Think of the Hunter Valley and a vision is conjured of a day spent among the vineyards enjoying a tasting or two, then relaxing fireside with a premium wine from the day’s outing.
Delve into the wineries of Pokolbin, one of the main vineyard areas, and take a backstage tour to learn the secrets of winemaking. You can hire a bike in Pokolbin to explore, take a horse-drawn carriage, or early risers can drift gently over the vines in a hot air balloon.
Wine is in abundance, yet there is more on the menu than you may think: ripe cheeses, sculptures, flawlessly landscaped gardens crammed with blooming flowers and historical townships just perfect for an afternoon of exploring.
You can meander through Maitland’s elegant heritage precincts or visit historic Morpeth, Australia’s oldest river port. The small country township of Barrington Tops, featuring rugged mountains, gorges and dense forest, is a lure for horseback riders, bushwalkers and off-road touring — all reached in less than two hours from Sydney.
Suggested itinerary featuring Hunter Valley
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Hunter Valley, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Hunter Valley
- Port Stephens 75 kilometers away
- Sydney 123 kilometers away
- The Blue Mountains 141 kilometers away
- Kangaroo Valley 231 kilometers away
- Jervis Bay 270 kilometers away
- Bellingen 299 kilometers away
- Coffs Coast 313 kilometers away
- Coffs Harbour 325 kilometers away
- Tilba Tilba 413 kilometers away
- New South Wales 416 kilometers away
- Bermagui 423 kilometers away
- The Sapphire Coast 445 kilometers away
- Merimbula 477 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Hunter Valley
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Hunter Valley. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.