Things to Do
There are many experiences to discover and enjoy in the Hunter Valley. Meet winemakers, learn to smoke meats or prepare an Asian banquet… explore galleries, taste the creations of master chefs, or unwind at an indulgent day spa.
We’re all in search of some serious “R and R” and the Hunter Valley is the perfect place to find it. Here at Blackwattle, we want to help you find the perfect experience that is right for you. And being located in beautiful Lovedale, you can be assured that while you stay with us at Blackwattle, you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants and casual eating places in the Hunter Valley.
MASSAGE DAY SPA TREATMENTS
Monarch Massage Day Spa invites you to transform, heal and float away…. in the spirit of the Monarch Butterfly. Why not indulge in a massage, couples massage or treatment during your stay. Located right here amongst the serenity of Blackwattle Luxury Retreats.
Available in your retreat or the onsite massage room. Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Please visit Monarch Massage for more details.
HUNTER VALLEY RESTAURANTS
Blackwattle is within a few minutes of some of the Hunter Valley’s best restaurants, from the highly acclaimed fine dining of the iconic Muse Restaurant, to Tatler’s popular lunch time menus and to the gorgeous mouth watering Sabor’s Dessert bar! Or enjoy a stylish take on fish and chips at Leaves and Fishes, tapas style salt and pepper squid at Wandin Bar and Diner, or the traditional high quality cooking at the much loved Mojo’s on Wilderness.
HUNTER VALLEY GOURMET FOOD
There are plenty of ways to indulge your taste buds while visiting the Hunter Valley! Go on a gourmet food tour, take a Vietnamese cooking class, cheese tasting at Lovedale’s own Binnorie Dairy, or try out olive oil tasting.
And don’t forget to bring home your goodies to enjoy on your deck or in front of the fire.
HUNTER VALLEY BALLOONING
Drifting effortlessly above the Hunter Valley at dawn is a once in a lifetime adventure for the young and young at heart. Romantic getaways, celebrations, even proposals!
Blackwattle is close to a number of take-off spots for those early morning starts…
Located just up the road with rides operating daily. Enjoy the spectacular Hunter Valley scenery as you explore the beautiful Molly Morgan Range.
Catering for all experience levels. Your horseback adventure to remember!
HUNTER VALLEY HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
There is a real star rating status here with the helicopter landing right on the front lawn of the restaurant to deliver you door to door for your meal. It is a truly fun and affordable experience, unique to the Hunter Valley. Remember to charge up your camera…your friends won’t believe it when you show them the photos!