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Friends dining in the vineyards at Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley.
Koomooloo vineyard planted by Philip and family between 1988 - 89.The vineyard peaks at an altitude of 900M on the side of the extinct volcano Mt Canobolas.
Ballooning in the Hunter Valley


  • Morpeth, Hunter
  • Green Street Craft Centre


The historic town of Morpeth is filled with tree-lined streets, sandstone buildings, and riverside picnic spots. Check the annual events calendar for a range of food, wine and music festivals too good to miss.

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About Morpeth

Morpeth's days as a river port were effectively over by about 1890, but the town's comparative isolation meant that its historic shopfronts, wharves and even the hitching posts along the main street have survived intact.

Today, Morpeth in the Hunter Valley is National Trust-classified and no longer a backwater but a wide-awake town crammed with restaurants, shops and a calendar full of annual events. It's a living museum of Australia's past, a history lesson that's easy to digest. There are plenty of things to see and do at Morpeth. Campbell's Store Craft Centre encompasses specialty craft shops, a tearoom and an art gallery, while Morpeth Sourdough is where baker Stephen Arnott follows the family tradition his great-great-great-grandfather William Arnott (of Arnott's biscuits) began.

Be sure to visit Morpeth Wine Cellars and Moonshine Distillery for local wine and cheese tastings, and browse Morpeth Trading Post to see beautiful ceramics, glassware, china and old bush tools.


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Fly into Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is located 25km from Newcastle’s city centre. Choose from a range of transport services on arrival, including car rental, limousine, and door-to-door shuttle buses to make the short journey south into Newcastle. Public buses operate from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station approximately every hour (Monday to Friday). Public bus services are also available to Nelson Bay, Greenhills, and Raymond Terrace. 

Newcastle Airport offers up to 50 direct flights a day to cities along the east coast. Jetstar flies direct to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Brisbane. Virgin Australia flies direct to Brisbane and Melbourne. FlyPelican operates direct flights to and from Canberra, Sydney, and Ballina/Byron Bay, while Regional Express flies to and from Sydney.

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