The Hunter Valley
Cessnock Travel Blog› entry 3 of 12 › view all entries
May 4th, 2006 – by: o_mendfornd
So we arrived in the small Hunter Valley town of Cessnock and headed to the tourist office where we picked up information about accommodation and were directed to the youth hostel just outside Cessnock. It turned out to be a lovely new-looking installation complete with sauna, and there was plenty of room in the dorm for us. The hostel also organised winery tours, so we signed ourselves up for one the following day.
The wine tour was excellent fun. It was supposed to be with a local company (with whom we could have booked the same tour more expensively through the tourist office), but there weren't enough subscribers, so in the end the youth hostel owner took the two of us plus one more English girl round in the minibus, and we had a great time.
The three of us went round a few more vineyards in the car the following day, although that did mean that I had to drive. We still had a good time, though, and got to play a bit of petanque at one place, which was a bit random.
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