Hunter Valley Insider: Caitlin Furlong
Born and raised in the Hunter, Caitlin's always had a soft spot for the region
"Wine country's also a great place to head for some indulgence in a luxury hotel, great restaurants and wine tasting."
Born and raised in the Hunter, Caitlin's always had a soft spot for the region. She was born on a small farm near Scone but spent most of her childhood in town at Muswellbrook. She went to high school in Aberdeen. At 18 Caitlin left the Hunter to study, and has lived in Wollongong and Wagga Wagga.
Caitlin works as a rural reporter for ABC Radio. She's based in Tamworth at the moment, but frequently goes down to Muswellbrook to fill in for regular Upper Hunter presenter Mike Pritchard when he takes a break. Being a ninemsn Travel Insider marks a nice change from reporting on rural issues when she's in the region.
What's your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?
After a long sleep in, one of my favourite things to do at the moment is head to Murrurundi. Café Telegraph is a great place to meet up for a nice lunch by the river. The food is delicious and has a range of foreign influences that you can't always find easily in town. The atmosphere is really relaxed and the riverside setting so beautiful I feel like I've had a mini-holiday after a meal here.
How would you spend a long weekend?
I'd happily head to Glenbawn Dam and go camping; there are good amenities and you can stay in a cabin or BYO tent. The lake's great for water skiing, swimming and fishing, but it's also a great setting to just relax, go for walks and have a good yarn with mates. Wine country's also a great place to head for some indulgence in a luxury hotel, great restaurants and wine tasting.
What's your idea of a good night out?
Getting out of town and staying up all night by the light of a bonfire.
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