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Plan your Hunter Valley NSW Escape

Updated on November 2, 2016
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Travelling around Australia for the last fifty plus years, Jan T Baillie can tell you of some of her favourite places to visit.

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.

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Tourist mecca

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
  • Museums
  • Hunter Valley Gardens
  • The Walka Water Works
  • Botanical Gardens

Visit Hunter Valley Gardens online - if you can't go in person

Hunter Valley Gardens
Hunter Valley Gardens

Watch how much fun it is - to see the Hunter from a balloon


Golfer? Lots for you in River Country


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

Visit the beautiful Hunter Region of New South Wales:
Hunter Valley NSW

get directions

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

from Sydney

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!

Where do you stay in the Hunter region?

Spoiled for choice!

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Motel
  • Historic cottage
  • Refurbished convent
  • Settlers cottage
  • Hotel
  • Golf resort
  • Winery
  • Caravan
  • Mobile home
  • Self-contained cottages
  • Old family home
  • Terrace house
  • Five star hotel
  • Resort
  • City hotel
  • Country hotel
  • Farmstay

Eaglereach Resort - In the Hunter Valley

What's to eat in the Hunter Valley?

Anything from burgers to fine dining

  • Vegetarian
  • Fish and chips
  • Hamburgers
  • 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
  • Macdonald's
  • Italian food
  • Indian food
  • Turkish food
  • KFC

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


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