Why Every Australian Must Visit the Hunter Valley At Least Once in Their Life

Australia has always been one of the most loved travel destinations. For travellers from around the world as well as home grown Aussies.

Australia also has an attraction which is enchanting, serene, and worth a visit- The Hunter Valley. A place every Australian must visit at least once in their life! The Hunter Valley is famous for its serene beauty, classy wineries, exciting markets, and fantastic activities.

Read on to know why the Hunter Valley is a must visit place for every Australian!


You will have the best drink and dine experience.

The Hunter Valley is a real treat for wine lovers. At the cellar doors, you can taste a wide variety of fine vintage wines and some fantastic cuisine. There are many wineries and restaurants in the Hunter Valley Australia like Calais Estate, First Creek Wines, Wandin Estate, Goldfish Bar and Restaurant and Tulloch Wines. Here you can taste some amazing wine varietals like Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz (what the Hunter is best known for) and relish a variety of local produce.

Other than wines, you can indulge in tasting the yummy handmade goat or cow milk cheese, or chocolates in the cheese factories and chocolatiers in the Hunter Valley.

Check out our Taste n Graze Tour for indulging in an outstanding wine and dine experience!


You can participate in various exciting activities.

Besides the classy wines, the Hunter Valley offers a myriad of activities for all visitors. You can go hiking or bike riding, play golf, watch the scenic view of the valley from above in a hot-air balloon, and visit some fabulous art galleries and museums.

The Hunter Valley also has a variety of activities for the little ones. Children can have fun at the Hunter Valley Zoo, enjoy a Segway tour or play in beautiful gardens. This place has something for everybody, and it is a perfect place to visit with family and friends.


You can pamper yourself at the day spa.

After all the food and wine, you can relax in any of the Hunter Valley’s many day spas. Choose from several spa packages at Château Élan, like the hydro lounge, the couples retreat and many more. Or visit Spa Elysia, Australia’s biggest day spa and book an indulgent Pamper Package.


You can visit the various festivals and markets.

The Hunter Valley is always glazing with festive vibes throughout the year. There are many festivals and events which you should not miss out on and are a must see.

Are you a music lover? You can visit the Jazz in the Vines Festival which hosts big celebrities in jazz. During May, you can enjoy food and wine festivals, where you get to taste a myriad of lip-smacking delicacies. Later during the spring festival in September, you can wander through the colourful flowers in the Hunter Valley Gardens, and in November, follow an art trail.

Other than festivals, the Hunter Valley holds fantastic markets that sell local produce. Visit the regular markets in the Wine Country and meet stallholders to hear their stories, and buy some local cheese, olives, jams, freshly baked bread, handmade soaps, clothes and more.

With all these delights, the Hunter Valley is undoubtedly a perfect holiday destination which every Australian should visit at least once.

So, are you already dreaming of a trip to the Hunter Valley? Plan it with us! iHop Hunter Valley will take you through wine country and the fantastic food and wine trail on a range of its tours. Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer.

From internationally renowned and boutique wineries and microbreweries to excellent dining options, 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!