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The Hunter Valley In 12HRS

It’s famous for its Wine Tasting and fine cheese, the “‘Hunter Valley” Region, located North of Sydney is a must do (If you haven’t already). I was a tad late, so I finally got to see it over the Weekend, with only a day to see all. Here are some of my recommendations (trust me when I say, you’ll thank me later).

TIP #1: For Breakfast, head to ‘Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen’ Restaurant – it opens at approx. 8 am, get there early so you can pick your outdoor seat overlooking vineyards, gorgeous and delicious food might I add.

TIP #2: If you enjoy a Fine Dine experience pre-book ‘Muse Restaurant’ for lunch or dinner. Highly rated so pick the three-course meal (you might as well), and they will surprise you with few additional small dishes.
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TIP #3: In terms of activities, there are experiences you could do such as Hot Air Balloon or Helicopter Rides, but it’s not for all. On a pleasant sunny day, the ‘Hunter Valley Gardens‘ are a must see. An entry fee of $29 allows you entry for an approximate 2 hour walking self-tour to discover the themed sections of the garden. My favourite by far is the Storybook, I’ll forever be a kid at heart.
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TIP #4: Wine, wine and more wine, yes. With limited time, here are the two I recommend:

The first Winery is called “Keith Tulloch Wines” – you pay a small $5 fee to taste 8 ranges of wines whilst being seated. This takes about 35-40 minutes and you also get to enjoy a beautiful lookout of vineyards.

The second is the famous ‘Audrey Wilkinson‘ Winery, it’s known for its wine and spectacular hill views overlooking the Hunter Valley (a good spot for those that like taking pictures). It’s also a small $5 tasting fee, however; it’s a standing bar tasting and takes about 25 – 30 min. For large groups, perhaps booking in advance would be good idea.

TIP#5: For my fellow cheese lovers, visit the ‘Hunter Valley Cheese Factory‘, you can select the cheeses you’d like to try out or alternatively pick their pre-selected board priced at $8 pp which has 5 pres-selected options.

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FINAL TIP: Plan accordingly, there’s not too much to do past 5 pm. If you’re staying for more than a day I would recommend heading to a supermarket or a local store and buying some snacks to enjoy at your hotel, maybe some wine and cheese from your daily visits.

There are few other standout places like the ‘Muse Kitchen’ and ‘Enzo Cafe’, but I’ll get to them next time. If you’ve been, what do you recommend?

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Peek – a – boo!

 

But don’t you know, you can see the one view through different windows
Now, let’s just go away so its time to press PLAY!

*Time Travel*
From Montreaux to Mexico
Here we go, here we go, but I’m not Domino

And if you can’t afford a Glenavon, steal it and take a sip ..

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I’mma get one of them

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“Can I just say, I turned around expecting to find an unattractive young man with his music really loud like yours, well because I was just in New York last week and that’s what they all do. But instead I found a young beautiful lady, wow; good on you make sure you keep pumping it up. We are just heading out to the city; it’s her birthday today. Enjoy your night.”

She then drove off.
What am I talking about you ask?
This is how it went..

It was 5 pm on a Friday afternoon, cruising in peak hour traffic, jamming to Usher, “Players when you see me, act like you know me, I keep a dollar worth of dimes, you know pimpin’ aint easy”. In most occasions, whilst driving, noise outside the car is an indication that the music is not loud enough, so I took care of it, as I generally do.

When I stopped at the 300th red light of the day, I noticed a black S class Saloon Mercedes on my right, a well put middle-aged lady driving with her friend, roughly 50+ years of age, two of which began to stare in my direction. I glimpsed over and saw the driver speaking, assuming she was having a conversation with the passenger, I minded my business, plus I wouldn’t hear an explosion if it happened in front of me.

I looked over to analyse how the beige leather interior marries with the black exterior, yes perfect, then noticed that she began shouting at me – ME, WHAT?
I turned the music down ready to defend myself because I knew I was going to get lectured by a woman who has a problem with my loud tunes – how dare she. Instead, she graced me with compliments and embraced my youth.

I explained that I’m definitely not the favourite neighbour in the hood; so she laughed and she said, “Oh don’t worry about them, they don’t know how to have fun”.

The light turned green, I made a wrong assumption, and that was that.

 

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