Alicia Keys to play Hunter Valley

Alicia Keys at Hope Estate

“GRAMMY award winning singer songwriter Alicia Keys will perform at Hope Estate in December. Keys will be joined by John Legend on the final leg of her Set The World On Fire Tour, which will stop in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and Victoria’s Yarra Valley before the Hope Estate show on Saturday, December…

Somewhere Unique, award winning luxury couples accommodation, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Locals shine at Hunter and Central Coast tourism awards

“Local operators shone brightly at the 2013 Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards last Wednesday. Gold award winners included Esca Bimbadgen (tourism restaurants and catering), Chateau Elan at The Vintage (luxury accommodation), Margan (tourism wineries, distilleries and boutique breweries; and excellence in sustainable tourism), Hermitage Lodge (hosted accommodation) and Somewhere Unique (unique accommodation). Somewhere Unique,…

Somewhere Unique, award winning luxury couples accommodation, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Hall of Fame for Unique Hunter Valley Experience

Somewhere Unique was the GOLD WINNER of the ‘Unique Accommodation’ category at the 2013 Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards, and was entered into the Hall of Fame having won this award for three consecutive years. We’d like to thank all our guests for their support, and providing the wonderful feedback which has helped us…

Bruce Springsteen, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Springsteen heads for Hunter

“ONLY months after playing a string of sell-out shows across Australia, The Boss is returning and this time he’s coming to the Hunter Valley. The tour announcement was leaked yesterday, sending fans into a frenzy, with promoters confirming Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play at Hope Estate on February 22. “Our shows…

Emerging Artists Awards, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Emerging Artists Awards – Entries now open!

Wollombi Valley Arts Council (WVAC) invites entries from all emerging artists of any age in any medium! The WVAC is a non-profit volunteer community group that manages the Wollombi Cultural Centre for the artistic and cultural needs of the community. The WVAC’s role is to foster the arts. It is a condition of this agreement…

Leonard Cohen, Hunter Valley 2013

Leonard Cohen to play A Day on the Green

“SONGWRITING legend Leonard Cohen is set to return to the Hunter Valley in November for an encore performance at outdoor concert series A Day On The Green. Cohen, 78, and his nine-piece band will perform under the stars at Bimbadgen Winery on November 23. The shows follow Cohen’s five A Day On the Green concerts…

Bohemia’s Name My Frog Competition

“I would like to introduce you to one of Bohemia’s permanent residents. This Very Loud Frog lives in the water tank and is rarely sighted, so I have not been able to verify age / sex / favourite TV shows. In fact, this is an imaginary shot of what my frog looks like in action.…

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards

Tourism Award Finalists in Wollombi

Two Wollombi businesses have just been announced as Finalists at the 2013 Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards – “Somewhere Unique” is a Finalist in the Unique Accommodation category, and “Time Travellers Motorcycle Tours” in the Adventure Tourism category. The winners will be announced in a Gala Dinner on August 14. The Awards are held annually…

Ngurra Bu Aboriginal Cultural Tours, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Back to the Root of Hunter Valley

Billy Law (MasterChef contestant 2011) enjoys a day out with Ngurra Bu Aboriginal Cultural Tours … “The Ngurra Bu cultural tour is definitely one of the highlights of our Hunter Valley trip. Being an immigrant to this country, I felt honoured to be able to learn more about the history and the Aboriginal culture of…

Cycle Torque Competition, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Cycle Torque Competition

Cycle Torque Magazine is teaming up with the businesses of the idyllic Hunter region of Wollombi Valley to offer readers the chance to win a host of great prizes. All you have to do is send in a photo with the theme of ‘motorcycle travel’ and each month there will be a host of great…

Somewhere Unique, Luxury romantic couples accommodation, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Somewhere Unique earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Somewhere Unique, a couples-only accommodation property in the NSW Hunter Valley, announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013. The award honours hospitality excellence, and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. “As a small business owner, we are very excited to receive…

Bernand Fanning to play Hunter Valley

Bernard Fanning to play wineries

“THE voice of Powderfinger, Bernard Fanning, will kick off A Day on the Green’s next series of outdoor concert events. Fanning will headline the event at wineries across the country in October and November, including Bimbadgen Estate in the Hunter on November 2. Tickets to A Day on the Green go on sale from July…

Mulla Villa Open Day, Wollombi

Mulla Villa opens its doors

“Iconic 1840 convict-built Guesthouse Mulla Villa will open its doors to the public this Sunday afternoon. Don’t miss out as this historic monument is now being sold and entrusted to the next custodians.  The Magistrates House that David and Eliza Hamilton-Dunlop built, with the help of convicts has been owned by the Maul family for…

Wollombi Wedding, Hunter Valley

Niamh + Gary in Wollombi

“It was out under a string of lights and the stars at Wollombi in the Hunter Valley that we heard some of the best wedding speeches ever. There were a few tears shed, lots of laughter and so, so much heart. We had spent time with these two before at their engagement shoot and we…

Wollombi Floods February 2013, Hunter Valley

Wollombi cut off in weekend deluge

“Torrential rain hit Cessnock City on Saturday, resulting in flash flooding and a number of road closures. Wollombi was one of the worst affected areas, as the large front travelled down from Northern NSW.  Caroline Maul of Mulla Villa Guest House was one of many Wollombi residents and local business owners who took to Facebook…

Somewhere Unique, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

‘Sydney Weekender’ visits Wollombi

Karen Ledbury from Sydney Weekender visits Somewhere Unique in Wollombi, and also enjoys a tour with TimeTravellers Motorcycle Tours. Imagine somewhere so unique it takes out the “Unique Accommodation” category in the NSW Tourism Awards. ‘Somewhere Unique’ is that place and it sure is unique. If you feel like a day trip and want to…