Rothbury

Highlights

Elegant escape

Enjoy tasting award-winning wines in Rothbury, home to rolling vineyards, elegant accommodation, luxurious spa treatments and the Greg Norman-designed Vintage golf course, which is open to the public. For adventure, explore the the beautiful countryside on horseback.

  • Hot Air Ballooning, Vintage Golf Club, Rothbury
  • Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley

About Rothbury

A wonderful location in the beautiful Hunter Valley, Rothbury is the perfect escape with elegant retreats among rolling vineyards, luxury resorts and acclaimed wineries. The charming area is a little over two hours’ drive north of Sydney and 50 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

You’ll find a splendid range of cellar doors in Rothbury, including a number of award-winning boutique wineries like Lucy Run’s Wines and Hart and Hunter. At St Clements Estate, enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door and its wines and delicious Italian cuisine at Lillino’s Bar and Trattoria.

Vintage Golf Club, Rothbury

Australia’s oldest wine region produces fine olive oils, too. With views of the spectacular Broken Back and Molly Morgan Ranges, Sandalyn Wilderness Estate offers tastings at its cellar door of great wines, olive oils and balsamic vinegars. You can even learn how to make fresh pasta on the estate.

Plenty of accommodation options are available, from tranquil vineyard settings to a luxury resort. At the Hunter Country Lodge savour the delights at the Shakey Tables restaurant. Unwind at the resort Chateau Elan at The Vintage, where you can play golf and rejuvenate at The Spa at Chateau Elan.

The resort is home to the Vintage Golf Club and the Greg Norman-designed golf course, set alongside wetlands, eucalypts and vineyards. Among the other outdoor things to do, explore the verdant countryside and forest trails on horseback with Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures.

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 Dubbo, Mudgee, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Canberra and Sydney. Regional Express also flies to and from Sydney.

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