Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley
Things To Do In The Area
With over 100 wineries, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia's great wine producing regions. Friendly hosts await you at cellar doors of renowned vineyards and offer great winery tours and wine tastings. Guests can also enjoy activities including hot air ballooning, golf, bushwalks, horse riding, 4WD tours and cheese tasting at the Hunter Valley Cheese Company.
Visit www.winecountry.com.au to discover additional things to do in the Hunter Valley region.
Find time in the Hunter Valley
Nestled in the Hunter Valley just 1 hour from Singleton and 2 hours from Sydney, Chapman Valley Horse Riding provides horse riding for ALL levels of experience, from beginners right up to experienced riders. Chapman Valley provides the opportunity to experience nature up close & personal as you snake your way on horse-back through the scenic valleys and mountains of the 6,500 acre property, which has been owned by the Chapman family for over 170 years. Experienced and friendly staff provide the perfect balance of fun and safety, with smaller groups to create a breathtaking & personalised experience.
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Experience the beauty of Australia's most famous wine region, the New South Wales Hunter Valley with Hunter Valley Helicopters. Make your day one to remember, with a scenic flight, a picnic with a difference, or surprise that special someone for a birthday, anniversary, proposal or even a wedding.
Enjoy a three-course share meal with a bottle of wine and a 20 minute scenic flight for $495 per couple (3rd person $100) - available Friday to Sunday.
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The Hunter Valley offers some of Australia's best golf courses. The Vintage golf course is a truly spectacular 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman.
For further details please contact Peppers Guest House reception or call The Vintage Golf Club on (02) 4998 6789 or visit www.thevintage.com.au
Winery tours and wine tastings
With over 100 wineries, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia's premier wine growing regions offering guests an opportunity to visit quaint, boutique wineries such as Audrey Wilkinson Vineyards, Ivanhoe Wines and Vinden Estate Wines or taste the wide selection made by some of Australia's largest wine producers such as Lindmans, McGuigan Cellars, Pepper Tree Wines and Hope Estate.
We are happy to supply you with maps of the local area so you can tour the wineries by yourself. Alternatively we can contact one of our local tour companies on your behalf to organise a tour and private wine tasting for you. Click here to view our guide to Hunter Valley wine experiences.
Head out to discover gourmet beauty of the Hunter Valley with 'Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours'. Light hearted in name, deep routed in heart of the Hunter, you'll enjoy an exquisite day of food and wine, hosted by Jam Molenaar (publisher of 'Dining Out Amongst the Vines', 'Cellar Doors and more' magazines and 'Flavours of the Hunter' cookbook) and Peter Firth (Sir Lunchalot), a Pokolbin resident for 25 years.
Hunter Valley Wine School
Commencing every day at 9am, this unique experience will give you an insight into the winemaking process of some of the best 'drops' in the region, from the vine to the bottle! From just $33 per person, your experience includes a guided tour through the vineyard and its 30-year-old Shiraz vines, tour of the largest and most advanced wineries in the Hunter and a private wine appreciation tutorial with an experienced cellarmaster.
For more information please contact us on 02 4993 8999 or
Vineyard Shuttle Service & Hunter Valley Classic Carriages
Vineyard Shuttle Service is the most referred wine tour company in the Hunter Valley. They have knowledgable staff, are competitively priced and offer a personalised service. Offering half day or full day tours for 2-24 guests, with private tours also available by 4WD. Evening restaurant transfers are also available. If you desire a slower pace then look no further than Hunter Valley Classic Carriages. Clip-clop your way along the tree-lined back road of Pokolbin in unique Old Style Covered Wagons or Carriages. Half day or full day group tours are a lot of fun or exclusive hire options are the perfect choice for a romantic proposal or some private time with the ones you love.
For bookings call 02 4991 3655 or 0409 327 193 or visit www.vineyardshuttle.com.au or
Hunter Valley Cheese Company
While on a wine tasting tour, stop off at one of Australia's finest handmade cheese factories. The maturation rooms are open daily enabling you to inspect the production process. A fine array of cheeses are available for sampling and purchase.
Picnic in the Hunter
Chez Pok will welcome the opportunity to pack you a gourmet picnic hamper before you set off to explore the country side. Your destination will be all the more enjoyable with one of these delightful baskets of delicacies. Please request your hamper the night prior.
Hunter Valley Gardens
Families will be delighted by a visit to Hunter Valley Gardens, particularly the storybook garden. The gardens are set over 35 hectares of land.
Opera in the Vineyards
Opera in the Vineyards is held every October at Wyndham Estate, and has established itself as one of the premier regional events in Australia. Opera Australia coordinates the music side of the event and the quality of entertainers is world class.
Hot Air Ballooning
See the vineyards from above! Balloon Aloft operates sunrise flights featuring spectacular 'bird's-eye-views' of the wineries and the surrounding region followed by a champagne celebration. Flights run for 45 minutes to 1 hour and cost $320 per person.
Please ask Peppers Guest House reception for further details or contact Balloon Aloft on 1800 028 568 or visit www.balloonaloft.com
Wine Country Skydiving
For the ultimate adrenalin pumping activity, try skydiving from 14,000 feet above the Hunter Valley. Landing at either Hope Estate in Pokolbin, just five minutes drive from Peppers Guest House and Peppers Convent, or a private airfield 20 minutes north, you'll experience breathtaking aerial views of the Hunter Wine Country. For more information visit www.justjumpskydive.com.au
Indulge in Great Coffee
Experience one of the Hunter's finest coffees at Bliss coffee. As specialty coffee roasters, Bliss Coffee also offers handmade gelato, coffee and tea related gifts, delicious cakes and savoury treats, fresh roasted coffee beans and loose leaf teas.
Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures
Spectacular views, sunset and trail rides for the beginner to the experienced rider. You can choose from personalised rides, pony rides, half day rides and winery rides. Visit www.huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au
Experience the great outdoors on a mountain bike through the beautiful Hunter Valley countryside. There are plenty of opportunities for the experienced fit biker as well as the more leisurely rider. Mountain bike hire is available.
Full day - $33 per person per day.
Half day (4 hours) - $28 per person per day.
For more information please contact us on 02 4993 8999 or email email@example.com
Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
Sample the most impressive selection of delicatessen products offering the finest produce from Australia and overseas. As the name suggests you will find Roquefort from France, Gruyere from Switzerland, Gouda from Holland and Red Leicester from England. There is also a huge range of Australian favourites to tempt your tastebuds. Visit www.huntervalleysmellycheeseshop.com.au
One stop shop for all your needs
At the Pokolbin Convenience store you will find a genuine general store servicing the Pokolbin area with everything you might need while visiting the country including:
- Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy products, frozen foods and confectionary, fresh baked bread onsite daily and pastries
- Health, beauty, toiletries and personal care
- Digital photo processing, mobile phone recharge, cards, magazines and daily newspaper
Head to a concert in the Hunter Valley
Several concerts are announced each year in the Hunter Valley which provides intimate atmosphere in one of the three outdoor locations all situated within close proximity to Peppers Guest House Hunter Valley. Previous artists have been, Elton John, Sting, Rod Stewart, Carol King, INXS, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Crowded House, Rob Thomas, Simply Red, Lionel Richie, Ronan Keating and the list will go on!
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