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Published: September 8th 2010
Family Outing for father's day in Hunter Valley then on the way home we stopped over in Nobby's Beach and had an gratifying seafood lunch in Newcastle.
The accommodation in Crowne Plaza was a SUPERB! I paid $286.00 ( Industry rate only ) for a 2 bedroom villa. I would say its 5 star hotel with 2 sophisticated restaurants, 2 cool bars, golf coarse, spa, free gym, contemporary room and an excellent amenities. The best part of the hotel is the swimming pool. I was pretty impressed with the hotel and I highly recommend this for someone who would like to experience a sophisticated and extraordinary accommodation. I realised that where you stay can give you a first impression what kind of holiday you will be getting. After a long travel duration exploring around until your energy is drained the thing you would like to have most is to slumber in the most comfortable bed and feel at home wherever you are.
Hunter Valley is approximately 2-3 hours drive from Sydney. If you are a wine lovers this is the best place to be. I like my red and white so I was in a right place for sure
😊 I was so thrilled and super excited to explore this place as this was my first time in Hunter Valley. I can't wait to go back and bring along my friends and loveones. What to do and see in Hunter Valley? We went to a couple of wine cellars and wine tasting. You don't need to buy any wine so you can just taste here and there for free right. We bought a dozen of red and I got a complimentray white wine 😉 We went to cheese tasting which actually its just a shop with loads of different cheese being sold and they have some olives, crackers and dips etc etc. Not the hightlight in Hunter but good enough to stop by and try those smelly, runny, hard or yummy existing cheeses that you woudn't normally have. We went to a 'chocolate factory' which my brother imagined before we actually found the place that it would look like a massive chocolate factory/land and I bet he was hoping Wolly Wonka is there waiting to welcome him and the other hopeful chocoholics !lol Unfotunately, he was nowhere to be found so my brother was terribly dissapointed about it plus
that factory is just actually a small normal shop like a typical convenient store with loads of chocolate and lollies and you can see in a window how they actually make their home made chocolates. Their chocolate are a bit pricey but they have a couple of various chocolates to taste in the counter. We went to this little village where you can get some souvenirs made at Hunter Valley and other consumer products that could interest your eyes. My favourite shop was Ken Duncan Gallery and bought breathtaking photos from there and inspired me to take more photos to any amazing views I would see and work on my angles better.
There are plenty of things to do and see in Hunter Valley all you just need is your time and your effort to explore what's on offer in the area afterall.
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