More information about this region of Hunter.
Look no further than the Hunter Region, less than two hours north of Sydney, for a slice of the good life. Here you'll find great wines, gourmet food, superb restaurants, cafes and bistros, rustic cottages set alongside the vineyards and romantic beach side retreats.
Relax on a houseboat on picturesque Lake Macquarie, explore its bays, surrounding villages and vast mountain hinterland, or the broad ocean beaches and extensive forests nearby.
For a taste of culture and nightlife drop into Newcastle, Australia's second oldest city which is currently reinventing itself from a steel-making city to a cosmopolitan coastal metropolis. Or, follow the dolphins to Port Stephens and its famous pearl white beaches nearby. Enjoy spectacular coastal walks and join an off-road adventure over towering sand dunes to Stockton Beach.
The Hunter Valley Wine Country is truly a beacon for food and wine enthusiasts. You can explore the wineries by horse-drawn carriage, hot air balloon or bicycle, tasting and buying bottles of premium vineyard selections as you go.
Meander through Maitland's elegant heritage precincts and visit historic Morpeth, Australia's old river port. Singleton and the Upper Hunter reflect Australia's rural and gold rush heritage and you will be delighted with the B&B accommodation on offer in the small country towns and working farms.
The area also offers wineries, horse studs, forests and a wealth of outdoor activities including gold panning. Or for a change, experience the beauty of Barrington Tops and the Watagan Mountains featuring rugged mountains, gorges and dense forest. This area is a magic place to explore for horseback riders, bushwalkers, campers and 4WD tours.
Hunter, so much ... so close ... and all with the added experience of a B&B!