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Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.
Consider protecting your Hunter Valley trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a Hunter Valley package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.
Most Hunter Valley hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Hunter Valley trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.
The Hunter Valley is a must for wine lovers and foodies. The area also has excellent outdoor activities and a wealth of heritage buildings. Visit famous wine estates and vineyards, explore charming towns, hike through national parks, or spend the day in picturesque gardens in the heart of the valley.
Soon after Australia was colonised, wineries sprung up in the fertile plains of the Hunter Valley. The first settlers found that grapes thrive in this region, thanks to a climate that is comparable to the Mediterranean. Now, nearly two centuries later, the valley is a leading producer of a distinct dry white wine: semillon.
Visit some of Australia’s famous wineries and enjoy sampling the local produce as you go from estate to estate. To discover the legacy of Australia’s oldest wine region, visit Brokenwood Wines, Pepper Tree Wines or the Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. For exclusive blends, visit the cellar doors of smaller boutique wineries, such as Mistletoe and Saddler’s Creek.
Because the attractions are widespread and involve drinking, it’s recommended to book a tour of the region. Coaches leave from Sydney and pickups can also be arranged in the Hunter Valley townships and in Newcastle, the east coast city at the mouth of the Hunter River.
If you decide to rent a car instead, pick up a map of all estates at the tourist information centre just north of Cessnock. This rural township in the Lower Hunter Valley is full of colonial heritage, with rustic accommodation, restaurants and bars.
To the northwest, Singleton is another great town in which to base yourself. In between lies Pokolbin, home to the Hunter Valley Gardens, a huge horticultural park with ponds and playgrounds.
Rent equipment or book an adventure tour and go hiking, fishing, mountain biking or kayaking in one of the surrounding forests. Barrington Tops National Park, north of Newcastle, is part of the treasured Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley offers a typical Australian country escape for those who appreciate the simple gifts of nature.
A fantastic place to stay in the middle of the Hunter Valley. The apartment we had was quite a way from the main centre but this is only a minor issue. The apartment was just as described, clean and functional. First floor, overlooking the great vistas of the valley and in the morning had many 'Roos' ...
The property is starting to be a bit dated, but we enjoyed our stay.
Beautiful gardens, lovely old fashioned exterior to buildings with classy, modern interior.
Friendly staff, with good facilities for couples and families. Located close to some popular vineyards
Great that we could get connecting rooms. Also appreciated that our request of a balcony could be facilitated. I so very much appreciated that they rang me afterwards to advise they found my partner’s watch and offered to post it back to me at a nominal fee. Amazing service.
What a gorgeous hideaway! Roomy, modern and Uber comfy bed! Very clean and spacious room, nice little kitchenette and lovely living room that overlooked the well-maintained grounds. We loved our stay! Only opportunity for improvement was we were unable to connect to WiFi but it wasn’t a showstopper ...