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Day 12

Hunter Valley Wine Region

We flew from Cairns over the Great Barrier Reef on our way to Sydney. It was beautiful to see all the different reefs. We learned that the Great Barrier Reef is comprised of 3,000 different reefs.
Great Barrier Reef from the air

When we landed in Sydney, it was rainy and cold…especially after leaving sunny and 80. We rented a car and drove to the Hunter Valley wine region (about 2 ½ hours from Sydney). As we arrived at the bed and breakfast, the resident kangaroo, Chloe, greeted us at the door.
Chloe the Kangaroo greeting us at the door of our B&B

Chloe was found by the previous home owners as a joey in her dead mother’s pouch. She was raised by humans so is very docile and very dependent on the home owners. We continued to see Chloe as we came and went from the bed and breakfast.
Alan In front of our bed and breakfast

During the day, we went to 5 different wineries. It was very slow as it is the winter in the middle of the week, so we were able to chat with the staff at each of the wineries. It was fun to hear their stories and learn more about Australia. For lunch we enjoyed a cheese and wine lunch after a cheese tasting…very fun. We ended our day at a great restaurant called Robert’s in a quaint cottage on a vineyard.

Colleen at the Wyndham Winery

Alan and the vines

Hunter Valley Winery

Wine tasting

Cabernet vines in the Hunter Valley

Posted by zillichs 04:34

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