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So, you have booked a Hunter Valley hot air balloon flight with Beyond Ballooning but wondering what else to do in the region. Here are some of our top local spots to visit during your stay…

Enjoy a Sense of Relaxed Luxury

Stay a night at the 5 star Spicers Guesthouse and enjoy a sense of relaxed luxury. The Guesthouse has been an iconic destination within the Hunter Valley for 35 years (circa 1984). Having undergone an 18 month revitalisation the retreat has an inviting, homely feel that envelopes guests once inside. The upgrade reflects a fresh contemporary uplift while the welcoming spirit of the original Guest House has been preserved. Éremo Restaurant with its modern Italian cuisine is a centre piece of the retreat, led by multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews, the experience is exceptional.

spicers guesthouse hunter valley from above

Satisfy that Sweet Tooth

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and indulge in desserts, coffee, tea and matching wines, not to mention (again) the breath taking views of the vineyard below as well as Brokenback Mountain Range.

Sabor Dessert Bar is home to over 50 different desserts, each one created individually as nothing is served by the slice. Indulge in multi-award winning Portuguese Chocolate Mousse, decadent cakes, pastries, hand-made chocolates, Portuguese tarts and gourmet ice-cream. A large range of gluten free desserts, barista-made Glinelli coffee and a selection of teas are available to enjoy in the fully air-conditioned dessert bar or to take away and savour in your home or hotel.

dipping chocolcate and fresh fruit on a sample plate

Pedal through the Vines

Grapemobile Bicycle Hire is situated on their vineyard, Pokolbin Brothers Wines, centrally located in the premium wine region of Pokolbin. From there it is easy cycling distance to a host of boutique wineries & sumptuous restaurants along Palmers Lane.

Whether your desire is a romantic experience, a jolly jaunt with friends, or a pedal power mission, Grapemobile Bicycle Hire have your cycling needs covered.

girls riding bicycles though the vineyards

Match your Wines

Drop on in to Glandore Estate at the base of the Brokenback Mountain Range.

Boasting a new state of the art winery, all Glandore Estate wines are handpicked and selected from only the very best parcels of fruit. Basket pressed, they are by nature handmade and deliver both intensity of flavour and complexity with rare finesse.

Enjoy a sumptuous Wine & Chocolate Experience beautifully matched to their range of wines. Hand crafted chocolates by Adora make for the ultimate indulgence when paired with wine. Using vibrant and fresh ingredients Adora creates high quality and unique handmade chocolates, that compliment an unforgettable Hunter experience.

bottles of wine on bench

Wine House

The best type of house is a Wine House, are we right? Drop into the Wine House Hunter Valley with an assortment of small local wines and food on offer. Join one of the various wine and food pairing sessions or just sit down for a relaxed lunch at the Wine House Kitchen. This is one house that is worth walking through the door.

food and wine on a bench

Whether your looking for a relaxed night away in wine country or just a day trip away to sample some of the best Hunter Valley wines and foods add these places to your next itinerary and envelop yourself in Australia’s oldest wine region.