HIGHLIGHTS

With some of the nation’s best wineries, restaurants, event spaces, and stunning World Heritage wilderness, the Hunter region is the perfect backdrop for your next business event or conference. Just 2 hours’ drive north of Sydney, take advantage of the superb food and wine festivals, agricultural shows, horseracing, and live performances among the vineyards. Accommodation can book out quickly so be sure to plan your event well in advance. Almost any budget can be catered to, from luxury retreats and golf and spa resorts to family owned B&Bs and boutique hotels.

MUST DO

  • Explore World Heritage rainforest
  • Join a Hunter Valley wine tour
  • Taste local cheeses at Hunter Belle
  • Enjoy the Hunter Valley Wine & Food festival
  • River cruise to historic Morpeth
  • Ngurra Bu's Aboriginal rock art tour

POPULATION

~620,000

CLIMATE

Mild temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters.

Lower Hunter

  • Summer average 22–24°C
  • Winter average 12–14°C

Barrington Tops

  • Summer average 16–22°C
  • Winter average 4–8°C

INDUSTRY

  • Wine
  • Tourism
  • Horse breeding
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Mining
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Barrington Tops

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Enjoy the spectacular World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park, a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Discover ancient forests and amazing wildlife or guided walking tours during your event, or enjoy thrilling whitewater kayaking.

Hunter Valley

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Enjoy exceptional wine and gourmet food in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and two hours’ drive from Sydney. A perfect destination, discover acclaimed wineries, vineyards and cellar doors as well as superb restaurants and wonderful adventures.

Upper Hunter

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From elegant wines and fresh produce to thoroughbred race horses and spectacular wilderness, the Upper Hunter is only a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Delicious wines, wonderful markets, and beautiful scenic drives make this a memorable destination.

What's on in Hunter

14 Sep

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Wollombi Valley Sculpture Biennale

Saturday 14 September 2024, Wollombi

28 Jul

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The Sunday Muster Artisan Markets

Sunday 28 July 2024, Morpeth

03 Oct

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Sculpture on the Farm Dungog

Friday 03 October 2025, Dungog

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Rove Numby
REIDS FLAT, Country NSW Central

Room layout capacity: 8-20

Number of beds: 1-10
Number of accommodation rooms: 4
Nearest airport: 170KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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Crystal Creek Meadows
KANGAROO VALLEY, Country NSW Central

Room layout capacity: 8-12

Number of beds: 1-10
Number of accommodation rooms: 4
Nearest airport: 326KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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Imperial Maitland
Imperial Maitland
Maitland, Hunter

Room layout capacity: 20-100

Number of beds: 26-50
Number of accommodation rooms: 15
Nearest airport: 37KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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The Bradford Hotel
The Bradford Hotel
Rutherford, Hunter

Room layout capacity: 50-150

Number of beds: 1-10
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Nearest airport: 41KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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Maitland Regional Athletic Centre

Room layout capacity: 40-100

Number of beds: 1-10
Number of accommodation rooms:
Nearest airport: 35KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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Club Maitland City
Rutherford, Hunter

Room layout capacity: 12-160

Number of beds: 51-100
Number of accommodation rooms: 33
Nearest airport: 39KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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Maitland Town Hall
Maitland Town Hall
Maitland, Hunter

Room layout capacity: 8-320

Number of beds: 1-10
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Nearest airport: 35KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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Barefoot Conference
Coffs Harbour, North Coast

Room layout capacity: 10-10

Number of beds: 1-10
Number of accommodation rooms: 10
Nearest airport: 10KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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The JOYce Residence
Moss Vale, Country NSW South

Room layout capacity: 2-10

Number of beds: 1-10
Number of accommodation rooms: 3
Nearest airport: Venue capacity: 1-10

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Training room seating up to 12 guests
Blackwattle Farm and Yarn
Murrumbateman, Country NSW South

Room layout capacity: 12-20

Number of beds: 1-10
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Nearest airport: 42KM Venue capacity: 1-10

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