Looking for things to do in the Hunter Valley?

The Hunter Valley is a very special place. Although you might know it primarily for its world famous vineyards and wines, the wide range of tourist attractions across the Hunter Valley region, and the amazing variety of things to do and see in the Hunter Valley, might surprise you. 

So what to see in the Hunter Valley? Well, from tasting world famous wines to indulging in unique local produce of all sorts; from exploring the stunning natural beauty of the region by hoof or heel to teeing off on a competition golf course among the grape vines; from a hot air balloon adventure to a soothing spa treatment, there’s just so many things to see and do in the Hunter Valley.

 

Tasting Tours of Wine, Beer and Spirits

For most people visiting the Hunter Valley, a vineyard tour and wine tasting is top of their must-do lists, and for good reason. With more than 150 wineries in the region, from world famous names to family-owned boutique wineries, there are just so many great choices and wonderful wines ready to be tasted.

But there’s a lot more to the Hunter than just wine. The region also boasts several award-winning breweries where you can taste a variety of beer styles and seasonal releases produced on the premises.

Looking for a change of pace? At the Hunter Valley Distillery, you can try their award-winning spirits, including gin, vodka, liqueurs and schnapps, all made from premium organic and natural ingredients.

You’ll find more information here: Hunter Valley Vineyards and Restaurants: Find Food and Wine Tour Ideas

See more about iHop’s Hunter Valley winery tours here.

 

Casual through to Fine Dining

As we know, fine wine and food naturally go hand in hand. You won’t be disappointed with the fine dining and casual dining options available to you in the Hunter Valley. Experience the amazing variety of local seasonal produce prepared by some the best chefs in the country and the world.

You’ll find more information here: Top Restaurants in the Hunter Valley You Must Try

See more about iHop’s Hunter Valley restaurant and winery tours here.

 

Cheese Tasting in the Hunter Valley

With amazing dairies throughout the Hunter Valley, it’s not surprising that the region is becoming equally well known for its exemplary cheese making. You can even see how it’s made and learn to make your own from an expert.

You’ll find more information here: Hunter Valley Cheese Companies You Must Visit and Hunter Valley Cheese and Wine Tasting – A Match Made in Heaven

 

 

Discover Unique Produce of all Sorts

The variety of produce and gourmet foods produced locally is astounding. Virtually around every corner you’ll find magnificent produce and locally made gourmet products, such as beautiful olives and olives oils, breads, cakes, sauces, jams and condiments, and much, much more. Oh, and the chocolates and gelato are definitely not to be missed.

Love a good market? There are also local markets that run throughout each month across the region, so there’s always a local market with a range of good quality products and produce to wander through.

Love learning and gaining new skills? You’ll find a wide variety of fascinating courses and instructional tours that you can take part in across the Hunter Valley: tutored wine tastings, winery behind the scenes tours, wine blending classes, food and wine matching courses, cheese making, candy and pizza making courses and cooking classes are just some examples. 

 

Hit the Links or Pamper at a Day Spa

With a number of golf courses, including championship standard courses, all with gorgeous scenic views, the Hunter Valley is a popular spot for golfers of all skill levels, and particularly for those who like to be rewarded with a fine drop after a round.

Golf not your thing? Then a rejuvenating visit to one of the region’s popular day spas or a relaxing massage might be more your scene.

You can find out more here: Where to Stay in the Hunter Valley.

 

The Hunter Valley from up in the Sky

When it comes to the best things to do in the Hunter Valley, a hot air balloon tour is way up there – literally. It truly is one of the most spectacular ways to take in the full scope of the vineyards and natural surroundings. There are a variety of Hunter Valley balloon tour and adventure options to choose from.

Looking for a little more action? Try a helicopter tour instead.

 

Discover Natural and Cultural Wonders

There are many ways to discover the natural wonders of the Hunter Valley – by foot, wheel or hoof. Take a scenic drive by coach or car to take in the full beauty of the stunning vineyards and farmlands. Get your walking boots on and explore the many bush and farmland trails that meander through the Hunter. Join a bicycle tour for a relaxed way to see the sites and vineyards or hire an electric bike or even a Segway on your own and explore the Hunter as you please. Horse riding adventures and carriage tours are another popular way to experience the Hunter Valley.

Looking for top views? The lookouts at Mount Bright, Bimbadeen and Pokolbin Mountains Road offer great views across the Valley and are accessible on foot or by car.

Other top places to visit: Brokenback Range (beautiful natural bush land, views and bushwalking); Aboriginal cultural heritage sites in World Heritage-listed Yengo National Park; explore other nearby national parks, including Watagan Ranges, Mt Royal and Wollemi National Parks; visit Lake St Clair for sailing, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and camping.

 

Fun for the kids and other top attractions

Sure, there’s plenty to keep the big kids amused, but what about the little ones? They’re no problems there with a bunch a great attractions for children of all ages to let off a bit of steam. Talking about letting off steam, how about a visit to the Richmond Vale Railway Museum near Kurri Kurri. Other popular attractions for things to do in the Hunter Valley include the Hunter Valley Zoo at Nulkaba, Luskintyre Airfield and Aviation Museum, Australian Army Infantry Museum, Hunter Valley Gardens Aqua Golf & Putt Putt and Hunter Valley Adventure Centre offer a host of fun and educational activities.

Find out more about iHop’s food and wine tours here.

Find out more about getting around with iHop’s Hop On Hop Off bus tours here.

Discover the different styles of Chardonnay produced by Leogate Estate Wines. Learn about the history of the renowned Brokenback Vineyard planted in the late 1960’s and how its rich terroir influences the varying characteristics of this signature wine style from the vine to the bottle. Through this tasting experience, you will develop an appreciation for Chardonnay, learn to identify the main characteristics of this wine and how the use of different oak barrels and toasting techniques can enhance the style. Your experience includes a flight of 4 wines, locally sourced cheese plate, dedicated wine educator.

  • When: Daily in May & June
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Cost: $35pp
  • Where: Leogate Estate Wines, 1693 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
  • Website: leogate.com.au
  • Phone: 02 4998 7499

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

WHEN: Monday 17th June
TIME: 11:00am – 4:00pm
COST: $195 pp includes four-course meal with matching wines

Four high profile Australian chefs, each at the top of their game, will go head to head at the highly anticipated Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight. You decide the winner as guests will be tasked with voting for their favourite dish matched to premium Hunter Valley Wines – A sell out event not to be missed! Canapes from 11am.

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When touring with us you will be guided by a proud local that lives and breaths the Hunter Valley way of life and absolutely loves it! We are all passionate wine and produce enthusiasts and love sharing with our guests the very best on offer from the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.

Let us help spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a 2-course or 3-course lunch at Esca Bimbadgen restaurant.

On arrival, you will receive a complimentary glass of Bimbadgen Sparkling wine as well as a small gift for Mum.

3-course $85 per person
10% discount for Club Bimbadgen Members
*Price includes Sunday surcharge of $5.00 per person

Bookings essential from 12pm.

Kids menu available.

When: Sunday 12th May
Time:
12:00 – 2:30pm
Cost: 2-course $70 per person

WWW:esca@bimbadgen.com.au
Ph: 249984666

More Information:http://bit.ly/EscaMothersDay19



More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When touring with us you will be guided by a proud local that lives and breaths the Hunter Valley way of life and absolutely loves it! We are all passionate wine and produce enthusiasts and love sharing with our guests the very best on offer from the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.



Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants and join the fun of the Cessnock Stomp Festival. 

In its fourth year the Cessnock STOMP Festival will again deliver a one day festival right in the heart of Cessnock, on Vincent Street.

Attracting over 15,000 revellers to the event you can sample the best of Hunter Valle wine, food, fun and stomp grapes – all in one place.

Sunday April 28th 2019, see you at STOMP! Tickets available now.

Sunday 28th April 
10:00am – 4:00pm



More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When touring with us you will be guided by a proud local that lives and breaths the Hunter Valley way of life and absolutely loves it! We are all passionate wine and produce enthusiasts and love sharing with our guests the very best on offer from the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.



De Iuliis Wines has recently received outstanding accolades for their Semillon and Shiraz wines. De Iuliis Wines was also awarded ‘2015 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year’ and ‘2016 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year’. To showcase your wines we have paired two Semillons and two Shiraz with four sensational Hunter Valley cheeses from Binnorie Dairy and Hunter Belle Cheese. This will certainly give your tastebuds a journey not to forget!

  • When: Daily in May and June
  • Time: 11am-4pm
  • Cost: $20pp | $15pp Club Members
  • Bookings essential
  • Where: De Iuliis Wines Cellar Door, 1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin
  • Website: dewine.com.au
  • Phone: 02 4993 8000

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

5 Tasting Bites prepared fresh by Muse Restaurant, each paired with a different Hungerford Hill Wine. Guests are greeted with Sparkling Wine on Arrival before being seated for the tasting. Each of the tastings are run by one of our staff, talking about the flavours, aroma’s and history of the wine and how they match with each of the tasting bites. Allow 90 minutes for the duration of the tasting. Bookings essential.

  • When: Wednesday to Sunday in May and June
  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Cost: $60 pp
  • Where: Hungerford Hill, 2450 Broke Road, Pokolbin
  • Website: hungerfordhill.com.au
  • Phone: 02 4990 0715

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When touring with us you will be guided by a proud local that lives and breaths the Hunter Valley way of life and absolutely loves it! We are all passionate wine and produce enthusiasts and love sharing with our guests the very best on offer from the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.

Enjoy the fine wines of Audrey Wilkinson paired with the exquisite food of Redsalt restaurant in a five course degustation. The wines have been carefully selected to highlight one of the hunter’s heroes, Audrey Wilkinson, and compliment the locally sourced hunter flavours. $95 per person, Degustation Menu, complimentary wine pairing when booked under Heroes of the Hunter. Bookings essential.

  • When: Every night in May & June
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Cost: From $95 pp
  • Where: Redsalt Restaurant, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale
  • Website: crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au
  • Phone: 02 4991 0944

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When touring with us you will be guided by a proud local that lives and breaths the Hunter Valley way of life and absolutely loves it! We are all passionate wine and produce enthusiasts and love sharing with our guests the very best on offer from the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.

The problem with choosing from the top restaurants in the Hunter Valley is that there are just so many fantastic options it’s difficult to know where to start. Here’s a little food-for-thought that might help you make an informed choice.

What’s so good about Hunter Valley restaurants?

World-renowned as a food and wine tourism hotspot, it’s not surprising that the Hunter Valley boasts some of the country’s best restaurants and top chefs.

What makes the Hunter Valley particularly special is that it’s most likely produced locally, from world-class wines (naturally) to handcrafted beers and spirits, award-winning beef, poultry and cheeses, to fresh fruits and vegetables bursting with goodness. 

The broad diversity of regional produce means that, no matter what the time of year, you can expect an incredible array of seasonal dishes with a unique Hunter Valley flavour.

Premium fine dining in the Hunter Valley

If you are looking for a bit of white-tablecloth dining luxury, you won’t be disappointed in the Hunter Valley. From creative modern Australian cuisine using only the best ingredients, to classic European and Asian influenced menus with a distinct Hunter Valley twist, there is something wonderful waiting for every palate in the Hunter. And, as you would expect, the finest local and imported wines are carefully selected and matched to every course. It’s what the Hunter does best.

Here are some popular options to consider:

Circa 1876 – A Hunter Valley institution, famous for its farm-to-fork ethos and its organic kitchen gardens directly outside its windows. Get a taste for the region with the chef’s two-course, three-course, five-course and seven course tasting menus. 

EXP – This Hunter Valley favourite is famous for it’s inspired Australian menu that’s driven by local in-season produce. The wine-list features distinctive handcrafted wines from the family-owned Oakvale Winery. 

Margan Restaurant – Another of the Hunter’s most recognised restaurants, attached to the award-winning, family-owned winery. Pioneers of agri-dining in the region, the menu is based on what’s grown and raised on the estate.

Muse Restaurant – Another of the Hunter Valley’s foodie favourites, known for it’s fresh contemporary Australian dishes. Located in the iconic Hungerford Hill Winery, this award-winning restaurant also boasts it’s own on-site farm garden.

Restaurant Botanica at Spicers Vineyard Estate – Known for its sophisticated contemporary cuisine with a focus on wholesome and healthy local ingredients, not to mention its award-winning wine list and stunning views. Great for vegetarians and vegans.

Hunters Quarter – Located in the Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard, Hunters Quarter is the perfect stop in for any foodie. Under the watchful guise of chef Brian Duncan, Hunters Quarter produces tantalising seasonal dishes

Bistro MolinesBistro Molines is the Hunter Valley’s little slice of France. Feel welcomed by award winning owners Robert and Sally as you indulge in some of the finest food the Hunter has to offer.

Villa Du PaysTake advantage of the stunning alfresco views that Villa Du Pays has to offer. With a wonderfully paired À la carte menu that caters to the vegetarians of the group and a reputation for the best dry aged steaks in the Valley, you can’t go past this one.

Eremo Restaurant at Spicers GuesthouseAfter years in an Italian kitchen, hatted head chef Cameron Matthews found his way to the Hunter Valley and Eremo Restaurant. With an extensive menu displaying the best of Italian cuisine Eremo has earned its reputation in the Valley in a short space of time.

Top casual dining restaurants, cafes and more

The beauty of Hunter Valley dining is that even if the atmosphere is a little more casual and relaxed, you can be sure of the same superb standard of food and wine, with a focus on the best local and seasonal produce.

With a myriad of boutique producers, farms and providers throughout the Hunter Valley region, getting off the beaten track and heading to the farm gate or producer’s table can be another great way of experiencing the bounty of the region.

Here are some popular options to consider:

Amanda’s on the Edge – This charming restaurant is located on the hill above Windsor’s Edge Vineyard in Pokolbin and is famous for its charming verandah outlook and gorgeous views from every table.

Blaxlands Inn – If you’re looking for some hearty country comfort food and boutique wines, this is the place. For that special ambience, dine outside under stars by the open fire pit.

Lillino’s Bar and Trattoria – A taste of Italy in the Hunter Valley. Situated above the vines of St Clements Estate. Know for it’s wood-fired pizzas and Sardinian classics.

Goldfish Bar & Restaurant – Located within Roche Estate, Goldfish Bar & Restaurant is known as the social hub of the Hunter Valley. With its extensive wine list, numerous craft beers on tap and beautifully created cocktails, it is no wonder they have earned this reputation.

Yellow Billy Restaurant – There is nothing better than sitting by a fire in the colder months – nothing except watching your dinner being cooked over a custom made fire pit. Yellow Billy is unlike anything else in the Hunter Valley and strives to provide a flexible “shared plate” dining experience

Il CacciatorieAward winning bringing the best of Northern Italian cuisine to the Hunter Valley. Using the best ingredients from the area, II Cacciatorie creates a relaxed and delicious dining experience.

Leaves and FishesWith decor that is sure to stun and a menu to match, Leaves and Fishes is the perfect venue for a long leisurely lunch or dinner that focusses on beautiful Modern Australian Produce with an Asian twist.

Peterson’s HouseA Hunter Valley institution, Peterson’s House is known not only for its premium sparkling wines cellar door, but it’s extensive menu at Restaurant Cuvee. The perfectly paired menu combines the best of what Peterson’s has to offer.

Tatlers TapasWith 30 years experience as a chef, Andreas Burri brings the best tapas to the Hunter Valley. With share plates using the best ingredients in the area, Tatlers Tapas is perfect for large groups or something more intimate.

How to experience the best food and wine in the Hunter Valley

iHop’s Premium Food & Drink Pairing Tours and Twilight Tasting & Dinner Tours offer a convenient and hassle-free way to experience the best of the Hunter Valley’s restaurants, wineries and more at relaxed pace. No need to nominate a designated driver is just one of the added advantage.

You can find out more about Hunter Valley restaurants here.

As one of Australia’s premier food and wine tourism destinations, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales is blessed with a wide variety of excellent accommodation options.

So, where to stay in the Hunter Valley? Well, it all depends on where, when and what you want to see on your Hunter Valley trip. But no matter what the time of year, your particular food and wine travel desires, or your budget, you can be sure the Hunter Valley will not disappoint. With so much choice our guide will assist with some suggestions and help you figure out your options and make an informed decision.  

Staying among the vineyards

Naturally, as a world-famous wine-producing region, staying among the vineyards is a popular option for many visitors to the Hunter Valley. One of the great delights for many visitors is wandering among the vines as they sample the very wines that were produced on the spot from some of Australia’s oldest vineyards.

One of the advantages of staying on a vineyard is the opportunity to enjoy special features and activities, such as private wine tastings, winemaking and wine and food pairing classes, as well private vineyard explanatory tours, and alike. And with more than 150 wineries dotted throughout the Hunter Valley region, you’ll never be short of vineyards to explore. 

5 Star luxury in the Hunter Valley

If you like your accommodation ritzy with all the bells and whistles, the Hunter Valley has plenty of options. The region offers a host of 4 and 5-star resort and hotel choices that offer the kind of luxury facilities you would expect, such as swimming pools and spas, tennis courts, beauty spas, child-minding services, and more. A popular draw card for many is the region’s excellent golf facilities. Some resorts, such as the Crowne Plaza, boasts their own 18-hole courses, or you can enjoy a round at many of the other courses in the area including the Greg Norman designed course located within The Vintage.

Some popular choices to consider: Chateau Elan At the Vintage; Mercure Resort; Spicers Vineyards Estate and Guesthouse; Kirkton Park Hunter Valley; Tonic Hotel Rothbury; The Convent.

Top accommodation options to suit any taste and budget

Not matter whether you prefer a relaxed country farm-stay style of accommodation or a more modern, sophisticated style of accommodation, you’ll find the Hunter Valley has a wide variety of options to suit your taste and budget. From cosy country hotels and boutique B&Bs to backpacker-style budget accommodation, you’ll find there’s a welcome mat with your name on it in the Hunter Valley.

Popular options to consider: The Boathouses, Lovedale – just four individual suites overlooking a lily-filled lake; The Longhouse – looks like a rustic woolshed outside, relaxed luxury inside, other options include Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Hermitage Lodge, Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill, Pokolbin Village, Weekenda, Ingenia Holiday Park, Wine Country Tourist Park, Estate Tuscany, Hunter Valley Resort, Potters, Harrigans Irish Pub & Accommodation, and H Boutique Hotel

A great place to stay in any season

One of the Hunter Valley’s great attractions as a short-stay food and wine holiday destination is that it has something unique to offer in every season of the year. Whether it’s sipping chilled whites overlooking the vines on a balmy summer’s afternoon, or savouring a rich red by an open fire in winter, every season has its charms in the Hunter.

Summer (December to February) is harvest time in the Hunter. This is the most vibrant time of the year, and perfect if you want to experience where the winemaking process begins. Autumn (March to May) as the temperature cools and the colours change is a beautiful time to enjoy the region’s bounty at a more relaxed pace. Winter (June to August) in the Hunter is known for it’s clear blue skies during the day, and an evening chill ideal for cuddling up by a romantic open fire. Spring (September to November) is when the region bursts back into life again. As the vineyards and pastures turn a lush green, it’s the ideal time for long walks and leisurely alfresco lunches featuring the new season’s produce.   

Getting around the Hunter Valley

Getting around the Hunter Valley is surprisingly easy. iHop’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours are a great way to experience the best of what the Hunter Valley has to offer, when, where and how you choose. With stops visiting the most popular wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, restaurants and cafes, cheese makers, local providores and attractions of all sorts, you make your Hunter Valley tour exactly how you want it.

You’ll find details of iHop’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour routes and stop information here.

Where to book your Hunter Valley stay

There are many ways you can find and book your Hunter Valley accommodation. Simply search for ‘hotels hunter valley’ or similar on your favourite hotel booking website. Alternatively, if you have a particular resort, hotel, motel, B&B or backpacker accommodation option in mind, visit their website where you can book directly. Suggest we recommend: https://www.winecountry.com.au/ for local accommodation options.

When booking, you’ll find many of the hotels, wineries and facilities are located around Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury being the Heart of Wine Country located in the Lower Hunter Valley.

Getting to the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is located in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and is around two hours drive north of Sydney, and less than an hour’s drive from the city of Newcastle.