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Tourist Drive 33 - Take the scenic route to Hunter Valley Wine Country

Tourist Drive 33 - Take the scenic route to Hunter Valley Wine Country

The drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley via the M1 and Expressway can feel like it goes on forever and ever. Why not take the scenic route? Next time you’re driving up for a visit to the Hunter Valley, take the road less travelled and discover the rich history and natural beauty of Tourist Drive 33. Not long after you get onto the M1, you'll soon find yourself driving on a motorway that cuts through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, which is full of bush-walking trails and offers the perfect opportunity to take a break during your travels. The motorway is also bordered by huge sandstone cut walls that lead in and out of lush bushland.

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Top spots to camp in the Hunter Valley - Sleep Under the Stars this Spring

Top spots to camp in the Hunter Valley - Sleep Under the Stars this Spring

It’s no secret that the Hunter Valley is home to some of the most incredible, scenic National Parks that NSW has to offer. These wildlife-filled wonders are a playground for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to unwind, escape and reconnect with nature. From scenic mountain brim hikes boasting with native flora and fauna to secluded oasis campsites under the milky way, the Hunter Valley is the perfect spot to trek off grid and switch off for a few days. 

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Why Golf Is The Perfect Sport To Take You Outdoors in the Hunter Valley

Why Golf Is The Perfect Sport To Take You Outdoors in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is known for its wine, above all else! But that’s not all the beautiful area has to offer. We may be biased, but we believe that golf is the perfect sport to take you outdoors in the Hunter Valley! Whatever your style, there’s something here to do.

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Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

For many pet owners, the hardest part about travelling is leaving our four-legged companions behind. Luckily for us, most venues in the Hunter Valley are in the same boat – pooches are part of the family and in many cases, staff rosters as well. You’ll find that many wineries and even restaurants will have a resident fury friend on-site, in charge of the hellos and goodbyes.

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Discover hidden gem wineries and vineyards in the Hunter Valley

Discover hidden gem wineries and vineyards in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is home to some of the nation’s top names in wine, but sometimes it’s quintessential to explore the off-beaten track and discover the many hidden gem wineries the region has to offer. Often family-owned and operated, these wineries tend to offer the ‘open doors to our home’ hospitality experience you may not find at some of the bigger names, with intimate tasting experiences and limited-release drops not easily found outside of the cellar door or region.

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