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This renowned wine country is known for its wine, artisan cheese, and chocolate tasting also hosts a range of romantic things to do in Hunter Valley. Be it for an anniversary, proposal, show off how much you love her/him, or just to get away with your better half, Hunter Valley offers a variety of activities to partake in. Wine tasting at Hunter Valley may be the most common so We’ve compiled a list of other wonderful ways you could enjoy this countryside with your special someone;
Are both you and your boyfriend fans of vintage vehicles? If so, this is perfect to experience the thrill and joy of driving one. Vintage and Classic Car Hire presents the experience of owning a retro car for a day with their hires. Go on a drive as a couple and pretend the car is yours.
The cars themselves belong to private owners and are available to be rented out for a day. The gift vouchers can be valid for up to 12 months so you can find the perfect timing for your gift. Either you or your loved one can choose the vehicle and the specific car can be changed anytime as well. You can contact them via their Facebook page here.
Balloon Ride for Two
A bird’s eyes view is sure to leave many a memorable memory to share as a couple on a balloon ride over vineyards. This can be among the most romantic things to do in Hunter Valley as it can be just the two of you (plus the pilot), together in the sky. All this is offered by Beyond Ballooning.
You can catch a glimpse of a sunrise, with the special twist of being sky high while witnessing it. Indulge in the scenic views of the lush Hunter Valley in a preplanned trip through the sky. You’ll start with a confirmation of the time, meeting spot, and the weather. At the rendezvous point, the pilot will give a safety briefing and the passengers will need to fill out an insurance waiver.
Following this, you can wait as the burners blow up the balloon and then you can take off at sunrise. Enjoy 40-60 minutes of airtime, while taking photos, while your pilot gives a commentary on the landscape. Finally, after landing you can mark the ride with a gourmet breakfast and a glass of local sparkling wine at a local Hunter Valley restaurant.
Romantic Getaway at Leaves & Fishes
While ticking off some romantic things to do in the Hunter Valley, book a stay at a very lavish and secluded boathouse with Leaves and Fishes, located in the heart of Lovedale and is easily accessible through the Hunter Valley Expressway. With just 4 villas available your privacy with your loved one is very much intact as you indulge in the stylish and unique boathouse.
The accommodations include marble tiling, stone baths, double showers, and a king-sized bed with quality linen. The both of you can enjoy romantic movies on 42-inch plasma TVs with lavish furnishings of timber, and air conditioning. All this without forgetting your personal deck that will overlook the pond.
Couple Massage & Spa Date
With amazing places to stay like the aforementioned Leaves and Fishes, you might not want to just spend the entire day with your love just in the accommodations. If so, enhance your experience by booking a massage through Ripple Massage, where the spa comes to you.
They offer couple massages and a variety of options for rejuvenation from face masks to hot stone massages so you can treat your girlfriend to a great time. You can opt for a mask of green clay that has a mix of organic herbs and grasses, which will cleanse and detoxify and improve circulation. They also can bring massage beds, music, aromatherapy oils, and body scrubs facials, and nails. All this, plus professionals to guarantee you a relaxing time in the comfort of your hotel. Here is the contact info if you want to book them for a valentine’s day – [email protected]
Couples Sunrise Champagne Breakfast
To keep yourselves going while checking off items on your itinerary for romantic things to do in Hunter Valley a hearty and delicious breakfast is just the thing. Book a table for two at the Restaurant Cuvee in the Peterson House, and relish its renowned breakfast menu.
Its specialty is the bubbly breakfast which is accompanied by a glass of Peterson House sparkling wine & chocolate. The head chef Chad Pridue has a menu incorporating fresh seasonal produce and local suppliers. They also have a vegetarian breakfast to cater to your preferences.
Romantic Candlelight Dinner
After a romance-filled day, you should enjoy dinner at Hunters Quarter. An elegant and restaurant located in the Cockfighters Vineyard of Pokolbin. The lovely couple will be presented with a welcoming service with fantastic food to go along with a beautiful and unique setting in a private terrace in the vineyards.
Their head chef Brian Duncan has worked in top restaurants both in Sydney and London and brings a lot to the table, so to say. The menus are based on the idea of fresh, local, seasonal, and simple foods. They also have many local wines plus a few foreign and interstate ones for your tastes.
Scenic Helicopter Ride with Breakfast
Have breakfast with a twist to spice up some of the romantic things to do in the Hunter Valley. Treat both of yourselves to a wonderful breakfast at the Café Enzo which offers excellent service food and coffee and a thrilling helicopter flight. The Hunter Valley Champagne Breakfast Flight, presented by the Skyline Aviation Group, brings to reality.
You get almost 1 and a half hours of on-the-ground brunch and up to 14 minutes of flight time. You will need to give accurate information of your weights for safety reasons and the maximum seat weight is 130 kg. In case of bad weather will be contacted by the pilot and you could either reschedule or get a refund. You can cancel the flights, without charge if it is done 48 hours before departure. However, if it is in between 24 and 48 hours you will have to pay 50% of the cost of the flight. Any closer than 24 hours will mean you will have to pay the full amount of the flight in case of a cancellation.
Adrenaline Filled Thoroughbred Horse Ride
Do the both of you fancy horses or horseracing? Either way, we have the perfect couples’ activity that goes along well with those interests. Scone Country Tours offers great tours with thoroughbred studs with their unique and interesting histories.
The tours are also accredited by the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Enjoy a Sydney tour with an experienced guide as you travel through the eye-catching flora. They offer tours of the Towarri National Park, the Glenbawn dam the surrounding area, as well as the Barrington tops. You can customize the tours together with your partner and they request that you book them 5 days in advance. They also have them throughout the year.