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Planning the Perfect Weekend Getaway from Sydney to the Hunter Valley in a Peugeot

Sydney to the Hunter Valley in a Peugeot

There’s something magical about escaping the bustling city life of Sydney and heading out on a road trip to the picturesque Hunter Valley. Known for its world-class wineries, gourmet food, and stunning landscapes, the Hunter Valley is the perfect destination for a whirlwind day trip or weekend getaway. And what better way to embark on this adventure than in a stylish, safe and comfortable Peugeot 408? Here’s our guide to planning the perfect getaway from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and the top things to do once you arrive.

The Journey: Sydney to Hunter Valley

Starting your journey from Ovolo Woolloomooloo, you’ll find that the drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley is both scenic, smooth and enjoyable, especially when you’re behind the wheel of a Peugeot 408. The journey takes around two hours, making it an ideal distance for a weekend road trip. As you leave the city behind, you’ll be treated to views of rolling hills, charming countryside and vineyards.

The Peugeot 408, with its bold design, advanced technology, and safety features, ensures a smooth and pleasant drive. Its spacious boot space means you can easily pack all your essentials, from bags to picnic baskets and wine coolers.


Top Things to Do in the Hunter Valley

Once you arrive in the Hunter Valley, there’s no shortage of activities to make your trip one to remember. Here are some of the top things to do in the Hunter Valley.

Wine Tasting Tours  in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its wineries, and a wine-tasting tour is a must. Visit iconic wineries like Peterson House, Tyrrell’s Wines, Brokenwood Wines, and Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. Many of these wineries offer guided tours that provide insight into the winemaking process, along with tastings of their finest selections.

Things to Do in the Hunter Valley

Gourmet Dining in the Hunter Valley

Indulge in the region’s culinary delights at one of the many gourmet restaurants. Lucky Duck at Leaves and Fishes in Lovedale offers Asian-style dishes in a stunning waterfront venue, while Margan Restaurant serves farm-to-table fare showcasing estate-grown produce from the vineyard and farm. From fine dining at Muse Kitchen at Keith Tulloch Wines to relaxed meals at charming Cafe Enzo, the Hunter Valley’s food scene is sure to impress. Pair your meals with local wines for a complete gastronomic experience.​​

Hot Air Ballooning in the Hunter Valley

For a unique perspective of the Hunter Valley, consider a hot air balloon ride with Beyond Ballooning or Balloon Aloft. Floating above the vineyards at sunrise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering breath-taking views of the sprawling vineyards and picturesque landscapes.

Visit the Hunter Valley Gardens

Explore the beautifully landscaped Hunter Valley Gardens, featuring themed gardens, walking paths, and exciting seasonal events. It’s a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, a spot of shopping or a round of aqua golf or putt-putt.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Cheese and Chocolate Tastings in the Hunter Valley

Complement your wine tastings with visits to local cheese and chocolate producers. Binnorie Dairy in Lovedale features award-winning cheeses, from marinated feta to triple cream brie and vine-ash goat cheese. Meanwhile, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company has a range of delectable treats you can sample and purchase to take home, including chocolate-coated pretzels, freshly made fudge, and gift boxes of gourmet chocolates.

Explore Local Hunter Valley Markets

On weekends, local markets such as the Hunter Valley Markets offer a chance to browse and buy artisanal products, fresh produce, and unique crafts. It’s a great way to support local businesses and find unique souvenirs to remember your Hunter Valley getaway.

The Return: Hunter Valley to Sydney

After a weekend of relaxation and indulgence, the drive back from Hunter Valley to Sydney is a breeze in your Peugeot 408. Take a different route back to explore more of the countryside, or stop by small towns and attractions along the way. The Peugeot 408’s advanced infotainment system ensures you stay entertained throughout the journey, while the ergonomic seating makes for a relaxing drive back home.

A weekend getaway from Sydney to the Hunter Valley in a Peugeot 408 combines the best of both worlds—the vibrant city life of Sydney and the serene beauty of the Hunter Valley. Whether a spontaneous day trip from Sydney or a planned weekend escape, the Peugeot 408 provides the perfect blend of style, comfort, and performance to enhance your journey. So pack your bags, gather your friends or family, and embark on a memorable adventure. The Hunter Valley awaits!