Since it is a wine region, it is a no-brainer to have the winery tour the main tourism activity. But there are also other things to do and places to visit in Hunter Valley to make your experience more exciting and memorable.
Visit the Hunter Valley Gardens
The Hunter Valley Gardens boasts of impressive landscapes. An expansive 60-acre of themed gardens located in Pokolbin, the gardens are planted with many different varieties of ornamental plants and herbs. The result is an eyeful of floral display unmatched in New South Wales.
Have a family picnic at Lake St. Clair
Serene, calm, and with impressive panoramic views, Lake St. Clair is one of the best places to be in Hunter Valley. It only takes a 30-minute drive from Singleton. Experience the New South Wales idyllic and tranquil countryside with plenty of grassed areas to have a family picnic. Camping sites are available for public use equipped with facilities like toilets, hot showers, and barbecues. You can also go boating, sailing, water-skiing, and fishing in the lake. Catch a catch the Aussie way in Lake St. Clair.
Play golf at The Vintage
If you’re into golf, then drive to Cessnock and head straight to The Vintage. The quality of the course is excellent and it comes with a price tag for an upmarket. It has a clubhouse with first-class amenities. A topnotch golf course, The Vintage ranks as one of the best courses in Australia. Have a full course meal after a tee at the Legends Grill, and of course, a selection of fine Hunter Valley wines.
Visit the Australian Army Infantry Museum
At the military barracks in Singleton, you can check out the Australian Army Infantry Museum. View some excellent displays of wartime memorabilia and gain some insights from history. Museums are always good for educational visits with kids. Learn about the conflicts Australian military had engaged in from Gallipoli to Afghanistan.
View the valley from up high
Take a scenic flight over the Hunter Valley region either by a helicopter or by a hot air balloon. An aerial adventure would give you a unique experience of viewing the lush Hunter Valley landscape. Then land in one of the valley’s wineries for a bottle of wine. Conquer your fear of heights in exchange for the great views of the region.
Take a winery tour
Now the wines! Winery tours are a popular activity in Hunter Valley. Take a guided wine tour so you won’t worry about monitoring your wine intake. Over 120 cellar doors and wineries scattered across the valley to choose from. There are big names like Audrey Wilkinson, Scarborough, De Bortoli, Tyrell’s, Bimbadgen, and Tempus Two. There are also small, little-known wineries with different styles you may want to explore.
Hunter Valley lets you experience its magic and charm.