How to get to the Hunter Valley
There are many different ways to get to the Hunter Valley & different routes. Here are some options:
Self Drive from Sydney
Over Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow the A1 (Pacific Highway) towards Hornsby. Before Hornsby (at Wahroonga) take the M1 (Pacific Motorway) north towards Newcastle and take one of three exits to the Hunter Valley Vineyards.
ROUTE 1: After 120km (1 hour 15 mins), exit the M1 at the Newcastle Interchange and take the M15 (Hunter Expressway) and follow the M15 until you reach the Lovedale Road exit (24km), the Wine Country Drive exit (36km) or the Hermitage Road exit (48km).
ROUTE 2: After 100km (1 hour), exit the M1 at the B82 (Freemans Drive) exit ramp and follow the signs along the B82 to Cessnock/Hunter Valley Vineyards.
ROUTE 3: After 40km (20 minutes), exit the M1 (Pacific Motorway) at the Calga Interchange (Peats Ridge) and follow Tourist Drive 33 (TD33). This route will take you through scenic mountains and into the Hunter Valley at the historic town of Wollombi.
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Experience the freedom of travelling by coach. Click here to view several local & Sydney based tour operators that pick up & and drop off from Sydney. For a public coach, Rover Coaches can pick up from Morisset Train Station & they match their transfers with the train timetable. For more information on getting to the Hunter Valley by train, see below.
To travel by train, the most convenient stations to depart from are at Maitland, Newcastle or Morisset. There are connecting buses from each of these stations to the Hunter Valley. For train timetables, click here or call 131500. For information on connecting buses, click here or call 02 4990 1699.
If you are travelling in style (or can afford to!), Cessnock Airport is the closest airport, based in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. However it is accessible by private charter & helicopters only. For domestic flights, Newcastle Airport is approximately 1 hour drive from Hunter Valley Wine Country. Flights depart from Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane & Melbourne daily direct to Newcastle. For more information, click here or call 02 4928 9800.
Driving Distance And Time
|Newcastle Airport - Cessnock||54km||1 hr|
|Newcastle - Cessnock||54km||1hr|
|Sydney - Cessnock||160km||2hrs|
|Port Macquarie - Cessnock||275km||3.5hrs|
|Blue Mountains - Cessnock||232km||3.5hrs|
|Dubbo - Cessnock||350km||4.5hrs|
|Byron Bay - Cessnock||750km||8hrs|
|Coffs Harbour - Cessnock||420km||5hrs|
|Brisbane - Cessnock||823km||10hrs|
|Broken Hill - Cessnock||1400km||13 hrs|
|Batemans Bay - Cessnock||425km||5 hrs|
|Bega - Cessnock||575km||6.5hrs|
|Melbourne - Cessnock||997km||12 hrs|
|Cessnock - Wollombi||28km||28 min|
|Cessnock - Broke||35km||39min|
|Cessnock - Kurri Kurri||15km||18 min|
|Cessnock - Maitland||24km||34min|
|Cessnock - Singleton||45km||49min|
|Cessnock - Branxton||22km||31min|
|Broke - Pokolbin||15km||24min|
|Broke - Singleton||22km||19min|
|Muswellbrook - Denman||25km||24min|
|Singleton - Branxton||21km||19min|
|Singleton - Denman||61km||56min|
|Singleton - Muswellbrook||43km||41min|
|Wollombi - Broke||30km||26min|