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Hunter Valley

The picturesque Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region and produces some of Australia’s most internationally acclaimed wines.

Indulge in wine-tasting tours, fine food, day spas and luxurious accommodation set against the backdrop of romantic vineyards.

Take advantage of an abundance of sports including golf, horseback riding, cycling and hot air ballooning.

The Hunter Valley region is located a short distance inland of Newcastle. Major towns in the Hunter Valley include Broke, Cessnock, Lovedale, Maitland, Morpeth, Paterson, Pokolbin, Rothbury, Singleton and Wollombi.

Find out more about the Hunter Valley at visitnsw.com.

Getting to the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is located in the Newcastle and Hunter region of NSW, around 160km from Sydney

Intercity trains

Central Coast & Newcastle Line train services run from Sydney's Central Station to Newcastle suburbs, and Hunter Line train services run between Newcastle and the Hunter Valley towns of Maitland and Singleton. The Hunter Valley is within the Opal network. You will need an Opal card to travel on Intercity train services.  

Regional trains

NSW TrainLink Regional train services run to Hunter Valley. The Armidale XPLORER and the Moree XPLORER run daily from Sydney and stop at Maitland, Singletown, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen and Scone.

The Brisbane XPT and Casino XPT also run daily from Sydney and stop at Maitland.

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Getting around the Hunter Valley

From Maitland and Singleton, there are a number of train and bus services and private tours running within the Hunter Valley that will help you explore the region further. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip or find a taxi or private operator in the Hunter Valley.

Cycling is also a popular choice and a number of bicycle hire options are available. Find a cycleway in the Hunter Valley.