HIGHLIGHTS

With some of the nation’s best wineries, restaurants, event spaces, and stunning World Heritage wilderness, the Hunter region is the perfect backdrop for your next business event or conference. Just 2 hours’ drive north of Sydney, take advantage of the superb food and wine festivals, agricultural shows, horseracing, and live performances among the vineyards. Accommodation can book out quickly so be sure to plan your event well in advance. Almost any budget can be catered to, from luxury retreats and golf and spa resorts to family owned B&Bs and boutique hotels.

MUST DO

  • Explore World Heritage rainforest
  • Join a Hunter Valley wine tour
  • Taste local cheeses at Hunter Belle
  • Enjoy the Hunter Valley Wine & Food festival
  • River cruise to historic Morpeth
  • Ngurra Bu's Aboriginal rock art tour

POPULATION

~620,000

CLIMATE

Mild temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters.

Lower Hunter

  • Summer average 22–24°C
  • Winter average 12–14°C

Barrington Tops

  • Summer average 16–22°C
  • Winter average 4–8°C

INDUSTRY

  • Wine
  • Tourism
  • Horse breeding
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Mining
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Barrington Tops

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Enjoy the spectacular World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park, a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Discover ancient forests and amazing wildlife or guided walking tours during your event, or enjoy thrilling whitewater kayaking.

Hunter Valley

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Enjoy exceptional wine and gourmet food in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and two hours’ drive from Sydney. A perfect destination, discover acclaimed wineries, vineyards and cellar doors as well as superb restaurants and wonderful adventures.

Upper Hunter

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From elegant wines and fresh produce to thoroughbred race horses and spectacular wilderness, the Upper Hunter is only a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Delicious wines, wonderful markets, and beautiful scenic drives make this a memorable destination.

What's on in Hunter

24 Feb - 29 Dec

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Handmade in the Hunter Markets

Saturday 24 February to Saturday 29 December 2018, Pokolbin

24 Feb - 29 Dec

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Dungog Local Growers Stall

Saturday 24 February to Saturday 29 December 2018, Dungog

24 Feb

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Crush Party

Saturday 24 February 2018, Pokolbin

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