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Travel NSW - A few suggestions
August 2014

HUNTER VALLEY ATTRACTIONS ...

  • The Hunter Valley vineyards
  • Winery tours and cellar door wine tastings (see below)
  • Cessnock and Kurri Kurri
  • Branxton and Greta
  • Broke Village Hunter Valley Cheese Factory
  • Bushwalk Watagan State Forest
  • Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
  • Restaurants and Cafés
  • Historic Wollombi and Morpeth villages
  • Heritage buildings, including historic pubs
  • Galleries, arts and crafts

TOURS & THINGS TO DO

BALLOON ALOFT 02 4938 1955
Lot 1 Main Road, North Rothbury

BLISS COFFEE 02 4998 6700
Shop 2, Hunter Valley Gardens Village

BUTTERFLIES GALLERY 02 4998 7724
Quality art pieces - paintings, ceramics, wooden pieces - turned and carved; silks, jewellery (located at de Iuliis Winery)

CELLAR DOOR/TASTING selected WINERIES

HUNTER VALLEY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 02 4991 4777
Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club

HUNTER VALLEY CHEESE COMPANY
McGuiggans Complex, McDonalds Road

HUNTER VALLEY CHOCOLATE SHOP
Hunter Valley Gardens Village

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS
Spectacular formal Gardens - enter via the Village Shops road (entry fee applies)

SANDALYN WINERY ~
PASTA Cooking Class - 3 hours, Saturdays at the Sandalyn Winery. You will learn, laugh and indulge in an incredible gastronomic extravaganza all prepared by you! Lunch on the Terrace.

WINERY TOURS
Vineyard Shuttle - mini-bus and horse & carriage tours (02) 4998 7779

DINING
AMANDA'S ON THE EDGE (02) 4998 7900
BISTRO MOLINES (02) 6574 7216
LEAVES AND FISHES (02) 4930 7400
MOJO'S on WILDERNESS (02) 4930 7244
MUSE RESTAURANT (and Cafe) 1 Broke Road, Pokolbin (02) 4998 6777
MUSE KITCHEN Keith Tulloch Winery, Hermitage and Deasys Roads, Pokolbin 02 4998 7899
SHAKEY TABLES (02) 4938 1744


SELECTED HUNTER WINERIES

FIRST CREEK WINES (ALANMERE) Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
AUDREY WILKINSON Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
BRIAR RIDGE Mount View Area
BROKENWOOD Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
CALAIS Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
CONSTABLE AND HERSCHON Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
DAVID HOOK WINES Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
DE IULIIS/BUTTERFLIES GALLERY Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
ERNEST HILL WINES Pokolbin Area
GARTELMANN
Lovedale/North Rothbury Area
IVANHOE Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
KEITH TULLOCH WINES Pokolbin/Rothbury Area - fabulous wines
KRINKLEWOOD Broke/Fordwich Area
LAKES FOLLY
Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
McGUIGGANS Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
McLEISH ESTATE Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
PETERSONS CHAMPAGNE HOUSE Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
PETERSONS WINES Mount View Area
POOLE'S ROCK Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
SADDLER'S CREEK Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
SAVANNAH ESTATE Mount View Area
SCARBOROUGH WINE CO
Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
TAMBURLAINE Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
TALLAVERA GROVE Pokolbin/Mt View
TEMPUS TWO Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
TINTILLA ESTATE Pokolbin/Rothbury Area
TOWER ESTATE
Pokolbin/Rothbury Area - spectacular national wine selection
WANDIN VALLEY ESTATE Lovedale/North Rothbury Area
Pokolbin/Rothbury Area

Cycle/canoeing tour:
Shortland Wetlands www Newcastle Tourism Centre
eMail: Newcastle Tourism Centre;  (02) 4974 2999

Golf
Fabulous Salamander Horizons Golf Resort
(02) 4982 0502; Horizons Resort

Sailing, Lake Macquarie
Pristine waters of Lake Macquarie provide an ideal water playground - Lake Macquarie is four times the size of Sydney Harbour
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont; (02) 4945 0022

Sand Safaris
Stockton Bight Sand Dunes - visit one of the largest moving coastal sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere + fun and adventure on the exhilarating quad bikes!
Sand Dune Safaris, Stockton Beach; (02) 4982 0602

Whale/dolphin watching Port Stephens
IMAGINE: Luxury sailing catamaran - BarBQ lunch with the dolphins, whale-watching tours, wet and dry nets, snorkelling etc. Eco-friendly tours. Imagine Cruises; (02) 4984 9000

MOONSHADOW: Dolphin-watch cruises and possible whale-sighting! Viewing decks, boom nets, air-conditioning.
eMail: Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay; (02) 4984 9388

Murrays Brewery for that famous Whale Ale...!

Port Stephens Tourism

Bushwalks
The Blue Mountains features some of the World's most spectacular bushwalks. Katoomba is the starting point for exploring the mountains. If planning a longer walking trek, see bullet points below. The more trepid might look here... or here...

Books to purchase - websites to check - before you come:

Don't forget to take water, map, snack/fruit, hat, sunscreen, rubbish bag, walking shoes and warm clothing - even if you start out in sunshine and only on a short walk. Note the walks that are one-way and arrange a car shuffle or pick-up with a kindly friend...

Note: on bushwalks your mobile phone may not work.

Three Sisters Walk: 0.5 hrs | Easy | 1km Return
Echo Point/Prince Henry Cliff Walk/Katoomba Falls: 1.5 hrs | Easy | 4km Return
Katoomba Falls /Cliff View Lookout: 0.5 hrs | Easy | 0.5km Return
Echo Point/Prince Henry Cliff Walk/Gordon Falls: 2.5 hrs | Med. | 5km One Way
Katoomba Falls / Furber Steps / Scenic Railway: 1.5 hrs | Med. | 2km Circuit
Katoomba Falls Round Walk: 1 hrs | Med. | 1km Circuit
Minnehaha Falls: 1.5 hrs | Med. | 2km Return

Golf
Sensational views of the mountainscape and beyond make golf a sensational experience in the Blue Mountains.

Scenic World
Located in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, Scenic World offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth. In any season, Scenic World Blue Mountains is a must see for overseas and interstate visitors - as well as those who live in the Sydney region.

Scenic World Blue Mountains is open every day of the year from 9.00am - 5.00pm (last rides 4.50pm

Galleries, Shopping and Cafés

Gardens (Seasonal in the mountains...)

Dining

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