Huner Valley Best Wine Region

Hunter named Australia’s best food and wine region

“THE Hunter has been named Australia’s best food and wine region in the latest instalment of the Gold List Awards, a nationwide survey conducted by Luxury Travel Magazine. For 10 years thousands of Luxury Travel Magazine readers have voted on their favourite destinations, with the region’s wineries, cafes and restaurants helping the Hunter claim the…

Convict Trail Map Lanch in Wollombi, Hunter Valley

New tourist map highlights Wollombi attractions

“A new map of the Great North Road was officially launched at the Wollombi Museum. Designed to encourage more people to visit the 240-kilometre stretch of road including the historic town of Wollombi, the map was developed as part of the Convict Trail Project and put together by Cartoscope Touring Maps. The map was made…

Hunters Best Vintage

Hunter winemakers gush over corker vintage

“THE Hunter Valley has the wine industry abuzz with calls that this year’s crop is producing the “best vintage of the century”. Heavy rains in November followed by lots of sunshine over January and February allowed farmers to harvest the fruits at optimum ripeness. And it’s paying off, according to Tyrrell’s winemaker Chris Tyrrell.  He…

Noyve Brothers Wines, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

2014 Noyce Brothers Wine Vintage

It’s vintage time, a bit early but good. Here is the Noyce Brothers Wine Homestead Verdelho being picked with the historic and restored James Milson farmhouse in the background. Our Homestead Verdelho has received many medals and is on land first settled by James Milson in 1823; the first settled land in Wollombi. Great wine,…

Living Green in the Wollombi valley

Living Green: Simply hard work

“I THINK it was my regular visits to my grandparents’ farm at Wollombi when I was a child that got me interested in food, farming and caring for the land. The farm was a magical place for a kid. Everything seemed to be imbued with a special quality of beauty, perhaps due to its authenticity.…

St Johns historic church, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Funding for our historic church

Wollombi village proper has a range of buildings which make up a heritage precinct. In our beautiful green valley, it is this core – amongst all the hills and trees, the brook, the country roads and properties – that often draws visitors. Maintaining and repairing these properties, whether public or privately owned, is an important…

John Farnham to play Hunter Valley

Farnham and Richie: Together at Tempus Two

“Fans are going to be Dancing on the Ceiling when John Farnham teams up with Lionel Richie for a show in the Hunter this March. The Australian singing icon has enjoyed successful co-headline tours over the years, sharing the stage with stars including Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Olivia Newton-John and Tom Jones. Farnham said a…

Sustainable tourism Hunter Valley - Ngurra Bu Aboriginal cultural tours

A hunt for sustainable tourism in NSW

“Sydney-sider, I adore skirmishes around our beautiful countryside in NSW. I marvel at the fact that I can be in the bush within an hour on a Friday night, after work. What I have found disappointing, however, is the lack of sustainable travel options available to me. I have a policy that I will only…

Jimmy Barnes to play Hunter Valley

Jimmy Barnes Day on the Green Sold Out

“A Day On the Green’s annual classic Aussie rock show has once again proved popular with all 8,000 tickets sold out on the first day. Tickets went on sale at 9am today and were completely sold out by 3pm. The outdoor concert will feature Jimmy Barnes, The Angels with Dave Gleeson, Ian Moss, Daryl Braithwaite,…

Wollombi Small Farms Fair, Hunter Valley

Ready, set, mow

“The inaugural Mower Mardi Gras proved a major highlight of the Wollombi Small Farms Fair held over the weekend. On Sunday dozens of creative entries paraded past the famed Wollombi Tavern and around the fairground, with many locals donning their finest dress ups and decorating their ride on mowers for a unique and memorable parade…

Wollombi Small Farms Fair, Hunter Valley

A Big Weekend in Wollombi

“Organisers are expecting this year’s Wollombi Small Farms Fair to be the biggest one yet. Everything that is great about Wollombi and its surrounds will be on display this Saturday and Sunday. “There is a whole host of other elements to the fair this year,” said Veronica Chambers, one of the organising team.  She cited…

Dolly Parton to play Hunter Valley

Dolly Parton plays Hunter vineyards

“LARGER than life singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton will bring her world tour to Hope Estate in February. The Tennessee-born singer was last in the country in 2011, with next year’s tour set to show off material from her soon to be released album Blue Smoke.  Parton plays at Hope Estate on…

Wollombi Map, Hunter Valley

New Wollombi Map now available

A great new Wollombi Map and Business Directory is now available. Plan your trip to Wollombi and find out where everything is around the Valley. You can pickup the map at the General Store, Cellar Doors along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail, or from your Accommodation if staying in Wollombi. Download the Wollombi Map ~…

TimeTravellers Motorcycle Tours, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Timetravellers offer Concert Weekend Special

For guests of accommodation in the Wollombi valley area, Timetravellers always provides free hire of helmet, jacket, boots & gloves for Half Day and One Day Tours. An added special offer is for guests of local accommodation on concert weekends, is 10% off the regular tour price. Half Day Tour riding 160km on Royal Enfields:…

Bruce Springsteen to play Hope Estate

Bruce Springsteen announces more shows

“BRUCE Springsteen has added another three shows to his one-off tour of Australia in 2014 to satisfy demand as scalper tickets flood resale sites. While promoter Michael Gudinski said he would not “overcook” the tour, the Boss and his E Street Band have now scheduled 13 concerts in Australia and New Zealand. He will now…