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Your drinking boots, because the Hunter Valley is famous for its vino. If you plan to hit the national park, be sure to throw in some hiking gear, but the rest of your packing list will depend on the time of year you plan to travel.
Eat (and sip) your way around the foodie paradise that is the Hunter Valley, soak in an ocean bath in Newcastle or get a dose of ‘vitamin sea’ at the breath-taking beaches in Port Stephens – there's never a dull moment in the Hunter! Hot tip, between Newcastle and Sydney is where you will find Lake Macquarie, a small coastal town with a big personality.
The best time to visit the Hunter Region is whenever you're thirsty for great wine and stunning scenery! Autumn is especially magical as the entire landscape is bathed in gorgeous shades of orange, yellow and brown, but if you’re here for a spot of winery hopping, plan your visit to coincide with the summer harvest (December to February) as there’s always plenty of wine-centric events.
One of the big reasons holidaymakers flock to the Hunter Region is to sip their way around one of the country’s most renowned wine destinations, the Hunter Valley. With endless wine tastings, sensational food, grand manors among vineyards and scenic hot air balloon rides, you’ll find endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. The Hunter Region also offers some incredible hiking, city adventures, as well as beautiful beach destinations.