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The Hunter Valley is the perfect choice for a long weekend away or longer family trip, but as with any other destination, making the most of your time here requires a small amount of forward planning. Here are our top “dos and don’ts” for your next visit to our family hotel Rutherford.

DO: Explore Wine Country

Considered by many as the place which put Australian wine on the map, the Hunter Valley is home to more than 150 producers, as well as a great selection of restaurants and boutique breweries. Many of the best are within easy reach of our Maitland accommodation, so don’t forget to check them out during your stay!

DON’T: Miss a Hot Air Balloon Trip

There are few better ways to take in the magnificent natural beauty of the region than by air, and one of the most fun and unforgettable ways to do this is by hot air balloon. Soak up the gorgeous views, see the sun rise and celebrate with a champagne breakfast. If you are looking for a truly one of a kind bucket list experience during your stay at our family hotel Rutherford, this is surely it!

DO: Pick Up a Bargain

The region is home to several great bustling markets where you can shop for handmade gifts, just baked cakes, quirky fashion, art and delicious fresh local produce. We highly recommend you check out the Maitland Markets, Wollombi markets and the Handmade in Hunter Markets, all of which are within easy reach of our Rutherford NSW accommodation.

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