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Sydney to the Hunter Valley Wine Region by Rail

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Vicki Tester

 

If you are planning a holiday to Australia and fancy visiting the Hunter Valley but are not keen on self drive, then why not include a rail trip in your itinerary?

You can travel to the Hunter Valley, which takes about three hours by express train, from Sydney Central Station. Along the way you will only experience seven stops. The modern trains are very comfortable and feature an on board café and toilets. Large windows offer views of the stunning scenery throughout your journey.

The package would include:

  • Return train tickets from Sydney’s Central Railway Station to Singleton Station
  • Meet and Greet transfers to and from Singleton Railway Station via private Mercedes
  • Two nights’ accommodation in a choice of guestrooms and cottages at the Hunter Valley Resort.
  • Onsite Vineyard Tour followed by a private tasting with a Cellarmaster
  • Hunter Wine Theatre experience showing the onsite winery in action followed by wine tasting
  • Accommodation, breakfast, and wine activities are included in the package.

Picture courtesy of Hunter Valley Resort

Hunter Valley Resort is a superb country inn or lodge with 35 rooms and cottages surrounded by 70 acres of countryside and 50 year old shiraz vineyards.

Whilst there see the Hunter Wine Theatre Experience, explore and enjoy the facilities in the resort, visit the Brewery, souvenir shops, go bike riding, visit local wineries and a cheese factory, try a segway, horse riding, enjoy a relaxing massage in the Hunter Valley Heaven Massage Centre, take a carriage ride, play tennis, or go swimming – there really is something for everyone!

 

Picture courtesy of Hunter Valley Resort

Picture courtesy of Hunter Valley Resort

Picture courtesy of Hunter Valley Resort

Picture courtesy of Hunter Valley Resort

Picture courtesy of Hunter Valley Resort

Christmas Dinner Cruising Sydney Harbour, Australia

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Vicki Tester

 

If you are planning to be in Sydney for Christmas this year or next, then consider building in the following cruise to your tailor made holiday.

True North Luxury Adventure Cruises has their 4 night cruise over both Christmases. Spend the morning with your friends and family before joining their True North vessel in the harbour and settle down to your Christmas dinner as you tour the World famous harbour – considered one of the most beautiful.

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Next morning you will be alongside the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in a prime position to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race while you have a champagne breakfast! Following the excitement of this you have the chance to visit either the Sydney Opera House or Taronga Zoo. In the afternoon you will cruise past the Heads and then along the northern beaches of Sydney to your next destination at Pittwater.

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

 

 

Start the day with a walk or beach combing in the Pittwater area before catching a helicopter to the Hunter Valley for wine tasting and lunch. Back to Maitland Bay where the vessel will be anchored up for a swim or bush walk and then hors d’ouvre on the beach. For those that need a golf fix, a game can be arranged for this afternoon before cruising to Jerusalem Bay.

 

In the morning you could go for a bush walk or have a swim from remote beaches. Lunch will be on the beach at Cowan Bay and there is the chance of a further helicopter trip around this stunning scenery. Cruise to Hawkesbury River and take the scenic ride in the expedition boats up the river to explore. For your last night on board a live band will join you.

Finally sail back to Sydney on the last morning. 

If you cannot make the Christmas break then True North has a similar cruise that ensures you are in the harbour to witness and join in the fun of New Year in Sydney! The cruise then goes on a similar itinerary as above.

 Why not let us build this into a bespoke, tailor made itinerary for you.  Please contact us for all ideas and info on 01323 446550 or email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

 

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

 

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