Itineraries & Trails
Around Hermitage Wine & Food Trail, Pokolbin
Just one hour from the freeway is the Hunter Valley’s Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail. Twenty owner operators of boutique wineries at the northern end of Pokolbin have banded together to create the Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail giving travellers easy access and information to the many great sights and tastes of their region. The quiet country roads of this great Australian countryside deliver some excellent wines, great food and wonderful characters. Galleries, gardens, a bakery, horse riding and bicycle hire are available. Come meet the vineyard owners and the winemakers who love to sit back and chat about their wines and stock up. Start your tour at the northern end of Hermitage Road with the backdrop of the Brokenback Ranges. You’ll find, award winning wines, dining options from cafes to fine dining with art gallery, sculpture garden, antiques and great accommodation along the way. We have pet friendly and accessible accommodation available.
|Address:||Around Hermitage, Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, NSW,|
Hunter Valley Gardens
A must do whilst you’re in the Hunter is a visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens. The gardens are open 7 days 9 till 5 and the cost for adults is $27. See the website for more details. Hunter Valley Gardens is wheelchair friendly and allows access to all areas. Free loan of wheelchairs are available at Garden Entry, bookings preferable.
The gardens are simply stunning and there is plenty to see and do whilst here outside the gardens too. There are fine places to eat and boutique shops to pick up some local goodies so give yourself several hours or a half day here at least.
|Phone:||(02) 4998 4000|
|Address:||Broke Road, Pokolbin, NSW,|
Hunter Valley Resort & Matilda Bay Brewhouse
Hunter Valley Resort is not one of those big resorts… more a family owned 35 room, 4 star hotel with great food, with parking and facilities for 4 motorhomes. All just 90 minutes from Sydney with our wine theatre, massage centre, segway and horseriding tours, winery and wine school and the Matilda Bay Brewhouse. Everything is nestled in our own 40-year-old vineyard with a tour of the facilities a must. Adjacent is the Binnorie Cheese Dairy, and close by are the Hunter Gardens, hot air ballooning, also over 120 wineries.
|Phone:||(02) 4998 7777|
|Address:||Hunter Valley Resort, Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, NSW, 2422, Australia|
Pepper Tree Wines
Pepper Tree Wines ideally nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country offers a relaxed wine experience set amongst landscaped gardens. Handcrafting wines since 1991, producing wines of purity, elegance and distinction we continue to receive high accolades and 5 star ratings for our premium wines. We invite you to visit, enjoy a tasting with our friendly and informative Cellar Door team and share their passion for wine. Pepper Tree Wines provides a great atmosphere for discovery.
|Phone:||(02) 4998 7539|
|Address:||Pepper Tree Wines, 86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320, Australia|
Stay in the Hunter – Bimbadgen – A Day on the Green
Stay in the Hunter for a night or two and attend these fantastic events.
A lush amphitheatre surrounded by vines allows Bimbadgen to entertain up to 8,000 people for several music concerts each year. The hugely successful ‘A Day on the Green’ concert series is a feature of the Estate. Since ‘A Day on the Green’ commenced in November 2002, Bimbadgen has been host to a range of national and internationally acclaimed artists, including John Mellancamp, Alicia Keys, Leonard Cohen, The John Butler Trio, John Fogarty, INXS, Joe Cocker, Simply Red and Jimmy Barnes just to name a few. Not to be missed so check the website for dates of all artists with Jimmy Barns, The Angles and Roxette coming soon. There is a variety of accommodation in the Hunter Valley so check this trail and website for more information.
|Phone:||(02) 4998 4600|
|Address:||Bimbadgen, 790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320, Australia|
The Australian Woodwork Gallery
Situated just minutes from the vineyards, the Australian Woodwork Hunter Valley Gallery has been purpose built to showcase the beauty and diversity of Australian timber and to display the creativity and skill of our craftsmen. The gallery features the work of Australia’s leading designer/makers and the range includes furniture, homewares, kitchenware, personal accessories, musical instruments, unique gifts and fine-art woodcraft. The furniture and other products carried are all 100% Australian made and only use timber from sustainable resources.
|Phone:||(02) 4990 4994|
|Address:||Australian Woodwork Hunter Valley Gallery, 10 Fleming Street, Nulkaba, NSW, 2325, Australia|
The Hunter Valley Vineyards
A visit to Australia’s oldest and most well-known wine region is a truly special experience. With over 150 vineyards dotted across the region, head to the region to experience some of the country’s best drops at world class wineries with fresh local produce to overwhelm your senses as you travel through this wonderland. Savour a mix of heritage and contemporary, selective and discerning wine styles.
|Address:||Hunter Valley Vineyards, Broke Road, Pokolbin, NSW,|