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Make This Valentine’s Day a Special One With a Romantic Retreat to the Hunter Valley

An escape with wine, wilderness and quality time awaits.

Now while we are believers that a romantic escape never requires an occasion, with Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching what better time than now to book a getaway to New South Wales’ premium wine region the Hunter Valley? 

Located about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney, or a 50-minute drive from the closest airport at Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is a picturesque region filled with wineries, decadent restaurants and cafes and idyllic natural views to explore. 

Whether you’re a vino lover, are looking to embrace the great outdoors or are just after one of those blissful weekends away spent entirely in bed then the Hunter Valley has a myriad of luxurious romantic stays to choose from. 

Below we’re taking a look at some of our picks to inspire your next adventure to the region. 

Romantic getaways in the Hunter Valley to book in 2024 

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Unyoked

Lila

Enjoy a weekend away at the serene Unyoked Lila cabin in Pokolbin. This adorable woodland retreat is nestled within the grounds of a Hunter Valley winery and crafted for visitors seeking respite from the constraints of laptops, meetings, and deadlines, allowing them to focus on what truly matters.

Lila is among three cabins located on the winery, making it an ideal choice for a romantic escape with friends while still ensuring privacy. Offering a ‘mild level of spiciness,’ it provides a semi-off-grid experience, allowing easy exploration of nearby wineries and restaurants.

Moreover, the cabin is pet-friendly, welcoming furry pals to join in the adventure. While reception is available, take the opportunity to lose yourself in a good book amidst the awe-inspiring surroundings.

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Spicers Guesthouse

Experience true luxury with a trip to Spicers Guesthouse in the heart of the Hunter Valley. This modern farmhouse is an ideal stay for those wanting a five-star experience in which to enjoy the pleasures of great food and even better wine. 

Take a dip in the property’s infinity pool that overlooks rugged bushland, or relax at the bar for a drink before dinner at éRemo Restaurant for a taste of quality rustic Italian cuisine.

The rooms have all of the amenities you could possibly need with modern decor with a country touch and stunning views, all in one. 

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Casa La Viña

Stepping onto the grounds of Casa La Viña feels like you’re transported to Mexico, as these Santa Fe-inspired villas offer a tranquil escape that goes beyond the ordinary.

Each impeccably decorated and designed suite offers plush bedding and log fireplaces to create a cosy ambience during your stay, while you can explore the array of wineries and restaurants in the area and come home to unwind in peace.

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Billy’s Hideaway

Escape to the valley’s picturesque wilderness at this luxury stay in Wollombi. The ideal opportunity to unplug and unwind, this secluded nature-surrounded home is situated at the top of a hill overlooking leaping kangaroos and is soundtracked with the calls of native birds and wildlife. 

Surrounding the cabin, you’ll find plenty to do with stunning nature walks and bike trails. The historic town of Wollombi is only a 20-minute walk away, where you can relish a meal at the quaint country pub or family-run cafes.

Otherwise, you can cook up a feast in their high-quality kitchen and relax by the firepit with a glass of wine in one hand and your favourite book in the other. If you want to take the romance up a notch enjoy a wood-fired hot tub and let your worries melt away. 

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Cedars Mount

No matter what time of year you visit this romantic getaway is sure to be a winning holiday. The self-contained villas act as ideal bases while you adventure around the area but have all the amenities you could need to hole up for a weekend. 

Drift away in one of the enormous bathtubs or unwind on the private deck with a glass of your newly discovered favourite wine. You can even book in to enjoy luxurious extras such as in-villa massages and hand-delivered champagne for a truly one-of-a-kind stay. 

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Luxury Couples Retreat

Enjoy waterfront bliss with a secluded boathouse cabin that is built with romantic getaways in mind. With an open-plan living space that is expertly decorated with a modern rustic vibe, you’ll almost never want to leave. 

The plush king-sized beds make the ideal place to drift off to dreamland following a long day of wine-tasting and you can soak sore muscles in the enormous centrepiece bath. 

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