Summer in the Hunter Valley

Escape to the Hunter region of New South Wales this summer and taste fine wines at cellar doors and vineyard restaurants. Find heritage sites, events and ancient rainforest walks. Discover our guide to summer in the Hunter Valley and read on for our top tips. Stay with us at Hunter Gateway Motel and save up to 20%* off accommodation!

Hunter Valley Gardens 

Iconic to Hunter Valley, the Hunter Valley Gardens are iconic to the region. There are eight kilometres of walking paths winding through 14 hectares of gardens consisting of over 6000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground cover plants, plus waterfalls statues, murals and much more!

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Wine tasting

At the Hunter Valley’s cellar doors you can taste a wide variety of wines, or join a tasting masterclass to sample rare vintages. With 150 wineries in the region dotted around the rolling green hills, there is definitely something for everyone!

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Kurri Kurri Town of Murals

Kurri Kurri has over 60 outdoor public artworks on display! Discover the murals and view a pictorial journey showcasing the history and heritage of the Hunter region through the guided Mural Tours. You can travel to Kurri Kurri via public transport or cars to see the magnificent murals and undertake a tour by one of the local tour guides.

Go hot air ballooning

Set your alarm click early for a sunrise hot air balloon ride with Balloon Aloft. On this one-hour flight you’ll ascent above the Hunter Valley vineyards to heights of more than 600 metres. Afterwards, a decadent champagne breakfast is served on the deck of Restaurant Cuvee at Peterson House Winery. Sign us up!

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Where to stay? Stay with us at the Hunter Gateway Motel, the ideal base for anyone who wants easy access to the wineries, vineyards and historic attractions. Book your stay today and save up to 20%* off accommodation PLUS go in the draw to win* a $2500 luxury vine, city or sea experience!