Located just above the New South Wales Central Coast region, The Hunter Valley stretches west from the coastal gateway city of Newcastle. The Newcastle Airport (NTL) is a convenient way to reach the Hunter Valley by air. The airport is served by Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Jetstar and Regional Express with direct services from several east coast cities, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Ballina/Byron Bay.
With Newcastle’s proximity to Sydney, frequent train service departs the capital city’s Central Station, making the 2.5 hour journey to Newcastle via stops along the Central Coast. Other public transport options include bus services provided by McCafferty’s.
Driving the Hunter Valley has always been a popular road trip destination and with the gorgeous landscape as your entertainment, getting there is half the fun. The A1 Motorway provides direct links to roads and highways leading west towards Maitland, Lovedale, Singleton and the entire Hunter Valley.
Arriving in Newcastle by plane, bus or train, there are car rental companies who provide a wide range of cars for hire. What better way to tour the Hunter Valley than in a luxury car or full size SUV. For those who care to leave the driving to someone else, you can choose from one of the many coach or private tours on hand for a fun filled day trip through the serene wine region.