Pokolbin

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Food and wine in Pokolbin

The most beautiful natural scenery makes for stunning surroundings for Pokolbin's luxury, boutique accommodation. This town produces highly acclaimed gourmet food and some of the finest wines in the world.

  • Exterior of Muse Restaurant & Cafe, Hungerford Hill Wines, Pokolbin
  • Scenic view of Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Pokolbin

About Pokolbin

Set among vineyards and with the Brokenback Range as its backdrop, Pokolbin is the village centre of the Hunter Valley wine region. The pretty country roads around Pokolbin are home to some of Australia's most well-known wine labels, making it a veritable wine lover's paradise.

The area has grown into one of the most desirable short-break destinations from Sydney and Australia's most popular wine tourism region. Restaurants and accommodation in Pokolbin are varied and sophisticated. Stay in a cosy B&B, luxury guesthouse or spa retreat before heading out to meet local winemakers, see how wine is made, and sample local drops at free cellar door tastings. For a romantic weekend getaway, stay at The Dairy Cottage at Ballabourneen Wine Co.

There are so many other things to do in Pokolbin, too. Choose a wine tour that tickles your fancy, or go it alone. You can travel at a leisurely pace by bike or in a horsedrawn carriage. Shopping, hot-air balloon rides and championship golf courses offer plenty of relaxation and enjoyment. Nearby towns, including Cessnock, Lovedale and Maitland, are also well worth a visit.

  • Enjoy some of Hunter Valley's finest wines

    Cellar doors

    Taste some of Australias most outstanding wines in the Hunter Valley. Intimate cellar door experiences offer insight on the secrets behind creating the perfect drop.

  • Roberts restaurant, Hunter Valley

    Restaurants

    Hunter Valley chefs make the most of the region's oustanding local produce to create inspiring seasonal menus. Dine alfresco looking out on to rolling vineyards and the striking Brokenback Mountain Range.

  • Cypress Lakes Golf Club, Hunter Valley

    Golf

    There's nothing like the Hunter Valley to set the scene for a great round of golf. From world-class golf resorts to delightful local courses there are plenty of options for seasoned and amateur players alike.

It’s ON! in NSW – Hunter Valley

The Hunter brings together a superb calendar of events during this beautiful time of year. Enjoy the highly anticipated Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, now held for two months across May and June. A lively celebration of all things culinary, take part in winemaking masterclasses, vineyard tours, food and wine trails, cooking classes, long lunches, open fires and much more. Join Whispering Brook for their annual Long Table Luncheon, held alfresco amongst the estate's olive groves with spectacular views over the Broke Fordwich region. Participate in the Cork and Fork Cup at the magnificent Vintage Golf Course, where winemakers and chefs indulge you with delights as you play. Or join the captivating and popular Lovedale Arts Trail, where visitors can explore galleries and studios and meet the artists behind the incredible works.

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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