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All things delicious and fine come together in the Hunter Valley, a two hour drive from Sydney. Whether youíre after a round of golf or a spa day, a rustic long lunch or fine wine tasting experience, the Hunter Valley is primed to satisfy your senses.

The Hunter Region, also commonly known as the Hunter Valley, is a region of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 120 km north of Sydney. Most of the population of the Hunter Region lives within 25 km of the coast, with 55% of the entire population living in the cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Also located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, is Maitland, which is, realistically, two townships. There is Central Maitland, with its impressive High Street and charming mall known as The Levee, and there is East Maitland. Both townships have an excess of impressive buildings and visitors, keen to see how gracious these towns, should allow time to explore their rich heritage.

Some of Australiaís finest wines are produced in the Hunter region, with many of the top labels offering cellar door tasting experiences and vineyard tours. Visitors can cycle between destinations or book a guided tour to ensure they donít miss any of the various attractions throughout the area.

The town of Lovedale houses several multi-award winning restaurants featuring some of the best local and seasonal produce from the region. Dine amongst vines and barrels with views across rolling hills. Options range from casual and family friendly to five-star restaurants that cater to all desires and budgets.

Taste and buy exceptional local produce in the Hunter Valley and surrounding towns like Broke, including jams, chutneys and cheeses, olive oil, cured meats and confectionary. Broke also offers a monthly village market, where visitors can buy back-of-the-ute produce, crafts and local wines. In June, Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month is where all of these delicious morsels come together for thirty days of classes, talks, markets, lunch and dinner events, and winery tours.

Other activities available in and around the region include golf, day spas, horse riding, hot air ballooning, historic village visits and more, all of which can be tailored for groups, corporate retreats and couples.

Rothbury is one such small town located in the Hunter Region approximately 10 km from Cessnock and 8 km from Pokolbin's vineyards. Rothbury is an idyllic weekend escape in the beautiful Hunter Valley. With views of the magnificent Broken Back and Molly Morgan ranges, stay in elegant retreats among rolling vineyards, play golf on a magnificent course, explore a national park and relax in a rejuvenating spa.

There are many award-winning wineries and delicious vineyard restaurants to enjoy, with a range of cellar doors dotted among the vineyards. Likewise, the hiking trails and scenic lookouts of Wollombi should not be missed, and the historic shopfronts at the river port town of Morpeth are a tempting stopover.

So whether you are a local of or visitor to the Hunter Valley and looking for: dog boarding kennels, pet rescue, veterinary clinics, pet groomer, photographers, pet sitters, dog walkers or pet friendly accommodation...

plumbers, electricians, bathroom or kitchen renovators, cleaning services, a handyman, garden maintenance and lawn services, fencing contractors, plastering, security or removals and storage solutions...

hotels, bed and breakfast, guest house, apartments and motels for short stays and overnight visits...

personal trainers, gyms, cross-fit boxes and boot camp, massage therapy, yoga, pilates, counselors, hair removal, hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, or physiotherapists and chiropractors...

livestock transport, agistment, veterinarians, stock and station agents, stock feed, pasture improvement, contractors... has Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter Valley's biggest collection of local businesses.

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