The Boathouses, Leaves & Fishes, Lovedale, New South Wales
By Ute Junker
It may be home to more than 150 wineries, but there is more to the Hunter Valley than wine. From boutique breweries and artisan cheese makers to activities including horse riding and hot air balloon rides, there are more than enough options to fill a weekend away. Which leaves just one question: where to stay? Whether you prefer country classics or sophisticated stylings, one of these inviting retreats will hit the spot.