If you have ever seen adverts or brochures for the Hunter Valley in New South Wales then you will know exactly how beautiful it looks. Although after being on a tour of the Hunter Valley, it will also become even clearer that the adverts and pictures do it absolutely no justice at all. The best way to experience the Hunter Valley is to take a tour, but which kind? There are numerous options available so let’s delve in and take a look at what your options are.
This is a great way to experience the ups and downs of the valley’s varied terrain and a superb way to exercise at the same time. Although much like walking or trekking, know your limitations before deciding to embark upon this intrepid adventure. There will be groups of people who have brought their own bikes and those that are part of bike hire groups so you certainly wouldn’t be alone. However, you might find you are limited by how far you can cycle over a given period.
Moving on to the most extravagant of transport options, helicopter… Have you ever been in a helicopter? If not, you might not know that there is nothing that rivals a helicopter journey. The limitations in terms of what you can see are completely removed. You can certainly see the world from a viewpoint that really only the birds can relate to. Take a look into Hunter Valley helicopter flights if you want to find out more. This must be the ultimate mode of transport in terms of wow factor!
Looking at the offerings, getting chauffeured around or even hiring a car looks like a great idea. The main downside is that you won’t be able to experience the great outdoors in the same way you would if you were trekking or cycling. This really is a personal choice, though; you might be quite happy being driven round in the lap of luxury or hiring your very own Ford Mustang to drive at your own leisure.
Probably the most romantic of the bunch, being taken on a horse-drawn carriage adventure surely must be the ultimate in romantic gestures. However, you should prepare a few things as going on a carriage adventure will likely be very hot. It would also be quite slow and you won’t be covering as much of the valley as you might like.
Now, what an adventure this could be, how cool does horse riding sound? The idea of setting off on a horse across an open valley of beauty just sounds like the absolute pinnacle of journeys. However, let’s be realistic. How often do you go horse riding? Are you going to need some lessons prior to signing up? Sure, there will be help offered, but this is likely the sort of adventure that is best suited to people who already know how to ride and handle a horse.
What To Do?
This is all a matter of how you want to experience the valley. Most of the planned trips will come with options for stops, wine, and lunch. It all depends on what kind of experience you want.