Although Hunter Valley is known for its pastoral scenery and rustic accommodations, those who are used to more luxurious places to stay will find plenty of locations that will meet their needs. Whether you are visiting for a weekend getaway from the city, or planning to get married there, you will find several first-class hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area. Whether you’re a tourist or a local from one of the surrounding cities, here are some tips for booking accommodations in Hunter Valley.
Book in Advance
Since it is located only two and a half hours from Sydney, you need to plan your getaway or holiday in plenty of time to reserve accommodations. Many city dwellers visit the area to take wine tours, to attend events in the area, or during the peak wedding season, they may drive down to attend a ceremony and reception. Depending on when you go, you should book accommodations at least a month or two in advance and confirm your reservations a day or two before arriving in the area.
Include the Entire Family
Many hotels are pet friendly, so you can include your dog on a family holiday. When searching websites for hotels or holiday cabins, look for information to indicate whether your furry family member will be welcome. If you don’t find any information on the location in which you’re interested, call them to confirm their pet policy. However, if you are attending events in which your dog may not be accepted, leave him or her in the care of someone responsible, or board them with your vet so he or she isn’t stuck in a strange place alone.
Leave Valuables at Home
Unless you are attending a formal wedding or another formal event in the area, leave your good jewellery and expensive electronics at home. Even the nicest hotels have employees with sticky fingers, or there may be people who don’t have good intentions casing the rooms. If they catch a glimpse of your expensive diamond jewellery or your brand new laptop, they may target your room while you’re sightseeing, and you won’t see your valuables again.
Some holiday cabins or hotels may offer packages, including 5-star accommodation in Hunter Valley, NSW, and tickets for special events or tours of wineries in the area. Some packages may also include playing golf on courses located at or near the luxury resort where you are staying. Choosing a package is a good way to save money on your room and any activities you want to do while you’re in Hunter Valley.
Hunter Valley is a popular place to visit for many people in the surrounding areas due to their wineries, farmers’ markets, and the events taking place there throughout the year. You can usually find an outdoor concert, a wine and food festival, or interesting sporting events you may wish to attend. When you visit the area, there are several luxury hotels or holiday cabins you will enjoy staying at during your holiday.