Hunter Valley Facts
Facts about the Hunter Valley region.

Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best-known wine growing regions. The landscape is pretty impressive close up and boasts intriguing statistics, below are some answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and interesting facts about the Hunter Valley.

Where is the Hunter Valley?

  • The Hunter Valley is located to the north of Sydney, stretching inland from the coastal town of Newcastle.
  • Known locally as the ‘Hunter’, The region is split into two parts; Lower Hunter, where the majority of wineries are based, and Upper Hunter, which also has vineyards and other industries.
  • Wollombi Valley, Cessnock, Pokolbin, Rothbury and Lovedale in the Lower Hunter are the busiest and most visited areas.
  • The main river in the Hunter Valley region is the Hunter River, after which the region is named.

Hunter Valley vineyards

How far is the Hunter Valley from Sydney?

  • The Hunter Valley (Cessnock) is about 160kms from Sydney.
  • It takes about 2 hours to drive to The Hunter Valley (Cessnock) from Sydney.

Why is the Hunter Valley so well known?

The Hunter Valley is known as one of Australia’s oldest and best wine regions. It is known for its picturesque views, its sweeping valleys and sprawling fields. It is a polular tourist destinations.

  • Fact: The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best known wine region with over 150 great wineries.
  • Fact: The Hunter Valley wine region is renowned around the world for its award winning wines, produced here since the 1800s.
  • Fact: By 1840, there was in excess of 500 acres of registered vineyard area in the Hunter Valley.
  • Fact: Apart from grapes, Hunter Valley region also produces cheeses, olive oil and olives.

Hunter Valley scenery


What can you do at the Hunter Valley?

  • At many of the cellar doors you can sample a broad selection of wines.
  • Join a wine tasting master class.
  • Dine in top quality restaurants featuring some of the world’s finest wines.
  • Enjoy jazz, opera and blues concerts throughout the year.
  • Experience the colourful blooms at the Festival of the Flowers in September.
  • Follow an art trail at Sculpture in the Vineyards during November.

Hunter Valley fair

Hunter Valley Tourist Information

Hunter Valley Visitor Center

455 Wine Country Drive
Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Telephone: (02) 4993 6700

Map of the Hunter Valley

There are many ways to experience Australia’s first wine region. Apart from the wineries, there are beautiful art galleries, gardens, bicycle tours and hot air ballooning – simpley a myriad of things to do.

Hunter Valley Experiences

There are many ways to experience Australia's first wine region. Apart from the wineries, there are beautiful art galleries, gardens, bicycle tours and hot air ballooning - simpley a myriad of things to do.

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About 'Hunter Valley Australia'

Hunter Valley Australia is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. We are passionate about Australia's original wine country, its vast rolling hills, its valleys of green, its vinyards and wineries and the unforgetable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss the Hunter Valley, its history, its environment and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as the Hunter Valley has inspired us.

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