What's on in Hunter Valley Region


The famous Hunter Valley, is one of the oldest and most revered wine regions in Australia, which was dates from the early 1800`s. The first vineyards were planted in the area in the 1830's. Today the Hunter Valley is home to some wonderful and famous wine companies including Lindemans, Tullock and Tyrells, to name a few, but there are a hundreds of unique boutique wineries, each with their own special drop. A wine tour is must when visiting the area to appreciate the quality and variety of what's on offer. The best way is to join an organised tour, though there are excellent wine and food trail maps available from the visitor centres. The Hunter Valley has a reputation for distinctive Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz wines. The area is sub-divided into 8 sub-regions: Broke Fordwich, Pokolbin, Lovedale, Upper Hunter, Lower Hunter, Mount View, Wollombi, Cedar Creek. The area abounds in tourist opportunities with more than 70 restaurants, 135 wineries and 170 accommodation places available. There are excellent tourism facilities and a huge range of recreational activities from scuba diving, hot-air ballooning, ecotours, surfing and fishing along the adjoining coastline near Newcastle. The area is easily accessible from Sydney and Brisbane being less than two hours away by car, train or coach from Sydney and only 45 minutes from Newcastle Airport. There is a wonderful range of guided tours available throughout the area include many ecotours, adventure tours, 4WD escapades and wine tours. The area has many outstanding National Parks and Recreational Reserves. The area abounds in other regional produce, such as fine beef, cheeses, olive oil, fresh fruit and vegetables. Famous for food and wine, the Hunter Valley has many regular events such as the Seafood Festival, Lovedale Long Lunch, Opera in the Vineyards, Jazz in the Vines, Hunter Valley Harvest Festival and Budfest. The recently opened Visitors Centre and other information outlets are ideal ways to find out what you can see and do in this delightful region. The Hunter Valley has a wealth of cultural history and a large array accommodation options, art galleries, entertainment options, golf courses, day spas, bushwalks, 4WD adventures and other tours, relaxation and health retreats and holiday resorts. In addition to grapes, olives are also grown in the Hunter Valley and there are many wonderful restaurants showcasing the local beef, poultry, seafood, dairy products and cheeses and other fresh produce grown in the area. The most exciting ways to see the area are by taking a horse-back ride, a ride in a hot air balloon, motor bike tour, a helicopter or vintage plane joy flight, or a horse drawn carriage tour through the wineries. There area wide range of tour options available for exploring the magnificent Hunter Valley and the Barrington Tops areas. The area abounds in entertainment with Newcastle Maitland and Cessnock being the main centres.




What's to See and Do - Attractions, Activities


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.....Cessnock and Pokolbin

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock
Potters Hotel Brewery Resort
The Cessnock Hotel
Wollombi Tavern
Laguna Wine Bar
The Neath Hotel
Mount Pleasant Wines, Pokolbin
Blaxland's Inn, Pokolbin
Kilman Vineyards, Pokolbin
The Goldfish, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin
Drayton Robyn Wines, Pokolbin
Station Hotel, Kurri Kurri
De iuliis wines, Pokolbin
Bluetongue Brewery Cafe, Pokolbin
Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, Pokolbin
Cessnock Ex-Services Club
Cessnock Leagues Club
Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club
Stonebridge Golf Club, Cessnock

.....Regional Venues

Belmont 16 Footers - Whats On
Blackbutt Hotel Gig Guide
Cambridge Hotel on myspace.com
Caves Beach Hotel Upcoming Events
Central Coast Country Music
Diggers at the Entrance Entertainment Guide
Dungeon Jazz Venue Gig Guide
Entertainment at The Kent Hotel
Entertainment Newcastle
Events Newcastle Gig Guide
Fanny's Gig Guide
Wine Country Events
Whirlwind Entertainment Gig Guide
Jewells Tavern Gig Guide
Newcastle and Hunter Jazz Club Events
Prince Of Wales Gig Guide
Queens Wharf Brewery Entertainment Guide
The Entrance - Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events at the Lass O'Gowrie Hotel
Events Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Upcoming Events in Maitland
Upcoming Events in Newcastle
Warners Bay Hotel Gig Guide
What's On at culturehunter.org
What's on at Honeysuckle
Gigs and Events from Valley Fresh Entertainment
The Bradford Hotel
East Maitland Bowling Club
Icons Bar and Bistro, Pokolbin
The Rutherford Hotel
The George Tavern, East Maitland
The Criterion Hotel, Singleton
Peden's Hotel, Cessnock
Prince of Wales Tavern, Muswellbrook
Hotel Tudor, Woodberry
Tourist Hotel, Sandy Hollow
Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland
Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton
Royal Hotel, Merriwa
Wollombi Tavern
Kurri Kurri Hotel
Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs
Greta Tattersalls Hotel
The Valley Brewery, Maitland
Hotel Denman, Abermain
Central Hotel, Singleton
Victoria Hotel, Moonan Flat
Royal Oak Hotel, Cessnock
Caledonian Hotel, Singleton
Denman Hotel


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