Branxton and Greta are at the northern end of Wine Country Drive and is the northern gateway to the world-renowned Hunter Valley wine country of Pokolbin and Rothbury.
The Branxton District is the home of “Kirkton”, Bellford, the place where the man regarded as the “Father” of the Australian wine industry, planted his first grape vine.
The renowned Wyndham Estate was established in 1827, close to Branxton, with their first vines planted around the founder George Wyndham’s original homestead “Dalwood”.
Both Branxton and Greta are idyllic rural settlements to live, work and play. They make the perfect base for a relaxing getaway, with time to admire the historic buildings and wander around the town before heading south to the Hunter Valley vineyards.
There is a selection of caravan parks in Hunter wine Country and surrounding areas and Branxton is the ideal destination for RV tourists, with an official dump location, which makes travelling with your motorhome or camper van so much easier!
Amazing Things to Do, Places to See.
Branxton Greta Heritage Walk
In an initiative enabled by the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage ‘Heritage Near Me’ grant program, this local walk documents the history of significant buildings and sites in the town.
There is a worksheet booklet for children enabling tourists with young children to learn more about the history of the delightful little town of Branxton.
There is a downloadable Heritage Walk along Maitland Street http://www.branxtongreta.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Branxton-Heritage-Walk-.pdf
Heddon Greta Drive In
Revisit the movies the way they did in the Fifties!
Kids in the back, parents on deck chairs in sleeping bags with beanies and hot chocolate. Lots of fun and a great experience for the kids.
Rothbury Riot Memorial
Located on Branxton Road (the main road between Branxton and Cessnock) the Rothbury Riot Memorial recalls a little known moment in the history of coal mining in the Hunter Valley. The Rothbury coal mine was the site of a deeply confrontational lockout in 1929, 9 months later over 5,000 miners demonstrated, resulting in what has since been described as the “bloodiest event in national industrial history”, with one miner dying. The miners finally gave in and returned to work after 15 months.
Little Black Cow Farm Tours
Little Black Cow Farm is an ethical and sustainable grass fed beef farm, family operated in Branxton . We take pride in what we do and believe anyone who buys our beef should have the opportunity to see the farm and what we do. For a true taste of rural life, enjoy farm animals join our farm tours with tickets at $120 per family of 5.
Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures at Hill Top
Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter. Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.
St Brigid’s Markets
Branxton’s only monthly market, with over 60 stalls. Something for everyone! BBQ and cold drinks available, fresh fruit and vegies, delicious coffee and Hunter macrons, entertainers from our local area, antique and vintage items, candles, jewellery, kids and ladies clothing, Miche handbags, sweets, olives, goats milk soap, jams, marmalade, pickles, hair accessories, tupperware, gift packs for babies, fishing rods and other beautiful crafted items.
Held in October each year, the Branxton Rodeo has everything you need for a excitement of country and western life with competitors showing off their skills in the areas of Bull Rides, Bareback, Saddle Bronc and Barrel Races. Participants of all ages will demonstrate just what they can do with Barrel Races, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Rope N Tie and Team Roping. Fun for all the family, with different stalls, food and bar available and amusement rides for the young ones.
Branxton and Greta have a select few local options for visitors and residents, while just a short drive down the road is a huge offering in Wine Country, of varying cuisines and atmospheres for dining.
ROYAL FEDERAL HOTEL Branxton – Upstairs, Swill ‘N’ Grill; wood fire pizza which is situated in our bar.
Crib Box Cafe Branxton – for a family breakfast or fantastic burgers.
Branxton Fish & Chip Shop Branxton– good for takeaway
The Holy Cuppa Greta – Housed in The Old Masonic Hall, café with antiques and collectibles.
There is a fine selection of accommodation including farm stays, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels and Guesthouses.
There are several holiday homes available including
The Table Guesthouse
lined with tall olive trees laced with night lights, this historical home has an exquisite and personal atmosphere.
St Peter’s Fairview
a renovated community church which now houses a fully self-contained studio.
luxury home sleeping up to 10 guests and pets are welcome.
An architecturally designed 2 story home built to capture expansive and breathtaking valley and mountain views on a working olive and cattle farm.
For a range of accommodation options visit
Vineyards and Wine Tasting
While only a small selection of vineyards are located within the very local area, Branxton Greta makes a great base for a Hunter Valley Winery getaway, there are multiple Vineyards and cellar doors beyond the northern gateway to explore afterwards.
passion for wine spans thirteen generations with grapes which are hand-picked and wines hand made in our own winery using a mixture of modern and traditional techniques.
regarded as the birthplace of Hunter Valley wine, Dalwood Estate was established on the beautiful Hunter River in 1828.
Belford Block Eight
Small vineyard of 15 acres of grapevines combined with 10 acres of olives, provides luxury accommodation over 100 tranquil acres and makes beautiful single vineyard wines.
Combine these great experiences with the Hunter Valley wine region with a tour
A great way to enjoy the views and of course the sensational tastes of what the region offers is to book a wine tour with:
With pick-ups and drop-offs from your accommodation
Whether it’s for a corporate or social event, our Hunter Valley wine tasting tours are the perfect way to experience what the famous wine region has to offer.
Our tours are designed with our guest in mind, keeping it simple so that all you need to do is enjoy the day.
Since 2001, we’ve specialized in guiding small group wine tours through the Hunter Valley. We’re family owned and operated and are passionate about showcasing the beautiful Hunter Valley region and its wines, providing our guest with the ultimate wine tasting experience.