Upper Hunter

2 SYDNEY NEWCASTLE PORT MACQUARIE TAMWORTH MUSWELLBROOK UPPER HUNTER BATHURST NARRABRI SYDNEY NEWCASTLE CANBERRA UPPER HUNTER COFFS HARBOUR Only a short 90-minute drive from Newcastle and three hours from Sydney, the Upper Hunter Valley offers visitors a true country experience. If you’re after a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life without venturing far, the Upper Hunter is the ideal destination. Most of the Upper Hunter’s generous 18,000 square kilometres is devoted to national parks and nature reserves, as well as grazing, cropping, dairy farming and horse studs. The region is rich in wildlife, with an abundance of birds and native animals. We also have an enticing selection of award-winning food producers, boutique wineries, cafés and restaurants. There is annual calendar of festivals and events to experience and enjoy. The region is famous as the Horse Capital of Australia and is home to many world-renowned horse studs and the headquarters of the Australian Stock Horse Society. The Upper Hunter is also the gateway to the rugged wilderness of the world heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park where you can lose the worries of the outside world and embrace its rivers, forests and mountainous countryside. Nearby, Lake Glenbawn offers fishing, water sports, and boating, with some gorgeous picnic spots to relax and sample our region’s food and wine. The wide variety and diversity of our National Parks provides a host of choices – from easily accessed picnic grounds to more remote wilderness areas. So whether you are walking, riding, or four-wheel driving, there’s a place for you. The Upper Hunter also has a wide variety of accommodation - from luxury B&Bs to award-winning motels, caravan parks, cabins, farm stays and apartments. So, whether you are looking for a short break or a longer stay, the region offers an exciting variety of activities. Come and explore all the Upper Hunter has to offer!