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diVine tours

About diVine tours

diVine tours, established in 2006, specialise in small group Hunter Valley wine tours.  Our long history has seen great relationships form with a variety of businesses in the Lower Hunter Valley and neighbouring regions.

 

Our Tours

The Gourmet Hunter Valley Wine Tour is ideal for couples and small groups.  With a maximum of 11 people on each tour, you are ensured a more personalised tour experience.  The itinerary includes wine tastings at 4/5 boutique wineries, winery tour, restaurant lunch with wine, cheese and chocolate tasting.  This tour will pick up from Pokolbin and surrounding areas, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Morisset and the Central Coast.

 

The diVine Wine Tour is another small group tour with a maximum of 11 passengers.  This tour is run on select midweek days to enjoy the quieter and best time to visit the Hunter Valley wine region.  The itinerary is flexible with multiple lunch options and visits venues where you can choose between cheese, chocolate or olives instead of wine, beer or spirits.  The pick up and return locations are the same as our Gourmet Wine Tour.

 

The Private Tour lets you have input into the itinerary as well as exclusive use of the bus.  Simply tell us what you would like to do and we’ll organise an itinerary to suit.  Our mini buses seat up to 11, 13 or 20 passengers.  The perfect tour for your end of year work party, birthday, hens day and other social occasion.  This tour will pick up from the same locations as above, as well as Newcastle and surrounds.

 

Visit our website for more information and treat yourself to a diVine day out!

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Handmade in the Hunter Markets 

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

We have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

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The Remington Motor Inn

The Remington is Muswellbrook newest accommodation & dining venue, providing 4 1/2 star service and a standard of accommodation to rival some of the best, featuring 54 luxurious king suites a fully licensed bar and stylish modern Australian cuisine restaurant open from 6.00am till 10.00 pm Monday to Friday, 8.00am till 10pm Saturday and 8.00am till 11.00am Sunday, serving award winning locally sourced produce, a comprehensive hand selected wine list and a selection of cocktails & cold beverages to quench anyone’s thirst.

 

Positioned perfectly in the heart of Muswellbrook business center, within walking distance to hotels, clubs, shopping centres and sporting facilities. Enjoy the latest in-room technology, ultimate comfort in our indulgent double pillow top king beds, and a standard of furnishings and finishes found only in the best establishments. Suites feature over 20 FOXTEL channels, including all Fox Sports and Sky Racing channels, four blockbuster movie channels, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and internet, climate controlled air conditioning, modern contemporary bathroom and 5 star amenities

Book now and enjoy The Remington experience….

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Newcastle Heritage And Ghost Tours

Mischief, malice, mayhem, murder …The dark history of Newcastle still haunts every corner, alley way and historic building of the second oldest township in NSW Australia. You can almost hear the clank and groan of convicts working in leg irons  in the underground mine shafts in the settlement.

The poor rations and daily floggings – hopelessness in a “hell on earth”.

You had to be tough to survive…

Do you dare to be touched by the ghosts that still haunt Newcastle?

WHAT ARE OUR TOURS ABOUT?

HISTORY, HERITAGE and GHOSTS. If you are curious about the story of early Newcastle  we will show you the sites where it all happened and you just never know which old soul might turn up while we are walking around.

 

Tours & Links

East End Tours
Investigation Nights
Weekly Tours

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HUNTER VALLEY WINE TOURS 4U

WINE TOURS

With our full day tours, you will visit up to 5 wineries/boutique breweries/distillery tastings, or any of the combination, your choice. We can tailor to your needs or you can nominate your own schedule and destinations.

(Some tasting fee’s may apply.)

Lunch is not included in the price, but we allow time for your culinary indulgence, at extra cost. You can arrange your own lunch venue, or we can arrange that for you. (We can arrange a total package for groups of 10 or more).

Full day tours can include chocolate and cheese tasting OR olive & preserves tasting, OR maybe relax after your exciting day in one of the valleys desert/coffee bars to finish your day.

(Chocolate/cheese tasting etc, may not be available for our half day tours.)

We also offer interment private tours up to 7 people. If you want that relaxing, unstructured or structured, feel of the Hunter Valley & surrounds, we can do that for you.

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All Australian Journeys

When we started operating tours in the Northern Highlands of NSW, it was to promote tourism while our small town Walcha (population 1,600) was in the grip of drought. Since 1988 we have undergone many changes, including our move to Maitland in 2000. We have a fully licensed retail travel agency, cafe, conference centre and more! We are proud of our humble beginnings in Walcha and we are proud of what we have achieved in the last 25 years, and the new directions we have opened up for our company, our staff and our clients.

We want our name to reflect the entire range of our operations: covering destinations and events all over Australia on all kinds of journeys, from air and coach, to rail and cruise, even bushwalking! All Australian, all journeys – giving you once in a lifetime experiences, every time! That’s who we are.

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Beyond Ballooning

Hot Air Balloon Adventure in Hunter Valley

Thrill-seekers such as you and your friends should not settle for ordinary adventures. Add a little twist to your trip by incorporating elements of fascinating sceneries, the laughter of your friends and a big hot air balloon.

Nothing spells ‘adventure’ better than a hot air balloon ride in Hunter Valley by Beyond Ballooning. A trip up in the air offers a one-of-a-kind experience with your friends and loved ones.

Why Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

A hot air balloon ride is one experience you and your loved ones should not miss. Beyond Ballooning offers a unique opportunity to celebrate special occasions or simply hang out with your friends.

There is something magical about experiencing the sunrise through hot air balloon rides in Hunter Valley. Apart from the thrill of being in the air, you are also rewarded with beautiful scenery of greenery mixed with touches of the sun. Just hop aboard our sturdy balloons and appreciate the beautiful vineyards of the valley.

Our smallest balloons carry 2 passengers while our largest can accommodate 16 people, including the pilot. The flight generally lasts an hour, which gives you more opportunities to revel in nature’s beauty, as well as snap a couple of photos.

What to Expect on Your First Flight

Your first hot air balloon ride offers the unrivalled feeling of freedom and exhilaration—memories definitely for the books.
First and foremost, you and your companions must be early on site. For morning travels, our team meets you earlier due to the milder weather. You might not feel surefooted for a while, but the reward of a beautiful sunrise from up in the air is something you should not miss.

Before your Hunter Valley balloon ride, your pilot will tell you all that you need to know. The pilot will also go through the safety rules, what you can expect before, during and after the trip, which often lasts an hour.

One of the best things to witness is the balloon inflating. Once you arrive at your departure point, you will see the crew preparing the balloons for inflation. After the pilots engage the burners for heated air, the process usually takes 30 minutes before the balloons completely fill and rise above the basket. The process alone is enough to entertain you and your friends.

Safety and Hot Air Balloons

Here at Beyond Ballooning, your safety is our first priority. We strive to keep all of our passengers safe during the entire trip. Our team of professional balloon pilots only manoeuvre state-of-the-art hot air balloons made with sturdy materials.

In terms of weather conditions, we will not fly any balloons if the weather is less than agreeable. Our team continually checks the day’s weather patterns through the Bureau of Meteorology. When the weather is unsuitable for a trip, we will postpone. For us, your safety matters more.

Experience Hunter Valley in the best way possible. For hot air balloon gifts or rides, go with Beyond Ballooning. Book your flight with us by calling us at 1300 468 247 now.

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Bread Basket

Our reputation and expertise as bakers has been rising over four generations.

It’s no wonder our breads are legendary.

We are family owned and operated by Stewart and Sharon Latter – a Maitland family with a long history of baking in the Hunter Valley.

Take a break, pull up a seat and taste the experience in our breads, cakes, pies and sandwiches.

  • Our range of specialty breads includes:
  • Sourdough, Pide, Sunflower & Wattleseed
  • Olive, Potato & Herb, Pumpkin & Poppy Seed
  • Rye, Ciabatta, Sundried Tomato & Basil
  • Foccaccia and Baguettes

All our breads are preservative free and baked fresh daily.

161 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri
Phone (02) 4936 2226

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Abernethy House

Abernethy House & Cottage  Self cater accommodation for large groups in the Hunter Valley NSW

Abernethy House is the perfect group accommodation venue for up to 34 people – where booking the whole house is guaranteed

Set on 4 acres in the beautiful Hunter Valley NSW, Abernethy House & Cottage has everything you need for a break away with your Friends or Family, Conferences or Wedding. Hidden away yet located only 2 hour’s drive from Sydney. Great affordability for group accommodation in the Hunter Valley.

 

Abernethy House & Cottage

Sleeps up to 34 People

Weddings

Conferences

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