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Time to leave Hunter Valley

12 Feb

It was almost time to leave the Hunter Valley and Piggletino wasn’t exactly thrilled to hear that.

…he pondered…



… took in the sights of a relaxing countryside…


…grabbed another photo by the little lake near his room…



…and took off for another destination!

Hunter Valley and Peppers was such a lovely place that the little pig wouldn’t mind visiting again!


McGuigan Wines and other wineries

7 Feb

Piggletino decided to get out of the room, first stop: award-winning McGuigan Wines and its fine selections!


Of course Piggletino wouldn’t miss taking a photo with the vineyard…


before making his way to Tempus Two, of which combines traditional wine making with modern innovation –


Oh look – Piggletino bought some wine chocolates for himself from McGuigan Wines!


Checking in at Hunter Valley: Peppers Guest House

4 Feb

Having made sure he has arrived in the right place, Piggletino checked into a lovely cottage-styled accommodation – Peppers Guest House at Pokolbin! Surrounded by gardens and offering exquisite gourmet delights Peppers Guest House was a natural choice for the clever traveler Piggletino!


With such comfortable beds and awesome views, one couldn’t be sure that Piggletino ever wants to leave the room!


Hunting down Hunter Valley

31 Jan

Piggletino never fails to visit the wineries! This time it’s the wine region Hunter Valley!


You know when you’re in the Hunter Valley when you see a huge bottle of wine like this…



Back to the City!

29 Jan

Time to leave the Blue Mountains and drive back to the City…


To check out the beautiful night-view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge…


and the Sydney Opera House…


Another adventure another day!

The Blue Mountains: Cafe Bon Ton & the Scenic World

26 Jan

Not too far from Piggletino’s accommodation, a pleasant European-style Cafe Bon Ton sits in the heart of Leura Village. It was most welcoming for Piggletino when he saw the log fireplace and some wonderful coffee!

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Feeling guilty for the indulgence, Piggletino decided to track up the Blue Mountains to discover the Scenic World at Katoomba. There was a good variety of options for the round trip back and forth – you could take the Cableway, Skyway, Railway and/or Walkway! Piggletino recommends doing all if you have time – the Railway was a super-dash down the steepest  incline railway in the world, and the Skyway gave a virtual “walk on air” feel as the glass floor opens above the valley! Definite must-dos as you look out for the Three Sisters!

With so much to see – ranging from the Katoomba Falls to the Miner’s Hut, Piggletino was sure to take lots of water with him! You should too, if you’re planning a visit!

For more information on Cafe Bon Ton, click here; and for the Blue Mountains Scenic World, click here.

Blue Mountains: Leura Village

22 Jan

Leura Village – a quaint little neighbourhood, akin to a peaceful garden, set in the Blue Mountains. Piggletino checked into the Fairmont Resort, luxurious and comfortable, with a spectacular golf course nearby. Piggletino086

After a good rest, Piggletino stopped by the Toy & Railway Museum located within Leuralla mansion at the end of Olympian Parade. There were lots of teddy bears and toy soldiers in the museum but what was most interesting was the outdoor toy railways! Now Piggletino would love to explore the tracks, only these were too tiny for him!