In the shadow of the more famous Hunter Valley, Sheriden Rhodes takes in historic towns, fine food and country charm.
There was movement at the station, for Natasha Wallace was approaching a mountain retreat with toddlers.
Getting rained in isn't a problem for Andrew Taylor, who finds a country retreat that's a roomy antidote to cabin fever.
Hooray - those crowds on and about the Hawkesbury have now thinned out, writes David Lockwood.
Helen Anderson finds a retreat for those who are serious about the pursuit of pleasure: spas, golf, wine and sleep.
Peter Vincent discovers a stylish new resort where suites, eats and views hit the mark.
Three generations, Jacqui Taffel among them, enjoy the pleasures of wine country.
After the initial price shock, Kelsey Munro relaxes into designer luxury.