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Hunter

NSW

Weekender: Spicers Vineyards Estate

Daisy Dumas Hermitage Road is a quiet Hunter Valley backwater with a particular upmarket attraction - Spicers, writes Daisy Dumas.

Hunter Valley

Troy Rhoades-Brown: I know this great little place ...

Nina Karnikowski Troy Rhoades-Brown opened Muse Restaurant and Cafe in the Hunter Valley in 2009.

Australia

Australian vineyard getaways: Six of the best

Mona Pavilion, Hobart

Winsor Dobbin These eight high-tech pavilions offer the most luxurious accommodation in the Hobart region.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: freighter cruising

aranui

Sally Macmillan Readers of a certain age may recall the bestselling book Slow Boats to China.

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Special features

Australia

Places in the heart: Jane Caro

Jane Caro, Advertsing writer and Author

Author and commentator Jane Caro loves the bush and big skies to be had upriver near the Barrington Tops National Park in the NSW Hunter region.

Photo galleries

Hot air ballooning in Pokolbin

NCH NEWS
Hot air ballooning in Pokolbin. The Hunter Valley, NSW. Setting up the balloon. Picture shows our pilot - Hyungjoo Kim.
1st October 2012 Newcastle
NCH NEWS PIC JONATHAN CARROLL

Balloons took flight over the scenic Hunter Valley vineyards over the weekend in an unprecedented display of the craft.

Dishing the dirt: Australia's top industrial tourism sites

Ore Truck

The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action.

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Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Australia

Hot and happening

Hayman Island.

The carefree days of summer are coming - Lee Atkinson compiles a wish-list of some of the country's best new adventures.

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Map of Hunter

Travel News

Drunk tour driver terrifies passengers in the Top End

Darwin Mitchell St

9:37am | Alarmed tourists in a Darwin minivan called police when they realised their female driver was showing signs of intoxication.

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

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