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Hunter Valley

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Good times in the Hunter Valley

From fine wine and gourmet food to beautiful accommodation and fabulous events, a Hunter Valley getaway offers a taste of the good life. Australia's most visited wine region is home to more than 150 top-class wineries, vineyards and cellar doors as well as superb restaurants. Enjoy the perfect escape whether you're being pampered in one of the valley's day spas or teeing off from a championship golf course.

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Wine Tours

If you have a passion for wine, then a visit to the Hunter Valley is a must. Home to some of the oldest wine families in Australia, the Hunter Valley produces a range of tempting wines that utilise traditional methods and techniques. There is plenty for the more modern palate as well, with an abundance of young innovative growers offering up fresh new tastes.

There are a range of food and wine tours available around the region to help you take in all the delights of the Hunter Valley including the local areas of Pokolbin, Wollombi, Broke, Lovedale and Maitland. Tours can be arranged from Newcastle and Sydney and you can also arrange to be picked up from local accommodation if you decide to stay for a few days.

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Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Month

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month

Explore Australia’s most renowned wine region during the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month.

In addition to great events, outstanding local produce and award-winning wineries and vineyards, the Hunter Valley is filled with other indulgent activities to enjoy including amazing restaurants, day spas and championship golf courses.

Save on your trip to the Hunter Valley with these great travel packages starting from $125pp. Book now and save!

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  • Wine tasting, Hunter Valley Wine Region

    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.

  • Smelly Cheese Shop, Hunter Valley wine region. Image Lisa Maree Williams

    Local produce

    Food cultivated in the Hunter Valley complements the award-winning wine of the local vignerons. Taste exceptional gourmet produce including olive oils, dairy products and cured meats.

  • Couple dining at Roberts restaurant, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. Image Anson Smart

    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.

  • Cycling through the vineyards

    Touring the Vineyards

    Take in magnificent vistas of the region on a vineyard tour with a difference. Ride a bike between cellar doors or drive through the picturesque countryside from one winery to the next.

  • Aerial view of Cypress Lakes Golf and Country 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.

  • Facial treatment at the Spa at the Chateau, Hunter Valley

    Spa

    Enjoy relaxation and rejuvenation when you escape to the Hunter Valley. Spoil yourself with a wide range of indulgent treatment options available in the regions many tranquil day spas.

Explore Hunter Valley in 360

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Fly into Newcastle Airport

Family at the airport

Newcastle Airport is located 15 km from Newcastle’s city centre. Choose from a range of transport services on arrival, including car hire, limousine rentals and door-to-door shuttle buses to make the short journey north into Newcastle. Port Stephens Coaches operate a public bus service from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station up to 11 times a day, as well as a service to the Nelson Bay area. Hunter Valley Buses operate a public bus service from Newcastle Airport to Maitland, Raymond Terrace, and Stockton.

Newcastle Airport services four flight operators to several major Australian cities. Regional Express operates direct flights to and from Sydney, Ballina and Byron Bay. Jetstar flies direct to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Brisbane. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Brisbane, while Virgin Australia flies direct to and from Brisbane and Melbourne.

Local areas

  • Broke Broke offers a relaxed vineyard experience set against the dramatic backdrop of the Yellow Rock escarpment.
  • Cessnock Explore Werakata National Park and tour through Cessnock's many outstanding wineries.
  • Lovedale A small Hunter Valley town surrounded by wineries, quality guesthouses and charming B&B accommodation.
  • Maitland Visit the Maitland Regional Art Gallery and tour the historical Maitland Gaol that housed some of Australia's most notorious criminals.
  • Morpeth A former river port town that has retained its historic shopfronts, wharves and hitching posts along the main street.
  • Paterson Discover the historic sites of Paterson and enjoy a picnic by the river.
  • Pokolbin The picturesque country roads of Pokolbin are home to some of Australia's most well-known wine labels.
  • Singleton A historic town that offers plenty of activities for nature lovers in Yengo National Park and at Lake St Clair.
  • Wollombi Nature abounds in and around Wollombi, with national parks, great bushwalking trails and lookouts.

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Ballooning at Sunrise. Hunter Valley
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