Hunter Valley Links

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Getting from A to B is easy. We’ve developed a number of options, so you always know where you are and can get where you want to go.


Over Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow the A1 (Pacific Highway) towards Hornsby. Before Hornsby (at Wahroonga) take the M1 (Pacific Motorway) north towards Newcastle and take one of three exits to the Hunter Valley Vineyards.

ROUTE 1: After 120km (1 hour 15 mins), exit the M1 at the Newcastle Interchange and take the M15 (Hunter Expressway) and follow the M15 until you reach the Lovedale Road exit (24km), the Wine Country Drive exit (36km) or the Hermitage Road exit (48km).

ROUTE 2: After 100km (1 hour), exit the M1 at the B82 (Freemans Drive) exit ramp and follow the signs along the B82 to Cessnock/Hunter Valley Vineyards.

ROUTE 3: After 40km (20 minutes), exit the M1 (Pacific Motorway) at the Calga Interchange (Peats Ridge) and follow Tourist Drive 33 (TD33). This route will take you through scenic mountains and into the Hunter Valley at the historic town of Wollombi.

For up to date traffic details visit Live Traffic NSW


Experience the freedom of travelling by coach. Click here to view several local & Sydney based tour operators that pick up & and drop off from Sydney. For a public coach, Rover Coaches can pick up from Morisset Train Station & they match their transfers with the train timetable. For more information on getting to the Hunter Valley by train, see below.


Two ways to travel to the Hunter Valley by train:

  • Cityrail service to Maitland or Morisset with connecting buses from each of these stations to Cessnock.  From Cessnock it is 20 min (approx) taxi ride to your desired location in Wine Country.

  • Countrylink express service (7 stops) from Sydney Central to Singleton Station. From Singleton it is 20 min (approx) taxi ride to your desired location in Wine Country. 

For train timetables:

  • Cityrail to Maitland or Morisset - click here

  • Countrylink express service to Singleton - click here. For information on connecting taxi call 02 6572 1133. For information on an all inclusive train package with transfers - click here


If you are travelling in style (or can afford to!), Cessnock Airport is the closest airport, based in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. However it is accessible by private charter & helicopters only.  For domestic flights, Newcastle Airport is approximately 45 minutes drive from Hunter Valley Wine Country. Flights depart from Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane & Melbourne daily direct to Newcastle. 



We support the following businesses

Sutton Estate Hunter Valley

Offering the Wine Escape Room, Electric Bike Wine Tours, and soon to offer the Hunter Valley Smash Room and you can even stay onsite for your activities. Up to 9 guests. 

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Close to Golf Course. Amenities - 10/10. Location - 10/10. Perfect place to stay and offers mid week specials you can't beat. We have bikes available at the Leisure Inn for Wine Tours.

Hunters Dream Estate

Discover the unforgettable tranquility and beauty of the Hunter Valley wine estate owned and managed by renowned health care company, Nature's Care 

Wine Escape Room

Want the best fun activity, that's wine based and you get to taste wine? You have found it at the Wine Escape Room.

Hunter Valley Guide

Download the Free Hunter Valley Guide App where you can find the best wineries, restaurants and things to do in the area. You can also book your Accommodation and even Flights.

Hunter Valley Guide New Web Site

Visit our new web site that has the same capabilities as the app but in web site form. 

Aqua Golf - Golf to the Max

Looking for a great thing to do - Try Aqua Golf and Putt Putt Golf 

Sutton Estate Electric Bike Hire

Tour the vineyards in electric bike style for your next wine tour. Best way to tour the Hunter Valley

Blueberry Hill Cellar Door

It has been growing quality fruit for over 50 years, we craft boutique wines from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir & Shiraz vines surrounding our Cellar Door

Nuleaf Retreat

This luxurious  boutique resort is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country in Pokolbin, with heated pool, spa, gym classes, massages and beautician available. 

Meera Park Wines

We are Hunter Valley "terroirists"; specializing in individual vineyard Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, sourced from unique vineyard sites, each being quite different, the wines expressing clearly where they are from. 

Brokenwood Wine

Our stunning new cellar door, is the largest complex in the Hunter Valley wine region, covering 1,400 square metres. Featuring unique circular tasting 'pods', an expansive outdoor terrace with views over the Hunter Valley.

Smelly Cheese Shop

Established in 2002, Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese has three retail stores within New South Wales. Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese is the place to stock up on local, Australian and imported Artisan Cheese, Gourmet Delights, Gelato, Cured meats and accompaniments

McGuigan Wines

Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley on the corner of Broke and McDonalds Roads. Our knowledgable and friendly cellar door staff will guide you through a tasting of McGuigan wines from the always popular Black Label to exclusive labels such as Cellar Select and our very special Personal Reserve.

Mistletoe Wines

Established by the current owners in 1989 Mistletoe is a unique, boutique, family owned and operated winery. Also has a great sculpture garden.

Hunter Valley Cheese Company

The Hunter Valley Cheese Factory is a purpose built operating cheese factory, maturation & tasting rooms which commenced production in 1995 to fulfil the tourism desire for regional produce to compliment the already vibrant winemaking & cellar doors of the Hunter Valley.

Hart and Hunter

Boutique Winery & Cellar Door located in the Hunter Valley with an emphasis on Single Vineyard Wines.

Yellow Billy Restaurant

Food over fire, and designed to share! A great lunch or dinner choice we recommend. 

Thomas Wines

Andrew Thomas Wines specialises in the signature varieties of the Hunter Valley, Semillon & Shiraz.

Eclectic Wines

Eclectic wines are based in the oldest wine growing region of Australia, The Hunter Valley. We have a small range of wines for tasting and sale at our own cellars.

Two Fat Blokes - Gourmet Kitchen and Wine Tours
Hunter Valley wine tours with unique tasting experiences. Great lunch menu and cheese and wine pairing is a must try. 



The Worthington Family specialise in single vineyard wines that truly reflect the seasonality and terroir of the Hunter.

Misty Glen Wines

Visit Misty Glen and try some of our fabulous wines in a relaxed atmosphere amongst the vines

Muse Kitchen - Kieth Tulloch Wine - Dine
Family run Kieth Tulloch Winery, Muse Kitchen offers excellent food, amazing wine tasting on the balcony and try the chocolate shop.


Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Located in Central Pokolbin neighboured by the vineyards of Brokenwood, Tamburlaine, Pokolbin Estate, Audrey Wilkinson, Roche Estate (formerly known as Tempus Two) and Hunter Valley Gardens, and we have electric bikes for hire there. 

Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley Resort - Pokolbin
Highly recommend the beer, wine tasting, restaurant, dessert bar, heavenly hunter massage and gourmet produce.


Red Door Collective

Where comfort and style meet five-star luxury. Where award-winning wine is paired with fresh local produce. And where good old-fashioned hospitality makes you feel like you’re at home.

Hunter Distillery
Award winning gin, vodka, liqueurs and schnapps and the coffee schnapps is unbelievable!

Scarborough Wine Co
A family owned amazing winery. A very memorable setting for tastings.

Piggs Peake Wines
The reds at this winery are exceptional. A must see on the bikes if you like red wine and you will be amazed.

Tintilla Estate
Our guests love the Rose' and gourmet produce. Highly recommend. Beautiful location. Best cheese and meat platters.

Hunter Valley Resort

We have electric bikes available at the Hunter Resort also for your next wine tour. 

Wombat Crossing Vineyard

Visit us and enjoy an unhurried, personalised tasting of our premium single vineyard wines. We grow Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, using only the fruit we grow on our property.