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We advise you to contact individual businesses direct to check their operating status or call the Hunter Valley Visitor Information centre on 02 4993 6700 for information on our region before visiting. To stay up-to-date with the latest weather updates and warnings, please check the BOM website or download the BOM app. For traffic updates or any road closures please download the Live Traffic iPhone app / Android app or visit the Live Traffic website.

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HUNTER VALLEY BLOG

With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

Follow our insider tips by the people who know best… the locals. We ask talented winemakers, chefs, farmers, brewers and journalists to blog about their favourite places and experiences in this fertile wine region.

Special holiday packages to get you through Summer

Special holiday packages to get you through Summer
​The Hunter Valley is a place to celebrate life and passion. More importantly, Hunter Valley Wine Country is the place to celebrate you.Plan your Summer getaway to Hunter Valley Wine Country and treat yourself, loved ones, family or friends to a holiday to remember! Explore the natural beauty of the Hunter Valley and discover its hidden gems and pe...
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Christmas All Wrapped Up: Give a Taste of the Good Life

Christmas All Wrapped Up: Give a Taste of the Good Life
​Looking for that special gift this Christmas? Here in Hunter Valley Wine Country there's plenty of hidden treasures that'll make the perfect Christmas present. The Hunter Valley is filled with incredible local produce, famous wines, award-winning restaurants and memorable experiences. Put together your own gift pack by shopping at each of our uniq...
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Bucket List School Holiday Activities

Bucket List School Holiday Activities
​It's no secret that when school holidays come around it doesn't take long to run out of things to do to keep the children busy. The Hunter Valley can be just as enjoyable for the children and teenagers as it is the adults. Whether you're looking to keep the children busy with adventure, action, excitement or relaxation, we've got you covered.There...
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July School Holiday activities in the Hunter Valley

July School Holiday activities in the Hunter Valley
​For our friends and followers who are still able to travel, especially those in our own backyard, we are pleased to still be able to bring you a number of COVID safe events and activities that are going ahead for the July school holidays in compliance with current restrictions. We've got something fun for all ages and plenty of outdoor activities ...
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Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities

Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities
As officials have laid out a three-step plan to reopen Australia after the coronavirus crisis, there are hopes that the third step could be achieved as early as July. Each state and territory is anticipating when they can be moved from one step to the next, and the Hunter Valley will certainly be an active destination once the doors open.With a hos...
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5 TOP WINERY TOURS

5 TOP WINERY TOURS
​With more than 150 wineries, the Hunter Valley really overdelivers when it comes to wine-tasting. But if you really want to learn more about the wine you're swirling around in your glass, booking a winery tour is your best bet. Not all wineries let you go behind-the-scenes, but there are a bunch of wineries that run scheduled tours, so you can get...
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Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for

Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for
There's nothing quite like a dose of country air and rural charm to set a romantic scene. Add a snug hideaway, delicious wine and quality alone time together and it's lights, camera, action. Hands-on action! These places to stay get the big tick for passionate pampering with beautiful vineyard and bushland backdrops. But don't despair if they're ...
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5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining

5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining
Getting the gang together for a long lunch or delicious dinner is super-easy in the Hunter Valley with 50 plus fabulous eateries. You can break bread amid the bustle of the main dining room, which is always fun, but if you want to spoil yourself with a discreet outing away from the crowd we've got that covered too. Here are five favourites that of...
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Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!

Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!
If you're on a mission to find first-class vinos and views, look no further. Here are 10 sensational spots with cinematic views that are every Instagrammer's dream come true… with lip-smacking Hunter wines to sample and snap too. AUDREY WILKINSON VINEYARDThe panoramic views from this historic Pokolbin cellar door has made it one of the most like...
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Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter 2020

Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter 2020
Want to experience the thrill of grape picking and crushing during the 2020 Hunter vintage? It's our 192nd vintage and that makes us the oldest continuous wine region in Australia!Not surprisingly, our winemakers think they know a thing or two about making great wine. We've seen it all… great vintages – 1965, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2018 – and some not s...
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