Hunter Valley Attractions

Hunter Valley Wine School at Hunter Resort

This certificate course covers all you need to know about wine including grapevine growing, the crushing, vat and filtration process as well as the casking and cellar process. Beginning at 9.00 am, you'll enjoy a day of wine appreciation including grape varieties and their differences, how to tell a good wine, taste, colour, bouquet and much more. At just $30.00 per person, this is a tour not to be missed.

Hunter Valley Cooking School at Hunter Resort

Learn from Karina Barry's renowned 'hands on' cooking lessons in her wonderful kitchen. Visiting the Cheese Factory beforehand you'll gain some culinary inspiration before getting down to business. Groups range from 8-12 and enjoy a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of wine appreciation with Brian Barry.

Horse Riding

Experience the Hunter Valley's spectacular scenery with a horseback ride through the countryside. A range of trail rides are available for all skill levels, please see our tours page for more information.

Cheese Factory

Sample handmade cheeses and preserves with quality fresh breads at the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory. Taste to your heart's content and purchase your favourites to take home or enjoy on a picnic in the picturesque parks. Phone 02-4998 7744. McGuigans complex McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. Open 7 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm.


A range of golf courses are located within the Hunter Valley, including:

  • Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Cnr McDonalds & Thompsons Rds, Pokolbin
  • Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club, Cnr Allandale & Lovedale Rds, Pokolbin
  • Oaks Golf and Country Club, 49 Lindsay Street, Cessnock
  • The Vintage Golf Club, Vintage Drive, Rothbury

Hot Air Ballooning

Enjoy a birds' eye view of the vineyards, wineries and national park that blankets the Hunter Valley with a stunning hot air balloon flight. See our tours page for more details.

Bluetongue Brewery at Hunter Resort

The relatively recently opened Bluetongue Brewery located at Hunter Resort offers a unique location to enjoy four of its in-house boutique beers. Nothing but a glass wall separates the contemporary bar from the rest of the brewery, offering a fascinating insight into the brewing process as you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, game of pool or bite to eat. Choose from a unique alcoholic Ginger Beer, a full flavoured Premium Lager, Summer Wheat or Hunter Bitt, all available on tap.

Arts & Crafts

The laid back country atmosphere of the Hunter Valley lends itself perfectly to a range of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts including antique stores, galleries, local art and handcrafted pieces. Some are individual attractions and some are situated within wineries, allowing you to discover them as you explore this beautiful wine growing region.