Located in the central coastal region of the Australian state of New South Wales, the gorgeous Hunter Valley (also known as the Hunter Region) is quite simply one of the most remarkable destinations within the country. With rich cultural traditions and ase-inspiring vistas, it has long been producing some of Australia’s best boutique wines, something which is delightfully matched by the region’s excellent gastronomical offerings: from premium beef as well as dairy products to a cornucopia of fresh fruits and veggies. All of this, topped off by the breathtaking settings which can be explored in various different and unique ways, make the Hunter Valley a natural choice as a top Australian destination (clearly attested to by the 2+ million annual visitors).
Cheese tasting – Hunter Valley
Fine dining is one of the defining features of the valley, strongly focusing on local products. With cattle raisers throughout the valley that supply many areas of the country, a good steak is always going to appear on the table of one of the outstanding restaurants visitors will likely get to know. Among such establishments are the Pokolbin area’s Casuarina and San Marino restaurants; the Lovedale area’s Mojo’s on Wilderness and Lynkeys of Lovedale restaurants; and the Mount Broke Wines’ Cow Cafe.
Following the gastronomical theme further, the valley’s many cheese farms are well worth a stop and will receive visitors warmly, offering up what all wine lovers know to be the best accompaniment possible to a tasty cup. Give your taste buds a real treat and liven up your day of touring by checking out places like the Smelly Cheese Shop, the Hunter Valley Cheese Company or Binnorie Dairy.
There are many world-class wineries waiting to receive visitors and indulge what is surely their top priority while exploring the Hunter Valley. Having been turned into the outstanding wine country which it is known as today by the Hunter River and its tributaries (constituting one of the nation’s principal river networks), the valley is particularly clogged with vineyards in the areas of Pokolbin, Wollombi Valley as well as Broke Fordwich. As you tour through the region, you’ll probably enjoy the exceptional flavors bottled by Tintilla Estate, the Adina Vineyard and the Private Moorebank Vineyard, among many more.
Your trip through the Hunter Valley could be that much more unique by opting to get around via less usual means, such as a hot air balloon ride, horse and carriage, in a luxury limo or even just on bike. Then, to end each day in the right way there are many exceptional Hunter Valley accommodation choices, from the Belford Cabins to the Capers Guesthouse and Cottage to much more.