Holidays for Couples

WINE HUNTER

It’s official – Australia is one of the world’s top wine growing countries, with global wine-lovers consuming more than 30 million glasses of Oz vino every day! With our vignerons proving to be major stars on the world stage, it’s an exciting time to enjoy a weekend or short break in one of our fabulous home-grown wine regions to enjoy the authentic food, wine and country ambience. It’s certainly top of our to-do list.

Grab a few itinerary ideas from Lonely Planet’s recently released Wine Trails: Australia & New Zealand guide book, which details 40 weekends of wine tasting with expert winery reviews, maps and practical details – plus recommendations of where to stay, what to eat, and of course, what to drink.

NEW SOUTH WALES Mudgee

Is there a more quintessentially Australian country town than Mudgee? It takes its name from the Indigenous Wiradjuri word ‘moothi’ meaning ‘nest in the hills’ and you can see why. With its historic early stone buildings, Cudgegong River, big eucalypts, undulating pasture, vineyard country and forested surrounds, Mudgee is pretty indeed.

The Hunter Valley was

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