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PokolbinAustralia

This rural village in the heart of the Hunter Valley offers wine tours, family-friendly gardens and farm visits against the backdrop of the Brokenback Mountains.

Pokolbin is a rural area north of the city of Cessnock and has been the central village of the Hunter Valley’s wine industry for nearly two centuries. The region is famous for its local produce so be sure to include visits to the area’s vineyards, breweries, olive farms and cheese factories. After a day outdoors, dine in quality restaurants to sample some of the best food in the area.

Pokolbin is a popular destination for those seeking a rural holiday experience within driving distance of Australia’s big cities on the east coast. Local accommodation options range from charming bed and breakfast rooms and luxury resorts with pools, to cabins in vineyards.

There is a championship golf course for sporty visitors while art lovers will enjoy the landscape paintings and sculptures in the local galleries.

Of course, the Hunter Valley is most popular because of its quality Australian wine. This is the birthplace of the nation’s wine industry and nowadays Pokolbin is surrounded by more than a dozen quality wineries and vineyards.

Visit boutique vineyards, like Saddler’s Creek or Mistletoe, or larger export wineries like Pepper Tree. Because nearly all cellar doors are in a rural setting, the area is best explored by car. You can pick up a map and brochures at the tourist information centre on the road to Cessnock to find out which wineries and farms suit your interests. For a fun and informative gourmet experience with a group and chauffeur, join the winery and lunch tours leaving from Sydney, Newcastle or Cessnock.

While in Pokolbin, don’t miss the Hunter Valley Gardens in the centre of town. Walk through the tranquil gardens and have lunch or a beer in the Irish pub. Let the children roam free in the Storybook Garden, where they can come face-to-face with world-famous nursery rhyme characters and listen to their stories.

Pokolbin is located 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Cessnock and can be reached by car or bus. Rover Coaches has a regular bus service that connects the two towns.

Top hotels in Pokolbin

Chateau Elan
Chateau Elan
5 out of 5
Vintage Drive, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is AU$174 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.

Situated in the historical district, this luxury resort is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and within 3 miles (5 km) of Moorebank Vineyard and Lucy's Run. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"Fantastic place . Lovely fireplace and delightful views across the golf course. Definitely would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2021

Chateau Elan
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
4 out of 5
15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is AU$204 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.

Situated in a rural location, this romantic aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Brokenwood Wines and Tempus Two Winery. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,664 reviews)

"Great location. Spacious apartment. Golf course attached to resort which was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
4.5 out of 5
336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$236 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

This family-friendly Pokolbin hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hanging Tree Wines, Saddlers Creek Wines and Usher Tinkler Wines. Ben ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"The hotel itself is beautiful, luxurious and well equipped with basketball and tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and spa and pigs & piglets to feed. But it really is the staff that make it - they were so accomodating friendly & helpful! Thank you for making our first holiday with our little one ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Pokolbin

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
4 out of 5
15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is AU$204 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.

Situated in a rural location, this romantic aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Brokenwood Wines and Tempus Two Winery. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,664 reviews)

"Great location. Spacious apartment. Golf course attached to resort which was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Hunter Valley
Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Hunter Valley
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Vintage Road & McDonalds Drive, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is AU$251 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Situated in a rural location, this luxury aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and within 3 miles (5 km) of Moorebank Vineyard and Lucy's Run. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (335 reviews)

"Great location set in the beautiful estate of the vineyards. Nice pool, tennis, and the hunter valley to visit"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2020

Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage Hunter Valley
H Boutique Hotel
H Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
770 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.

Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bimbadgen Estate and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hope Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens. Moorebank ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Modern premises, quiet and central. Enjoyed our stay here."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

H Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Pokolbin

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar. 2020

Love the place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb. 2020

Great place to spend the weekend

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Feb. 2020

Pokolbin is such a special place. Great restaurants outstanding service and friendly faces at every vineyard we visited

5/5 - Excellent

Maan

3 Feb. 2020

Great variety of wineries. Even the organic wines in close proxitmity

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Jan. 2020

It was ok. I thought dining options were limited.

5/5 - Excellent

Omar

27 Jan. 2020

Always quiet, the perfect place to rest

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