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Explore The Region


The southern gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region. Cessnock is a city with many clubs, pubs and restaurants. It is a useful place to stay if you are on a fairly tight budget for your wine country visit.


Pokolbin is about six kilometres west of Cessnock and is the heart of wine country. It is surrounded by vineyards, wineries, resorts, guest houses and golf courses which add to the choice of restaurants and cafes in the Cessnock region.


Wollombi is on the Great North Road, a back door to the Hunter Valley from Sydney. It is an old and pretty town established in 1820 and well worth the 60 kilometre return side-trip from Cessnock as a change from the vineyards. Unlike the Hunter wine area, which is set in rolling hills, Wollombi is in a wooded river valley. The town is very small but it has several heritage buildings of sandstone and slab timber built in the 1820’s.

Hunter Valley Wine Country has information offices on Wine Country Drive in Pokolbin. They have free maps and brochures of the area, accommodation guides and information on local tour operators that run tours of the wineries


Golf Courses

Stonebridge Golf Course is the Hunter Valley’s newest 18 hole championship course. Designed by local golfing master, Jack Newton, this 18-hole Par-72………

Art Gallery

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery (CRAG), offers a vibrant program of changing exhibitions showcasing local arts and craft practitioners…….

Beyond Ballooning

Beyond Ballooning is one of the Hunter Valley’s premium Hot Air Balloon flight companies; catering to smaller groups with first class equipment……..

Bike Tours

So there are wine tours of the Hunter Valley. And then there are wine tours of the Hunter Valley that involve you roaring around the countryside on an Oz Trike………….

Smokehouse Cafe

Lovedale Smokehouse is an owner operated, small batch, artisan smokehouse with a café and gourmet pantry located on a 100 acre …………………

Capercaillie Wines

Capercaillie Wines was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair Sutherland in late 1995 when he built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year……

Horse Riding

Spectacular Valley Views and an abundance of native wildlife. Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures offer trail rides for beginners and advanced riders….

Tatler Wines

Tatler is a modest, family owned, boutique winery located in the heart of Lovedale in the Hunter Valley. They offer guests the ultimate package onsite with a ………

Reflections Day Spa

Welcome to Hunter Valley Reflections Day Spa. The specialised staff offer you an experience every time you visit. Double treatment rooms………..

Sydney Brewery

Located at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley is dedicated to creating the best beers and ciders in Australia. Brewed……..

Chocolate co.

Established in the Valley more than ten years ago the original Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and Fudge Factory is one of the premier attractions in the area…..

Cooking School

Join Majors Lane Cooking School for a fun outdoor cooking class on their beautiful 100 acre vineyard. Hands-On classes include Thai Street Food, Fresh Healthy…

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