New South Wales Touring Ideas: The Hunter Valley
The diversity of landscapes, towns and cities in New South Wales provide an endless amount of trip options you can take when you visit this amazing state.
From the bright lights of Sydney to the wide open spaces of the outback to the towering, rugged Blue Mountains, you really are spoiled for choice. The hardest part of your holiday is going to be deciding where to go.
One destination in New South Wales that will blow you away with its combination of stunning mountain views, lush valleys and serene rivers is the entire Hunter region, comprising of the Barrington Tops which tower over the Hunter Valley. The Barrington Tops consists of a high plateau and its foothills, a beautiful world heritage listed area just ninety minutes drive north of Sydney. The plateau is shrouded in thick rainforest that is home to hundreds of bird and animal species that flourish here in their natural habitat. Wide rivers that cascade down the high plateau sides in fierce waterfalls provide a beautiful spectacle and are also the basis for many water based activities such as white water rafting.
There are many camping grounds here where you can bunk up and base yourself for further exploration of the region. Horse riding is a favourite pastime, and there are trails and horses to suit all levels of rider.The kids will love this adventure, as they will love hiring a canoe and slowly paddling up the Barrington River, or taking an informed bushwalk through the rainforest.
There really is something for everyone here, and when you have satisified all your Barrington Tops desires then its time to move downhill to the Hunter Valley, which is the oldest wine producing region in Australia.
Wine is the primary attraction in the Hunter Valley, and it is the most visited wine region in the country. Hop in your campervan hire and tour around the 80 wineries here, and find the perfect drop for your palate. Take a stroll through the lush vineyards and learn more about the wine making process and the industry in Australia.
But this is not all the Hunter Valley is famous for, so if you get tired of learning about and sampling wines then don't despair! The countryside is truly magnificent, and the quaint towns dotted through it are friendly and full of cheer. The warm and welcoming country folk will make your stay here a memorable one, and you probably won't want to leave! For something completely different, go for an early morning balloon ride over the valley. The panoramic views under the soft light of dawn are absolutely breathtaking.
So if the Hunter region tickles your fancy, then use our Quote Box above to check the availability of campervans over your desired dates. If you have any queries then check our FAQ's page, and if tyou can't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us directly.