Rothbury, just one hour from Newcastle, is famous for the Rothbury Riots, during which police shot and killed a miner in 1929 during a demonstration over work conditions. The Rothbury Riots Monument on the Great North Walk honors the memory of this tragic event.
The Hunter Valley in New South Wales is Australia’s most visited wine region – and for good reason! With more than 150 wineries and vineyards, you can get your fix of Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc. Take a tour of the wineries (while someone else drives so you can indulge yourself), then get involved with some of the Hunter’s other activities: spend some time in an art gallery, do some shopping or have dinner at a local restaurant. If there’s one thing the Hunter does as well as wine, it’s food. The list of classy local restaurants with delicious food is a long one, and many of them have vineyard or countryside views.
If you crave a scenic escape, you’ll love Rothbury’s hotels, including a range of cottages and cabins among the farms and fields. If you’re keen to do some shopping and maybe pick up some delightful cheese, drop into Pokolbin, which has a number of shops specialising in boutique dairy. Don’t forget about all the national parks in the Hunter Valley area, like Werakata National Park in Lovedale, which has cycling and walking tracks where you can spot wildflowers and native birds.
To stay in the Hunter Valley but keep more money for wine, book your Rothbury accommodation with us. While you’re at it, pick out some cheap Newcastle flights to get you to the Hunter region for less. Cheers!
Hotels in Rothbury start at AU$111 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.