Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley
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... turns and suitcases slamming forward or crushing one of them as we went round a corner, we had to have a final readjustment and a grab of the rough guide to Australia, our only source of map. We were off to Hunter Valley! Initially it was like driving in a war zone, every man for themselves, and we thought the US was bad! But as we left the city that eased and we headed off to the wine region on the pacific highway. Needless to say hunger was kicking in and ...
... the thought of driving to Charles De Gaulle airport.
Inevitably on Monday 28th we finally left the sanctuary of IBIS Opera to brave the traffic. Bruce wouldn't let us down, although not supremely reliable he had more than earnt his money buying Western Europe from Tom Tom before we left.
OK Brucie baby, the supreme test, get us out of here. OK we got close to Porte Bagnolet on the Periphique and I stopped ...
We awoke to the sound of the birds and had our usual coffee in bed before opting for a shower and actually getting dressed for our last breakfast.
We packed and did a quick tidy and dishes.
Pete and Dave packed the cars - wine in the back of course! Jess and I got breakfast ready. Only 4 rashers of bacon, 6 eggs, Jess's special bread and a tomato left so we cooked it all up and enjoyed the outdoor terrace for the last time.
On Tuesday morning I left Melbourne to fly up to Sydney. I was so excited! Sydney's a place I've always wanted to visit, ever since I was a little kid. My uncle John, my Dad's brother, lives near Sydney. He lives in a small town called Wyong, about two hours north of the city. I haven't ever really had the chance to spend much time with him, because he quite literally lives on the other side of the world. So I was happy to get the chance to catch up with ...
We have now left New Zealand, having landed at Sydney airport (for the second time on this trip) a week ago. This time round, landing in Sydney was intentional - progress. We are already one week into our six-week Australia trip and the time has flown by. Yesterday we arrived in Newcastle a little way (by Australian standards) north of Sydney.
Leaving New Zealand was a little sad - it felt like leaving ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPeppers Convent, Hunter Valley Pokolbin
Peppers Convent neared perfection as accommodation. The rooms were beautifully apportioned and decorated, as were the communal areas. Breakfast was splendidly generous and varied and the staff were all tremendously helpful and friendly. The slight downside was the wi-fi which refused to work and the minimal number of television channels available in the room, but these are minor complaints about an overall excellent experience.
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