2 night “Good Life” package is from $169 per night

The 2 night package includes: Choice of guestroom or cottage for two nights Buffet continental breakfast in San Martino every day Entry to the Hunter Wine Theatre Free Schooner with every Beer tasting paddle purchase Tour of the onsite vineyard Winetasting with the resort’s Cellarmaster Discount vouchers for Segway tour, Horseriding adventure, Electric Bike hire and…

Discover: Mt Royal National Park – World Heritage, Australian National Heritage Site

Places on the Australian National Heritage List are places of outstanding heritage value for Australia and Mount Royal National Park was added in 2007. Day trip/ half day trip from the Lower Hunter Valley For bushwalkers, photographers, bird watchers, nature enthusiasts, artists Few facilities are provided for visitors – picnic tables, toilets in Youngville Campground,…

Sandakan Death March

Address by Emeritus Professor Robert Lusby AM, Chair National Centre for Veterans Health care Working Party Sandakan Memorial Burwood Sunday 4th August 2019 When asked to speak at this ceremony in memory of the infamous Sandakan Death March, the words of a song sung by  Roy Orbison came to mind There won’t be many coming…

Brokenback Mountains Hunter Valley

The Mountains of the Valley: Looking up and down

For the photographer, walker, adventurer/road trips Free 1. Greater Blue Mountains National Park The Hunter Valley is conjoined with the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area which is one of the largest and most intact tracts of protected bushland in Australia. This deeply incised sandstone tableland covers over 1 million hectares spread across 8 adjacent…

Terroir: it’s about people too

I often think the patchwork nature, small holdings, and landscape of the Pokolbin and Broke Fordwich wine subregions is similar to Burgundy. Indeed there is a move afoot to get Heritage recognition for some of the old vineyards that have survived and, given that we are a phylloxera free area, these vines are unique growing…