“The sleepy Hunter Valley town of Laguna may look small but it’s hiding some seriously stylish accommodation, art shows and places to drink and eat – number 6 on Australian Traveller’s ‘100 amazing places you haven’t been to yet‘.

Laguna is the greatest getaway in the history of the world,” declares Joanna Griggs. Not that you might think so, at first glance – the sleepy town in the lower Hunter Valley has “only five or six buildings when you’re driving through,” she admits, but go looking “and you’ll uncover some real hidden gems.”