Stay in our Hunter Valley accommodation, and experience fine wine and fresh produce, historic townships and amazing National Parks, all just two hours' drive north of Sydney. More than just a popular food and wine region, the varied landscapes of the Hunter offer plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. You can choose your own adventure, from easy bushwalking to serious hiking, camping out, or mountain biking. The Hunter could be just the spot for the whole tribe to chill out.
Besides wine tasting at over 120 cellar doors and wineries, there is heaps to do while staying in our Hunter Valley accommodation: Appreciate the scenic beauty of the vineyards from a hot air balloon; join a gourmet cooking, or a food-and-wine-matching course; go bushwalking in the Yengo or Mount Royal national parks; and see Aboriginal rock painting at Milbrodale.
Our Cessnock accommodation, makes a perfect base from which to explore the Hunter Valley. While you are there be sure to visit the Richmond Main Mining Museum, Historic Marthaville Arts and Crafts Centre, and the Convict Trail, which was the original road from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, hand built by 3000 convicts. Stay in our Singleton accommodation and see the historic collection of weaponry and memorabilia at the Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum, go fishing on beautiful Lake St Clair, visit Bulgar Creek and see the ancient Aboriginal cave paintings of Baiame, and visit Rose Point Park and see one of the world's largest sundials.
Stay in our Pokolbin accommodation and explore this village in the centre of the Lower Hunter Valley wine region. There are a number of experiences not to be missed while in Pokolbin: Sample the handmade white mould and washed rind cheeses for which the town is renowned; visit the 25 hectare Hunter Valley Gardens, which features 12 themed gardens; and tour the area's boutique wineries in a horse-drawn carriage. Discover one of Australia's most historic towns, by staying in our Maitland accommodation. Set on the Hunter River, Maitland was Australia's largest inland town in the early 19th century as it was the commercial centre of the prosperous Hunter River agricultural area. Stroll down Church Street and see the beautifully preserved sandstone buildings, tour the infamous Maitland Gaol, visit Grossmann House, and see the fine Gothic Revival church, Saint Mary’s Anglican Church.
Stay in our Morpeth accommodation and explore this historic river port which is National Trust-classified. Located on the Hunter River, upstream from Newcastle, Morpeth was founded in the 1820s and was an important inland trading port until 1890. Today the historic shopfronts and wharves are still intact and offer a fascinating glimpse into Australia's past. Meanwhile,
Lake Macquarie, with its ocean beaches and nearby Watagans National Park, provides plenty of action and adventure holiday fun. The list of things to do is long: bushwalking, snorkelling, horse riding, surfing, canoeing, boating and fishing.
Stay in our Hunter Valley hotels in March and April and experience the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival, which features open air concerts, street parties and art exhibitions, as well as wine tasting and gourmet food. Or visit the area in October and attend the Opera in the Vineyards and Jazz in the Vines festivals. If you're planning a romantic escape why not check out our range of Hunter Valley cabins or Hunter Valley resorts.