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Wine, Walks and Weekends Away in Hunter Valley

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Published: 07 May 19

In the Hunter Valley, wine is the order of the day

What could be better than spending a weekend sampling award-winning Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz? For most people, the answer will be ‘not much.’ Whether you want to visit the Hunter Valley Gardens, explore the state forests, or simply enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun, voco™ Kirkton Park is the place to go.

Both on and off of the hotel grounds, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. If you fancy enjoying a lazy day at the hotel, our Grecian-style heated indoor swimming pool and sauna will transport you to the heart of the Mediterranean. And outdoor activities such as walking trails and tennis are perfect for fitness lovers. Enjoy your stay your way and take advantage of Australia’s oldest wine region.

Glass of wine over Hunter Valley

“Enjoy a lazy day at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, our Grecian-style heated indoor swimming pool and sauna will transport you to the heart of the Mediterranean”.

Wine O’Clock

In Hunter Valley, wine is the order of the day. Reds, whites, Rosé, sparkling… you name it and somewhere will have it! As Australia’s most iconic wine region, you are sure to find something that little bit extra special here.

With 150 unique cellar doors to explore, you can flit from one place to the next sampling some of the finest wines around. And the best part is that you don’t even have to drive if you don’t want to.

Wine in Hunter Valley winery

Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours and Kitchen

Unless you have a designated driver, enjoying a wine tasting tour can be hard. And with so many amazing cellar doors and vineyards to explore, no one should miss out. Two fat blokes, gourmet tours and kitchen can collect you from voco™ Kirkton Park and whisk you off to some of the finest Hunter Valley wineries for a day of sampling some of the best Valley wines. Head off out as part of a group or book a private wine tour for a more intimate affair.

Epoche Lounge

Sometimes you just want to stay put. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a cheeky glass of wine or two. In the Epoche Lounge, you can sip on a glass of First Creek Chardonnay, Gundog Wild Semillon or a smooth Brokenwood Shiraz.

From Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon to Riesling, Verdelho and Pinot Gris, there is the perfect wine for every aficionado. Pair your wine with a seasonal salad or a tapas selection and make an afternoon of it.

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Hunter Valley Bar

Taking Bubbles to the Next Level

Hunter Valley wine is already special enough. But at voco™ Kirkton Park, we take it to a whole new level as part of our High Tea extravaganza. Filled with mouth-watering decadent treats, light and airy scones piled high with clouds of cream and jam, delicate bite-sized Bellinis, gourmet sandwiches, and of course, an extra special glass of bubbles.

Every part of our high tea at makes wining and dining a real treat for the taste buds. And local ingredients guarantee that every bite is filled with maximum flavour.

Wandering Free

When staying at voco™ kirkton Park, there are lots of Hunter Valley walks and activities to enjoy. Right on your doorstep, you can take a left turn on Somerset Lane and immediately find yourself wandering beautiful farmland and enjoying country views. Continue southeast until you locate Marrowbone Creek.

Head westward to Pokolbin Mountains Road. A small trail from Tinklers Wines will soon get you to Muggyrang Creek and the larger Foxy Gully. Bring your hiking boots and make the most of it. Western Hunter Valley trails are on higher altitudes, so make sure you’re prepared for steep slopes.

If you continue on Oakey Creek Road and take a left turn on Stevens Road, you’ll get a clear view of Woodward’s Valley View vineyard. Three charming small lakes adorn the fields and a bit farther south along the road, you’ll find the Elbourn Wine winery.

Brokenback mountains Hunter Valley
    1. Turning right on McDonalds Road, you’ll soon come across the Pukara Estate Tasting Room on your right. Two more wineries on your left hand, Gundog Estate and Usher Tinkler Wines, are waiting for you to explore them! From there, the Hunter Belle Cheese shop is only a few hundred yards to the west.

McDonalds Road can take you all the way to Pokolbin Hall while still within a few miles of Kirkton Park. Taking a right turn on De Beyers Road to the right will offer a breathtaking view of several small vineyards close to picturesque lakes (e.g. the Hunters Quarter and Cockfighters Ghost wineries).

If you continue north on McDonalds Road, you’ll soon find the Pokolbin Hill Park. Here you can enjoy a family picnic or just relax to the sound of rustling leaves. Middle Creek runs along the park to the south and northeast. From there you can follow its trail, which leads to beautiful small lakes to the east and southwest.

Sinfully Sumptuous Sleeps

When looking for your Hunter Valley accommodation, we know that you are looking for something a little bit special. Voco™ Kirkton Park is perfectly situated for easy access to all of the best boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley region. You can spend more time enjoying quality wines, beautiful picnic areas and breathtaking walking tracks and less time travelling.

Our rooms provide sweeping views of the Hunter Valley and the Brokenback mountain ranges. Situated in 70 acres of lush and green rolling countryside, peace and tranquillity are guaranteed. Our bedrooms are made for a perfect night’s sleep. Small touches of luxury, private and fully furnished verandas, and beautiful designer interiors create a grand stay without the stuffiness.

Enjoy a healthy and hearty breakfast in The Conservatory while soaking up the manicured Gardens. Grab a glass of craft beer and a light lunch in Epoche Lounge bar. Discover the smokey delight of a wood-fired pizza. Or indulge your senses at Locavore Dining with dishes lovingly created with only the finest local ingredients.

Book your stay at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley today and enjoy a weekend filled with wine, walks and fun things to do.

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