The Hunter region encompasses 11 local government areas - Cessnock, Dungog,
Lake Macquarie, Maitland,
Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, and
the Upper Hunter. A popular tourist destination that attracts visitors not only
to the Hunter Valley
Wine Country, but also the
region, Barrington Tops
National Park, and the coastal waterway of
just to name a few.
Traditionally, the vast Hunter region has been regarded as two areas, the lower
and the upper Hunter Valley, being linked together by the Hunter River. With the
Broke Fordwich region in the lower Hunter area, the region is famous for the
many vineyards, wineries and cellar doors. The Hunter also encompasses a number
of state forests, national parks, and reserves, that are popular with many
locals and visitors. There are also the numerous rivers, lakes and waterways,
that stretches right to the coastal areas at Newcastle and Port Stephens,
providing no shortage of holiday activities. So whether it is sampling wines,
exploring the unique outback towns, surrounding yourself with mother nature,
enjoying the many aquatic pursuits, there is sure to be something for everyone.
There are a number of
viewable from the Hunter Valley Wine Country site that cover the Hunter
Valley area. Other maps can also be found on the various local tourism visitor
centre and council websites.
Check out our listing of Hunter
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.