The Hunter Valley is one of the most popular destinations for visitors, 2 hours’ drive via M1 motorway from Sydney, and it is Australia’s oldest wine region. There are plenty of things to do here from winery tours to farmers markets and dining at great restaurants.

On the way to Hunter Valley
On the way to Hunter Valley

The route is filled with green, and the highways run between sandstone hills, streams, and creeks.  The serenity kicks in quickly, once you’ve left the city behind, the mindset of enjoying the country sets right in, and will prepare you for your first cellar door visit.

Fresh Fruits at Hunter Valley
Fresh Fruits at Hunter Valley
Strawberries, why not?
Strawberries, why not?

Landscapes in Hunter Valley

Enjoying the view at Hunter Valley
Enjoying the view at Hunter Valley
Around Hunter Valley
Around Hunter Valley
Random Pond at Hunter Valley
Random Pond at Hunter Valley
Horse Farm at Hunter Valley
Horse Farm at Hunter Valley

Wines at Hunter Valley

No trip to Hunter Valley is complete without a signature winery tour, with its temperate climate and 150-year history, the region is most famously known for its Semillon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz.

Lindeman's Hunter Valley Cellar Door
Lindeman’s Hunter Valley Cellar Door
Winery tour at Hunter Valley
Winery tour at Hunter Valley
Inside the Winery
Inside the Winery
Pick your wine
Pick your wine
Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley

How to Get There

Situated 250 kilometers from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is only a short drive 2-hour drive. You can also fly direct to Newcastle from the major east coast airports with prices starting from approximately $250. Coach and rail travel is a unique way to see the countryside and these services usually depart from Sydney, Maitland, Newcastle or other surrounding areas.

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Final Thoughts

The Hunter Valley boasts over 150 world class wineries, picturesque landscapes in abundance. If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, look to the country charm of the Hunter.

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