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Are you bored of your exhausting life and wish to have a refreshing weekend? We are here to assist you in planning the ultimate girls’ weekend trip in Hunter Valley that will revamp your life. Hunter Valley, or the fertility valley located in the New South Wales of Australia, is one of the most vibrant places you will ever visit.
However, if you are new to this region, it may be pretty daunting for you to plan an all-girls weekend trip to Hunter Valley. You would need to cover most of this place in a limited time.
Hunter Valley is a haven for wine lovers. And as an experienced traveller, I am here to guide you and break down all the points that would help you plant your girls’ trip to this place.
Below, you will find a simple 3-days Sydney to Hunter Valley itinerary. Additionally, I have also listed where to stay and eat, along with what to do and where to shop (my favourite!).
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Getting to Hunter Valley from Sydney
There are three ways to get in Hunter Valley from Sydney, depending on where you are coming from.
You can take a CityRail ticket to Maitland that will cost you around 20$ to 50$, or you can take a ticket to Morisset costing 20$ to 40$. Then, after reaching either of the locations, you can take a bus from there to Cessnock that will cost you around 3$ – 6$. And finally, after reaching Cessnock, you can take a taxi to Hunter Valley, which will take you to your destination in about 20 minutes.
You can also reach hunter valley by taking the countryside express service from Sydney central to the Singleton Station. This is a 7-station ride to Cessnock for about 30$ – 55$. After reaching Cessnock, you’ll be required to take a taxi to hunter valley.
By self-driving to hunter valley
If you are a fun-loving person and want to try everything first hand, self-driving to hunter valley can be a good idea; keep in mind to read the road signs well as many times this can be confusing.
Book a guided tour to Hunter Valley
If you really wish to have a hassle-free journey, booking a guided wine tasting tour will really help. The guide will plan the whole trip for you to save a lot of your time.
Girls’ weekend in Hunter Valley: Where to stay
Hunter Valley offers hundreds of staying options to its tourists from around the world as per their budget.
However, keep in mind to check the availability of hotel rooms beforehand. This region is very popular among wine lovers, and sometimes you may fail to get your chosen stay option on an immediate basis. Therefore, it is crucial to book in advance and keep track of it to save yourself from any disappointment.
Also, before choosing the stay location, make sure to read all the reviews and choose wisely.
If money is not a constraint, and you wish to have a luxurious time with your girl gang in the Hunter Valley, choose voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. This place is truly luxurious with deluxe rooms and suites, refreshing views, a big open space for you and your friends, bathtubs, etc.
Don’t worry if you do not want to break your bank while booking a stay at Hunter Valley because this place also offers you the best budget-friendly accommodation options. Try the pocket-friendly Hunter Valley Resort. This hotel is located amid lush greenery, has excellent customer care, and offers a family-like ambiance.
Girls weekend in Hunter Valley: what to do
After choosing the stay, now it’s time to explore what you and your girlfriends can do in Hunter Valley. That said, there is no dearth of activities to indulge in. This place is fun where you can challenge your limits and try some really exciting things. It’s a perfect place for your girl gang to enjoy and have the moment of your lifetime.
Book a wine tasting session
When in Hunter Valley, it would be a crime not to taste some of the best wines in the world.
Jokes apart! Even if your friends are novices in this regard, Hunter Valley wineries can surely make you an expert in wine tasting.
Here are some wine cellars you can visit while tripping in Hunter Valley.
The wine tasting service provided by Gartelmann wines is amazing here and definitely, a must-visit for your girl gang. You can pre-schedule your visit to Gartelmann wines by simply visiting https://www.gartelmann.com.au/ and choosing the appropriate date you wish to visit them.
Peterson Champagne House
Another established and popular winery is Peterson house. This is the first winery any tourist would stop to taste wines as a part of their Hunter Valley tours. Indulge yourself in the tantalizing aroma of any of Peterson’s 40 different varieties of sparkling wines. In addition, they have the best champagne tasting facility, and it’s a must-visit place. You can either shop or book a visit with them on https://www.petersonhouse.com.au/.
Book a chocolate tasting
Do you love chocolates? We have a place for you in Hunter Valley.
One of the region’s premier attractions, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, is a place for some opulent chocolate experience. There’s more! You can even book a trip to view Peter and Lorraine creating chocolate masterpieces in the kitchen.
Book a horse ride to be adventurous
Hunter Valley is not all about laying back with a glass of wine and admiring nature. It is also about experiencing the surroundings while riding a horse!
Yes, you heard it right!
A horse ride is a must in Hunter Valley. The staff at Hunter Valley Horses are very women-friendly, with well-trained instructors that will guide you from the very start. So, what are you waiting for? Visit Hunter Valley Horses today and book your tour. Also, you can go for an enchanting horse carriage tour to explore the bushland and vineyards of the valley.
Go ahead and have your magical royal moments with your girl gang!
Shopping in Hunter Valley Gardens shopping village
Well, this is the best part! Shopping is a must part for anybody visiting this valley of wines. There is so much to shop for.
Visit the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village to shop like the locals. This place is having a unique collection of bespoke shops that offer a wide range of options- from delicious meals, lunchtime treats, coffee, and wine to stunning glassware, jewellery, and unique clothes.
Girls’ weekend away in Hunter Valley: where to eat
After so many activities and shopping, you must be hungry as a wolf. Don’t worry. Hunter Valley has a great variety of sea and continental food. You can try several restaurants and cafes for a luxurious lunch experience, because girl, you deserve it!
Goldfish Bar & Restaurant
Goldfish bar & Restaurant is a must-visit place if you love seafood. Here you get a variety of seafood and wine to choose from. You can visit https://www.thegoldfish.com.au/ to pre-book your table.
Located in the valley’s heart, Oishii offers world-class Thai and Japanese food. Of course, it would be best if you did not skip this place, so visit Oishii online and pre-book your table with your girl gang.
Do you want to the local Aussie food? If yes, visit the Muse restaurant, which offers contemporary Australian food with a special focus on Hunter Valley organic produce. This is a must-try restaurant for the perfect dining and Instagram-friendly photos and videos.
Girls’ night out in Hunter Valley
A night out with your girls in those cozy winter evenings could be the best part of your weekend trip. So before bidding adieu to this valley, dress up and hit the floor for an amazing Hunter Valley night-time.
My favourite place to enjoy myself has been Peden’s Hotel. This place houses one of the best bars you will encounter in this region. Peden Hotel opens late at night to give you the perfect girls’ night out experience. So put on some make-up, wear your favourite heel, let your hair down and have some girly fun!
Relax and enjoy Hunter’s early morning vistas
After a loud girl’s night out, chillax your mind and body with an early morning balloon ride. It was my favourite activity in the Hunter Valley.
The valley looks amazing from the upside. You can enjoy an enchanting view of the long stretching vistas waking up slowly with the first kiss of the morning sun.
Try Balloon Aloft, a luxurious and award-winning hot air balloon service provider in the valley. Ending your trip with this amazing adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In addition, you can try this place out while you are on your way back home, as it is only two hours from the north of Sydney.
Return to Sydney
With all the memories of a lifetime that you have captured in your phone and your brain, it’s now time to get back home. You can follow the same route you took to reach Hunter Valley to go back to Sydney. I am sure your 3-day trip to the Hunter Valley will help you keep charged up for at least the next 30 days.