Vine and produce rich, the Hunter Valley provides a romantic setting to escape, explore wine and food trails, play golf, ride bikes and horses or relax and re-energise with spa treatments.


Spoil yourself with an indulgent massage or beauty treatment at Ubika Spa located within a 5 minute drive of the Estate. The Ubika Spa menu features a diverse selection of therapies for both men and women that help regenerate and restore .


The Vintage is ranked among Australia’s best. Designed by Australian legend Greg Norman, the picturesque 18 hole course also offers a driving range, practice putting green and chipping holes.

Picnic trails

Restaurant Eighty Eight will be happy to pack you a gourmet picnic hamper before you set off to explore the country side. Your destination will be more enjoyable with one of these delightful baskets of delicacies.

Horse riding and horse drawn carriages in Hunter Valley Pokolbin

Horse drawn carriage tours & horse riding

Visit local wineries in a horse and carriage tour. This unique activity is sure to enhance your Hunter Valley experience. If you prefer to ride, Wine Country Horseriding is on a beautiful property just 10 minutes away.

Helicopter tours

For an indulgent experience, reserve a private helicopter ride. Flights from the grounds of The Convent will grant further opportunities to see the spectacular Hunter Valley from above.

Food & wine tasting

The highly awarded Pepper Tree Winery is located on the Estate, just a stroll down the driveway from The Convent. Visit their cellar door for a friendly wine tasting with their passionate cellar door team.

High tea

Spoilt for choice, The Convent has many on-site dining experiences available. Treat yourself to high tea on the verandah in the elegant wisteria covered courtyard or lunch at our award winning restaurant - CIRCA 1876.

Market garden

Get an inside view of Chef Trent Barrett’s passion for local produce. His Market Garden celebrates the foraging and own-grown culture of the great chefs of Europe and now, Australia.