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Top 6 Things to do in Hunter Valley – New South Wales like never before

The rustic but sophisticated and elegant countryside of New South Wales; Hunter Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in all of Australia and place definitely worth visiting.

1

Indulge in local produce

In Hunter Valley, you can literally smell the freshness in the air and the richness of the soil. A land mostly famous for its magnificent wines and scenic terrain, it is also a place where food is done right. Head into any of the local markets and find the freshest ingredients or go to one of the many elegant restaurants in the area and dine on perfectly balanced dishes prepared with the bounty of the season. It is a true food-lovers paradise. Cheese, smoked meat, olive oil and chocolate are among the region's most famous produce.

2

Perfect your golf swing

Both scenic and masterfully designed the two most famous golf courses in Hunter Valley are the Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club and the Vintage Golf Club. Both these esteemed institutions provide excellent high-end facilities and serve as a perfect place to hone your skills at the game and spend an utterly relaxing evening.

3

Luxurious spa treatment

Who doesn't like a little pampering – everyone does. And while you're visiting the valley you'll have the chance to try out some amazing spas. If you're staying at any of the high-end Hunter Valley hotels like the highly esteemed Oak Cypress Lake Resort they will have excellent in-house spa facilities and if you're not there are also quite a few independent ventures that are quite worthwhile to check out.

4

Join a vineyard tour

If you're visiting this part of Australia make sure to take a trip to at least one of the world-renowned wineries and get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes and sample some of the finest wines in the world. If you wish you could even join up with a chartered tour and spend an evening visiting a few wineries and experience how taste and texture subtly change with each vineyard and its own unique process.

5

A hot-air balloon ride

If you're into flying – fly high in style in a hot air balloon. You can easily book a trip there are quite a few companies that provide tours to pick from. The landscape of this region seems as if designed to be viewed from above with its immaculate rows and gardens, tamed wilderness and gorgeous country homes.

6

Get in touch with nature

Mount Royal, Werakata, Yengo and Watagans national park are a few of the nature reserves that lie in close proximity to Hunter Valley and it is highly recommended you visit one, a few or maybe all of them while visiting. There are many trails that criss-cross through each. You will definitely get up close with many species of local wildlife as well as get a good glimpse into the wondrous natural flora of the region.

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