A three-day sojourn in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region
- Reach the Hunter Valley by express train from Sydney
- Relax in comfort at the stunning Hunter Valley Resort
- Unwind with relaxing massages and pool swims
- Enjoy a unique wine theatre experience
- Taste world-class wines and tour lush vineyards
Food & wine | Rail journey | Short break
Make the most of your time in Australia with this add-on experience in the Hunter Valley. After boarding an express train in Sydney, you'll arrive at the spectacular Hunter Valley Resort by lunchtime. Deep in wine country and nestled among 70 acres of gardens and vineyards, the resort offers a chance to truly escape and unwind. Experience a unique wine theatre experience, taste world-class wines, and add on activities such as horseback riding and Segway touring during your stay. This journey is easily combined with a stay in Sydney or any of our other Australian itineraries.
Day by day itinerary
Sydney to the Hunter Valley
At Sydney Central station, you'll board the express train to the Hunter Valley. Heading north from Sydney, you'll enjoy the comfort of a pre-reserved carriage as New South Wales countryside whips past your window for the next three hours. You'll cross the Hawkesbury River and pass working oyster farms and beds before arriving into Singleton Railway Station by lunchtime. An included transfer sees you to the Hunter Valley Resort, a country lodge set among 70 secluded acres of gardens and vineyards and your accommodation for the next two nights. This afternoon, enjoy a unique Wine Theatre experience, combining a fascinating visual presentation with a wine tutorial, teaching you how to taste front palate sweetness, acidity, back palate tannins, and more. Tonight, you might choose to dine at Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley Resort, featuring a menu of regional and Italian cuisine.
Stay: Hunter Valley Resort (Superior)
This morning after an included Continental breakfast you may wish to take an optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Wine Country, before touring the vineyards and taking part in a wine tasting with the resort's own cellar master. There are plenty of other activities on offer, including electric bike hire, tennis, swimming, Segway back country tours to see Kangaroos and horseback riding. Take a stroll out of the resort and you'll come across five winery Cellar Doors and a host of local restaurants – perfect for a leisurely lunch. An optional Hop on Hop off Bus service or Gourmet Lunch Tour are also available. This evening, dine locally or once again sample the menu at the onsite brewhouse.
Stay: Hunter Valley Resort (Superior)
Hunter Valley to Sydney
This morning you'll enjoy another delicious breakfast followed by free time to explore the resort, perhaps with a walk on one of the resort's trails or a relaxing treatment at the onsite Heavenly Hunter Massage Centre. By lunchtime, you'll transfer back to the station to board the train back to Sydney.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
- Return economy express train tickets from Sydney Central Railway Station to Singleton Railway Hunter Valley
- Meet & greet and return transfers to the Hunter Resort
- 2 nights accommodation staying in a Spa Cottage at the 3.5* Hunter Resort including breakfast
- Onsite vineyard inspection followed by wine tasting with the resorts Cellar master
- Entry to the Hunter Wine Theatre experience
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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