Little Valley Farm, Hunter Valley

Business in Profile – Little Valley Farm

“Little Valley Farm is an alpaca breeding farm located at Laguna in the Wollombi valley. They specialise in breeding Huacaya alpaca’s in white and fawn and they now also have some coloured alpacas. For new alpaca owners, they offer hands-on training workshops that are stress free for the animals. They also provide information on the…

Wollombi Market Day, October 2018

Wollombi Market Day Wrap up

Visit historic Wollombi on the holiday Monday of each long weekend (Easter, June and October) and on Australia Day for this great market of over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and much more.

Valle Laguna, Wollombi Accommodation

Escape and Relax

Any time of the year is the perfect time to hop on your bike and tour around Wollombi Valley, then relax in the architecturally designed, solar passive villas set on a 100acre farm in the Hunter Valley. The video shows perfectly why Laguna valley is the place for you to escape the city and then…

Wollombi Wild Ride has become a family affair

Wollombi Wild Ride has become a family affair

“The annual Wollombi Wild Ride is taking on a father’s day theme for a number of competitors with a number of father-son combinations participating together this weekend. Glen and Sam McIntosh will be returning this year after competing together last year. To be staged this Saturday, this year will mark the 10th anniversary of this…

Big win for Wollombi author Tea Cooper

Big win for Wollombi author Tea Cooper

“Author Tea Cooper has two more reasons to smile after taking out two Romance Writers of New Zealand Koru awards earlier this month. The Wollombi-based writer said the two awards for her 2017 novel The Currency Lass –Long Romance Book of the Year and Overall Best Book of the Year – came as a bolt…

Gravel Grit Laguna, Bike race, Hunter Valley

Gravel Grit Returns

“Gravel Grit has found a new home amidst the Hunter Region of New South Wales. Situated less than two hours from Sydney, an hour and a half from Newcastle and barely a stone’s throw from the Central Coast, Gravel Grit Laguna is coming Saturday, 27 October 2018. This year we’ve shifted our event site just…

Wild Edge Retreat, Adults only getaway, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Where to go on holiday to avoid kids

“Heading south, spectacular bush vistas are the theme of choice for both Kudos Villas in Hepburn Springs, Victoria, and Wild Edge Retreat in Wollombi, Hunter Valley in New South Wales — the latter offering everything you could ever need for a romantic getaway, from log fires, two-person spas and private pools.”

Redleaf, Wollombi Wedding Venue winner at 2018 Brides Choice Awards

Wedding Venue Winner from Wollombi

On Tuesday 10th April 2018 at the Novotel Newcastle Beach, ‘Redleaf’ was awarded ‘the #1 wedding venue in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley in the DIY category’ as part of The Brides Choice Awards. These awards are dedicated to recognising, supporting and rewarding wedding businesses that operate in Regional Areas of Australia, by celebrating and…

Sojourn to a Village and its Markets

Sojourn to a Village and its Markets

“Historical Wollombi village is just under two hours drive from Sydney, or a little longer if you take the scenic route on Tourist Drive 33. This postcard-perfect village with its 19th-century sandstone buildings, timber slab and corrugated iron roof cottages is not one to be missed. What better way to experience this village than when…

GNTP Autumn Menu, Wollomi, Hunter Valley

Autumn Menu April 2018

Our new Autumn menu is here and she has been proving very popular with visitors and locals alike. Here at GNTP we do our best to honour the produce of our little valley in simple, beautiful food. We strive to make use of fresh, local and organic ingredients where possible and change our menu to…

Wollombi Paddock Sessions Festival

Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival

“Multi-ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning artist Shane Nicholson will headline a bumper lineup for the 2018 edition of Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival. Now in its third year, the Paddock Sessions will be held at Taer Angwidd Farm on Saturday, April 28. Festival organisers Merryl Naughton and Peter Ross have brought together a stellar mix of alternative roots, rock, folk and…

Award winning Hunter Valley Produce

Hunter Valley Produce wins Bronze medal

“Cedar Creek business Hunter Valley Produce is celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2018 Australian Food Awards. The award are conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, with garlic the first section judged each year. Hunter Valley Produce earned the medal for its Cedar Creek Monaro Purple Garlic, and were one of just two NSW…

Under Milk Wood, Valley Artists Production, Wollombi

Under Milk Wood in Wollombi

“Wollombi-based theatre company Valley Artists is staging Under Milk Wood at Laguna Hall for seven 8pm performances between March 30 and April 7. The production has a cast of 15 actors who play up to seven characters each during the two hour-long halves. And that’s a challenge for the performers who have to make quick…

Watermelons for sale, Moore Farm Fresh produce, Wollombi

Watermelons for sale

“Melon mania has hit Newcastle in a fruitful bid to save food waste and get some tasty fruit into the bellies of locals. A sale of freshly-picked watermelons was held at The Edwards bar and cafe on Wednesday. Alan Parry, the “director of radness” at The Edwards, said the aim was to support local farmers and reduce food waste. The…

Love Letters Theatre Production, Wollombi

Bare Productions presents ‘Love Letters’

“A heart-warming romantic comedy is coming to two Hunter Valley venues, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bare Productions will present AR Gurney’s Love Letters at Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin on February 10 and 17, and Wollombi’s Harp of Erin Theatre on Valentine’s Day itself (February 14). The play is described as an evocative, heart-warming and touching story as…

Same sex marriage, Hunter Valley wedding reception

Among first to tie the knot

“As December loomed, Xavier Huitorel and Bastian Storch had “made peace” with the fact that same-sex marriage would not be legal in time for their dream wedding in the Hunter Valley. But there were tears as they learned they would be granted a waiver from the 30-day notification period, allowing them to legally tie the…

Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi 2017

Wollombi’s Sculpture in the Vineyards 2017 opens

“Wollombi’s annual celebration of art, wine and culture, Sculpture in the Vineyards opens this Saturday. Now in its 15th year, Sculpture in the Vineyards is one of Australia’s longest-running regional sculpture events. This year’s exhibition showcases more than 60 large-scale and site-specific sculptures through the vineyards, tree groves and gardens of Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Undercliff Winery and Noyce Brothers Wines and…