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Top-rated holiday rentals in Hunter Region

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Cabin in Kanimbla
The Hilltop Cabin
Settled at the highest point in the Kanimbla Valley, with panoramic views across to the Blue Mountains escarpment, The Hilltop Cabin feels like the top of the world. Offering luxury while surrounded by wild countryside. In the warmer months, spot eagles soaring over the valley as you relax in the plunge pool. In the cooler months, walk through the ancient landscape where wildlife roam. Soak in the freestanding bathtub or just snuggle up by the open fire and let your cares fall away.
6 – 13 Feb
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Cottage in Pokolbin
The Studio on Pokolbin Mountain - Stunning views!
"The 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 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.
5 – 12 Aug
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Tiny home in Cooranbong
Our Tiny Farm Retreat
Luxury living, off grid. Recharge at this beautiful rural farm retreat. 1½ hours from Sydney.   Cuddle and feed baby goats and calves. We have cows, chooks, horses and fresh eggs. Help yourself to the vegie, herb and rose garden. Walk or ride the paved tracks and see our swing bridge over the creekside walks. Watch the sunset and stars from a hot bath outside, overlooking the firepit and outdoor lights. Recharge, and reset at this gorgeous rural retreat.
30 Oct – 6 Nov

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Other great holiday rentals in Hunter Region

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Apartment in Greta
The Stable 20 mins to the vineyards!
19 – 26 June
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Home in Pokolbin
Thulanathi Conservation: Rest. Explore. Reconnect.
19 – 26 July
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Tiny home in Rosebrook
Rosebrook Eco Tiny Home 1
18 – 25 June
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Cottage in Great Mackerel Beach
The Little Black Shack
22 – 29 July
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Home in Pokolbin
Endless Summer, Pokolbin
28 Jan – 4 Feb
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Home in Fordwich
Barefoot at Broke (Hunter Valley) Luxurious home
8 – 15 Feb
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Home in Pokolbin
Sutherland cottage
25 Jan – 1 Feb
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Guest suite in Cessnock
ForUs Studio
5 – 12 May
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Guest suite in Pokolbin
Forrest Hills Ridge - Vineyard Villa, 1 x King Bed
9 – 16 May
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Cabin in Coxs Creek
Wambal Cabin - luxury in the wilderness
5 – 12 Oct
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Home in Lambs Valley
Off grid home| Mountain views| Pool | Fireplace
31 May – 7 June
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Farm in Sweetmans Creek
Hollybrook - Valley View Cabin 1
27 Oct – 3 Nov

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.

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.

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.

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