Aberdeen appeals to a variety of tastes. Wine appreciators can enjoy wine tasting in local wineries. Or pack your fishing rod, hitch a boat on the back of your car and spend a day fishing on Lake Glenbawn or Lake St Clair. Burning Mountain Nature Reserve, about 40 km from Aberdeen, is also well worth a visit.
Aberdeen sits by the Hunter River, in lush grazing country. On the Upper Hunter Wine Trail, you'll find well-known vineyards with cellar doors, boutique wineries and up-and-coming stars of the region. Tyrrell's Glenbawn Estate Vineyard at Aberdeen is worth a visit, and you'll find Two Rivers Wines and Cruickshank Callatoota Estate are both at nearby Denman.
Aberdeen offers comfortable accommodation and is a superb base for visitors who want to make use of the outstanding water sports facilities at Lake Glenbawn, just a few kilometres to the east. Spend a day waterskiing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, sailboarding or fishing in this unique Hunter Valley destination. Choose from the many tours available, and explore national parks, 4WD tracks and wineries. Cyclists can hire a bike and enjoy the countryside while they get fit.
Located on the New England Highway, just south of Scone, Aberdeen offers a preview of the magnificent horse studs that are a feature of the Upper Hunter area. You can see many of these opulent studs from the highway; if you'd like to visit a horse stud, check to see which ones offer stable tours.
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Hunter Valley wines. Image James Pipino
Road signs near Barrington Tops. Image Hamilton Lund
Horse riding in Scone. Image Grenville Turner