Top 6 Things to do in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is renowned as one of Australia’s top winemaking regions, boasting a sprawling landscape peppered with traditional eateries, farms, picturesque vineyards, and a selection of adventurous pursuits. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a relaxing break amongst the stunning scenery or a more upbeat adventure, the Hunter Valley has you covered.

Here are some of the best things to get stuck into while you’re there.

1. Wine and Food

A trip to the Hunter Valley is not complete without trying out the delectable selection of wines and foods available in the region. From lush wineries that promise crisp, local flavours, to farm shops and restaurants serving customers seasonal produce, there is a little something for every foodie in the Valley.

2. Hit the Skies

The Hunter Valley stretches out in swathes of greenery stuccoed with old villages, cute farms, and sprawling wineries, and the best way to admire it all at the same time is from above. There are numerous hot air ballooning opportunities in the Hunter Valley, where you can hit the skies and explore the region from another perspective.

3. Get Cheesy

The Hunter Valley Cheese Factory is a popular hotspot, where visitors can try a selection of handmade, natural cheeses. As well as samples and souvenirs, the factory also hosts workshops where visitors can learn more about the cheese making process.

4. Hunter Valley Gardens and Gardens Village

Shoppers and garden lovers will enjoy this quaint addition to the Hunter Valley tourist scene. Covering more than 25 acres, there are 10 beautiful feature gardens, each one boasting its own style and design. Wander through the maze of ancient trees and vibrant flowers while marvelling at some of the most incredible views of the Valley. You can also hit up the range of boutique shops that the attraction is known for, too.

5. Chocolate Heaven

Got a sweet tooth? Hotfoot it to the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, where you can sample delicious handmade chocolates and fudge and pick up a few tasty morsels to take home with you.

6. Get Your Golf On

For the more active traveller, there are plenty of golf courses to practice your swing on. The Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club promises rolling hills and a challenging course, while the Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club offers a flatter green which is perfect for beginners. You can also check out the Oaks Gold and Country Club and the Vintage Golf Club.

Why not explore our Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Hunter Valley if you’re in the Hunter region?

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