Wine Country Ballooning
The Hunter Valley’s newest hot air ballooning company comes with 10 years experience in hot air ballooning over the Vines. Daren Pallett, local pilot has realised the dream of his own company, flying small hot air balloons with intimate groups over the valley he loves. Come share the passion on a balloon ride for just you – and a few friends you haven’t met yet!

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 or just spoiling yourself, the team at Wine Country Ballooning will ensure their promise of “Never more than 10 in a basket”. Gift vouchers available.
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Slattery Helicopter Wine Tours
Make your stay at Blackwattle even more special! Get whisked away right from out of the front of your cottage and land at the restaurant of your choice, such as Bistro Molines or Margan. Or why not just indulge in 20 minute joyflight around the vineyards – you choose the amount of time, how far you would like to go and Slattery will organize it for you.

Patchwork vineyards, rows of olive groves, winding country roads set against the backdrop of Brokenback Range makes the Hunter Valley wineries unmissable from the air. This is the most spectacular way of viewing and experiencing the Hunter Valley. Slattery’s friendly pilots in their sleek Robinson R44 Helicopter will transport you in exclusive style and comfort around the Hunter Valley vineyards, ensuring that you have a special, relaxing and memorable time.

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. The helicopter is exclusively yours for your tour! 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!