How do I get from Sydney to Pokolbin?

As one of Australia’s most cultural hotspots, Hunter Valley is really a must-see destination.

Being the go-to winery district with award-winning restaurants and gourmet food shops. In the heart of it all lies Pokolbin, the main region for Hunter Valley’s best wineries and restaurants. No visit to New South Wales is complete without a day trip or weekend holiday in this picture-perfect region! But how does one get there?

  • Via Car

    Pokolbin is around 164 kilometres away from Sydney, taking around 2 hours to drive to, depending on the traffic. If you are lucky enough to have your own car or have hired one for the week, driving down to Pokolbin is easy! Cruising down the main route to see the region’s highlights, or instead choose to go along the back streets to investigate the quieter areas. The beauty of this choice is that you can stop as many times as you like while driving down. Stopping to see the unique attractions and restaurants that are well worth the spot into.

  • Via Tour Bus

    A deluxe option when heading down to the wine-making region. Here you can simply book a ticket and hop on a bus and sit back to enjoy a fully organised adventure! Tours range from one-day trips to weekend-long adventures, showcasing the best wineries in Pokolbin, as well as a couple of restaurants and food shops.

  • Via Public Transport

    When travelling about the region, public transport can be the easiest for visitors. Being the quickest and most straight forward to use for those just visiting the region for a short period. However, the journey around isn’t a straight path for public transport. Guests can hop on a train and head down the scenic route towards Pokolbin, finishing up in Morisset Station. Afterwards, visitors can choose to either hop on a bus to nearby wineries or take a cab directly to the venue. The only negative with this transport of choice is that the frustration with travelling throughout Hunter Valley. If you choose to use cabs, the cost may skyrocket if you choose to do multiple cab rides from one winery to the next. Otherwise, you can keep hopping on the bus’, but looking up times and walking to bus stops can make your journey a lot harder than it needs to be.

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