5 Places to Visit in Australia’s Hunter Region

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most well known wine growing regions. It is only located 120 kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Hunter Valley wine tours are very popular with locals and tourists. These tours can be arranged through accommodation services such as serviced apartments. Sydney is the home of many attractive areas but the Hunter is one of the most popular and convenient from the city.

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These are five of the most interesting places to visit in the Hunter region:

Newcastle, the Hunter Valley’s major city.

Newcastle is the major city of the Hunter Valley district. It is located on the north coast of New South Wales and is about two hours by car from Sydney. The city is located on the beach and has a major harbour. The harbour is a thriving port which transports much of the coal mined in the area.

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Surfing is very popular at Nobbys Head in the Newcastle area. There is a 5 kilometre coastal walk that skirts the local beaches and is a beautiful way to explore the district. Newcastle has cafes, restaurants and bars which make it an ideal stop for a visit to the Hunter Valley region.

Singleton, the gateway to wineries.

Singleton is the gateway to the Hunter Valley wine area. It is an historic town with an Infantry museum that is open to visitors. Singleton has several small cafes and is an important stop on wine tours. It is also close to Lake St Clair which is a popular fishing, camping and boating location.

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Hunter Valley Wineries

Hunter Valley wine tours are one of the most popular attractions in the Hunter Valley area. There are several famous wineries in the region and they have cellars which are open to the public. The district is filled with vineyards and an organised tour is a perfect way to visit the wineries without the responsibility of driving. The picturesque scenery is the perfect backdrop for a wine tasting tour.

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Cessnock

Cessnock is another small town in the Hunter Valley.  It has an art gallery and performing arts centre.  Cessnock is a thriving town close to the wineries. It has cafes, restaurants and guest houses and makes a perfect base for a prolonged tour of the vineyards.

Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops is a wilderness area with many popular camping spots. There are several walking treks for the dedicated hiker and small towns are dotted along the way. The area is a national park that contains many protected species of flora and fauna. It is a wonderful destination for more adventurous visitors.

The Hunter Valley region of New South Wales is a popular destination for tourists and locals. It is located close to Sydney which makes it ideal for day tours. These tours can be booked through concierges at hotels and serviced apartments. Sydney is the centre of a state blessed with many natural wonders and world heritage areas. Visiting these makes the trip to the state an unforgettable experience.

 

About the author
Tom Mallet is an Australian freelance writer and journalist. He writes extensively in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US. He’s published more than 500 articles about various topics, including the most interesting Australian adventures.





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