Bespoke Hunter was established by Rowena (Hawkins) Henderson when she noticed that many visitors arrive in the region, frazzled from a busy work life, confused about where to go & what to do on the break they had booked.
"I saw an opportunity to help visitors to make the most of their escape. Making suggestions, booking services, introducing locals & unlocking the region's secrets.
By talking to upcoming visitors to understand what makes an escape special for them, I knew I could tailor a unique Itinerary, at the same time showcasing the region & its people. I could take away the stress of deciding where to go, or of missing out on a table at their bucket list or favourite restaurant. I could also add that special sparkle with a Bespoke Experience when required ." - Rowena
Rowena has worked as a Marketer, Business Development Manager, Hospitality Manager & Event Manager with large & small wine companies, restaurants & including 5 years as the General Manager for the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association.
She has developed, implemented & managed regional events, media & visiting dignitary itineraries, marketing & business strategies & worked on many local & state committees & advisory panels for tourism, hospitality & wine industry development.
Rowena has lived in the Hunter for most of her life & is now living in Newcastle. She loves food, wine, travel, arts, nature & loves sharing this with visitors.