Are you planning a personal or company group weekend away and looking for a few fun and exciting ideas, something different that allows you to get out the city and away to the country for a night or 2?
Hunter Valley is the perfect destination, approx. 2 hours from Sydney which makes a lovely road trip getaway.
WHAT TO DO
We love and recommend the iHop: Hop on, Hop off tour, they give you 2 location options (Pokolbin + Lovedale) each one has about 14 main stops on the tour – you can select any of the stops to hop on, hop off and can spend as long as you like at each stop (the bus does the full round trip every hour). The stops include a fantastic selection of wineries, breweries, restaurants, dessert bars and small shopping villages where you can do a variety of cheese & chocolate tastings + shopping.
For the foodie groups & dessert lovers, we highly recommend visiting the Sabor dessert bar for a treat of some of the most delicious & indulgent desserts.
Hot Air Balloon rides:
Checkout Beyond Ballooning or Hunter Valley Hot Air Ballooning which have great reviews as the top companies to take you on a trip over the Hunter Valley, a great idea is to bump up your packages and food & drinks to your trip, have a beer/ glass of bubbles whilst in the air.
There are a couple of courses nestled amongst the beautiful countryside of Hunter Valley, Crowne Plaza or the Hunter Valley Golf Club are just a couple of the options.
WHERE TO STAY
Luxurious: Kirkton Park by Voco
This boutique & elegant hotel is situated on 70 acres of the beautiful countryside & has the most stunning ‘mountain view’ backdrop.
The Hotel has a restaurant onsite + room service, make sure you make a booking for the restaurant if you’re a large group so they have your table ready when you arrive.
Group Hotels: Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort or Crowne Plaza
If you enjoy staying in a hotel surrounded by great service, swimming pools, golf courses, day spa’s, buffet breakfasts and room service then either of these hotels are perfect for you.
Homely & Self Catering: Airbnb
Group bookings tend to be a lot of fun when booking a house, you can bring your own food to cook (think bacon & eggs rolls for your hangover) and what about a nice bbq at night (make sure you have a designated chef after the wine tour) perhaps popping some pizzas in the oven could be an easier option.
The Hunter Valley is the prefect location for those looking for a short road trip out of Sydney to host your event/ group weekend away. There is enough to do in one weekend to keep everyone having fun & entertained all whilst enjoying stress-free vibe of being out in the country.
Image credits & more info on Hunter Valley region: https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/hunter
All suppliers are recommended as an option only, we won’t be held responsible for any bookings made with any 3rd party suppliers or recommendations.