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Hunter Valley Escape

Perfect Hunter Valley Escape Ideas


We know how it is. There’s a lot going on. There never seems to be any time for just the two of you. You’ve got to get away. It’s time for a romantic Hunter Valley escape.

If that sounds a bit like you, read on. We’ve put together this list of Hunter Valley escapes so you can piece together your perfect mix of relaxation, wine, food and fun in New South Wales’ premier wine region.


Where to stay

If you’re searching for Hunter Valley accommodation, Pokolbin is right in the heart of the wine-growing region.

Hermitage Lodge – One location, lots of choice

Hermitage Lodge is a 20-room boutique hotel in the Hunter Valley. Nestled within a vineyard, you feel entirely immersed in the Hunter wine-growing region. Choose from seven different room types to suit your style and budget. Plus there’s a special ‘Romantic Escape’ package available here.

609 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Info and reservations: Ph +61 2 4998 7639


Where to Eat

Il Cacciatore – Northern Italian inspired cuisine

Il Cacciatore delivers the simplicity, generosity and fresh local ingredients that are the hallmark of northern Italian food. It’s located within the vines at Hermitage Lodge.

Open for dinner 7 nights from 6 pm; Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm – 3 pm. Takeaway is available from noon 7 days and nights.

609 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Reservations: +61 2 4998 7639

Muse Kitchen

A regional European bistro-style restaurant located at Keith Tulloch Winery.

Open for lunch Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 pm – 3 pm and dinner on Saturday from 6 pm to 8:30pm

Located within Keith Tulloch Winery
Cnr. Hermitage and Deasys Roads, Pokolbin
Reservations: +61 2 4998 7899

Fawk Foods Kitchen and Bakery

A friendly cafe for breakfast and lunch.

Open 7 days, 8 am – 2 pm

Pokolbin Village
2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Reservations: +61 2 4998 6585



No trip to the Hunter Valley is complete without a wine tasting or winery visit. Beyond the tasting experience is getting to know the people behind the wines.

Thomas Allen Wines

Visit Thomas Allen Wines to taste classic Hunter Valley styles and hear the stories behind the wines from the passionate team.

1733 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Tasting reservations: +61 2 4998 7250

First Creek Winery

Located just across the road from Hermitage Lodge, First Creek Wines produces wines of exceptional quality.

600 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Tasting reservations: +61 2 4998 7293

Scarborough Wine Co.

A passionate family-owned Hunter Valley winery that’s expressed through their motto: Our Home, Your Wine.

179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin
Tasting reservations: +61 2 4998 7563


Artisan Produce

Cocoa Nib

Exquisite handmade chocolates using the finest quality French ingredients.

Located within Keith Tulloch Winery
989 Hermitage Road (cnr Deasys Road), Pokolbin
+61 2 4998 7350

Hunter Valley Cheese Factory

Blessed are the Cheesemakers… The Hunter Valley Cheese Company is a boutique cheese producer and seller.

447 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
+61 2 4998 7744

Hunter Valley Olive Co.

Products made from finest olives and other quality produce, grown and sourced in the Hunter Valley.

119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
+61 448 854 822


Art Gallery

Watershed Gallery

Located next door to Hermitage Lodge, Watershed Gallery is a vibrant new architecturally designed space where you’ll find a striking balance of contemporary art styles.

621 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
+61 418 699 256



Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley

Start your day early with breathtaking sunrise views across the Hunter Valley.

+61 2 4990 9242