On the banks of the beautiful Hunter River, Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter is only three hours’ drive north of Sydney. You can also catch a train from Sydney to this rural town and rent a car and enjoy scenic drives to cellar doors, charming rural towns and villages, and spectacular wilderness.

The food and wine experiences in this part of NSW are delectable. Visit Hunter Belle Cheese in Muswellbrook for cheeses made by hand from the milk of local Swiss Brown cows. A fine selection of cheese awaits, from creamy camembert to crumbly cheddars to Blue Moon, a blue-vein cheese.

Pukara Estate - Muswellbrook - Upper Hunter

On the Muswellbrook Heritage Walk explore the colonial architecture and grand residences on a 4.5 km trail. Stop at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, home to the Max Watters collection of works by influential Australian painters and impressive exhibitions throughout the year.

A great base for exploring the region, you’ll find motels and other accommodation options in town, and plenty of places to stay in the region, from luxury retreats to campgrounds. Just 15 minutes’ drive southwest of town, on the way to the vineyards of Denman, is olive oil producer Pukara Estate, which has a tasting room.


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  1. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 07 April 2018 , Denman

    The Denman Farmers Market is a genuine producers market in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on the first Saturday of the month. Located a short drive from Muswellbrook, Denman offers the best in local produce including wine, cheese, …

    07 Apr
  2. Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2018 , Denman

    Wine lovers take the opportunity to stock your cellar with some of the Hunter's best wines. Leading Upper Hunter wineries will be showcasing their wines and will be available for sale on the day. Food lovers will be able to tempt their ta…

    06 May