Scenic Flights
Experience the Hunter Valley from the air.

One of the most exciting activity options you can experience in the Hunter Valley are the scenic flights and helicopter flights. Even a brief 10-minute helicopter trip around the vineyard hub at Pokolbin is enough to take in the beauty of the fertile valley with the Brokenback, Watagan and Mount Royal mountain ranges in the background providing a majestic backdrop.

Hunter Valley helicopter over land

A getaway break in the Hunter Valley has long been considered a special treat for people on the coast of New South Wales. As word of the valley’s rustic charms and delectable food and wines has spread, it has evolved into a popular destination for tourists from other Australian states.

The range of activities for visitors to enjoy has increased accordingly and there is now something for all tastes and budgets.

Cessnock Airport Terminal is a tiny airport near Pokolbin and the operations hub for firms offering Hunter Valley scenic flights and helicopter flights. Each operator has a range of different trip options which begin at pretty economical prices. The vineyard odyssey is the 10-minute quickie and takes passengers on a 10-minute circuit of the vineyards.

Longer options take in locations such as Lake Macquarie, Singleton’s coal mines and the beaches and shoreline around Newcastle. The firms offer set packages, yet are more than willing to tailor them to suit individual requirements. Hunter Wine Helicopters offers a dawn delight flight which comes with a glass of the valley’s sparkling wine.

Scenic flight view

Hunter Valley Helicopters provides passengers with standard trips as well as several themed ones. The doors-off version is a must for adventure junkies while sitting in the glass cockpit of a MASH Bell 47 helicopter transports travellers back to the Vietnam War era.

Slattery Helicopters is another recommended operator offering a VIP romantic package for two that includes hotel pick-up, flights and a meal at the Wynwood Estate’s prize-winning Twine Restaurant.

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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