The Hunter Valley Concerts Happening in 2020

Get set for a great line up of Hunter Valley concerts in 2020. Book your Hunter Valley concert accommodation now! Elton John – January 11 & 12, 2020 Elton John will perform in the Hunter Valley in 2020 in what…

Stomp! Wines Fireside Tasting July 2019

  stomp! Fireside Tastings are the perfect opportunity to pull out your warmest winter woollies, don your beanie & boots & join us at stomp! wines. The fires will be burning, platters of local charcuterie & cheeses will be available…

Hunter Valley Pet Friendly Accommodation

  To many of us our pets are as much a part of the family as the people so it’s sometimes nice to take them along when we travel. That’s not always possible or easy and conditions at the destination…

Stomping of the Grapes Hunter Valley

OK -admit it – isn’t this something you have always wanted to do?  Join Stomp Wines for their annual grape stomping in the vines and get your hands (and feet dirty)! Take a fun, educational look at the life of a…

Binnorie Dairy in Lovedale

Sally and Simon Gough are well known to many Hunter Valley visitors as the dynamic duo behind Binnorie Dairy. They have recently moved from their Hermitage Road premises to brand new purpose built building at 25 Lodge Road,Lovedale. The new…

Lovedale Long Lunch 2020

A food and wine trail event in the Hunter Valley. The Lovedale Long Lunch is happening again on the weekend of May 16 and 17, 2020. The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive style lunch where food and wine lovers…

Hunter Valley Weddings: The Story of the Lovedale Chapel

Many visitors to the Hunter Valley have driven past the picturesque little white church on Lovedale Road and wondered about the story behind it. The Lovedale Wedding Chapel was built in 2004 by Bob Carmichael in the style of an…

Kid’s Activities in the Hunter Valley

Things to Do in the School Holidays   Lovedale in the Hunter Valley is a great place to spend some valuable time with all the family during the July 2018 NSW School  Holidays. There is a wonderful variety of family…

The History of Lovedale, Hunter Valley

Lovedale, in the Hunter Valley, NSW, is often referred to as the “Heart of the Hunter”. The beautiful region is renowned not just for its family-owned and operated cellar doors and award winning wines but also for its community spirit…

Family Friendly Activities in Lovedale

The April school holidays are upon us and there are plenty of activities for kids in the Hunter Valley! Hunter Valley Gardens Hunter Valley Gardens is always a popular spot in the school holidays for a great day out with…

Best Place for Breakfast in the Hunter Valley

Looking for the best place for breakfast in the Hunter Valley? While there may plenty to choose from, the quality of the food, the ambiance and the views are what really makes a lazy breakfast in the Hunter Valley the…

Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular 2017

Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular Take time to stop and smell the roses! Rose Spectacular is on again at Hunter Valley Gardens from the 14th October to 12th November featuring over 2 million blooms. With 35,000 rose bushes in over…

Lillino’s Restaurant Hunter Valley: The Making of a Dream:

Lillino’s Restaurant. Six years ago, one of Lovedale’s most treasured restaurants opened its doors for the first time. Read more to find out how one man’s vision turned the dream into a reality. The Making of a Dream “Well, who…

Winter Wonderland High Tea

Embrace the winter chill and warm up in the Hunter Valley at our spectacular Winter Wonderland High Tea this school holidays. Let the kids and the ‘kids at heart’ indulge in delectable treats from finger sandwiches to gourmet pastries and…

Lovedale Pie and Wine Pairing Experience 2017

The 2017 Lovedale Pie and Wine Pairing Experience is underway and is proving extremely popular with visitors to the Hunter Valley! Read more below about the fabulous food and wine pairings available only during the months of May and June….

Fun Run in the Hunter Valley 2017

Join us for the 2017 Fun Run in the Hunter Valley! Who said you can’t drink wine AND exercise? We bet you’ve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5k Run!   What is it? A wine and running…

Hunter Valley Wine Festival 2017

The fifth annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival is set to be the biggest on record. The Festival will take place on June 24 from 11am – 5pm at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale. The Festival brings together the…

John Farnham Rocks the Hunter Valley

John Farnham in the Hunter Valley Hope Rocks – Saturday 8th April 2017 Hope Estate – Pokolbin Headlined by the artist simply recognised as ‘The Voice’, the Hunter Valley will be gifted with all the classics from the iconic JOHN…

Blondie and Cyndi Lauper in the Hunter Valley

  Blondie & Cyndi Lauper Saturday 1st April 2017 Bimbadgen and a day on the green are excited to announce Blondie & Cyndi Lauper with special guests The Clouds, Montaigne and Alex Lahey. They’re two of music’s most iconic artists,…

Concerts in the Hunter Valley 2017

When it comes to outdoor concerts, the Hunter Valley really knows how to put on a show. Over the next 3 months, the Hunter Valley will play host to some fabulous touring artists and bands, both international and Australian, promising…

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the Hunter Valley

Looking to find the perfect venue for your Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Hunter Valley? Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is offering fabulous Christmas day menus  to celebrate this special day. And why not celebrate the end of 2016 and…

Sabor Tea Room Grand Opening

Sabor Tea Room is the Hunter Valley’s premier Tea House where you will enjoy the ultimate High Tea experience.   The Lovedale Tea Room is set on a 26 acre property with a beautiful country outlook. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere…

Crowne 2 Crowne Cycle Classic

Crowne 2 Crowne Cycle Classic | Newcastle to Hunter Valley The Crowne 2 Crowne Cycle Classic is a bike ride raising funds and awareness for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and promoting the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region. Riders can be elite…

Culture Club in the Hunter Valley

The original line-up of iconic 1980s British pop group Culture Club, fronted by trailblazing soul singer Boy George, will play in the Hunter Valley on December 10th at Hope Estate. Culture Club is best known for their international hits Do…

People and Places Photography Exhibition

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard are pleased to announce that they have the opportunity to show a selection of the photographic works of Master Photographers David Oliver and Peter Eastway at the Emma’s Cottage  Gallery, Wilderness Road, Lovedale. The exhibition will also…

Bruce Springsteen Hunter Valley Concert 2017

Bruce Springsteen is heading back to the Hunter Valley in February 2017. Bruce Springsteen will take the stage at Hope Estate in February as the final announced show of his third Australian tour. The tour begins in Perth on January 25,…

Gold for Capercaillie Wines at the Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016

Congratulations to Capercaillie Wines who have won Gold at the 2016 Hunter Valley Wine Show with their 2014 The Ghillie Shiraz! The show, which was judged at Singleton Army Camp under the chairmanship of PJ Charteris, attracted 644 entries from…

Lovedale Celebrates New Boundaries

To salute the enormous amount of effort and determination put in by many locals over nine years, the Lovedale Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new boundaries of Lovedale with a Swing ‘n’ Blues night on 13th August, 2106. The night…

Lovedale Arts Festival Success

The second Lovedale Arts Festival took place through the entire months of May and June, showcasing the wonderful talent and diversity of the people and businesses of Lovedale. As part of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food month, wineries, restaurants…

Hunter Wine Country Market at De Bortoli

Everyone loves a good market and one of the best markets in the Hunter Valley is Hunter Wine Country Market. It is held at De Bortoli Wines, Hunter Valley. The market is a boutique handmade market featuring local artisans.  …

Lovedale Arts Escape

Visiting the Hunter Valley in May and June? Visit one of the venues below and enter this fabulous competition. You could win accommodation, dinner for two and a Lovedale wine package! Participating Venues ALLANDALE WINERY, LILLINOS RESTAURANT, OGISHI CRAFT CENTRE,…

Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

It’s not often that you come across accommodation such as Blackwattle Luxury Retreats in Lovedale. Every one of the over 50 Trip Advisor reviews is in the ‘excellent” category. Below are typical reviews from  the many visitors to Blackwattle: “This was our…

Heroes of the Hunter

HEROES OF THE HUNTER As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Redsalt Restaurant is delighted to bring you Heroes of the Hunter, a decadent five-course degustation. Taking you on a journey through the Hunter Valley, the specially designed…

Lovedale Crowne Plaza Wins Conference Award!

LOVEDALE CROWNE PLAZA wins best meeting venue! 500 delegates or more at the 2015 NSW MEA Awards Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is proving bigger is better, scoring back to back wins at the State (Meeting Events Australia) Industry Awards. Announced…

Hunter Valley Accommodation Savings

SAVE 35% AT THE LOVEDALE CROWNE PLAZA! ALREADY THINKING ABOUT YOUR NEXT ESCAPE? PLAN AHEAD AND SAVE UP TO 35% Located in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is the perfect choice for a romantic escape,…

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Hunter Valley

There are many ways to celebrate the year’s most romantic day in Lovedale. Check out our great ideas to find the best way to spoil your loved one on Valentine’s Day, 2016 in the Hunter Valley. UPDATE: Check out the…

Harvest 2016 in the Hunter Valley

There is plenty of excitement in the air as Vintage 2016 officially begins in the Hunter Valley! As ever, hopes are high that 2016 will be another great year for Hunter Valley wine. The harvest usually lasts about six weeks beginning…

Hunter Valley Accommodation at Midnight’s Promise Estate

  Midnight’s Promise Estate is one of Lovedale’s best known estates offering both accommodation and a boutique cellar door. Midnight’s Promise Estate Accommodation The Estate is set on 12 hectares of vineyards and landscaped gardens and is situated on Talga Road,…

New Dinner Menu at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen

Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen in Lovedale have announced a new dinner menu. Dinner at Nanna Kerr’s is a play on those dandy degustation restaurants without the petite portions or fancy foams. It’s elegant home-style cooking, mostly organic and made with love!…

Mega Dinosaurs in the Hunter Valley

Looking for something extra special for the children to enjoy during the January school holidays? Bring them along to the Hunter Valley Gardens and explore the exciting Mega Creatures Exhibition. The Gardens are only 5 to 10 minutes away from…

Gift Voucher Ideas in the Hunter Valley

Looking for Christmas gift idea? What could be better than a Hunter Valley gift voucher! With options from accommodation to dining, wine to some fabulous experiences! You can gift those special people in your life an experience they wont forget….

De Bortoli in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley and Lovedale are home to some of the oldest and best-known wine families in the country. With many years in the business of growing grapes and making wine, these families have a wealth of experience in growing…

The Hunter Valley Australia’s Best Wine Region

The prestigious annual Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards were announced on 30th November at an exclusive event in Sydney. For the second year in a row, the Hunter Valley has been chosen as Australia’s best wine region in the 2015…

Lovedale at the Top of the Rankings

Lovedale has been rated as one of Australia’s best places to stay. Chairman of the Hunter Wine and Tourism Association, George Souris said yesterday: “Hunter Valley Wine Country, right on the doorstep of Australia’s gateway Sydney, has gained recognition as…

Hunter Valley hosts 2015 Balloon Fiesta

Twenty hot air balloonists from around the country will to take to the skies of the Hunter Valley in a beautiful display of colour on the weekend of 17 and 18 October, 2015 and organisers are promising 2015 will be…

Hunter venue honoured in national pub awards

“The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has earned a national presitigious honour from the hospitality industry after being named Australia’s best meeting and events venue by the Australian Hotels Association. Other winners The AHA’s National Awards for Excellence included Sydney’s ivy…

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