Hunter is a region in New South Wales directly to the north of Sydney. Is is also often referred to as the 'Hunter Valley'.


Other destinations


The Hunter is a popular region to the north of Sydney that provide rest and relaxation away from the big city. It is famous for both its vineyards and its coastal areas.

The Hunter Valley is well known rest and relaxation destination for hard working Sydney people, and a good destination for tourists who want a change of scene from Australia's largest city. The main industries in the Hunter Region are coal mining, agriculture, viticulture and wine making, tourism, horse breeding, electricity production, dairy farming and beef cattle farming. The Hunter Region is one of Australia's most famous wine-growing regions, known for both its red and white wine varieties.

Get in

By train

Newcastle is about 2.5 hours from Sydney central station. Outside of here, most of the region is difficult to tour without a car.

By plane

Newcastle has its own domestic airport, with regular flights from other Australian destinations. There are flight connections to Sydney, although the time spent getting to Sydney airport, checking in and flying rarely makes this an attractive option.

Get around

There are regional train services between Newcastle and Maitland.


Wineries in the Hunter Valley

Grape vines in the Hunter Valley

. Tours generally visit multiple destinations in the Hunter Valley region, and hence they are listed here:

The Hunter Valley is a major wine growing region in Australia. Tours of vineyards and wine tasting tours are a huge industry. A number of local operators run tours of wineries:

In addition, there are several tours that set off from Sydney for day trips or weekend-long visits to the Hunter Valley wineries:

Natural Attractions


Most wineries offer excellent restaurants to go with your wine tasting

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