How to get there
Car Take the Pacific Highway (A1) to Hornsby and transfer on to the Pacific Motorway (M1). For the scenic route, exit the M1 after 40km at the Calga Interchange at Peats Ridge and follow Tourist Route T33. For the faster route, exit the M1 after 100km at Freemans Drive (B82) and follow the signs to the Hunter Valley.
Bus There are several choices for day tours run from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. Visit www.winecountry.com.au for more information.
Train Daily train services depart from Central Station to Hunter towns of Maitland, Newcastle and Singleton. Buses run from here to Cessnock or you can hire a car.
Plane There are also daily flights from Sydney to Newcastle where once again you can transfer to a bus for the remained of the journey or hire a car.
Where to stay
There are many different accommodation options available at the Hunter Valley for the upcoming Wine and Food Month, suitable for all families, couples and budgets.
Perhaps you’d enjoy a private oasis, like the freestanding cottages offered by RidgeView (pictured at top) ? Or are you more interested in roughing it in a tent at the Big4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park? Perhaps you want to bring your favourite four-legged friend? Then don’t look past Blackthorn Hill Retreat, a specialist in dog-friendly amenities.
Whatever your needs may be, there is accommodation in the Hunter Valley perfectly suited to you this coming Wine and Food Month. Make sure to hurry though, as most locations book up fast!