Where to stay in the Hunter Valley?

Where to stay in the Hunter Valley?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/20/2019

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Instead of heading back to the bustling city, why not spend the night amidst the countless wineries and picturesque greenery?

Want a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle? Perhaps you are fantasizing about a sprawling green countryside where you can kick back and relax, sipping on a big glass of wine as you watch the sunset with your partner or posse. Well, this fantasy can become a reality, as Hunter Valley is just this! A patchwork quilt of lush green vineyards, high-end restaurants, and farm fields, the region promises you a delicious and relaxing trip away.

Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, your best bet to unwind is a couple of nights in this stunning region, with some fabulous accommodation ready to welcome you with open arms.

Which area in the Hunter Valley?

Although some may not realise this, the Hunter Valley is a pretty big place, with a number of small villages and suburbs nestled within. Working out which area suits your trip will all depend on your interests in activities and attractions. If you are wanting to winery hop the days away, staying in Pokolbin is your best bet. This is labelled the wine capital of the region, with the highest concentration of the wineries and restaurants around. if you are looking for a bit cheaper but still near the action, Lovedale is another great spot.

  • Cypress Lakes Resort

    Located in the heart of Pokolbin, the Cypress Lakes Resort is a heaven on earth. Equipped with an extensive golf course, five-star restaurant, lively bar, and a tranquil pool, you will find it hard to even leave the resort with all these features. Located a throw from some of the best wineries in town, you can even walk to a couple to enjoy the lush countryside.

  • The Boathouses

    If you want a completely private experience, Lovedale’s Boathouses are just for you. Consisting of four intimate suites that overlook sprawling green grassland and a lily-filled lake. Perfect for a couple’s retreat, with a restaurant, spa bath and private deck all available.

  • Convent Hunter Valley

    Sporting both old school splendour and lush gardens, the Convent Hunter Valley is perfect for a countryside weekend. The historic building was once home for a group of nuns, but nowadays it is filled with antique furniture and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the high tea available on a Sunday morning before you head off back to the bustling city.

  • Tonic Hotel

    For modern taste, these iron, glass and wood cabins are perfect for a pristine getaway. The design contrasts beautifully with the natural surrounds, with a complete house on offer including a kitchen. Sit out on the deck and marvel at the stunning wildlife littering the region.

  • The Grange on Hermitage

    Get plenty of privacy with your very own country cottage! Offering two bedrooms, as well as King or Queen Spa Guest Rooms, you can travel with your partner or posse depending on you! The cottage has its own spa, verandah, and even kitchen, letting you enjoy your own space while you travel in the lush greenery of the region.

Related article: Staying in the Hunter Valley: Cypress Lakes Resort

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.