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Holiday To Hunter Valley

Sometimes you just need to sip a glass of fine wine in a gorgeous rolling landscape and let your daily concerns slip away. And sometimes you need an entire holiday dedicated to doing just that. 
And that, mate, is where Hunter Valley holidays come in. Grab your BFFs and escape to the slower side of life near the central coast of New South Wales. Visit small towns and villages—like Broke, Mount View, Rothbury and Singleton—where your favourite libations are born, from Chardonnay to Shiraz. Taste the local history, easygoing rural culture and, of course, the growing foodie scene that complements the region’s crème of the crop. Sure, those will get better with age, but Wotif’s cheap Hunter Valley packages are in their prime right now, so let’s travel!

Things to Do in Hunter Valley

First things first, driving is the best way to get around, so pick up one of Wotif’s Hunter Valley car hire options and draw straws with your travel buddies—short straw is the designated driver and the long straws can start sipping! Kick off your Hunter Valley holiday in the village of Muswellbrook on the west side of the valley and work your way to the coast. Muswellbrook is known for its lush pastureland, charming Heritage Walk and cheese—so pick up a little somethin’ somethin’ to pair with your favourite merlot and keep cruising. Next up, stop in Singleton, home to Singleton Historical Society & Museum Inc. and the Australian Army Infantry Museum. Next, drive south to Broke. Don’t worry about the name—there’s nothing that needs fixing about the village’s sprawling vineyards and hiking trails through Pokolbin State Forest. Stop and golf a few holes in Rothbury—since you’re already feeling swanky like that—before catching a rodeo in Cessnock and sunbathing on the coast of Newcastle. Gotta reward yourself for all that holiday-making.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Wine isn’t the only thing you’ll be piling in the boot as you give your hot Hunter Valley package a run for its money. The grape-friendly climate is also perfect for growing olives and inspiring artists with natural beauty. Many vineyard tasting rooms showcase other tasty treats, art for your flat and jewellery, too, so load up on fresh olive oil and local treasures.

While there are plenty farms and dairies throughout the Hunter Valley, restaurants are limited in the individual villages. But what they lack in numbers they make up for in gourmet farm-to-table flavour. Many of these independent bistros feature French-inspired fusion cuisine, so bon appétit!

In this area day and nightlife tend to blur together, thanks to all the classy day drinking. For the late-night bar experience, check out Rutherford or the nearby town of Maitland. Otherwise, tuck into a nice cafe and let the wine and good conversation flow.

What’s Next?

Mix and match flights and accommodation for awesome deals on Hunter Valley packages with Wotif. Then, pack your appetite and a can-do-nothing attitude and get ready for a peaceful getaway in wine country.

Top Hunter Valley Hotels

Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan

Vintage Drive, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, NSW
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (964 reviews)

    Situated in the historical district, this luxury resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bimbadgen Estate, Lucy's Run and Moorebank Vineyard. Roche Estate and Hunter ...

    from NZ$153

    Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

    Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

    430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, NSW
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (995 reviews)

      This family-friendly Lovedale hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club, Hungerford Hill and Allandale Winery. ...

      from NZ$176

      Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

      Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

      15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, NSW
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (996 reviews)

        Situated in a rural location, this romantic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Brokenwood Wines and Tempus ...

        from NZ$200

        Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

        Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

        Cnr Broke And Macdonald Road, Pokolbin, NSW
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (350 reviews)

          This family-friendly Pokolbin motel is within a 15-minute walk of Roche Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens. Hope Estate and Bimbadgen Estate are also within 3 ...

          from NZ$141

          Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

          Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

          485 McDonalds Road, Corner of Broke Rd and McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, NSW
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (612 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Pokolbin, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tempus Two Winery, Roche Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens. Hope Estate and ...

            from NZ$136

            Hunter Gateway Motel

            Hunter Gateway Motel

            11 Denton Park Drive, Rutherford, NSW
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (398 reviews)

              Situated in Rutherford, this motel is 20.9 mi (33.7 km) from Hunter Valley Gardens and 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from Hunter Valley Zoo.

              from NZ$106

              Hermitage Lodge

              Hermitage Lodge

              609 Mcdonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.7 out of 5 (225 reviews)

                Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tempus Two Winery, Roche Estate and Bimbadgen Estate. Hope Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens ...

                from NZ$159

                Harrigan's Irish Pub & Accommodation

                Harrigan's Irish Pub & Accommodation

                2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, NSW
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (475 reviews)

                  Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tempus Two Winery, Roche Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens. Hope Estate and Bimbadgen Estate ...

                  from NZ$184

                  voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

                  voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

                  336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin, NSW
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.5 out of 5 (579 reviews)

                    This family-friendly Pokolbin hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hanging Tree Wines, Saddlers Creek Wines and Bimbadgen Estate. Usher ...

                    from NZ$177

                    Best Western Endeavour Motel

                    Best Western Endeavour Motel

                    233 New England Highway, East Maitland, NSW
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (222 reviews)

                      Located in the heart of East Maitland, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Maitland Gaol and within 3 miles (5 km) of Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Maitland ...

                      from NZ$122

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