Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley
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... deposits yielding about 2.5%. We were all waiting for rates to increase to what we "oldies" know as normal levels. I can remember interest rates being upwards of 17% back just a few years ago. These current rates were the lowest in the past 55 years in Australia. ...
After a three hour flight from New Zealand to Sydney, we picked up our rental car ( what a rip off, avoid redspot at all costs ! ) and off went towards Hunter valley. Unfortunately, by that time it was peak hour and we had to cross town. Not fun. We arrived at the hotel way after Australian dinner time so we only had a drink with some olives. To be honest we were so tired we didn't mind that much.
Hunter valley is one of ...
... we were here James recommended going to the winery and trying their award winning moscato. We trotted down and got persuaded into trying a few cheeky reds and whites too! Why not, eh!? Next up we were taken to our final winery, which was a Scottish owned winery called Capercaillie. Here a really friendly young Aussie girl took us through their wines and they had a really nice red called 'the clan'. It was really great and as Kirsty was buying some wine here I decided to buy ...
... it. Just had to buy it for Jo for Christmas and in memory of our fabulous meal we shared to celebrate her birthday earlier this year in Paris.
After this we had a quick pit stop at one of those chutney, dukkah style places and then on to lunch. We went to Harrigans on the recommendation of Bob Stewart, the General Manager of Tumut Shire Council, Really nice bistro pub style food. I had the "Sapper". Not sure about the spelling ...
... br> We also got bikes yesterday from a guy named Dan the Bike man. He was a little.. Interesting.. But the bikes work well and now we have a way to get to the train station and around campus easily. And it'll be a pretty good workout!
Overall, it's been a pretty good time in Newcastle so far. We've been tired so we've been taking it easy, but we're getting all settled in and we already feel at home here. :]