6 lovely ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley
Treat mum to something extra special this Mother’s Day with a gorgeous getaway in the Hunter Valley. Just a stone’s throw from Newcastle and Sydney, Australia’s renowned wine region welcomes you to a weekend of delicious dining, indulgent pampering and fabulous activities!
Ready to whisk her away for a well-deserved celebration surrounded by beautiful countryside, world-famous vineyards and unforgettable experiences? With so many ways to spoil your amazing mum, the only tough part about Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley is choosing what to do.
Below, we’ve gathered the best things to do in the Hunter Valley this Mother’s Day, along with where to stay for a lovely trip together.
Our favourite Hunter Valley activities for Mother’s Day 2023
1.Celebrate with a Mother’s Day lunch at NINETEEN
If your mum’s a foodie, there’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a farm-to-table feast At NINETEEN.
We’re offering an exclusive set menu featuring the very best local produce, such as 18hr braised Wagyu brisket with duck fat potatoes and grilled pear and mascarpone tart with candied walnuts.
And if you’d like to dance off this delicious meal, visit our charming beer garden to enjoy live music from Mandi Jarry.
This Mother’s Day lunch in the Hunter Valley only costs $50 per adult and $20 per child, with under threes eating for free.
Reserve your table today for anytime between 12pm and 1PM.
2. Visit ‘Grandmother’s Garden’ at Hunter Valley Gardens
If you’d like to spend some quality time together this Mother’s Day, there’s no better backdrop than Hunter Valley Gardens. With manicured lawns, mystical waterfalls and fascinating artworks, its tranquillity is unmatched.
Don’t miss the Rose Garden and its 35,000 flowers, which fill the air with a heavenly scent. These beautiful blooms are also known as ‘Grandmother’s Garden’, because at their centre stand thirteen bronze statues of Imelda Roche and her grandchildren. A heartwarming representation of generational bonds, this is a particularly perfect place to visit if your own grandmother is joining!
3.Wander through the Boutique Markets together
Looking for something to do on Saturday? Maitland Regional Art Gallery holds The Boutique Markets every month – and this May, they’re going the extra mile for Mother’s Day weekend.
Explore over 30 stalls to peruse artisanal delights from across the Hunter Valley, and enjoy a picturesque picnic as you listen to live music in the sunshine.
It’s all happening between 9am and 1pm. Don’t miss it this Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley.
4.Treat yourselves to a high tea
Support disadvantaged children while you celebrate Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley with high tea at East Maitland Bowling Club. By attending this event, you’ll be helping over 4,000 local children to access practical everyday essentials.
Head down anytime from 2pm to 5pm and enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival. Then it’s time to snack on the assortment of mini pastries, cakes and finger sandwiches on offer!
Early bird tickets are $70 plus a booking fee. Gather your family and nab this deal before Friday 21st April. Because there’s nothing like a Mother’s Day high tea in the Hunter Valley.
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5. Cycle from winery to winery
No Hunter Valley Mother’s Day trip is complete without a visit to the vineyards – especially if your mum loves her shiraz, semillon or chardonnay. After all, wine is what these rolling hills are renowned for!
Start your wine-touring adventure at the Grapemobile, where you can hire bicycles and cycle from cellar door to cellar door at your own pace. Sample stunning wines at every stop, soaking up the fresh countryside between sips.
Plus, any bottles you buy can be delivered straight to the Grapemobile base so you don’t have to worry about carrying them around. Pick up and drop off is also available from nearby accommodation, meaning you can toast to mum without being designated driver.
This one’s bound to book up so secure your bikes today on (02) 4998 7660.
6. Enjoy a few hours of pure pampering
Dreaming of a massage or facial treatment in the privacy of your accommodation?
Spoil mum to a blissful afternoon that will leave her feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. With a skilled therapist coming to you, you’ll be able to unwind without stepping foot outside.
Sessions are available to start from 9am to 5pm, so take your pick of a luxurious morning or serene evening.
3 stunning homes away from home for Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley
Surprise mum with a spectacular stay in luxury accommodation. Nestled in Pokolbin’s most beautiful parklands, our holiday homes are the ideal choice for your Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley. Discover some of our favourites below.
1. Belle Bleue
Sleeping up to eight guests, this peaceful abode is perfect for the whole family.
The generous living and dining area is guaranteed to impress with a glorious floor-to-ceiling fireplace feature. Let mum sit back and relax while you cook her up a storm in the magnificent kitchen – which is as functional as it is stunning, with a sweeping Caesarstone benchtop and state-of-the-art appliances.
Further inside, an extra living space serves as the home theatre, giving you a dedicated space to watch her favourite movies.
But your mum’s bedroom is the true masterpiece. This glamorous sanctuary overlooks a charming courtyard and features an en-suite bathroom with decadent touches.
- A free-standing bathtub for ultimate relaxation;
- A beautiful outdoor area complete with a heated pool; and
- A wood-burning fireplace and home theatre make for the ultimate evening in!
3. Villa Saachi
Situated in the heart of The Vintage, this elegant two-storey home features spacious bedrooms with fully-appointed ensuites and stylish décor throughout.
This Mother’s Day, light a fire and cuddle up on the swoon-worthy linen sofas, make mum a beautiful bubble bath or curate a charcuterie board in the contemporary kitchen. Or if the sun is shining, head outside to the barbeque area for nibbles and cocktails while overlooking the picturesque parkland.
- Stylish interior décor she’s sure to love;
- A beautiful balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee together; and
- A stunning free-standing tub for dreamy bubble baths.
3. The Japanese Tea House
If it’s just you and mum, settle into the serene oasis that is the Japanese Tea House together. This unique home is the ultimate in zen luxury, with leafy panoramas of The Vintage Golf Course’s 17th hole.
A beautiful choice for Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley, its back deck is designed for sunrise coffees, sunset barbecues and starry nightcaps.
The cherry on top? You can bring your beloved pooch with you, thanks to the fully-fenced garden. Just let us know in advance.
- A fully-equipped kitchen for making mum breakfast in bed;
- A large lounge perfect a rom-com movie marathon; and
- An outdoor deck with a fire pit so that you can stay toasty when the sun sets.
Book accommodation she’ll adore in the Hunter Valley
With farm-to-table feasts, relaxing spa experiences and stunning countryside to explore, Mother’s Day in the Hunter Valley is truly magical.
Need somewhere to rest your heads after all those celebrations?
Spoil mum with a stay at The Vintage Holiday Houses. Tucked away in the heart of the Hunter Valley, our privately-owned villas enjoy luxurious amenities – including Greg Norman-designed championship golf course – on their doorstep.