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May 24 Maps, Maps & More Maps!

Maps, Maps & More Maps!

At the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre we want our visitors to have the best Hunter Valley experience possible. Browse our range of user-friendly printable maps for the Hunter Valley region and beyond.

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May 23 Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Over the past year, students from Cessnock East Public School have been working hard alongside local community partners to develop a special guide for the Hunter Valley.

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May 13 Local Artist Uncovered: Marc Brabander

Local Artist Uncovered: Marc Brabander

Local artist Marc Brabander made a commitment to create one drawing every day for an entire year. The result is in an exhibition at the Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, which will open at 5pm on May 17 and run through to July 2nd.

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Apr 21 Beer, Glorious Beer!

Beer, Glorious Beer!

Producing an array of stellar wines isn't enough for Peter Drayton Wines - they've now branched out with their own unique, delectable range of handcrafted beers and ciders !

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Jan 24 Dreaming Of The Perfect Hunter Valley Wedding?

Dreaming Of The Perfect Hunter Valley Wedding?

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is encouraging brides to be and their helpful future husbands to visit the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre Wedding Display throughout February and March.

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Jan 14 Mouth-Watering Food At Glorious Surrounds

Mouth-Watering Food At Glorious Surrounds

Zaih’s overlooks the beautiful garden @ Emma’s Cottage Vineyard in Lovedale. Their concept is simple. The best quality seasonal produce to create food that is memorable, delicious, and presented with care.

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Nov 14 High Tea Heaven At Sabor

High Tea Heaven At Sabor

With an Egyptian Lead Crystal Chandelier hanging above your head and crisp white table linen to the antique Royal Albert Teapots and tea sets that are almost 100 years old, you'll be transported to High Tea Heaven at the new Sabor Tea Room, Lovedale.

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Nov 12  Conferencing Goes Boutique at Cam-Way

Conferencing Goes Boutique at Cam-Way

Enjoy your next conference in the Hunter Valley at one of the best locations in Pokolbin. At the tranquil parkland of Cam-way Estate, guests can avail of the best mid week affordable, self catering conferencing for up to 20 guests.

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Oct 24 Let's Get Physical!

Let's Get Physical!

Do you want to get fit and feel better within yourself? Maybe you want to shed some winter weight? Whatever the reason, Troy of Fitness Mate Australia can help you achieve your goals.

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Oct 15 Yum Cha At The Vintage!

Yum Cha At The Vintage!

Dining out in the Hunter Valley is about to get steamy! Roll up your sleeves and get ready for an exciting new cuisine has arrived at The Vintage Cafe - Yum Cha!

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Oct 11 Hope Is Shakin' All Over The Hunter Valley

Hope Is Shakin' All Over The Hunter Valley

Concert season is upon us as Hope Estate brings a line-up of world class acts to the Hunter Valley.

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Sep 26 Conserve Water, Drink Moorebank Wines

Conserve Water, Drink Moorebank Wines

Thirty years young this year, this boutique family owned and operated vineyard estate will have you returning to the Hunter Valley year after year.

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Sep 11 Hunter Valley Summer Theatre

Hunter Valley Summer Theatre

Take your seats and get ready for 9 weeks of diverse shows at Kevin Sobels Wines as the inaugural Hunter Valley Summer Theatre roles in to town!

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Aug 16 Mount Pleasant - James Halliday Winner

Mount Pleasant - James Halliday Winner

Australia’s doyen of wine, James Halliday AM, has awarded the Hunter Valley’s Mount Pleasant, 2017 Winery of the Year.

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Aug 2 Opera In The Vineyards Returns!

Opera In The Vineyards Returns!

The wait is over!! After a two year hiatus, 2016 heralds the return of this much loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera!

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Jul 16 A Day On The Green

A Day On The Green

The first A Day on the Green concert debuted on 26th January 2001 and since then has rocked at 18 wineries and outdoor venues in all states of Australia.

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Jun 19 Sydney To Hunter Valley Transfers

Sydney To Hunter Valley Transfers

The amazing Zepher Tours have now made getting to and from Sydney even easier and more affordable that ever before!

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May 29 Snow Time In The Gardens

Snow Time In The Gardens

Snow Time in the Gardens is back and bigger than ever before ! Enjoy 3 weeks of winter wonderland fun at the Hunter Valley Gardens these school holidays.

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May 23 Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2016

Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2016

Now in it's 12th year, the Gold List awards recognise the ultimate in luxury travel in Australia and around the world. The Hunter Valley fared well in several categories amongst some stiff competition.

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May 9 Port to Port MTB

Port to Port MTB

The count is on Port to Port MTB 2016 - a major mountain biking event with one day spent in the Hunter Valley.

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Apr 19 A STOMPING Success!

A STOMPING Success!

Thousands of people packed Vincent Street on Sunday 17th April to check out the fun and excitement of the first ever Cessnock STOMP Festival.

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Feb 10 Your chance to STOMP in Cessnock!!

Your chance to STOMP in Cessnock!!

Cessnock STOMP Festival - Sunday 17th April

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Jan 10 Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air

The love of your life has proposed. You have said “yes”. So what could be more perfect than having your special day here in the stunning Hunter Valley?

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Dec 8 We Want Unique

We Want Unique

With stock ranging from artisan products , souvenirs and gourmet produce, we here at the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre are very proud of our thriving gift shop.

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Dec 8 Best Wine Region In Australia

Best Wine Region In Australia

Reaffirming its position as Australia's best wine region, the Hunter Valley has won the People's Choice Award of Australian Traveller Magazine for the second year in a row.

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Nov 11 California Crooner Comes To Town

California Crooner Comes To Town

X Factor judge and all-round superstar, Chris Isaak, will be hitting the Hunter Valley April 9th at Bimbadgen Winery.

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Oct 15 Indie Rock Menage A Trois Comes To Hunter Valley

Indie Rock Menage A Trois Comes To Hunter Valley

Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys and Violent Femmes have been announced as part of an alt-rock triple-threat bill for the latest installment of A Day On The Green at Bimbadgen Winery on March 5th.

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Sep 27 Bryan Adams Get Up

Bryan Adams Get Up

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will return to Australia in March for his GET UP tour at Bimbadgen Winery.

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Sep 21 Unique Experiences Display

Unique Experiences Display

The Hunter Valley Visitor Centre is proudly hosting its first Unique Experiences Display from now until 25th October.

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Sep 7 The Return Of Simply Red

The Return Of Simply Red

Following a sold-out European arena tour, The Big Love Tour lands in Australia this February 2016, playing theatres (Live Nation) and four a day on the green events including Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley on Saturday February 20.

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Aug 24 Lets Take The Scenic Route

Lets Take The Scenic Route

Tourist Drive 33 is the scenic gateway to the spectacular Hunter Valley stretching from the Peats Ridge exit on the M1 to Branxton in the heart of Wine Country along the historic Great North Road.

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Jul 16 Cessnock City Welcomes Recreational Vehicles

Cessnock City Welcomes Recreational Vehicles

Drivers of recreational vehicles can ‘rest easy’ with Cessnock City Council staff aiming to make the region more enticing to these travellers.

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Jul 12 All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Hop on board the iHop bus, Hunter Valleys only hop-on hop-off bus service and experience the best in local produce, cellar doors, breweries, distillery, shopping, restaurants and local attractions.

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Jun 23 Love The Lane

Love The Lane

Palmers Lane is one of the best kept secrets of the Hunter Valley. You can wander, cycle or drive between 6 boutique cellar doors and explore all the lane has to offer on their Wine Eco-Trail.

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Jun 2 We Want To Ride Our Bicycles!

We Want To Ride Our Bicycles!

Congratulations to Grapemobile Bicycle Hire & Tours on being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of consistent great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers’.

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May 27 COLD Chisel One Night Stand Tour

COLD Chisel One Night Stand Tour

Legendary COLD Chisel will take Hope Estate by storm on December 12th as part of their One Night Stand Australia Tour.

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May 3 Elton John Plays Hope Estate December 5th

Elton John Plays Hope Estate December 5th

On this, his 15TH tour of Australia, Elton John & His Band will perform in the iconic Hunter Valley for a performance under the stars at Hope Estate on Saturday 5 December .

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May 1 Hunter Valley Wine Country open for business

Hunter Valley Wine Country open for business

Hunter Valley Wine Country business owners want visitors to know the storm has passed and the open signs are back up in Cessnock and Singleton local government areas.

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Apr 27 Business As Usual

Business As Usual

Despite recent storms sweeping across the region, we are a resilient bunch and have remained open.

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Apr 27 Somewhere Unique Awarded Greenleaders Status

Somewhere Unique Awarded Greenleaders Status

Somewhere Unique in the NSW Hunter Valley proudly announced it has been accepted as a Platinum level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting accommodation prop

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Mar 30 Top 10 Australian Holiday Destination!

Top 10 Australian Holiday Destination!

Cessnock has taken out tenth place in TripAdvisor’s top Australian holiday destinations for 2015. The list was compiled from travellers’ ratings and reviews on the TripAdvisor site, rather than total visitor numbers.

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Mar 21 Fleetwood Mac Are Back !

Fleetwood Mac Are Back !

Fleetwood Mac are touring Australia with Christine McVie back in the band and will be in concert at Hope Estate on November 14th and 15th 2015.

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Mar 9 A Walk On The Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side

Located centrally amongst the Hunter Valley Wine region lays the Hunter Valley Zoo and its band of irresistible inmates.

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Feb 3 Anyone For Dessert?

Anyone For Dessert?

For over 3 years now Sabor In The Hunter has been seducing visitors with its mouth watering range of desserts at their charming Lovedale premises. Visitors have loved it so much its now had to open at a second location!

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Jan 27 Cessnock - A Travellers Delight

Cessnock - A Travellers Delight

Fine wine, wonderful restaurants, world class golf, picture perfect scenery and an ever changing line up of show stopping concerts puts Cessnock 6th place in a recent TripAdvisor poll of top 10 places to visit in Australia.

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Jan 5 International Playing Field

International Playing Field

Located at the gateway to Australia's oldest wine region, Cessnock Sportsground has been officially accredited as a world class playing field.

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Dec 17 Cessnock City Charity Match Japan v Auckland City

Cessnock City Charity Match Japan v Auckland City

This is a one off amazing opportunity for our community to see an international football game of this calibre in our LGA.

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Dec 12 Family Friendly Exhibition On Show

Family Friendly Exhibition On Show

Not only does the Hunter Valley offer a vast range of top wineries and restaurants, it also hosts a wonderful assortment of family friendly activities too!

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Dec 8 Hunter Valley Voted Best Wine Region In Australia

Hunter Valley Voted Best Wine Region In Australia

Hurray for the Hunter Valley as it wins Best Wine Region in Australia as voted for by the readers of Australian Traveller!

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Dec 4 Hunter Valley Prize Winner

Hunter Valley Prize Winner

The Hunter Valley Visitor Centre is excited to announce a winner to the inaugural “Experience all of the Hunter Valley” Competition.

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Dec 1 Hunter Roo .. Where Are You?

Hunter Roo .. Where Are You?

“Hunter Roo…where are you?” is an initiative launched by the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre to help promote the Hunter Valley’s diverse range of attractions.

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Nov 30 NEIL DIAMOND

NEIL DIAMOND

Join the 'Cherry Cherry' singer next November for a memorable concert at Tempus Two.

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Nov 11 The Boomerang that Came Back - Asian Cup

The Boomerang that Came Back - Asian Cup

Cessnock City Council and local residents are thrilled at the Japan Football Association’s announcement that they have chosen Cessnock as their base for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

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Oct 30 Wine Country Art at Visitor Centre

Wine Country Art at Visitor Centre

The Winecountry Art Trail Group Exhibition is currently on display at the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre until 9 November 2014.

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Oct 19 Billy Connolly comes to the Hunter!

Billy Connolly comes to the Hunter!

Join the Big Yin for a night of laughs and frivolity. Billy Connolly has been wowing Australian audiences with his live stand-up shows since 1978. With every visit, his fan base grows larger and larger with new generations of fans and sold out shows

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Oct 13 John Farnham & Olivia Newton John

John Farnham & Olivia Newton John

Join John Farnham and Olivia Newton John on their Two Strong Hearts Tour at Tempus Two Winery on 18th April 2015.

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Oct 13 Spring Break

Spring Break

In Spring, the winter dormancy of the vines ends with an exciting array of new growth. Green spurts of energy spell the start of the new season, and the emergence of the next year’s crop.

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Sep 4 ROD STEWART

ROD STEWART

MUSIC legend Rod Stewart will bring his hits to the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate as part of an Australian tour next year.

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Aug 1 Win an amazing Hunter Valley Prize Package!

Win an amazing Hunter Valley Prize Package!

The Hunter Valley Visitor Centre is excited to launch a new competition! Enter for the chance to win a Hunter Valley Prize Package worth $2500!

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Jun 30 STING & PAUL SIMON - ON STAGE TOGETHER

STING & PAUL SIMON - ON STAGE TOGETHER

Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together Tour to Hope Estate for a Valentines Day Show in 2015.

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Jun 13 Hunter Distillery Goes Troppo

Hunter Distillery Goes Troppo

The Hunter Distillery team are proud to announce the release of our Mango liqueur!

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Jun 5 Winter Slumber

Winter Slumber

Its Winter in the Hunter Valley and the grapevines have gone dormant for a long Winter's rest.

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Jun 5 Heritage Award for our historic 'Marthaville'

Heritage Award for our historic 'Marthaville'

Exciting news for our local art and craft centre.

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May 29 A Unique way to celebrate World Environment Day

A Unique way to celebrate World Environment Day

Local Wollombi business, Somewhere Unique is donating $10 to environmental charity Greenfleet for every reservation made during June 2014.

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May 22 Eagles to play Hunter Valley

Eagles to play Hunter Valley

The Eagles have announced their 2015 Australian Tour, coming to Hope Estate on March 7 2015.

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May 16 Cessnock Laneways energised with local Art

Cessnock Laneways energised with local Art

The first Cessnock Lane Way Project was opened by Mayor Bob Pynsent on 13 May 2014.

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Apr 15 Rolling Stones Announced for Hunter Valley

Rolling Stones Announced for Hunter Valley

The Rolling Stones have an added show scheduled at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley for their ’14 On Fire Tour.

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Apr 10 Cessnock named Top Travel Spot by TripAdvisor

Cessnock named Top Travel Spot by TripAdvisor

Cessnock was voted as the 12th best tourist destination in the South Pacific region, the latest TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards have revealed.

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Mar 19 What's on in March?

What's on in March?

A wide range of activities are planned for March 2014 in the Hunter Valley

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Mar 19 What's on in April?

What's on in April?

A range of exciting events are happening in the Hunter Valley in April!

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Mar 1 Autumn Leaves in the Vineyard

Autumn Leaves in the Vineyard

Following a busy harvest, the Vineyard is spectacular in Autumn, leading into winter.

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Feb 12 What's On in February?

What's On in February?

Come and enjoy the Hunter Valley's vast array of experiences on offer during the upcoming months. February:

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Feb 12 Summer Time Is Vintage!

Summer Time Is Vintage!

VINTAGE is the lively time of year when the grapes are harvested, usually between Summer and Autumn. Vintage is the sum of a year’s hard work, with all invested in good weather, exciting quality fruit and a bit of luck. Award winning wines begin with

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