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Samuel Medley3 years ago

Make the most of your Hunter Valley holiday with these 5 amazing experiences, and stay in one of our comfortable motel choices.

The sun-kissed, rolling hills of the Hunter Valley wine country have long been favoured by celebrities, fine-food connoisseurs and local holidaymakers. If you want to sample some of the finest vino Australia has to offer, enjoy a round of golf with friends, or simply take in the stunning scenery, you will be hard-pressed to find a spot more perfect than the Hunter Valley. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your Hunter Valley holiday, as well as a couple of popular and affordable Lower Hunter Valley motel options.

Take A Wine Tour

Wine country

Whether you prefer a full-bodied red, a crisp white or a sparkling rosé, there is no shortage of decadent wines to sample in the Hunter Valley.

Some vineyards offer guided tours, where you can soak up amazing countryside views before rounding off the day with some cellar door wine tasting.

Don’t know your chardonnay from your cabernet sauvignon? Check out our beginners guide to choosing wine.

Experience Local Cuisine

Dining HV

There are plenty of places to indulge in delicious local and international cuisine in the Hunter Valley, with several wineries also boasting their own plush restaurants.

Several venues offer shady, outdoor seating where you can clink glasses with family and friends while taking in the serenity. Whatever your taste, appetite or budget, you are sure to find a Hunter Valley restaurant to suit.

Share A Delicious Cheese Platter With Someone Special

cheese platter

What’s the only thing better than a fine wine? A scrumptious cheese platter and fine wine.

At The Hunter Valley Cheese Company you and your partner can enjoy a cheese and wine matching tutorial or stock up on some amazing, preservative-free cheeses for your next romantic picnic. Delicious coffees and teas can also be enjoyed at The Hunter Valley Cheese Company.

See The Wine Country From The Air

Hot air balloon

The Hunter Valley is the ideal setting for a hot air balloon ride.

The local Pokolbin company Balloon Aloft has been treating visitors to unforgettable flights since 1980. Their friendly, experienced team run corporate ballooning adventures as well as intimate VIP flights. Nothing says ‘romantic’ more than watching the sunrise over the vineyards with your partner in the comfort of your balloon basket.

You can find more information about Balloon Aloft on LocalSearch.

Tee Off In Tranquillity


The emerald, tree-lined fairways of the Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club draw in avid golfers from throughout Australia and the world. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a corporate golf trip, or just want to improve your swing, this glorious 18-hole course has something for everyone. Golf lessons can be booked daily, and there is also a great on-site pro shop.

To further inspire your next Hunter Valley holiday, we’ve featured a couple of great motels in the Lower Hunter Valley Region to choose from.

Morpeth Lodge Motel

Phone: (02) 4933 3750

Address: 28 Raworth Ave, Raworth, NSW 2321

This boutique motel features 9 comfortable units, and is perfect for group trips, intimate getaways. Better still, the beautiful Hunter Valley vineyards and gardens are only a 35-minute drive away, so you can take in the breathtaking local scenery before you arrive.

The Morpeth Lodge Motel offers:

  • A full-size swimming pool
  • A tennis court and sports area
  • A fully-furnished kitchen/common room

Book a unit at the Morpeth Lodge Motel in Raworth today! You can find them on LocalSearch

Best Western Endeavour Motel & Apartments 

Phone: (02) 4933 5488

Address: 233-235 Newcastle Street, East Maitland, NSW 2323

The Best Western Endeavour Motel is one of the finest accommodation choices in the Maitland area. With all the wonders of the Hunter Valley vineyards and gardens a mere 35-minute drive away, and featuring a great and affordable variety of room options, the Best Western Endeavour Motel is a fantastic choice for Hunter Valley holidaymakers.

The Best Western Endeavour Motel offers:

  • 28 studio rooms, 5 self-contained apartments & 3 bedroom duplexes
  • All rooms are fully air-conditioned & equipped with mini bar
  • Wi-Fi access & Foxtel TV

Book a room at the Best Western Endeavour Motel in Maitland today! You can find them on LocalSearch.