Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Food & wine odyssey Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia / Sydney Sydney Surrounds: Food & wine odyssey story by: Sydney Surrounds North Food & wine odyssey Day 1 Morning: Central Coast Take a short detour off the M1 and stop by the Old Wyong Milk Factory and indulge in the local tasty offering from Little Creek Cheese and Luka Chocolates. Watch the mastery of the chocolate making process through their viewing window. Lunch: New Castle • Browse the galleries, boutiques and shops along Newcastle’s famous Darby Street and lunch in one of the many quirky cafes, sleek restaurants or popular bars. • Take in the sights of Newcastle's coastline and city along the newly built Memorial Walk, commemorating local soldiers who have fought for our country; and finish up at Merewether Beach for a caffeine fix in the sea breeze. Afternoon: Port Stephens If all that sea air is making you hungry, and you like your seafood very fresh, head to Holberts Oyster Farm. View through large windows the professional oyster shuckers at work, then either takeaway or eat alfresco style onsite looking over the stunning views of Port Stephens. Dinner Enjoy degustation dinner at one of the many award winning restaurants offering fantastic combinations of local wines and sensational local produce. Overnight Check in at one of the many wonderful accommodation providers in Port Stephens including waterfront resorts, centrally located hotels and spacious holiday parks. Day 2 Breakfast: Port Stephens Boasting a picture perfect view, clear turquoise water and an endless sandy beach, you will not find a more stunning location in Port Stephens than Crest Birubi Beach. Morning: Hunter Valley Take time to visit the local farm gates of Medowie. Farms include mushroom, tomato, honey and macadamia as you travel across to the Hunter Valley. Lunch Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants or cafes located at a winery Afternoon Take part in a tour of a winery and discover what winemaking is all about and learn the processes involved in getting the fruit from the vine into the bottle. Highlights Darby Street Precinct Boasting quirky cafes, popular bars, artisan stores and large scale street art, Darby Street is a hipster's delight. Darby Street is also home to Newcastle Art Gallery, containing one of the largest and most significant collections in NSW. Holberts Oysters Oysters are shucked fresh every day by our team of highly qualified oyster openers under strict guidelines to ensure the best product is presented to the consumer. Hunter Valley Wine School Hunter Resort – Hunter Valley offers the total “Winery Experience”. The onsite winery is by far the largest, and most advanced in the Hunter Valley. The Wine Tasting Cellars are open every day to try the fruits of their labour. 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