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Hunter Valley - Food, Wine & Great Conversation

4 Days  |  Departing Friday 19th October 2018 and returning Monday 22nd October 2018

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A great way to start your Sisterhood Travels!


4 Day Discovery Tour of the beautiful Hunter Valley
DIning at some of the Hunter Valley's Best Restaurants including Leaves & Fishes and CIrca 1876
Visit to Petersen's House - Life's Flat without Bubbles including Lunch
Visit to Kevin Sobel's Wines including a visit to the Handmade in the Hunter Artisan Markets
Visit to the Award Winning Hunter Valley Gardens and Rose Spectacular
Visit to Smelly Cheese Shop, Hunter Valley Chocolates and other local produce stores
Visit to the small village hamlets of Wollombi and Morpeth - explore, shop and eat!
Fabulous Time Away with Friends!

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (Please advise at time of booking)
Meerkat Encounter at the Hunter Valley Zoo - $125 (subject to availability)
Spa Treatment at Elysia Spa at the world famous Golden Door Health Retreat (POA)
Sunrise Balloon Ride including Gourmet Breakfast - fm $245 (subject to availability and weather conditions)



Fully Escorted by Hayley Morris, Founder of Sisterhood Womens Travel
Return Economy Airfares including 23kg luggage ex Melbourne with Virgin Australia
3 Nights Accommodation - Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens Resort
All meals as detailed in itinerary
All sightseeing as detailed in itinerary
All coach transportation (with trailer)

Single Supplement - $520.00

Flight Times ex Melbourne
Friday 19 October 2018
Depart Melbourne on VA1593 at 12.20pm
Arrive into Newcastle at 1.50pm

Monday 22 October 2018
Depart Newcastle on VA1594 at 2.25pm
Arrive into Melbourne at 4.00pm


If you're new to Sisterhood Womens Travel - why not join us on this fabulous mini break.  A great chance to see what we're all about, visit a new place and make new friends.


Day 1 - Friday 19 October 2018

Melbourne - Newcastle - Hunter Valley (D)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel!  Meet your Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Newcastle.  Upon arrival we'll be transferred to the beautiful Hunter Valley region for our 4 Day Explore!  The Hunter Valley is a lovely place to enjoy and has all the ingredients of a perfect getaway.  From gourmet regional produce and acclaimed gardens, galleries and heritage towns. We'll check into our accommodation and have an afternoon free.  Our hotel is perfectly located nearby the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village, a small boutique collection of shops to browse at leisure.  

Tonight we'll regroup for dinner at the beautiful Leaves & Fishes Restaurant.  An excellent introduction to the amazing dining on offer in the Hunter Valley.

Overnight - Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Day 2 - Saturday 20 October 2018

Exploring the Hunter Valley (B)

This morning we start our day with a visit to the Handmade in the Hunter Markets in the picturesque gardens of Kevin Sobels Wines - where we'll discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.  We'll have the chance to see, taste, try, buy and marvel at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.  We'll then continue on to visit the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and the small Polkobin Shopping Village another small group of boutique shops just waiting to browse.  With time for lunch back at the Hunter Gardens Shopping Village before an afternoon visit to the beatuiful Hunter Valley Gardens.  Explore 10 internationally themed feature gardens and you'll understand why this garden was Winner of NSW Best Tourist Attraction. And if you're a lover of roses you are going to love the Rose Spectacular with over 50 varieties of roses in bloom.  It will be an incredible sensory explosion of colour and fragrance!.  After your exploring you are welcome to take the short walk back to our hotel for some free time.

Tonight we'll regroup for a relaxed dinner at Harrigan's Irish Pub (own cost)

Overnight - Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Day 3 - Sunday 21 October 2018

Exploring the Hunter Valley (B,D)

Today we'll travel a short distance to the village town of Wollombi, a small picturesque and historic village that has always been an important base along the Great North Road and today retains its fine architectural heritage.  With time to wander and explore at leisure before heading back to Pokolbin for a free afternoon.  

You can choose to spend your afternoon at the Hunter Valley Zoo with the option to enjoy a Meerkat Close Up Encounter, or you might like to indulge in an optional Spa Treatment at the famous Elysia Spa located at the Golden Door Health Retreat.  Please enquire at time of booking for any of these options.

Tonight we'll regroup for dinner at the Circa 1876 Restaurant part of the Peppers Convent.  A beautiful ambient restaurant with amazing food.  A fabulous way to end our Hunter Valley stay.

Overnight - Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Day 4 - Monday 22 October 2018

Home (B)

What better way to start the day with a beautiful sunrise balloon flight (OPTIONAL)?  Enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful Wine Country from a moden colourful hot air balloon.  Priced from $245 including a gourmet breakfast at Petersens.  This Activity must be prebooked.

This morning after breakfast we'll check out of our hotel and head off to the small village town of Morpeth enroute to the airport.  Morpeth has some lovely shops including antiques, clothing boutiques and gift shops.  Also an array of places to enjoy an early lunch before heading to the airport for our midafternoon flight back to Melbourne.  Aririving home around 4.30pm.  

We thank you for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure.

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