Posts Tagged ‘Visit NSW’

The Hunter Valley’s Best Kid Friendly Wineries - Audrey Wilkinson

The Hunter Valley’s Best Kid Friendly Wineries

Ten years ago, give or take a pregnancy, Mr. Eats World and I often indulged in sneaky weekends of wining and dining Hunter Valley style, sipping wine amongst the vines and enjoying indulgent evenings over fine food on the veranda of a pretty restaurant. Who I am kidding? What would really happen is we’d spend […] Read more…

Welcome paint at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

A cultural connection at Katoomba’s Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Who’d have thought that a visit to an Aboriginal dance performance would lead to one of the most authentic and incredible Indigenous experiences of Raffles young life? Certainly not me. But that is exactly what happened at Katoomba’s Waradah Aboriginal Centre. We find ourselves at the centre after stopping to wax philosophic with Katoomba’s famous […] Read more…

Chilling on the breakwall at Nobbys Newcastle

A family escape at Crowne Plaza Newcastle

“Mum, this place kinda feels like home,” declares a smiling Raffles within minutes of checking into the harbour front Crowne Plaza Newcastle. And while our actual home may not boast a marble-clad foyer, an army of friendly-staff or stunning views over Newcastle’s working harbour, he’s right, this place does radiate a special “at home” kind […] Read more…

The Dragon's Express at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley with kids

Holiday fun at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley with kids

Weekend breaks in the Hunter Valley used to mean a long day aof wine tasting and purchasing, then a longer night drinking all the bottles we’d purchased “to cellar”. The next day would be about nursing an epic hangover, knocking back some ibropufen, then doing it all over again. But weekends like these were relegated to the […] Read more…

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Light Spectacular

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Light Spectacular

Take one sprawling landscaped garden planted with 6,000 trees and 600,000 shrubs. Add tranquil lakes, cascading waterfalls and a storybook garden inhabited by fabulous fairytale characters. Toss in more than two million Christmas lights, a self confessed Christmas tragic, her long suffering husband, their slightly nutty son and a wee girl who insists on donning sequins and wings because […] Read more…

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