Grand Mercure Apartments, Cypress Lakes Resort
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Hi all.....yep i am totally guilty of neglecting the blog since i left the comfort of my brothers where the PC was in the bedroom so I'm doing a quick quick update of where I've been and will add the details later (probably when i get home, just over 2 weeks left now, boo hoo!)
Hunter valley is hilarious and for a wine lover like me quite …
While studying abroad in Sydney, some mates and I went down to the
wineries for the day. I must say this is the stand out winery that we
went to. Everyone was helpful, and the wine was fantastic. I bought my
parents' some bottles to send home. And the dessert wine I had was the
best ever. This winery is highly recommended, I haven't been to a
better one since.
... opted for the soup, Jess had a lovely vegetarian gluten free pizza and Dave had a chicken schnitzel.
Next stop to Tempus Two. Very funky! It also had other wine tasting sheds and a cheese shop.
Then onto McGuigan and The Smelly Cheese Shop. The shop was fantastic with a cheddar that reminded me of my childhood - it tasted so wonderful and such depth of flavour. Yummo! From there we could walk to our last stop, Brokenwood.
... Oh yes and it only took 3.5 hours. Result. So to the evening. We tried to book a meal at the Hunter Valley Resort where we were staying but it was already booked. Unfortunately we took the receptionist's recommendation of 'The Mill ' which turned out to be a poor choice. More bland food. Four days into the trip and we still haven't discovered the fabled Ozzie dining experience. We shan't give up and will continue to look and eat our way to that ...
... Monday was Zoo day with Nana and Cousin Ryan and this zoo is pretty cool. Its small enough to run around in but there are koalas, dingos and all things Australian! Tuesday was movie so we went off to see Hotel Transylvania which was actually very funny, enough jokes in it for adults, yesterday was play date at ours and the kids all amused themselves and then sleep over at Nanas. And today we went to Newcastle to see Hansel and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking