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Food and wine in the Upper Hunter Valley

The Upper Hunter Valley is a great destination to discover some of the finest food and wine NSW has to offer, with great restaurants, markets, wineries and cafes. Foodies will find plenty of things to do and taste!

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About the Upper Hunter

Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter Valley has an interesting rural history – and a taste for the good life. Boutique wineries in pretty valleys produce fine wines, while elegant restaurants and farmers markets showcase delicious local produce.

There are plenty of things to see and do in this part of the Hunter. Wine lovers will enjoy The Upper Hunter Wine Trail, while foodies can sample the local gourmet produce, including olive oil and cheese.

Nearby Barrington Tops National Park has World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforests, subalpine woodlands and vast stretches of wilderness.

There are many great accommodation options, from farm stays and B&Bs in towns such as Muswellbrook, Scone and Denman to scenic campsites throughout the region's national parks.

Other area towns have much to offer, too. See examples of colonial architecture in Merriwa and Murrurundi. In Aberdeen, get a preview of the horse studs that feature prominently in this area, then venture to Scone, the horse capital of Australia. At Sandy Hollow, visit the cellar door at James Estate Wines; when you've finished tasting, head out on the James Estate Ridge Walk or take to two wheels on the James Estate Mountain Bike Trails.


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Local areas

  • Aberdeen Aberdeen is home to everything from wine tastings to fishing. lists things to do in Aberdeen, a
  • Denman Denman is home to many beautiful gardens and wineries. lists accommodation in Denman, things to
  • Merriwa This small township in the Upper Hunter Valley is surrounded by fertile countryside. lists thin
  • Murrurundi Murrurundi in the Hunter is set on the banks of the Pages River and surrounded by the Liverpool Ranges. Visi
  • Muswellbrook Muswellbrook is home to Lake Lydell and Pukara Estate. lists accommodation in Muswellbrook, gol
  • Sandy Hollow Sandy Hollow is home to James Estate Wines and many other wineries. lists accommodation in Sand
  • Scone Scone in the Hunter Valley is known as the horse capital of Australia. lists horse riding in Sc

Explore Upper Hunter

Sunrise, Hunter Valley
Golden Door Health Retreat, Hunter Valley by Ross Honeysett