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Wine and culture near Hunter Valley holiday homes to rent

Grab a glass, pop the cork and take a good, long drink of the Hunter Valley. Located north of Sydney's bustling cultural centre, the scenic region has been a major winemaking hub since the early 19th century, and it's home to countless wineries and plenty of upscale dining. The Hunter River is a popular destination for waterfront recreation, and the area's numerous national parks offer lots of hiking trails and scenic views. Hunter Valley vacation rentals are a great way to explore 1 of Australia's most charming natural landscapes.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Hunter Valley holiday rentals

After you've explored the various wineries of the Hunter Valley, it's time to hit up some of the area's killer national parks. Yengo National Park is a good place to start, offering more than 154,000 hectares of protected wilderness in the Great Dividing Range. Further east, you can explore the cultural offerings in metropolitan Newcastle. Here, visitors of all ages can check out science and technology exhibits at the Newcastle Museum. Or you can take a guided tour of the nearby Fort Scratchley, a 19th-century fortress that also houses a history museum.


Things to do near Hunter Valley holiday homes

Whether you're sipping, swirling, pairing or learning how its made, the name of the game in the Hunter Valley is wine. There are numerous wineries in the region, and many offer restaurants, tasting rooms or guided tours of their winemaking facilities. Once you've sampled the region's viticultural wares, you can explore the national parks throughout the region, where you'll find hiking trails, campsites and scenic views of the Great Dividing Range. Waterfront activities and river cruises on the Hunter River are popular, and you can find several sandy beaches on the Tasman Sea around Newcastle.


Local weather for your stay in Hunter Valley holiday homes

Hunter Valley has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers, cool winters and regular rainfall throughout the year. Average summer temperatures peak around 30 degrees in January, and the months between November and April are usually the wettest of the year. Winters are cooler, with average temperatures between 5 and 18 degrees in June, July and August. Summer is the busiest season in the area, and you'll usually have the best luck snagging low rates on Hunter Valley vacation rentals during the cooler, slower winter months.


Best beaches near Hunter Valley holiday homes

Hunter Valley is filled with beautiful beaches for families and couples. Holiday homes are available near places like Stockton Beach, a relaxed beach for fishing, camping and other activities, and Myall Lakes National Park, a waterfront nature space with fishing, camping and hiking near a historic lighthouse. You’ll also like Redhead Beach, a sandy beach with prominent surf breaks.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hunter Valley holiday rentals

Families with children will love the attractions in Hunter Valley. Holiday rentals are available near places like Tomaree National Park, a protected landscape on the Tasman Sea with volcanic features and wildlife, and Barrington Tops National Park, an extensive protected area of diverse rainforest wilderness with hiking trails. Kids will also like the Oakvale Wildlife Park, a zoological park with native species like koalas and kangaroos.

Where to stay near Hunter Valley?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 723 holiday rentals near Hunter Valley. From 25 Farmhouses to 125 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hunter Valley for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.