Pokolbin

At the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley, Pokolbin will delight you with its many vineyards and cellar doors, delicious award-winning restaurants and an exciting events calendar. With the spectacular backdrop of the Broken Back Range, you’ll enjoy tasting some of the world’s best wines.

One of the most desirable holiday escapes in Australia, Pokolbin is two hours’ drive north of Sydney and 55 minutes from Newcastle Airport. Accommodation options suit a range of budgets, from luxury resorts and vineyard retreats to villas, guesthouses and charming cottages.

Wine tasting at Keith Tulloch Wine, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

Some of Australia’s best known wine labels — Tyrrell’s and Tulloch, to name just two — are in Pokolbin, where there are guided tours to the well-known and boutique wineries. Alternatively, hire a bicycle and explore the pretty country roads and enchanting scenery on your way to the cellar doors.

For insights into how wines are made, the Hunter Wine Theatre and the Hunter Valley Wine School both offer fascinating experiences. Fine food and wine are a delectable combination and Pokolbin celebrates it with the annual Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival in May and June.

Breakfast at Cafe Enzo, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley

Quality restaurants are a feature, too. Muse Restaurant has been awarded two out of a possible three hats by The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. Time your trip with a concert, such as Day on the Green at Bimbadgen Winery, Jazz in the Vines or Opera in the Vineyards at Roche Estate.

If you’re with the kids, two fun things to do are exploring the magical Storybook garden in the Hunter Valley Gardens and trail riding with Hunter Valley Horses. For a special gift or memento, browse the Hunter Wine Country Markets held every Saturday and visit the Handmade in the Hunter Markets on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Newcastle Airport

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Nan's Neighbour's Feast

    Friday 27 April 2018 , Pokolbin

    Nan's Neighbour's feast. Come join them for a relaxed and enjoyable dinner on the last Friday of each month. This will be a night focused on great food, good company and your favourite wine that you bring along. Your ticket includes Bring…

    27 Apr
  2. Hunter Wine Country Markets

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Pokolbin

    Hunter Wine Country Markets is held every Saturday. It is a boutique handmade market showcasing local artisans. When they have rain or winds you will find them trading inside De Bortoli Wines barrel room. Stalls include fashion, food, jewel…

    28 Apr - 29 Dec
  3. Handmade in the Hunter Markets

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Pokolbin

    Handmade Hunter Markets at Kevin Sobels Wines - The longest running and most popular, meet-the-maker market in the vineyards. You will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly crafted and truly unique “Hand…

    28 Apr - 29 Dec