From the historic wines of the Hunter Valley to the trendy café eats of Darby Street – there’s so much great food and wine across the Hunter that it can seem endless.
Thankfully, there’s a new option for visitors and locals alike to try what our region has to offer, all in one convenient location used by 1.28 million people last year – Newcastle Airport. Passengers flying out of Newcastle Airport can now enjoy (and in some cases take) a piece of the Hunter as they depart, with retailers and food outlets stocking local products and 100 per cent Hunter Valley wines.
Hand-selected and sourced locally from Hunter Valley wineries, savour wines from renowned brands Audrey Wilkinson, Margan Wines, Peter Drayton Wines, and Tyrrell’s Wines. Also on tap are a range of beers from Murray’s Brewery Co and coming soon, Iron Bark Brewhouse. We’ll toast to that!
It’s not all just about the alcohol, though. Also on offer at Newcastle Airport are gourmet food selections from a number of local suppliers. Enjoy smashed avo toast using premium Snows Artisan bread, or perhaps one of Snows’ contemporary-influenced Australian treats like cherry ripe or rocky road. Complement your breakfast or treat with barista made coffee.
If you want to share some of the best food and produce of the Hunter (or just keep some for later), there are plane-ready packaged snacks on offer from News Travels. From Hunter Valley Cookies to Pukara Estate oils and Simply Stirred chutneys – there is something for both sweet and savoury fans. You can also pick up souvenirs like Fleurette ointments and balms or a funky postcard or magnet by renowned local artist Trevor Dickinson.
YOUR TRIP STARTS AT THE DEPARTURES LOUNGE
Enjoy local gourmet produce, a glass of the Hunter Valley’s best and an array of locally produced artisan gifts to take with you. It’s the ultimate way to start your trip with an outlet championing the Great Hunter Region to suit every taste.
Broughton & Bay: A bespoke and contemporary bar offering an extensive collection of refreshing ales, local wines, bar snacks, coffee, and a food menu inspired by upscale ‘pub-grub’.
Epicure Kitchen Cafe: Inspired by fine food and an ethos for sustainable farming, this kitchen offers locally sourced and ethically prepared food.
Hunter & King Coffee Co: The go-to place for a quick café style meal before you board your flight. Enjoy a quick cheese toastie or mouth-watering melt to complement your rich coffee.
Red Rooster: An Aussie favourite Red Rooster will have chicken lovers thinking they’re in seventh heaven. Their product range includes whole roast chickens, half roasts, wraps, burgers, salads, and desserts.
News Travels: News Travels is a newsagency, book and speciality gift store that supports local artists, designers and producers of gourmet artisan food products. The merchandise range includes snacks and drinks, newspapers, magazines, travel essentials, souvenirs, technology, gifts, apparel and accessories for men and women to suit the business and leisure traveller. Whether you need a magazine to flick through on your flight to Adelaide or a romantic epic to fill the time on your international connection through Melbourne to London—News Travels has you covered.