Wine lovers and foodies, the Hunter region in New South Wales is the holiday location for you. Only a two-hour drive from Sydney, the region is renowned for its innovative wineries, stunning valley views, the Hunter Valley Zoo and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yengo National Park.
A flight to Newcastle in the Hunter, from Sydney, is just 45 minutes, while from Brisbane you’re looking at around an hour and an hour and a half from Melbourne. Weekend getaway anyone?
And it’s not just wine and food to keep you occupied. The Australian Reptile Park in Somersby is a great attraction for kids and adults alike, as is heading out on a whale-watching charter between May and November.
The real draw card of the Hunter is, of co...