What to do and see in Rothbury, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

December 20, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Discover the best top things to do in Rothbury, Australia including All Hunter Wine Tours & Transfers, Beyond Ballooning, Wine Country Ballooning, The Vintage Golf Club, Waverley Estate, Lucy's Run Wines, Gartelmann Wines, Keith Tulloch Wine, Ogishi Craft Centre, Chateau Elan Spa.
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1. All Hunter Wine Tours & Transfers

Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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5 based on 314 reviews

All Hunter Wine Tours & Transfers

All Hunter Wine Tours will open the smaller Cellar doors in the Hunter Valley for you!! We have a new air conditioned Toyota Commuter bus- catering for groups or private charter up to thirteen guests ! we pick up from all major local Hunter Valley accommodation in Pokolbin - (We do not pick up from Sydney- )Taste Olives & Oils- Chocolates- all my guests receive free Mt Franklin bottled water- we also call in to the local gourmet cheese shop!! Plenty of inexpensive own cost lunch options! Also available for transfers to/from hotels and restaurants after hours, just call and I can be anywhere in the vineyards at short notice.

Reviewed By Mik C

We went on a tour with Mark to see some amazing wineries and it was an experience of a lifetime. The wineries Mark to us to were phenomenal and their expertise in wine was exceptional. My partner Jess and I believe that Mark's touch on...MoreThanks for your great review, Mik and Jess; I'm glad you enjoyed your day...spread the word!

2. Beyond Ballooning

430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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5 based on 1 reviews

Beyond Ballooning

We offer daily hot air balloon rides over the beautiful Hunter Valley whilst providing a superior level of service in order to provide you with the experience of a lifetime.Beyond Ballooning caters for small groups to ensure that every passenger gets the most out of the experience. We offer more space per passenger than any other operator to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable flight.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Thank you to the crew at Beyond ballooning we had a manically day! My husband and i were a little apprehensive about our experience, however the staff, the day, their professional attitude, the free photos and perfect breakfast made it an amazing morning! Thank you for everything!

3. Wine Country Ballooning

332 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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5 based on 133 reviews

Wine Country Ballooning

Wine Country Ballooning is the Hunter Valley's only Boutique balloon rides company. If you deserve the best possible service at the best price, look no further. With never more than 10 people onboard, flying with the valley's most experienced local pilot and owner of the company ensures a level of service unsurpassed. Balloon rides over the Hunter Valley with Wine Country Ballooning.

Reviewed By tbate54 - Queensland

We chose this company because of their great reviews online, small group numbers and they were the only company in the Hunter Valley to offer a full refund if you don't fly due to bad weather (not a voucher to use within 12 months like...MoreThanks for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your flight. It certainly was a fast one and we did cover a lot of ground. all the best for the new year Daren

4. The Vintage Golf Club

Vintage Drive, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia +61 2 4998 6789
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4 based on 133 reviews

The Vintage Golf Club

The Vintage Golf Club features an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course which has been ranked among the best in Australia. The 18-hole course measures 6,310 metres with a par of 71 and is the only Greg Norman designed public access golf course in the Hunter Valley and NSW.The fully serviced driving range is open seven days a week. Practice putting green is located near the Golf Shop and the practice chipping holes are located near the driving range. Leading brand golf clubs are available for hire. Golf Lessons including ladies and children's are also available at The Vintage.We have specially tailored packages for everyone whether you are teeing off for the day or after a golf getaway or corporate occasion.

Reviewed By Amacdog

The golf was great. Fun course - challenging but also with a little room to move. Can't really remember hitting the same shot twice, which is the mark of a good game. Big greens make scoring tough.
The 19th hole was nothing spectacular.
Will definitely be back for the golf. Loved it.

5. Waverley Estate

207 Palmers Lane | Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia +61 2 4998 6750
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5 based on 214 reviews

Waverley Estate

Waverley Estate is the only Aged Wine Specialist in the Hunter Valley. The philosophy of the estate is to achieve low yields of fruit which create intensely flavored grapes attaining high quality but small quantity. Waverley offers award winning Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling and an amazing Vintage Port. No day in the Hunter is complete without stopping by Waverley where you will witness first hand aged Hunter wines and history blended together.

Reviewed By Buselli2014 - Montesson, France

We went in family to taste Australian wines. Very friendly welcome. Vip experience. Beautiful place with exotic birds and kangaroos. Good wine. The best in town

6. Lucy's Run Wines

1274 Wine Country Dr, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia +61 409 994 030
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5 based on 27 reviews

Lucy's Run Wines

A boutique vineyard and cellar door, offering award-winning wines made by David Hook. Open Fri/Sat/Sun (and most public holidays) from 10am-5pm, and other days by appointment

Reviewed By Rachael C - Maclean, Australia

We came to Lucy's Run with a Hens Weekend group. The hosts were amazing. They were friendly, vivacious, knowledgeable and fun. The wines were amazing as well as the cheese they offered from a nearby cheese maker. Our bus was filled to the brim with wine, balsamic vinegar, dukkah and all wonder of delights. A definite must see on your visit to the Hunter.

7. Gartelmann Wines

701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2321, Australia +61 2 4930 7113
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Gartelmann Wines

Gartelmann Wines is a boutique winery set in the heart of the beautiful Lovedale area in Australia’s Hunter Valley. Founded in 1996 by Jorg and Jan Gartelmann, we specialize in hand crafted wines sourced from the best sites in regional New South Wales. Come and enjoy some of our medal-winning wines; Our 2013 Benjamin Semillon recently won a Gold Medal at the 2013 Cowra Wine Show.

Reviewed By Jeanette N - Brisbane, Australia

checked this lovely winery out on a recent over night stay in the Pokolbin area. Lovely setting for a meal and glass of wine while relaxing over looking the small lake. After lunch wander up for a tasting of some delightful wines. We came away with a dozen mixed. A must on a visit to the Hunter Valley.

8. Keith Tulloch Wine

The Corner of Hermitage & Deasys Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia +61 2 4998 7500
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4.5 based on 171 reviews

Keith Tulloch Wine

Our wines are hand-made with meticulous care, because we truly love our craft. Our style combines four generations of local family winemaking with the learned traditions of great Rhone vignerons, epitomising the characters of small-batch, ultra-premium wines with a bit of flair thrown in for good measure. The estate on Hermitage Road, Pokolbin is a picturesque collection of purpose-built spaces including the Cellar Door Lounge, Private Tasting Room, Muse Kitchen restaurant and Manager's Quarters accommodation; drop in any day to meet the family and see what we're all about. Please note that we charge a $5 tasting fee per person (fully refundable against your first bottle of wine).

Reviewed By fatbear2000 - Oxford, United Kingdom

After a pathetically poor experience just up the road at the Hunter Valley Resort, we called in at the Keith Tulloch Winery with a nervous air of trepidation. However, Cameron our guide, was very charming and extremely knowledgable, patiently explaining why the Shiraz costs more than the Semillon, how each wine is produced, and the history of the winery. He also advised how Keith Tulloch wines could be obtained in the UK, and the reason for Australian wines being cheaper in the UK than in Australia was also explained !
We had a very relaxing time on the balcony sampling the wines – being white wine drinkers we chose 5 whites and the expensive Shiraz. I really enjoyed the Pinot Gris
It is 5 AUD per person to taste 6 wines, although this is waved if you buy some wine. Mrs FB2000 decided to get the 75 AUD Shiraz as a present………
Overall, a visit to Keith Tulloch Winery is highly recommended

9. Ogishi Craft Centre

540 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia +61 2 4998 7979
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5 based on 42 reviews

Ogishi Craft Centre

Ogishi Craft Centre is a Work of ArtOgishi Art Glass + Ogishi Art Chocolate+Glass Jewellery + Textile + Ceramics + PaintingGlassblowing lessons + Accommodation

Reviewed By Bev M

Very roomy cottage, with the owners lovely artwork. Received a delightful starter hamper with muesli, milk, fruit and a wonderful freshly baked loaf of bread, some butter and jams, together with some yummy handmade (on the premises by the owner). The kitchen is well equipped,...MoreDear Bev, Thank you for your generous review. Thank you for staying our cottage and purchasing my glasswork. The pieces you selected have been dispatched through Australia Post. So you will get shortly. Regards Setsuko

10. Chateau Elan Spa

Vintage Drive | Chateau Elan Hunter Valley, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 4998 2500
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Chateau Elan Spa

Reviewed By Imme4

Great location in heart of Hunter Valley and well appointed one bedroom villa. Very spacious, clean and well appointed. Spa bath large. King size bed very comfortable. Great value for such an impressive property. Overlooking golf course and surrounded by wildlife, kangaroos and birds. Large patio/balcony and outdoor table setting. Lovely grounds. Definitely recommend it and will be back.

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