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    A stroll in the park - so to speak

    by iandsmith Updated Apr 23, 2011

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    If wild horses can't drag you away from Sydney, then perhaps these will.
    This fine toparic example is but a tiny piece of what you will experience at the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin.
    Hopefully you haven't just had a substantial amount of the local beverage before you see them otherwise who knows what you might make of it all.

    It's allright, they're tame, they can be hand fed
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    The Hunter Valley

    by BlueBeth Written Jan 26, 2009

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    Wine tasting appears to be a national sport in Australia. A few days after the wedding we took off for the Hunter Valley with the bride and groom.
    I think it took about 2/3 hours to drive to (I had quite a late night the previous night so slept most of the way there) and we stayed at Carriages, a lovely little vineyard. We stayed in a cute little cottage with two rooms and a shared living/cooking area. That night we ate at Robert's, the food was lovely and the service was great.
    Then, the next day we set off for our epic tour, 12 wineries on one day, yes 12! With tastings at each one. My favourite was Tatlers, the chap presenting the tastings was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of fun.

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    Wineries - Hunter Valley.

    by Openseas Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    Driving from Sydney takes approximately two hours. Once you are on the Sydney – Newcastle freeway continue north until you see a sign saying Cessnock exit. Follow this until you see signs to Pokolbin and the Hunter Valley Wine Country.

    Flights go to Cessnock airport or Newcastle. www.qantas.com.au you can be connected with the tour company which operate from Sydney, Newcastle and Cessnock www.rovercoaches.com another tour company that operates from Sydney is www.grayline.com.au.

    There is plenty of good accommodation available in the Hunter Valley, from luxury resorts to budget pubs.

    Vineyards – Hunter Valley.
    There are heaps of wineries to taste, smell and buy. Here are a few of the larger ones, but there are various wineries scattered throughout the Hunter Valley region.

    Rothbury Estate – Pokolbin
    Peterson House – www.petersonhouse.com.au in Pokolbin
    Wyndham Estate – www.wyndhamestate.com in Dalwood
    Tulloch Estate – www.tulloch.com.au in Pokolbin
    Gartelmann Estate – www.gartelmann.com.au in Lovedale
    Tintilla Estate – www.tintilla.com in Pokolbin
    Krinklewood Estate – www.krinkwood.com in Pokolbin

    Scarborough Wine Co. - www.scarboroughwine.com.au at 179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin

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    Wineries of the Hunter Valley

    by aukahkay Written Mar 17, 2006

    The Hunter Valley is a 2 hour drive north of metropolitan Sydney. There is so much to do in the Valley that it is hard to know where to start. Exciting wineries and cellar doors have been joined by a fantastic spread of shops restaurants and attractions making it the most visited wine region in Australia. I visited the Mount Pleasant winery, one of the many wineries in the Hunter Valley where I was taken through the process of harvesting, fermenting and distilling the wine.

    Mt Pleasant winery, Hunter Valley Vineyards of Hunter Valley
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    Hunter Valley wineries - 3hrs north of Sydney

    by aussirose Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    I have got this tip on my must see activities because it's not too far from Sydney and if you're a wine lover, a trip to Sydney is not a trip without doing the Hunter Valley wines, even if it's just for a tourist day trip. I have also put this tip on my off the beaten track because if you have a bit more time, then a few days in the Hunter Valley is well worth it. We went for a week and stayed at the Hunter Valley Resort and had a great holiday. You might want to check it out on my Pokolbin pages.

    Hunter Valley wineries

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    The Formal Garden and Wishing Fountain

    by iandsmith Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    This is one of the 13 gardens incorporated in this complex. It is not an understatement to say this is world class, far from it. This would push for a top ten rating in any "Best World Gardens" contest.
    Remember, my Pokolbin pages are where all the details are.

    Topiary and timeless sculpture
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    Take a day trip to the HUNTER VALLEY

    by amyhenderson Written Sep 9, 2004

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    Do you like wineries? Local cheeses, wines & other home-made delights can be found in the Hunter Valley.

    The Hunter Valley is an easy 1.5hr drive north from Sydney. Locals refer to it just as 'The Hunter'

    Recommended to overnight there in one of the many very cute bed & breakfasts. A great place for couples especially!

    Bike-riding is also a great activity for The Hunter and bikes can be hired from http://www.hvg.com.au/village_shop_details.asp?Tenant_ID=16

    and it would be a sin if I did not mention the hot-air ballooning that is also quite popular. Weather pending though, of course.

    Bike riding in the HUnter
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    Take a day trip to the HUNTER VALLEY

    by amyhenderson Written Sep 9, 2004

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    Do you like wineries? Local cheeses, wines & other home-made delights can be found in the Hunter Valley.

    The Hunter Valley is an easy 1.5hr drive north from Sydney.

    Recommended to overnight there in one of the many very cute bed & breakfasts. A great place for couples especially!

    Bike riding in the Hunter

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    The wineries

    by iandsmith Updated Aug 12, 2004

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    Fancy a day at the wineries? Well, you'll obviously be in the majority. Reportedly over 2 million people each year trek to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Personally, I'm up there every fortnight as part of my job and, once upon a time, I was Hunter Valley Tourist Officer and I actually drew a map of the area to update what was then available. How out-of-date that map now is!
    The colossal growth in the last 30 years has been spurred by Australia's multiculturalism and a burgeoning export trade. We outsell French wines in Britain, a fact I believe they're not too happy about.
    If you want lots of info, then please, See my POKOLBIN pages.
    This shot is of one of about 100 wineries, some with attached restaurants, some with accommodation that dot the area. It's all about 2 hours north of Sydney.
    There's a multitude of tour companies to take you there, far too many to list individually here, but any of the tourist information centre will give you an array.

    Bimbadgen
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    Watch how wine grows and how it's done!!

    by frir Written May 28, 2004

    ROSEMOUNT ESTATE, we took private jets to the Rosemount Estates and we had a great time, they gave us a tour of every single thing and then they showed us how they drink the wine!! We had lunch and lots of wine, it was definately a great choice!!

    Rosemount Estate
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    Australian wines are great

    by kooka3 Written Aug 3, 2003

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    If you can get out to the Hunter or Cowra Valley to visit some wineries, you won't be disappointed. Although people generally accept the Barossa Valley as producing the best Aussie wines, the Hunter Valley definitely comes in close second -- although I tend to favor them myself.

    The Hunter valley makes for a great day trip out of Sydney, and you can definitely combine this with a trip to the Blue Mountains.

    One great place is Mudgee - not quite the Hunter Valley (it's North of the H.V. and NW of Sydney), but it's a cute town and has a heap of wineries around it. My friend got married in one of the wineries, and it was beautiful.

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    Mudgee - wine tasting

    by SydneyGal Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Well, it's not in Sydney, but it would be worthwhile if you have the time to take a trip out to visit the country around New South Wales. As an alternative to going to the Hunter Valley for vineyards, a growing wine region is Mudgee (about 3 hours north-West drive from Sydney). Mudgee is a great place to get away from the city for a weekend. The drive to Mudgee from Sydney is very scenic, you'll catch the lovely green countryside. Some suggested places to stay: Kia-Ora B&B, Wildwood B&B, Pottier's B&B.

    Mudgee: click on the image to see the beauty!
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    If you love wine, head north...

    by miaou Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you love wine, head north to Hunter Valley. It's about 2-hours away but it's very refreshing to get out of the busy citylife. Maybe if you're lucky like us, you'll also see a group of kangaroos hopping around. It's no joke - they love wine too!

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    Wine Tasting in the Hunter...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley is free...and as such something not to be missed.
    I would recommend anyone visting to try and make their own way there, as tours would often be overpriced. My personal favourite is Briar Ridge vineyard on the edge of the valley.

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    HUNTER VALLEY: This is a...

    by Gnome Written Aug 24, 2002

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    HUNTER VALLEY: This is a premier wine growing region of Australia, only 2 hours north of Sydney. Even if you are travelling to Sydney alone, most bus companies offer good value tours of the region, where you can taste wine all day, until you pass out. If you can get a group of friends, including a driver who does not drink, this is an excellent way to spend a weekend. Totally relaxing and fun - and there is an incredible array of accommodation to fit any budget. However, it is recommended that you make bookings on weekends, as this is a favourite haunt of Sydneysiders.

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