hours' drive from Australia's capital, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more bucolic spot. The area's world-famous wineries look out on acres of verdant vines, swollen with rotund, rubicund grapes. It's not just a destination for wine lovers, though. There are exceptional restaurants to be enjoyed, sublime spas to unwind in, and family attractions such as a storybook garden to discover.
Wine, glorious wine
The fecund soils of Hunter Valley have produced some of the world's most cherished wines. The oldest wine region in the country, Hunter Valley is a must for expert oenophiles and wine novices alike. Combining established vintages with innovative new growers and makers, Hunter Valley will put every aspect of winemaking at your fingertips. Stroll through acres of vineyards beneath the valley's blue, rolling mountain ranges. Take a winery tour and learn about the process, enjoy a wine tasting, or simply sit back and enjoy a glass at your new favourite restaurant.
How about brushing up on your culinary skills at Hunter Valley Cooking School? You'll gain new skills from expert chefs and work with delicious local ingredients. What's more, you'll enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of local wine after your cookery session is complete. Don't miss out on Hunter Wine Theatre, a unique wine tasting where you can learn about wine production on the theatre's big screen while tasting local wines.
A confection of children's entertainment
Besides its acres of exceptionally beautiful scenery in blissful areas such as Singleton and Hermitage, Hunter Valley's unique attractions make it a paradise for the little ones. Where else can you take a candy-making class? Your family will be delighted by the opportunity to learn the art of confection from a top chef. Little Willy Wonkas of the world will be thrilled by this class, during which they can learn to create famous Australian Rocky Road and indulge their sweet tooth.
At Christmas time, Hunter Valley's elaborate gardens are even more magical than usual. Throughout the summer months, you'll find them heady with the fragrance of some of Australia's most impressive rose specimens. Children love to cavort through ten themed gardens, especially the children's storybook garden. Here, the narrative unfolds through playtime in the sunshine. Top off your visit with a stop at the Garden Terrace restaurant, which looks out over the exquisite Oriental garden. Don't miss out on heritage-listed villages scattered throughout the valley, such as Wollombi. Fascinating aboriginal, pioneer and convict history melds in these villages.
Out and about in Hunter Valley
Change up your wine appreciation tour of Hunter Valley, and rent a bicycle or motorcycle to explore on. Alternatively, appreciate the stunning natural beauty of this part of the world when you float over the vineyards in a hot air balloon. The views stretch for miles, making this one of the most memorable ways to experience the region's spectacular natural beauty. Every October, the valley' skyline is dominated by floating balloons in all shapes and colours.
Alternatively, get away from it all at stunning Chateau Elan. This prestigious spa boasts 17 treatment rooms plus a hydrotherapy lounge featuring salt water. Laze in one of the outdoor hot tubs and look out on the vines while you enjoy a glass of local wine. You'll also find championship golf courses at your doorstep when you stay at holiday cottages in Hunter Valley. Tee off at expertly designed courses beneath the glorious mountain ranges that hem the region.
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival
Each May and June, the valley explodes with myriad gastronomic indulgences at the Food and Wine Festival. Visitors flock from around the globe to take part in this annual celebration of the region's world-class wines. You'll also find all manner of fruit products here, along with luscious produce and local products including cheese, chocolate and meats. A vast array of events spring up during the festival, with most focusing on wine. Gastronomes can delight, too, since there are also masterclasses in cooking and campfire cookouts beneath the stars to enjoy.
Try the region's famous sémillon accompanied by local cheeses, or sumptuous beef steak, raised locally. Make your own rich bouillabaisse, or try your hand at the art of mixology. During weekends, the wine festival is paired with a film festival in the great outdoors. The films are specially selected, with some originating in Hunter Valley. Don't miss the thrilling Burning of the Barrel and fireworks event at Glandore Estate, which sets the festival spinning with live music, local wine and decadent culinary offerings.
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