Imagine a valley with endless rows of grape vines stitched neatly into the landscape. Add a few sunrises which stretch long shadows across the mist-draped hollows. Hang some colourful hot air balloons in the sky and dot the towns and backroads with boutique wineries. Mix in some 5-star hotels, some 3-star restaurants and a million stars in the night sky. You have just imagined the Hunter Valley. Located a two-hour drive north of Sydney, this is one of Australia’s premier grape-growing areas and boasts a stellar selection of fresh produce paired with exquisite wine and dining options.
The luxury hotels of the Hunter Valley spread themselves across a wide variety of locations. You can find boutique retreats attached to tiny, bespoke vineyards, and luxury day spas in little towns full of angle-parked 4WDs and Akubra-hatted locals. You can embark on endless wine-tasting adventures, fill yourself to the gunwales with epicurean delights, or simply sit and watch the world go by over the rim of a coffee cup or a crystal glass of wine. Every single day is perfect in the Hunter Valley. So don’t dream it: come and see it for yourself.
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Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley is the warm and welcoming luxury hotel, Harrigans. Contemporary yet traditional, Harrigans prides itself in offering a family friendly environment in deluxe and elegant settings. Close to wineries, stores and cafes this is a great location for a weekend getaway with the entire family.
Studio suites are available for a couples getaway and 2 or 3 bedroom suits available for a family holiday or time away with friends. With stunning views of the outside and Foxtel inside this is a great spot for cozy evenings with a nice glass of red. Air Conditioning for the warmer months and heating for the cooler months are featured in all room configurations.
Located on the premises are Bistro and Burger Bar. Offering an open first place indoors over Winter and a gorgeous alfresco dining area for the Summer, the Bistro is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Delicious pizzas and burgers await you at Burger Bar, which is also the perfect spot for afternoon drinks and enjoying live music.
Unwind after a day of wine tasting and sightseeing in the guest VIP lounge, adjoining the high tech sports bar. With a daily happy hour and drinks specials, don’t forget to check the events board to find out what is on during your stay.
Just two hours from the Sydney CBD, Spicers Vineyards Estate is an award-winning romantic destination. Centrally located within Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, the estate is surrounded by vineyards, golf courses and restaurants.
The tastefully decorated rooms contain an inviting fireplace and comfortable beds with premium linens. The King Spa Rooms feature French doors that open to the wrap around veranda which has stunning views of the area. Meanwhile, the Luxury Spa Rooms have well-appointed ensuites, featuring a rain shower, separate spa bath, double vanity, and underfloor heating. For a more exclusive experience, guests can stay at Vineyards House, an elegant and luxurious countryside cottage.
A true luxury hotel, Spicer Vineyard Estate offers guest a range of premium experiences. Guests can enjoy a gourmet private picnic or visit Spa Anise, the on-site day spa. For those looking to take to the skies, the estate can organise a sunrise hot air balloon flight or daytime helicopter tour.
Restaurant Botanica serves Modern Australian cuisine that is influenced by the Hunter Valley region. The menu features produce that is picked fresh daily and pairs it with fine wines from the local area. The attentive chefs are happy to cater for the specific dietary requirements of diners.
Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse offers modern elegance with a relaxed atmosphere. This luxury hotel is surrounded by a range of wineries, perfect for any wine connoisseur. Conveniently located, it is less than 15-minutes from the Hunter Valley Zoo, Hunter Valley Gardens and town of Cessnock.
The well-appointed rooms feature a classic yet contemporary design, with inspiration for the colour scheme being drawn from the Hunter region. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV and Bose Soundlink Mini. The light, airy ensuites feature rain showers and heated towel rails. For a more exclusive and luxurious experience, guests can stay at The Cottage.
Through Spicers Guesthouse, a secluded and romantic picnic for two or a sunrise hot air balloon ride can be organised. There are complimentary bikes and electric bikes for hire. At night guests can relax and mingle around the firepit, enjoying a glass of wine.
At éRemo Restaurant, the talented and dedicated chefs use local produce to create Modern Italian cuisine. The menu is changed daily depending on the available fresh ingredients and features creative, one-of-a-kind dishes. It is complimented by a thoughtful wine list which matches regional Hunter Valley vintages with those from further away.
Tonic Hotel is a relaxing and stylish countryside escape that is free from interruptions. The small, luxury country hotel is in the Lovedale area of the Hunter Valley. Within a twenty-minute drive there are multiple wineries, the Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Visitor Centre and Werakata National Park.
The stylish rooms contrast steel and glass construction against the whimsy of native Australian vegetation. They feature king-sized beds with premium linens and goose down doonas. The bathrooms have heated floors, a double vanity and bathtub. For larger groups a two-bedroom apartment can be booked which features a full kitchen, lounge area and two master bedrooms, each with an ensuite.
At Tonic, guests have access to a range of relaxation and wellness facilities. Experienced therapists provide in-room massages that sooth sore muscles and promote skin rehydration. The hotel has an outdoor pool and from the Tonic Lounge guest can experience views of wild kangaroos. There are also a number of nearby golf courses.
A continental breakfast featuring homemade muesli is placed in the accommodation fridge’s each day for guests to enjoy in privacy. Curries are available from the Tonic Lounge, which also has a full kitchen and BBQ for guests to use.