With it’s unique historical charm, world famous wineries and stunning natural beauty, the Hunter Valley is the perfect place to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day. From carriage rides to delicious adventures, take a look at our picks for celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Hunter Valley.
1. Take a hike
Showing your love this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be big or expensive. The Hunter Valley has so much natural beauty to explore, so why not dedicate your day to spending a few uninterrupted hours with your significant other in the gorgeous countryside. From Yengo National Park to the Finchley Cultural Walk there are trails to suit most fitness levels and we can guarantee the view will be worth it.
2. Play tourist in your own town
Is there a place in the Hunter Valley that you’ve always meant to visit? From the famous Hunter Valley Gardens to Hunter Valley Zoo, become tourists in your own home and finally check off those bucket list items you keep putting off.
3. Carriage ride
Calling all romantics! If you’re looking for an experience straight out of a fairy tale, why not take a ride with Hunter Valley Horses or Hunter Valley Classic Carriages . Climb aboard and explore the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery, or disembark at your favourite winery and enjoy a tasting along the way.
4. Enjoy a wine and chocolate tasting
Wine and chocolate, need we say more? Plan your Valentine’s Day in the Hunter Valley around a trip to Keith Tulloch Wines and journey through their exquisite wine selection. Then head to Coco Nib, the onsite chocolatier, and experience their handmade goodies.
5. Make valentine’s day a long weekend
Can anyone say long weekend getaway? Take advantage of the fact that Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and enjoy some much needed R&R. With 35% off your stay, there’s no reason for you not to start planning your Hunter Valley escape.
6. Go for a drive
No destination? No problem. All you need for this fun Valentine’s Day activity is a sense of adventure and a car! Get out of your comfort zone and explore new terrain. From The Great North Road to the Convict Trail there’s no telling what you might stumble across.
7. Just relax
Indulge yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day with Ubika Spa’s rejuvenating Valentine’s Day Special. Enjoy the ultimate relaxation experience including a full body scrub, chocolate and strawberry facial and Swedish massage.
8. See sunrise from a hot air balloon
Take your loved one to new heights with Beyond Ballooning. Wake up bright and early to catch the first sight of sunrise from your hot air balloon. Once the hour is up, it’s time for a soft landing and a champagne buffet breakfast back at Redsalt Restaurant. The whole experience will all feel like a dream, but don’t worry, you’ll have the free digital in-flight photos to remember it.
9. Get to know each other better over a bottle of wine
Grab a bottle of bubbles and ask your loved one something you’ve never asked before. From their Zombie Survival Plan to favourite childhood memory, spend a night discussing all the things you sometimes forget to ask.
10. A romantic dinner
Take in the sweeping pool views and a mouth-watering menu at the AGFG Chef Hat award winning Redsalt Restaurant this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a delicious five course degustation, or opt for the wine pairings, featuring delectable wines from one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley Region, Audrey Wilkinson.
11. Take a scenic flight
If you’re after an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience, take your loved one on the ride of their life with the team at Aerologistics. Discover the sweeping views of our wine country and coast and explore an abundance of Hunter Valley wineries and bush areas.