The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best-known wine regions, located in the state of New South Wales. This region has played a significant role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century.
Travel to the southern valley and foothills of the Brokenback Range (part of the Great Dividing Range) and you will find the majority of the Hunter Valley’s most prestigious vineyards situated on gently sloping hills.
With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, a magnitude of restaurants and multiple comfy accommodation places to stay, you can enjoy the sweeping landscapes where native animals abound.
Situated just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, The Hunter Valley is a great base for exploring Australia’s oldest wine region.
Amazing Things to Do, Places to See.
For the adventurous, cycle or go horse riding at sunset, championship golf courses to conquer or take to the air in a hot air balloon, sky dive or a joy flight. https://www.winecountry.com.au/explore Being surrounded by untouched natural landscape and beautiful scenery, means you can go bush walking, four-wheel driving, or mountain biking while exploring our National Parks, State Forests and Conservation Areas with the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yengo National Park nearby. You can explore ancient Aboriginal rock art and other indigenous heritage on the Finchley cultural walk.
If history is what thrills you, visit the village of Wollombi which traces its colonial heritage to the convict-built Great North Road that linked Sydney to the Hunter Valley.
In the Arts and Culture sphere, seek out the galleries and local artisans’ products. Local markets abound with handmade knick-knacks, soaps, clothes and you have the opportunity to meet with artists, crafts persons and designers. https://www.winecountry.com.au/events/markets-in-the-hunter-valley If you bring the family, there are loads of fun family activities. Enjoy Hunter Valley Zoo, where you can meet big cats and meerkats. Browse the idyllic Hunter Valley Gardens and discover the enchanting Storybook garden. Or tire them out with bush walks or cycling bush trails. https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/hunter/hunter-valley/family-fun
There is huge range of sculpture, fine arts and crafts and performing arts to discover, as well as wine and food festivals that showcase the elegant wine and diverse produce available.
Over recent years, vineyard concerts have become popular, with several larger vineyards opening the gates to host national and international performers.
The taste buds will be on overdrive during your Hunter Valley stay, especially if you appreciate fine wines, quality produce, handmade cheeses, decadent chocolates or home-grown olives. And that is just what you can take home.
If you consider yourself a ‘gourmet’ or are new to the culinary arts, you will love the diverse choices from intimate hatted restaurants, al fresco vineyard meals and stylish hotel restaurants.
No matter where you dine, you’ll be treated to some of the freshest produce, plated creatively by our acclaimed chefs, using local olives, oils, cheeses, poultry and beef, along with a dose of true-blue Hunter hospitality.
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Exploring such an amazing area will of course, require somewhere to lay your heads. And the Hunter Valley offers an equally divers range of accommodation options as it does everything else. And there are options for couples, large or small groups and families.
For a rustic experience there are campgrounds and caravan parks, hostel and pub style. You can choose eco and environmentally friendly accommodation.
Wanting a little more privacy? Choose from self-contained, farm or vineyard cottages and guesthouses, or pamper yourselves with quaint B&B accommodation, a retreat or luxury resort.
You can book concert accommodation, a girls’ weekend or a golf crusade, a romantic getaway or plan your wedding or event accommodation.
Whenever you decide to drop by, we have you covered, with balmy afternoon breezes in summer or a cosy fire in winter.
For bookings refer to Visit NSW
Vineyards and Wine Tasting
Wherever you look, the Hunter Valley is in the spotlight!
Since vines were first planted in the Hunter in the early 1820s, wine-making has been the very heart and soul of the Hunter Valley. Where exceptional heritage and exciting innovation, result in consistently excellent wines. Where a diverse range of grape varietals and wine styles are grown and produced.
Here the vineyard doors open, and lunch guests stay for dinner.
With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors to choose from, you can explore a fine range of boutique, organic and biodynamic vineyards and wineries.
Oh! and there are the world-famous wineries too.
For a full detailed list and description of these visit:
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.