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Visit our blog and find out more about Hunter Valley attractions, local events, food and wine, and the Wollombi Valley.

Why Not Head for the Hills?

28 November 2019|

Traditionally the great Australian summer holiday involves spending time with the family on Christmas day, recovering with friends on Boxing Day and, later, heading to the coast to relax. Although beautiful, the coast does not

A Hardworking Team is our Success!

25 October 2019|

At ‘Somewhere Unique’ efficiency is as important as effectiveness. And success depends on both. Often our retreats turn around quickly with sometimes only hours between guests leaving and the next guests arriving and so we

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2019

26 September 2019|

Sculpture in the Vineyards is the biggest annual festival in the Wollombi Valley. Now, in its 18th year, in 2019 the event has been completely redesigned into a much larger, more prestigious and exciting festival.

And the Survey says…

26 August 2019|

At ‘Somewhere Unique’ it is critical that our guests have a voice in determining their experience and throughout their stay. Of course, all guests can reach us immediately by phone or email if required, but

Inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’

27 June 2019|

‘Somewhere Unique’ has recently been inducted into the TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame'. Although there are many third party travel websites where guests review their experiences, TripAdvisor still retains a high level of

A Different Kind of Music Festival

9 May 2019|

There’s a lot to like about the Wollombi Valley, but Murray and I are always excited by the amount of local regular occasions, and the level of innovation in organising different showcase events. A great

It’s the Little Things…

27 April 2019|

With only two luxurious retreats at ‘Somewhere Unique’ we have the indulgent pleasure of personally overseeing every last detail for the stay of each guest. Murray and I are proud of the retreats and the

Respecting Political Correctness

12 March 2019|

Political correctness is currently a hot topic with debate raging about to what degree it should be considered in regard our historical past. At its core, ‘political correctness’ is an alternate term for respect, and

Location Location Location

28 February 2019|

Murray and I are very proud and parochial in regard to the Wollombi Valley. And there is a lot to be proud of: unspoilt natural countryside; rugged national parks; quaint villages; boutique wine production; gourmet

Treading Lightly on the Planet

22 January 2019|

Living in beautiful rural surrounds Murray and I obviously love and respect nature and care deeply about our fragile environment. We try to ensure that our lifestyle enhances and assists nature, living in harmony with

Taking the Time to Smell the Roses

16 November 2018|

The shops are gearing up for Christmas. The gift-buying rush has begun. Halloween stock has now been cleared away, as has the plastic paraphernalia from some other commercial festival before that, and before that. Meanwhile

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