When most people think of the Hunter Region, they think of wine. And while some of Australia’s most exceptional wines are produced here, there is so much more to discover about the Hunter Region.
The Hunter’s proximity to Sydney makes it ideal for a weekend escape, but there is plenty to keep you occupied for a week or longer. Other exciting holiday destinations to explore include Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Barrington Tops and Newcastle, all within easy reach of the vineyards.
Wine is the Hunter’s drawcard, and you will not be disappointed by what Australia’s oldest wine region has to offer. Cruise from cellar door to cellar door, seek out a small boutique winery or book in a private vineyard tour. However you choose to experience the Hunter, you will be treated to world-class wines, award-winning restaurants and a local population who love to share their produce and their stories with visitors.
If you need a break from the wineries (there are more than 150!), head out on a day trip to one of the surrounding towns or get out and explore the natural beauty of the region. For those who like to keep active, there are a number of impressive golf courses, excellent bushwalking tracks, mountain bike tours, kayaking, white water adventures, as well as family-friendly activities like miniature golf and go-karting.
The Hunter also has a rich history, and there are many significant Aboriginal sites in the area. Booking a tour with an indigenous guide is the best way to see the rock art and engravings and learn about the culture of the area.