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

25 Apr - 28 Apr

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Holiday Horse Club at Wollemi Hills

Wednesday 25 April to Saturday 28 April 2018,

25 Apr - 26 Apr

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School Holiday Activities at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Wednesday 25 April to Thursday 26 April 2018, Lovedale

25 Apr

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Anzac Day Races

Wednesday 25 April 2018, Cessnock

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