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In the beautiful Hunter Valley

Unforgettable natural scenery and a seemingly endless selection of things to do and see.

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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.


Why not host your own catered banquet?  The Wilderness Chef and his team are able to offer a delicious selection of dishes for the day, all prepared and served to you in the comfort of your own Retreat.  Please contact us for more details.


Blackwattle is within a few minutes of some of the Hunter Valley’s best restaurants, from the highly acclaimed fine dining of the iconic Bistro Molines, to Tatler’s popular lunchtime menus and to the gorgeous mouth-watering Sabor’s Dessert bar! Or enjoy a stylish take on fish and chips at Leaves and Fishes or gourmet wood fire pizza at Lillianos’s.


There are plenty of ways to indulge your taste buds while visiting the Hunter Valley! Go on a gourmet food tour, try cheese tasting at Lovedale’s own Binnorie Dairy, or try out olive oil tasting all grown locally

And don’t forget to bring home your goodies to enjoy on your deck or in front of the fire.


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!


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! For more information visit