Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Accommodation & Experiences

With over 150 cellar doors, award winning restaurants and a huge selection of local attractions and experiences, the beautiful Hunter Valley region will make the perfect location for your next getaway.

Located only 2 hours north of Sydney and less than an hour from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley boasts some spectacular scenery with vineyards, farmland, national parks and the Brokenback Ranges all at your doorstep.

To learn a bit more about what the region has to offer try Hunter Valley Wine Tourism, Lovedale Hunter Valley or Visit NSW to help plan your trip to the Hunter Valley.



Accommodation Suggestions

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley


Chateau Elan at The Vintage is one of Australia’s finest golf and spa resort. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley and offers luxury retreats for up to 200 guests. Guests can choose from 3 types of luxury residences – Spa Suites, self-contained One Bedroom Spa Villas or Spa King rooms. A 9 minute drive away from our meeting point.

Cypress Lakes Resort


Cypress Lakes is a golf and spa sanctuary, nestled amongst the vineyards of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. With an 18 hole Championship Golf course, a Golden Door Day Spa, two Restaurants and Icons Bar, Cypress Lakes has something for everybody. Just 5 minutes drive from our meeting point.

voco Kirkton Park


Luxury boutique accommodation set amongst manicured gardens with lovely views of vineyards and the Brokenback Mountains. A 10 Minute drive from our meeting point.

Exclusive to Balloon Aloft customers, receive a 15% discount on accommodation at voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. To redeem this offer simply email your Balloon Aloft booking confirmation to [email protected].

T’s & C’s: 15% discount applied on the Best Flexible Rate only. 


Rydges Resort Hunter Valley


Whether it’s all go, or you’re here to take it slow, everything feels effortless at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley. A sprawling playground in the heart of wine country, there’s something special for absolutely everyone. Across an enormous slice of pristine countryside, you’ll find little corners of leisure fit just for you. With plenty of choice, you’ll create your very own adventure, and curate the moments that matter most. Just a 1 minute drive from our meeting point.

Balloon Aloft Passengers can take advantage of a 15% discount off best available rates. Click the website link to view details.


cottages and villas

A welcoming family owned estate with winery, cafe and olive processing located right on-site. These beautiful, modern villas are located 5 minutes drive from our meeting point.

Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

cottages and villas

Stylish and contemporary cottage accommodation with stunning views in a boutique vineyard setting. Located in Lovedale, less than 11 minutes from our meeting point.

Broken View Estate

cottages and villas

Spacious and well-appointed one bedroom cottages with unparalleled views of the Brokenback Mountains. Each cottage has an open fire place and spa bath. A 10 minute drive to our meeting location.

Casa La Vina

cottages and villas

These Sana Fe inspired villas are unique and luxurious, perfect for that intimate couples escape. Rustic south western décor, log timber ceilings, gas log fire place and a plush king bed create the feel and ambience of a contemporary New Mexican adobe. Located in the heart of Pokolbin’s wineries and attractions, just 5 minutes from the Balloon Aloft meeting point.

Cedars Mount View

cottages and villas

A secluded luxury retreat offering 1 and 2 bedroom cottages on a beautiful 100 acre property. Located in the glorious Mount View region, approximately 20 minutes from our meeting point.

Goosewing Cottage


Enjoy a stunning view, wildlife and serenity on acres in Mount View, just 5 minutes from one of only two hated hatted restaurants in the heart of wine country and 15 minutes from our meeting point.

Choose either cottage or homestead with private saltwater pool, and each made ready in winter with a cosy wood fired heater.

Manzanilla Ridge

cottages and villas

Located in the winery region of Lovedale and just 15 minutes from our meeting point, Manzanilla Ridge offers well-apointed, loft style cottages in a beautiful secluded setting.

Cessnock Motel


Just a short 5 minute drive to our meeting location, the Cessnock Motel offers recently renovated, modern rooms at affordable prices.

Wine Country Motor Inn


Conveniently located in Cessnock, close to shops and cafes, the Wine Country Motor Inn offers modern contemporary accommodation and an affordable price. Only 10 minutes drive to the Balloon Aloft meeting point.

Experience Suggestions

Hunter Valley Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Enjoy 30 minute to 2 hour horse rides with views of the vineyards and Broken Back Ranges. Suitable for beginners through to experienced riders. Rides operate daily.

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park


Open daily from 9am, the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park gives you the opportunity to get up close to exotic and Australian wildlife. Make time to enjoy one of their many Animal Encounters – don’t miss the Meerkats!

Walkabout with Warren

Cultural Tours

Join Uncle Warren on one of his enlightening Educational or Cultural Awareness tours, where he generously imparts his deep cultural insights, personal experiences, and stories handed down through generations within his family, centered around the rich tapestry of local Aboriginal culture and history.

High Tea @ voco Kirkton Park


Indulge in a decadent high tea over looking a beautiful 30-year-old rose garden with the Brokenback Ranges cascading in the distance. Taste delicious house made desserts, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, classic pastries and soft handmade finger sandwiches alongside a selection of teas or Vittoria coffee included. Dietary options available. Available Thursday – Sunday from 12pm – 3pm

High Tea Offer – Pair your hot air balloon ride with a delightful high tea experience at voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley for an exclusive price of just $49pp. To make a booking, call the hotel directly on 02 4998 7680.

Book Now Call: 1300 723 279

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