The Hunter is an alluring getaway like no other, ranging from wine tasting in Australia’s oldest wine region to hiking in the world heritage wilderness. The area also continues to thrive in the Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter and Barrington Peaks, producing excellent wines with renowned restaurants, concerts, stunning history and ancient flora and fauna.
Ideal for a weekend break, it’s easy to get to the Hunter. The area is just a two-hour drive north of Sydney and trains also take off from Sydney, stopping at Maitland and Morriset. This is 50 minutes west of Newcastle Airport, handled by Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast routes.
Accommodation choices fit different budgets. Campsites and caravan parks, vineyard farmhouses and hostels, as well as retreats and luxury resorts adjacent to championship golf courses are also available.
There is no shortage of quality hotels and motels in the Hunter. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is beautifully situated in the award-winning wine area, nestled amid the Semillon vineyards and magnificent Broken Back Range. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley provides world-class luxuries suitable for everyone. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options that are perfect for families and groups including Deluxe Rooms, Spa Suites and Two and Three Bedroom Villas. Kirkton Park is one of the Hunter Valley ‘s leading hotels and resorts following substantial renovation by award-winning interior designer Greg Natale. A luxurious lodging and dining experience awaits you in the heart of the panoramic Mixing historic country heritage character with modern elegance. Kirkton Park represents the embodiment of classic Hunter Valley architecture from the hotel quarters to the Locavore Dining Restaurant and the Epoch Lounge Pub.
Hunter Gateway Motel is situated just two hours north of Sydney. This new, all ground floor unit motel is fitted with meeting facilities, off-street parking and accommodation for people with disabilities. A shopping center is nearby. The prime location of Hunter Gateway Motel offers great direct connections to the famous Hunter Valley Wine Region, or a drive out to enjoy major destinations such as Newcastle beaches or Port Stephens whale watching. The Blackmore family has faithfully upheld the core values of friendly Elfin Hill over to earthly helpfulness and country hospitality for the past 14 years. Elfin Hill has two accommodation options. There is a stunning modern villa with an upstairs suite, kitchen and private garden overlooking a nearby vineyard. Sunshine in the late afternoon is idyllic. There are also six studio rooms in hotel style-all beautifully renovated from their large picture windows, with comfortable beds and garden views.
The Hunter area is best known for its top tier luxury accommodation.
Villa Tranquility is a privately owned and operated luxury villa situated on the popular Cypress Lakes Luxury grounds. This self-contained premium getaway apartment features three bedrooms with a beautiful en suite bathroom, a second full bathroom and a toilet downstairs. Their property features a light-filled living room, air-conditioning, and a big, sunny, enjoyable balcony featuring calming mountain and/or resort views.
Covered by olive groves and vineyards, Hunter Homestead is positioned on 20 acres in Lovedale, the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country. From Sydney it is less than two hours by car and from Newcastle an hour drive. Their housing is comprised of two fully-contained dwellings, the Homestead and the Cottage. Both are fitted and furnished with all the pleasures you would need. Blair Athol Estate is a totally private escape, the cottages are tucked away at the end of Narone Creek, providing only for adults. The team is proud to offer new experiences such as plate luncheons paddock, food and wine master classes and a variety of indulgence / pamper bundles. Blair Athol Estate Wollombi is the Wollombi Valley ‘s largest farmland with lodgings to offer. The property lies about four kilometres from Wollombi’s historic county.
Chateau Elan at The Vintage is one of the top golf and luxury resorts in Australia, situated in the heart of wine country Hunter Valley. Facilities include five conference centre’s, excellent entertainment, a golf course for the tournaments and luxurious lodging for up to 200 guests. Accommodation options include super-luxury Spa Suites, as well as a series of residential villas with King Rooms and Villas One and Two. Escape to the famed Wine Country, and enjoy luxurious hotel lodging at The Convent Hunter Valley. Its distinctive area offers spectacular acreage views of the luxurious boutique hotel-the Convent, Pepper Tree Winery and Circa 1876. All locations are situated on the estate and surrounded by lush, growing packed kitchen gardens, offering a peaceful culinary delight appealing to both food and wine enthusiasts.
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