Sunday, 25 January 2015

Exquisite Shopping at the Hunter Valley Garden Village





Nestled in the foothills of the glorious Hunter Valley, you can find the floral delights of the Hunter Valley Gardens. The gorgeous collection of gardens bring to life a myriad of colours and exotic scents designed to ignite the senses and allow you the perfect chance to bask in nature. Hunter Valley Tours will take you to the picturesque village surrounded by the gardens. Serious shoppers and those who want to indulge in local artisan food and crafts will adore the chance to explore the beautiful boutiques, quaint old world shops and charming cafes.

Satiate your Sweet Tooth
Hunter Valley Tours is sure to satiate your sweet tooth especially with a visit to the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company. A true feast for the senses you can indulge in a spot of chocolate tasting letting each milky morsel melt on your tongue to find your favourite. With row after row of delectable goodies this is the perfect place to pick up beautiful boxes to take back home.

 Gourmet Delights
Yet it’s not only chocolate on offer in the heart of the green and gold valley, the cookie shop bakes a
delectable range of gourmet cookies, the British Lolly shop imports European favourites and Hunter Valley Liqueurs and Baerami Olives boasts the freshest olive oils straight from the branch to the bottle.

A Sommeliers Dream
Being in the heart of the famous wine country with its tangled vineyards and rolling farm pastures, no visit would be complete without stopping to stock up on delicious artisan goodies. After picking up a bottle or two of ruby red favourites paired with a fresh selection of cheeses be sure to swing by the Wine Glass Gallery to splurge on the perfect flutes and glassware to do your choices justice.

Fabulous Fashion
Fashionistas will fall in love with the beautiful and truly bespoke shops in the Hunter Valley Garden
Village. Beautiful Things is the place to go for handcrafted jewels and bright bags. In the Australian Alpaca Barn you will find a unique array of fine clothing and in Candelabra you can bring luxury homewares and designer candles home with you.

 Find Something Truly Unique
On a summery sunlit day nothing can compare to spending the morning with Hunter Valley Tours exploring the the best wineries the  Hunter has to offers before hitting the delights of the Hunter Valley Garden Village to find something truly unique to take back home. 

You can explore the Hunter Valley Garden Village on our Hunter Valley Wine Tour, see all the details at www.huntervalleytoursydney.com.au/tours/hunter-valley-wine-tour

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Finding Nemo and Clown Fish of the Great Barrier Reef



Great Barrier Reef tours can take you to the home of Nemo, the world famous clownfish of Disney fame. When little Nemo is captured in the nets and hauled out of the ocean to live in a tank in a Sydney dentist office, his father Marlin needs to track him down. With the help of a band of underwater companions he sets of on a journey across the reef to find his son encountering plenty of near scrapes and adventures along the way.

Find your Own Nemo
Now with Great Barrier Reef Tours the whole family can try to find Nemo too and can embark on their own bright and colourful coral adventure beneath the waves. The brave little clownfish is just one of hundreds of species you can watch flittering beneath the blue surface and with their orange and white stripes the Nemo fish isn’t hard to spot.

See Turtles and Sharks
Whether snorkelling across the rich marine waters or diving into the depths of coral reef, there are
tons of way to soak up the sights of the majestic Great Barrier Reef. Yet it’s not all about watching coral gardens bloom, sea anemones sway and Nemo race around, you can come across some of the larger than life characters in Finding Nemo. Drifting sea turtles, spike starfish and big toothed sharks can all be spotted in the Great Barrier Reef.

Discover the Distance of Marlin’s Adventure
Between the shores off the Great Barrier Reef and the capital city of Sydney there are 1500 miles of coastline which would have made it pretty difficult for Marlin to find Nemo as clownfish only travel a few meters from the safety of their friends. Yet with 28 species of
clownfish and 12 of these residing in the Great Barrier Reef you don’t have to scan the entire length of Australia’s coastline to track down Nemo.

An Unforgettable Experience
Seeing all the characters of Finding Nemo come to life on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef is an exciting experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.  Great Barrier Reef Tours can take you into the shimmering expanse of the reef and introduce you to the wild array of marine life teeming the waters below. You can swim, snorkel, sail and see a multitude of wonders on this incredible world heritage site that can even be viewed from space. 

Check out our range of Great Barrier Reef Tours at http://www.greatbarrierreeftourscairns.com.au/

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tour of the Week – Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour





From waddling baby penguins to Penny’s chocolate factory, beautiful wild swept beaches and seaside charm – the Phillip Island tour will ignite all your senses and leave you breathless.  On this amazing Phillip Island tour you can hand feed kangaroos, sip the world’s most decadent hot chocolate, watch the seals flop on the rocks and witness the power of the ocean rolling onto the beauty of Woolamai Beach.

Discover the Wonder of Wildlife
Only a little over an hour away from the cosmopolitan charm of Melbourne enroute to Phillip Island visit to the Maru Animal park. Nestled in the divine wilderness you can cuddle up with sleepy koalas, play with kangaroos, witness the frenzy of the Tasmanian devil and even watch fluffy sheep’s get sheared in a traditional display. Children and adults will adore snapping pictures of adorable native animals and finding out all about the wildlife inhabiting Australia.

Satiate your Sweet Tooth
The chocolate factory is another sensational highlight of the Phillip Island tour, for those with a sweet
tooth you can satiate your senses with a trip inside the world of Penny’s chocolate. Interactive exhibitions, fun and games and plenty of chocolate tasting can be found beneath the roof of this bright and bountiful factory. Be sure to swing by the exquisite chocolate cafĂ© and indulge in a fondue lunch, fat red strawberries, soft marshmallows and an array of delights can all be dipped in the melted velvet dip.

Surf and Seals
Woolamai Beach is waiting to show you the wild side of Philips Island with its roaring surf, rugged cliffs and fat seals lounging on the rocks. The Nobbies Information Centre is the perfect place to find out all about the seals and to view them through the special observation cameras. Stroll down the salt crusted boardwalk and watch the might of the ocean soar to the sky from the blowhole.

The Famous Penguin Parade
Your Phillip Island tour cumulates with an extraordinary opportunity to witness the daily penguin parade. As the sun starts to melt across the sparkling waters these adorable fluffy penguins wade out of the water and trip up across the sands as they make their way home. From the special viewing platform you can fall in love with the sight of the tiny parading penguins making their sunset sojourn to the safety of home.
Phillip Island tours offer a harmonious blend of cultural wonder and the bounty of natural discovery. In one of the most pristine environment in the world you can get up close and personal with Mother Nature and bask in the wonder of Australia.