The Hunter Valley has a reputation for its unique handmade gifts and crafts, home grown foods and produce, and of course wine. Visit almost any small town in the area and take a stroll. As you pass a small town’s 18th century courthouse with detailed clock tower or an historic hotel with intricate lattice work features, you’ll no doubt find nearby a collection of interesting shops in which to browse. Here, antique stores and small gift shops provide a unique shopping experience not usually found in larger cities.
The arts are also well represented in the Hunter Valley Region and stylish galleries and art studios provide a wide range of beautiful pieces for a souvenir, striking gift or decorative flourish for the home. Of course wine is one of the most popular items on any shopping list when visiting the Hunter Valley. Stop at one of the over 150 wineries or cellar doors and you’ll be inundated with tasty wines, wine products and specialised gifts to choose from.