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Vacation rentals in Hunter Region

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Top-rated holiday rentals in Hunter Region

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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Pokolbin
The Studio on Pokolbin Mountain - Stunning views!

"The Artist Studio" is situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region with wineries and concert venues just minutes away. Perfect for a romantic getaway or to simply escape the hustle and bustle. There are many beautiful walks and sights to see right on your door step including wonderful wild life. The "Artist Studio" is one of two cottages on the property. If we are already booked and you would love to stay please look up "Amelies On Pokolbin Mountain" also listed on Air BnB.

  1. Entire cabin
  2. Main Creek
The Cottage at Carawirry

Perched on top of our humble meadow, The Cottage greets you with fresh forest air and sky-high sun-drenched windows. Local wildlife songs from neighbouring gums and the peaceful tranquility that comes from drinks on the deck. This Hunter Valley hideaway boasts the best of both worlds – A nature-inspired escape in a rustic wood cabin with modern perks like a full kitchen and WiFi. Fill the tank, crank your favourite tunes and adventure into wild Australia in its truest form.

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Pokolbin
Amelie's, romantic and secluded with amazing views

Amelies is a unique romantic self contained cottage with stunning views of the Hunter Valley vineyards below. Perched on Pokolbin Mountain the cottage is private and secluded, yet 5 minutes to world class wineries, restaurants and golf courses. Enjoy a break from the everyday hustle and bustle relaxing in the spa bath (with a view!) or listening to the birds sing in the private courtyard.

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Stay near Hunter Region's top sights

Photo of d'Albora Marinas
d'Albora Marinas32 locals recommend
Photo of Toboggan Hill Park
Toboggan Hill Park24 locals recommend
Photo of Hunter Valley Zoo
Hunter Valley Zoo42 locals recommend
Photo of Little Beach Reserve
Little Beach Reserve6 locals recommend
Photo of Hunter Valley Gardens
Hunter Valley Gardens123 locals recommend
Photo of Nelson Head Lighthouse Reserve
Nelson Head Lighthouse Reserve5 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Hunter Region

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  1. Tiny home
  2. North Rothbury
Tuckers Lane Boutique Accommodation 1BR
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Rosebrook
Hunter Valley, NSW - Cadair Cottage 1
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Rothbury
Blackwattle Luxury Sunset Retreat
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Main Creek
The Treehouse. Carawirry Forest Escape.
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  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Pokolbin
Villa One Bedroom Apartment
  1. Entire home
  2. Pokolbin
Mistress Block Vineyard - The Studio
  1. Entire villa
  2. Pokolbin
Ironbark Hill Villa 4
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Pokolbin
27 Rows on Hermitage The Vines 1
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Cessnock
ForUs Studio
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Waukivory
Waukivory Estate - The Cottage
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  1. Entire home
  2. Pokolbin
Murray cottage
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Pokolbin
Large Villa on Private Vineyard in Prime Location

Your guide to Hunter Region

All About Hunter Region

The Hunter Region is part of New South Wales, north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast, and is known for its wine region — the oldest in Australia. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, undulating vineyard landscapes, more than 150 cellar doors, award-winning restaurants, and innovative paddock to plate produce, this is a wonderful region to explore.

The Hunter Valley is divided into seven subregions, each with its unique character. The main hub is the Pokolbin/Rothbury region, where many of the largest wineries are located. Newcastle, the valley's largest town, has a popular seafront promenade. Beyond wine, the Hunter Valley is also famous for its picturesque vistas, elegant day spas, golf courses, and the World Heritage wilderness areas and national parks.


How do I get around Hunter Region?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is the closest major airport and is located 97 kilometres to the south of Gosford, where the Hunter Region begins. It’s a 60-minute drive to Gosford, or there’s a train from the Sydney Airport (SYD) that takes 90 minutes. Smaller Newcastle Airport (NTL) is within the Hunter Region. Once you’ve arrived at your Hunter Valley stay, you’ll need to rent a car if you want the flexibility to explore the area further, as there is very limited public transportation. One other option, for those who want to tour the wineries, is a hop-on hop-off bus service that can be arranged.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Hunter Region?

The climate in the Hunter Valley is moderate year-round. Autumn months are the most popular time to visit the Hunter Valley as temperatures are comfortable, and there is less rainfall. There are also some great festivals such as the Cessnock Stomp Festival, where you can take a turn mashing grapes with your feet, and a number of music and food festivals.

Winter temperatures can dip quite low, especially during the night. During the winter, region producers put on some fantastic epicurean events at the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival.

When the weather warms up, spring is a wonderful time to visit the Hunter Valley gardens, which are in bloom. Summer, another peak season, can be quite delightful as well, with its warm but occasionally rainy weather. Summer is also the beginning of harvest season in the valley.


What are the top things to do in Hunter Region?

Hot Air Ballooning

Rise well before the sun one morning and float above Australia’s oldest wine region in a balloon. Go aloft to survey the valley’s singular scenery from above and experience the magic of an early morning sunrise. From here you’ll be able to see miles of sprawling scenic vineyards and maybe even some kangaroos bounding through paddocks.

Barrington Tops National Park

Preserving one of the largest temperate rainforests in Australia, Barrington Tops National Park, in the upper Hunter Valley, is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The park offers a vast network of hiking trails, including the 1,500-meter-high Aeroplane Hill Walking Track, which weaves through wetlands and woodlands in the subalpine region of the park and offers stunning views. The park is also popular with birders, and you may spot wildlife like swamp wallabies and grey kangaroos.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Housed in a beautiful federation gothic building, the Maitland Regional Art Gallery is a bright, contemporary space that showcases works from well-known Australian and international artists. The museum's focus is works on paper, but also includes sculptures, installations, and photographs. There’s also an area of the museum dedicated to children and offers free kids' art activities and workshops.