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Hunter Valley Vacation Packages

Escape urban life and head to the countryside to enjoy the local produce, history and scenery of Australia’s oldest wine region.

The Hunter Valley is a must for wine lovers and foodies. The area also has excellent outdoor activities and a wealth of heritage buildings. Visit famous wine estates and vineyards, explore charming towns, hike through national parks, or spend the day in picturesque gardens in the heart of the valley.

Soon after Australia was colonized, wineries sprung up in the fertile plains of the Hunter Valley. The first settlers found that grapes thrive in this region, thanks to a climate that is comparable to the Mediterranean. Now, nearly two centuries later, the valley is a leading producer of a distinct dry white wine: semillon.

Visit some of Australia’s famous wineries and enjoy sampling the local produce as you go from estate to estate. To discover the legacy of Australia’s oldest wine region, visit Brokenwood Wines, Pepper Tree Wines or the Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. For exclusive blends, visit the cellar doors of smaller boutique wineries, such as Mistletoe and Saddler’s Creek.

Because the attractions are widespread and involve drinking, it’s recommended to book a tour of the region. Coaches leave from Sydney and pickups can also be arranged in the Hunter Valley townships and in Newcastle, the east coast city at the mouth of the Hunter River.

If you decide to rent a car instead, pick up a map of all estates at the tourist information center just north of Cessnock. This rural township in the Lower Hunter Valley is full of colonial heritage, with rustic accommodation, restaurants and bars.

To the northwest, Singleton is another great town in which to base yourself. In between lies Pokolbin, home to the Hunter Valley Gardens, a huge horticultural park with ponds and playgrounds.

Rent equipment or book an adventure tour and go hiking, fishing, mountain biking or kayaking in one of the surrounding forests. Barrington Tops National Park, north of Newcastle, is part of the treasured Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.

Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley offers a typical Australian country escape for those who appreciate the simple gifts of nature.


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£81
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale
4.2
of 5, from 198 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Lovedale hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club, Hungerford Hill, and Allandale Winery. Hunter Valley Zoo and Potters Brewery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£82
Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan

Vintage Drive, Pokolbin
4.6
of 5, from 131 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this luxury resort is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Moorebank Vineyard. Roche Estate and Tempus Two Winery are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£119
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin
3.7
of 5, from 108 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Pokolbin apartment is located in a rural location, within a 15-minute walk of Brokenwood Wines, Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, and Tempus Two Winery. Roche Estate and Lindemans Wines are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£73
Harrigan's Irish Pub & Accommodation

Harrigan's Irish Pub & Accommodation

2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
4.1
of 5, from 116 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Pokolbin motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hunter Valley Gardens, Roche Estate, and Tempus Two Winery. Brokenwood Wines and Tyrrell's Wines are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£69
Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

485 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
3.8
of 5, from 90 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Pokolbin, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Roche Estate, Tempus Two Winery, and Brokenwood Wines. Hunter Valley Gardens and Hope Estate are also within 15 minutes.

£87
Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Cnr Broke And Macdonald Road, Pokolbin
4.1
of 5, from 79 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Pokolbin motel is located in a rural location, within a 10-minute walk of Roche Estate, Hunter Valley Gardens, and Tempus Two Winery. Hope Estate and Brokenwood Wines are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hill Top Country Guest House

Hill Top Country Guest House

288 Talga Road, Lovedale
4.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Lovedale, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Allandale Winery, Moorebank Vineyard, and Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club. Hungerford Hill and Hunter Valley Zoo are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Burncroft Guest House

Burncroft Guest House

207 Talga Road, Lovedale
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Lovedale, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Allandale Winery, Moorebank Vineyard, and Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club. Hungerford Hill and Hunter Valley Zoo are also within 9 mi (15 km).

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