Leaving Port Douglas early Tuesday morning we drove south to Cairns to catch our flight back to Sydney for the next part of our adventure. From Sydney, we rented a car and drove about 2.5 hours north to the Hunter Valley Wine Region. We had a scenic and relaxing drive as we made our way through the region.
Part of our Drive
During our three day stay in Hunter Valley we stayed at Deja Vu Estate. It was an amazing villa that we had to our self. It was such a relaxing and elegant setting. Upon our arrival we had a bottle of sparkling wine waiting for us, which was needed after our busy day of travel. Each morning we had a stocked fridge and pantry included in our stay to cook breakfast the next morning. We had eggs, bacon, muffins, mushrooms, juices, sour dough bread. This was so nice that we didn’t have to grocery shop or eat out for every meal. On our last night we were left a nice dessert wine and chocolates. If we ever visit Hunter Valley again, we will sure be staying at Deja Vu!
We choose to visit Hunter Valley not only for the relaxation, but it is also a wine region. The prodominent wines produced in Hunter are Semillion and Shiraz, but others are also grown. We packed a lot of winery visits in the three days we were there and also ate some tasty food! I’m going to list off and share pictures of our stops in region!
Winery Visits: Keith Tulloch Wine
Dinner: Brokeback Bar, this was a quick and easy stop for a tasty sandwich and fries
Wineries: Mistletoe Winery, McWilliam’s Mout Pleasant, Tulloch Wines, Brokenwood Wines, Tyrrell’s Wines, Leogate Estate, De Iulis
Mistletoe Sculpture Garden
A View of Hunter Valley from Mountain Overlook
Lunch: Tuk Tuk Burgers
The Triple Pork Burger(Ground Pork, Pulled Pork and Bacon)
Dinner: Home! We loved that Deja Vu had a grill. After some relaxation with some local cheese we headed to the nearest town(Braxton) and picked up some groceries at an IGA and steaks from the cute little meat market. The guy was so nice he even added some sausages to our bag free of charge because it was a specialty.
The Meat Store
Wineries: Scarborough, Pepper Tree, Tower Estate, Lake’s Folly Vineyard, Hungerford Hills, First Creek WInes, Tintilla Estate Vineyard, Audrey Wilkinson
Snack: Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
Lunch: Cafe 1843 at Lindeman’s
Seeing kangaroo was super exciting in Hunter Valley. Deja Vu was settled back into the woods and we would see kangroo throughout the day. They would be roaming in packs and often we saw little joeys also. Super cute!
Our Take Home
Needless to say, we left Hunter Valley with a few souvenirs. Next up, Sydney!