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Plan your Hunter Valley NSW Escape
Come for a holiday in River Country
Travel to Australia's famous wine country, the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, where there's much more than wine to delight you.
Historical buildings — both public and private, antique shopping, boutique shopping, festivals, top class accommodation, and so much more.
See breathtaking scenery, travel by car, limousine, coach, plane, or Harley, the choice is yours.
Come and see us soon.
The Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia, is full of fascinating places to visit, and many things to do.
Delicious food, tourist attractions, some of the world's finest wines, in short, you'll have a wonderful trip if you visit River Country.
What's to do in the Hunter Valley?
Why would you want to visit?
So much to do that I know you'll enjoy
- Historic buildings to visit or to stay in.
- Festivals like Steamfest
- Cheese tasting
- Chocolate tasting
- Panoramic views
- Wine tasting
- Soar aloft in a balloon
- Snow in winter on Barrington Tops
- 4x4 tracks to try
- Great shopping
- Fabulous food in the restaurants
- Art galleries
- Artisan's galleries
- See the Weird and Wonderful Teapot Festival
- Hunter Valley Gardens
- The Walka Water Works
- Botanical Gardens
Must see: Hunter Valley Gardens. Too big to see it all in one visit!
- Hunter Valley Gardens
Spanning over 60 acres, be amazed by the sensational sights, colours, and fragrances of the ten stunning feature gardens. Hunter Valley Gardens caters for Weddings, Functions, Events, Group Bookings and Accommodation
Visit Hunter Valley Gardens online - if you can't go in person
Float over the Hunter Valley in a hot air balloon
- Hunter Valley | Balloon Flights | Balloon Aloft
Hunter Valley Balloon Flights over the Hunter Valley - Australia's premier vineyard region - offers the perfect backdrop for the flight of a lifetime.
Watch how much fun it is - to see the Hunter from a balloon
Travel in style, in a chauffer driven limo
- Hunter Valley Wine Country Limousines - Boutique Private Tours - About Us
Wine Country Limousines offer premuim private tours and tastings in the Hunter Valley Region. Cars are also available for weddings and events.
Hunter Valley Steamfest - a festival of steam trains
- Hunter Valley Steamfest
Hunter Valley Steamfest 2010 will be held on 17 & 18 April Hunter Valley Steamfest has activities to cater for all, whether young or old, enthusiast or a family just looking for a fun day out, there is something for everyone. 2010 Hunter Valley
- Tiger Moth Scenic Flight, Hunter Valley - NSW : Gift Ideas from FreemanX
A tiger moth joy flight is one of a kind; enjoy your special flight as you fly over the beautiful Hunter Valley region. You will no doubt talk about your tiger moth flight for years to come.
Golfer? Lots for you in River Country
...and Many More Than These Few!
- Maitland Golf Club - Easts Leisure and Golf
Maitland Golf Course is considered to be one of the best in NSW outside the metropolitan area. Easts Leisure and Golf offers panoramic views over the golf course, dining, TAB, Keno, function and pro-shop facilities, a gym and a 18-hole golf course.
- Cypress Lakes Golf Resort
Cypress Lakes Resort (Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia), Hunter Valley
- Gum Tree Heaven - Barrington Tops - Hunter, NSW
Gum Tree Heaven - A place of blessing. Luxury 4Star lodge. Magnificent views, bushland,wildlife. 2 hrs from Sydney.
Weird and Wonderful
Novelty Teapot Exhibition
Morpeth in August run over two weeks, every day, at Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green Street.
Ph 02 4933 1407. All teapots are for sale.
Two weeks of visual extravaganza featuring the amazing creativity of teapot makers from all over Australia and around the world. And the best part is... it's all FREE.
In 2009, a staggering 3,524 teapots were on their way from every state in Australia and from overseas.
Where is the Hunter Valley?
In New South Wales, Australia
How to get there by plane
from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane
You can fly into Newcastle Airport and from there you will be picked up by your hotel bus. Or you can hire a car at the airport and drive yourself, so that you are free to go where you want.
How to get there by train
from Sydney, Brisabane or Newcastle
Countrylink trains leave from Sydney Central railway and travel between Sydney and Brisbane daily.
Depart from the train at Maitland or Singleton, and arrange with your accommodation provider for pick-up to take you to where you are staying.
How to get there by car
Head north out of Sydney, following the signs to Newcastle.
You will travel on the F3 Freeway, a fast road — toll free, and get to the Hunter Region in about one and a half hours.
Ask your hire car company for a map of the region and she'll be apples!
- Harley Davidson Trike Rides & Tours Sydney :: Troll Tours
Explore the Hunter Valley on a Troll Tours trike. They provide great trikes tours and Harley Davidson motorbike tours of Sydney & the outer Sydney area.
Where do you stay in the Hunter region?
Spoiled for choice!
- Bed & Breakfast
- Historic cottage
- Refurbished convent
- Settlers cottage
- Golf resort
- Mobile home
- Self-contained cottages
- Old family home
- Terrace house
- Five star hotel
- City hotel
- Country hotel
- Hunter Valley Accommodation - Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley NSW Australia
Hunter Valley Luxury Hotel Accommodation. Peppers Convent offers luxury accommodation, in the heart of New South Wales' Hunter Valley wine country, just two hours drive from Sydney.
- The Carriages Boutique Hotel
We think you’re going to love this place. It’s a boutique hotel with 10 rooms, set on an award-winning vineyard. In winter enjoy a roaring log-fire, a squashy sofa, a smooth bottle of wine. On warm days wander through French doors into the garden, d
Stay in a pretty country cottage at Morpath
- Merridys at Morpeth - Morpeth Hunter Valley Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Merridy's at Morpeth is a boutique Bed and Breakfast offering quality accommodation in the heart of the hunter. Enjoy a fully cooked breakfast when you stay in the gold or silver room.
Stay in the Aussie bush, close to nature
- Eaglereach Wilderness Resort, Hunter Valley Accommodation
Eaglereach Wilderness Resort is a world class, although uniquely Australian nature based resort with over 4 square kilometres of natural bushland and an amazing variety of flora and fauna. This Hunter Valley accommodation is perched on a mountaintop
Eaglereach Resort - In the Hunter Valley
Luxury awaits you at Warrawong Estate
- Warraroong Estate - Hunter Valley Vineyard & Luxury Group Accommodations
Warraroong Estate located in the Hunter Valley is a boutique vineyard and winery which produces high quality varietal wines that will demonstrate the distinctiveness of the Lovedale area.
- Majors Lane Restaurant, Majors Lane Cooking School, Lovedale Smokehouse - Cooking Class, Smoked, Cor
Majors Lane Restaurant, Majors Lane Cooking School, Lovedale Smokehouse cooking class
- EMMA'S COTTAGE VINEYARD
Emma's Cottage Vineyard is located in the Lovedale region, the heart of the famous Hunter Valley, only 2 hours drive from Sydney, Australia. Pack a picnic, buy Emma's Wine and have lunch in the vineyard, or stay in country Hunter Valley accommodatio
What's to eat in the Hunter Valley?
Anything from burgers to fine dining
- Fish and chips
- Thai food
- Malaysian food
- Chinese food
- Japanese food
- Nouvelle cuisine
- A la carte meals
- Old-fashioned English style food
- Vietnamese food
- Australian food
- Bush tucker
- Italian food
- Indian food
- Turkish food
Fine country dining - in East Maitland
- The Old George & Dragon Restaurant
In an old coaching inn in East Maitland, this is one of the finest country restaurants in the state. This stylish upmarket restaurant also offers superior overnight accommodation. The food has an Anglo/French bias and incorporates the best of local p
- Buttai Barn - Welcome to the Hunter Valley's favourite Bush Barn
Buttai Barn is Newcastle and the Hunter Valley's favourite Bush Barn, with great Aussie food, live entertainment and traditional bush dancing.
Armchair travel is OK
but you can't beat the real thing!
Come and see my part of the world.
I know you'll love it!
© 2009 Jan T Urquhart Baillie