• Phillippa Sutton

Around the Hunter Valley Vineyards and Wineries

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Stay a little longer… and discover some of the Hunter’s other secrets. After you’ve enjoyed our fine wine and food experiences, you can take a day trip to neighbouring Newcastle, Port Stephens or the Central Coast and relax on a beautiful sandy beach. If hiking through the rainforest is more your thing, the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park is a scenic drive north. Then there’s the Upper Hunter, famous for its impressive horse studs, Lake Macquarie for boating and fishing, and the historic country city of Maitland to explore. You’re spoilt for choice.


Newcastle, Australia's seventh largest city is located just 45 minutes drive from Hunter Valley and is bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches.


Beach, lake and mountains - Lake Macquarie, a unique city located on the shores of one of the largest coastal salt-water lakes in the southern hemisphere.


A delightful mix of heritage, country charm and modern sophistication combine to make Singleton, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, an intriguing getaway destination. Singleton is home to all the pursuits you would expect from this region and a few unexpected surprises to keep you entertained, relaxed and inspired.


Made up of a patchwork of places, townships, colourful communities and immense history. Located just 20 minutes drive from Hunter Valley, explore the various destinations on offer you will notice the uniqueness and warmth which makes Maitland, the wonderful area it is. On arrival to the area, adventure, exploration, indulgence and relaxation await you.


Port Stephens is known for its nature and abundance of aquatic and land activities on its uncrowded sandy beaches, sheltered bays and unspoilt national parks. Located just 1 hours drive from Hunter Valley, the aquatic reserves in and around Port Stephens are unparralled in terms of beauty, variety and ease.


Dungog Shire is renowned for its forests, mountains and picturesque river villages. It is bordered in the north by the Barrington Tops plateau, which is part of the Great Dividing Range.


Whether you're seeking relaxation, a family-fun packed stay or craving adrenalin fuelled adventure - the Great Lakes is the perfect holiday destination to visit all year round.


Come on up to Upper Hunter Country and find yourself amongst wilderness areas, distinctive wineries, world class horse studs, historical homesteads, vibrant wildlife and good old fashioned country hospitality. Lying just north-west of Newcastle and south of Tamworth, Upper Hunter Country is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.


Surrounded by stunning scenery and fresh coastal air, the Central Coast is home to a number of picturesque towns and villages including Umina Beach, The Entrance, Avoca Beach, Terrigal and Ettalong Beach. With an abundance of natural beauty, beaches and fantastic restaurants, take a walk through lush bushland, kayak or canoe in the region's gentle waters or follow one of the many cycle paths that weave their way through the area.

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