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Winter Getaway

Winter Wonderland: Cosy Getaways in the Hunter Valley

Winter in the Hunter Valley is a magical time, offering a serene escape with a backdrop of rolling vineyards and charming villages. Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat or a family adventure, the Hunter Valley has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to the best winter activities and cosy accommodations to make your winter getaway unforgettable.

Wine Tasting Tours

Winter is the perfect season to explore the Hunter Valley’s renowned wineries. Enjoy wine tastings in the warm, inviting cellars and learn about the winemaking process. Don’t miss visiting iconic wineries like Tyrrell’s Wines and Brokenwood Wines.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Experience the beauty of the Hunter Valley from above with a hot air balloon ride. The crisp winter air provides clear skies, offering stunning views of the vineyards and countryside. This activity is ideal for a special occasion or a memorable family outing.

Gourmet Dining

Winter is the best time to indulge in the Hunter Valley’s culinary delights. Many local restaurants offer seasonal menus featuring hearty, warming dishes made from fresh, local produce. Treat yourself to a meal at Bistro Molines or Muse Restaurant for an exceptional dining experience.

Spa Retreats

Relax and rejuvenate at one of the Hunter Valley’s luxurious spa retreats. Enjoy a range of treatments, from massages to facials, designed to help you unwind and escape the winter chill. Consider booking a day at the Spa at Chateau Elan for a truly indulgent experience.

Historic Tours

To wrap up our guide on winter getaway activities, why not soak in the rich history of the Hunter Valley with a visit to its historic sites and museums? Take a guided tour of the Tocal Homestead or visit the Maitland Gaol for a fascinating glimpse into the region’s past.

Final thoughts on a Hunter Valley winter getaway

When it comes to a Hunter Valley winter getaway, look no further than the charming Historic Arnott Bakehouse which is so rich in Aussie history and nostalgia, and we also host sourdough baking classes in the birthplace of Arnott’s Biscuits that may be of interest.

Couples will feel right at home in our Monte Carlo Penthouse, which is the perfect retreat. Alternatively, why not bring the entire family with our Family Assorted option? Conveniently, you’ll be a short walk from many beautiful cafes and restaurants. Reach out to the friendly hosts with any questions, or if you’re ready to lock in a Hunter Valley winter getaway to look forward to, book now. 

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