The Flying Duck Cafe/Restaurant
Fully Licensed Restaurant with a Casual yet relaxed atmosphere, perfect for taking in the view and atmosphere. Take in some fresh air and take a load off. Bon Apetite Gunter Hager
Open Hours
Lunch -Sat-Sun from Noon
Dinner 7 nights from 6pm

About Us

Nestled in the picturesque town of Vacy sits the Flying Duck Cafe. Only a half hour drive from Maitland, Dungog and Singleton.

Serving innovative fresh meals made with locally produced ingredients for an ever changing blackboard menu.

The Flying Duck Cafe brings a taste of Australian Cafe Culture to the Paterson Valley.

Relax over a glass of wine or a coffee on the veranda with rural vistas to Eaglereach.

We are minutes from Olive Groves, Wineries, a Lavender Farm and Eaglereach Wilderness Resort.

The best cafe in the Hunter Valley.

Steve not only cooks everything from scratch, but he also takes time out to enjoy a cocktail or 2 or 3. All the way from England, Steve has bought his creative flair from many years of experience. Once worked for Sir Richard Branson on his private Necker Island. Cooking for many famous names.Steve not only is the proud owner of this new cafe but he is also a very proud father to his son George Hunter Hitchings. Steve likes to let his food do the talking, so we wont say too much about that as we would like you to experience the difference.  Chef / Director :Stephen HitchingsSteve's Cocktails

Gunter is Austrian for – Good Looking

Gunter has also travelled from a distance, leaving behind friends and family in Austria to bless us with his presence, great ideas, and once again many years of experience.

Gunter is the one that thinks about everything before going ahead.Very cautious yet still is willing to take a risk.

His motto – No Risk No Fun, and another favourite of his – What doesn’t kill you makes you a stronger person.

Gunter always looks forward to sharing an Austrian Schnapps with his guests, to finish the day with good Health.

 Restaurant Manager / Director:

Gunter Hager

                       Gunter Hager

Cautney jumped across the ditch to gain more experience as a chef here in Australia. After not so many years, but a lot of hours, sweat and hard work she found herself in the company of Stephen and Gunter working together in the kitchen at The Swiss Grand Hotel Bondi Beach. Having gained experience in both the kitchen and the Front of house ,the 3 of these well enthusiastic Chefs set off to open Treehops Restaurant in 2006.Since then it has won the Best Restaurant in a Resort Award. Four years later after gaining the locals trust and friendship they have decided to further their reach by opening The Flying Duck Cafe.

 Event Co-ordinator / Director:

Cautney Kemp

                          Cautney Kemp

Open for Functions

Whether it be a Birthday, Christening, Work Party, Funeral Wake or Wedding Reception, let the friendly and talented staff at The Flying Duck Café take the hassle out of catering.

Choose from the Various Menu options and we'll take care of the rest.

Prices start from Only $15 p/p ( Take-Away price only )

Gunter Hager
0427 388 211