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 course, the wineries. In May and June every year, the Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival highlights some of the regions most sought-after delights Throughout the year, markets, resort stays and winery tours will keep you busy and immersed in the culture of the region.