NSW Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine growing districts and also a varied and interesting tourist region in New South Wales. This is the oldest wine grape growing area of Australia and is still home to many pioneering families that set up home in the 1850s. Relax and rejuvenate besides a log fire in winter or by a sparkling pool in summer. Breathe fresh country air and enjoy the panorama of Hunter Valley Wine Countries vineyards, mountains and valleys from your Hunter Valley Accommodation.
Whether you’re a lover of wine and great food, an enthusiast of natural beauty and wildlife, or a keen golfer, or just after a weekend away, the Hunter Valley has it all. It all begins just two hours by car from Sydney, Locals, interstate visitors and overseas tourists have enjoyed this fabulous region for years.
Enjoy a great day exploring this wonderful Hunter Valley region, tasting superb wines, sampling olive products and tasting hand made chocolates with a stop for lunch at one of the Hunter Valley’s excellent cafes. Lindemans, Tyrells and Tullock are just some of the names to look out for while driving along country lanes.
Perhaps you’re looking for a weekend away from the city, or wish to sample the wine grown from the many vineyards, then the Hunter Valley is the destination you’ve been looking for. Visit some of the 80 wineries located in the Hunter Valley, sample the finest cuisine in the state outside Sydney, stay in beautiful country hotels and guesthouses, go aloft in a hot air balloon at dawn.
Hunter Valley Accommodation
Hunter Valley accommodation centers around the region of Pokolbin and the Lovedale area. Some accommodation is at resorts such as Cyprus Lakes or the Vintage, other intimate guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and self contained cottages. Aside from hotels in the Hunter Valley, you can also check into a Hunter Valley motel or rent one of a long list of charming cottages or sprawling houses and bundle family and friends in for a self-catered holiday stay.
Weekend stays are very popular for all Hunter Valley accommodation with Sydney only a 2-hour drive away. Pre-booking, especially for weekends is essential.
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Highlights of The Hunter Valley
From accommodation to concerts and events, the cellar door and wine tastings, world class courses
Concerts and Events
f an outdoor concert isn’t on your bucket list you need to add it now! The Hunter Valley is the favourite destination for many of the world’s best known performers… Springsteen, Sting, The Eagles, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Cold Chisel… need we go on? They’re all lured by the stunning vineyard backdrop, great wines and country hospitality.
Hunter Valley Produce
From wines, cheese
PLaces to Stay
Stay warm and cozy infront of fireplace
Relax together with flat screen and Austar service
Cellar Door and Wine Tastings
Taste some of world’s most outstanding wines in the Hunter Valley.
World Class Golf
From world-class golf resorts to delightful local courses, there are plenty of options in the Hunter Valley for all levels of experience.
Musical Concerts and Events
Concerts – from major headliners through to small community sing-a-longs… the Hunter Valley offers a range of concerts to suit every musical taste.
Over the years international acts from Eric Clapton to Fleetwood Mac, Cat Stevens, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen have played to huge audiences at the Hope Estate
Enjoying eating out in Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley is a Disneyland of wineries and you can easily spend a week in Pokolbin trying to get to them all. If you like steak, cheese, semillon and shiraz (pronounced “sem-eh-lon” and “sirrah” in the local wine dialect) then you’re in for a ripper of a time. Here are some of our favourites.
Wine Tasting and Cellar Doors
There’s a good chance you have a cellar door schedule organised, but, just for the record, favourites of goodfood.com.au include Audrey Wilkinson for the views, Brokenwood Wines for the Graveyard shiraz and friendly staff, Harkam for drops made with minimal intervention and Lake’s Folly for chardonnay. The list goes on! Tyrrell’s Wines for its history and Vat 1, Tulloch for a verdelho on the verandah, De Iuliis Wines for the Steven Vineyard shiraz, Piggs Peake for its Werewolf (Zinfandel), McLeish Estate for knockout semillon and Leogate for the Basin Reserve shiraz and black angus steaks dry-aged on site. Phew. There are a lot of cellar doors in the Hunter Valley.
Activities and what to do
The Hunter Valley has a range of activities suitable for families and children. If you’re seeking to break up your day or entertain the kids, this is a list which should provide hours of entertainment.
Golf Hunter Valley Style
Tee off at beautiful golf courses in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and only two hours’ drive north of Sydney. You’ll be delighted with the range of championship and nine-hole courses in picturesque surroundings, some with glorious views of vineyards and mountain ranges.
The region is home to a number of golf clubs and world-class resorts offering superb facilities and challenging courses. There are stay-and-play packages and plenty of things to do off the course, including tours of vineyards, hot air balloon rides and dining in quality restaurants.