OnTrack Hunter Valley Tour has new appeal for Drive market
By Grant Morgan
It might be back to the future for many Australians as the old fashioned 'Road Trip' is back on the menu in the wake of the corona virus.
The Hunter Valley has long been a popular destination for Sydneysiders seeking a quick getaway. But expect those further afield to be flocking to the Hunter Valley as travel restrictions ease.
The Hunter Valley is the scene for our annual OnTrack Horse & Wine Tour, held each October. We base ourselves in the heart of Wine Country at the cosy Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin Valley.
Staged over 4 nights, we take in guided private tours of the leading farms including Coolmore Stud, Arrowfield Stud, Darley, Newgate Farm, Yarraman Park and Vinery Stud.
Our tour also features top food and wine. We dine at the newly established 'The Wood' restaurant at the brand new Brokenwood Wines Cellar Door. We also take the fabulous atmosphere of a Hunter Valley favourite, The Cellar Restaurant.
Whilst we include plenty of free time for our guests to explore Pokolbin, there is so much to see in this fabulous region, 4 nights just wont cut it. I suggest extending our tour and creating your own itinerary to cap off a memorable trip.
If you love your golf, I suggest your throw the clubs in the car too. Pokolbin boasts three fabulous courses in Cypress Lakes, The Vintage & The Hunter Valley Country Club.
When you think you taken in all the wine and food you can handle in Pokolbin, how about a sea change in nearby Port Stephens ? Just over an hours drive from Pokolbin are the idylic coastal townships of Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay.
I can think of nothing better than joining up a stay in Pokolbin, with some rest and respite in beautiful Port Stephens. An absolute road trip delight.
Pokolbin Valley is located around 2 hours from Sydney. For those venturing from Melbourne its about 10 hours drive time, whilst Brisbane motorists need to set aside around 9 hours.
Needless to say there are numerous townships along the highways to refuel and recharge, and explore parts of Australia that perhaps you've never seen before.
We'll have a wine waiting for you when you arrive !