Hunter Valley

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Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest and most visited wine region, is a stunning vacation spot. Indulge in delectable wine and cuisine, stay in stylish accommodations, and attend exciting events. With 150 top-notch wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms, there's no shortage of wine-tasting opportunities. From being pampered at a valley day spa to playing golf at a championship course, you'll be greeted with a friendly country charm in the Hunter Valley.

Top things to do

This is wine country, so sampling the region's award-winning drops is top of the to-do list. To experience nature visit the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. For a bird's-eye view, enjoy an exhilarating balloon ride over the verdant valley and marvel at a glorious sunrise. Explore the gorgeous Hunter Valley Gardens and its themed gardens.

The towns of the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is world-class wine region and tourism destination with a number of charming towns and villages which each offer plenty to be discovered on their own or while enjoying the delights of a food and wine trail.

Cafés, restaurants and bars

The Hunter Valley has forged a reputation for high quality food using the freshest local ingredients to match its acclaimed wines. Many of the wineries double as restaurants or bars, serving delicious meals to complement their award-winning wines.


The Hunter Valley offers an enviable range of places to stay, from stylish hotels, resorts and spa retreats to country-style guesthouses and beautifully appointed bed and breakfast options. Some are nestled among the vineyards or within the wilderness of the Barrington Tops National Park, while others feature historical architecture unique to the region.


Discover an engaging cultural scene packed with special events and festivals celebrating the Hunter Valley's heritage and award-winning wine and food.

Do & See

In addition to exceptional food and wine, the Hunter Valley offers many delightful experiences and adventures. This is a place where nature is on a grand scale with extraordinary environmental diversity. And you'll find the fascinating history and lively cultural scene enchanting.


The strong local food culture has given rise to gourmet produce houses, wine education centres and weekly growers markets at townships throughout the valley.

Tourist Information

There are many ways to reach the Hunter Valley. Rent a car and enjoy the independence of exploring the region at your own pace, or relax as someone does the driving for you on a tour of the region.