Events

Old George & Dragon Guesthouse Activities

Local swimming pool is located in East Maitland – 5 minute drive , it is an Olympic size.

The local golf club is located 5 minutes drive from the guesthouse called East’s Leisure Golf Club. The famous Greg Norman Golf Course is located 30 minutes drive from the guesthouse in the Wine Country Area.

If you would like to experience the river and the area of Morpeth we are prepare a picnic. We require 24 hours notice to arrange and prepare for you accordingly. The cost is $50.00 per person. Upon request a menu will be forward for your consideration.

Our location is ideal for the adventurous bike rider to explore the region and the many historic towns on offer. Your hosts upon check in or prior can provide directions for your consideration.

Day Spa

Lowanna Wellbeing Centre located 30-minute drive from the guesthouse in the picturesque Paterson Valley. The centre is designed to allow people to relax, rejuvenate, revitalise naturally and let them escape from the stress of today.

Lowanna offers clients exciting natural treatments in an atmosphere where total pampering, friendly service and a unique experience are guaranteed.

Ideal for anyone looking for a unique indulgence, our treatment rooms cater for singles, friends or couples to enjoy the experience together.

Lowanna chooses to use SKINJUICE. Australian made products utilising the fruits of nature to feed and nourish the skin providing a healthy botanical diet. Quench your skin’s thirst with SKINJUICE.

BINDI natural skincare products provide a pure traditional Ayurvedic experience. Utilising aroma therapeutic products derived from ancient 5000 year old recipes.

Sekt Hair and Body located 10 minute drive from guesthouse – located in High Street Maitland. Sekt offer a range of body treatments for you to enjoy while visiting the region on business or pleasure. If visiting on business they can arrange after hour treatments. For further information you can contact them on 4933 4186 or contact your hosts at Old George Dragon Guesthouse for assistance.

Horse Riding is located 30 minutes away from the guesthouse in the Hunter Wine Country area or on the sand dunes of Port Stephens. For further information regarding this activity contact your hosts.

Wine Tours

Being centrally located within the Hunter region, Bronte Guesthouse is an ideal base from which to explore the Wine Country, Port Stephens or the National Parks of Barrington tops. A full range of full day tours are available.

We work with Hunter Tours. Hunter Tours showcase a perfect combination of the area’s culinary and natural magnificence. To obtain further information on the tours they offer please visit www.huntertours.com.au or email info@huntertours.com.au. Hunter Tours will pick up from the guesthouse at 9.30- for a full day tour and return in the afternoon at approx 4.30pm. The cost is from $80.00 per person depending on level of tour booked , the price does include morning tea- lunch and light afternoon tea. We recommend that the tours are booked 24 hours in advance as they are popular options.

Midweek Special Exclusive to Bronte Guest House & The Old George and Dragon Guest House guests

OPTION 1:

Pick up at 9:30am

Visiting:

  • Peterson Champagne House
  • Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
  • Drayton Family Wines
  • Poolesrock Winery
  • Emma’s Cottage Vineyard
  • Capercaille Vineyard

Lunch included at Belposto Café/Restaurant at Wandin Valley Estate

Finish your day with a cheese platter at Monahan Estate overlooking the Brokenback Range.
Return approximately 5.30pm

Cost per person: $85

OPTION 2:

Pick up at 9:30am

Visiting:

  • Peterson Champagne House
  • Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
  • Drayton Family Wines
  • The smelly Cheese Shop
  • Pokolbin Olive Centre
  • Plus 4 of the Hunter Valley’s finest vineyards

Lunch included at Belposto Café/Restaurant at Wandin Valley Estate
Return approximately 5.00pm

Cost per person: $80

If you wish to do a self-drive tour of the wine country area we suggest the following wineries -attractions to visit and restaurants to dine at: –

Wineries
McWilliams
Peppertrees Wines
McLeish Estate Wines
Magum Winery
Bimbadgen Winery
Tempus Two
Saddlers Creek Winery
Peterson’s Champagne House

Attractions
Hunter Valley Gardens and Village
Hunter Valley Cheese Shop
Ogishi Craft Centre
Hunter Valley Zoo

Restaurants
Café Enzo
Beltree Café
Mojo’s on Wilderness
Leaves and Fishes
Robert’s Restaurant
Shakey Tables

Tennis

Local tennis courts are available just a short drive from the guesthouse. Arrangements can be made at the guesthouse.

Hot Air Ballooning

Sunrise over the beautiful Hunter Valley in a hot air balloon is the perfect start to your day and to view the region from the sky. For approximately one hour you will experience a unique adventure. The guesthouse is located 35-minute drive from the launch site. To book this experience contacts the host directly for assistance and further information.

MUST SEE

Stroll through the historic township of Morpeth and explore the craft shops

February

Day on the Green

Bimbadgen Estate

April

Hunter Semillon & Seafood

Hunter Valley Steamfeast

Maitland

May

Lovedale Lunch

Lovedale

Tocal Field Day

Tocal

August

The Teapot Festival

Morpeth

September

Bimbadgen Blues

Bimbadgen

Morpeth Jazz Festival

October

Opera in the vineyards

Pokolbin

MUST DO

  • Hot-Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley at dawn followed by a champagne breakfast
  • Visit the vineyards and the cellars for wine tasting by Horse-Dawn Carriage
  • Play golf on the Greg Norman designed course- The Vintage
  • Dine at Old George & Dragon Restaurant
  • Dolphin and Whale watching at Port Stephens from August to November
  • Have afternoon tea at The Tea Lover’s Café over 200 teas to choose from
  • Enjoy a day at the Lowana – Well -Being centre located 30 minutes from the guesthouse in the beautiful Paterson Valley Area.

MUST BUY

  • Hunter Wine from the local wineries
  • Local cheese from the Hunter Valley Cheese factory
  • Antiques
  • Bread Morpeth Sourdough Bakery: Bakers of authentic, traditional, hand-made bread. This bread is served during breakfast.