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Hunter Valley

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View of a rural area of the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley [1] is a region of New South Wales in Australia. It is well known for its beautiful scenery, national parks, exquisite vineyards, and quaint towns.

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Nobby's beach in Newcastle

The other substantial towns in the Hunter are:

Smaller towns include:

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Hiring a car is the best method of transport in the Hunter Valley area. A few options are:

  • Redspot Sixt Rent a Car, Williamtown Drive, Newcastle Airport, 1300 668 810 (), [2]. Located inside the Newcastle Airport terminal.  edit
  • ARA Car Rental, 86 Belford St, Broadmeadow, 1800 243 122, [3]. Located near the Broadmeadow Train Station.  edit

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Shakey Tables serves an amazing modern menu in an eclectic surrounding. Great local wine list and fabulous variety in menu items. [4]

Margan Winery holds the impressive Beltree restaurant which is definitely worth a lazy Saturday or Sunday meal. Coupled with the fantastic wine produced at the vineyard, this is a must try on the Hunter circuit. [5]

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  • The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, 336 Oakey Creek Road, +61 2 4998 7680, [6]. Hunter Valley hotel offering boutique Hunter Valley accommodation in Pokolbin. Located only 2hrs from Sydney, our Pokolbin hotel is ideally positioned to experience Hunter Valley wineries and attractions.  edit

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Grape vines in the Oakvale vineyard near Broke

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

  • Gone Walkabout Safaris 02 49158515. (info@gonewalkaboutsafaris.com.au) [7]. Gone Walkabout Safaris operate 7 days a week with guaranteed departures every day, picking up participants from their accommodation in Newcastle and Hunter Valley. Cost is $60 per person.
  • Boutique Wine Tours 02 9499 5444. (info@boutiquewinetours.com.au) [8]. Boutique Wine Tours run luxury (14 person max) day tours of the Hunter Valley wineries, picking up participants from their accommodation in Sydney. Cost is $115 per person with lunch or $99 per person if you purchase your own lunch.
  • Aussie Wine Tours. 02 4991 1074 (0412 735 809. fax 02 4990 6969. email tours@aussiewinetours.com.au) [9]. This Cessnock based tour company offers wine tours from $45 per person (weekends) and $35 per person (weekdays).
  • Cheers Bus. 0408 987 057. (cheersreservations@bigpond.com). [10] This Cessnock based tour company offers wine tours from $35 per person. Half day tours are available, as are full day tours including lunch.
  • Hunter Valley Day Tours, Visitors Information Centre, Wine Country Drive, 02 4938 5031. (fax 02 4938 5083, daytours@hunterlink.net.au) [11]. Hunter Valley Tourism offers full day wine and cheese tasting Tours for $80 per person. Pickup is available from most Hunter Valley towns.
  • Wine Country Limousines, 193 Bimbadeen Road, Mount View. 02 4991 7484 (info@winecountrylimousines.com.au) [12]. Up to seven people can share a limousine for a wine tour from 10AM to 5PM.

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

  • Red Carpet Tours, 2 Windsor Road, Willoughby. ph 02 9967 3238 (fax 02 9967 3638, winetour@bigpond.net.au) [13]. Red Carpet Tours run 18 person day tours of Hunter Valley wineries, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Participants are picked up from their accommodation in Sydney. Cost is $155 adults and $135 concessions.
  • Wine Country Tours 02 9484 0477 (fax 02 9980 1109, info@winecountrytours.com.au) Wine Country Tours[14] offer 8 person wine tours hosted by a winemaker with 25 years experience. The tour includes private cellar inspections, as well as morning tea and lunch. Participants are picked up from their accommodation in Sydney. Cost is $150 per person.

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