The Hunter Valley is a great place to stay if you are interested in wine and beautiful scenery. Located in New South Wales only 2 hours north of Sydney by car, you will be impressed with so much to do. You can wind down in a Hunter Valley bed and breakfast, eat gourmet food in the restaurants, visit the cheese makers and get a feel for the local art talent. There are also a variety of events like Spring with Opera in the Vineyard and the Feast of the Olive.
Emma’s Cottage with its picturesque views, intimate setting and artwork is a private retreat in the heart of the Hunter Valley bed & breakfast area. They are near Hunter Valley wines and provide you with two bedroom cottages that are peacefully located in the Lovedale region.
Hunter Valley is also a very romantic place where many people go to have their wedding or a romantic getaway. A great place to stay for this purpose is The Sebel Kirkton Park located in Pokolbin. You can play tennis or take a walk along the manicured gardens and just relax.
Peppers Guesthouse is another very peaceful place to stay and many older visitors love it. You can relax in the sauna, take a dip in the pool or play a game of tennis right on the grounds.
While you are staying at a Hunter bed and breakfast, there are several local attractions that are worth your time. There are several day tours in and around the area that will give you an idea of what is there. As an example, you might try the Hunter Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour where you can spend the day tasting wine and sampling cheese. Hunter Valley is famous for its Shiraz and Semillon wines.
When you travel in October one of the best events in Hunter Valley is the Opera in the Vineyards. If you enjoy opera, this event brings together the top 20 favorites from such operas as Carmen, La Bohème, The Pearl Fishers, Madame Butterfly, Turandot and Tosca. You can listen while sipping delicious wine and making new friends. If you don’t want to drive yourself, you can take a bus tour that picks up from your b&b.
If opera isn’t your idea of fun, you can enjoy Jazz in the Vines. This event brings you great music, local food and of course wine with Jazz in an outdoor arena. You can listen to the sounds of jazz musicians like Renee Geyer, James Morrison, Glenn Shorrock and more. You’ll enjoy the picnic style and friendliness of this Hunter Valley festival.
For the true adventurer, your Hunter Valley b & b won’t be complete until you get into a Tiger Moth or Chipmunk to take a plane ride over the Hunter Valley. This scenic tour is customized for what you want to see and you can either sit in the front of the plane (Tiger Moth) or the back (Chipmunk) while the pilot takes you on the tour. You also get to learn more about the plane you will be flying in.