Hunter Valley Experiences

There are many experiences to discover and enjoy in the Hunter Valley. Meet winemakers, learn to cook pasta or an Asian banquet… explore galleries, taste the creations of master chefs, or unwind at an indulgent day spa.

We’re all in search of some serious “R and R” and the Hunter Valley is the perfect place to find it. Here at Blackwattle, we want to help you find the perfect experience that is right for you – just click on each topic to find our handpicked selection of great things to do in Wine Country… And being located in beautiful Lovedale, you can be assured that while you stay with us at Blackwattle, you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants and casual eating places in the Hunter Valley!

Food

HUNTER VALLEY RESTAURANTS

Blackwattle is within a few minutes of some of the Hunter Valley’s best restaurants, from the highly acclaimed fine dining of the iconic Muse Restaurant, to Tatler’s popular lunch time menus and to the gorgeous mouth watering Sabor’s Dessert bar! Or enjoy a stylish take on fish and chips at Leaves and Fishes, tapas style salt and pepper squid at Wandin Bar and Diner, or the traditional high quality cooking at the much loved Mojo’s on Wilderness.

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HUNTER VALLEY GOURMET FOOD

There are plenty of ways to indulge your taste buds while visiting the Hunter Valley! Go on a gourmet food tour, take a Vietnamese cooking class, cheese tasting at the Hunter Valley’s own dairy, or try out olive oil tasting.

And don’t forget to bring home your goodies to enjoy on your deck or in front of the fire..

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Up, Up and Away!

HUNTER VALLEY BALLOONING

Drifting effortlessly above the Hunter Valley at dawn is a once in a lifetime adventure for the young and young at heart.   Romantic getaways, celebrations, even proposals!

Blackwattle is close to a number of take-off spots for those early morning starts…

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HUNTER VALLEY HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

There is a real star rating status here with the helicopter landing right on the front lawn of the restaurant to deliver you door to door for your meal. It is a truly fun and affordable experience, unique to the Hunter Valley. Remember to charge up your camera…your friends won’t believe it when you show them the photos!

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Wine Tours

MINI BUS WINE TOURS

Book a wine tour with friends or join one of the popular mini bus wine tours around the valley. Find out the local haunts of the winemakers, meet new people and have a great day out. Pick up and drop off right to your cottage door at Blackwattle Luxury Retreats.

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HUNTER VALLEY CUSTOM WINE TOURS

Travel in style!  Chauffeur driven wine tasting tours in style; perfect for those romantic weekend breaks, getaways and special occasions. Relax in style and comfort as your personal chauffeur takes you to some of the very best wineries and hidden treasures the Hunter Valley has to offer.

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