More than Just a Wine Region: Four Things to Do in Hunter Valley

Hot Air BalloonHunter Valley is known as Australia’s oldest wine region. For many decades, it has been a popular destination for wine tours. However, it’s more than just a place for wine connoisseurs. Hunter Valley is also making a name in the tourism industry for its many attractions other than old family-run wineries and vineyards.

Here are some of the fun things to do in Hunter Valley.

Hop in a hot air balloon

What better way to see the beauty of a place than to look at it from above? Hot air ballooning in Hunter Valley will let you enjoy the great views of the region. For a more beautiful experience, time your ballooning to sunrise or sunset. Beyond Ballooning says there is something magical about the beautiful scenery of greenery mixed with touches of the sun. Just a tip, don’t forget to bring with you a bottle of wine from a nearby store and drag along someone dear to you.

Get close to nature

For nature and garden lovers, the Hunter Valley Gardens is a must-visit. The 60-acre garden features 10 beautiful gardens and a walking trail lined with 6000 trees. A morning stroll in the gardens will let you enjoy the cool and fresh wind and the breathtaking natural views. You can head to the Hunter Valley Gardens Village for some souvenirs after your stroll.

Put your golfing skills to a test

The region also boasts several championship golf courses. You can check out three 18-hole courses, namely Cypress Lakes, Oaks, and Hunter Valley Golf and Country Clubs. The Greg Norman-designed course of The Vintage Golf Club will soon be a 27-hole course. The best thing about these golf courses is they are strategically built infusing natural beauty and landscaped grounds to create resort-style facilities.

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Go on a gourmet cheese tour

The region is also known for their cheese industry. You can find artisan cheesery, where you can watch through gallery windows as the cheesemakers work. It’s also the place to find rare Australian gourmet cheeses. You may be lucky enough to find shops that offer free tasting.

These are only some of the things you can do in Hunter Valley. Plan your trip ahead and enjoy a trip like no other.