Things to do in the Hunter Valley

There are so many things to see and do in the Hunter Valley apart from just sampling wines from some of the oldest vineyards in Australia. Romantic dinners or lazy lunches at award wining restaurants, sample local produce and indulge in delicious cheese and chocolate tastings or splash out with a helicopter tour, with pick up direct from your villa or cottage lawn. Here are some of our most recommended things to do whilst you are visiting the Hunter Valley.

Helicopter Event Transfers. Feel like a rock star and arrive at Hope Estate or Tempus Two by helicopter, with private Mercedes sedan transfer back to Cedars afterwards. Cost $260 per person.  (For up to 3 passengers per flight)    
Winery Tour - Two Fat Blokes The Hunters No.1 tour operator as awarded by trip advisor members. Full day tour Hunter Gatherer tour $145pp. Progressive winemakers lunch $195pp. Food & wine lovers tour $245pp                                                                                                                            

Private Car Transfers. Mount View restaurants $80 - Return. Pokolbin restaurants $100 Return.  Half day (4hr) wine tour $300 -  Full day (6hr) wine tour $450 (Prices are for up to 4 adults)

Prestige or Peter Halls Hire Car    

Twilight flights to dinner at a fabulous Chefs Hatted restaurant. Pick up from your villa to fly to dinner, then return home by private hire car. Helicopter departures up to last light during daylight savings months.  Choose  Muse at Hungerford Hill or Bistro Molines (alfresco dining available) at Tallavera Grove Vineyard (both are chefs hatted restaurants and highly recommended).

$475 for helicopter and private car transfers - payable to Slattery Helicopter Charter.    

Scenic flights direct from Cedars. Enjoy an exhillarating 20 or 30 minute scenic flight over Hunter Valley Wine Country.  A perfect scenario for 'popping the question'.  An optional romance package could be set up in your villa during your flight for the ultimate surprise on return.

$400 for a 20 minute scenic flight 

$600 for 30 minutes   Cedars Mount View  

Yak Warbird                                                                                                                                                          Adrenalin flights. Fly in a YAK 52 ex advanced Military Trainer (pulls up to 5G's - 5 times the force of gravity! Standard flight with aero​batics $295 (advanced $350).   Cessnock Airport  

Romantic Carriage ride with picnic lunch. 3 hr carriage ride in a private Victorian horse drawn carriage for two, includes a scenic boutique winery tour in Pokolbin with champagne and gourmet picnic. Cost for one couple $425. Transfers $15 per person if required   Broke Rd, Pokolbin  
Horse Riding. Explore over 300 acres of the beautiful Molly Morgan Range with 360 degrees of breathtaking valley views. Open daily for trail rides suitable for riders of all levels.  Personalised rides are also available for proposals.   Talga Rd, Rothbury / Lovedale  

Slattery Helicopter                                                                                                                                                         Helicopter wine and lunch tour. Direct from your villa or cottage lawn. Fly to the award winning Pooles Rock winery for a private wine tasting, and then onto a choice of outstanding restaurants for lunch, with a return heli flight back to Cedars after your meal and another wine tasting. The entire day is a great fun helicopter experience orientated tour with great food and wine, and flexible timing built in to keep it relaxed and unrushed.

The restaurant & cellar door choices are: Bistro Molines at Tallavera Grove,  Muse at Hungerford, The Verandah at Calais Winery & Twine at Wynwood Estate. Prices are for 1 couple and include a 3 course lunch.

$675 Muse,The Verandah or Twine. $685 Bistro Molines. $525 Flights only (Lunch paid seperately)                                                                                                                                                               
Visit Hunter Valley Gardens. Winner of the Best Tourist attraction in the Hunter for 6 years running. You can get lost in the 60 acres of stunning feature gardens for hours. There is always something happening such as the winter wonderland, Spring festival of flowers, the rose spectacular and the enchanting Christmas lights.   Broke Rd, Pokolbin  

Dine at Bistro Molines. 1 of only 2 chefs hatted restaurants in the Hunter Valley. Located just 8 minutes from Cedars, Molines has some of the best views in the Valley. The setting is intimate and romantic with abundant fresh flowers and candles in the evenings. Enjoy a degustation dinner for $140pp. Private car transfers available.   Mount View Rd, Mount View