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Enjoy travel adventures from Hunter holiday homes to rent

The Hunter Region of New South Wales contains the Hunter River and offers a wide range of adventures both outdoors and indoors for travellers to this region. Also known as the Hunter Valley, this area has the makings for an unforgettable holiday with opportunities for upscale dining, walking along the serene riverbank, hiking the trails, sampling fine wines, shopping at boutique stores and visiting historic sites. Hunter holiday homes to rent offer memories for couples on a romantic getaway, families on an extended holiday or a single business traveller coming to the area for a meeting.


Historic sites and museums near Hunter holiday homes

The Hunter Valley has many historic sites and museums to explore from holiday homes. Fort Scratchley in Newcastle is famous for defending the city from the Japanese in World War II and today is a museum. The East Maitland Heritage Walk lets you see 27 historic sites including the Maitland Gaol, which housed violent criminals for over 150 years. The town of Morpeth also has a heritage walk that features such notable sites as the historic Morpeth Railway Station. The Morpeth Trading Post stands as an important heritage site built in 1838 that is the departure point for a scenic horse carriage tour.

Things to do

What to do near Hunter pet-friendly accommodation

You’ll find many fun things to see and do near Hunter pet-friendly accommodation. Tomaree National Park is a wonderful place to start for outdoor adventures, where you’ll see volcanic rock formations and lush forests surrounding the coast. Barrington Tops National Park offers an expanse of rainforest with walking trails with sweeping views as well as the secluded Ladies Well swimming hole. Stockton Beach is an expanse of sandy beach that’s great for snorkelling and diving, and it’s also the site of many plane crashes and shipwrecks. Myall Lakes National Park is a coastal parkland that offers beaches, campsites, fishing, hiking and a historic lighthouse.

How to get around

Transport near Hunter holiday accommodation

Travelling to the Hunter Valley usually begins by flying into Sydney, which offers the nearest international airport. From there, transport to the region is available via bus or train, which takes several hours but allows you to view the countryside. A taxi can get you to town faster while still providing great scenery, while a car hire allows you to self-drive and get around as you like. Many of the attractions in the area are walkable and feature hiking and cycling trails, so these are great ways to explore while you’re in the region.

Food & drink 

Delicious dishes to try near Hunter holiday homes to rent

If you’re looking to sample regional food and drink while staying in Hunter homes to rent, you must try the local wineries. The Hunter Valley is, after all, a famed wine region in New South Wales. In particular, you should try the locally produced Shiraz reds and Semillon whites. You can pair your wines with Sydney rock oysters, renowned across the country. Other great seafood includes tuna, snapper, John Dory, whiting and red mullet. You can try some delicious dark-roasted coffee from one of the many local cafes that are part of the area’s coffeehouse culture.

Essential info

What you should know about booking Hunter holiday rentals

The climate in Hunter is considered humid subtropical, with summer temperatures reaching 21.1°C or higher and average winter temperatures of around 14°C. The driest months are in the winter, July and August, while high season around January tends to be wetter.

Where to stay near Hunter?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,321 holiday rentals near Hunter. From 1,198 Houses to 540 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hunter for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hunter?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hunter. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nelson Bay: 1,508 holiday rentals
  • Pokolbin: 510 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Valley: 693 holiday rentals
  • Shoal Bay: 1,503 holiday rentals
  • Port Stephens: 1,708 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hunter! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hunter?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hunter with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Nelson Bay: 1,508 holiday homes
  • Pokolbin: 510 holiday homes
  • Shoal Bay: 1,503 holiday homes
  • Port Stephens: 1,708 holiday homes
  • Fingal Bay: 1,503 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Hunter?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Hunter are:

  • Newcastle Airport (NTL): 838 holiday houses
  • Cessnock Airport (CES): 565 holiday houses
  • Belmont Airport (BEO): 455 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hunter?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Hunter. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Barrington Tops National Park: 43 holiday rentals
  • Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club: 556 holiday rentals
  • The Vintage Golf Club: 580 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club: 573 holiday rentals
  • Roche Estate: 559 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hunter listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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