Hunter Valley Attractions
Arts & Crafts
The Hunter Valley not only offers excellent wines, but you can also discover contemporary and traditional art and craft. There are many galleries full of antiques, art and crafted pieces, some of the galleries located at the wineries or you can discover them along the way.
Bluetongue Brewery at Hunter Resort
Bluetongue Brewery at Hunter Resort opened in January 2004 and makes four boutique beers. All that separates you from the brewery is a glass wall behind the contemporary bar where guests enjoy the relaxed atmosphere including a pool table. There is a full flavoured Premium Lager, a Hunter Bitter, the Summer Wheat, and a truly unique alcoholic Ginger Beer. All Beers are available on tap at the brewery, with bottled product from the Cellar Door. Why not stay at the resort and experience it first hand?
Hot Air Ballooning
The perfect way to experience the beauty of the Hunter Valley, at sunrise fly over the vineyards and finish the morning with breakfast. See our tours page for more details.
Visitors to the Hunter Valley, not only visit for the excellent wines, but have the choice of championship golf courses
- 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
The Hunter Valley Cheese Factory invite you to taste their range of fine handmade and preservative free cheeses. Cheeses are available for tasting and purchase, as are fresh quality breads and preserves. All you need for a picnic in the Hunter Valley. Phone 02-4998 7744. McGuigans complex McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. Open 7 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Hunter Valley Cooking School at Hunter Resort
Karina Barry conducts the "Hands On" Cooking Schools, where she teaches in her own wonderful kitchen. The day starts with a visit to the Cheese Factory then it's down to business. With a minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 people, it is a great experience including a fabulous lunch, cooked by their own hands. They then spend an afternoon with Brian (Karina's husband) learning all about wine.
Hunter Valley Wine School at Hunter Resort
The two-hour certificate course starts at 9am with a walk through the vineyard to learn how and why a grapevine grows. Then it's off to the crusher, and into the Winery. They see the huge vats, the Potter Tanks, the filtration equipment, and the largest Rotovat in the Hunter. From there, the tour then moves through into the Cask Hall, and on into the Wine Tasting Cellars. We then take guests through a structured tasting of wines. What are the grape varieties? How are they different? What does one look for, the bouquet, taste, and colour? The objective - we want all our guests to walk away with a newfound knowledge of winemaking. And tasting!! And at only $30.00 per person, it should not be missed.