A Taste of Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley has always been one of my favourite destinations for a relaxing weekend getaway. Driving through the beautiful countryside, spotting animals and of course stopping at the local vineyards. It’s the perfect place to simply let yourself wind down and leave the hustle and bustle behind.

When we arrived at our home for a few days, we were immediately impressed by the charming cottage that was entirely made of solid wood. It didn’t take me too long to picture us having breakfast at the front veranda or a glass of wine at the back.

From the inside, the house felt like an old hunters shack with two deers on the wall and thoughtfully decorated with something to discover in every corner. We imagined that every piece of antique furniture would have a story to tell. We really liked the dedicated wine appreciation area next to the indoor fireplace. One of our favourites was the hot tub outside, and it even had an elevated fire in front of it, we spend so much time there.

The cottage is just outside the historic Wollombi village and a short drive away from Pokolbin. We spent the afternoon having coffee in Wollombi, browsing through the local antique shop, an aboriginal art gallery and tasted delicious wine at two picturesque vineyards. The last day went for a hike in Yengo National Park and learned about the aboriginal heritage of the area. It was such a great experience, and we returned home fully recharged.

Things We Did

  • Town
  • Food & Drink
  • Lookout
Historical Wollombi village
Wollombi is less than 5 minutes drive from the cottage and although it’s a very small village, there was plenty to explore. We considered buying local artworks at The Little Yengo Room, browsed through antiques at The Forge, had coffees and delicious lunch at the Myrtle House....
Wine tasting at the Undercliff Winery
Undercliff Winery is just minutes away from the property with a friendly winemaker who told us all about his wine, his experience and some exciting events coming up....
Wine tasting at The Hanging Tree Wines
The Hanging Tree winery is about half an hour drive away from our cottage, and we definitely recommend this spot for the breathtaking sunset. Oh and let’s not forget the wine, the wine was good too!...
Finchley lookout
We drove up a long and windy road to get to the Finchley lookout from where you can see Mount Yengo, and nearby there is an easy Finchley cultural walk with informative signs along the way giving insight into the Aboriginal culture of the area....

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