Interesting local excursions for a few hours, half-day or full-day.
The diverse range of activities includes visiting thoroughbred horse studs, wineries, local food producers, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery & bushwalking.
A cellar door & wine tasting room just 3 minutes drive from Baerami Pines Retreat. This estate has mountain bike trails & a ridge bushwalk with breathtaking views of Wollemi National Park.
A cellar door & café with delicious cheese selections, wine tastings & expansive views from a wide verandah.
Comprises two vineyards, Wybong Estate (established in 1965) and Hollydene (established in 1969). The wines are marketing under two brands: Juul and Hollydene Estate. In 2012 Hollydene Estate purchased the Arrowfield Estate winery and vineyard at Jerrys Plains in the Upper Hunter Valley. A new cellar door is planned.
Small Forest is the perfect location to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with cheese platter, or refreshing cup of tea with sweets at the Cellar Door. The Owner Atsuko also offers Sake Tastings is a Panel Chair Judge at The International Wine Challenge, Sake Division. This is a very informative introduction to the various styles and techniques used in making sake, showcasing some fine examples. Booking is essential with minimum 10 people (fee applies).
Find Small Forest Wines at the Cnr of Golden Highway and Denman Rd, Denman
Olives & Cheese
Hunter Belle Cheese is an award-winning producer of gourmet, handmade cheese & yoghurt using the milk of local Brown Swiss Cows. The cheese factory, cafe & tourist facility are located on the New England Highway at the northern outskirts of Muswellbrook (next door to Blooms Irrigation) 75 Aberdeen Street, Muswellbrook
Open 7 days from 9am – 3pm
Baerami Olives and Liqueurs
Baerami Olives and Liqueurs offer a selection of quality hand crafted liqueurs all made in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW with the option to style your individual purchase from a range of specialty bottles. Visit its boutique store for samples, purchases and local produce on Ogilvie St, Denman
Gerards Place Denman
16 - 18 Ogilvie Street, Denman - phone 02 6547 2888 Australian/French Bistro. Gerard, Chef at Gerard’s Place is also available for catering groups and special events at Baerami Pines Retreat Mobile 0413 514 900
Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro - Chocolate Hills
21 Ogilvie Street, Denman - phone 02 6547 1030 A touch of Tuscany in the Hunter Valley at this pet friendly cafe and or art gallery.
25 Ogilvie Street, Denman Arty café with good food & great coffee.
The Village Emporium
The Village Emporium is a beautiful store with blend of products from local Gourmet Food, to clothes, jewelry, giftware and furniture. It makes for a very pleasant stop on a drive around the area.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Established in 1976, this beautiful gallery is housed in a circa 1871 building at the corner Bridge & William streets, Muswellbrook. An easy 30 minute drive from Baerami Pines Retreat, it showcases a collection of old and new artworks, as well as travelling shows reflecting the essence of rural Australia.
Of special significance is the gallery’s rotating permanent exhibition of extensive works donated by the local renowned artist Max Watters. Reflecting Watters’ representations of landscapes & infrastructures of the local district, it captures places no longer seen, while also showcasing a history of Australian avant garde works. Watters is well known locally, not only for his art, but also his commitment to the community.
The Beauty Spot (17 Ogilvie Street, Denman) provides a range of pampering, beauty and massage therapies. Massages from
$60 per hour. Phone Sheryn 02 6547 2225 for bookings.
Denman Growers Market, Lions Park
(at the top of Ogilvie Street), Denman – 1st Saturday of every month, 8am to 1pm
Shop & mingle with locals while stocking up on a diverse range of fresh produce from the area to take home or enjoy during your stay at Baerami Pines Retreat.
The Community Garden behind Lions Park operates on an honorary system open to the public every Saturday morning, 9am – 12pm.. It has a wide range of seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Horse Stud Tours
Private tours of world famous thoroughbred horse studs including Coolmore, Godolphin Horse Racing, Arrowfield, Vinery and Widden. Contact Craig Benjamin on 0417 439 776 or 4981 9189, or email
Bookings are essential for horse stud tours.
- Scone Race Club & Scone Cup – www.sconeraceclub.com.au
- Muswellbrook Race Club – www.muswellbrookraceclub.com.au
- Merriwa Race Club & Merriwa Cup – www.merriwaraceclub.com.au
Denman has a semi private 9-hole modern golf course at Virginia Street, Denman. Contact 02 6547 1173.
The Denman Acquatic Centre has a 50m swimming pool open 11:00am – 6.30pm, weekdays and weekends, from mid-October to
mid-March each year. Call 02 6541 2999 for confirmation.
The Denman Tennis Courts attached to the Acquatic Centre can be booked on 6547 2526 or 0407 933 042.
Annual Events & Festivals
The Denman Food and Wine Affair is an annual event held in Denman’s Ogilvie Street that attracts thousands of locals and visitors to a celebration of local wine, food and produce. It happens on the first Saturday of May each year.
I would thoroughly recommend spending some time at Baerami Pines and no doubt, like us, you will find it a sin to leave this haven.
Amanda McFadden & guests
I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our long weekend at the Baerami Pines Retreat. Moya
The sense of relaxation starts even before you spot the sweet little church nestled on the hill. Jocelyn
Everything about Baerami 'works' a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle, a wonderful haven in which to relax and rejuvenate.